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Sources: 11 of 12 Pats footballs underinflated

Eleven of 12 footballs were inflated 2 pounds per square inch below what's required by NFL regulations during the Pats' 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, according to sources.

Kraft expects apology if NFL can't find culprit

Patriots owner Robert Kraft made a surprise appearance at the team's opening news conference of Super Bowl XLIX, saying the NFL owed them an apology if its investigation over deflated footballs doesn't uncover wrongdoing.

Report: NFL eyes Pats locker room attendant

The NFL has zeroed in on a New England Patriots locker room attendant who allegedly took the AFC Championship Game balls from the officials' locker room to another area on the way to field, Fox Sports reported, citing sources.

Berdych ousts No. 3 Nadal in Aussie quarters

Tomas Berdych showed Rafael Nadal the door Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, beating him in straight sets for the Czech's first win over the Spaniard in 18 matches dating to 2007.

Report: Curry highlights 3-point contestants

The Golden State Warriors' backcourt duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson highlight a group of five players who plan to participate in next month's All-Star 3-point contest, Yahoo! Sports has reported.

Kobe will have surgery on torn rotator cuff

Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, and the Lakers said a timetable for his recovery won't be known until after the procedure.

Browner's targeting plans sadden Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright was disappointed to hear that former teammate Brandon Browner said he will tell his New England Patriots teammates to try to hurt injured Seahawks Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman during the Super Bowl.

Warriors unveil special Chinese New Year unis

The Golden State Warriors announced on Monday that the team would wear a special Chinese New Year uniform.

Armstrong on PEDs: I'd probably do it again

Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and banned for life from professional cycling in 2012, said in an interview that he'd again use performance-enhancing drugs if faced with the same circumstances.

Carroll: Sherman comments just his opinion

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday the team celebrates its players' "uniqueness," and that cornerback Richard Sherman was simply expressing an opinion about the relationship between Patriots owner Robert Kraft and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

No. 15 Iowa State holds off No. 19 Texas

Georges Niang scored 19 points, Bryce Dejean-Jones had 18 and 15th-ranked Iowa State held off No. 19 Texas 89-86 on Monday night.

Durant out vs. Wolves with sprained big toe

Kevin Durant is out Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of a sprained left big toe.

Pro Bowlers: Arizona missing vibes of Hawaii

Most of the NFL players who'd been to a Pro Bowl in Hawaii missed much about it last week as the game was played in Arizona for the first time.

Sources: Yanks plan to block A-Rod bonuses

The New York Yankees are devising legal arguments so Alex Rodriguez won't be able to collect any of the bonuses he is owed per the $30 million "milestone home run" marketing agreement he signed in 2007, sources confirmed to ESPN.com.

CFP officials won't budge on semis, title dates

Officials from the College Football Playoff are standing firm behind their original dates for future semifinals and national championship games in spite of a report that officials from ESPN and the NFL would like to see the dates changed.

Safety Woodson agrees to return to Raiders

Charles Woodson has agreed to a contract to return to the Oakland Raiders in 2015, the team announced Monday.