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Vote: Trae Young or J.T. Realmuto? George Kittle or Christopher Bell? Meet OKC metro’s ‘30 Under 30’

A couple Sundays ago, after watching the Thunder's unexpected win against the Bucks, I flipped over to the Daytona 500. The...

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Biden surveys Texas weather damage, encourages virus shots

HOUSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden heard firsthand from Texans clobbered by this month's brutal winter weather on Friday and...

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Texans release center Nick Martin, running back Duke Johnson

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have released center Nick Martin and running back Duke Johnson.Martin spent his entire career...

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Alvarez not taking heavy underdog Yildirim lightly

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has reached a point in his boxing career where he can dictate terms.One of the...

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NFL's minority hiring rate for open jobs nearly doubled

The number of minority hires for open positions in the NFL nearly doubled to 34.6% in 2021.According to the league’s...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

GYMNASTICSLANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar...

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WWE star Goldberg gets tough in helping Texans in need

Bill Goldberg punched through the drywall in his garage one day this week -- not as some sort of masochistic training for his...

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Ex-Washington employees ask NFL to release report findings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty former Washington Football Team employees asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to release...

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Sean McVay won't say why Rams moved on from Jared Goff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay says he can't talk about Matthew Stafford until the new league year begins in mid-March and the...

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Titans waive WR Adam Humphries with 2 years left on his deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have waived wide receiver Adam Humphries after he played only 19 games over the...

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Colts trying to find continuity after making deal for Wentz

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It's already been a busy offseason for Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich.He's said goodbye to longtime...

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AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

March 31920 — The Montreal Canadiens set an NHL record for most goals in a game with a 16-3 rout of the Quebec Bulldogs.1951 —...

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Broncos release veteran defensive tackle Jurrell Casey

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jurrell Casey’s stint in Denver lasted just three games.The Broncos released the veteran defensive...

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Another wave of fans returning to sports despite COVID-19

Whitney Munro had some concerns about returning to sporting events. So, like any good mom, she did her homework, learning more...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

GOLFLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County sheriff characterized the crash that seriously injured Tiger Woods as “purely an...

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Clemson, Swinney face major offensive changes this spring

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Don't tell Clemson coach Dabo Swinney he has anything to worry about without offensive stars and team...

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Licht: Buccaneers open to giving Brady a contract extension

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are open to giving Tom Brady a contract extension.General manager Jason Licht...

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Raiders release receiver Tyrell Williams

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders released receiver Tyrell Williams on Wednesday following two injury-plagued...

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Steelers planning on Roethlisberger's return in 2021

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers plan on having quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back for an 18th season.Team president...

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Goodell: NFL learnings from 2020 technology here to stay

One of the major benefits of playing a full season pretty much on schedule during a pandemic is what the NFL learned...

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3 former NFL players receive grants for their foundations

NEW YORK (AP) — Former NFL players Chris Long, Harry Sydney and Twan Russell have been awarded funding for their nonprofit...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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Playing tag is no kids' game for NFL teams

NFL teams could begin playing tag on Tuesday, and it's no kids' game for the 32 teams.Applying franchise and even transition...

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Verdict vacated; bond request next for ex-NFL star's killer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawyer for the man who fatally shot former NFL star Will Smith in 2016 said Tuesday that he'll seek the...

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Falcons looking to get creative as they face major overhaul

ATLANTA (AP) — Taking over a team that has endured three straight losing seasons, the Atlanta Falcons' new regime is...

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LA Rams finalize coaching staff with new hires, promotions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have finalized their coaching staff for next season, hiring five additional new...

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Monday Sports in Brief

MLBSEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners CEO Kevin Mather resigned Monday after video surfaced over the weekend of him expressing his...

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Shailene Woodley confirms she's engaged to Aaron Rodgers

Shailene Woodley confirmed that she’s engaged to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.The actor discussed her...

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The Latest: Mexico receives shipment of Sputnik V vaccine

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has received its first shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.Some 200,000 doses arrived to...

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The Latest: Big West hoops tournaments banning spectators

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Big West Conference will hold its men’s...

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Four-time Pro Bowl guard Iupati retires after 11 seasons

Four-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Mike Iupati says he’s retiring after 11 seasons in the NFL with three NFC West...

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Ravens promote Ver Steeg to be running backs coach

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens promoted Craig Ver Steeg to be their running backs coach.The 60-year-old Ver...

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Michigan's Harbaugh adds another coach off brother's staff

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has added another assistant off his brother's coaching staff.Harbaugh...

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Alvarez headlines first boxing card at Dolphins home stadium

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — With a growing reputation as boxing’s most popular fighter, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is preparing to...

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AP source: Panthers re-sign WRs Zylstra, Kirkwood

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have agreed to one-year contracts with restricted free agent wide receivers...

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Sola Winley hired by MLS as EVP chief diversity officer

NEW YORK (AP) — Sola Winley was hired by Major League Soccer as executive vice president and chief diversity, equity and...

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Kansas City quarterback Mahomes, fiancee welcome baby girl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his fiancee, Brittany Matthews, are parents to a...

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Jackson State gives Deion Sanders shutout in coaching debut

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jalon Jones threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Jackson State rolled past NAIA Edward...

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Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II faces 14 years for assaults

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II agreed Friday to accept a 14-year prison sentence for raping a...

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NFL's Kamara races into NASCAR as a team sponsor at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alvin Kamara, NFL star and new NASCAR fan, has put some of his own money into the sport as a team...

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Packers release LB Christian Kirksey, OT Rick Wagner

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers released linebacker Christian Kirksey and offensive tackle Rick Wagner, two of...

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NFL teams brace for tight budgets with likely salary cap cut

It's too early to know where the NFL salary cap will end up in the range of $180 million to $198 million coming off a...

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AP source: Buffalo Bills LB Matt Milano to test free agency

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Starting linebacker Matt Milano will explore free agency next month because of Buffalo's salary-cap...

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Ex-Cyclones DB Deon Broomfield returning to coach safeties

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa State defensive back Deon Broomfield is returning to the Cyclones to coach the safeties, coach...

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AP source: Panthers cut Boston, 2 others to save cap space

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are releasing veteran safety Tre Boston, defensive end Stephen Weatherly and...

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Opinion: Everyone is a winner in Eagles' Carson Wentz deal with Colts

After weeks of speculation, the Carson Wentz trade watch came to an end Thursday as the Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis...

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QB Joe Milton enters transfer portal, leaving Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan quarterback Joe Milton has entered the transfer portal, depleting coach Jim Harbaugh's depth...

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Aaron Kromer is 7th assistant to leave Rams' coaching staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams say they have mutually parted ways with Aaron Kromer, their offensive line coach and...

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Former WWE wrestlers take brain damage case to Supreme Court

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several former pro wrestlers who claimed in lawsuits that World Wrestling Entertainment failed to...

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Alabama hires ex-Texas assistant Valai as cornerbacks coach

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — National champion Alabama has hired former Texas assistant Jay Valai as cornerbacks coach.Coach Nick...

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Falcons clear cap space by releasing veterans Allen, Bailey

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have cleared almost $11 million in cap space by releasing two veterans — safety Ricardo...

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AP source: Eagles send Carson Wentz to Colts for draft picks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz helped steer the Philadelphia Eagles to the franchise’s only Super Bowl title and later...

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NFL to test new position-specific helmet designed for pros

SEATTLE (AP) — The NFL says the first position-specific helmet created for its players represents a major step in helmet...

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NFL increases salary cap minimum to $180 million

The NFL has increased the salary cap to a minimum of $180 million for the 2021 season.The league and the NFL Players...

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Tim Tebow retires from baseball after five years with Mets

Tim Tebow is retiring from baseball after five years as a minor leaguer with the New York Mets.The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner...

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Rush Limbaugh, voice of American conservatism, has died

Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a captivating brand of...

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Mark Davis excited to own Las Vegas Aces

Mark Davis is all in on the Las Vegas Aces.The Raiders owner was officially approved to buy the franchise by the WNBA Board of...

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Steelers GM Colbert: Work to do to bring back Big Ben

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is still a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yet despite optimistic overtones from both...

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AP Top 25 Podcast: Sarkisian's road from rehab to Texas

Steve Sarkisian was out of college football five years ago, having lost a dream job because of his struggles with...

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New era, new look: Jaguars will primarily wear teal at home

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Coach Urban Meyer's new-look Jacksonville Jaguars will have, well, a new look.The Jaguars changed...

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VIRUS TODAY: White House says U.S. vaccinations picking up

Here's what's happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY— The White House said...

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Lions hire Antwaan Randle El to coach wide receivers

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have hired wide receivers coach Antwaan Randle El.Detroit coach Dan Campbell added...

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Mullen focuses on Florida amid college football concerns

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen finally acknowledged making some “regrettable” comments last year, none more...

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Aargh! Tampa delays Gasparilla pirate festival until 2022

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For more than 100 years, Tampa has held a celebration of pirate lore known as Gasparilla. Avast, mateys,...

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Steelers hire Grady Brown as secondary coach

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have hired Grady Brown as their new secondary coach.The team made the announcement on...

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Dolphins kicker Sanders signs $22 million deal through 2026

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins kicker Jason Sanders has a new contract to go with his All-Pro status.Sanders, the Dolphins' leader...

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The Latest: BC-Ga Tech men's hoops off, delays coach's debut

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Boston College men’s basketball game at...

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AP source: Panthers to release 2-time Pro Bowl DT Short

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are releasing two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short, a person familiar...

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Jags add 3 to personnel staff, including Davis, MacCracken

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars added to their personnel staff Tuesday by hiring Michael Davis as senior...

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Girl hurt in crash involving Chiefs coach Britt Reid awake

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 5-year-old girl left critically injured and in a coma following a crash this month involving Kansas...

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Opinion: J.J. Watt is leaving Houston because Texans made staying unthinkable

There are many reasons why the Houston Texans have recently been one of the great cosmic examples of putridity. It's the way...

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Former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson found dead in hotel room

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead Monday at a Florida hotel room, days after...

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New coordinator Sean Desai trying to tune up Bears defense

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — There’s good reason for the Chicago Bears to think some of Vic Fangio’s defensive knowledge rubbed off...

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Jaguars announce hires of veteran executive Gamble, Stamper

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars announced the hiring of veteran NFL executive Tom Gamble and former Florida...

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Sheriff: Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson, 38, found dead in Florida hotel room

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff: Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson, 38, found dead in Florida hotel room.

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Daughter of Bills, Sabres owners into all-US QF in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After Jessica Pegula earned her first trip to a Grand Slam quarterfinal, the daughter of the owners...

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Column: Meyer should know by now he's not in college anymore

If nothing else, Urban Meyer should know by now that he’s not in college anymore.The fact he didn’t seem to grasp that before...

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The Latest: LA County says medical center broke virus rules

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County officials say that the Northridge Hospital Medical Center violated county rules when it...

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NFL WR Hogan declares for Premier Lacrosse League draft

Chris Hogan is trading touchdowns for goals and returning to his athletic roots.The NFL wide receiver, who most recently played...

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AP Interview: Manziel says he's done with football -- mostly

ATLANTA (AP) — No more football for Johnny Football unless it's just for kicks.After a self-destructing pro career that never...

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NFL alumni group updates its playbook to address money game

As intense and emotional as Richard Sherman is while trying to help his football team win, he's just as passionate when he...

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Jaguars split with accused racist strength coach Chris Doyle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars and embattled strength coach Chris Doyle parted ways Friday night, a few...

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NFL writer Terez Paylor of Yahoo dies unexpectedly at age 37

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Terez Paylor, the popular NFL writer and Pro Football Hall of Fame voter whose career took him from the...

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Analysis: Texans self-destructing with each bad move

HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt is gone from the Houston Texans, and Deshaun Watson wants out, too.The Texans have been making plenty...

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Embattled Jacksonville Jaguars strength coach Chris Doyle resigns, hours after diversity group blasted hiring

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Embattled Jacksonville Jaguars strength coach Chris Doyle resigns, hours after diversity group...

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Jets hire Scarnecchia, who has ties to 2 NFL video scandals

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets coach Robert Saleh has added Steve Scarnecchia, who has ties to two NFL videotaping...

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Falcons hire former Texans executive Olsen as senior VP

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have hired former Houston Texans executive Chris Olsen as senior director of football...

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Column: Are you ready for some (more) football!

ATLANTA (AP) — Are you ready for some (more) football!You see, there’s no reason to take a break from the gridiron just because...

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Bengals wrap up coaching changes with new WR assistant

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor finished his of-season coaching staff changes by hiring former Tulsa...

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Hall of Famer Jordan set for biggest leap yet into NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Jordan may take his biggest leap yet -- and he’s trying to change the game again.Jordan...

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Watt, Texans 'mutually' agree to split in more team upheaval

HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt didn't just play for the Houston Texans, he was the Houston Texans.The physical embodiment of a young...

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Ravens CB Smith unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was unharmed after he and his family were robbed at gunpoint in...

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Twin brothers Mike and Maurkice Pouncey retire from NFL

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike and Maurkice Pouncey came into the world together.They're leaving the NFL in the same way.The...

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Expected top pick Lawrence throws for Meyer, NFL teams

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence worked out for several NFL personnel including his expected future pro...

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Houston Texans agree to “mutually part ways” with star defensive end J.J. Watt

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans agree to “mutually part ways” with star defensive end J.J. Watt.

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Troy Aikman: Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott are not in rebuild mode

One year ago, Troy Aikman sauntered away from a Q&A session with a media throng at the Miami Beach Convention Center, just...

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Jags' Meyer defends hiring ex-Iowa coach accused of racism

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer defended the hiring of a former Iowa assistant accused of racism, saying Thursday he...

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Morris sees opportunity in taking over Rams' No. 1 defense

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Raheem Morris and Sean McVay first met on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' coaching staff over a decade ago, and...

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Chargers' Staley rounds out staff by hiring 16 coaches

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Staley said when he was hired as coach of the Los Angeles Chargers last month that he wanted...

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Raptors to keep calling Tampa home for rest of season

The Toronto Raptors aren’t going back to Toronto this season.Ongoing challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic and how...

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Vikes add DB coach Scott, Zimmer pal Guenther, kicker Joseph

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings filled out their staff Thursday by hiring Karl Scott as defensive backs coach and...

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Saleh retains ST coordinator Boyer on Jets staff

NEW YORK (AP) — Brant Boyer has been retained by new Jets coach Robert Saleh as New York's special teams coordinator.This is...

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49ers fill out coaching staff after Saleh's departure

The San Francisco 49ers announced several coaching staff changes and hires Thursday after the departures earlier this offseason...

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New trial in ex-football hero's killing can't be for murder

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The new trial for the man convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 shooting death of a former NFL player...

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Titans coach Mike Vrabel adds pair of offensive assistants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have hired Erik Frazier as an offensive skill assistant and Jason Houghtaling as...

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NHL takes big stride on data and analytics with AWS deal

The NHL is taking another step forward in data, analytics, and puck and player tracking.The league has reached an agreement...

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Brady-Brate trophy pass wows Bucs' Super Bowl boat parade

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Even on the water, it seems the connection between seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady and...

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Lions add Jett Modkins, DeOn’tae Pannell to coaching staff

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have added assistant special teams coach Jett Modkins to Dan Campbell's staff.The...

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Bears hire former Packers DC Pettine as defensive assistant

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears hired former Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine as a senior...

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Northwestern hires Raiders' O'Neil as defensive coordinator

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern hired Las Vegas Raiders defensive backs coach Jim O’Neil as defensive coordinator on...

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Florida gov takes aim at media for Super Bowl virus coverage

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis again lashed out at the news media when he suggested Wednesday a bias in...

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Carlson: Super Bowl was about Tom Brady, Bucs' defense & Gronk — but this Oklahoman had a part, too

Codey McElroy watched Tampa Bay transform in the days leading up to the Super Bowl. He could see it from his apartment in the...

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2 Iowa assistant coaches leaving; lineman passes on 5th year

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa running backs coach Derrick Foster and offensive line coach Tim Polasek are leaving for other jobs...

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AP Source: Broncos to release CB A.J. Bouye after 1 season

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos are releasing cornerback A.J. Bouye after one tumultuous season, a person familiar with the...

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Jets hire former RB/KR Leon Washington as ST assistant

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Jets star running back/kick returner Leon Washington has been hired by new coach Robert Saleh...

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Ex-Clemson QB Lawrence to have surgery before NFL draft

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence will have surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder before the...

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QB Heinicke re-signs with Washington for $8.75M over 2 years

Taylor Heinicke hoped an impressive performance in his playoff debut would keep him in the NFL.It did more than that.Heinicke...

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More Texans turnover: Team president resigns after 20 years

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans president Jamey Rootes has resigned after more than 20 years, the team's latest move in an...

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NFL carousel will spin soon, and not just for quarterbacks

The Matthew Stafford-Jared Goff trade not only has whet fans' appetites for big deals, it's caused a social media frenzy about...

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A look back at the Bucs' impressive run to Super Bowl title

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' run from the wild card to Super Bowl champions was a remarkable one.Tom Brady and the Bucs became the...

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Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77

Marty Schottenheimer’s NFL coaching career was as remarkable as it was flummoxing. There were 200 regular-season wins, the...

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Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid on leave after crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid, the son of head coach Andy Reid, has been...

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Reich adds Mawae, Milanovich to revamped coaching staff

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich has revamped his staff by hiring five new assistants, including Hall...

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2nd man charged with flying drone near pre-Super Bowl events

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man faces up to a year in federal prison for flying a drone near the location of the Super...

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Sportbooks say pre-Super Bowl push for new customers scored

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Scuba divers or astronauts on the International Space Station may be the only humans who avoided a...

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Klint Kubiak moves up to Vikings OC after dad's retirement

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will keep their playbook in the family with the promotion of Klint Kubiak to offensive...

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Giants quarterback Alex Tanney retires after 9 NFL seasons

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Alex Tanney, who threw 15 passes in a nine-year NFL career, has retired.The Giants announced the...

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Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77

Marty Schottenheimer’s NFL coaching career was as remarkable as it was flummoxing.There were 200 regular-season wins, the...

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Vanderbilt football coach Clark Lea adds 2 more assistants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea has hired North Dakota State's AJ Blazek as his new offensive line coach and...

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Wilson relishes honor, but football concerns remain in focus

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson is tired of getting hit. Tired of taking sacks.His frustration is to the point that Wilson took...

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Super Bowl reaches game's smallest TV audience since 2006

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic-era Super Bowl between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs reached the big game's...

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Analysis: NFL hopes for normality in 2021, starting at draft

Maybe the lack of competitiveness in the Super Bowl was a good sign for the NFL.After a year in which the challenges of playing...

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AP source: Chiefs' Mahomes to have surgery on toe injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will have surgery this week on the turf toe injury he...

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Marty Schottenheimer, coach of 4 NFL teams and winner of 200 games, dies at 77

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Marty Schottenheimer, coach of 4 NFL teams and winner of 200 games, dies at 77.

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Super Bowl on CBS draws audience of 96.4 million viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ rout of the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl drew a total audience of 96.4...

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Analysis: Brady shows James proof that age is but a number

Tom Brady is doing things at 43 that no NFL player has done. Super Bowl champion, again. Super Bowl MVP, again. More touchdown...

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Analysis: Bucs laugh off fouls as Chiefs see red over yellow

With such a paucity of penalties, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were able to laugh of their infrequent infractions in Super Bowl 55,...

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Opinion: Penalties, blunders, distractions doom Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55

TAMPA, Fla. — Run it back? A better slogan for the Kansas City Chiefs, considering the 31-9 spanking they took from Tom Brady...

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Opinion: Tom Brady's greatest gift to the Buccaneers? Making them believe they could be champions.

TAMPA, Fla. — The cell phones usually started chiming or buzzing late at night. Tom Brady wanted to further solidify the mental...

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Bucs hope to keep core together to chase another Super Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s coming back. So is Bruce Arians.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are already thinking about what it’ll...

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Bears promote DeFilippo to pass game coordinator

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears promoted John DeFilippo to pass game coordinator while keeping him in his role as...

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Brent Vigen hired as Montana State football coach

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Brent Vigen, who recruited Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz to North Dakota State and Buffalo...

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Bucs, Lightning, Rays transform Tampa Bay into Titletown

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Fans, many of them of them not wearing masks, poured into downtown streets and packed bars and nightclubs...

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Packers going with Joe Barry as defensive coordinator

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are giving Joe Barry a third chance as an NFL defensive coordinator.Packers coach...

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(E)asy does it: Edmonton’s CFL team mulls name choices

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — E-e-asy now. Edmonton’s CFL team has a shortlist of seven candidates for its new name. And, like the...

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Steelers hire longtime NFL assistant Sullivan as QB coach

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers filled their remaining coaching vacancies on Monday, hiring longtime NFL assistant...

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49ers sign backup QB Josh Rosen to 1-year extension

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers signed backup quarterback Josh Rosen and running back Austin Walter to...

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Tampa mayor addresses maskless fans after Super Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for the mayor's order requiring masks at Super Bowl parties. Videos went viral on social media,...

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Bucs' Javadifar, Locust 1st female coaches to win Super Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar, Super Bowl champs.To their many fans in the NFL world and beyond, that’s...

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Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea adds Earl Bennett to his staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea has hired two more staff members, with former NFL wide receiver Earl Bennett...

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Chiefs head into offseason with core intact, plenty of holes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs were so confident in their Super Bowl-winning roster from the 2019 season that they did...

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Man charged with trespassing after run on Super Bowl field

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who ran onto the field during the Super Bowl has been charged with trespassing.With the world...

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Analysis: Credit or blame Brady for all things Super Bowl

Credit Tom Brady. Or blame him.When it comes to the Super Bowl's most successful performer, it all depends upon your...

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New normal: Brady gets 7th trophy in a season to remember

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much of it looked familiar — from the heartfelt rendering of the national anthem, to the silvery,...

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Opinion: Pro Football Hall of Fame finally corrects a wrong by selecting Cowboys great Drew Pearson for induction

TAMPA, Fla. How did Drew Pearson get the news that he was finally, after all these years, selected for induction into the Pro...

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Bucs' Arians scoffs at rumors, says he's returning 'for 2'

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seconds after linebacker Devin White intercepted a pass in the end zone, Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians...

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Tom Brady wins Super Bowl No. 7, Buccaneers beat Chiefs 31-9

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady made the Buccaneers, their fans and their city believe from the moment he arrived in Tampa...

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Gronk, AB, Fournette team up for Super Bowl TDs, Bucs top KC

One came out of retirement, another emerged from football purgatory and a third was plucked from limbo-land.Rob Gronkowski,...

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Buccaneers defense rises to occasion again in Super Bowl win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay’s defense finished its redemption tour with a Super Bowl championship.Overwhelmed by Patrick...

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Longtime ESPN baseball correspondent Pedro Gomez dies at 58

Pedro Gomez, a longtime baseball correspondent for ESPN who covered more than 25 World Series, has died. He was 58.Gomez died...

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Chiefs' Reid: 'My heart bleeds' for those in son's car crash

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Sunday night that his “heart bleeds” for those injured in a car crash involving his...

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AP PHOTOS: Tom Brady wins 7th Super Bowl, 1st with Tampa Bay

Tom Brady has won a record seventh Super Bowl in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, throwing three touchdown...

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3rd down struggles doom Mahomes, Chiefs in Super Bowl

Patrick Mahomes has always seemed to save his best work for the most important down.With the ability to scramble and improvise...

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Chiefs lose composure and see red amid a sea of yellow

Offsides. Unnecessary roughness. Unsportsmanlike conduct. Pass interference. And holding. Lots of holding.All those penalties...

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Column: Brady remains great in a season like no other

The stadium was full of cardboard cutouts and people in masks. A poet — yes, a poet — introduced us to some real heroes, and...

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Buccaneers batter Mahomes in 31-9 Super Bowl rout of Chiefs

What made the Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL over the past three years had been his uncanny...

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Super Bowl in Tampa creates 'craziness' outside, inside

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Wearing N95 masks and plastic face shields, John Goodman, his wife Alison McMillian and their two teenage...

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Brady wins 5th Super Bowl MVP award with vintage performance

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady took one final snap, went down on his knee, popped up and hugged his Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

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Amazon, Cadillac score with Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK (AP) — During this year's Super Bowl, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reigned supreme on the field. During advertising's...

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Super Bowl ads went for light humor. Not all succeeded

The mood on the field was tense during the Super Bowl as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trounced the Kansas City Chiefs. Off the...

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Tom Brady wins 7th Super Bowl and 1st with Tampa Bay as Buccaneers beat Kansas City Chiefs 31-9

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady wins 7th Super Bowl and 1st with Tampa Bay as Buccaneers beat Kansas City Chiefs 31-9.

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The Latest: Brady, Bucs dominate Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl

The Latest on Super Bowl 55 (All times EST):___10:12 p.m.Tom Brady threw two of his three touchdown passes to Rob Gronkowski...

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The Latest: Robinhood's ad emerges from the time capsule

TAMPA (AP) — The latest news on Super Bowl commercials. (All times EST.)___10 p.m.Smartphone-based stock market investment...

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Review: Yawn, is it Monday yet? The Weeknd bores at halftime

NEW YORK (AP) — His name is The Weeknd but his Super Bowl performance felt like a dreary Monday morning.The pop star headlined...

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Chiefs' Watkins, Bucs' Brown and Brate active for Super Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will each have key receivers who were questionable with...

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Slain FBI agent remembered for success fighting child porn

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A slain FBI agent was remembered for his intelligence, keen wit and for an investigation that took...

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Super Bowl LV: Meet the 55 people who make Buccaneers vs. Chiefs intriguing

Fifty-five people will make Super Bowl LV something to behold. Here are the Buccaneers, Chiefs, broadcasters and more you’re...

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The biggest win: In 2020, NFL found ways to play every game

More than the youth of Patrick Mahomes or the agelessness of Tom Brady, the most compelling story surrounding this year’s Super...

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Manning and Lynch join together for a 3rd career highlight

NFL greats elsewhere, Peyton Manning and John Lynch shared a second career in Denver. Now they have a third mutual...

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Tramel: Oklahoma State football can't even take pride in Tyreek Hill, its Super Bowl star

Penn State put out a tweet the other day. “A Penn Stater Has Appeared In EVERY SUPER BOWL.” And underneath that proclamation,...

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Rodgers wins 3rd MVP, Donald gets 3rd top defensive player

A pair of Aarons pulled off an NFL hat trick Saturday night.Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers earned his third Associated Press...

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Florida: Slain FBI agent remembered for protecting children

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A slain FBI agent was remembered for her strength, infectious laugh, love of family and commitment...

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Game changers: Manning, Woodson, Megatron headed to Hall

Though others have eclipsed him in some sections of the record book, Peyton Manning’s stamp on the NFL is very much a thing of...

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The Latest: Peyton Manning gets Hall call

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame class announced Saturday during the NFL Honors TV show (All...

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Peyton Manning elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Peyton Manning elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wins NFL MVP award for third time

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wins NFL MVP award for third time.

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The Latest: Packers' Aaron Rodgers wins 3rd MVP Award

The Latest on the NFL individual awards presented Saturday during the NFL Honors TV show (All times EST):___10:42 p.m.No...

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Tom Flores elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Flores elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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John Lynch elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — John Lynch elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Bill Nunn elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bill Nunn elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Alan Faneca elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alan Faneca elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Drew Pearson elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Drew Pearson elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Calvin Johnson elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Calvin Johnson elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Charles Woodson elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Charles Woodson elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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AFC champion Chiefs arrive in Tampa day before Super Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs have touched down at the Super Bowl.The AFC champions arrived in...

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Things to Know: Virus experts hope Super Bowl won't sack US

Here’s what’s happening Saturday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY:— Health officials are on...

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Quieter Radio Row at Super Bowl still had success

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Radio Row at the Super Bowl is usually one of the most happening spots during the week, reaching peak levels...

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NFL and union tell teams what celebrations are allowed

The NFL and the players' union sent a memo to the Super Bowl teams Saturday detailing what celebrations attended by players and...

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Pandemic pivot: NFL guides small businesses in tough times

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lennise Germany’s personal and professional lives were twisted, tangled and turned upside down in a matter...

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A 3-0 final score? Nobody wants to see Super Bowl like that

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There was one other time when this year’s Super Bowl teams, the Chiefs and Buccaneers, closed out the season...

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A look inside how CBS planned Super Sunday coverage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS and NBC trading Super Bowls is one of the rare times that might end up benefitting both networks.Under...

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Officials plead: Don't let Super Bowl become superspreader

Kansas City Chiefs superfan Ty Rowton hugged strangers in the streets of Miami last year after watching his team win the Super...

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Defense could be decisive in Super Bowl of dynamic offenses

Suggesting that defense could decide this Super Bowl might seem like heresy.With Patrick Mahomes and the explosive Kansas City...

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Storylines galore as Brady, Mahomes command Super Bowl stage

Someone will make history Sunday in a Super Bowl so filled with storylines it would fill a season of TV programming.Tom Brady,...

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Chiefs' Kpassagnon driven to succeed on, off football field

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tanoh Kpassagnon grew up in a home where excellent grades and academic achievements were not only...

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NBA tells teams to exercise caution when watching Super Bowl

The NBA doesn't want the Super Bowl to turn into a superspreader.Mindful of the potential of virus-related issues that can come...

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Bucs kicker in 1st Super Bowl vs. team that drafted him

Tampa Bay kicker Ryan Succop’s NFL career has gone from Mr. Irrelevant in 2009 finally to his first Super Bowl in his 12th...

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Charlie Krueger, longtime star tackle for 49ers, dies at 84

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Charlie Krueger, a star defensive tackle who spent his 16-year NFL career with the San Francisco...

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Coast Guard honors Black veteran, NFL great Emlen Tunnell

Before he became the first Black player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Emlen Tunnell served in the Coast Guard...

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Best of the best impressed: 'Brady is the gold standard'

Ahead of his 10th Super Bowl appearance, The Associated Press asked the best of the best — eight current and former champions...

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Brady vs. Mahomes offers Super Bowl of contrasting styles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tom Brady is the quintessential pocket passer, standing tall behind his offensive line and slinging the...

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Carlson: Super Bowl official Sarah Thomas will make history, but keep an eye on this Oklahoma female referee

Shannon Ford was never scared of anything on the football field. She’d run into opponents. She’d run over opponents. Whatever...

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California adds mass vaccination sites despite short supply

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is adding mass inoculation sites even as the shortage of coronavirus vaccine has local...

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The Latest: Sri Lankan officials say vaccinations advancing

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan health officials said on Saturday that more than half of the health workers and frontline...

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No. 6 Stanford finally home, avenges earlier loss to Buffs

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Finally playing back on campus after more than two months as nomads, Stanford hardly delivered its best...

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Brees renegotiates to help Saints with cap if he retires

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees has agreed to renegotiate his salary down to the NFL minimum in 2021, a move that would save the...

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Nickelodeon to have big presence in CBS Super Bowl coverage

There might be a kids-focused broadcast of the Super Bowl eventually. It just won't be this year.Nickelodeon will still have a...

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Los Angeles limits new vaccinations amid tight supplies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is adding mass inoculation sites even as the shortage of coronavirus vaccine has local...

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Super party on for fans in Tampa, even if it's more low-key

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Craig Cathers is decked out like a guy who's ready — totally fired up — for his team to play in the Super...

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Chiefs coach Britt Reid in car crash injuring 2 young kids

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, the son of head coach Andy Reid, was involved in a...

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Clyde Christensen was Bucs' chaplain plus Tom Brady's coach

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clyde Christensen had a bigger role than just being Tom Brady’s quarterbacks coach this season.The...

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Glazer resistance to protests at Man U has faded fans' fight

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Protests against his family’s ownership of Manchester United have long bemused Joel Glazer.“I get...

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Disney World's Super Bowl parade is nixed, but ad will air

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney's Super Bowl parade has been nixed, but the filming of the “I'm Going to Disney World" commercial...

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Chiefs, Bucs relatively healthy heading into Super Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will head into the Super Bowl on Sunday relatively...

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Josh Evans, Titans tackle in 2000 Super Bowl, dies at 48

ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Evans, a defensive tackle who started for the Tennessee Titans in the 2000 Super Bowl, has died. Evans was...

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Super Bowl 55: A Viewer's Guide to get you through Sunday

Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers marks the biggest day of sports broadcasting for...

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Brady is not the better quarterback in the game, but Tampa Bay's defense is stout

19 years ago against the Rams, the Patriots overcame Brady's lack of quarterbacking status; maybe the same plot will happen

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NFL writes to Biden offering all stadiums as vaccine sites

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The NFL is telling the federal government it will make the remaining of the league's 30 stadiums available...

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Super Bowl ads aim to comfort and connect

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl ads each year offer a snapshot of the American psyche. And this year, it's a doozy.After a year of...

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Chiefs aim to repeat as Super Bowl champs against Buccaneers

TAMPA BAY (15-5) at KANSAS CITY (16-2)Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE — Chiefs by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD — Buccaneers 11-8;...

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1st-quarter TD in Super Bowl gaping hole in Brady's resume

For all Tom Brady’s success in the Super Bowl — he has an NFL-record six rings — his resume has a gaping hole: The star...

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Brady, improved defense keys to Bucs winning Super Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t be denied.The 43-year-old six-time Super Bowl champion may no...

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From players to pedigree, Chiefs edge on Bucs in all aspects

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes has surpassed Tom Brady as the NFL’s best quarterback.Tyreek Hill is superior to Mike...

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Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson top Hall of Fame candidates

More than two decades ago, Charles Woodson beat out Peyton Manning for a prestigious college award. Something called the...

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Dilemma: Only fools bet against Brady. Or against Mahomes

Here's the dilemma prognosticators face for Sunday's Super Bowl:Only fools bet against Tom Brady. Or against Patrick Mahomes.So...

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Somehow, the NFL pulled off playing every game in a pandemic

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Playing a contact sport in the middle of a pandemic seemed unthinkable to everyone except the NFL when the...

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Reid, Arians bring stellar offensive systems to Super Bowl

Andy Reid came up in the West Coast offense where the quarterback performs almost like an NBA point guard, using short passes...

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Biden dogs to make appearance during Puppy Bowl

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s dogs will make an appearance during the Puppy Bowl this weekend.The two German...

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NFL Hall of Fame coach Bill Cowher has memoir out in June

NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame coach and NFL analyst Bill Cowher has a book coming out in June that his publisher is calling...

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QB Club: Favre looks at Brady, Manning, Mahomes and Rodgers

Brett Favre looks at the quarterbacks on display this weekend with an admiration as strong as the throws he made as a Pro...

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Brady, Mahomes have mastered the art of avoiding the sack

No matter how many times Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes might find themselves pressured by a pass rusher during the Super Bowl...

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Center-QB relationship marked by quirks, powdered backsides

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Jensen's introduction to Tom Brady last March began with some predictable small talk over the phone.You...

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Lamb ready for Prescott’s return to Cowboys in ’21

Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb says he prefers to “stay in the shadows as of right now.” Sure, his 935 receiving yards and...

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Jeudy lauds Lock, Watson in eyebrow-raising media tour

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jerry Jeudy says he’s working on his hand-eye coordination and doing exercises to strengthen his grip...

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NFL players continue fighting for social justice, diversity

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NFL players and their union want the league to continue fighting for social justice and they’re still...

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Young Bucs secondary braces for another dose of Tyreek Hill

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Like most NFL cornerbacks, Carlton Davis plays with a short-term memory but never forgets a bad...

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Chiefs' success big reason why fans will be at Super Bowl

There will be about 25,000 fans inside Raymond James Stadium for the Super Bowl on Sunday. One reason the Buccaneers and Chiefs...

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Column: On eve of Super Bowl, Goodell takes a victory lap

The victory lap Roger Goodell took from the podium Thursday in Tampa Bay was hardly unexpected — and surely not unwarranted. He...

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CBS' Brown to host record 10th Super Bowl pregame show

CBS' James Brown knows what it is like to host Super Bowl pregame shows when the day transcended beyond the teams competing for...

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Goodell: Many lessons NFL learned in 2020 will carry forward

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The many lessons learned from 2020 will be needed as the NFL moves forward, Commissioner Roger Goodell noted...

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Big Macs attack: McCaffrey's QB son joins him at N Colorado

Northern Colorado coach Ed McCaffrey brought in a graduate-transfer quarterback that he definitely loves.His name: Dylan...

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Chargers QB Justin Herbert excited for new start with Staley

Justin Herbert has had a busy four weeks since the Los Angeles Chargers ended their season but he already has set his sights on...

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The Latest: Goodell: NFL will look at rules for coach hiring

The Latest on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's news conference (all times EST):___2:50 p.m.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says...

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Check downs? More like checkmate as Chiefs take what's given

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The casual football fan is likely to describe the Kansas City Chiefs offense this way: a go-for-broke,...

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The Weeknd vows to tone it down for his Super Bowl show

The Weeknd may be known for his graphic music videos and performances featuring blood and violence, but the three-time Grammy...

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Atlanta Falcons owner donating $17M to civil rights museum

ATLANTA (AP) — The billionaire owner of the Atlanta Falcons is donating $17 million to help a civil rights museum expand and...

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Physical secondary play in Super Bowl could test officials

The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers got to the Super Bowl using a similar strategy in the secondary.Their...

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Kittle dismisses 'chatter' about Niners trading Garoppolo

George Kittle dismissed talk about the San Francisco 49ers possibly trading Jimmy Garoppolo the way he sheds tacklers after...

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Chiefs under pressure to ditch the tomahawk chop celebration

Pressure is mounting for the Super Bowl-bound Kansas City Chiefs to abandon a popular tradition in which fans break into a “war...

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Fournette, Bell go from lots of losing to Super Bowl

Leonard Fournette predicted this day would come. He surely had no idea this is how he'd get here.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

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The Latest: Mexico sees near-record daily coronavirus deaths

MEXICO CITY — Mexico reported a near-record 1,707 confirmed coronavirus deaths Wednesday, as the country runs out of...

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CBS' Cowher: Chiefs, Bucs able to get to top due to coaches

Bill Cowher would love nothing more than to see the Pittsburgh Steelers return to the Super Bowl. Still, Sunday's matchup...

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Watson? Newton? Smith? Allen? Washington explores QB options

Washington will have a starting quarterback next season. Just don't expect Ron Rivera to tip his hand on who that will be.Trade...

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AB says he's grateful for 2nd chance provided by Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Antonio Brown says he’s grateful to be back in the NFL, let alone preparing to play in the Super Bowl.The...

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NFL: Concussions down about 5%, masks limited flu cases

Playing a season through a pandemic did not take the NFL's attention off other health issues, specifically concussions, with...

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Lions add D-line coach Todd Walsh to Dan Campbell's staff

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have hired defensive line coach Todd Walsh, adding another veteran assistant to new...

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Tom Brady has denied 27 QBs in unparalleled playoff success

When a baby-faced Tom Brady made his first trip to the Super Bowl 19 years ago, Kurt Warner served up the main headline at...

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Officials say $44M in fake sports gear seized over past year

As the Super Bowl approaches, officials said Wednesday more than 169,000 counterfeit sports-related items worth $44 million...

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Officials: no Super Bowl threat amid rise of white supremacy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There is no specific threat of an attack connected to the Super Bowl and related events despite concerns...

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Championship pedigree: Chiefs rarely falter in tense moments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs would be the first to tell you that the final score is all that matters.All but...

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No longer old 'Shady,' Bucs' McCoy has shot at Super repeat

LeSean McCoy knows the end is near.Maybe after the Super Bowl. Maybe after next season.The 32-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

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Favre, Chesney, Saban taking part in Super Bowl town hall

Brett Favre knows something about Super Bowls. Nick Saban knows a bit about winning championships. Kenny Chesney knows all...

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Super Bowl could be farewell for several pending free agents

It’s unlikely Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady will have their same receiving corps next season.Kansas City and Tampa Bay have...

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Ahead of Super Bowl halftime performance, The Weeknd shifts tour dates, including Oklahoma concert, as COVID pandemic continues

The Weeknd's "The After Hours Tour" was originally slated to start in 2020, but now it won't start until early 2022.

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Jazmine Sullivan talks Super Bowl gig and Whitney Houston

NEW YORK (AP) — Jazmine Sullivan knows she and Eric Church are completely different artists, but the R&B star said she's...

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Mahomes the rare quarterback with no weakness

When it comes to judging the best quarterbacks, they all seem to have at least one deficiency.Whether it’s pocket passers like...

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Fauci warns against Super Bowl parties to avoid virus spread

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top infectious disease expert doesn't want the Super Bowl to turn into a super spreader.Dr....

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Saquon Barkley says knee doing well, won't set return date

Saquon Barkley says his surgically repaired knee is doing well, though the New York Giants star running back won’t set a target...

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Falcons executive Steve Cannon earns Salute to Service award

Atlanta Falcons executive Steve Cannon is the recipient of the NFL's Salute to Service Award.Now in its 10th year, the award...

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Thanks, WLAF! Player parlayed London life to Super Bowls

Dedrick Dodge has two Super Bowl rings — not bad for a guy who was working at an Anheuser-Busch plant after his Florida State...

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Tampa's famed strip clubs brace for an unusual Super Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Elizabeth Reed dances at Scores Gentleman's Club, a strip club near the stadium hosting the Super Bowl, and...

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10 for Tom: Brady joins exclusive club with 10th title game

A 10th trip to the Super Bowl puts Tom Brady in some exclusive company across sports.Brady’s 10th trip to the title round comes...

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QB whisperers Christensen, Moore see different side to Brady

Clyde Christensen mentored Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning before he became Tom Brady’s quarterbacks coach this season. Tom...

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ESPN uses technology to bring Davis, Rozelle back to life

Ken Rodgers had long been drawn to the idea of doing a documentary on the story-rich career of Al Davis, who was at the center...

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Gronk, Kelce revolutionized tight end spot in different ways

Gronk’s still got it. That silly, fun-loving personality that helped launch Rob Gronkowski into all-time fan favorite status in...

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NFL awards $50,000 to Light Lace sensors in 1st & Future

The NFL has awarded a $50,000 grant to Organic Robotics Corporation (ORC) of Ithaca, New York, for its Light Lace sensors that...

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Resilient Pierre-Paul excited to be back in Super Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nine years and a pair of career-threatening injuries later, Jason Pierre-Paul is back in the Super Bowl and...

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New Seahawks OC Shane Waldron hits all the right notes

SEATTLE (AP) — Shane Waldron hit all the right notes Tuesday as he discussed his first opportunity to be an offensive...

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Lea hires David Raih as Vanderbilt's offensive coordinator

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea has hired David Raih as his offensive coordinator and wide receivers...

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McCoy sees Brady-Mahomes as NFL's version of Jordan-Kobe

LeSean McCoy has watched both Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady up close the past two seasons. And he has a slam dunk comparison...

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New LSU coordinator Jones begins task of fixing defense

New LSU defensive coordinator Daronte Jones pledges that the unit he now oversees will err on the side of “overcommunicating”...

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Star-studded Chiefs rely heavily on late-round gems, too

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was an easy decision for Daniel Sorensen to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free...

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Steelers promote Adrian Klemm to offensive line coach

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are turning to Adrian Klemm to help turn around the team's underachieving offensive...

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Georgia Tech to host UNC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2021

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech will host North Carolina at Mercedes-Benz Stadium next season, the first of six consecutive years...

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Bieniemy doesn't ask to be 'poster boy' for Black coaches

Eric Bieniemy has become the cause celebre when it comes to minority assistants who have been denied the opportunity to become...

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Dolly Parton on Super Bowl commercial and COVID-19 vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton has been singing about everyday office employees working “9 to 5” for over 40 years, but now the...

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Out of Miller's shadow, Barrett aims to follow his footsteps

With some fresh but familiar advice from his mentor, Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett aims to wreck Patrick...

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Tramel: Tom Brady's Antique Roadshow shows that some Super Bowl hopefuls are only a QB away

The Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions swapped quarterbacks over the weekend. Matthew Stafford to LA, Jared Goff to Motown,...

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Black coordinators make Super Bowl history with Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Diversity matters to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the first team to reach the Super Bowl with a trio of Black...

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Virus may reduce total Super Bowl bets, but online to surge

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Here's one more thing the coronavirus pandemic has ruined for at least some people: betting on the...

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Gronk, Kelce revolutionized tight end spot in different ways

Gronk's still got it.That silly, fun-loving personality that helped launch Rob Gronkowski into all-time fan favorite status in...

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Spagnuolo defense perfect complement to elite Chiefs offense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rarely does Tom Brady allow his mind to wander back to the Super Bowl following the 2007 season. Steve...

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Packers planning for long-term future that includes Rodgers

Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst and coach Matt LaFleur say they expect Aaron Rodgers to remain their team’s...

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Ready, set, show: Chiefs' Hill offers to race Bucs' Miller

Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill wants to be the Super Bowl halftime show.Hill said Monday he’d be willing to race Tampa Bay...

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Bruschi returns to Arizona as senior football advisor

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tedy Bruschi is returning to Arizona football.The school announced Monday Brusci will serve as a senior...

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Chiefs' Robinson, Kilgore on COVID-19 list as close contacts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs placed a pair of backups, wide receiver Demarcus Robinson and center Daniel...

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Vikings pick Ryan Ficken as new special teams coordinator

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings promoted Ryan Ficken to special teams coordinator and hired Josh Hingst as strength...

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Super Bowl week helps 'shine a light' on human trafficking

One night when Kirk Cousins was 16, as he listened to a presentation at his family's church in Michigan, he learned for the...

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Column: One number looms large in Super Bowl of numbers

The Super Bowl is always defined by numbers, this one perhaps more than others because there’s one number — positive tests for...

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Bucs double up female coaches in Super Bowl with not 1 but 2

Maral Javadifar thought Katie Sowers making history a year ago as the first female to coach in a Super Bowl meant that topic...

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Witten becoming high school coach after 2nd NFL retirement

ARGYLE, Texas (AP) — Jason Witten is becoming a high school football coach after his second retirement from the NFL.The 11-time...

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Spagnuolo defense perfect complement to elite Chiefs offense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rarely does Tom Brady allow his mind to wander back to the Super Bowl following the 2007 season.Steve...

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Brady on playing past 45: 'I would definitely consider that'

Tom Brady keeps raising the bar about how long he could keep playing quarterback in the NFL.As the 43-year-old Brady prepares...

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Tampa Bay makes best of Super Bowl week amid sour economy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There have been four previous Super Bowls in Tampa, some amid war and economic distress, but none have faced...

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Here are 12 Super Bowl trivia questions and answers

Tom Brady hasn't played in every Super Bowl. It may only seem that way.Brady will lead his Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the...

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QB Dylan McCaffrey to join dad at Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Former Michigan quarterback Dylan McCaffrey announced on social media he plans to transfer to Northern...

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Brady Bunch: QB has taken over 200 teammates to Super Bowl

Some are Hall of Famers who are among the biggest names in the sport. Others are anonymous role players whose contributions...

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After shaky start, Chiefs' Hill matures into All-Pro star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill will be the first to tell you that he almost threw away...

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Brady, Mahomes prepare for 5th matchup after splitting 1st 4

There was a regular-season shootout and a playoff masterpiece the first season that Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady met on a...

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Reid and Arians are players' coaches with different style

From the moment he turns a news conference over to reporters with his signature “time’s yours” phrase, Andy Reid always sticks...

Sports

Super rematch: Hill burned Bucs repeatedly in 1st meeting

Tyreek Hill sprinted past cornerback Carlton Davis again, caught the ball in stride and then cut so sharply that safety Mike...

Health

'I have to go': Fans who've been to every Super Bowl book in

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Super Bowl is going to look different this year for three friends who've attended every installment...

Sports

Patricia Rooney, wife of late Steelers chairman, dead at 88

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patricia Rooney, the wife of late Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, has died. She was 88.The Steelers...

Business

AP sources: Lions trade Stafford to LA for Goff, draft picks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Detroit Lions are trading quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for...

Sports

AP source: Detroit Lions trading quarterback Matthew Stafford to Los Angeles Rams for quarterback Jared Goff and picks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AP source: Detroit Lions trading quarterback Matthew Stafford to Los Angeles Rams for quarterback Jared Goff...

Sports

Franks-to-Yeboah TD seals National's 27-24 Senior Bowl win

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M's Kellen Mond was the Senior Bowl Most Valuable Player but two fellow Southeastern Conference...

Health

Super distancing: CBS keeps season protocols for big game

Jim Nantz and Tony Romo were inseparable when CBS broadcast the Super Bowl two years ago. Next week, they won't see each other...

Sports

Chiefs following patchwork O-line into Super Bowl vs Bucs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs were supposed to have a talented lineup of millionaires, each a seasoned veteran...

Sports

Falcons hire former backup QB Yates as passing specialist

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — T.J. Yates is returning to the Atlanta Falcons as a coach.Yates, a native of suburban Atlanta who...

Health

NFL scrambles to keep charitable Super Bowl events in Tampa

Befitting the championship game of the nation's most popular sport, the Super Bowl is about more than football.Yes, who wins...

Sports

Pettine, Mennenga won't be back after Packers' playoff loss

Green Bay defensive coordinator Mike Pettine won't return to the team next season and special teams coordinator Shawn Mennenga...