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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick participate in a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Carroll says decision is Sherman's if baby arrives early

- Associated Press

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday it will be Richard Sherman's decision whether to play in Sunday's Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple's first child sooner than expected.

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2012, file photo, NFL referee Bill Vinovich gestures during an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Washington Redskins in Cleveland. One momen Vinovich was lifting weights to stay in shape for the NFL season, the next he was on a hospital bed overhearing doctors say the next 48 hours would determine if he would live. Eleven days of intensive care followed, then weeks of home rest, months of working himself back into shape. Three years later, he will be the referee at Sunday's Super Bowl in Arizona.  (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

Vinovich survives health scare to referee Super Bowl

- Associated Press

One moment Bill Vinovich was lifting weights to stay in shape for the NFL season, the next he was on a hospital bed overhearing doctors say the next 48 hours would determine if he would live.

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, center, listens during his murder trial, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fall River, Mass., as defense attorney Charles Rankin, left, looks on while an image of Odin Lloyd is displayed on a monitor, right. Hernandez is charged with killing Lloyd, 27, a semiprofessional football player, in June 2013.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

Judge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned

- Associated Press

The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case says they must leave the room if his name is mentioned.