Ex-arena official sues NJ Devils GM over lost wages

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – A former Prudential Center executive has sued New Jersey Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello, claiming he jeopardized his livelihood by falsely accusing him of running the arena poorly. Richard Krezwick, the former president of Devils Arena Entertainment, seeks $2.3 million in the lawsuit filed this week in federal court […]

Abdullah leads North to 34-13 win over South in Senior Bowl

By JOHN ZENORAP Sports Writer MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah wanted to leave an impression on more than just the NFL watchers at the Senior Bowl. Abdullah rushed for 73 yards and added 40 receiving while leading the North to a 34-13 victory over the South on Saturday in the Senior Bowl, punctuating […]

Opening statements next in murder trial of ex-Pat Hernandez

By MICHELLE R. SMITHAssociated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) – Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as a star tight end with the New England Patriots. He and his fiancee had started […]

AP Explains: What makes the Super Bowl such a big deal

By JOHN MARSHALLAP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) – The Super Bowl, at its most basic level, is a game that determines the NFL championship. It has become so much more since the first game was played in 1967. Super Bowl Sunday has become an unofficial holiday in the United States, a day when families and […]

Sherman doubts any punishment ahead for Patriots

By BARRY WILNERAP Pro Football Writer PHOENIX (AP) – Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman doubts the Patriots will be punished by the NFL if they are found guilty of doctoring footballs in the AFC championship game. The All-Pro, relishing not being in the “villain” role for next Sunday’s Super Bowl, stressed the close relationship between NFL […]