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SUPER BOWL

Ravens joining Niners today

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Big Easy is getting ready to welcome the AFC champion Baltimore Ravens to town.

The NFC champion San Francisco 49ers arrived in New Orleans yesterday and are getting ready for their first Super Bowl appearance in 18 years.

The annual circus known as "Media Day" takes place Tuesday in the Superdome.

PGA-FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN

Woods in command

SAN DIEGO (AP) — They'll finish up play at the Farmers Insurance Open today, and barring a total collapse by Tiger Woods, the world's second-ranked golfer will collect an eighth title at Torrey Pines as a professional.

Woods played seven holes of the final round yesterday, before play was halted by darkness. He'll bring a six-shot lead to the eighth tee later today in San Diego.

Defending champion Brandt Snedeker and Nick Watney start the day tied for second.

The 72-hole tournament is carrying over to a Monday finish after fog kept golfers off the course all day Saturday.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL-AP POLL

Is it the Wolverines' turn?

UNDATED (AP) — It is more than likely there will be a new No. 1 when this week's AP college basketball poll is released today. And it's a good bet it will be Michigan.

Duke currently sits atop the rankings, but the Blue Devils got blown out by No. 25 Miami on Wednesday, before beating Maryland over the weekend and sit at 17-2 on the season.

The Wolverines, meanwhile, posted victories over Purdue and Illinois to get to 19-1.

Third-ranked Kansas could get some attention. The Jayhawks are 18-1 after wins over No. 11 Kansas State and Oklahoma.

BIG EAST-ARESCO

Big East commissioner opens up

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Big East commissioner Mike Aresco says the conference is looking to add another school, and may sign a TV deal with multiple networks.

Aresco spoke to reporters after a local chamber of commerce breakfast in Connecticut.

He says the Big East wants to keep its name as it rebrands, and wants to add one more school to give it 12 playing both football and basketball after Navy joins the league in 2015.

Aresco also says that he hopes deals can be worked out to keep traditional conference rivalry games intact even after the so-called Catholic seven schools leave the Big East to form their own basketball league.

NBA-SCHEDULE

A rather bland NBA schedule

UNDATED (AP) — Just two of the seven games on tonight's NBA schedule involve a pair of winning teams.

The 26-18 Indiana Pacers will be looking to avoid a third straight loss when they take the court in Denver. The Nuggets have won three straight and are 27-18 on the season.

And in Salt Lake City, it'll be the 24-20 Jazz taking on a 24-22 Houston Rockets club that will be chasing a third straight victory.

Elsewhere on the pro hardwood, Memphis is at Philadelphia, Toronto is home to Golden State, Sacramento plays at Washington, Central leader Chicago hosts league doormat Charlotte and Orlando will be out to end a five-game skid when it plays the Nets in Brooklyn.

NHL-SCHEDULE

A hand-full of games on ice

UNDATED (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings will be out to improve on a 1-2-1 start tonight when they host the Vancouver Canucks. It's one of five games on the NHL slate.

Elsewhere, you've got Boston skating at Carolina, Columbus hosting Dallas, Phoenix home to Nashville and Colorado at Edmonton.



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