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Patriots owner makes strong defense of team

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft shakes hands with head coach Bill Belichick before an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots in Denver, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.

Robert Kraft said he expected an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules.

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Playoff not interested in moving semis off New Year’s Eve

This Monday, July 14, 2014 photo shows the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy in Irving, Texas. A rising gold football-shaped trophy will be the prize for the national champion in the new College Football Playoff.

The College Football Playoff says there is no interest in ESPN's suggestion to move next season's semifinals from New Year's Eve to Saturday, Jan. 2.

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Snow forces NBA to postpone Knicks, Nets games

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The NBA has postponed home games for both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets because of a snowstorm expected to batter the area.

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Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant shoots during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

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A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Jan. 26.

Local News

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Train Oil Spill Not Reported to State Agencies

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The spill was discovered at Cherry Point in Whatcom County

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Fire Destroys Auto Shop

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Shop, trucks, mobile home burned in weekend blaze

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Bellingham Woman Missing

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Anastasia Gordon didn't show up for work

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Lawmakers here opposition and support for minimum wage bill

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The measure would raise the minimum wage to $12

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Death Penalty Bill Introduced in State House

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Legislation would abolish capital punishment.

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Blake Shelton plays the ‘Whisper Challenge’

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Jimmy Fallon and Blake Shelton play a ridiculous guessing game involving noise-canceling headphones.

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WATCH: Leaked Super Bowl commercials

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A 30-second commercial on Super Sunday will cost $4.5 million, but will it be money well spent?

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘SNL’ takes on Tom Brady and DeflateGate

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The New England Patriots QB reminds people that he is not a "science computer" and had nothing to do with deflating footballs.

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Elders play Grand Theft Auto V

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They have no problem shooting people, but they refuse to run a red light!

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Jimmy Fallon and Bill Gates drink ‘poop water’

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Bill Gates challenges Jimmy to taste test water from the Omniprocessor, which turns sewage into clean drinking water.

Entertainment

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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 27

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A look back on some of Hollywood's biggest headlines.

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Emma Watson is Belle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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The former "Harry Potter" star will play the princess in a live-action version of the Disney film.

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Seekers of the Hollywood Sign disrupt nearby neighborhood

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Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage to a symbol of celebrity.

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WATCH: Leaked Super Bowl commercials

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A 30-second commercial on Super Sunday will cost $4.5 million, but will it be money well spent?

Local Sports

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Chavez, Gutierrez agree to minor league deals with Mariners

Seattle Mariners' Endy Chavez slides safely into third base in the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Seattle.

Chavez hit .276 with 12 doubles and 23 RBIs in 80 games with the Mariners last season. Gutierrez appeared in only 173 of 486 games from 2011-13 for Seattle, making six trips to the disabled list for various injuries and illnesses.

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Pats CB Browner “not friends” with Sherman & Thomas during SB week

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In an ESPN interview, Browner said "I'm going to tell my teammates, 'Go hit that (Sherman's) elbow, go hit (Thomas') shoulder', try to break it if you can.

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Former Husky & NFL QB Millen discusses “Deflate-gate”

Former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen holds a football at Baden Sports headquarters in Renton, Wash., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Millen says many quarterbacks prefer footballs with less air because of better grip and faster throws.

Former Husky and NFL quarterback Hugh Millen knows a thing or two about football... He helps design them for Baden.

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UW’s Robert Upshaw has been dismissed from the program

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The 7-foot transfer from Fresno State was averaging 10.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in nearly 25 minutes a contest for the Huskies

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Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

With the Phoenix skyline in the background, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Black Hawk helicopter flies above University of Phoenix Stadium, site of the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, during a security demonstration for the media Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.

Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort.

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Hope Solo could be left off US World Cup roster

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo stands on the sidelines before a CONCACAF soccer match against Haiti in Washington. Solo had domestic violence assault charges against her dismissed Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, ending what she called "one of the most difficult and emotionally draining times of my life."

The 33-year-old was suspended for 30 days last Wednesday for what the U.S. Soccer Federation called "an incident that occurred during the current WNT training camp"

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Sherman doubts any punishment ahead for Patriots

Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in the NFL football Super Bowl on Feb. 2.

Sherman said after defending champion Seattle's arrival in Phoenix that a "conflict of interest" exists because of how close Commissioner Roger Goodell and Pats owner Robert Kraft are. He noted they "are taking pictures at each other's homes."

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Three named to WWU Athletics Hall of Fame

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The trio includes basketball guard Kerri Browitt-Caviezel, Jim Pearson and Orlondo Steinauer.

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Jan. 27, 2015

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Photos: Crush Cancer & Hooping for Hope at Jake Maberry Gymnasium

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Check out our photos from the “One Town One Fight” coaches versus cancer fundraiser at The Jake.

PHOTOS: Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl bound!

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