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  • NFL suspends Brady 4 games for deflated footballs

    May 11, 2015 5:43 PM

    NEW YORK - The NFL suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games on Monday for his role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the AFC title game. The league also fined the Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks, including next years'... more »
  • NFL unveils plans to mark league's 50th Super Bowl

    March 24, 2015 4:57 PM

    PHOENIX - The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the NFL is planning a golden yearlong celebration. The league unveiled plans that include sending a gold-colored football to the high school of every player or head coach who played in the big game. The football will have the player's... more »
  • Obit: 'We blame Seahawks lousy play call for Mike's death'

    February 5, 2015 5:56 PM

    SPOKANE, WA - The family of a Seahawks fan who died after the Super Bowl says he would have enjoyed the dig at the team they put in the last line of his obituary: "We blame the Seahawks lousy play call for Mike's untimely death." The obituary for Michael Vedvik... more »
  • Super Bowl champs return to another New England snowstorm

    February 3, 2015 2:03 AM

    BOSTON, MA - The New England Patriots have arrived safely in snowbound Boston. The team landed at Logan International Airport just before 7:30 p.m. Monday following its 28-24 Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Arizona. It retweeted a message from running back Shane Vereen: "Boston! Your Champs just... more »
  • Boston postpones Super Bowl parade after heavy snow

    February 2, 2015 5:27 PM

    CAMBRIDGE, MA - Boston is postponing its victory parade for the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots because of heavy snowfall. Mayor Marty Walsh said late Monday that the city will delay the celebration until Wednesday morning. The city had announced earlier that the downtown parade would take place Tuesday. Walsh... more »
  • Seattle coach Pete Carroll stands by decision to pass

    February 2, 2015 2:12 PM

    PHOENIX - Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is standing by the decision to throw on the 1-yard line in the closing seconds of the Super Bowl and defending offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, giving credit to Malcolm Butler for making the clinching interception. Carroll spoke Monday before the Seahawks left Arizona... more »
  • Former Northwestern State player makes Super play, leaves with injury

    February 1, 2015 11:11 PM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Long before the miracle catch, improbable interception and the rest of what made this a wild Super Bowl, Seattle cornerback Jeremy Lane made a big play, then went down with a gruesome arm injury. The injury to the former Northwestern State standout would turn out to... more »
  • Patriots beat Seahawks 28-24 to take Super Bowl XLIX

    February 1, 2015 6:09 PM

    GLENDALE, AZ - The New England Patriots won their 4th NFL title in one of the most dramatic finishes in Super Bowl history, as Malcolm Butler intercepted a pass at the Patriots 1 yard line with less than 20 seconds left to preserve a 28-24 win. The Seahawks built... more »
  • Seahawks attend final pre-Super Bowl walkthrough

    January 31, 2015 6:55 PM

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor "looked pretty good" on Saturday according to coach Pete Carroll as Seattle went through its final preparations for Sunday's Super Bowl against New England. Chancellor left practice a day earlier with his left knee wrapped after falling on the second-to-last play.... more »
  • Goodell: No decision yet on discipline for Lynch

    January 30, 2015 1:03 PM

    PHOENIX - The NFL won't decide on any discipline for Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch until after the Super Bowl, commissioner Roger Goodell said at his Super Bowl news conference Friday. Lynch has kept all his media appearances this week to five minutes or less and hasn't said much. He... more »
  • Top Tigers in the Super Bowl check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2015 8:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has had no shortage of players go on to play in the Super Bowl after their college career concludes. News 2's John Pastorek looks back in this edition of Louisiana Super Bowl legends. LSU's only Heisman Trophy winner, Billy Cannon played in one Super Bowl... more »
  • Louisiana's Super Bowl Legends check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2015 8:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With Super Bowl Sunday just a few days away, we took a look back at some of the greatest Louisiana Super Bowl Legends today on 2une In. The legendary coach Vince Lombardi once called Jim Taylor the most determined runner he'd ever seen. Taylor credits Lombardi... more »
  • Deflategate immortalized in chocolate

    January 28, 2015 7:49 PM

    CANONSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- There is now a chocolate football with a big dent in its side as a candy maker gets a big kick out of the New England Patriot's scandal over deflated footballs. Its not for sale but was posted on Facebook as a joke and its called Bradie... more »
  • Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

    January 26, 2015 2:09 PM

    GLENDALE, Ariz.- Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. U.S. Customs and Border Protection showed off the technology Monday as it helps with Super Bowl security. Commissioner R.... more »
  • Super Bowl host city still reeling over sports deals

    January 26, 2015 5:25 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - The entire world will be watching Glendale on Sunday as it hosts the Super Bowl. What may be not visible amid all the hoopla is a sobering reality about the Super Bowl host city: Glendale is suffering deep financial issues over its troubled effort to become a... more »
  • Seahawks' Sherman still expects to play in Super Bowl

    January 21, 2015 5:00 PM

    RENTON, WA - All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman still expects to play in the Super Bowl despite injuring his left elbow in the NFC championship game. "That's my story and I'm sticking to it," Sherman said Wednesday. Sherman said his elbow is "better than it was" during the fourth quarter of... more »
  • Super matchup: Seahawks face Patriots for NFL championship

    January 19, 2015 1:59 AM

    For Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they'll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady's New England Patriots. In an enticing matchup pitting the defending champions against the dominant NFL franchise of the 2000s,... more »
  • Idina Menzel, John Legend to sing before Super Bowl XLIX

    January 16, 2015 11:14 AM

    NEW YORK - "Frozen" star Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl kicks off next month. The NFL announced Friday that John Legend will perform "America the Beautiful" before Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It will air on NBC.... more »
  • Super Bowl could be back in New Orleans in 2018

    May 20, 2014 6:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Could the Super Bowl be coming back to Louisiana? NFL owners should decide today. New Orleans is a finalist for Super Bowl LII in 2018, along with Minneapolis and Indianapolis. The Crescent City is considered the favorite to win the bid, largely because of its warm... more »
  • Ray Lewis fires up local high school coaches

    March 28, 2014 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis took to the stage, and chance, to speak to both high school coaches and (later on) the LSU football team. The 13-time Pro Bowler talked more about how he wanted to be remembered off the field than x's and o's.... more »
  • Seattle Dominates Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII Win

    February 2, 2014 10:03 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The Denver Broncos came into Super Bowl 48 touting the top-ranked offense in the league, but they were shut down at every turn by Seattle's dominant defense, as the Seahawks won in a rout 43-8 on Sunday night. In a season in which Broncos... more »
  • Bradshaw off Fox's coverage after father's death

    February 2, 2014 1:22 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Fox analyst Terry Bradshaw will not appear on the network's Super Bowl coverage after the death of his father. Bill Bradshaw died Thursday after a long illness, Fox said Sunday. He was 86. Terry Bradshaw was with his family in Louisiana. Michael Strahan will replace Bradshaw... more »
  • Fox News to interview President Obama before Super Bowl

    February 2, 2014 1:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is getting some time in front of the cameras before sitting down to watch the Super Bowl. He's doing a live interview from the White House with Bill O'Reilly about two hours before kickoff, during the Fox pregame show. The interview comes less than a... more »
  • TSA adds bomb-sniffing dogs in NJ for Super Bowl

    February 1, 2014 2:17 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - Newark Liberty International Airport is adding about two dozen bomb-sniffing dogs to beef up security during the Super Bowl. Transportation Security Administration agents demonstrated Saturday how the dogs can sniff out different types of explosives. Once they do, they're trained to sit rather than attack so as... more »
  • FBI: Powder near Super Bowl appears harmless

    January 31, 2014 2:45 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - The FBI says a powder mailed to several locations in New York and New Jersey, including at least five hotels near the site of Sunday's Super Bowl, appears not to be dangerous. The agency says further testing is being conducted on the substance. It says it is... more »
  • Suspicious powder mailed to hotels near Super Bowl

    January 31, 2014 12:45 PM

    CARLSTADT, N.J. - The FBI and other law enforcement are investigating a suspicious white powder that was mailed to at least five New Jersey hotels near the site of Sunday's Super Bowl. Carlstadt Police Det. John Cleary says someone at an Econo Lodge found the substance in an envelope on... more »
  • Goodell says "Redskins" honor Native Americans

    January 31, 2014 11:27 AM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is supporting the use of Redskins as the nickname for the Washington franchise, saying it has been "presented in a way that honors Native Americans." Goodell spoke Friday at his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference. He says he's been talking to Native American... more »
  • Crawfish freeze with high prices Play Video

    January 30, 2014 10:38 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- If you have planned a crawfish boil for the big game, your plans may be on ice unless you're ready to hand off some serious cash to buy the crimson crustacean. Icy weather froze many crawfish ponds in Louisiana, leaving a layer of ice that didn't melt until... more »
  • Players prep for cold Super Bowl XLVIII

    January 29, 2014 5:05 PM

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. - So much for all of the hand-wringing about a snowed-in Super Bowl. If the National Weather Service's forecast is correct, the buzz about a blizzard at the first cold-weather, outdoor Super Bowl will turn out to be just talk. As of Wednesday, no snow, or even... more »
  • Forecast for Super Bowl nothing out of ordinary

    January 27, 2014 11:11 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The weather forecast for the first Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium in a cold-weather city is nothing out of the ordinary. National Weather Service meteorologist Anthony Gigi says the forecast for Sunday's NFL title game at MetLife Stadium calls for temperatures to reach a high... more »
  • Super Bowl XLVIII will be streamed online

    January 22, 2014 9:42 AM

    NEW YORK - The Super Bowl will again be streamed live online. Fox said Wednesday that it would offer free access to all users on computers and tablets through its app for the NFL championship on Feb. 2. For other playoff games this season, only subscribers to certain cable companies... more »
  • 49ers hurt from serious injury to NaVorro Bowman

    January 20, 2014 3:23 PM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - San Francisco linebackers coach Jim Leavitt says he remains optimistic that NaVorro Bowman will be playing when the 49ers open new Levi's Stadium next season. Coach Jim Harbaugh said after Sunday's NFC championship game that the All-Pro linebacker is believed to have a torn anterior cruciate... more »
  • Goodell to brave elements at Super Bowl XLVIII

    January 20, 2014 3:16 PM

    NEW YORK - He'll be wearing a coat and no doubt gloves. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be like most other folks at the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J. - he'll be outside. The league says the commissioner will be sitting in the elements as he... more »
  • Saints cut Hartley, sign Graham

    December 18, 2013 5:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Coach Sean Payton promised changes following the Saints loss, and a fan favorite was the first to go. The Saints released kicker Garrett Hartley on Tuesday. Hartley was integral in the team's Super Bowl run. He made the game-winner in OT against the Minnesota Vikings in... more »
  • Audit: Super Bowl groups violated open meeting law

    October 22, 2013 7:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - New audits say that two groups that helped host the Super Bowl in New Orleans earlier this year should have held public meetings when they decided how to spend state and local tax dollars. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office released reports Monday from an outside accounting... more »
  • Paying to freeze for Super Bowl

    September 17, 2013 7:37 PM

    NEW YORK- Fans who buy the best seats for the Super Bowl can expect to pay double to freeze in the outdoor MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey in February. The NFL says the highest priced tickets will sell for $2,600 and there are 9,000 premium seats. The highest... more »
  • Super Bowl premium tickets double to $2,600

    September 17, 2013 2:21 PM

    NEW YORK- Super Bowl fans can prepare to pay double for the best seats. The NFL says the highest-priced tickets will be about $2,600 each for 9,000 premium seats for the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. That's more than twice the $1,250... more »
  • Bruno Mars to sing at Super Bowl half

    September 7, 2013 1:45 PM

    NEW YORK - A person familiar with Super Bowl entertainment plans tells The Associated Press that Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of February's NFL championship game. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Saturday because the league had not yet made a formal announcement. This season's Super... more »
  • Indy announces plans to seek 2018 Super Bowl

    August 30, 2013 9:58 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis wants to host the Super Bowl in 2018 after winning praise for its handling of the NFL's showcase event in 2012. The city notified the NFL of its intentions Friday ahead of a news conference at which Gov. Mike Pence, Mayor Greg Ballard, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim... more »
  • Judge orders Goodell deposition in Super Bowl seating fiasco

    July 10, 2013 9:58 PM

    ARLINGTON, Tx - A Texas judge has reversed an earlier ruling and says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can be questioned by attorneys for ticket-holders who sued after they were displaced when seats weren't properly installed for the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium. The ruling issued Wednesday by U.S. Magistrate... more »
  • Pro Bowl returning to Hawaii in January

    March 20, 2013 2:35 PM

    PHOENIX - The Pro Bowl will return to Honolulu next January and again will be played the week before the Super Bowl. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Wednesday at the owners meetings that the all-star game he once considered scrapping has been scheduled for Aloha Stadium on Jan. 26. He... more »
  • Goodell: New Orleans deserves another Super Bowl

    March 18, 2013 4:54 PM

    PHOENIX - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says New Orleans "deserves" to host another Super Bowl despite the in-game blackout that stopped play for 32 minutes. Goodell says he mentioned to the owners how good a job the city did staging its first Super Bowl since 2001, and, of course, its... more »
  • Judge tosses 2011 Super Bowl tickets lawsuit

    March 18, 2013 10:13 AM

    PITTSBURGH - A federal judge in Pittsburgh has dismissed one lawsuit from people who bought tickets to the February 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas, but had to watch it on TV because their seats weren't properly installed in time for the game. U.S. District Judge David Cercone dismissed the fraud... more »
  • Broncos defender guarantees Super Bowl win

    March 6, 2013 10:33 AM

    UNDATED - Denver's star pass-rusher Von Miller is already guaranteeing a Super Bowl title for the Broncos next season. Miller said he's dedicating the season to his 6-year-old cousin who recently emerged from a coma after a car accident in West Texas that also injured his mother and 8-year-old brother.... more »
  • Three face charges over fake Super Bowl tickets

    February 27, 2013 12:21 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Federal authorities accused three men of trafficking counterfeit tickets for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Officials with U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Alabama authorities seized dozens of fake tickets and $7,000 in counterfeit cash at a Jan. 31 traffic stop. ICE says... more »
  • Superdome officials to meet today

    February 27, 2013 8:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The panel that oversees the Superdome will hold its first regular meeting since the now infamous power outage that delayed the Super Bowl earlier this month. The Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District board will meet this afternoon at the facility. Entergy Corp. has said it believes the... more »
  • Data shows significant increase in BR visitors for Super Bowl

    February 18, 2013 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tourism leaders are expected to announce Tuesday, a significant increase in visitors related to the Super Bowl. Data WBRZ News 2 obtained early, suggests as much as a 50% increase in hotel occupancy, and more than 100% increase in the amount of money spent in the area... more »
  • Outside expert hired to probe Super Bowl outage

    February 15, 2013 2:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The company that supplies electricity to the Superdome and the stadium's management company have hired an outside expert to investigate the cause of the power failure during the Super Bowl earlier this month. Entergy spokesman Michael Burns said Friday that the utility and SMG have hired Utah-based... more »
  • Source: Cameron hired as LSU offensive coordinator

    February 8, 2013 2:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sources tell WBRZ that former Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron has been hired as the new offensive coordinator for LSU. WBRZ Sports Director Michael Cauble confirmed the hire through an LSU school official. The university is expected to make the official announcement next week. ... more »
  • Faulty device blamed for Super Bowl blackout

    February 8, 2013 8:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A power company says the cause of the Super Bowl blackout was a faulty device that had been installed to prevent a failure of electric cables leading to the Superdome. Officials of Entergy New Orleans say the device, called a relay, had been installed to protect the... more »
  • New Orleans council to probe Super Bowl power outage

    February 7, 2013 6:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials from the Superdome's management company and a utility company are preparing to discuss Sunday's Super Bowl power outage with New Orleans City Council members. The council is the regulatory agency for Entergy New Orleans. Member Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, the chairwoman of Its utility committee, set a hearing... more »
  • Council to probe Super Bowl power outage

    February 7, 2013 11:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Officials for the Superdome's power company will go before the City Council tomorrow to talk about the power outage that happened during the Super Bowl last Sunday night. The council is the regulatory agency for Entergy New Orleans. Superdome and Entergy officials have said the 34-minute outage happened... more »
  • Experts to be brought in on Super Bowl blackout

    February 5, 2013 12:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Superdome and utility company officials said today they will bring in outside experts to look into the Super Bowl power outage. The 34-minute outage stopped play in the third quarter of the championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. A feeder power... more »
  • Live action: Twitter grabs Super Bowl spotlight

    February 5, 2013 6:24 AM

    NEW YORK - Twitter is reporting record numbers from the Super Bowl. Beyonce's splashy show, the power outage and a captivating game combined to generate a record 24.1 million posts. That's up from 13.7 million last year -- and that doesn't even include the chatter surrounding the ads. Twitter said... more »
  • Memo warned about Superdome power failure

    February 4, 2013 9:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A memo released Monday by the group that oversees Superdome operations suggested concerns with the electrical system inside the complex. Tests on the dome's electrical feeders showed "some decay and a chance of failure." The tests were ordered to prevent blackouts similar to ones in 2011 at... more »
  • Jacoby Jones, Ed Reed make New Orleans proud in Super Bowl

    February 4, 2013 4:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Even though the Saints didn't play in Sunday's Super Bowl, the Crescent City was well represented by two of its sons. Ed Reed and Jacoby Jones both played a vital role in the Baltimore Ravens capturing a 34-31 win and the second Super Bowl in franchise... more »
  • Super Bowl falls short of ratings record

    February 4, 2013 2:39 PM

    NEW YORK - An estimated 108.4 million people watched the Super Bowl, making it fall short of setting the fourth straight viewership record. The Nielsen Company said Monday that the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers was the third most-viewed program in television history. Both the 2010... more »
  • La. board: Recent work not related to game outage

    February 4, 2013 11:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A lawyer for the state board that oversees the Superdome says Sunday night's power outage during the Super Bowl does not appear to be related to work done on the stadium's electrical system in December. The board last fall approved work to replace "feeder" equipment connecting the stadium... more »
  • Ravens' Super Bowl win sets likely ratings record

    February 4, 2013 10:20 AM

    NEW YORK - The Baltimore Ravens' victory over the San Francisco 49ers has set a record for highest overnight ratings in Super Bowl history. The Nielsen company reported the game scored a 48.1 rating and 71 share in its select measurement of big cities. That's 1 percent over a similar... more »
  • Mayor: Super Bowl outage won't hurt 2018 chances

    February 4, 2013 10:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he doesn't think the 34-minute power failure during the Super Bowl will hurt New Orleans' chances of getting the NFL's championship game in 2018. In a radio interview Monday, Landrieu said league owners were impressed with the city's performance as event host. Officials... more »
  • Airport braces for Super Bowl exodus

    February 4, 2013 7:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - With the Super Bowl over, airport officials were bracing for a massive exodus of visitors on Monday. Spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut says about 42,000 people are expected to board planes at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport - a big jump from the 33,000 who boarded after the... more »
  • Halftime: Ravens lead 21-6

    February 3, 2013 6:57 PM

    Joe Flacco is making an early case for Super Bowl MVP with three touchdown passes on 13/20 and 192 yards passing at the break. San Francisco fell behind by as much as 18, but the Niners drove down before the end of the half to kick a 27-yard field... more »
  • Niners stop bleeding with fake field goal stop

    February 3, 2013 6:36 PM

    The Niners may have taken back some momentum after falling behind 14-3. The Ravens' Justin Tucker tried a fake field goal on 4th & 9 around the left side, but it was stopped by Darcel McBath and Patrick Willis. San Francisco trails Baltimore by 11; the largest comeback ever... more »
  • Ravens extend lead to 14-3

    February 3, 2013 6:23 PM

    Joe Flacco threw his second touchdown pass of Super Bowl 47 with a touchdown pass. The one-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Pitta has the Ravens in control early in the second quarter. Flacco is now 10/13 for 124 yards & 2 TD. Score: Baltimore 14 - San Francisco... more »
  • End of first quarter: Baltimore 7 - San Francisco 3

    February 3, 2013 6:06 PM

    After San Francisco failed to score on the opening drive of the Super Bowl, the two teams exchanged scoring drives - Baltimore with a 13-yard touchdown pass by Joe Flacco and San Francisco with a 36-yard field goal. Ravens safety Ed Reed did go to the locker room for... more »
  • Obama hoping for close match in Super Bowl

    February 1, 2013 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hoping for a close game in this year's Super Bowl. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the president will watch Sunday's game and expects it to be highly entertaining, even though his beloved Chicago Bears aren't playing. Obama hasn't said who he's rooting for... more »
  • Saints get $5M state payment for Super Bowl

    February 1, 2013 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The New Orleans Saints are getting a $5 million payment from the state because the Big Easy is hosting the Super Bowl. The incentive was included in the 2009 deal between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Saints owner Tom Benson to keep the Saints in Louisiana through 2025. The... more »
  • Goodell: Some don't recognize bounties must end

    February 1, 2013 1:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says his biggest regret about the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal is that he can't get everyone to recognize bounties need to be eliminated from the game. Goodell said he hasn't been able to make the point clearly enough with the players' union... more »
  • Goodell says he welcomes Obama's remarks on safety

    February 1, 2013 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will look at eliminating certain low blocks and improve the quality of playing fields as part of a program to improve player safety. In his annual message on the state of the league two days before Sunday's Super Bowl, Goodell said... more »
  • Eating champ 'El Wingador' indicted on drug charge

    February 1, 2013 10:59 AM

    WOODBURY, N.J. - A five-time wing-eating champion known as "El Wingador" has been indicted in New Jersey on cocaine distribution charges. William Simmons is charged with four counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and one count of manufacturing or distribution of more than a half ounce of cocaine... more »
  • Harbaugh brothers could envision working together

    February 1, 2013 10:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - John and Jim Harbaugh have received plenty of attention as opposing head coaches in the Super Bowl. At their joint news conference Friday, someone asked the brothers if they could work together if either should be forced out of their current post. John Harbaugh, coach of the... more »
  • Dependable 49ers offensive linemen carry big load

    February 1, 2013 6:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Right guard Alex Boone arrives for work most days and swears at left guard Mike Iupati. From Boone, it's always considered a term of endearment directed at his 49ers offensive linemates. Iupati is so used to such greetings he gets a kick out of it. San Francisco... more »
  • Area hotels book for the big game

    January 31, 2013 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hotels in the area are filling-up as Super Bowl fans look outside New Orleans for a place to stay for the game this weekend. Ninety percent of rooms in the Capital City are expected to be booked by the time the game starts Sunday. And, the city... more »
  • Super Bowl events around Baton Rouge

    January 31, 2013 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Can't make it to New Orleans for the big game? There's plenty going on this Super Bowl weekend in downtown Baton Rouge. Super Bowl Fan Fest Experience Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square BANDS Friday - The... more »
  • Athletes, stars lend hand in Super Bowl host city

    January 31, 2013 2:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Some athletes and celebrities headed to New Orleans for Super Bowl weekend are picking up hammers and packaging food for the homeless in the big game's host city. The downtown area where most Super Bowl festivities will happen has arguably never looked better, with a renovated Superdome and... more »
  • Beyonce to finally face media at Super Bowl

    January 31, 2013 7:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Beyonce is expected to face the media Thursday as she previews her halftime performance at the Super Bowl. But the focus will likely be on her performance at the inauguration earlier this month. The superstar hasn't spoken publicly since it was alleged that she lip-synched her rendition... more »
  • Favre returns to Super Bowl for NFL Network

    January 30, 2013 2:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Brett Favre is returning to the NFL - to work for the NFL Network. The retired three-time NFL MVP quarterback will join the network's crew for daylong coverage of Sunday's NFL championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. Favre hasn't been heard from much... more »
  • Authorities discuss Super Bowl security

    January 30, 2013 1:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI says no credible threats of terrorist activity have been reported as New Orleans prepares for Sunday's Super Bowl. The head of the New Orleans FBI office and other federal authorities, led by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, discussed security precautions at a news conference Wednesday.... more »
  • New Orleans' challenge: policing 2 huge parties

    January 30, 2013 10:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's an unprecedented security challenge for New Orleans: The increasingly raucous buildup to Mardi Gras gets suspended for a week as 150,000 visitors pack the city for the Super Bowl. The two events bring all the usual worries, from petty crime and public drunkenness to random gunfire... more »
  • New Orleans' challenge: policing 2 huge parties

    January 30, 2013 5:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's an unprecedented security challenge for New Orleans: The increasingly raucous buildup to Mardi Gras gets suspended for a week as 150,000 visitors pack the city for the Super Bowl. The two events bring all the usual worries, from petty crime and public drunkenness to random gunfire... more »
  • Ray Lewis avoids talk of report on deer spray

    January 29, 2013 5:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Of all the topics Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis might have been prepared to talk about at Super Bowl media day, deer-antler spray probably was not among them. He declined to directly address a Sports Illustrated report that he sought help from a company that makes the... more »
  • Is flag football ahead for NFL?

    January 29, 2013 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Players on both Super Bowl teams say they are confused about when a hit is legal by NFL standards. Rules designed to make the game safer are also making players uncertain about which hits are considered clean and which ones could lead to a fine. San Francisco... more »
  • Tough guy Boldin a real catch for Ravens

    January 29, 2013 4:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anquan Boldin wants to be known as more than simply a tough receiver. Boldin, a key player in Baltimore's charge to the Super Bowl, isn't afraid to cut across the field. He can shrug off a hard hit, and also is an aggressive downfield blocker. Asked Tuesday... more »

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