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JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Super Bowl coordinators would seem ripe for the head coaching market. Yet the four in Sunday's game aren't going anywhere. At least not to other NFL teams as the field boss, because all openings have been filled. That's too bad, say members of the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. It's also good. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 661 words by 4:30 a.m.
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NEW YORK — With the wackiness of media day out of the way, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos hit the practice field Wednesday for their first full workouts this week leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl. Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch got his usual Wednesday off, the only Seahawks player not to participate as the team practiced indoors at the New York Giants' team facility. The Broncos worked out in pads for nearly two hours after a 30-minute walkthrough session, practicing on the synthetic turf outdoor field at the New York Jets' training facility. UPCOMING: 882 words by 4:30 a.m.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Marquand Manuel took a step back. All he wanted to do was watch the celebration. Eight years ago, Manuel — then a safety for Seattle — was joyous on the field after the Seahawks reached their first Super Bowl by beating the Carolina Panthers in the NFC title game in 2006. So when the Seahawks were back celebrating again two Sunday's ago after beating San Francisco, the enjoyment for Manuel was just in watching. Manuel, now an assistant defensive coach for the Seahawks, is the only link to the Super Bowl team that lost to Pittsburgh eight years ago. UPCOMING: 749 words by 4:30 a.m.
— JERSEY CITY, N.J. — FBN--Super Bowl-Bracing for Brrr. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 848 words.
— JERSEY CITY, N.J. — FBN--Super Bowl-Bracing for Brrr-5 Things. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 578 words.
— JERSEY CITY, N.J. — FBN--Super Bowl-Pursuing Peyton. By Tim Booth. SENT: 682 words.
— NEW YORK — FBN--Super Bowl-Frigid Games. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 759 words.
— NEWARK, N.J. — FBN--Super Bowl-Chips on Shoulders. By Rachel Cohen. SENT: 732 words.
— JERSEY CITY, N.J. — FBN--Super Bowl-Seahawks-Lynch. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 809 words.
— NEW YORK — FBN--Super Bowl-John Elway. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 851 words.
— NEW YORK — Super Bowl-Eli Manning. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 798 words.
— NEW YORK — Super Bowl Boulevard. By Meghan Barr. SENT: 695 words.
— NEW YORK — Super Bowl-Security. By Tom Hays. SENT: 555 words.
— NEW YORK — FBN--Super Bowl-Postcard. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 640 words.
— NEW YORK — FBN--Super Bowl-Notebook. SENT: 906 words.
— FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — FBN--Super Bowl-Broncos Practice. SENT: 274 words.
— EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — FBN--Super Bowl-Seahawks Practice. SENT: 333 words.
— JERSEY CITY, N.J. — FBN--Super Bowl-Seahawks Suspensions. By Tim Booth. SENT: 525 words.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — They don't have a secret handshake, decoder rings or their own clubhouse. But even Groucho Marx, who refused to join any club that would have him, would have loved to get into the "Legion of Boom." It's not just the coolest club — with the coolest nickname — in the NFL at the moment. It's also the most exclusive. Membership is limited to the four starters, four backups and three assistant coaches who work in the Seahawks defensive backfield — the back end of the best defense in the league this season. By Jim Litke. SENT: 917 words.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Down at the end of a hotel hallway, about 50 people gathered along with a dozen television cameras to record the thoughts of a running back who doesn't much like the idea of sharing his thoughts. Marshawn Lynch was in true Beast Mode, though he surely couldn't appreciate the irony he was actually helping fuel the insatiable beast that is the media surrounding the Super Bowl at a time the game was in need of another good story line. Lynch likely succeeded in that mission, just as sure as Richard Sherman's postgame rant did the week before. They're the designated bad guys in this Super Bowl. And they seem to be enjoying the role. By Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 865 words.
MIAMI — Down 18 points midway through the opening quarter, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder looked well on their way to witnessing a rout. That's exactly what happened. And they enjoyed every moment. Durant scored 33 points, Serge Ibaka added 22 and the Thunder roared back from an abysmal start — they trailed 22-4 early — to embarrass the Miami Heat 112-95 on Wednesday night, erasing that big deficit out of the gate by outscoring the two-time defending champions by 43 points over a 33-minute span. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 807 words.
— OAKLAND, Calif. — BKN--California Rivalry. By Antonio Gonzalez. SENT: 842 words.
EDMONTON, Alberta — When the Edmonton Oilers traded for goalie Ben Scrivens on Jan. 15, they hoped he would help bring some consistency to the position. They never expected a performance like the one he gave Wednesday night. Scrivens stopped 59 shots, an NHL regular-season record for saves in a shutout, leading the Oilers to a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks. Scrivens topped the previous mark set by Phoenix's Mike Smith, who stopped 54 shots in a 2-0 victory over Columbus on April 3, 2012. SENT: 644 words.