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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — They both visualized Adam Vinatieri growing up, these even-keeled kickers who are hoping to emulate "Mr. Clutch" in Super Bowl 50. Maybe it's not the mighty legs of Cam Newton or the beautiful mind of Peyton Manning that will decide who wins Sunday...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Super Bowl history is filled with great performances from the biggest stars, such as Jerry Rice, Tom Brady and Emmitt Smith. Then there are some unlikely performers who just happened to have their best game on the biggest stage. Here are a few of the notable...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mike Tolbert is the best at a position that's going out of style. Fullbacks are a dying breed in the pass-happy NFL. Ten teams didn't even have one on their rosters this season. Tolbert plays for a club that uses its fullback more than anyone else and he'...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Edward DeBartolo Jr. played no favorites. When it came to the way he treated his employees, from the stars on the field to the office workers behind the scenes, nobody argued how much he cared. It hasn't changed since he left the NFL behind more than 15...
ADA, Ohio (AP) — Every time Peyton Manning throws a pass or Cam Newton takes off to run in Sunday's Super Bowl, they'll be gripping a football made in a quaint Ohio village 2,000 miles away. Ada, Ohio, is home to the Wilson Sporting Goods factory that makes footballs used by the...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Players from both teams raced through the wide-open overtime, leaving players gasping for air as they finished out shifts and tried getting to the bench. Jonathan Toews seemed to have an extra gear in the extra period, swooping in to score his fifth...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41. Greenville police said Thursday night that Mirra's body was found earlier in the day with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities say they responded to an...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian organizers have reiterated they have no intention of canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the outbreak of the Zika virus, with Sports Minister George Hilton saying the topic "is not in discussion." Hilton issued a statement Thursday...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, hitting three pivotal 3-pointers in the last six-plus minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their second straight, 99-96 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. Bryant, who scored a season-high 38 points at Minnesota...