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Feb 2, 2014
Feb 2, 2014

New York, New Jersey ready for Super Bowl close-up

NEW YORK, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Some 80,000 football fans from around the world are set to pack into New Jersey’s Met Life Stadium on Sunday for the first NFL Super Bowl championship played in the New York area, an event that has shone a fresh spotlight on the region.

The weather forecast is mild, rather than the below-freezing conditions that had been feared for the first outdoor cold-weather Super Bowl, and police have so far faced just one highly visible threat, a Friday hoax in which suspicious but harmless powder was sent to hotels around the region.

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NFL, players see progress in tackling concussions

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fans watching Sunday’s Super Bowl can count on seeing long passes, big tackles and dramatic running plays. They should not see a player lying prone on the field after the sickening crack of a helmet-to-helmet hit, thanks to an NFL effort to reduce player concussions.

With a growing body of research showing that hits to the head over years on the football field can lead to early dementia, violent behavior and other mental problems later in life, league officials, former players and medical experts have been working to reduce the number of concussions on the field.

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‘Popsicle’ mic surprises Bruno Mars at Super Bowl rehearsal

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An early rehearsal for the Super Bowl halftime show at the outdoor stadium held some weather-related surprises for two-time Grammy Award winning singer Bruno Mars.

“The microphone turns into a popsicle!” Mars said on Thursday at a press conference along with opera great Renee Fleming, who will sing the National Anthem before Sunday night’s game.

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