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story.lead_photo.caption New England tight end Rob Gronkowski’s (87) home was robbed while he was away for the Super Bowl, according to police.

Police say the home of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was robbed while he was away at the Super Bowl.

Foxborough, Mass., Police Chief William Baker confirmed Tuesday morning that his department is investigating a burglary at Gronkowski's home.

He said officers responded to the home just after 6 p.m. Monday.

Baker said "out of respect for Mr. Gronkowski's privacy and because this is an active and dynamic criminal investigation we're not going to be releasing any information right now about what was stolen and whether any suspects exist."

But in a recording of a call between responding officers and dispatch, a dispatcher says "multiple safes and possibly guns" were taken.

Gronkowski had 9 catches for 116 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Patriots 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Parade plans

Philadelphia officials are revealing plans for Thursday's Super Bowl parade and say fans should expect some dramatic surprises along the 5-mile route -- and free subway rides all day.

City officials laid out plans Tuesday while standing around the Vince Lombardi Trophy. It's still covered in fingerprints after Nick Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory with a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday.

The parade will start near the stadium and travel up Broad Street, finishing on the art museum's "Rocky Steps." The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said subway lines will be free to help fans travel to and from the festivities.

Mayor Jim Kenney urged revelers to celebrate with passion and pride. He called troublemakers Sunday night "the knuckle head contingent."

A Paige turner

Golfer Paige Spiranac reveals she had death threats and was blackmailed -- as she denied being a glamorous "gimmick."

Spiranac, 24, has 1.2 million Instagram followers and believes she is treated unfairly for being a woman who dresses differently in a sport dominated by middle-aged men.

But that attention -- plus all her videos and photos on Instagram -- helped send Spiranac's critics on social media into overdrive.

"I was harassed, my family was harassed. I was receiving death threats, people were invading my privacy, I was being blackmailed. This was going on while I was trying to play," Spiranac told English newspaper The Guardian. "When it comes to the golf industry, I know that people see me as a gimmick. I don't think I am. If I was a guy and I had the same social following, I don't think people would call it a gimmick."

Spiranac lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., and is attending college at San Diego State.

"For people to say, 'You only show some cleavage, that's why you have what you have' is unfair," Spiranac said. "That's the injustice that we face every day as women and I see it a lot in golf. It's such a male-dominated sport, it has been around for so long and there are traditions. People like their traditions without change.

"When someone comes in wearing leggings instead of trousers, it is like the world is ending. I have always had a different fashion style. I always felt like I never belonged and it is tough because I am a good player."

Sports quiz

What team did the Philadelphia Eagles defeat in the 1960 NFL Championship Game?

Sports answer

The Green Bay Packers, 17-13.

Paige Spiranac

Sports on 02/07/2018

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