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Puppy Bowl IX: Survival of the cutest

Published: 4:18 PM EST Jan 31, 2013

Puppy Bowl IX is Animal Planet's answer to the Super Bowl. The battle of the cute airs repeatedly on Sunday. Click through for a preview of the action.

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Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos, December 2014

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Super Bowl parade set for Tuesday in Denver

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Super Bowl 50 game-day action

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With Super Bowl 50 set for 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, check out everything you need to know before the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos take the field.

Past Super Bowl halftime performers

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With Coldplay and special guest Beyoncé set to perform during Sunday's Super Bowl 50 halftime show, check out who has performed at past Super Bowl halftime shows.

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With Super Bowl Sunday just days away, automakers are gearing up their advertising with several companies announcing celebrities who will be featured in their game-day ads.

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With the 2015 NFL season now down to the Super Bowl 50 matchup between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, check out the league's highest-paid players this season.

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Super Bowl urban legends revealed

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The Super Bowl has gathered its share of tall tales and urban legends throughout the years. Which ones are true, and which ones are as authentic as the tooth fairy?

Manning to Belichick: 'Might be my last rodeo'

Bill Belichick, Peyton Manning, 2016 AFC Championship game

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Peyton Manning was captured by NFL Films cameras telling New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick that this could be his "last rodeo."

Tailgating by the numbers

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Whether you're going to the big game or planning to grill out at home, take a look at some fun facts about tailgating compiled by CNN.

Nutritional values for 10 tailgating items

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Whether you are tailgating at the stadium or partying with friends at home, you are likely to enjoy some savory snacks during the game. Before you start grilling, take a look at the nutritional values for 10 popular tailgating food and beverage choices.

NFL's most valuable teams

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The average NFL team is currently worth nearly $2 billion, according to Forbes' 2015 rankings of the richest teams in the NFL. Take a look at which NFL teams are worth the most.

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Judge to Hernandez jury: Enjoy Super Bowl, be vigilant

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Jury in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial can watch the Super Bowl Sunday if they so desire but Hernandez, in custody, won't have the opportunity to watch his former team play in the big game.

Goodell: 'It's been a tough year'

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell accepts that 2014 was not a great year.

Preview this year's Super Bowl commercials

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For many people the action on the field at Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday will be secondary to the commercial breaks. Check out some of the ads to watch for during the big game.

12 things to know about Super Bowl XLIX

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Whether you're a hardcore NFL fan or just a wannabe watching the game for the halftime show and commercials, here are 12 things to know about Super Bowl XLIX.

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