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Lowest prices on last-minute Super Bowl tickets near $9,000

Sunday's matchup between New England and Seattle is on pace to be the most expensive Super Bowl ticket in history.

Judge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned

Hernandez caught quarterback Tom Brady's last Super Bowl touchdown pass in the Patriots' 2012 loss to the New York Giants. Now he is on trial for murder, charged with the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister.

Carroll says decision is Sherman's if baby arrives early

Carroll said during a joint news conference with New England coach Bill Belichick that family comes first and "if (Sherman) is faced with that decision, we'll support him."

Shattenkirk's shootout goal lifts Blues past Hurricanes 3-2

Kevin Shattenkirk scored the winner in the tiebreaker for the second straight night, and the Blues beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.

NFL's Goodell seeks to look past 'tough year,' to future

Nearing the end of a season he acknowledged was filled with "plenty of challenges," Goodell was asked whether he thought he deserved a pay cut — "That's up to the owners," he replied — and whether he could envision resigning or being fired.

Gronkowski and Chancellor make for must-see matchup

 There are a bevy of important individual matchups when New England and Seattle meet on Sunday. Trumping them all might be whether Chancellor and the Seahawks are able to keep Gronkowski under control.


Marshawn Lynch talks about why he doesn't talk to the media

Lynch has a history of avoiding reporters. In November, the NFL fined him $50,000 for violations of the league's media policy in addition to collecting the $50,000 fine that was imposed against Lynch for violations in 2013.

NFL: Referee inspected footballs properly in AFC title game

As the league's investigation into the Patriots' use of under-inflated footballs moves along, Blandino made it clear the officiating crew for New England's win over Indianapolis did its job.

Handful of Hawks, Durant and Westbrook are NBA All-Star reserves

Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections.

Serena aims for 19th major in Aussie final vs Sharapova

Williams has won all five Australian Open finals she's played and won her last 15 matches against No. 2-ranked Sharapova.

Ad from domestic violence group set to air during Super Bowl

No More, a group trying to end domestic violence and sexual assault, has released a commercial that is scheduled to air after the second quarter of the Super Bowl. The issue has become central for the NFL since Ray Rice was suspended for punching his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.

No. 6 Tennessee women's basketball seeking rare road victory over No. 10 Kentucky

The Lady Vols haven't won against a top-10 team on the road since 2008.

ANALYSIS: NFL-backed youth concussion laws lack bite

Washington state's landmark concussion law, passed in 2009, was named for a youth football player who nearly died after suffering two concussions in one game.

Australian Open semis feature new faces, old foes

It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.

Rams offensive coordinator target Nathaniel Hacket joins Jaguars

Nathaniel Hackett, a St. Louis Rams target for their offensive coordinator job, has been hired to become the Jaguars quarterbacks coach, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Jaguars have not announced the move.

NFL players who started young show more cognitive problems

Researchers tested 42 former players on their short-term memory, mental flexibility and problem solving and found those who picked up the sport before they were 12 years old functioned about 20 percent worse.

Why what's missing in states' youth concussion laws matters

Here's an explanation of why four key elements are important to states' concussion laws.

Facebook launching Trending Super Bowl for the big game

Facebook wants the hub to be one-stop shopping for all sorts of content for the game. Facebook only will present material posted by official owners, such as what the NFL is posting on its Facebook page, or interesting and enlightening items posted on individual Facebook pages by anyone.


U.S. soccer loses 3-2 to Chile, extends winless streak to 5 games

With the loss to No. 14 Chile, they have lost three straight games for the first time since late 2009 and early 2010, and they have one victory in nine matches (1-5-3) since beating Ghana in their World Cup opener last June.

Russell Wilson, Tom Brady prepare to square off in Super Bowl

When Russell Wilson leads the Seattle Seahawks into the Super Bowl against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday, both quarterbacks know the outcome will affect the way each is viewed for quite a while.