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PHOENIX -- A picture may be worth a thousand words, but?? Seattle Seahawks??cornerback?? Richard Sherman believes one photo in particular may be worth more. Sherman doesn't think the NFL will discipline the New England Patriots if they're found to have adjusted the air pressure in 11 footballs prior to last Sunday's AFC Championship Game, because of the relationship between commissioner Roger Goodell and Patriots owner Robert Kraft. On Sunday, during the first Super Bowl media availability at the Arizona Grand Resort, he cited a photograph that included Goodell and Kraft from a party at Kraft's house the night before the AFC Championship Game. The Patriots posted the photo to their official Twitter account: "Will they be punished? Probably not," Sherman said. "Not as long as Robert Kraft and Roger Goodell are still taking pictures at their respective homes. "You talk about conflict of interest. As long as...
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In 1990, Mike Krzyzewski was considering an offer from the Boston Celtics, and the Duke freshman who had just emerged as the overwhelmed face of the most humiliating defeat in NCAA championship history needed to weigh in. Bobby Hurley called to remind Coach K he had pledged to stay with him a lot longer than one year. Krzyzewski reminded Hurley that broken promises at Duke seemed to be roadkill on a two-way street. "You said you were going to be a heck of a player here, too," Krzyzewski shot back. Now the head coach of the University at Buffalo, Hurley recalls telling Krzyzewski he would return the next year with a renewed commitment to ensure what went down in Duke's 103-73 loss to UNLV in the title game would never be repeated. Krzyzewski had punished his point guard in that historic blowout by leaving him out there in the final seconds while Jerry Tarkanian's starters celebrated near their bench. Hurley was playing through an illness, and he finished with no...