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  • Doug Baldwin headlines group of unheralded receivers

    PHOENIX (AP) — Doug Baldwin led the Seattle Seahawks in catches and yards receiving. He ranked 42nd in the NFL in both categories. Forty-second. It’s no surprise that Hall of Famer and NFL Network’s Deion…

  • What we’re most looking forward to for the Super Bowl

    There are many different things to look forward to on Super Bowl Sunday. We polled the WTOP Newsroom to find out just what they are.

  • WTOP staff share their favorite Super Bowl recipes

    WASHINGTON — Here at the Glass Enclosed Nerve Center, we take our party food very seriously – especially when it comes to Super Bowl Sunday. Here are some tried-and-true favorites we’ll be cooking up for…

  • Businesses stay clear of using Super Bowl name

    PHOENIX (AP) — It is the game that must not be named — at least not without permission. For most people, the game Sunday between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks is the Super…

  • Prosecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez’s DNA ties him to slaying

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors laid out what they called compelling forensic evidence — Aaron Hernandez’s DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say he killed — as the ex-NFL star’s…

  • Cardinals’ Peterson wins Madden Bowl over Eagles’ McCoy

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rain drenched the Madden Bowl party but didn’t keep partygoers from being glued to the action on screens and mingling with the NFL stars in attendance. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Obama calls for spending surge to burst past ‘sequester’ limits, buoyed by rising economy WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and…

  • Seattle goes indoors; everyone practices again

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — All 53 players on the Seattle Seahawks active roster were full participants in practice for the second straight day ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl against New England. Seattle started the workout…

  • Granddaughter of Saints, Pelicans owner decries lawsuit

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A granddaughter of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson says a lawsuit filed against her grandfather by his estranged heirs is unwarranted and is unnecessarily humiliating the 87-year-old. Dawn…

  • AP Source: Missy Elliott to join Perry for Super Bowl half

    PHOENIX (AP) — Missy Elliott is going to “Work It” at the Super Bowl with Katy Perry. A person familiar with the plans for Sunday’s halftime show told The Associated Press on Thursday that Grammy…

  • NFLPA president Winston says new conduct policy violates CBA

    PHOENIX (AP) — NFL Players Association President Eric Winston says the league’s new personal conduct policy “violates the CBA in several ways and we’re going to be grieving this as far as we can.” The…

  • Jets hire Rex Hogan as senior director of college scouting

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets hired Rex Hogan as the team’s senior director of college scouting on Thursday. New coach Todd Bowles also added three more assistants to his staff: tight ends…

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    Please use the following story in place of Super Bowl story in previous Sports Right Nows SUPER BOWL All eyes on Brady CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — The fact that Tom Brady has a cold has…

  • Lions already propose expanded replay for officiating

    PHOENIX (AP) — Changes could be afoot for the NFL rule book. Starting with what is a catch and what is pass interference. Two plays in the postseason have made those hot subjects, NFL football…

  • Belichick, Carroll coach Super Bowl from different angles

    PHOENIX (AP) — Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he’s C-SPAN — minus the information. Pete Carroll is more like a Lifetime movie. Or, as defensive lineman Michael Bennett puts it, “He has that…