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PHOENIX (AP) — Go ahead, pile on the Patriots. Declare the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era over after they split their first four games this season. Call them cheaters when their footballs lose too much air. Predict the Legion of Boom will bring the hammer down on Rob Gronkowski...
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. Make no mistake, the Atlanta Hawks are Ferry's baby. He acquired nearly every...
CHICAGO (AP) — After paying his respects to Ernie Banks on Friday, Billy Williams thought about all the good times they had together. Hall of Fame players for the Chicago Cubs and friends for decades, there were plenty of recollections. Williams mentioned the "joy" and "lasting...
PHOENIX (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says that even if no competitive advantage was gained, the New England Patriots could face increased penalties if the NFL investigation finds they violated rules by deflating footballs in the AFC championship game. Goodell says at his...
PHOENIX (AP) — Tickets for the Super Bowl are in hot demand and running for several thousand dollars, but some Arizona elected officials are getting the perk of going for free or at face value. The Arizona Republic reports ( http://bit.ly/1yFI8rN ) that several lawmakers, from...
PHOENIX (AP) — The NFL will create the new position of chief medical officer to oversee all the league's health policies. In his annual Super Bowl news conference Friday, commissioner Roger Goodell announced the plan to hire an executive who will work with the league's medical...
CHICAGO (AP) — The family of Stan Mikita said Friday that the Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer has been diagnosed with a suspected brain disorder and is "facing some serious health issues." He "is currently under the care of compassionate and understanding care givers," his...
Tony Bennett guided Virginia to its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 38 years with a foundation in defense, smart play and hard work. A season later, the No. 2 Cavaliers are off their best start since the Ralph Sampson era. In a league featuring Hall of Fame...
When football historians tell the story of the hurricane that battered England in the form of Chelsea forward Diego Costa, they might pinpoint this week as the moment when admiration started to sour into disdain. By stamping on the ankle of Liverpool's Emre Can, Costa took...