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In this Jan. 23, 2000, file photo, ice forms on a street sign on the campus of Morris Brown College following an overnight ice storm in Atlanta. When an ice storm blanketed Atlanta before the city’s last Super Bowl in 2000, the fear was the big game would never return. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank’s $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium quickly swayed the NFL owners to give Atlanta another chance. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
January 30, 2019 - 6:25 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta has dodged a repeat of the ice storm which marred its previous Super Bowl. When an ice storm blanketed Atlanta before the Super Bowl in 2000, the fear was the NFL wouldn't want to bring the game back. Atlanta's $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium was a game-changer. The new...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers a question during a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 30, 2019 - 3:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Faced with a blitz of officiating questions and queries about the effectiveness of the Rooney Rule, Colin Kaepernick's football unemployment, and the cancellation of a news conference for a Super Bowl halftime show that has drawn hefty criticism, Roger Goodell scrambled. The NFL...
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January 30, 2019 - 3:14 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Two people familiar with the negotiations say reliever Greg Holland and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $3.25 million, one-year contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announced. The deal...
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January 30, 2019 - 3:12 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Two people familiar with the negotiations say reliever Greg Holland and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $3.25 million, one-year contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announced. The deal...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers a question during a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 30, 2019 - 2:59 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl 53 (all times EST): 2:55 p.m. Saints coach Sean Payton says he's glad he's part of the committee that discusses proposed NFL rule changes. Payton said during a news conference in New Orleans about an hour before Commissioner Roger Goodell delivered his state...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers a question during a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 30, 2019 - 2:55 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says his throwing shoulder "is good — better than I thought it would be" after undergoing arthroscopic surgery last week. In an interview with 680 The Fan in his hometown of Atlanta on Wednesday, Newton said "there was so much going on during the...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers a question during a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 30, 2019 - 1:41 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl 53 (all times EST): 1:40 p.m. Commissioner Roger Goodell says adding an extra official isn't the answer to all the league's issues. It's "one more human who will make mistakes like the rest of us," he said. Goodell said "I would be comfortable" if, after...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 file photo, Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson has been suspended without pay as part of the NHL’s substance abuse program. The NHL and NHL Players' Association announced Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 that Watson had been placed in Stage Two of the league’s substance abuse and behavioral health program “for treatment related exclusively to his ongoing issues with alcohol abuse.” (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 29, 2019 - 6:49 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Predators forward Austin Watson, who began this season on suspension, has been suspended again as part of the NHL's substance abuse program. The NHL and NHL Players' Association announced Tuesday that Watson had been placed in Stage Two of the league's substance abuse and...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 file photo, Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson has been suspended without pay as part of the NHL’s substance abuse program. The NHL and NHL Players' Association announced Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 that Watson had been placed in Stage Two of the league’s substance abuse and behavioral health program “for treatment related exclusively to his ongoing issues with alcohol abuse.” (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 29, 2019 - 6:14 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson has been suspended without pay as part of the NHL's substance abuse program. The NHL and NHL Players' Association announced Tuesday that Watson had been placed in Stage Two of the league's substance abuse and behavioral health...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, hugs coach Bill Belichick after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Foxborough, Mass. New England’s five Super Bowl champions turned over an average of 19.2 players the season after they won their titles. Brady and Belichick have been the constant. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 29, 2019 - 3:36 am
A word of warning to all those soon-to-be Super Bowl champions in New England or Los Angeles: Don't get too comfortable. You might be looking for a job fairly soon. The NFL's inexorable trend of going younger and cheaper does not bypass the best teams in the league. In fact, it may help them stay...
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