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BOSTON – Nine days after the Boston Marathon bombings killed three people and injured more than 260 others, at least one survivor is on the long road to recovery.
After being exonerated for a rape he did not commit, Brian Banks has traded a prison jumpsuit for an Atlanta Falcons uniform.
Banks, 27, was once a highly-touted high school prospect, headed to the University of Southern California on a scholarship to play linebacker.
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When it comes to the NFL’s willingness to accept an openly gay player, some think that the absence from the NFL of an openly gay player proves the league isn’t ready.
Under that standard, the NFL may soon be ready. Ready or not.
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Tom Brady has a new contract with the Patriots, and it’s a rare instance of a high-profile player’s contract being notable for not breaking the bank.
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Thousands of Baltimore Ravens fans are cheering, singing, dancing and marching along with the team in a parade to celebrate the Super Bowl victory.
The head coach of the Baltimore Ravens speaks from New Orleans about the tumultuous Super Bowl, saying the 49ers “changed momentum” in the second half. He also calls his brother, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, “the best coach in football.”
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NEW ORLEANS - The Baltimore Ravens fended off a second half surge from the San Francisco 49ers and overcame a 30-plus minute power outage to win Super Bowl XLVII 34-29.
NEW ORLEANS - Baltimore didn’t lose any momentum from an extended halftime.
Jacoby Jones took the 2nd half kickoff back 109 yards — setting an NFL record — to extend the Baltimore Ravens’ lead to 28-6 early in the third quarter.
Then the Superdome lights went out. Officials are still working to restore power to the stadium.
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In an emotional pre-Super Bowl moment, Hudson and the choir all wore green ribbons, a sign of their support for the school, which lost 20 students and 6 staff members in a horrific December shooting.
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More than 100 million people will watch Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday. Those not in New Orleans will be chowing down on pizza and wings (some from luxurious man caves that probably aren’t in your neighbor’s basement ), waiting to laugh at ads, gawk at the halftime show and maybe even catch some football.
So what, exactly, will you see on Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens play for NFL bragging rights? Here’s what.
What part of the Super Bowl are you most excited about?
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We’ve finally reached the end of the road. After 256 regular-season games (I won by 11) and 11 postseason games (MDS is up three), it’s time to pick a winner in the Super Bowl.
So without further adieu, here are our predictions on one of the hardest Super Bowls to predict.
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FOXBORO, Mass. - Quarterback Joe Flacco and a strong defense dominated Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to win the AFC title game 28-13 and set up a brother vs. brother Super Bowl with Ravens coach John Harbaugh battling his brother Jim of the San Francisco 49ers in two weeks.
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ATLANTA - Colin Kaepernick rallied the San Francisco 49ers from a 17-point deficit and the 49er defense stopped the Atlanta Falcons deep in their territory late to win the NFC championship game 28-24 and reach Super Bowl XLVII.