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In football they trust: Polynesians' pipeline to American...

They are only about 300,000 Samoans and Tongans in America but their…

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Serena Williams wins Australian Open

She may have been ill but that didn't stop Serena Williams from…

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Murray's fiancee unleashes sweary rant

It turns out that it isn't just the players who let the tension of…

Aaron Hernandez in court

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Judge to Hernandez jury: Enjoy Super Bowl, be vigilant

Jury in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial can watch the Super Bowl…

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In football they trust: Polynesians'...

They are only about 300,000 Samoans and Tongans in America but their impact in one of the most American sports of all time is huge.

"As Polynesian kids, we were much bigger than the other kids in high…

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Murray's fiancee unleashes sweary rant

It turns out that it isn't just the players who let the tension of the Australian Open get to them. Kim Sears, the fiancee of finalist Andy Murray, was caught on camera mouthing off -- apparently…

Aaron Hernandez in court

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Judge to Hernandez jury: Enjoy Super Bowl,...

Jury in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial can watch the Super Bowl Sunday if they so desire but Hernandez, in custody, won't have the opportunity to watch his former team play in the big game.

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Broncos' Manning still undecided on 2015...

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said Friday he hasn't made up his mind about playing in 2015 but hopes to know soon. "I'm still trying to take some time to evaluate some things," Manning…

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MLB notebook: Braves, Rockies swap...

Atlanta traded right-handed pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser to Colorado Friday for minor-league catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O'Dowd.

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Four more baseball minor-leaguers suspended

Minor-league pitcher Tyler Gonzales was suspended for 100 more games and three other minor-leaguers were banned for 50 games Friday for violations of Major League Baseball's drug policy. Gonzales, a…

Roger Goodell, 2015 State of League address

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Goodell: 'It's been a tough year'

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell accepts that 2014 was not a great year.

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Preview this year's Super Bowl commercials

For many people the action on the field at Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday will be secondary to the commercial breaks. Check out some of the ads to watch for during the big game.

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Seahawks' Paul Allen is the NFL's richest...

The NFL is the ultimate billionaire's club. The Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen is by far the richest in the league. The Microsoft co-founder is worth about $17 billion, according to various…

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Super Bowl tickets are most expensive ever

This year's Super Bowl tickets are the most expensive ever. And the price continues to climb.

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Super Bowl: Final quest for hottest tickets

A trip to Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix will cost even the most discerning fans thousands of dollars, while providing a hefty windfall for business owners riding one of the biggest consumer spending…

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Cousins replaces Bryant for All-Star Game

The NBA on Friday selected Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins to replace injured Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant for the All-Star Game.

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SB XLIX notebook: Brady expects to be 100%

Quarterback Tom Brady said the New England Patriots are practicing great, knowing the margin for error against the Seattle Seahawks is minuscule.

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Blount's marijuana charge dropped

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount will not face a marijuana possession charge from when he was in Pittsburgh.

Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns, October 2013

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Browns' Gordon explains himself in letter

In an open letter posted online, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon fired back at critics, explained the circumstances that led to his latest suspension by the NFL and expressed regret for…

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