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(MIAMI, Fl.) — Ichiro Suzuki will give it another go in Major League Baseball.

The Miami Marlins have signed Ichiro to a one-year deal. The deal is for $2 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Ichiro, 41, has played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees. He needs 156 hits to reach the milestone of 3,000 for his career.

The Marlins outfield is set with Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna. Ichiro will likely be utilized in a platoon and defensive replacement role.

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(MIAMI, Fl.) — Ichiro Suzuki will give it another go in Major League Baseball.

The Miami Marlins have signed Ichiro to a one-year deal. The deal is for $2 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Ichiro, 41, has played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees. He needs 156 hits to reach the milestone of 3,000 for his career.

The Marlins outfield is set with Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna. Ichiro will likely be utilized in a platoon and defensive replacement role.

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Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said on Saturday taht “climatic conditions” may have been to blame for the footballs that were under-inflated Sunday for the AFC Championship game, and said the team had not tried to tamper with them.

He said the team “followed the rules to the letter,” denying any intentional wrongdoing by the Patriots.

“At no time was there any intent whatsoever to try to compromise the integrity of the game or to gain an advantage,” Belichick said.

The NFL acknowledged for the first time Friday that the Patriots used under-inflated balls in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, a game the Patriots won 45-7 to advance to the Super Bowl.

“While the evidence thus far supports the conclusion that footballs that were under-inflated were used by the Patriots in the first half, the footballs were properly inflated for the second half and confirmed at the conclusion of the game to have remained properly inflated,” the league said in a statement.

“The goals of the investigation will be to determine the explanation for why footballs used in the game were not in compliance with the playing rules and specifically whether any noncompliance was the result of deliberate action. We have not made any judgments on these points and will not do so until we have concluded our investigation and considered all of the relevant evidence,” the league said, adding that it has conducted nearly 40 interviews, including “Patriots personnel, game officials, and third parties with relevant information and expertise.”

The NFL also said it is continuing to look the matter ahead of next week’s Super Bowl.

In a statement Friday, Patriots owner Bob Kraft said, “Immediately after receiving the letter [from the NFL on Monday], I instructed our staff to be completely cooperative and transparent with the league’s investigators. During the three days they were here, we provided access to every full- and part-time employee the league’s representatives requested to speak with and produced every communication device that they requested to search. It is an ongoing process that the league and our team are taking very seriously. … Competitive balance and the integrity of the game are the foundation of what makes our league so special and I have the utmost respect for those principles. Our organization will continue to cooperate throughout the league’s investigation. Meanwhile, our players, coaches and staff will continue to focus on our preparations for Super Bowl XLIX and the many challenges we face as we prepare for the Seattle Seahawks.”

Earlier this week, Belichick and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady denied knowing that the footballs used at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, were deflated.

Belichick said today the Patriots “welcome” the NFL’s investigation of the incident.

The NFL’s guidelines dictate that a ball must be inflated to about 12.5 and 13.5 pounds per square inch and weigh between 14 and 15 ounces.

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Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said on Saturday taht “climatic conditions” may have been to blame for the footballs that were under-inflated Sunday for the AFC Championship game, and said the team had not tried to tamper with them.

He said the team “followed the rules to the letter,” denying any intentional wrongdoing by the Patriots.

“At no time was there any intent whatsoever to try to compromise the integrity of the game or to gain an advantage,” Belichick said.

The NFL acknowledged for the first time Friday that the Patriots used under-inflated balls in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, a game the Patriots won 45-7 to advance to the Super Bowl.

“While the evidence thus far supports the conclusion that footballs that were under-inflated were used by the Patriots in the first half, the footballs were properly inflated for the second half and confirmed at the conclusion of the game to have remained properly inflated,” the league said in a statement.

“The goals of the investigation will be to determine the explanation for why footballs used in the game were not in compliance with the playing rules and specifically whether any noncompliance was the result of deliberate action. We have not made any judgments on these points and will not do so until we have concluded our investigation and considered all of the relevant evidence,” the league said, adding that it has conducted nearly 40 interviews, including “Patriots personnel, game officials, and third parties with relevant information and expertise.”

The NFL also said it is continuing to look the matter ahead of next week’s Super Bowl.

In a statement Friday, Patriots owner Bob Kraft said, “Immediately after receiving the letter [from the NFL on Monday], I instructed our staff to be completely cooperative and transparent with the league’s investigators. During the three days they were here, we provided access to every full- and part-time employee the league’s representatives requested to speak with and produced every communication device that they requested to search. It is an ongoing process that the league and our team are taking very seriously. … Competitive balance and the integrity of the game are the foundation of what makes our league so special and I have the utmost respect for those principles. Our organization will continue to cooperate throughout the league’s investigation. Meanwhile, our players, coaches and staff will continue to focus on our preparations for Super Bowl XLIX and the many challenges we face as we prepare for the Seattle Seahawks.”

Earlier this week, Belichick and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady denied knowing that the footballs used at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, were deflated.

Belichick said today the Patriots “welcome” the NFL’s investigation of the incident.

The NFL’s guidelines dictate that a ball must be inflated to about 12.5 and 13.5 pounds per square inch and weigh between 14 and 15 ounces.

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Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said on Saturday that “climatic conditions” were to blame for the footballs that were under-inflated Sunday for the AFC Championship game, and said the team had not tried to tamper with them.

He said the team “followed the rules to the letter,” denying any intentional wrongdoing by the Patriots.

“At no time was there any intent whatsoever to try to compromise the integrity of the game or to gain an advantage,” Belichick said.

The NFL acknowledged for the first time Friday that the Patriots used under-inflated balls in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, a game the Patriots won 45-7 to advance to the Super Bowl.

The NFL also said it is continuing to look the matter ahead of next week’s Super Bowl.

Belichick said the Patriots “welcome” the NFL’s investigation of the incident.

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Ivan Cholakov/Hemera/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled on Saturday to escort two airliners traveling to Hartsfeld-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta for a possible bomb threat, NORAD said.

The fighters from McEntire Joint National Guard Base in South Carolina were dispatched at 1 p.m. ET and escorted the planes to Hartsfeld, where they both landed safely, NORAD spokesman Preston Schlachter said.

The two passenger flights were Delta 1156 from Portland and Southwest 2492 from Milwaukee.

The fighters escorted both aircraft from a distance behind until they landed.

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Gloda/iStock/Thinkstock(AMES, Iowa) — Iowa State students are being alerted about two recent reports of sexual assaults on campus.

The first incident happened on Jan. 17 at a fraternity house. The second assault happened last Monday at a residence hall, according to ABC News affiliate WOI-DT-TV.

Jason Tuttle of the Ames Police Department told the television station that police have executed a search warrant of the frat house.

“We search for any type of items that could have DNA on them. It could be bedding. It could be underwear,” said Tuttle.

College campuses across the nation are now required to warn students of any ongoing threat against them, but those alerts left some like graduate student Maria Alcvivar unsettled.

“Just reading that made me afraid a little bit,” said Alcvivar. “It’s still upsetting because nobody deserves to go through anything like that.”

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New York Police Department(NEW YORK) — A New York City man accused of shooting two of his daughters, his girlfriend, and her mother as they slept – killing three of them – was found dead hours later.

Jonathon Walker was found in car near John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, according to New York City police. His cause of death wasn’t immediately released.

Investigators say Walker, 34, shot the four early Saturday morning inside their bedroom at their home in the Springfield Gardens neighborhood of Queens.

Police identified the three killed as 62-year-old Viola Warren, 31-year-old Shantai Hale, and 7-year-old Kayla Walker.

His 12-year-old daughter survived and told officers what happened, according to the NYPD. She was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Police say they all were shot in the head as they slept.

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Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Duke Blue Devils center Marshall Plumlee will trade one uniform for another.

A member of Duke’s ROTC program, Plumlee took part in a contracting ceremony on Friday, serving as his swearing-in to the U.S. Army.

As long as Plumlee completes his ROTC requirements by his graduation in 2016, he will become an official Army officer.

Marshall is the younger brother of Miles and Mason Plumlee, who both play in the NBA and are also former Blue Devils.

A 7-footer, Plumlee is exactly four inches taller than the maxiumum height allowed to become a member of the Army, but a special exception was made for him.

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski as well as teammates Quinn Cook and Amile Jefferson were in attendance for the ceremony.

Now a junior at Duke, Plumlee is averaging 2.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game for Duke.

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