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  • Pot charge dropped against Patriots’ Blount near Pittsburgh

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from an August arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Le’Veon Bell. A district judge near Pittsburgh…

  • Victim’s mom leaves as gory images shown at Hernandez trial

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The mother of the man former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graphic photos of…

  • Marshawn Lynch, Gronk play ‘Kombat’ on ‘Conan’

    WASHINGTON – The worlds of sports and entertainment have collided for one of the most bizarrely entertaining videos of the year. Conan O’Brien invited Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch to play “Mortal Kombat X” with…

  • NFL Calendar

    Feb. 1 — Super Bowl, Glendale, Ariz. Feb. 16 — First day for teams to designate franchise or transition players. Feb. 17-23 — NFL combine, Indianapolis. March 2 — Final day to designate franchise or…

  • 2015 Super Bowl celebrations (Photos)

    How are you celebrating the Super Bowl? Check out some images of Super Bowl parties, foods and fandom. Send in your photos using #WTOP on Twitter.

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    NBA-SCHEDULE Grizzlies shut down Nuggets UNDATED (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have a five-game winning streak and a two-game lead over Houston in the NBA’s Southwest Division. Zach Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds…

  • 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…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    With deadline for possible prisoner swap past, Islamic State group silent, families in limbo TOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest…

  • 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 staffers 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…