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WASHINGTON (AP) - He insists he could win, but Mitt Romney has stepped out of the 2016 presidential contest in favor of the "next generation of Republican leaders" following a three-week fact-finding effort that revealed significant resistance to a third campaign.
SportsRecorder: Brad Hastings scored 20 points and Pioneer qualified for postseason play with a 60-46 win over Frontier in boys' hoop on Friday.
SportsRecorder: Chris Wetherby (22 pts), Brett Martin (11 pts), and Brian Como (7 pts, 11 assists) led FCTech to 55-36 win over PV Christian in boys' hoop
SportsRecorder: Natalie Hale scored game-high 18 points, and Amelia Smiaroski added career-high 7 as Pioneer dumped Smith Academy, 52-25, in girls' hoop
SEEKONK, Mass. (AP) - Police are seeking the public's help in finding a motorist who struck and killed a pedestrian in southeastern Massachusetts and fled the scene.
PHOENIX (AP) - Super Bowl weekend isn't just about the championship game for Snoop Dogg - it's also a reminder that the next generation of NFL greats need to develop.
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez won't be allowed to watch the team take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl while on trial for murder.
Moundou-Missi 3-5 2-4 8, Okolie 4-8 2-3 10, Edosomwan 0-3 0-0 0, Chambers 2-8 5-6 10, Saunders 4-11 5-9 14, Brown 0-2 0-1 0, Miller 6-9 2-2 19, Travis 5-7 4-4 14. Totals 24-53 20-29 75.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A 19-year-old man has been charged with the alleged sex trafficking of two teenage girls in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
PHOENIX (AP) - Drew Brees serenaded Peyton Manning, hoping to convince the seven-time All-Pro to keep playing.
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts medical examiners have identified body parts found on a beach in Swampscott as those of a 25-year-old woman who went missing in November.
BOSTON (AP) - The competition for Massachusetts' final casino license, reserved for the state's southeast region, is slowly coming into focus, as state regulators announced on Friday that Mass Gaming & Entertainment had met the application deadline.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Strong safety Kam Chancellor was a new addition to the Seattle Seahawks injury report on Friday but is probable for Sunday's game against New England.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Projected starters and key players for the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl:
BOSTON (AP) - Free agent pitcher Alexi Ogando and the Boston Red Sox reached agreement Friday on a one-year deal.
PHOENIX (AP) - As it is, a pretty persuasive case could be made that Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks defense is among the very best groups on that side of the ball in NFL history.
PHOENIX (AP) - While Russell Wilson was throwing interceptions in the NFC championship game, punter Jon Ryan kick-started Seattle's rally with his arm.
BOSTON (AP) - Free agent pitcher Alexi Ogando and the Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a one-year deal, pending a physical.
PHOENIX (AP) - The sideshow is over, which means Marshawn Lynch can go back to not talking and this realization can become obvious again: The Seattle Seahawks are still the best defensive team in football.