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Super Bowl XLIX: Obama, in pregame interview, declines to pick winner

President<p>Obamatouted lower gas prices and economic growth during a brief television interview before Sunday'sSuper Bowl, but refused to predict who would win the big game between theNew England PatriotsandSeattle Seahawks.<p>"Since my Bears are not in it, I think it's wise for me to not choose a …

Jeremy Lane out for Super Bowl with injury after intercepting Tom Brady

Jeremy Lane made the first big play of the game, intercepting Tom Brady near the end zone. Unfortunately, he was injured and won't return.<p>In the scoreless first quarter of Super Bowl 49, the Patriots came oh so close to finding the end zone.<p>Jeremy Lane made the big play for the Seahawks. …

A Parisian Finds Her Place In A Rarely Seen Part Of 'Girlhood'

Early on in Celine Sciamma's striking <i>Girlhood</i>, a deft twist confounds what you might expect from a teen movie set in a mostly black, poverty-stricken suburb of Paris. Shut out of conventional paths to realize her ambition to be "like others, normal" and fed up with the tyranny of a bullying older …

Review: 'Black or White'

Is there anything more dispiriting than a sentence beginning with the phrase "It means well, but …"? Here's a variation on that, and a dispiriting movie to go with it. "Black or White" may not be racist, exactly, but it patronizes its African-American characters up, down and sideways, and audiences …

Project Almanac Review

Bay to the Future<p>By Roth Cornet<p>Project Almanac, the Michael Bay-produced found footage time travel movie from director Dean Israelite, delivers a …

Time Travel

How to Throw a Stress-Free Super Bowl Party

The key to throwing a Super Bowl party you can actually enjoy: prep now, and leave just a few things to do before kickoff.<p>The key to throwing a Super Bowl party you can actually enjoy? Do your shopping today, prep a couple of items a day over the rest of the week, and pull everything together just …

Cooking

NCAA basketball rankings 2015: Old Dominion makes first top 25 appearance in school history

While nothing changed at the top of this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll, the team at the very bottom of the rankings made history with its appearance.<p>For the second consecutive week, a top five of Kentucky, Duke, Virginia, Wisconsin and Louisville headline the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The …

2015 NFL Draft underclassmen tracker

Will we see another record number of redshirt sophomores and juniors go pro? It's unlikely, but some of college football's top players are still headed to the pros.<p>Each of the past two years, a record number of underclassmen have entered the NFL draft. In 2013, 73 players went pro. In 2014, the …

Gonzaga adding Vanderbilt transfer Eric McClellan to roster on Thursday

Eric McClellan led the Commodores in scoring last season through 12 games (14.4 points) and becomes eligible for Gonzaga's WCC home opener vs. San …

Shaq Thompson Declares for 2015 NFL Draft: Latest Details and Reaction

Fresh off one of the most impressive two-way seasons in quite some time, Shaq Thompson is making the move to the NFL.<p>Thompson announced his decision to leave the University of Washington for the 2015 draft on Monday:<p>Thompson also penned a letter to Huskies fans on GoHuskies.com:<p>Dear Husky …

Canada goes back to Fucale for gold-medal game versus Russia

Zach Fucale will get the chance to bring world junior hockey gold back to Canada.<p>Fucale will start in goal for Monday night's gold-medal game against Russia at the Air Canada Centre, Canadian coach Benoit Groulx confirmed.<p>"I think he's been playing solid since Day 1 and he has the experience," …

Junior Galette arrested for domestic violence, per report

Galette was arrested on Monday morning after a disturbance at his Louisiana home.<p>New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette is in custody after he was arrested on Monday morning following a disturbance at his home in Kenner, La., a Kenner police spokesman told The Times-Picayune.<p>Kenner …

Domestic Violence

Prince Ali to stand for FIFA presidency

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan, Asian vice-president of the world football federation, has announced his intention to challenge long-serving Sepp Blatter for the leadership of FIFA next May.<p>Blatter, who stepped up from chief executive and general secretary in 1998, has made plain his intention …

Dirk Nowitzki Passes Moses Malone For 7th on NBA's All-Time Scoring List

Dirk Nowitzki's trek up the list of NBA all-time scoring leaders continued on Monday night against the Brooklyn Nets. The Dallas Mavericks forward scored his 27,410th <b></b>career point on a three-pointer, passing Moses Malone for seventh in the record books.<p>The Mavericks saluted the German star on social …

2 men arrested in shooting of NYPD officers, police say

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> A pair of New York police officers shot and wounded while responding to an armed robbery in the Bronx were going off-duty and probably not wearing their bulletproof vests, police officials said Tuesday.<p>In fact, Andrew Dossi, Aliro Pellerano and three other officers were changing …

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