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Super Bowl will pit Brady's Patriots against Ryan's Falcons
A season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension will end with him in the Super Bowl, where his New England Patriots will take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons....

Challenges not enough to deny Patriots 9th Super Bowl berth
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- This was supposed to be the year New England's stranglehold on the AFC could be loosened....

Falcons head to Super Bowl after blowing out Packers 44-21
ATLANTA (AP) -- While the raucous beats of "Welcome To Atlanta" blared through the Georgia Dome, the Falcons partied like it was 1999....

Are you ready for some better football? Hopefully in Houston
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- There's this football game planned for Feb. 5 in Houston. Let's hope it turns out much better than most of the postseason matchups the NFL has provided this year....

Bookies make Patriots a 3-point pick with record over/under
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Oddsmakers like the New England Patriots by a field goal over the Atlanta Falcons in what experts think will be a high-scoring Super Bowl....

Royals' Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Yordano Ventura quit school as a teenager so he could begin working a construction job to help his family make ends meet, laboring day after day in the hot sun of the Dominican Republic....

Chen lands 5 quads to win US figure skating title with ease
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Nathan Chen stood on the top step of the podium and stifled a smile as U.S. Figure Skating president Samuel Auxier, preparing to drape a gold medal around his neck, bowed down before him....

Column: Brotherhood only gets you so far against Brady
The brotherhood did its job methodically, pleasing Atlanta owner Arthur Blank so much that he was last seen dancing into the night on the victory podium....

AP TOP 25 REWIND: No. 7 Creighton has rough week of losses
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- In a week when three top-10 teams in the AP Top 25 lost, No. 7 Creighton might have taken the biggest hit....

Williams relies on Plan B to reaches Australian Open QFs
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- With her serve misfiring and the ball coming back at her from some irregular angles, it was time for Serena Williams to go to Plan B....

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