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New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan (15) makes a touchdown reception against Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell (23) during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 22, 2017 - 11:48 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl. After beginning the 2016 season suspended for four games for his role in the "Deflategate" scandal, the New England quarterback relentlessly carried the Patriots to an unprecedented ninth appearance in the title...
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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan reacts to scoring a touchdown during an NFL football NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 22, 2017 - 7:52 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan tumbled into the end zone, slammed the ball to the turf with a thunderous spike, and let out a scream that showed just how much he wanted this game. He wants the next one even more. With another MVP-worthy performance and plenty of help from Julio Jones, Matty Ice guided...
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Indianapolis Colts owner and CEO Jim Irsay announces that he has relieved general manager Ryan Grigson of his duties with the team during a press conference at the NFL team's facility in Indianapolis, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
January 21, 2017 - 7:59 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Grigson spent everything he could to bring another Super Bowl title to Indianapolis. He paid a heavy price for coming up short. On Saturday, Colts owner Jim Irsay fired his general manager after five up-and-down years that ended with Indy missing the playoffs in consecutive...
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January 18, 2017 - 3:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 9-15. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Playoffs: Pittsburgh at Kansas City, NBC, 37.11 million. 2. NFL Playoffs: Houston at New England, CBS, 29.82 million. 3. NFL Playoffs: Green Bay at Dallas, Fox...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo, the Washington Redskins logo is seen on the field before an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. The Supreme Court is expressing doubts about a law that bars the government from registering trademarks that are deemed offensive. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 18, 2017 - 3:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a First Amendment clash over a law barring offensive trademarks, the Supreme Court on Wednesday raised doubts about a government program that favors some forms of speech but rejects others that might disparage certain groups. The justices heard arguments in a dispute involving...
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January 18, 2017 - 3:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering a First Amendment challenge to a law barring the government from registering trademarks that are deemed offensive. The justices hear arguments Wednesday in a dispute involving an Asian-American band called the Slants that was denied a trademark...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016, file photo, Autzen Stadium is shown as Oregon plays Washington in an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore. The Oregonian reported on Jan. 16, 2017, that at least three Oregon players have been hospitalized following a series of intense workouts. The university tells the newspaper it has “implemented modifications as we transition back into full training to prevent further occurrences.” (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd, File)
January 17, 2017 - 7:58 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — One of three Oregon football players that were hospitalized following a series of intense workouts have been released from PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield. A hospital spokeswoman confirmed that Doug Brenner was released Tuesday and the other...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown celebrates at the end of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. The Steelers won 18-16. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
January 16, 2017 - 3:53 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown wanted to let the world in on the party when he live streamed the giddy celebration in the Pittsburgh Steelers' locker room after an 18-16 playoff win over Kansas City. The All-Pro wide receiver also happened to catch coach Mike Tomlin indelicately describing the New...
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Traffic moves past an icing warning sign at night on I-70 west Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Parts of the central U.S. grappled Saturday with a second day of road-glazing ice and braced for more of the treacherous, below-freezing weather expected to close out the holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
January 15, 2017 - 7:28 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sleet and drizzle glazed swaths of the central U.S. on Sunday, extending icy weather that some meteorologists acknowledged fell short of dire forecasts. Much of the region remained under an ice storm warning on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as stretches...
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, left, and former running back Emmitt Smith talk before an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
January 15, 2017 - 3:49 pm
The Latest on the NFL's divisional playoffs Sunday. (all times Eastern): 4:35 p.m. The Dallas Cowboys have long had the moniker of "America's Team" — and their legion of fans includes plenty of famous folks. Several celebrities provided "Go Cowboys!" messages as part of a video that was shown on...
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