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HOUSTON - JANUARY 28: A general view of the exterior of Reliant Stadium as it makes final preparations for Super Bowl XXXVIII between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers January 28, 2004 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Reliant Stadium (Home to Houston Texans): Hosted New England Patriots' 32-29 win over Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004. It will also host Super Bowl LI in 2017.

New stadiums to host Super Bowls this century

The NFL awarded Super Bowl L to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016, making it the ninth new stadium to be scheduled for the league's championship since 2001.

  • Mack Brown Left In The Middle Of A Game He Was Calling For ESPN To Catch A Flight

    Flight schedules are pretty rigid, so if you need to leave what you’re doing to make sure you can get on your plane before it takes off, no one will really blame you unless you’re in the middle of surgery or something. Mack Brown had to do this on Friday night. The Cougars ended up winning, but the final score was 55-53, so as you can guess, the game took forever.

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  • Joakim Noah skips Knicks dinner with West Point cadets due to anti-war stance

    The #Knicks eat with the cadets & listen to a memorable speech @WestPoint_USMA. “It’s hard for me a little bit – I have a lot of respect for the kids here fighting — but it’s hard for me to understand why we go to war and why kids have to kill kids all around the world,’’ Noah said. Noah received permission from Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek to skip the team function.

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  • Beckham: 'I'm just going to go out and be who I am'

    Even though Odell Beckham's on-field behavior and demeanor have long been in question, the Giants star receiver insists he is not going to change the way he plays.

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  • What kind of manager would Cristiano Ronaldo be?

    Cristiano Ronaldo remains central to Real Madrid’s goal-scoring aspirations, but one day, he will have to hang up his cleats. [ FC Yahoo: You won’t believe what Jamie Vardy drinks before games ] The soccer “afterlife” is a daunting prospect for a man

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  • Tony Grossi provides some Browns insight

    Browns insider Tony Grossi talks about his reaction to Josh Gordon's announcement, Terrelle Pryor's emergence and what Cleveland fans can look forward to after an 0-3 start.

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  • Giants score two, Pence approves

    Nolan Arenado throws the ball away on Johnny's Cueto bunt attempt, allowing two runs to score and eliciting elation from Hunter Pence

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  • Joe Maddon reacts to Cubs' players' criticism of 'spring training' lineups

    Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is known for having his finger on the pulse of his players. In fact, Maddon has actually drawn criticism from within for resting regulars and using “spring training” like lineups after the team clinched the NL Central division and wrapped up home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs. In particular, ace Jake Arrieta and catcher Miguel Montero weren’t thrilled with the lineups and some in-game changes that directly impacted them during Wednesday’s 8-4 loss in Pittsburgh.

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  • Michigan State lands second Class of 2017 commitment

    Tom Izzo landed his second commitment in the Class of 2017 as big man Xavier Tillman announced that he will be attending Michigan State. A 6-foot-7, 235 pound power forward, Tillman is a physical-if-undersized player that is rated as a three-star prospect. “Tillman is another big and strong interior presence for Michigan State,” said NBCSports.com recruiting analyst Scott Phillips.

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  • Vikings succeeding despite suffering major setbacks, ready for Giants

    The 3-0 Minnesota Vikings will host the 1-2 New York Giants this Monday night in their new stadium with both teams dealing with major changes.

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  • Every Wild card tiebreak scenario you need to know, and more ...

    Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | About Me With tonight's win over the Phillies, the Mets have guaranteed themselves at least a tie of the second Wild Card spot and a potential tiebreak game on Monday.  If the Mets can win one of the next two games -- regardless of what the Cardinals and Giants do -- the Mets clinch at least the second Wild Card spot outright.  However, if the Mets win just the one from the Phillies and the Cardinals and Giants continue to win, things get interesting... Who gets home field, St. Louis or New York? Technically, it's not decided yet. However, in order for the Cardinals to force a tiebreak, it means they went at least 2-1, if not 3-0,

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  • Ryder Cup: American Heckler Makes Putt McIlroy Couldn't on Green

    The every-fan's dream of competing with PGA Tour players came true at the Ryder Cup Thursday morning. Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan continued to miss a putt on the 6th green during a practice round and, according to the PGA Tour's Ben Everill, Henrik Stenson brought out a heckler named David Johnson from the gallery who claimed he could get the job done.

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  • Vacc's three keys when Jets host Seahawks

    If the Jets lose this game and fall to 1-3, they will have lost more than just any tiny shot they had at winning their division.

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  • You won't believe what Jamie Vardy drinks before Leicester City's games

    Jamie Vardy is having plenty of port parties. Premier League footballers will typically have their dietary regime strictly controlled by their employers. In order to squeeze that extra one percent from every performance, Pep Guardiola banned his Manchester City players from eating pizza, Antonio Conte has taken ketchup off the table and Arsene Wenger has taken a monastic view towards player diets since the 1990s.

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  • Purdue OL Martesse Patterson arrested for allegedly punching ex-teammate

    Purdue offensive lineman Martesse Patterson (74) started the first two games of the season at left tackle. A Purdue offensive lineman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a former teammate. According to the Lafayette Journal & Courier, Martesse Patterson is facing a felony battery charge stemming from an alleged incident with former teammate Alex Hilger earlier this month.

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  • Who should win the MVP Awards? Who will?

    With the regular season ending on Sunday and most of the playoff spots locked up, there’s really only one big thing left to argue about: postseason awards. So let’s spend some time looking at who should win each of the four major awards and who will win them. Which are often totally different things. First up: The MVP Awards.  Who should win the AL MVP Award?  We at HBT have tended to lean toward the idea that the best player should win the MVP Award, regardless of whether his team wins or not. It’s not an iron-clad thing, of course. In the past I’ve supported some more narrative-driven MVP candidates and, more importantly, deciding who is “the best player” in an objective sense is not always

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  • Podcast: Pedro Martinez on his friendship with Jose Fernandez

    As baseball still processes the shocking death of Jose Fernandez, this week’s StewPod offers you a new perspective on the life of Fernandez. It belongs to Pedro Martinez, the Hall of Fame pitcher and analyst for MLB Network’s “MLB Tonight,” who had built a friendship with Fernandez since his emergence as one of the best pitchers in the game. In fact, Martinez says, he was looking forward to going fishing with Fernandez soon.

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  • Sixers say Ben Simmons rolls ankle in practice, turns out it was much worse than that

    UPDATE 6:41 PM: So the rolled ankle turned out to be a cover story — Ben Simmons has a Jones Fracture in his right foot. 4:18 PM If you’ve been impatiently waiting to see No. 1 pick Ben Simmons in a Philadelphia 76ers uniform, you likely will have to wait a little longer. Simmons rolled his ankle at practice Friday, reports Jessica Camerato of CSNPhilly.com.

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  • Yankees Fan Loses Engagement Ring During Proposal as Stadium Looks On

    Yankees fan Andrew Fox's mid-game proposal didn't go as planned Tuesday when he opened up the ring box to find the engagement diamond he purchased alarmingly missing. The entire stadium looked on – as well as the TV audience at home – as Fox and girlfriend Heather Terwillinger searched for the M.I.A. bauble with help from their seatmates. "I literally started crying because I thought it was lost," Fox told ESPN.

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  • Jose Aldo explains why he's willing to walk away for good after UFC's latest slap in the face

    Jose Aldo’s decision to request his release from the UFC and essentially walk away from his mixed martial arts career was years in the making and resulted from what he believes was a repeated pattern of disrespect. Globo revealed the news Monday that Aldo was unhappy that he hadn’t gotten a rematch with featherweight champion Conor McGregor and planned to walk away from the sport that had made him rich and famous. Aldo is the former UFC featherweight champion who is ranked fifth pound-for-pound.

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  • Arnold Palmer Honored on First Tee at 2016 Ryder Cup

    The bag bore the emblem of the 1975 Ryder Cup, in which The King captained the U.S. to a 21 to 11 victory over the Europeans at Laurel Valley Golf Club in Pennsylvania, a club Palmer co-founded. Palmer, 87, passed away earlier this week, but his presence has been felt in Chaska, Minn., by players and fans alike.

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  • Crowder: Worked on outside shooting, handling in offseason

    Jae Crowder speaks with Abby Chin prior to the Green & White Scrimmage, saying the team’s defensive capabilities have been showing through in training camp

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  • Wayne Rooney's accidental assist helps Man United win first Europa League game

    Whether he meant to awkwardly deflect the ball – or not – to Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the winning goal doesn’t matter right now. All that matters for one Wayne Mark Rooney is that he was on the field and found himself in the right place at the right time to create something positive for Manchester United.

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  • How the Rangers want to handle their young forwards

    Alain Vigneault said that the Rangers need to put young players like Jimmy Vesey and Pavel Buchnevich into situations where they can be successful. He said that the two of them are "both good offensive players" and need to be put in positions where they can show the coaches and their teammates "what they can do." Vigneault said that Vesey wants to prove that he can play at this level and also possess "a great skill set" and is "very determined." (MSG) The Rangers have said that they want to go with three lines that can score and a fourth line that is focused a bit more on defense, faceoffs and penalty killing. Adam Rotter: Pending that the Rangers are healthy, there are only so many spots to

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  • Angel Pagan body-slammed a fan on the field

    Don’t interrupt Angel Pagan in the middle of a wild card race. Better yet, don’t interrupt him at all. A fan learned that the hard way during Friday’s Giants-Dodgers game. In the fourth inning, a group of fans ran onto the field with white flowers in their hands, presumably to hand to Giants players. According to eyewitness accounts, one player was reprimanded by San Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner, while Buster Posey fended off another. Angel Pagan, however, took more extreme and inventive measures. On-field security started closing in on the fan as he approached Pagan, but didn’t appear to pick up the pace until the outfielder dropped him on the field. Vin Scully, who was wrapping up the

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  • Happy Hour: It's never going to only be about the racing

    Matt Kenseth won at Dover in May (Getty). As inspection has dominated the first two weeks of the 2016 Chase, a common refrain is hope that the focus in the NASCAR world will go back to the racing on the track. Just Thursday NASCAR issued a rules update defining what an encumbered finish is.

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