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$154.7 million bet on Super Bowl at Nevada sports books

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers in Nevada wagered $154.7 million on this year's Super Bowl, an increase from last year but still below the high set in 2018. The Nevada Gaming Control Board released its Super Bowl betting figures on Tuesday, a day later ...

Time passages: Mahomes leads comeback for the ages for KC

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — They were celebrating the passage of time as much as football at this Super Bowl: 100-year-old war veterans at midfield for the pregame coin flip, a 50-years-young pop diva handling halftime, and, of course, a quarterback who turns ...

Super Rally: Mahomes, Chiefs win NFL title with late surge

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes needed just the waning minutes of Super Bowl 54 to end a whole lot of frustration. A championship 50 years in the making for the Kansas City Chiefs. A two-decade wait for an NFL title for coach Andy Reid. ...

Column: Reid wasn’t going to let this Super Bowl slip away

By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Andy Reid hugged Patrick Mahomes early, and everyone else moments later. Good practice, because all of Kansas City wants to hug him now. Reid wasn't about to let this Super Bowl slip away. Not with the brilliant Mahomes under ...

Simpson rallies to beat Finau in Phoenix Open playoff

By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Webb Simpson was in big trouble when he drove into the right-side water on the par-5 15th. "I didn't think it was over," Simpson said. "But I thought, 'I'm going to really have to do something special to get back in it.'" He did ...

Penguins beat Capitals in 50th game between Crosby, Ovechkin

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby got the better of Alex Ovechkin in their 50th regular-season meeting and set the stage for more drama down the stretch. Crosby had an assist, Matt Murray made 29 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals ...

Jackson wins MVP as Ravens take 3 awards; Harbaugh top coach

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer MIAMI (AP) — Lamar Jackson’s stunning season not only earned him The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award, but he won it unanimously. That’s right: The second-year quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens joins Tom Brady as the only ...

Broncos’ Fant has keen eye on Kelce, Kittle in Super Bowl

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Noah Fant parlayed his outstanding performance at the NFL scouting combine last year into a first-round phone call from the Denver Broncos and the best season among the league's rookie tight ends in 2019. What he's aiming for this year is to join the league's elite at ...

Climate change poses threat to future Super Bowls in Miami

By Steven Wine AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — The forecast for the Super Bowl in Miami is grim. Clear skies and temperature in the 60s are expected when the game kicks off, so weather won’t be a problem. But climate change likely will be, sooner or later. The sea and temperature are ...

NBA All-Stars to wear Kobe’s No. 24 and Gianna’s No. 2

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer The NBA's All-Stars will be playing this year with Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant in their minds and on their jerseys. So, coming soon: No. 24 Giannis Antetokounmpo, and No. 2, LeBron James. As part of what will be a long series of tributes to Bryant ...