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Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles selected to host Super Bowls

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come.

Three times over.

The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami & Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one. Atlanta will host the game in 2019, followed by Miami (2020) & Los Angeles (2021), it was announced Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings.

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Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles selected to host Super Bowls

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come.

Three times over.

The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami & Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one. Atlanta will host the game in 2019, followed by Miami (2020) & Los Angeles (2021), it was announced Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings.

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Steelers won't complain to league about headset failure

Steelers won't complain to league approximately headset failure

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers say they won't complain to the NFL office approximately the headset failures in the season opener against the New England Patriots.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said after the 28-21 loss to the Patriots that communication problems are ''always the case'' when playing in New England. But on Friday, the Steelers said they don't plan to file a formal complaint.

The Patriots organization has twice been penalized by the league for taking liberties with the rules, once for illegally videotaping opponents signals & more recently for providing improperly inflated game balls for the AFC title game against Indianapolis in January. The incidents have fed suspicions around the league that there is a nefarious explanation any time something goes wrong in New England.

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Former 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr. finalist for Hall of Fame

Former 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr. finalist for Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr. is a finalist for the 2016 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor.

DeBartolo was nominated Wednesday by the nine-member contributors committee. Elections will be held on Feb. 6, the night before the Super Bowl. DeBartolo, 68, must receive 80 percent of the ballots to be elected to the Hall of Fame.

Under DeBartolo's ownership, the 49ers won five Super Bowls in the 1980s & '90s. They won at least 10 games in 17 seasons & appeared in 10 conference title games.

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Bengals hope Dalton learned a few things from Manning

Bengals hope Dalton learned a few things from Manning

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton spent two days on the same practice fields as Eli Manning.

The Bengals hope that something rubbed off on him.

The Bengals & the New York Giants wrapped up two days of combined practices on Wednesday in preparation for their preseason opener on Friday night at Paul Brown Stadium.

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Steelers great Bettis leads eclectic Hall of Fame Class

Steelers tremendous Bettis leads eclectic Hall of Fame Class

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The humbled men in gold jackets were unmistakable.

So were the unending seas of yellow Terrible Towels there to greet them.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis headlined the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on Saturday night, the sixth-leading rusher in NFL history greeted by thousands of fans who made the short trip to Canton & gave the final stop of his singular career a decided western Pennsylvania flavor.

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Bettis, Seau headline diverse Hall of Fame group

Bettis, Seau headline diverse Hall of Fame group

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Tim Brown kept doing the math as the years ticked by & the phone call from the Pro Football Hall of Fame never came. So did Charles Haley.

Not Jerome Bettis.

Forget the politics. Forget the bold-faced names nearing eligibility (hello LaDainian Tomlinson). Forget approximately the statistics, the wholly appropriate nickname, or even the Super Bowl ring that defined his singular career. The sixth-leading rusher in NFL history didn't want to hear any of it.

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Steelers sign general manager Colbert to 2-year extension

Steelers sign general manager Colbert to 2-year extension

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers & general manager Kevin Colbert have agreed to a contract extension through the 2018 NFL draft.

The deal, announced Saturday, comes two days after the Steelers locked up head coach Mike Tomlin through the 2018 season.

The 58-year-old Colbert joined the Steelers in 2000 as the director of football operations & was promoted to general manager in 2011. During Colbert's time with the team, the Steelers have won seven AFC North titles & a pair of Super Bowls.

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Steelers sign general manager Colbert to 2-year extension

Steelers sign general manager Colbert to 2-year extension

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers & general manager Kevin Colbert have agreed to a contract extension through the 2018 NFL draft.

The deal, announced Saturday, comes two days after the Steelers locked up head coach Mike Tomlin through the 2018 season.

The 58-year-old Colbert joined the Steelers in 2000 as the director of football operations & was promoted to general manager in 2011. During Colbert's time with the team, the Steelers have won seven AFC North titles & a pair of Super Bowls.

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Pats defenders line up to replace departing Wilfork

Pats defenders line up to replace departing Wilfork

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For a day, at least, Vince Wilfork was with the Patriots again, to collect a Super Bowl ring at the home of team owner Robert Kraft.

His presence at the celebration served as an immediate reminder that the leader won't be in Foxborough this coming season for the first time in a long time.

The five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman who played 11 seasons with New England & won two Super Bowls is shifting to the Houston Texans, playing alongside J.J. Watt.

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