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Justin Timberlake was asked about a bromance with Tom Brady http://www.giantsauthorizedshops.com/au … meh-jersey , a possible `N Sync reunion and serenaded with ”Happy Birthday,” but the superstar didn’t get a question about the wardrobe malfunction that rocked the world during a press conference Thursday to promote his return to the Super Bowl halftime show.

Timberlake ruled out any chance his former boy band `N Sync would join him Sunday or other potential special guests would show up – including Janet Jackson herself. Timberlake revealed only that his band, The Tennessee Kids, would join him onstage and predicted a show that will include things ”never done before.”

”It’s a moment where you have the opportunity to bring so many people together through what I think is the greatest art form, which is music,” he said. ”And so that has been sort of the ethos of inspiration behind putting the set list together.”

”And, you know, I like to make dance music so I hope everyone is dancing,” he added.

Timberlake is returning to the halftime show 14 years after the ”wardrobe malfunction” with Jackson caused a national controversy. He was not asked about the incident during the press availability.

Timberlake was Jackson’s special guest during her performance when he ripped off a piece of her clothing and revealed her bare, pierced nipple. Timberlake later described it as an unintended ”wardrobe malfunction.” CBS, which aired the Super Bowl that year, drew a $550 Authentic Sam Darnold Jersey ,000 fine from the Federal Communications Commission that was later overturned.

During his 20-minute press conference, Timberlake mentioned Jackson’s name when he spoke about who people thought he would invite as a guest during the halftime show. He also named Jay-Z, Chris Stapleton and `N Sync.

He also admitted he had a ”man-crush” on Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback, complimenting his skills and hair. But when asked if he was rooting for the Patriots or the Philadelphia Eagles, he punted: ”Go, Pack, go,” he said, referencing the Green Bay Packers, who didn’t make the playoffs at all.

Timberlake will be making his third Super Bowl musical appearance – a record. He first performed in 2001 when `N Sync performed alongside Britney Spears, Aerosmith http://www.packersauthorizedshops.com/a … ore-jersey , Mary J. Blige and Nelly.

He praised Minneapolis-born Prince, calling the late superstar ”in my opinion, the greatest all-around musician I can think of in popular culture.”

”He’s a huge influence on me. … The time that I got to spend around him, with him, talking about music – those are memories that I will take with me forever because he’s always been such a big idol of mine,” Timberlake said.

Timberlake has a new album, ”Man of the Woods,” out Friday and will host a listening party Thursday night at Paisley Park, Prince’s old estate.

”There’s a lot of bucket list things that are happening this week for me and that’s definitely at the top of that list,” he said. ”I get to walk the hallowed, sacred ground of Paisley Park.”

Timberlake turned 37 years old on Wednesday, and some of the media serenaded him by singing ”Happy Birthday” at the Hilton Minneapolis’ Grand Ballroom.

When asked if he would let his son Baker Mayfield Jersey Elite , Silas, perform at the Super Bowl and follow in his footsteps, Timberlake said, ”I’d rather not think about it because he’s about to turn three.”

”But (Silas) did come to rehearsals yesterday and I was shocked at how quickly he could cover 100 yards,” he said.

”Speed runs in our family. I’ve been running routes, too. I just want to throw this out there to (Patriots coach Bill) Belichick, `If all of your receivers go down I’ll be ready, so shoot me a text.”’

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Everything was going Clay Buchholz’s way. Then, a swing-and-miss led to an injury that turned what could have been a gem into a routine solid outing.

Buchholz lasted five innings before experiencing tightness in his left side, but the Arizona Diamondbacks completed a four-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 3-0 win Sunday.

The right-hander retired the first 11 batters he faced before Pirates centerfielder Starling Marte doubled down the right-field line with two out in the fourth inning. Despite throwing just 53 pitches (42 strikes), he was pulled to start the sixth inning after informing manager Torey Lovullo of some pain stemming from swinging at the first pitch of his at bat in the top of the fifth.

”I’ve had oblique, whatever it is Authentic Lamar Jackson Jersey , before. It was a lot worse than this one,” Buchholz said. ”I went out (in the bottom of the fifth) and the last two outs, that’s whenever I felt it a little bit more. I was just trying to get through that inning. It’s more precautionary. I’ve gone through things before where I’ve tried to get through it, pitch through it and go another inning, but that’s always led me in the wrong direction.”

Lovullo said Buchholz (2-1), who allowed two hits with five strikeouts in five innings for his first win since June 1, would continue to be evaluated throughout Sunday. More information is expected Monday.

”He was attacking the zone with the fastball and driving his fastball on both sides of the plate, and then throwing some quality secondary stuff,” Lovullo said. ”We want to give him a night to let everything calm down and evaluate him.”

David Peralta’s 15th home run, which carried over the wall in right-center field before bouncing into the Allegheny River, and John Ryan Murphy’s ninth powered Arizona to its 12th win in 16 games.

”It’s nice to get a couple runs in the first, always Josh Rosen Color Rush Jersey ,” Murphy said. ”I was leading off the second and was looking for a fastball. Got one in a pretty good spot.”

Brad Boxberger let up a single to Austin Meadows with one out in the ninth before forcing Marte into a double play for his 17th save.

Pirates right-handed starter Trevor Williams (6-5) took the loss after allowing the two-run home run to Peralta with two out in the first inning and a lead-off solo homer to Murphy, which made it 3-0 in the second. Those three runs came on five hits in six innings pitched with six strikeouts.

”Unfortunately, that was the game today,” Williams said. ”From there on, I thought I was making all my pitches and being successful the second time through the lineup.”

Pittsburgh has scored eight combined runs during its current five-game losing streak after winning four of its previous five games.

”We’re going to keep playing,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ”The season’s not going to stop. Nobody’s going to feel sorry for us. These guys are working hard in here to get better. We haven’t gotten better.”

ROSTER MOVE

Diamondbacks: RHP Braden Shipley was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Sunday morning. RHP Jake Barrett was optioned to Reno following the game Saturday.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Diamondbacks: 1B Paul Goldschmidt was given the day off after homering and scoring three runs Saturday. INF Daniel Descalso took over at first base and hit fifth.

Pirates: RHP Michael Feliz was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation on Sunday and recalled RHP Clay Holmes from Triple-A Indianapolis. Holmes allowed one walk in two innings of relief.

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Diamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller (0-0, 0.00) is expected to come off the 60-day disabled list to make his season debut against the Marlins on Monday. After undergoing Tommy John surgery for a torn UCL sustained last season against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Miller allowed 10 runs on 20 hits with 28 strikeouts and six walks in a combined 19 1/3 innings during his four rehab starts, two with Double-A Jackson and two with Single-A Visalia.

Pirates: RHP Jameson Taillon (4-6, 4.03) will look to find some consistency when he starts against the New York Mets on Monday. He is 2-6 since winning his first two starts of the season against the Minnesota Twins on April 2 and the Cincinnati Reds on April 8.

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