• This image provided by Audi shows a scene from the company's "The Commander" spot for Super Bowl 50. The ad features the new Audi R8 V10. (Audi via AP)

    Here come the ads of Super Bowl 50 _ upbeat and safe

    NEW YORK (AP) — From a strange creature called “Puppymonkeybaby” to a tear-inducing Audi ad, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to heartfelt messages.

  • This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows characters Po, voiced by Jack Black, left, and his long-lost panda father Li, voiced by Bryan Cranston, in a scene from "Kung Fu Panda 3." (DreamWorks Animation via AP)

    ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ leads on Super Bowl weekend

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Coen brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” and the Jane Austen-monster mashup “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” followed distantly behind “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which remained on top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend.

  • Real Madrid's Luka Modric, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Marcelo, left, and Sergio Ramos during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Granada and Real Madrid at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

    Barcelona ties all-time club record of 28 games without loss

    MADRID (AP) — Barcelona did just enough to defeat last-place Levante 2-0 on Sunday and tie its all-time record of 28 consecutive games without a loss.

  • Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, a feature film award nominee for "The Revenant," poses with his nomination medallion at the 68th Directors Guild of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Directors Guild gives top award to Mexican director Inarritu

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu’s Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic “The Revenant.” With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the race is still as wide open as ever.

  • Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) is fouled as he shoots over Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, front, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The Pacers defeated the Pistons 112-104. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    George’s 30 points lead Indiana to 112-104 win over Pistons

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Closing out games is a challenge for the Indiana Pacers.

  • Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre waves after being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, at the fifth annual NFL Honors at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in San Francisco. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision for NFL/AP Images)

    Favre, Stabler, Harrison, Greene, Pace, Dungy voted to Hall

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first NFL game Brett Favre ever attended, as a teenager growing up in Mississippi, was the final home game of Ken “The Snake” Stabler’s career.

  • Ex-‘Survivor’ contestant charged with possessing child porn

    CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities have charged a former “Survivor” contestant with possessing child pornography and running Ponzi scheme.

  • Band’s frontman: No Super Bowl halftime show for Metallica

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While Metallica has steadily attracted more of a mainstream audience throughout its 35-year career, frontman James Hetfield feels they will never play the Super Bowl, and he doesn’t seem to mind.

  • Terrence Howard accepts the award for outstanding actor in a drama series for “Empire” at the 47th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)

    Michael B. Jordan wins big at NAACP Image Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a total knockout for Michael B. Jordan at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that took several jabs at Hollywood for the lack of racial diversity.

  • Moviegoers wait before Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" opens in front of a movie theater in Tokyo, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. "Unbroken" has opened more than a year after the rest of the world in Japan, the country where the main character endures as a prisoner of war and where some have called for a boycott of the movie. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Angelina Jolie’s film ‘Unbroken’ finally opens in Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” opened Saturday more than a year after the rest of the world in Japan, where the main character endures as a prisoner of war and where some have called for a boycott of the movie.