Gronk gets bonked by beer can during Super Bowl parade

Football 02/07/19, 08:45

Gronk got bonked.Rob Gronkowski, the New England Patriots' star tight end, says he got hit in the face by a can of beer thrown during Tuesday's Super Bowl victory parade in Boston.Gronkowski told "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" the can drew blood, and he showed Fallon the small cut ...

California’s governor serves meals in Tom Brady jersey

Football 02/06/19, 19:43

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been spotted in a Tom Brady jersey.But his choice of attire was for charity.Newsom served lunch Wednesday at a Sacramento food kitchen in the jersey of the New England Patriots quarterback. It was the result of his losing Super Bowl wager against Massachusetts Gov. Charlie ...

Update: Brady, Patriots take victory lap through Boston

Sports 02/05/19, 11:18

The Latest on a parade in Boston to celebrate the New England Patriots' sixth Super Bowl title (all times local):11:15 a.m.Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are taking a victory lap through downtown Boston.Hundreds of thousands of fans are lining the streets, cheering wildly as the city's World War ...

Patriots to celebrate 6th Super Bowl win with Boston parade

Football 02/05/19, 01:04

The New England Patriots are being feted in Boston after defeating the Los Angeles Rams to claim their sixth Super Bowl title.The parade kicks off Tuesday morning at the Hynes Convention Center. It will rumble roughly 2 miles (3 kilometers) past the Boston Common and other landmarks before ending at ...

Update: Less money bet on Super Bowl at Nevada casinos

Sports 02/04/19, 19:36

The Latest on legal betting action on Super Bowl 53 (all times local):4 p.m.Regulators say gamblers in Nevada bet less money on the Super Bowl this year.Unaudited tallies released Monday by state gambling regulators show people wagered roughly $145.94 million on the big game at Nevada's 200 sportsbooks. That's about ...

McCourty twins nix White House visit but mum on retirement

Football 02/04/19, 17:46

New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty says he'll skip the traditional Super Bowl champions' visit to the White House, and teammate and twin brother Jason says he doubts he would make the trip if the team is invited by President Donald Trump. A day after beating the Los Angeles Rams ...

Super Bowl reaches 100.7 million viewers, down from 2018

Sports 02/04/19, 17:19

The New England Patriots' Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams was seen by 100.7 million viewers, the smallest Super Bowl audience in a decade.The Nielsen company said viewership dropped 3 percent from last year's 103.4 million. The Patriots' 13-3 win was a defensive struggle, and a struggle for ...

Column: Edelman is Super Bowl MVP, but don’t forget cheating

Football 02/04/19, 17:16

Julian Edelman is certainly a compelling story.A diminutive guy with a bushy beard, picked in the final round of the draft, defying the odds to become one of the NFL's top receivers.And, now, a Super Bowl MVP.But let's not forget one other fairly important element to this story:He cheated.Edelman was ...

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

Sports 02/04/19, 16:17

New Jersey gambling regulators say its sportsbooks lost $4.6 million on $34.9 million in Super Bowl wagers, the first major sporting event for bettors since sports gambling was legalized in the state last year.The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said Monday that casinos and horse tracks in the state ...

Red Sox equipment truck departs for Florida

Football 02/04/19, 14:23

On the same day the New England Patriots returned home from their sixth Super Bowl victory, the Boston Red Sox equipment truck departed for Florida for spring training.The truck left Fenway Park at about noon Monday for the 1,480-mile trip to the club's spring training home on Fort Myers.Al Hartz, ...

Pats’ Belichick joins Halas, Lambeau with 6 championships

Football 02/04/19, 13:01

Bill Belichick is now standing shoulder to shoulder with the NFL's all-time greatest coaching icons.When considering his place in history, Belichick's accomplishments transcend the Super Bowl era after his New England Patriots' 13-3 Super Bowl 53 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night.Belichick has joined George Halas and ...

Dolphins expected to introduce Brian Flores of Pats as coach

Sports 02/04/19, 09:57

Hours after his team won the Super Bowl, New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores was expected in South Florida to seal a deal and become the Miami Dolphins' head coach.The Dolphins called a news conference for Monday for the anticipated introduction of the man who helped the Patriots shut ...

Rams defense plays tough but can’t overcome only lapse

Football 02/04/19, 03:07

After keeping Tom Brady out of the end zone for three and a half quarters, the Los Angeles Rams' defense finally blinked.In this Super Bowl, that one brief lapse was too much to overcome. Even holding the New England Patriots to one field goal until midway through the fourth quarter ...

Brady merely average, but good enough for championship No. 6

Sports 02/04/19, 03:03

If Tom Brady rated his performance, nothing more, it was ho-hum at best.In fact, going strictly by the numbers, it was the worst Super Bowl showing of his brilliant career.No problem.Brady will gladly trade stats for championships.On a night when the defenses ruled, Brady did just enough to win his ...

Super Bowl ad winners: Bud Light, Amazon

Football 02/04/19, 00:09

This year some of the Super Bowl ads that grabbed the greatest buzz were surprises, like Bud Light's "Game of Thrones" teaser. Other crowd-pleasers focused on humor, like Amazon's take on celebrity product testers.While the New England Patriots bested the L.A. Rams on Sunday in Atlanta during Super Bowl 53, ...

Column: A Super stinker, Patriots prevail but ugliness wins

Sports 02/03/19, 23:11

The NFL should've ended the season two weeks ago.This Super Bowl was a hot mess, really no better than a sloppy preseason game.Tom Brady and the New England Patriots captured their sixth championship Sunday night, an amazing accomplishment that was overshadowed by the ugly way they won it against the ...

Pats’ defense stifles Goff, Rams’ offense in Super Bowl win

Football 02/03/19, 22:30

For most of the season the New England Patriots have been creatures of habit on defense, sticking to their principles and making just enough plays to win.They were much more than that Sunday night against the Los Angles Rams.The Patriots battered and bewildered quarterback Jared Goff and the Rams, stifling ...

Goff, Rams’ electric offense shorts out in Super Bowl defeat

Football 02/03/19, 22:22

Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams' electrifying offense shorted out in the Super Bowl.Goff's 19-of-38 performance for 229 yards with a key fourth-quarter interception played a large role in the Rams' 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday night.He got a consoling hug from coach Sean McVay ...

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