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PARIS - Scuffed balls, scratched balls, balls switched mid-game. Ball-doctoring isnt only an issue for the NFL, which is investigating a report that the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game while beating the Indianapolis Colts 45-7.A look at dirty tricks in other ball sports:CRICKET: Ball-tampering is so common in cricket that some of the sports most famous names have argued it should be legalized.Spitting sugary saliva on the ball, gouging at its leather covering with fingernails or biting it, picking at its seams, scuffing it with dirt, bottle tops or sandpaper are some of the ploys used by teams over the years to alter the bounce of the ball and flight through the air to make it harder for batsmen to hit.In a 2010 interview with The Associated Press, former Pakistan bowler Sarfraz Nawaz said some cricketers even put glue on their trousers and shirt, and then it goes hard and scuffs the ball when they rub it against their doctored clothes.In a more recent example, South Africas Faf du Plessis was fined half his match fee in 2013 after he was caught on camera rubbing the ball on the zipper of his trouser pocket. The umpires changed the ball and, in an extremely rare punishment, awarded Pakistan five penalty runs.BASEBALL: Nippon Professional Baseball Commissioner Ryozo Kato resigned in 2013 to take responsibility after the Japanese leagues official ball was made to livelier — it would fly farther after being hit — without his knowing. Major League Baseball has outlawed spitballs since 1920, and pitchers have been repeatedly suspended for using pine tar and emery boards to alter the ball.TENNIS: At the 2013 Madrid Open, Anabel Medina Garrigues was filmed furiously scuffing new balls by rubbing them hard one after the other against her racket strings, apparently to make them slower and take some sting out of the game of opponent Serena Williams.Williams won the match. Asked again this week about the incident, Williams said she didnt realize at the time what the Spaniard was doing. At the end of the day, whether the ball was fluffy or slow or fast, (the result) I think really depended on what I was able to do and how I was able to play.In a statement, the WTA said: Had the umpire witnessed the scuffing of the balls, the umpire would have instructed the player to stop.If the player did not stop, it could have led to a code violation, the WTA added.RUGBY: At the 2011 World Cup, England suspended two coaches for illegally switching balls during a 67-3 victory against Romania.Englands kicker, Jonny Wilkinson, was unhappy with what he felt were substandard match balls. England got into such a fret about his kicking problems that two support coaches swapped balls for two of Wilkinsons place kicks after tries were scored. The coaches were subsequently banned for one match each. Unless it is damaged, the ball used to score a try must also be used for the subsequent kick for two extra points.In his autobiography, Wilkinson claimed the match balls veered right.The organizers claim that all the balls are the same, but theyre not, Wilkinson said. Its not exactly surprising that I wouldnt want a ball that flies miles from where its supposed to.OTHER SPORTS: Badmintons code of conduct bars players from deliberately tampering with the shuttle to affect its flight or speed.In table tennis, players have tampered with their rackets to get more grip, spin and speed on the ball, applying banned racket-enhancing substances that go by various names — speed glue, booster or tuner.In Premier League soccer, supplier Nike provides each team with 120 match balls for each season. One ball is used per game and match officials check before kickoff that it is correctly inflated. 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Grangers name was printed by hand by a member of the public relations staff under the heading: "Updated Roster Additions," but the number on the sheet was not circled along with the other active players by the required deadline of 6:30 p.Former NHL defenceman Pavel Kubina announced his retirement on Friday through the NHL Players Association. The 13-year veteran won a Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning and also skated with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Thrashers and Philadelphia Flyers. Kubina, 36, skated in 970 NHL games, where he had 110 goals and 276 assists. He also added 10 points in 51 playoff games. "Making my way to the NHL and playing in the best league in the world for 13 seasons has been a dream come true," said Kubina in an NHLPA statement. "I will be forever grateful for the experiences and friendships that I have gained over the course of my career, including capturing the Stanley Cup in Tampa in 2004." Tributes from several players were also included by the players association. "I would like to congratulate Pavel Kubina for his 14 years in the NHL, what a great accomplishment," said Flyers forward Vincent Lecavalier. "Pavel has always been a great teammate on and off the ice.dddddddddddd. I had the pleasure of playing with and becoming a great friend and roommate of Pavels during his nine years with the Lightning. I had the chance to watch him become a top defenseman in the league and more importantly was his teammate when we won the Stanley Cup in 2004. I wish all the best to him and his beautiful family." "Pavel was one of the best defencemen I played with during my NHL career," said former Toronto teammate Mats Sundin. More importantly he was a great teammate and friend. I will always care about Pavel as one of my best friends." Fellow Czech Republic and Flyers teammate Jaromir Jagr added his thoughts as well. "I have great memories from when we played together on the national team at the Olympics, and also the World Championship in 2005, which we won," said Jagr. "It is sad that the Czech Republic is losing another great defenceman in the NHL, as he was a very experienced, quality hockey player." ' ' '

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