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This Jan. 14, 2017 photo shows a countdown sign leading up to Super Bowl LI in Discovery Green park in downtown Houston. Super Bowl LI will be played Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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  • This Jan. 14, 2017 photo shows a countdown sign leading up to Super Bowl LI in Discovery Green park in downtown Houston. Super Bowl LI will be played Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    A look at events and attractions surrounding Super Bowl LI

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston is the nation’s fourth largest city, a sprawling metropolis larger than some small states. But the good news for those visiting for Super Bowl LI is that most of the events surrounding the game will be concentrated downtown, making it easy to visit a number of attractions. There are thousands of […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, New York Liberty's Kiah Stokes looks to inbound the ball during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Within a week of the debut of the WNBA's new security app, a deadly shooting occurred on New Year's Eve at an Istanbul nightclub. A handful of WNBA players were in the area that night celebrating, and the LiveSafe app allowed them to get in touch with league security officials quickly as events were unfolding down the street. While not every player was using the app yet when the attacks occurred, more have started to sign up for it, including Stokes, who downloaded it after the nightclub shooting. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

    WNBA’s new security app put to test quickly

    NEW YORK (AP) — It didn’t take long for the WNBA’s new security app to be put to the test. Within a week of its debut, a deadly shooting occurred on New Year’s Eve at an Istanbul nightclub. A handful of WNBA players were in the area that night celebrating, and the LiveSafe app allowed […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2015, file photo, New York Liberty's Sugar Rodgers is shown during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, in Uncasville, Conn. The New York Liberty guard traveled to Turkey this past fall after the WNBA season ended to play basketball there. She had spent a few years bouncing around other foreign leagues, then signed with Osmaniye _ a team about two hours from the Syrian border. She lasted a month in the country town where she was living before returning to Virginia in November. "I heard about a bombing that killed 17 people about two hours away and right there I was like I don't want to stay," Rodgers said. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

    Amid violence, WNBA players consider leaving Turkey

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sugar Rodgers left not long after she arrived. The New York Liberty guard traveled to Turkey this past fall after the WNBA season ended to play basketball there. She had spent a few years bouncing around other foreign leagues, then signed with Osmaniye — a team about two hours from the […]
  • Candles are lit for the victims outside a nightclub which was attacked by a gunman overnight, in Istanbul, on New Year's Day, Sunday, Jan 1, 2017. An assailant armed with a long-barrelled weapon, opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul's Ortakoy district during New Year's celebrations, killing dozens of people and wounding dozens of others in what the province's governor described as a terror attack. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    WNBA players were near site of Istanbul attack, coach says

    A handful of WNBA players, including Essence Carson, Chelsea Gray and Jantel Lavender of the Los Angeles Sparks, were next door to a deadly shooting in a nightclub in Istanbul early Sunday. Sparks coach Brian Agler confirmed to The Associated Press that Carson had texted him to say that the three players were OK. The […]