Super Bowl champions haven’t always been ‘super’

AP Photo/Uncredited They have the gaudy rings and the rest of the swag that comes with being a Super Bowl champion. The prism of history, however, isn’t so kind. Some years, the team that rampaged through the fall doesn’t celebrate on a confetti-strewn field in...

Inglewood’s stadium rising soon, hoping to host Super Bowls

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The 50-yard line is still dirt and weeds around a protruding yellow pipe used for water table measurement. There isn’t much more than vacant space and idle construction equipment within a few minutes’ walk in...

Ducks beat Coyotes 5-2 for 6th straight win

AP Photo/Christine Cotter ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Corey Perry and Andrew Cogliano scored less than two minutes apart early in the third period to break open a tie game, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Friday night for their season-high sixth straight...

APNewsBreak: AP source: Arrieta, Cubs agree at $10.7M

AP Photo/Paul Beaty CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta has agreed to a $10.7 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration with the highest one-year deal for a pitcher with four years of major league service. A person familiar with the negotiations disclosed...

Bobcat on prowl for birdies at Phoenix Open golf tournament

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A large bobcat was on the prowl for birdies at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The bobcat sauntered between the first and second holes Friday afternoon, seemingly comfortable not far from the fans who packed the grounds on TPC Scottsdale’s...

Johnny Manziel’s father worried quarterback self-destructing

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II CLEVELAND (AP) — With Johnny Manziel’s professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for his safety. The troubled quarterback was under investigation by two police departments following allegations that he...

Thomas’ mom to watch from the stands, not the cell this time

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Demaryius Thomas’s mother will watch the Super Bowl from the stands at Levi’s Stadium, decked out in an officially licensed orange No. 88 jersey. The last time the Denver Broncos played in the Super Bowl, Katina...

Patriarch of these Denver Broncos? Former coach Dan Reeves

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Dan Reeves has barely merited a mention in the lead-up to the Super Bowl, his imprint on these Denver Broncos an afterthought. Maybe it’s just too easy to forget that every key architect of this season’s Broncos,...

Manning’s glove gives him better grip on

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Peyton Manning has always done things few quarterbacks do, including wearing a glove on his passing hand. Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson had more famous gloves, but Manning has a more useful one. Manning began wearing gloves on both...

15 Hall of Fame finalists, 4 connected to Polian

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bill Polian entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year, making one of the most dynamic speeches heard at the Canton shrine. This year, Polian has nearly as strong a connection to the hall. Four of the finalists for the class...