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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft shakes hands with head coach Bill Belichick before an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots in Denver, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.

Patriots owner makes strong defense of team

Robert Kraft said he expected an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules.

This Monday, July 14, 2014 photo shows the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy in Irving, Texas. A rising gold football-shaped trophy will be the prize for the national champion in the new College Football Playoff.

Playoff not interested in moving semis off New Year’s Eve

The College Football Playoff says there is no interest in ESPN's suggestion to move next season's semifinals from New Year's Eve to Saturday, Jan. 2.

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Snow forces NBA to postpone Knicks, Nets games

The NBA has postponed home games for both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets because of a snowstorm expected to batter the area.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant shoots during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Jan. 26.

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WATCH: Leaked Super Bowl commercials

A 30-second commercial on Super Sunday will cost $4.5 million, but will it be money well spent?

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Tavares scores 4 as Team Toews wins NHL All-Star game.

John Tavares tied an NHL All-Star Game record in a 17-12 triumph over Team Foligno on Sunday.

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PHOTOS: 2015 NFL Pro Bowl

Football's biggest stars took the field for the annual Pro Bowl matchup on Sunday.

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Ryan gamble pays off as Team Irvin wins Pro Bowl

Matt Ryan threw the winning score on a fourth down to give Team Irvin a dramatic 32-28 victory over Team Carter.

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Hall of Famer Ernie ‘Mr. Cub’ Banks dead at 83

The pioneering and famously affable slugger was hailed by the team for which he played 19 seasons as "the greatest Cub in franchise history."

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘SNL’ takes on Tom Brady and DeflateGate

The New England Patriots QB reminds people that he is not a "science computer" and had nothing to do with deflating footballs.

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Watt gets 2 turnovers, dances in friendly Pro Bowl

J.J. Watt intercepted a pass, recovered a fumble and danced for the crowd

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon talks with reporters after a voluntary minicamp workout at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

AP Source: Browns WR Josh Gordon fails another drug test

A person familiar with the situation says troubled Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test.

The rink at Nationwide Arena is prepared for the NHL All-Star hockey weekend in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

Tavares scores 4, Team Toews outscores Team Foligno, 17-12

John Tavares of the New York Islanders matched a record with four goals, and Team Toews beat Team Foligno 17-12 on Sunday night in the highest-scoring NHL All-Star game.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Duke won 66-48.

Coach K gets 1,000th win as No. 5 Duke tops St. John’s

Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone.

Official game balls for the NFL football Super Bowl XLIX wait for final inspection at the Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in Ada, Ohio, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. The New England Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Arizona.

Super Bowl XLIX: Carroll, Belichick excelled after failing the first time

The two men vying to put their fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy are testament to the axiom that men who flop in their first NFL head coaching job can subsequently flourish.

Maria Sharapova of Russia chases down on a shot to Petra Martic of Croatia during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

Maria Sharapova beats Peng in 4th round at Australian Open

Second-seeded Maria Sharapova is through to the Australian Open quarterfinals after a 6-3, 6-0 win over China's Peng Shuai on Sunday.

'MR. CUB:' U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to baseball Hall of Fame player Ernie Banks at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington Nov. 20, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS/LARRY DOWNING

Cubs great Ernie Banks dies

The Chicago Cubs say Hall of Famer and two-time MVP Ernie Banks was 83 when he died Friday night. The team did not provide a cause of death.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on the sidelines in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass.

Belichick on deflated balls

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is defending the way his team preps its game balls…

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) drives against New Orleans Pelicans guard Quincy Pondexter (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in New Orleans. The Pelicans won 96-80.

Kobe to be re-examined before deciding injury fate

Bryant was examined Friday in Los Angeles. He tore his rotator cuff Wednesday in New Orleans.

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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 27

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A look back on some of Hollywood's biggest headlines.

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Royalties won’t ‘Stay’ with Sam Smith

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Tom Petty "Won't Back Down" over the similarities between his 1989 hit and the Grammy-nominated "Stay With Me."

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Phillip Phillips wants to be ‘free’

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The "American Idol" winner wants to be released from recording and merchandising deals linked to the TV talent show.

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Emma Watson is Belle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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The former "Harry Potter" star will play the princess in a live-action version of the Disney film.

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Seekers of the Hollywood Sign disrupt nearby neighborhood

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Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage to a symbol of celebrity.