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Who are these guys at QB in Super Bowl?

Super Bowl has a pair of fresh faces at quarterback, bona fide nobodies as far as the NFL title game goes. But one will leave New Orleans as football’s newest star.

NFL referees not close to ending lockout soon

NEW YORK -- Less than three weeks before the season kicks off, the NFL and the NFL Referees Association are no closer to an agreement to end the lockout of the officials.. As replacement officials work preseason games -- and generally get criticized for their performances -- the league and

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Rex Ryan has Jets team he wants this year

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- This is the team Rex Ryan wants, and he can't think of anyone better to coach it than Rex Ryan.. With Mark Sanchez at quarterback, Tim Tebow in various roles, Tony Sparano as offensive coordinator, and a defense four years in the making, Ryan has a high

AP sources: Suspending Pro Bowl an option

Have NFL fans seen the last of the Pro Bowl? The game could be suspended next year, two people familiar with discussions said Thursday.

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Peyton leads a big class into 2012 free agency

Peyton Manning is a free man. Drew Brees is not.. A week after a record 21 players were given franchise tags -- only Saints star quarterback Brees got an exclusive tag and can't even talk to other teams -- the NFL's free agency free-for-all begins. And it will

Curtis Martin, 4 linemen make NFL Hall of Fame

INDIANAPOLIS -- Curtis Martin has gone from the mean streets of Pittsburgh to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.. The star running back with the Patriots and Jets for 11 seasons was one of six players elected Saturday to the shrine. Martin once disliked playing the game, but used it

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Super matchups everywhere with Pats-Giants

INDIANAPOLIS -- MVP quarterbacks on marquee franchises. A rematch of a nail-biter from four years ago, featuring many of the same key characters. Madonna and plenty of Manning -- Eli, and Peyton, too.. This Super Bowl certainly has all the makings of another thriller, the perfect finish to a

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Classic matchups for spots in Super Bowl

No complaining about these championship matchups: prolific offense vs. stingy defense, or old foes renewing a storied rivalry.. Whichever suits your preference, the NFL has it this weekend.. When the New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens today for the AFC title, four players who have come to represent the

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No Tebow magic, Patriots stomp Broncos, 45-10

Tebowmania didn't show up in New England on Saturday as the Patriots embarrass Tim Tebow and Denver, 45-10 in the AFC playoffs.

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Hasselbeck headed to Titans

Matt Hasselbeck is heading to Music City. Santonio Holmes is staying at home in the Meadowlands.

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