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New England Patriots star Tom Brady was probably aware of a plot to deflate balls used in a key playoff game, an NFL probe ruled, dealing a blow to the image of one of the most prominent athletes in American sport. A National Football League investigation into the "Deflategate" affair found Wednesday that it was "more probable than not" that Patriots employees had conspired to tamper with the pressure of balls in the team's AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts on January 18. The Patriots won 45-7. It was not immediately clear what sanctions the NFL would take following the bombshell findings in the 243-page report, which named kit men John Jastremski and Jim McNally as the suspected architects of the plot.
HUANTA, Peru (AP) — The lung-searing ascents into the Andean highlands aren't what worry the untold hundreds of young men who hump backpacks loaded with drugs out of the remote, lawless valley that produces about 60 percent of Peru's cocaine.