Super Bowl

BOSTON | What a (familiar) feeling: Boston fetes Super Bowl winners

BOSTON (AP) — With cheers of “We want seven!” and “Next year, right here!” hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans jammed downtown Boston on Tuesday for a parade celebrating the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl title. A party atmosphere enveloped the city on the unseasonably mild day. Red, white and blue confetti rained down … Continue reading BOSTON | What a (familiar) feeling: Boston fetes Super Bowl winners

Column: No love for the defense in Super Bowl 53

In a Super Bowl snoozer featuring a single touchdown by victorious New England and the high-scoring, newfangled, all-the-rage Los Angeles Rams managing a measly three points, the MVP trophy went to Patriots receiver Julian Edelman. Where’s the love for the defense? Sure, Edelman caught 10 passes for 141 yards, including two grabs on the drive … Continue reading Column: No love for the defense in Super Bowl 53

Fans in 3 states legally bet almost $185.5M on Super Bowl

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Football fans in three states legally bet almost $185.5 million on the Super Bowl this year, with sportsbooks ending Sunday with mixed results and Nevada operators seeing the first drop in the total amount wagered on the game since 2015. The game between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams … Continue reading Fans in 3 states legally bet almost $185.5M on Super Bowl

New Jersey casinos lose $4.6M on $34.9M in Super Bowl bets

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Football fans in three states legally bet almost $185.5 million on the Super Bowl this year, with sportsbooks ending Sunday with mixed results and Nevada operators seeing the first drop in the total amount wagered on the game since 2015. The game between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams … Continue reading New Jersey casinos lose $4.6M on $34.9M in Super Bowl bets

‘Whirlwind’: Flores goes from Super Bowl champs to Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — When Brian Flores was asked how he celebrated winning the Super Bowl, he paused for several seconds and laughed. “I kissed my wife on the field,” Flores said. Then it was on to the next challenge, and a big one — fixing the Miami Dolphins. Flores, the New England Patriots’ linebackers … Continue reading ‘Whirlwind’: Flores goes from Super Bowl champs to Dolphins

Super Bowl reaches 100.7 million people, down from 2018

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The New England Patriots’ competitive but action-starved Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams was seen by 100.7 million people on television and streaming services, the smallest audience for football’s annual spectacle in a decade. A boycott by disgruntled New Orleans Saints fans, a campaign by fans of quarterback Colin … Continue reading Super Bowl reaches 100.7 million people, down from 2018

McVay looks to future after Rams’ ride derails in Super Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) — Sean McVay has had very few bad days during his two seasons in charge of the Los Angeles Rams. His coaching tenure had been a rocket ride all the way to the Super Bowl. Until Bill Belichick sent this bright football mind and his exciting team plummeting back to Earth. What McVay … Continue reading McVay looks to future after Rams’ ride derails in Super Bowl

Atlanta GA: Super Bowl: Limo shortage could bring ‘black eye’ to Georgia

ATLANTA, GA (AP) — Limousine companies are blaming the state of Georgia for leaving them 300 to 400 vehicles short of what’s needed to transport NFL owners, corporate clients and Very Important People this Super Bowl weekend. Amy Patterson, vice president of operations and logistics with Atlanta’s Super Bowl Host Committee, said in a letter … Continue reading Atlanta GA: Super Bowl: Limo shortage could bring ‘black eye’ to Georgia

Homeland Security News: DHS Combats Human Trafficking And Seizes Counterfeit Merchandise During the Super Bowl

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released the following statement: As Super Bowl 53 approaches, 25 elements of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with nearly 600 personnel, have been working to support State, local, and private sector security officials ensure a safe and secure event.  At the same time, the Department, … Continue reading Homeland Security News: DHS Combats Human Trafficking And Seizes Counterfeit Merchandise During the Super Bowl

ATLANTA | Security inside stadium and out for Super Bowl in Atlanta

ATLANTA —Jan 23, 2019—  When Super Bowl 53 kicks off less than two weeks from now, legions of police and federal agents will be positioned to protect fans inside and outside the Atlanta stadium where the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams face off. The game will bring international attention, which makes it … Continue reading ATLANTA | Security inside stadium and out for Super Bowl in Atlanta

ATLANTA | Super Bowl planners: Shutdown brings ‘uncharted territory’

ATLANTA —Jan 15, 2019— A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. The ongoing partial government shutdown is “uncharted territory” amid planning for one of the world’s biggest … Continue reading ATLANTA | Super Bowl planners: Shutdown brings ‘uncharted territory’

We love LA: Could two LA teams meet in the Super Bowl?

—January 08, 2019—The miss by Bears kicker Cody Parkey won’t be easily forgotten in Chicago, but at least Parkey isn’t alone. PodcastOne Sports Now co-host Jim Litke tells the story about the snapper for the New York Giants in a wildcard game and reminds listeners about Tony Romo’s fumble of an extra point snap that … Continue reading We love LA: Could two LA teams meet in the Super Bowl?

NEW YORK | Saints, Rams, Bears highlight top 3 in AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK — The road to the Super Bowl in the NFC will go through the Big Easy. Though the Saints’ path to get to Atlanta could be challenging: The top three teams in the latest AP Pro32 poll are all from the NFC. The Saints received all 12 first-place votes for 384 points in … Continue reading NEW YORK | Saints, Rams, Bears highlight top 3 in AP Pro32 poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Chiefs take confidence from shootout loss to Rams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs walked out of Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles late Monday night confident that they could beat the Rams if they should get a rematch in the Super Bowl. If only they don’t have to beat themselves, too. For all the positives the Chiefs did during their 54-51 … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Chiefs take confidence from shootout loss to Rams

NEW ORLEANS | Brees, Saints singe sinking Eagles, 48-7

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees passed for 363 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints won their ninth straight with a 48-7 demolition of Philadelphia on Sunday that marked the Eagles’ worst loss by far since they won last season’s Super Bowl. Brees completed 22 of 30 passes and did not turn the ball over, … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Brees, Saints singe sinking Eagles, 48-7

NEW YORK | Seahawks’ Kendricks banned 8 games for insider trading

NEW YORK — The NFL has suspended Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks for eight games for his role in an insider trading scheme. The suspension announced Tuesday for a player who won a Super Bowl with Philadelphia last season includes time served. Kendricks pleaded guilty in September to one count of securities fraud and one … Continue reading NEW YORK | Seahawks’ Kendricks banned 8 games for insider trading

Johnny Miller retiring after 3 decades at NBC Sports

Johnny Miller is retiring after three decades of calling the shots the way he sees them. Miller said Monday he will make his last call from the Phoenix Open the first weekend in February, ending a career as the lead golf analyst for NBC Sports that made him as famous as the 63 he shot … Continue reading Johnny Miller retiring after 3 decades at NBC Sports

Eagles, Vikings stage NFC championship rematch

When last they met, the Eagles and Vikings were vying for a spot in the Super Bowl. Now they are searching for consistency. “Each week — and (Eagles defensive coordinator) Jim Schwartz mentioned it and it’s true,” Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson says, “you’re two plays away from maybe being 0-4 and two plays away from … Continue reading Eagles, Vikings stage NFC championship rematch

Tom Brady vs. Jaguars is one-sided confrontation

If there’s ever going to be a changing of the guard in the AFC, then Sunday’s visit to Jacksonville by the Patriots would seem a perfect time. Except when you look at the numbers that say Tom Brady doesn’t lose to the Jaguars. Ever. Jacksonville had a 10-point lead at New England in the second … Continue reading Tom Brady vs. Jaguars is one-sided confrontation

Pick 6: Some old geezers to watch this season

Anyone who pays attention to the NFL knows that Tom Brady is 41 as he heads into the season. He’s hardly the only geezer, in football terms, still on the field or hoping to be when the season kicks off next month. Indeed, Brady isn’t even close to the oldest guy suiting up these days. … Continue reading Pick 6: Some old geezers to watch this season

CLEVELAND | Warriors, Cavaliers say they’re not going to White House

CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year. No matter whose team wins the NBA championship, neither superstar will be at the White House anytime soon. On the day when the Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be there to commemorate winning the … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Warriors, Cavaliers say they’re not going to White House

Former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark dead at 61

Dwight Clark, the former 49ers wide receiver whose reception known as “The Catch” sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl, has died one year after revealing he had ALS. He was 61. Clark said in March 2017 that he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), which attacks cells that control muscles. He suspected … Continue reading Former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark dead at 61

Arizona News: Touchdown!! Arizona To Host Super Bowl LVII

PHOENIX, AZ – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey yesterday released the following statement on the selection of Arizona as the host of Super Bowl LVII at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. “This is a huge win for our state! Arizona has continued to prove itself as a premier destination for spectacular sporting events, and we … Continue reading Arizona News: Touchdown!! Arizona To Host Super Bowl LVII

HACKENSACK, N.J. | Settlement reached in Giants, Manning memorabilia fraud case

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Three sports memorabilia collectors who accused New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of providing bogus “game-worn” equipment that was sold to unsuspecting fans settled their lawsuit against the Super Bowl-winning quarterback on Monday, days before the case was scheduled to go to trial. A spokesman for the defendants, a group that included … Continue reading HACKENSACK, N.J. | Settlement reached in Giants, Manning memorabilia fraud case

LOS ANGELES | It’s a Mother’s Day engagement for Taraji P. Henson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson got more than a card on Mother’s Day. The 47-year-old “Empire” actress got engaged to former Super Bowl star Kelvin Hayden. Henson posted a photo on Instagram showing off her diamond ring. She says the day started with a Cartier love bracelet before the 34-year-old corner back dropped … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | It’s a Mother’s Day engagement for Taraji P. Henson

ARLINGTON, Texas | Rejoice Eagles fans _ of the band, not of Super Bowl champs

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — NFL teams are announcing their third-day draft picks from a variety of locales. Perhaps the most unique is what the Arizona Cardinals are doing Saturday. The Cardinals will do so from Route 66 in Winslow, Arizona. Rejoice Eagles fans — no, not of the Super Bowl champions but of the Hall … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Texas | Rejoice Eagles fans _ of the band, not of Super Bowl champs

Raiders release Aldon Smith following latest brush with law

ALAMEDA, Calif. /March 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Oakland Raiders released pass rusher Aldon Smith on Monday after his latest run-in with the law. The Raiders retained Smith’s contractual rights even as he spent the past two seasons on the NFL’s suspended list. But the team decided finally to cut ties one day after San … Continue reading Raiders release Aldon Smith following latest brush with law

Jeep in hot water over ad showing SUV romping through river

RENO, Nev/February 15, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — The head of one of the nation’s largest fish conservation groups says Fiat Chrysler Super Bowl ads “glorified” the destruction of aquatic habitat in an apparent attempt to appeal to off-road thrill seekers. It’s the second time ads by the automaker have drawn complaints since the Feb. 4 game. Trout … Continue reading Jeep in hot water over ad showing SUV romping through river

Another win for delirious Philly: Embiid, Sixers top Wizards

PHILADELPHIA/February 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Joel Embiid had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and the 76ers helped the city of Philadelphia continue to celebrate by leading from start to finish in a 115-102 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. Dario Saric added 20 points and J.J. Redick had 18 for the 76ers, who snapped … Continue reading Another win for delirious Philly: Embiid, Sixers top Wizards

911 call reporting burglary: ‘This is Rob Gronkowski’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass/February 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski can be heard on a 911 call calmly telling a dispatcher that his home was burglarized while he was at the Super Bowl. Police in Foxborough, Massachusetts, released a portion of the call on Tuesday. He can be heard telling the dispatcher on Monday: … Continue reading 911 call reporting burglary: ‘This is Rob Gronkowski’