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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper looks toward his attorney, Blair Berk, during an appearance in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge set the new preliminary hearing date for Sharper, on charges that he drugged and raped two women he met at a West Hollywood nightclub. The date has been tentatively set for Feb. 17.

Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper to face rape charges next month

A preliminary hearing for former NFL safety Darren Sharper on charges that he drugged and raped two women has been tentatively set for Feb. 17.

St. Louis Blues goalie Martin Brodeur stops a shot on goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-0.

Brodeur to retire, join St. Louis Blues front office

Martin Brodeur, one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history, is retiring.

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Marshawn Lynch holds an “awesomer” press conference

"You don't feel in beast mode. It feels you."

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No change for NASCAR in 2015

NASCAR won't change its new championship format.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Tuesday, Jan. 27.

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Nearly half of Americans think Patriots are cheaters, poll shows

Many sports fans believe the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots, engulfed in the so-called "DeflateGate" scandal, are cheaters.

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Super Bowl host city still reeling over sports deals

Glendale, Arizona is suffering deep financial issues in its efforts to become a sports destination.

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Former Red Sox pitcher Monbouquette dead at 78

The right-hander also player for the Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, and San Francisco Giants.

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Patriots avoid blizzard, but no escaping DeflateGate storm

The team escaped a blizzard to make their way to Arizona, but there's no avoiding another storm as the mystery of the deflated footballs continues to swirl.

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.

Patriots owner makes strong defense of team

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

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.

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

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

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

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 to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

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

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

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WATCH: Leaked Super Bowl commercials

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

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Tavares scores 4 as Team Toews wins NHL All-Star game.

John Tavares tied an NHL All-Star Game record in a 17-12 triumph over Team Foligno on Sunday.

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PHOTOS: 2015 NFL Pro Bowl

Football's biggest stars took the field for the annual Pro Bowl matchup on Sunday.

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Ryan gamble pays off as Team Irvin wins Pro Bowl

Matt Ryan threw the winning score on a fourth down to give Team Irvin a dramatic 32-28 victory over Team Carter.

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Hall of Famer Ernie ‘Mr. Cub’ Banks dead at 83

The pioneering and famously affable slugger was hailed by the team for which he played 19 seasons as "the greatest Cub in franchise history."

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‘SNL’ takes on Tom Brady and DeflateGate

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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