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5:19 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Tom Brady's Agent Slams NFL Report On 'Deflategate'

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 7:31 pm

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3:25 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

NFL Report: 'More Probable Than Not' That Patriots Workers Tampered With Footballs

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots was named MVP of the Patriots' Super Bowl win over the Seattle Seahawks. A new NFL report suggests he was aware of cheating by team personnel who tampered with game balls.
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Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 4:39 pm

Two members of the New England Patriots' staff probably violated the NFL's playing rules by tampering with game balls, according to a lengthy review of the scandal that's come to be known as "Deflategate."

The report names two Patriots workers who had access to footballs before a pivotal game; it also states, "it is more probable than not that Tom Brady was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities."

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3:10 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

NFL To End Its Tax-Exempt Status 'To Eliminate ... Distraction'

The National Football League says it's ending its tax-exempt status, calling it a "distraction."

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Sports
3:02 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

NCAA Puts Oklahoma State Football on Probation for Infractions

The NCAA has put Oklahoma State's football program on a year of probation for failing to follow its own drug-testing policies.

The Committee on Infractions also ordered Oklahoma State to suspend its Orange Pride student group after determining its all-female membership violated recruiting rules.

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Sports
6:07 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Oklahoma City Thunder Fire Coach Scott Brooks After 7 Years

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have fired coach Scott Brooks.

The team made the announcement Wednesday.

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5:23 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

NFL Settlement Over Concussions Is Given Final Approval By Judge

A judge has given a final OK to an agreement that settles injury claims by former NFL players against the league.

The settlement, which pays medical and other benefits to players who suffered concussions and related injuries, could cost the NFL up to $1 billion over 65 years, the AP reports.

The wire service adds:

"The NFL expects 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players to suffer from Alzheimer's disease or moderate dementia someday. The settlement approved Wednesday by a federal judge in Philadelphia would pay them about $190,000 on average.

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4:07 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Adrian Peterson To Be Reinstated By NFL

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (center) is seen following a court appearance last year in Conroe, Texas.
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Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 6:15 pm

Updated at 4 p.m. ET

The NFL has announced that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated Friday as "an active NFL player and may participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings."

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Sports
10:56 am
Sat March 21, 2015

The Week In Sports: March Basketball, December World Cup

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7:11 pm
Sun February 15, 2015

Former Oklahoma State Star Darrell Williams Is This Year's Least-Known Comeback Story

The Dallas Morning News reports on former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams and his new life at Texas A&M-Commerce, after being cleared by the Innocence Project of rape charges.
COMMERCE - Darrell Williams' Texas A&M-Commerce basketball teammates call him Big Bro. The nickname befits his age, 25, and the 6-8, 245-pound force he's become in his first and only season with the Lions. Mostly, though, it pays homage to him and how he got here.
11:44 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Meet the NBA Player-Turned-Artist Who Paints for George Clooney

The NY Post published a profile of former Oklahoma State and NBA basketball player Desmond Mason, who has created a successful post-basketball career for himself as an artist.
When Desmond Mason was a rookie in the NBA during the 2000-2001 season, he was summoned to the league's Midtown office for a sudden meeting with then-commissioner David Stern. Nervously, the 6-foot-6 player for the Seattle SuperSonics headed into the pooh-bah's office.

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