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Blizzard postpones Michigan State-Rutgers men’s basketball

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The Big Ten Conference men’s basketball game on Tuesday between Michigan State and Rutgers has been postponed by a blizzard that is threatening to bring 2 feet of snow to New Jersey.

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Thousands cheer for Patriots at Super Bowl sendoff in Boston

New England Patriots fans cheer before the start of an NFL football send-off rally at City Hall in Boston Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Brushing aside the controversy over deflated footballs, jubilant New England fans gathered downtown Monday for a spirited send-off as the Patriots headed to Arizona for the Super Bowl.

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Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

Andrew Coutant with North Face stands next to The North Face exhibit displaying its new avalanche airbag “modulater system” that is a set of dual air bags that be attached to any backpack at the Outdoor Retailer Show Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Salt lake City. The theory is that skiers get used to their favorite packs and don’t always want to use a new pack to have the air bag.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they’ve put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to keep people safe in case of avalanches.

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Alaska’s lack of snow could again shift start of Iditarod

In this March 11, 2013, file photo, Alaska dog musher Aliy Zirkle drives her dog team towards Elim after leaving the checkpoint at Koyuk in Alaska during the 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. A lack of snow in south central Alaska and uncertain weather in the next month is again pushing organizers of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to ponder moving the start of the race from Willow to Fairbanks. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth, File)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A lack of snow in south-central Alaska has organizers of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race pondering whether to move the start of the grueling 1,000-mile competition from Willow to Fairbanks.

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