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NEW YORK — Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were selected in the West, despite early season injuries for the Oklahoma City Thunder stars. The Miami Heat also had two reserves …

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PHOENIX — Katy Perry says her Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance will make you “Roar” — with animals. The singer told reporters at a press conference Thursday that her performance Sunday will include “a lion and sharks.” “It’s going to be wild out there,” Perry teased. Perry, 30, said she feels blessed to perform on …

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New team, same old Johnny. Johnny Boychuk had a sudden change in surroundings in October when the Boston Bruins dealt him to the New York Islanders in exchange for draft picks. It’s worked out pretty well so far, as the 31-year-old defenseman already has a career high in points with 24 (four goals, 20 assists) while …

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TEMPE, Ariz.—With all 53 players on the active roster and 10 practice-squad members healthy enough to work, the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks opened their practice week for Super Bowl XLIX with their weekly “Competition Wednesday” practice on the campus of Arizona State University. Under threatening skies with temperatures in the low seventies and a …

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The United States men’s national soccer team is experimenting its way to growth in the new FIFA World Cup cycle, but the pains it has felt during the ongoing process are nothing new. The United States lost to Chile by a score of 3-2 in an exhibition game in Rancagua, Chile on Wednesday. Brek Shea …

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Regardless of whether the Seattle Seahawks win Super Bowl XLIX, Richard Sherman could have something to celebrate after Sunday. The Seahawks cornerback’s girlfriend, Ashley Moss, is expecting their son within the week, though they’re hopeful that the little guy will be able to wait. According to ESPN, Sherman said Wednesday that a recent doctor’s visit made …

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CLEVELAND — Cavaliers superstar LeBron James could miss several games with a sprained right wrist sustained during a hard fall against the Detroit Pistons. James, who got hurt while trying to brace himself from the tumble Tuesday night, sat out Wednesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers and currently is doubtful for Friday’s home game …

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Kobe Bryant is officially done for the season after having surgery to repair his torn right rotator cuff Wednesday. The Los Angeles Lakers also made it official that their superstar doesn’t believe his career is finished. Bryant is expected to need nine months to recover from his third straight season-ending injury. …

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A matchup between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather actually might be in the works. Boxing fans went crazy when they saw the two welterweight champions meet at halftime of Tuesday’s Miami Heat game, but it turns out they also met in private later. According to Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz, Mayweather went to Pacquiao’s hotel room to …

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The NFL is using the game’s biggest stage to send another strong message about domestic violence. If you’ve watched any NFL games this season, you’ve likely seen commercials for the “No More” campaign, in which a number of athletes and celebrities speak out against domestic violence. For Super Bowl XLIX, the NFL will continue the campaign with a powerful 60-second spot that focuses …

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