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Sports

Dan Shaughnessy

Patriots win thrilling Super Bowl, restore pride to New England fans

Team’s first-ever championship comes on last-second field goal

NEW ORLEANS - This time, the ball didn’t scoot between anyone’s legs. It sailed between the uprights. Straight and true.

This time, there was no ill-timed penalty for too many players on the field. No black cloud. No bad calls. No Charlie Brown luck.

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