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Sports, entertainment stars converge for ESPN party

Mekhi Phifer arrives at the ESPN Super Bowl XLIX Party on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Stars from the sports and entertainment world mingled Friday night at ESPN’s lavish pre-Super Bowl party, which featured an energetic performance from pop newcomer Charli XCX.

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Late hockey player focus of mental health awareness event

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — The Saginaw Spirit is holding a mental health awareness event in memory of a former player who committed suicide following a battle with depression.

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A Super Bowl weekend at a golf tournament without Tiger

Tiger Woods acknowledges the gallery on the ninth hole during the second round of the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Three previous trips were enough for Tiger Woods to leave quite an impression at the Phoenix Open. The hole-in-one on the most raucous hole in golf. Fans moving a half-ton boulder. A kid tossing an orange onto the green when he was putting.

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Bill Cosby’s show in Ohio draws a few protesters

In this Jan. 17, 2015 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Buell Theater in Denver. Cosby's stand-up tour is making a stop in northern Ohio, where police say they will have extra officers on hand for the show. Police in Sandusky expect at least a few protesters outside the theater where Cosby will perform Friday night. The 77-year-old comedian is facing sexual assault accusations from at least 15 women, with some of the claims dating back decades. He has denied the allegations through his attorney and has never been charged with a crime. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Bill Cosby’s stand-up tour has stopped in northern Ohio, where it drew several protesters before the show. The comedian himself received standing ovations before and after his performance.

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Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth

In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, Chinese schoolchildren waves their national flags and the 2022 Olympic bid logo to show their support at the ski resort in Yanqing, a suburb of Beijing, where the speed mavens of Alpine skiing and the sliding events - bobsled, skeleton and luge - have been proposed to be held in the bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Chinese authorities are making the final push in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that will make the Chinese capital Beijing the first city to hold both the summer and winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

CHONGLI, China (AP) — Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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