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  • Steelers-Packers should be lots of fun

    I guess there’s some sort of football game going on this weekend.
    The folks over there in Dallas are calling it the “Super Bowl.” I’ve never heard of it, but I guess it’s a pretty big deal there in Big D. You know how wacky those Texans are about their football.

  • Football: Belichick named Coach of Year

    DALLAS (AP) — Bill Belichick is closing in on Don Shula.
    The New England coach Bill Belichick won The Associated Press 2010 NFL Coach of the Year award on Wednesday, the third time Belichick has earned the honor. Belichick, who also won in 2003 and 2007, now trails only Don Shula, a four-time winner of the award.

  • Football: A Super Bowl shiver hits Texas

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — One Pittsburgh safety kept interrupting reporters' questions about the Super Bowl to complain it was too chilly. A Green Bay receiver bragged that the snow outside made the Packers "the home team."

    Even the player known as "The Freezer" said Texas was just too cold.

  • Football: Polamalu voted top defensive player

    DALLAS (AP) — Now that the voters have chosen Troy Polamalu over Clay Matthews for The Associated Press 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, the two stars can prove their worth against each other on the field.
    In the Super Bowl.
    Pittsburgh safety Polamalu received 17 votes Monday from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who cover the league, edging Green Bay linebacker Matthews by a hair — two votes.

  • NFL, union set up formal labor talks for Saturday

    DALLAS (AP) — After weeks of talking to fans, reporters and Congress about their lagging labor negotiations, the NFL and its players' union are getting around to talking to each other.

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and union executive director DeMaurice Smith met Monday in New York in an effort to kick-start efforts toward a new collective bargaining agreement. They agreed to a series of bargaining sessions between now and the early March deadline for a deal.

  • Golf: Haas, Mickelson tied for lead while Tiger falters

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The way Phil Mickelson likes to play golf, he didn't have much fun Saturday at Torrey Pines.

    Based on how he needs to play the South Course, Phil was thrilled.

    Mickelson gave up on his swashbuckling style by playing it safe in the Farmers Insurance Open, making eight pars and a birdie on the back nine for a 4-under 68 that gave him a share of the lead with Bill Haas.

  • Tennis: Clijsters tops China's Li Na, wins Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Kim Clijsters finally won her first Australian Open title and the fourth major of her career, wiping tears from her eyes after she beat Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 Saturday.

    The loss ended an outstanding run through the tournament by Li, who became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final.

    Li appeared to become upset with some of the Chinese spectators in the crowd in the third set and asked the chair umpire to intervene. She later complained about the flashes from photographers at center court.

  • Murray makes Australian finale

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray will get another chance to end a near 75-year winless streak for British men in Grand Slam singles tournaments after beating Spain’s David Ferrer 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1, 7-6 (2) Friday to reach the Australian Open final.
    The semifinal win put Murray into Sunday’s final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia, the 2008 champion who holds a 4-3 edge in head-to-head matches. However, Murray has won the last three.

  • Tennis: Federer joins Nadal on sideline at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — First Rafael Nadal, now Roger Federer.

    Federer, the 16-time Grand Slam winner, was knocked out of the Australian Open 7-6 (3), 7-5, 6-4 Thursday by 2008 champion Novak Djokovic.

  • Football: Chicago car salesman fired over Packers tie

    OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — A car salesman in suburban Chicago has been fired for refusing to remove a Green Bay Packers tie that he wore to work the day after the Packers beat the Chicago Bears to advance to the Super Bowl.

    John Stone says he wore the Packers tie to work Monday at Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn to honor his late grandmother, who was a big Green Bay fan.