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January 28, 2015
Countdown to Super Sunday
Patriots face off
(AP) -- Tom Brady against ol' pal
Richard Sherman and the rest of the
best defense in the NFL.
Russell Wilson against Darrelle
Revis, former teammate Brandon
Browner and whatever schemes Bill
Belichick dreams up.
Marshawn Lynch and LeGarrette
Blount and their tough-to-tackle
The occasional well-designed -
and well-executed - trick play.
There is a lot to look forward to
when Wilson's Seattle Seahawks, the
defending champions, take on
Brady's New England Patriots, the
dominant franchise of the 2000s, in
the Super Bowl at Glendale, Ariz., on
Tom Brady and the Patriots
last played Russell Wilson
and the Seahawks in 2012
when Wilson was a rookie. The
two teams match up in Super
Bowl, Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in
Glendale, Ariz. The game will
carried by NBC Sports and
broadcast in Portland on KGW
Channel 8. (AP photo)
Sunday, Feb. 1. Seattle can become
the first team to win consecutive NFL
championships since Brady,
Belichick and Co. did it a decade ago.
In nearly a half-century of Super
Bowls - this will be the 49th - there's
never been this long a stretch with-
out a repeat champion.
On Super Sunday last year, the
Seahawks beat Peyton Manning and
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Ernie Banks takes to the field during a ceremony in 2003. (AP photo)
Baseball Great Remembered
(AP) — Chicago Cubs great Ernie
Banks is being remembered after his
death Sunday after suffering a heart
attack at the age of 83.
Banks spent his entire 19-year
career with the Cubs. He hit 512
home runs, was twice voted the
National League's Most Valuable
Player, and was elected to the Hall of
Fame in his first year of eligibility.
He was the team's first black player
and is still considered the greatest
Cubs player by many and the club's
most beloved player.
That has been evident in the days
since Banks' death. In tribute after
tribute, people from around the city
and the nation have praised Banks
not just for his play, but for his
remarkably sunny disposition dur-
ing his career and in the years since
"Ernie Banks was a great player
and an even better person," Cubs
Chairman Tom Ricketts said in a
statement. "He was a kind gentle
man who loved his fans as much as Chicago Cubs great Ernie
Banks in 1955. (AP photo)
they loved him."