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New England Patriots football head coach Bill Belichick speaks during an NFL football news conference at Gillette Stadium, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass., where he defended the way his team preps its game balls. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

“At no time was there any intent whatsoever to try to compromise the integrity of the game or to gain an advantage,” Belichick said in an unscheduled availability on Saturday afternoon, eight days before the Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks for the NFL championship.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, center, and NHL Player's Association executive director Donald Fehr, left, listen to Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane, right, after announcing the return of the World Cup of Hockey in 2016 in Toronto, during a news conference at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, before the NHL All-Star hockey skills competition, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

“We decided that bringing back the World Cup was vitally important,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Saturday during the league’s All-Star game weekend festivities.

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez follows the flight of his half-court shot during a timeout as the Boston Celtics faced the Denver Nuggets in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Denver. The Celtics won 100-99. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

“Honestly, I can say I feel as good as new,” Tulowitzki said Saturday at Rockiesfest, an event in which fans mingled with players at Coors Field. “But at the same time, no one is going to believe me until they see me go out and see me play. Come to spring training, watch me play and then make your opinion.”

Official game balls for NFL football's Super Bowl XLIX wait to be laced at the Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in Ada, Ohio, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. The New England Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks for the NFL championship on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015,  in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

The NFL is investigating a report that the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game while beating the Indianapolis Colts 45-7. ESPN cited anonymous sources Tuesday night in reporting the league found that 11 of 12 balls were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch of air.

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch catches a pass during the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The league did not specify what the gesture was in the win over Green Bay, but Lynch grabbed his crotch after scoring a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. Lynch was fined $11,000 for a similar gesture in Seattle’s win over Arizona on Dec. 21.

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014, file photo, Jeff Gordon celebrates after qualifying laps for the EcoBoost 400 auto race in Homestead, Fla. Gordon says he will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season. (AP Photo/Darryl Graham, File)

“Ella just stared at me, she’d never seen me cry like that before,” Gordon told AP. “After that, I seriously broke down. It hit me like a ton of bricks, and I got so emotional and thought, ‘How am I going to get through this day?'”

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