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Baseball coach killed with Bryant honored at team’s opener

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — John Altobelli’s team knew there was only one way to honor its late coach — by playing on his favorite day. Altobelli’s Orange Coast College baseball team opened its season as scheduled on Tuesday against Chula Vista Southwestern. The game occurred two days after Altobelli, his wife and their 13-year-old daughter were killed in the ...

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Joe Montana headlines QBs with ties to 49ers, Chiefs

MIAMI (AP) — Soon after the Super Bowl matchup was set, Hall of Famer Joe Montana went to Twitter to send out a picture of his framed jerseys for the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Joe Cool will be a champion once again. “You heard from me first. I GUARANTEE my team will win the SUPER BOWL!!” ...

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Booker, Ayton lead Suns to 133-104 blowout of Mavericks

DALLAS (AP) — All Devin Booker can do now is wait for the announcement of All-Star reserves. The last impression for the Phoenix guard was a good one. Booker scored 20 of his 32 points in a decisive third quarter, Deandre Ayton had a season-high 31 points and the Suns never trailed in a 133-104 dismantling of the Dallas Mavericks ...

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Hall of Fame DE Doleman dies at age 58

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman, who became one of the NFL’s most feared pass rushers during 15 seasons in the league, has died. The longtime Minnesota Vikings star was 58. The Vikings and Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker offered their condolences in separate statements late Tuesday night. There was no ...

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Middleton has career-best 51, Bucks win minus Antetokounmpo

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton dedicated the best game of his career to Kobe Bryant. Middleton scored a career-high 51 points, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 151-131 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. Middleton, hoping to be chosen an All-Star reserve for the second straight year on Thursday, helped the Bucks hold off a determined second-half Wizards ...

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From marching bands to The Boss to Lady Gaga at halftime

MIAMI (AP) — Regardless of your musical tastes, it seems the Super Bowl halftime show has gone there. From marching bands to New Orleans jazz, from Latin and Caribbean vibes to Motown. From classic rock to country, pop to hip hop and rap. From the sublime (Tony Bennett) to the ridiculous (Janet Jackson’s “uncovering”), and from Michael Jackson’s moonwalks to ...

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