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Aaron Hernandez opening statements delivered

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's celebrity status was the reason the onetime NFL star worth $40 million was targeted by police and prosecutors in the murder of a semipro football player, one of his defense lawyers told a jury Thur...

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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' Sherman, Thomas full practice participants

Two ailing members of the Legion of Boom were full participants in the Seattle Seahawks' practice at Sun Devil Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

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NASCAR's Stewart buys sprint car series

Tony Stewart won't be getting into a sprint car anytime soon after several serious mishaps the past few years and so he's staying involved by buying a series instead.

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Top 25 roundup: No. 8 Notre Dame tops No. 4 Duke

Sophomore Steve Vasturia nailed a key 3-pointer from the corner with 22 seconds left to help eighth-ranked Notre Dame beat fourth-ranked Duke 77-73 on Wednesday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference game.

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Lakers' Bryant has surgery, could return next season

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant had successful surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.

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NBA game roundup: Cavs' Irving pours in 55 points

Kyrie Irving had a career-high 55 points, the highest scoring output in the NBA this season, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 99-94 Wednesday night despite not having LeBron James.

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Murray reaches Aussie Open final

Andy Murray reached a fourth final in Melbourne when he beat Tomas Berdych 6-7 (6) 6-0 6-3 7-5 in an ill-tempered affair, meaning he is on the verge of winning a third grand slam title and first since he ended Britain's nearly 80-year drought at Wimbledon in 2013.

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Serena, Maria to meet in Aussie final

Now comes the hard part for Maria Sharapova. Having reached the Australian Open final, she'll have to overcome longtime nemesis Serena Williams.

To utter that Sharapova is the underdog Saturday is like saying Roger Federer is a decent player. World N...



FAA says 'no' to drones at Super Bowl

Headed to the Super Bowl this weekend? Bring your money, foam finger and tickets -- heck, even bring your face paint -- but please leave your drone at home.

At least that's what the Federal Aviation Administration wants.

The FAA released a 15-second vi...


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