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Patriots coach: 'We followed the rules'

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As controversy continues over underinflated footballs used in Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick insisted Saturday that the Patriots organization had done nothing wrong.

The coach of the Super Bowl-...

NFL looking into why footballs were deflated

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Deflategate is not just a bunch of hot air, the NFL said Friday.

The league said the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots used footballs that didn't meet league specifications in the first half of the AFC championship game last Sunday.

"While the evid...

NFLPA files grievance over conduct policy

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The NFLPA filed a grievance against the NFL over the new personal conduct policy.

Cowboys expected to restructure Romo's deal again

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The Dallas Cowboys are expected to restructure quarterback Tony Romo's contract this offseason in an effort to create more salary cap space, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Independent staff to handle Super Bowl footballs

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The NFL will continue its practice of using equipment managers and ball attendants independent of the participating teams for the Super Bowl.

Tom Brady weighs in on 'Deflategate'

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick on Thursday said they didn't deflate footballs at Sunday's AFC Championship Game, a controversy that's cast a shadow over their team as it prepares for the Super Bowl.

"I didn't ...

NBC launches Tumblr for Super Bowl ads

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Are you more a fan of the Super Bowl's ads than the game itself? If so, NBC has a site for you.

Report: Manning wants to return

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning wants to return for the 2015 season but can't make a final decision until he takes his annual physical, the Denver Post reported Wednesday.

NFL sportsmanship award named for Rooney

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The NFL's sportsmanship award will be named after late Pittsburgh Steelers founding owner and Hall of Famer Art Rooney.

Luck goes No. 1 in Pro Bowl draft

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Week 10

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For the second year in a row, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was the first pick in the Pro Bowl draft.

Chris Pratt, Chris Evans wage epic Super Bowl bet


It's all fun and games in the world of comic book movies -- until pro football gets involved.

Bucs QB paid to have Super Bowl balls altered

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brad Johnson said he paid $7,500 to guarantee the 100 game balls provided by the NFL were personalized to his liking before Super Bowl XXXVII.

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