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  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks sunk by oil plunge, Fed rate hike plan reminder TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets sank today after plunging oil prices. Contributing to this was the U.S. Federal Reserve’s reminder that…

  • Carroll, Belichick both have sons on Super Bowl staffs

    PHOENIX (AP) — Nate Carroll almost passed on the chance to own a Super Bowl ring. Following the 2012 season when Gus Bradley was hired as the head coach in Jacksonville, Carroll was offered a…

  • Hoodie and scowl hide the Belichick impact

    PHOENIX (AP) — He’s been called the Evil Genius, and he’s been fined for spying on an opponent. And now there are questions about deflated footballs. Any visual portrait of Bill Belichick likely has him…

  • The most memorable Super Bowl halftime shows

    The Super Bowl Halftime Show offers music’s biggest stage. Click through the gallery for a countdown of the Most Memorable Performances. The full chronological list appears below.

  • Who’s who in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial

    A list of who’s who in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez: ___ AARON HERNANDEZ The 25-year-old was a star player with the Patriots with a $40 million contract…

  • Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER — Suspended New York Yankees SS Tyler Palmer (GCL) 50 games after testing positive for Amphetamine, Arizona RHP Felipe Perez (Hillsboro-NWL) and Pittsburgh 1B Kevin Ross (West…

  • Surprise players often star in Super Bowls

    PHOENIX (AP) — 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…

  • AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

    PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years,…

  • Group’s ad featuring 911 call grabs attention at Super Bowl

    No celebrities or NFL players facing the camera, saying “No more.” This ad simply depicts a 911 call of a woman pretending to order a pizza while calling police with her attacker still in the…

  • Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER — Suspended New York Yankees SS Tyler Palmer (GCL) 50 games after testing positive for Amphetamine, Arizona RHP Felipe Perez (Hillsboro-NWL) and Pittsburgh 1B Kevin Ross (West…

  • Wade Phillips hired as Broncos defensive coordinator

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Wade Phillips is returning to Denver as Gary Kubiak’s defensive coordinator. Phillips, 67, interviewed for the position this week after the Broncos were rebuffed in their attempts to speak with Bengals…

  • Full health: Entire Seattle roster participates in practice

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — All-Pros Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman were full participants as the Seattle Seahawks held their first full Super Bowl practice of the week. Seattle’s entire 53-man roster took park in Wednesday’s…

  • Desert stars: Celebs converge on Phoenix for Super Bowl 49

    PHOENIX (AP) — The desert is great for stargazing, and that will certainly be the case as the Super Bowl takes over Phoenix and its suburbs. Comedians Joel McHale and Kevin Hart will crack jokes…

  • Feely says Trestman, Cutler lacked leadership

    CHICAGO (AP) — Veteran NFL kicker Jay Feely says the Chicago Bears lacked leadership from quarterback Jay Cutler and former coach Marc Trestman. Feely, who signed with Chicago in December and filled in for the…

  • Brady full practice participant despite cold, ankle problem

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Tom Brady participated fully in the New England Patriots first Super Bowl practice of the week after coming down with a cold. “I’ll be good,” he said before the workout Wednesday…