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2:54 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

Seahawks, Patriots, Face Off For Super Bowl XLIX

Steve Bronson, from Tempe, Ariz., walks past Roman numerals for the NFL Super Bowl XLIX, on Thursday.
Charlie Riedel AP

Originally published on Sun February 1, 2015 5:59 pm

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Sports
7:56 am
Sun February 1, 2015

Super Bowl Day: Ready For 17 And A Half Minutes Of Football?

Originally published on Sun February 1, 2015 11:39 am

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The Two-Way
5:50 am
Sun February 1, 2015

At Long Last: It's Super Bowl Sunday

Football pundits say could be one of the closest, most exciting championship games ever.
Charlie Riedel AP

Originally published on Sun February 1, 2015 4:29 pm

Are you ready for 17 and a half minutes of football???!!!!

That, according to a study by the Media Education Foundation, is how much live football action there was in last year's Super Bowl. And pretty much what we can expect Sunday when the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49.

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Movie Interviews
6:00 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

Former Basketball Player Scores As A Filmmaker

Director Deon Taylor takes questions at a special screening of his new film, Supremacy, in Los Angeles.
Eric Charbonneau Le Studio Photography

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 6:30 pm

For most of his life, Deon Taylor was all about basketball. "Ever since I can remember I've just been in love with the game," he says.

His basketball career brought him a college scholarship and took him overseas, where he played professionally. Then he pivoted: in 2002, he gave up an athletic career to become a filmmaker.

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Sports
5:05 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

In Super Bowl This Sunday, Don't Forget The Guys Behind The Superstars

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 6:52 pm

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The Two-Way
9:46 am
Sat January 31, 2015

All Is Not So Well In The NFL Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday

At a pre-Super Bowl news conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said it's been a "tough year" for the League.
David J. Phillip AP

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 5:19 pm

Another day, another controversy.

It's been that kind of a year for the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell talked about it all on Friday at his annual State-of-the-League address in downtown Phoenix.

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The Two-Way
8:01 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Serena Williams Wins Australian Open For 19th Grand Slam Title

Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in their women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday.
Lee Jin-man AP

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 4:35 pm

Serena Williams has beaten Russia's Maria Sharapova for her sixth Australian Open, clinching her 19th Grand Slam title.

Williams, 33, won the final 6-3, 7-6 (5).

It was the tennis superstar's first Australian Open in five years and she managed to win despite fighting a severe cold that The New York Times says "left her occasionally coughing between returns and serves in the final."

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Sports
7:37 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Super Bowl And Skullduggery: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 1:10 pm

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Shots - Health News
5:31 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

Football rules, uniforms, helmets and protective gear have changed a lot over the years.
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Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 1:20 pm

Football injuries have long been seen by some as a badge of honor. A broken sternum, a busted knee, a pierced kidney: all evidence of tenacity on the field.

But the emerging science around head injuries in football — and the long-term effects of repeated concussions – is forcing players, team owners and football fans to come to grips with the idea that the sport they love may be extracting a much higher price than anyone knew.

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The Two-Way
7:35 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

An Archer Goes Old-School, And Wows The Internet

Danish archer Lars Andersen calls himself "the fastest archer alive" — and he seeks to prove it, in a new video.
Lars Andersen

Originally published on Fri January 30, 2015 8:15 pm

It would be perfectly normal to think of archery as a sport defined by accuracy. But a Danish man who says he researched archery's historic methods is arguing for speed and agility, as well: Lars Andersen has released a video in which he fires three arrows in 0.6 seconds.

In fact, Andersen makes a claim to the title of "the fastest archer alive."

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