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New England Patriots' Tom Brady answers questions during media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Russell Wilson recalls watching as a kid while Tom Brady won Super Bowls

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PHOENIX — Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV. “Of course I remember watching Brady,” Wilson said Tuesday. “He won some incredible games. Incredible comebacks. Incredible throws. Incredible plays. Hopefully he doesn’t make too many incredible ones this year.” When Wilson leads the Seattle Seahawks …

Belichick and The Beast talk but don’t say much at Media Day

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PHOENIX — Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn’t mean he had to say anything. So, in essence, he didn’t. And now, onto our regularly scheduled Super Bowl Media Day, where the players and coaches are window dressing, and it’s really more about who’s asking the questions. There …

Long after Twitter feud, Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman pledge respect

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PHOENIX — Darrelle Revis long reigned supreme among NFL cornerbacks. Then came along this upstart Richard Sherman, who proclaimed himself the best then backed it up. Now they get to state their case on the NFL’s biggest stage — Revis’ New England Patriots against Sherman’s Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. They have …

Tavares scores 4, Team Toews outscores Team Foligno, 17-12

Sunday, January 25, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four. In addition to the high-profile superstars who didn’t make it …

Lindsey Vonn wins super-G for 64th World Cup victory

Sunday, January 25, 2015

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Lindsey Vonn mastered a tricky super-G race on Sunday for a record-extending 64th World Cup victory. The American star raced down the Engiadina course in 1 minute, 23.55 seconds with only one rival able …

AP Explains: What makes the Super Bowl such a big deal

Sunday, January 25, 2015

PHOENIX — The Super Bowl, at its most basic level, is a game that determines the NFL championship. It has become so much more since the first game was played in 1967. Super Bowl Sunday has become an …

Quinn has led Seattle to record-setting defense

Sunday, January 25, 2015

RENTON, Wash. — Almost every day during training camp and often during the season, Dan Quinn would put on large padded gloves and essentially go through a sparring session with the Seattle Seahawks defensive linemen as they warmed …

Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

Sunday, January 25, 2015

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer’s family said Sunday. With Banks’ widow standing nearby at a news conference at a downtown hotel, Mark Bogen said Banks had the heart attack Friday in Chicago and died …

Patriots’ Browner gets a 2nd chance at a Super Bowl ring

Sunday, January 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Brandon Browner received a Super Bowl ring last year even though he was watching from home 3,000 miles from the Seattle Seahawks when they won the title. Now the hard-hitting cornerback has a shot at more …

Murray beats Dimitrov, prepares for Australian challenge

Sunday, January 25, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia — After the clock ticked past midnight, Andy Murray became aware that it was officially Australia Day and he already knew from the crowd reaction what to expect in the quarterfinals. Murray, a two-time Grand Slam …

Belichick on deflated balls: ‘We try to do everything right’

Sunday, January 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Saying his team “followed every rule to the letter,” New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made …

Avery Bradley’s go-ahead 3 helps Celtics beat Nuggets 100-99

Saturday, January 24, 2015

DENVER — Avery Bradley scored 18 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:24 left, and the Boston Celtics hung on to beat Denver 100-99 on Friday night, sending the Nuggets to their fifth loss in a row. The …

Cubs legend Ernie Banks dead at 83

Friday, January 23, 2015

Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. Known worldwide as “Mr. Cub,” Banks became the Cubs’ first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953, and went on to become an 11-time All-Star and two-time National League Most Valuable Player (1958-59). …