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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2015 file photo, United States' Mikaela Shiffrin waves on the podium after winning the women's World Cup slalom ski race  in Aspen, Colo.  Shiffrin said she will return to World Cup ski racing next week in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, after a knee injury sidelined her for two months. Shiffrin moved up her comeback plans when a slalom event was organized for next Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 at Crans-Montana(AP Photo/Nathan Bilow)

Shiffrin Ready to Take Comeback to Snow

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Two months ago, Mikaela Shiffrin was just hoping to be back on skis before the snow melted. A week from now, the Lyme native will return to World Cup racing on a knee that healed much faster than even she anticipated. The Olympic and world slalom champion announced she will compete next Monday in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, for the first time …

Go While Getting Is Still Good: Manning Should Retire

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Santa Clara, Calif. — The football fates gave an NFL legend a sendoff here Sunday befitting his all-time greatness. Now it’s up to Peyton Manning to gratefully accept the gift and not push his luck by continuing to play. The defense of the Denver Broncos carried Manning in Sunday’s Super Bowl 50. Manning …

Agent: Lynch Is Leaving Football

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Seattle — When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. What he ended up providing was an attitude and style that became the foundation for bringing the first Super Bowl title to the Pacific Northwest. Without saying a word — big surprise — Lynch drew a lot of …

Seattle’s Lynch Tweets Of Possible Retirement

Monday, February 8, 2016

Seattle — Leave it to Marshawn Lynch to be at the center of attention in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. Except this time, Lynch may have given the surest sign he’s on the verge of retirement. …

A Super Legacy? Manning’s Reputation Could Hinge on Tonight’s Game

Sunday, February 7, 2016

San Francisco — Peyton Manning will walk off a field for the 293rd and perhaps final time tonight as an active NFL quarterback. The confetti will be falling and someone, whether it’s Manning’s Denver Broncos or Cam Newton’s …

The Super All-Analytics Team

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors created their “Super Bowl 50 Golden Team.” And now you will see the all-analytics Super Bowl 50 team. Analytical data isn’t as pervasive in football as it is in the other pro sports, and there is even less analytical …

Plenty of Cameras to Go Around at Super Bowl

Sunday, February 7, 2016

San Francisco — With some 70 cameras located from the pylons in the end zone to those isolated on single players, the ability to show plays from a 360-degree perspective and tracking technology that determines how fast and far players run, almost no aspect of the Super Bowl …

Gold-Plated: Super Bowl Filled With Intriguing Storylines

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Santa Clara, Calif. — Peyton Manning’s last game? Cam Newton’s finest moment? For all the golden tinge the NFL is placing on Super Bowl 50, this one just might come down to how the two star quarterbacks deal …

Super Sunday’s Humble Origins Explored in Dartmouth Professor’s New Book

Sunday, February 7, 2016

When It Was Just A Game: Remembering The First Super Bowl by Harvey Frommer; Taylor Trade Publishing, 2015; 301 pages; $29.95 Before after-market Super Bowl tickets started around $25,000, they were $12 and the game was far from …

In Brief: Favre, Stabler Lead Hall of Fame Class

Sunday, February 7, 2016

San Francisco — Brett Favre and the late Ken Stabler, a pair of kindred-spirit QBs who each won a Super Bowl, were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Also voted in for the class of 2016 a day before the Super Bowl were modern-day …

B’s Win on Penalty Shot

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Boston — Brad Marchand scored on a penalty shot midway through overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Loui Eriksson also scored while the Bruins improved to 7-2-1 …

Blazers Burn Past Rockets

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Houston — Damian Lillard had 21 points and 10 assists to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Portland Trail Blazers built a big lead early and rolled to an easy 96-79 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday. The Trail Blazers were up by 19 at halftime …

QB Manziel’s Father Fears for Life of Son

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cleveland — With Johnny Manziel’s professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for his safety. The troubled quarterback was under investigation by two police departments following allegations that he hit his former girlfriend last weekend in Texas. Manziel was dropped by his agent …