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Seau, Warner, Pace first-time Hall eligibles

PHOENIX (AP) When Junior Seau's name is mentioned as a first-time Hall of Fame candidate, people nod in recognition of his career achievements. Then they shake their heads with sadness. Seau spent 20 seasons in the NFL as a dominant linebacker, winning Defensive Player of the Year honors for San Diego in 1992, making six All-Pro teams, and the league's All-Decade team of the 1990s...
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SUPER BOWL: Profiles of key Seattle players

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Projected starters and key players for the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl: OFFENSE Russell Wilson, QB (3), 5-11, 206, 3rd season, Wisconsin Holds NFL record for wins at start of career with 42, including postseason ... Third-round draftee who immediately seized starting job and led Seattle to playoff appearances in all three seasons ... Dynamic runner who...
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Chargers hire ex-49ers coach Nolan as linebackers coach

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers have hired former San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Nolan as linebackers coach. Nolan most recently had been the Atlanta Falcons' defensive coordinator. He replaces Joe Barry, who was hired as Washington's defensive coordinator. Nolan coached the 49ers from 2005 until being fired after a 2-5 start in 2008. Overall the 49ers were 18-37 under Nolan...
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Seahawks vs. Patriots: key matchups in Super Bowl

Matchups for the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium: When the Seahawks (14-4) have the ball: If the Patriots can tame the Beast, they will have a big head start toward a fourth NFL championship since 2001. RB Marshawn Lynch (24) will try to impose his will on a solid but not overwhelming defense led by DT Vince...
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Knicks sign Lou Amundson for rest of season

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Knicks have signed veteran forward Lou Amundson for the remainder of the season. The Knicks announced they were keeping Amundson on Friday after the expiration of his second 10-day contract. They had to offer him a deal for the rest of the season if they wanted to keep him. Amundson has appeared in seven games, making six starts, since signing his first...
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Seahawks' D could earn spot in NFL lore with Super Bowl win

PHOENIX (AP) As it is, a pretty persuasive case could be made that Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks defense is among the very best groups on that side of the ball in NFL history. The Seahawks are the first team since coach Buddy Ryan's 1985-86 Chicago Bears to give up the fewest points per game and fewest yards per game in back-to-back seasons. They...
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LeBron James will play vs Kings after missing 1 game

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James will play against Sacramento on Friday night after missing a game because of a sprained right wrist. The team made the announcement before the game. The Cavaliers are aiming for their ninth straight win. James injured his wrist late in the third quarter Tuesday night when he fell after trying to block a shot by Detroit guard Jodie Meeks. James watched...
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Grizzlies' Vince Carter has injured tendon in left foot

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Vince Carter has an injured tendon in his left foot and will undergo more evaluation. The team announced Friday that an MRI revealed the injury and he'll be re-evaluated next week. Carter hurt his foot Thursday in the Grizzlies' 99-69 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Carter left the game in the second quarter and didn't return...
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Hawks' forward Carroll to miss game against Portland

ATLANTA (AP) Forward DeMarre Carroll will miss the Atlanta Hawks' game against Portland because of a left Achilles strain. Thabo Sefolosha will start for Carroll in Friday night's game. The Hawks didn't update Carroll's status for Saturday night's game against Philadelphia. Carroll is averaging 11.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. He missed four games with a groin strain in November. Atlanta...
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Chris Weidman injured; UFC 184 now headlined by Rousey vs. Zingano

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has suffered an injury forcing him out of his scheduled fight against Vitor Belfort at UFC 184. The announcement came Friday during the UFC 183 weigh-ins following an initial report from MMAJunkie.com. According to FOX UFC reporter Ariel Helwani, Weidman suffered a rib injury in training this past week while wrestling.  Weidman tore cartilage...
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Lydia Ko takes lead at LPGA opener, closes in on golf history

OCALA, Fla. -- Lydia Ko is 18 holes from history. The 17-year-old New Zealander birdied five consecutive holes and shot a 7-under 65 in the third round of the Coates Golf Championship on Friday to take the outright lead in the LPGA Tour's season opener. If she hangs on Saturday, she would become the youngest golfer - male or female - to be ranked No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings...
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Kings-Bruins Preview

After a subpar first half of the season, the Boston Bruins hope to have finally regained their championship form. They can serve as a model to the Los Angeles Kings. With three of the last four Stanley Cup titles between them, the Kings head to Boston on Saturday night for a clash of potentially late-blooming contenders. Boston (26-16-7) was the 2011 Stanley Cup champion and won...
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Seahawks repeat a scary prospect for NFL

PHOENIX (AP) Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL: A win Sunday will stamp the Seahawks as one of the best teams of the Super Bowl era. And, given Seattle's makeup and philosophy, the future for the franchise might be brighter than for any other club. Rarely has a team with so many key young players been so formidable. The last such group might have been the Jimmy...
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Stars-Jets Preview

The Winnipeg Jets' push for better playoff positioning in the Western Conference stalled in Pennsylvania. A matchup with Dallas would appear to give them a good chance to get back on track, though they'll be hosting an increasing desperate Stars team Saturday night. Winnipeg (26-16-8) brought a five-game winning streak and seven-game run with at least one point into its Keystone...
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Record defense is why Seattle will win 2nd straight

PHOENIX (AP) The sideshow is over, which means Marshawn Lynch can go back to not talking and this realization can become obvious again: The Seattle Seahawks are still the best defensive team in football. And as we saw in last year's Super Bowl, defense still usually wins. ''We've got a lot of big-name guys, but you would never know because they work like they're just average players...
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RHP Alexi Ogando, Red Sox reach deal, pending physical

BOSTON (AP) Free agent pitcher Alexi Ogando and the Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a one-year deal, pending a physical. The contract was expected to be worth $1.5 million, plus performance bonuses. The sides were close to finalizing the deal Friday. The 31-year-old Ogando went 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA in 27 relief appearances for Texas last season. He missed much of the year...
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Tiger Woods to media after worst round ever: 'Just doing this so I won't get fined'

Tiger Woods showed he still has a sense of humor despite carding the highest score of his professional career Friday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Woods, who shot an 11-over 82 in the second round at TPC Scottsdale, started his post-round interview by channeling Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. "I'm just doing this so I don't get fined," Woods said with a smile...
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Prospect Park wins feature at Santa Anita by 5 ¼ lengths

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Prospect Park won the $58,000 feature for 3-year-olds by 5 ¼ lengths Friday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Prospect Park ran one mile in 1:35.67 and paid $9.80, $5 and $5. St. Joe Bay returned $5 and $4.40, while Rockinatten was another length back in third and paid $7 to show. Odds-on favorite The Gomper finished fourth. The victory, worth $34...
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Jimmie Johnson prefers the old Chase format over the new one

A truly strange and unexpected thing happened during the final day of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour when Jimmie Johnson was asked how he felt about racing for a record-tying seventh Sprint Cup championship in 2015. It was pointed out to Johnson that on a day when his quest for title No. 7 should be a focus of much pre-season attention, he was flying under the radar with...
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NHL commissioner Bettman open to ads on World Cup jerseys

VANCOUVER (AP) NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says advertisements could be included on jerseys at the World Cup of Hockey. The league has so far resisted putting ads on the sweaters of its 30 teams, but Bettman said Friday that corporate logos on jerseys are possible for the tournament in 2016. ''World Cup, international competition, I don't know,'' Bettman said at a press conference...
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Lakers send starting forward Ryan Kelly down to D-League

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers have assigned forward Ryan Kelly to their D-League affiliate. The Lakers sent Kelly to the Los Angeles D-Fenders on Friday before they departed on an East Coast road trip. Kelly started the Lakers' last four games, but scored just 13 points on 3-for-13 shooting. The second-year pro from Duke had just three points in 21 minutes during...
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Georgetown-Creighton Preview

While the manner in which Georgetown's winning streak ended was difficult for coach John Thompson to explain, the end of Creighton's historic losing streak provided temporary relief for its players. The 21st-ranked Hoyas will try to bounce back by winning its third in a row on the road Saturday against the last-place Bluejays, who hope to build on their first victory in 10 games...
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Column: Goodell talks a lot, and says very little

PHOENIX (AP) No, Roger Goodell is not going to give himself a pay cut. Won't trim even a measly $1 million off his $44 million salary. Not voluntarily, anyway, even after a disastrous year that shook the NFL to its core. He's also not going to resign and, no, he doesn't expect to be fired. ''Does that surprise you?'' he asked the questioner. It didn't, and not much else did Friday...
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Bears extend receivers coach's contract

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have extended receivers coach Mike Groh's contract. Groh, who just completed his second year, has helped produce a combined three 1,000-yard seasons by Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall. Jeffery had 1,421 yards in 2013 and 1,133 this season. Marshall was limited by injuries in 2014 after finishing with 1,295 yards the previous year. Before...
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Patriots should edge Seahawks for fourth Super Bowl win

PHOENIX (AP) Go ahead, pile on the Patriots. Declare the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era over after they split their first four games this season. Call them cheaters when their footballs lose too much air. Predict the Legion of Boom will bring the hammer down on Rob Gronkowski. Then jump on the New England bandwagon. Watch one of the greatest quarterbacks ever lower the pressure on...
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