NFL Super Bowl

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum, left, celebrates after a 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis. Keenum replaced an injured Sam Bradford, who had replaced an injured Teddy Bridgewater, all three of whom have expiring contracts after the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
January 18, 2018 - 2:19 pm
The list of players sitting out this weekend's conference championships is almost as impressive as the starting lineups: Julian Edelman. Carson Wentz. Dalvin Cook. Dont'a Hightower. Allen Robinson. Sam Bradford. Following the NFL's season of carnage that claimed the likes of, among others, Aaron...
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FILE - This July 19, 2016, file photo, shows US Bank stadium in Minneapolis, where the Super Bowl will take place Feb. 4. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 17, 2018 - 5:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Referee Gene Steratore will lead the seven-person crew of on-field game officials working the Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The other members of the officiating crew for the Feb. 4 game are Roy Ellison (umpire), Jerry Bergman (down judge), Byron Boston (line judge...
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January 17, 2018 - 2:55 pm
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January 17, 2018 - 10:53 am
Jan. 18 1938 — Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. His 90 shutouts is second on the career list to Walter Johnson and his 16 shutouts in 1916 is still the major league record. 1958 — Canadian born Willie O'Ree becomes the NHL's first black player for the Boston...
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, left, and Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn meet after an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 15-10. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
January 16, 2018 - 6:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doug Pederson was too close to Andy Reid to get fan approval when the Philadelphia Eagles hired him to replace Chip Kelly. Pederson was Reid's first starting quarterback in Philadelphia back in 1999 when he groomed rookie Donovan McNabb. Then Pederson served as an assistant...
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Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer waves as fans looked into his post-game press conference following a 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 16, 2018 - 5:52 pm
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Mike Zimmer was already smiling more than usual, sporting a relaxed look of satisfaction rarely revealed in public during the NFL season, when he really let his guard down a few minutes into his postgame news conference deep inside Minnesota's still-buzzing stadium. "Hey...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2017, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, talks with a fan after a news conference at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, N.C. Earnhardt Jr. barely had time to ease into retirement before NBC Sports gave him a full workload. Earnhardt will be part of the network's pregame show before the Super Bowl, then head to South Korea for NBC Sports' coverage of next month's Olympics. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
January 16, 2018 - 1:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of NASCAR and not much else. Now that he has retired from full-time racing, he's got time to experience new adventures. Just last...
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Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone talks with reporters following a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
January 16, 2018 - 12:34 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville's locker room was abuzz late last season. Four guys played table tennis while others crowded around a small table for dominoes. Two 80-inch televisions were tuned to a sports highlight show, and music blared from one corner of the room. Doug Marrone, the team'...
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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson (97) celebrates as he leaves the field after a 45-42 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
January 15, 2018 - 6:32 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey did pretty much the same thing that upset his Jacksonville Jaguars teammates last week. He started looking ahead. Ramsey told thousands of fans awaiting the team's return from Pittsburgh late Sunday that the Jaguars "are going to the Super...
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski catches a touchdown pass with Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard (31) defending during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 15, 2018 - 6:10 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — As they normally do when the opposition says something you might post on a bulletin board, the New England Patriots reacted diplomatically Monday to Jacksonville's Jalen Ramsey guaranteeing his team is "going to the Super Bowl and we gonna win that b----." "Man, that guy's...
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