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Seattle CB Lane doesn’t worry about Gronkowski

Lane said the Seahawks won't approach Gronkowski any differently from how they defend other receivers.

The surrounding area around University of Phoenix Stadium takes shape as the upcoming NFL Super Bowl football game gets closer Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.

Seahawks fans pull out their wallets for Super Bowl tickets

Tickets for Super Bowl XLIX retailing upwards of $8,000

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Super Bowl is probably going ‘topless’

NFL officials have to decide whether to open the roof at the University of Phoenix Stadium for the big game.

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NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to retire after ’15 season

The legendary racer plans to step out of the driver's seat after the 2015 season.

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Belichick, in front of #Flexball backdrop, denies involvement in DeflateGate

The New England Patriots head coach denied any involvement in, or knowledge of, DeflateGate.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Jan. 22.

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Chris Evans and Chris Pratt set Super Bowl charity challenge

It's Captain America versus Starlord in a Marvel superhero battle for football supremacy.

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The San Jose Sharks love Metallica

The team has adopted the band's hit "Seek and Destroy" as their unofficial theme.

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Lakers top the list of most valuable NBA teams

Los Angeles unseated the Knicks as the NBA's most valuable team, worth $2.6 billion.

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A tale of two Super Bowl-bound cities

It will be Beantown versus the Emerald City in the Arizona desert on Feb. 1.

The roof remained closed at University of Phoenix Stadium, where the NFL football's Super Bowl XLIX will be played, while the grass field remained outside in the sun, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. At this point, the NFL says it plans to keep the retractable roof open at the stadium for the Feb. 1, 2015, NFL championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, but the plan can change as the league gets a better read on the weather forecast for game night.

Roof open or closed for Super Bowl XLIX?

The roof dilemma for the Arizona stadium is complicated by the vast swings in weather the Phoenix area sees over the course of the football season.

Referee Bill Vinovich exits the replay booth on the field during the Detroit Lions-Indianapolis Colts NFL football game in the fourth quarter in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2012. Indianapolis won 35-33.

Vinovich is Super Bowl referee, among 4 1st-timers on crew

Bill Vinovich will be the referee for the Super Bowl, heading a seven-man crew that includes four officials working the title game for the first time.

** FILE ** American League's Alex Rodriguez, right, of the New York Yankees, chats with National League's Barry Bonds, of the San Francisco Giants, during the All-Star Home Run Baseball Derby in San Francisco, in this July 9, 2007 file photo.

Rodriguez getting hitting advice from Bonds, Martinez

Alex Rodriguez is getting hitting tips from Barry Bonds as the New York Yankees third baseman prepares to return from a season-long suspension.

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NBC to put Super Bowl ads on Tumblr for digital viewers

Super Bowl commercials will be posted online moments after they air on TV.

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Shaq is now a police officer

The former NBA star is now a reserve police officer in South Florida.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Jan. 21.

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WATCH: Super Bowl stereotypes

Your Super Bowl party will be like this ... even though you hope it's not.

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Our favorite #DeflateGate tweets

Some of the ballsiest reactions to the latest NFL controversy.

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Bostonians want a vote on 2024 Olympic bid

Three-quarters of residents say the city should vote on a planned bid to host the Olympic Games.

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ESPN: Patriots used under-inflated balls against Colts

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has dismissed claims as "ridiculous."

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Cheapest Super Bowl XLIX tickets more than $8K

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A woman takes a photo of Roman numerals for Super Bowl XLIX Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in downtown Phoenix. The New England Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.

For the past few years, the Super Bowl has become a lucrative business for ticket brokers

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Dominos delivery guy crashes Legion of Boom photo shoot

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For a 20-year-old pizza shop employee, this was 10 of the best minutes of his life.

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Babies going through tunnels

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You have to see these kids react to the magic of underground transportation.

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Tom Petty has ‘no hard feelings’ toward Sam Smith

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The rocker graciously chalks up the similarities between "I Won't Back Down" and "Stay With Me" to a "musical accident."

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