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Less-known players often shine

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

PHOENIX — Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski. The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks wouldn’t be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday if it weren’t for their superstars. But both teams got here with lesser-known players coming up big at key times. Jermaine Kearse caught a touchdown pass in overtime in Seattle’s win over Green Bay in the … 0

T’wolves defeat Celts, 110-98

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Zach LaVine added 17 points and six assists and Martin scored nine straight points during a crucial stretch of the fourth quarter … 0

Deflated topic: air pressure in footballs

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PHOENIX — Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it. Not only was the topic rarely raised in questioning of players from both sides Tuesday, but Kraft’s protesting how his franchise is being portrayed seemed to provide the last word on the issue — for … 0

Bill and The Beast say little 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 … 0

Pats firing led to Carroll’s reinvention

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PHOENIX — Looking back at the championships he won at Southern Cal and the Super Bowl title a season ago with Seattle, Pete Carroll can see exactly where the foundation for all that success was built. The 2000 football season was the only time since 1972 that Carroll … 0

Long after Twitter feud fades, Revis, 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 … 0

Wilson recalls watching Brady’s titles as a boy

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 … 0

Fans send off Pats in style

Monday, January 26, 2015

BOSTON — Brushing aside the controversy over deflated footballs, jubilant New England fans gathered downtown Monday for a spirited send-off as the Patriots headed to Arizona for the Super Bowl. Several thousand fans packed City Hall Plaza in Boston, chanting “Brady! Brady!” and waving signs that read “Finish … 0

Manning has lots to consider as he ponders future

Monday, January 26, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — As Peyton Manning considers whether to take the gold watch or make one more run at the silver trophy, there are many factors he’s weighing: age, desire, vitality, security, relationships. General manager John Elway said “the bottom line is we want him back.” So, he … 0

Super Bowl host city still reeling over sports deals

Monday, January 26, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The entire world will be watching Glendale on Sunday as it hosts the Super Bowl and the legions of fans who are shelling out big bucks to see the big game. What may be not visible amid all the hoopla is a sobering reality about … 0

Celts fall short, 114-111

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 31 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 114-111 on Sunday night for their 19th consecutive home win in Oakland. Andrew Bogut added 13 points and 13 rebounds and Draymond Green had 14 points … 0

Football issues have simple solution

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Only the NFL could come up with the convoluted system it has for delivering a football into the field of play during a game and the steps that lead up to it. Did they ask the IRS to help devise it? It is only exasperated for how they … 0

Patriots' corner gets second chance at 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 … 0