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Imagine Dragons' bassist: Don't make Seahawks the hero

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Imagine Dragons bassist Ben McKee has a simple reason he wants the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl - he doesn't want to see the Seattle Seahawks made into heroes....

Pats backup QB Garoppolo helps defense prepare for Wilson

PHOENIX (AP) -- A rookie who probably won't play in the Super Bowl could help the New England Patriots win it....

Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth

CHONGLI, China (AP) -- Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics....

Snoop Dogg keeping focus on youth football before Super Bowl

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....

Hayward, Utah Jazz upset Golden State Warriors 110-100

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors stepped off the plane in Salt Lake City with a bad taste in their mouths from a two-point overtime loss against the Chicago Bulls earlier in the week. Things got even worse against the Jazz on Friday night....

Hawks keep streak alive, top Trail Blazers 105-99

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks keep finding new ways to extend the longest winning streak in franchise history. This time, Kent Bazemore was the surprise star off the bench....

Hawks keep streak alive, top Trail Blazers 105-99

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks keep finding new ways to extend the longest winning streak in franchise history. This time, Kent Bazemore was the surprise star off the bench....

Hawks keep streak alive, top Trail Blazers 105-99

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks keep finding new ways to extend the longest winning streak in franchise history. This time, Kent Bazemore was the surprise star off the bench....

Seahawks' D could earn spot in NFL lore with Super Bowl win

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....

Record defense is why Seattle will win 2nd straight

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....

Josh Gad rooting for 'Frozen' co-star Menzel at Super Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) -- Comedian Josh Gad will be in the stands at Sunday's Super Bowl, cheering on his "Frozen" co-star Idina Menzel as she sings the national anthem....

Kravitz among Super Bowl performers rooting for Seahawks

PHOENIX (AP) -- Add Lenny Kravitz to the list of Super Bowl performers who are rooting for a Seattle Seahawks victory on Sunday....

Column: Ferry builds a powerhouse but won't get to enjoy it

ATLANTA (AP) -- Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride....

Ernie Banks left great memories for teammate Billy Williams

CHICAGO (AP) -- As he approached the casket to pay his respects to Ernie Banks, a steady flow of memories came rushing back to Billy Williams....

Roger Goodell: NFL to hire chief medical officer

PHOENIX (AP) -- The NFL will create the new position of chief medical officer to oversee all the league's health policies....

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