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CHIEFS QB CASSEL IS A GOOD NEIGHBOR

SAVE OF THE DAY

Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel is being called a hero in his Kansas City-area neighborhood for alerting a neighbor to a fire in her house and making sure she got out safely. Neighbors told KMBC-TV that Cassel's wife, Lauren, saw smoke and flames coming from the home's chimney late Thursday. Matt ran to the house, rang the doorbell, pounded on the front door and circled the house until the woman came out. The woman said she didn't know her house was on fire until Matt acted.

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GIVEAWAY OF THE DAY

Super Bowl tickets key revenge tale

A Nashville TV writer with two tickets to the Super Bowl is giving them away, saying it's revenge against the ex-girlfriend who dumped him after a cancer diagnosis but insists she still should get the tickets. Jason Elia told Houston's ESPN radio affiliate he not only bought the tickets to take her to Sunday's game but was going to propose. Before all that could happen, he said, he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. She then broke up with him but continues to insist "it's only fair" she get the tickets because he bought them with her in mind. Elia is giving the tickets away on his Twitter account, @notjasonelia, to the person who can get him the most followers by Tuesday.

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POLL OF THE DAY

Baseball looks up to pro football

The NFL continues to be Americans' best-loved sport, according to an annual Harris poll on the topic. Of adults who follow at least one sport, 36 percent said pro football is their favorite, with 13 percent making baseball No. 2 in a December 2011 online survey of 2,237. Since the poll began in 1985, the NFL and baseball have finished first and second, respectively. That year the difference between them was 1 percentage point, 24 percent to 23. The smallest difference since has been 6.

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Talk recruiting

With signing day two days away, this year's class is the subject of a Web chat at 6:30 tonight at tampabay.com/hometeam.

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