NFL

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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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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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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Garoppolo takes lessons from Brady into 1st Super Bowl start

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo had a front-row seat in the best classroom on the best way to prepare for being a starting quarterback in the Super Bowl. After watching Tom Brady prepare for two Super Bowl wins as his backup on New England, Garoppolo now gets the chance to translate those lessons into his first trip as a starter ...

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Column: Super Bowl streak ends at age 89 for Izenberg

MIAMI (AP) — Jerry Izenberg can still write, as anyone who reads his columns in the Star-Ledger in New Jersey knows. Just the other day he wrote a good one about an aging sports writer who has been to every Super Bowl since the first one in 1967. That sports writer won’t be in Miami this week. But don’t fear, ...

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Wrestling, of course, is topic at offbeat NFL media night

MIAMI (AP) — Roman Reigns went from the Royal Rumble to the Super Bowl. The WWE star was in Miami for the opening night festivities at Marlins Park a night after wrestling in the Royal Rumble match in Houston, where he was the last competitor eliminated by eventual winner Drew McIntyre. “What’s up?” San Francisco tight end George Kittle asked ...

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