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Tim Dahlberg column: Think you know the Super Bowl? Take the quiz

Sunday, February 1, 2015

PHOENIX – By now, even the most casual fan has learned that Marshawn Lynch is interesting only because he refuses to say anything. Richard Sherman? He talks all the time and provides far more insight to the Super Bowl than Tom Brady, who figures to spend the game trying his best to avoid throwing to him. But do you really …

Seahawks vs. Patriots: key matchups in Super Bowl

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Matchups for the Super Bowl today between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium: When the Seahawks (14-4) have the …

Seahawks repeat a scary prospect for NFL

Sunday, February 1, 2015

PHOENIX – Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL: A win tonight will stamp the Seahawks as one of the best …

RHP Alexi Ogando, Red Sox reach one-year deal

Saturday, January 31, 2015

BOSTON – Free agent pitcher Alexi Ogando and the Boston Red Sox reached agreement yesterday on a one-year deal. The contract was expected to be worth $1.5 million, plus performance bonuses. The 31-year-old Ogando went 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA in 27 relief appearances for Texas last season. …

Special teams could determine Super Bowl champion

Saturday, January 31, 2015

PHOENIX – While Russell Wilson was throwing interceptions in the NFC championship game, punter Jon Ryan kick-started Seattle’s rally with his arm. Could the Seahawks try another fake field goal against New England in the Super Bowl? “This …

Carroll says decision is Sherman’s if baby arrives early

Saturday, January 31, 2015

PHOENIX – Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll said yesterday it will be Richard Sherman’s decision whether to play in tomorrow’s Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple’s first child sooner than expected. Carroll …

Monarchs score twice in third to beat Pirates; team will play in ECHL starting next season

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kevin Raine and David Van der Gulik scored goals 3:25 apart midway through the third period last night, lifting the Manchester Monarchs to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Portland Pirates. Raine scored at 9:25 of the third to snap a 1-1 tie, then Van der Gulik scored …

Motiejunas scores 26 as Rockets top Celtics for fourth win in row

Saturday, January 31, 2015

BOSTON – Donatas Motiejunas scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Houston Rockets over the Boston Celtics, 93-87, last night for their fourth straight win. Motiejunas also had 12 rebounds as the Rockets …

Elliott headlines five drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame class

Saturday, January 31, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks. “Awesome Bill From Dawsonville” was …

Insider helped NFL defuse abuse woes

Saturday, January 31, 2015

At the Super Bowl tomorrow, the talk will be of the Patriots’ offense, the Seahawks’ defense and deflated footballs. It won’t be of domestic violence. How the National Football League managed to defuse the crisis can be traced in part to a woman – 57-year-old Cynthia Hogan, a …

Manchester Monarchs officially headed to California, AHL announces

Friday, January 30, 2015

It had been rumored, suspected and reported on. Now it’s official. The Manchester Monarchs are heading west, joining four other American Hockey League teams as part of a move to California that will create a new Pacific Division for next year, the league announced in a news conference …

NFL: Ref inspected footballs properly in AFC title game

Friday, January 30, 2015

PHOENIX – NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly. Blandino also said yesterday the process of checking the footballs and security surrounding the inspections will be enhanced for Sunday’s Super Bowl. As …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, January 30, 2015

NFL Browns receiver Gordon says he was caught drinking CLEVELAND – Browns receiver Josh Gordon said his latest trouble with the NFL results from having a few drinks with teammates. Gordon said in an open letter on Medium yesterday that he accepts responsibility for a failed alcohol test …