File - Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, left, tries to stop New England Patriots fullback James Develin (46) as he scores on a one-yard touchdown pass during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

As for Brady’s claims that he didn’t know of efforts to deflate game balls and didn’t know anything about what McNally did: “We found these claims not plausible and contradicted by other evidence,” states the 243-page report.

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Komets Rally, Win Game Three Overtime Thriller

The Komets were 26.6 seconds from falling in an 0-3 hole in the North Division Finals to Toledo on Tuesday night. Down 2-1 with time winding down, Paul Crowder tied the game to send Game 3 of the best of seven series into overtime. Mike Embach played the role of the overtime hero, with a goal 6:09 in OT to give the Komets a 3-2 win over Toledo.

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IPFW Basketball Signs Andrew Poulter to NLI

Western Texas big man Andrew Poulter has signed a National Letter of Intent and will start his IPFW basketball career for the 2015-16 season, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

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Canterbury, Bluffton Win On The Diamond

Bluffton earned a walk-off win over Churubusco at Parkview Field while 2A no. 7 Canterbury edged Bishop Dwenger to headline area baseball action on Monday.

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TinCaps Drop Series Opener At Dayton 5-1

Fort Wayne fell to the Dayton Dragons, 5-1, Monday night in the opening contest of a three-game series at Fifth Third Field. Left fielder Nick Torres plated the TinCaps’ only run of the night in the sixth.