NFL investigating whether Patriots used deflated footballs

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts. "We are looking into it," league spokesman Brian McCarthy wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Monday. "We do not have anything further to add at this point."
East Valley Thunder is taking registra­tions for their Competitive Youth Basketball League. The East Valley Thunder Youth Basketball League will be divided into two divisions. The Purple Division will consist of fifth- and sixth-graders and the Gold Division will con­sist of seventh- and eighth graders. All games will be played on Saturday afternoons at Queen Creek High School, 22140 E. Ocotillo Road.
A proposed three-team trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers has fallen apart, according to executives involved in the talks....
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Call it lucky, weird or just plain goofy. Whatever, Mike Napoli and the Texas Rangers are suddenly one win away from their first World Series championship....
NAPA Auto Parts said Thursday it will end its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the year, the latest fallout from the team's attempt to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into NASCAR's version of the playoffs.
Novak Djokovic's mastery of Rafael Nadal continued. In the longest major final in the Open Era, Djokovic won his 7th straight final against Nadal to grab his third straight major title....
  The Mountain Vista Wolverines are having a very successful season. They are 2-1 after defeating Tartesso in last week’s home game. Coach McDonald is quite impressed with the dedication of his players, working hard during every practice. Some of the students participating are playing tackle football for the first time ever.
Mountain Vista Middle School’s lady Wolverines are having a great season. The team is 7-2 after defeating Cactus Canyon on Valentine’s Day.  
Paladin Sports Outreach has released details for the two major fund-raising events it will host in 2011. The 2nd Annual Taters for Tots Charity Softball Tournament, to be held Saturday, May 14th at Riverview Sports Complex in Mesa, will raise funds for the organization’s free youth baseball and softball instructional clinics in 2011. The event will also feature a major donation drive for canned food and gently-used clothing and sporting equipment. The food and clothes will be donated to the Phoenix Homeless Shelter, while the sports equipment will be refurbished and distributed by Paladin Sports Outreach to San Tan area youth and organizations who serve local youth. Individuals who donate will be eligible for prizes.
2nd Annual Charity Softball Tournament and 3rd Annual Charity Dodgeball Tournament will raise money, and collect food and clothing, for local charities The 2nd Annual Taters for Tots Charity Softball Tournament, to be held Saturday, May 14th at Riverview Sports Complex in Mesa, will raise funds for the organization's free youth baseball and softball instructional clinics in 2011.
Dear Friends and Families of Paladin Sports Outreach, What a great start to 2013 for our organization and our program families! We want to thank the hundreds of families who participated in our winter and spring Lil' Pals sports programs and we look forward to seeing you again this fall!
Official Start date of Football is August 1st.  All paper work must be turned into Athletic Office before player can begin practice.   Paperwork can be downloaded from
Coordinator ready to make improvements with an offseason...
All 72 participants showed up and gave generously at the second annual Oasis “Rally for the Cure” golf tournament. The Rally raised more than $5000.00 on March 17th 2013. This year, some of the funds raised through participants and sponsors, paid for mammogram screenings through the Breast Assured Foundation and their on-site mammogram unit. Additional funds will be sent to the Susan G. Komen organization both nationally and locally in support of breast cancer research.
Notre Dame has dropped out of The Associated Press college football poll after losing its second game of the season, and Arizona State moved in after the Sun Devils' win prompted Southern California to fire coach Lane Kiffin.
Last night our boys’ basketball team opened up state tournament play with a resounding victory over the visiting Prescott Badgers 80-53. With this win we now move on to round 2 of the tournament by traveling to Nogales tomorrow, Saturday February 16th. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM. The Poston Butte Athletic Department is sponsoring a Spirit Bus for students and their families to watch the game. The cost of the ride is $10.00 which does not include the entry fee and you must bring your school I.D.

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