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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh watches during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif. The Kansas City Chiefs have perhaps the most dynamic offense in the NFL and the 49ers feature one of the stingiest defenses in the league. The men in charge of the units got interviews for head coaching positions but were passed over. (AP Photo/John Hefti, File)
January 30, 2020 - 2:42 am
MIAMI (AP) — It's common for coordinators in the Super Bowl to have a head coaching position with a new team waiting for them after the game. Not this year. The Kansas City Chiefs have perhaps the most dynamic offense in the NFL and the San Francisco 49ers feature one of the stingiest defenses in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 1970 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram walks on the field prior to the Super Bowl game with the Minnesota Vikings in New Orleans. As the Chiefs prepare to play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, many members of the 1970 team never lived to see the the Chiefs return to the championship game, and many others are in failing health. (AP Photo)
January 30, 2020 - 2:35 am
MIAMI (AP) — “Matriculate: To enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university.” To football fans, though, the Merriam-Webster entry falls far short of explaining what “matriculate” really means. Nor does that definition come close to describing the way a loquacious, didactic...
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Hard Rock Stadium is shown during a tour for the media Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla., in preparation for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 29, 2020 - 9:25 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Florida and federal law enforcement agencies preparing for the Super Bowl this Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens say they are ready for anything, including a detonated bomb or massive food poisoning, but haven't identified any threats. Events for the 54th Super Bowl, between...
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January 29, 2020 - 7:06 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Some of the most popular street artists in Miami's trendy Wynwood district will get a boost from the Super Bowl. Five artists will showcase their work at the stadium, around the city and on the actual game day ticket. The NFL partnered with the curators of the renowned Wynwood Walls...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell poses with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 29, 2020 - 6:59 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Stopping short of saying the Rooney Rule is not working, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell noted Wednesday the league needs change to its minority hiring policy. Though the league requires teams to interview minority candidates, only two African-Americans have been hired for 19 open head...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, former Minnesota Viking Chris Doleman acknowledges the crowd during a ceremony honoring the All Mall of America Field team during halftime of an NFL football game between the Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis. Hall of Fame defensive end Doleman, who became one of the NFL's most feared pass rushers during 15 seasons in the league, has died. He was 58. The Vikings and Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker offered their condolences in separate statements late Tuesday night, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy King, File)
January 29, 2020 - 5:33 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Doleman was clinging to his preferred position of outside linebacker, struggling through his second NFL season with the Minnesota Vikings. The team's vision for his 6-foot-5 frame was at defensive end, where he could use his long arms, strong legs and quick feet to become...
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HOLD FOR STORY BY WILLIAM J. KOLE — FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez speaks in the locker room at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. More than two years after he hanged himself in his prison cell in April 2017, while serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, Netflix is releasing "Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez" on Jan. 15, 2020. Hernandez's suicide came just a days after he was acquitted of most charges in another double murder case. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 29, 2020 - 4:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The fiancee of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez spoke publicly for the first time since the release of a documentary series examining his life more than two years after he killed himself in his prison cell. Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, said in an interview with "Good Morning...
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People line up to buy face masks at a drug store in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus that infected more than 6,000 on the mainland and abroad. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 29, 2020 - 3:53 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Amid growing concern about the spread of a new virus in China, international sports in the country have been postponed and Olympic qualifying tournaments have been taken elsewhere. The indoor world athletics championships in Nanjing were postponed by a year on Wednesday, while the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, a poster warning about coronavirus is seen as passengers wear masks in a departure lobby at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people. British Airways said Wednesday it is immediately suspending all flights to and from mainland China after the U.K. government warned against unnecessary travel to the country. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
January 29, 2020 - 6:15 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — China's national women's soccer team has been quarantined in Australia ahead of an Olympic qualifying tournament as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people. Health officials in Queensland state said on Wednesday that 32 people,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, New York Jets cornerback Kyron Brown (35) is helped off the field after being injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in East Rutherford, N.J. The New York Jets finished the season with a league-high 20 players on injured reserve and had so many other injuries the organization is studying every step from practice to recovery down to how they care for injuries to stay healthier in the future. Jets general manager Joe Douglas hopes 2019 was a “bit of anomaly.” (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
January 28, 2020 - 8:49 pm
NFL teams paid more than a half-billion dollars to Week 1 starters who missed games because of injuries this season and players who ended the year on injured reserve, according to an Associated Press study. And the players sidelined the most in a league devoted more and more to speed: the fastest...
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