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Title contenders arrive in Bay Area

Feb 1, 2016

Title contenders arrive in Bay Area

They’re here. The Denver Broncos arrived in the Bay Area on Sunday for Northern California’s first Super Bowl since 1985, followed soon after by the Carolina Panthers. Denver’s flight into San Jose, California, was delayed by an hour. The team flew in a customized ...

Seahawks stars spread wings as Team Irvin wins Pro Bowl

Feb 1, 2016

Seahawks stars spread wings as Team Irvin wins Pro Bowl

With no Super Bowl trip this season for the Seattle Seahawks, their stars came to play — and dominate — at the Pro Bowl. Russell Wilson threw three first-half touchdown passes to lead Team Irvin to a 49-27 victory over Team Rice on Sunday ...

Hispanics rallying around Rivera

Feb 1, 2016

Hispanics rallying around Rivera

Viva Rivera. NFL Coach of the Year contender Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers are expected to have the support of the Hispanic community when they play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 next Sunday. Rivera is Hispanic, raised by a mother of ...

Jan 30, 2016

Notre Dame gives Kelly six-year deal

Brian Kelly has agreed to a six-year contract to stay on as coach at Notre Dame through the 2021 season. The deal announced Friday by athletic director Jack Swarbrick would make the 54-year-old Kelly, who has been at the school six seasons, the second-longest ...

Chargers not done in San Diego

Jan 30, 2016

Chargers not done in San Diego

Chargers chairman Dean Spanos said Friday that the team will play in San Diego in 2016, and he’ll work with politicians and the business community to try to resolve a long, bitter battle over a new stadium. Spanos’ statement was posted on the team ...

Jan 29, 2016

NFL the target of ticket-selling probe

New York authorities are investigating whether the NFL is engaging in anti-competitive practices on its ticket-selling website, an official said Thursday. The investigation is part of a larger probe by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman into high event ticket pricing. Schneiderman released a report ...

Jan 29, 2016

Las Vegas casino owner wants to build dome

The billionaire owner of the Las Vegas Sands casino company wants to help build a domed stadium on the UNLV campus and is meeting with the owner of the Oakland Raiders, company officials said Thursday. Sands spokesman Ron Reese said the casino company envisions ...

Manning not forthcoming on retirement talk

Jan 29, 2016

Manning not forthcoming on retirement talk

What’s whispered into Bill Belichick’s ear stays in Bill Belichick’s ear. Peyton Manning may have told him, “This might be my last rodeo,” but he’s not telling anyone else anything about his thoughts on retirement. NFL Network cameras caught an intriguing exchange between Denver’s ...

Newton believes race a factor in criticism

Jan 28, 2016

Newton believes race a factor in criticism

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suggested for the first time Wednesday that race may play a factor in why he’s become a lightning rod for public criticism heading toward his appearance in the Super Bowl. “I’m an African-American quarterback that scares people because they ...

Manning drops hint of retirement

Jan 27, 2016

Manning drops hint of retirement

Peyton Manning isn’t saying that Super Bowl 50 is his grand finale. He’s just saying it could be. NFL Network cameras caught an intriguing exchange between Manning and New England coach Bill Belichick after Denver’s 20-18 win over the Patriots in the AFC championship ...

Broncos beat Patriots to reach Super Bowl

Jan 25, 2016

Broncos beat Patriots to reach Super Bowl

When Peyton Manning was watching games from the locker room a few months ago, none of this seemed possible. Manning back on the field, playing the role of the most decorated game manager in history. Manning churning his 39-year-old legs around the right end ...