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Pete Carroll and John Fox enjoying Super Bowl moment

NEW YORK (AP) — As if they were enjoying a morning coffee together, Pete Carroll and John Fox fulfilled their final media obligations leading to the Super Bowl. Relaxed, self-assured and even charming, the coaches of the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos answered questions for 30 minutes on Friday, joking with each other and the audience. No grumpy one-sentence responses. No agitated reactions to edgy queries. At one point, Fox wondered if he could say a specific crude word to the audience on hand. Watching on television, he then went ahead and used the word. Carroll immediately quipped: “You can’t...

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Super Bowl circus takes center stage at Media Day

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Internet star Lil Terrio danced with cheerleaders, an Austrian man dressed as Mozart, another guy wore a Waldo costume and Nickelodeon’s Pick Boy was in the house. Welcome to Media Day, the annual Super Bowl circus. It seems fitting this event was held at a hockey rink, of all places, because there’s nothing ordinary about it. More than 6,000 journalists, pseudo-journalists and other credentialed “media” from all over the world gathered at the home of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils on Tuesday to meet the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. Strange questions were the norm instead...

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Knights knock off Bears 52-42 in Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A decade after a winless season, Central Florida earned its first trip to a BCS bowl. Once the Knights got there, they were given no chance at winning. Not against Baylor, the nation’s best offensive team. They refused to listen to all the negativity and turned the Fiesta Bowl into a rousing BCS debut. Blake Bortles accounted for 394 yards and four touchdowns, Storm Johnson ran for two early tone-setting scores and No. 15 Central Florida outlasted Baylor 52-42 on Wednesday night in the highest-scoring game in Fiesta Bowl history. “We did prove a lot...

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35 bowl games, 35 reasons to watch

Starting Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M., and ending Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif., 35 bowl games will be played. You should watch all of them. Here’s why. SATURDAY, DEC. 21 New Mexico Bowl Washington State (minus 4½) vs. Colorado State Why watch? We haven’t seen Washington Mike Leach coach a postseason game since the 2009 Cotton Bowl, when he was at Texas Tech. Pick: WASHINGTON STATE 31-24. Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (plus 6½) vs. Southern California Why watch? Fresno State’s Derek Carr, who leads the nation in yards passing per game (405), against the toughest defense he has faced...

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