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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Jan. 23.

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Patriots’ ball scandal could take shine off Super Bowl

A growing storm over the New England Patriots' alleged use of illegal balls threatens to overshadow what could be a classic matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

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Marino says Seahawks have edge in tough Super Bowl

Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino gives the defending champions an edge in the Super Bowl.

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A ‘bad lip reading’ of the year in football

A look back on what NFL players (maybe) said this year.

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Super Bowl is probably going ‘topless’

NFL officials have to decide whether to open the roof at the University of Phoenix Stadium for the big game.

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NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to retire after ’15 season

The legendary racer plans to step out of the driver's seat after the 2015 season.

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Belichick, in front of #Flexball backdrop, denies involvement in DeflateGate

The New England Patriots head coach denied any involvement in, or knowledge of, DeflateGate.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Jan. 22.

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Chris Evans and Chris Pratt set Super Bowl charity challenge

It's Captain America versus Starlord in a Marvel superhero battle for football supremacy.

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The San Jose Sharks love Metallica

The team has adopted the band's hit "Seek and Destroy" as their unofficial theme.

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Lakers top the list of most valuable NBA teams

Los Angeles unseated the Knicks as the NBA's most valuable team, worth $2.6 billion.

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A tale of two Super Bowl-bound cities

It will be Beantown versus the Emerald City in the Arizona desert on Feb. 1.

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NBC to put Super Bowl ads on Tumblr for digital viewers

Super Bowl commercials will be posted online moments after they air on TV.

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Shaq is now a police officer

The former NBA star is now a reserve police officer in South Florida.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Jan. 21.

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WATCH: Super Bowl stereotypes

Your Super Bowl party will be like this ... even though you hope it's not.

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Our favorite #DeflateGate tweets

Some of the ballsiest reactions to the latest NFL controversy.

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Bostonians want a vote on 2024 Olympic bid

Three-quarters of residents say the city should vote on a planned bid to host the Olympic Games.

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ESPN: Patriots used under-inflated balls against Colts

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has dismissed claims as "ridiculous."

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NBC woos online viewers with 11-hour Super Bowl stream

NBC will stream live, free content on Super Bowl Sunday, including the game and halftime show.

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PHOTOS: Super Bowl Media Day 2015

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Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman during media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots hit the floor for the NFL Super Bowl XLIX media day.

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Marshawn Lynch doesn’t want to get fined

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The Seattle Seahawks running back has a goal for Media Day.

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Blizzard hits the northeast, New York spared its brunt

A man walks out of an ocean front house covered in ice during a winter blizzard in Marshfield, Massachusetts January 27, 2015.

As New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans, Massachusetts braces for more snow.

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Drunk driving less likely in cities with Uber ride services

Uber West Coast Regional Manager William Barnes sits in the back of a car during a photo shoot Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Las Vegas. The ride sharing company has begun operations in Nevada.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving works with Uber to establish ride service rights in cities around the world.

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World leaders join last survivors in recalling Auschwitz

Members of Polish Scouting Association from Canada and U.K. place a lit candle at block 15 in the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim January 26, 2015.

World leaders joined Auschwitz survivors at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops.