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NFL's Goodell seeks to look past 'tough year,' to future
PHOENIX (AP) -- As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league - and himself - as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on....

A Super Bowl weekend at a golf tournament without Tiger
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Three previous trips were enough for Tiger Woods to leave quite an impression at the Phoenix Open. The hole-in-one on the most raucous hole in golf. Fans moving a half-ton boulder. A kid tossing an orange onto the green when he was putting....

Djokovic beats Wawrinka to reach fifth Australian Open final
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray....

Pats backup QB Garoppolo helps defense prepare for Wilson
PHOENIX (AP) -- A rookie who probably won't play in the Super Bowl could help the New England Patriots win it....

Hawks keep streak alive, top Trail Blazers 105-99
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks keep finding new ways to extend the longest winning streak in franchise history. This time, Kent Bazemore was the surprise star off the bench....

Carroll says decision is Sherman's if baby arrives early
PHOENIX (AP) -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday it will be Richard Sherman's decision whether to play in Sunday's Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple's first child sooner than expected....

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....

Column: Ferry builds a powerhouse but won't get to enjoy it
ATLANTA (AP) -- Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride....

Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth
CHONGLI, China (AP) -- Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics....

Judge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case says they must leave the room if his name is mentioned....

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