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AP sources: Pegulas have tentative OK to buy Bills

BUFFALO — Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula are closing in on their purchase of the Buffalo Bills.

Longer Rice video features obscenities, spitting

ATLANTIC CITY — Ray Rice and Janay Palmer can be heard shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back right before he throws a knockout punch in a video shown to The Associated Press by a law enforcement official.

Free football parking ends in New Brunswick park

NEW BRUNSWICK — It will now cost Rutgers University football fans to park in New Brunswick.

Maine governor: Rice's NFL suspension not enough

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine's governor has told the National Football League's commissioner that it's unconscionable for the league to punish Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice with a two-game suspension for a domestic violence arrest.

Trademark board rules against Redskins name

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Patent Office has ruled the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.

NFL assistants Roman and Colman trace roots back to Ventnor

NFL assistant coaches Doug Colman and Greg Roman go way back.

Bridgeton native Brison Manor knows pressure faced in Super Bowl

Brison Manor Jr. wants to be left alone today.

John Fox says Broncos ready for Sunday

FLORHAM PARK — After putting his team through its final full practice of the season on Friday afternoon, Denver Broncos coach John Fox declared his team ready to go for the Super Bowl.

Naked Cowboy shows kicking skills in Times Square

NEW YORK — The Naked Cowboy of Times Square plays a mean guitar.

Super Bowl notebook: 3 fans to attend 48th straight Super Bowl

NEW YORK — Make it 48 Super Bowls in a row for Donald Crisman, Larry Jacobson and Tom Henschel.

Super Bowl turns into ‘Draft Day’ before big game

NEW YORK — It wasn’t the raucous NFL draft, but it was Hollywood’s next best thing when Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary and director Ivan Reitman gathered Friday just down a hotel hallway from the Super Bowl’s media center to chat up their new movie “Draft Day,” made with the full support of the league itself.

Seahawks hold their final practice for Super Bowl

EAST RUTHEFORD — With all hands healthy, the Seattle Seahawks held their final major practice for the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos.

Why the Broncos will win the Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD — Denver was walloped 40-10 by Seattle in the preseason with Ronnie Hillman fumbling, Montee Ball stumbling and Peyton Manning grumbling.

Brands vie to stand out amid Super Bowl chatter on Twitter

NEW YORK — If it’s on TV, it’s on Twitter, at least when it comes to blockbuster events such as the Super Bowl.

Manning still has strong fan base in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning still tugs on the heartstrings of Indianapolis football fans.

No threat from powder mailed to 5 N.J. hotels near Super Bowl

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — White powder was mailed to businesses near the site of Sunday's Super Bowl, prompting an investigation by the FBI and other law enforcement. A federal law enforcement official said one of the envelopes contained baking soda.

TSA to screen bags on Super Bowl-bound trains

SECAUCUS - Super Bowl fans who take the train to the big game might confuse the rail station with an airport.

Judge: NFL, players to settle concussion lawsuits

PHILADELPHIA — The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday.

Myron Rolle signs multi-year deal with Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on multi-year contracts with a pair of rookies, safety Myron Rolle and cornerback Alterraun Verner.

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