Tom Brady’s playoff beard shaved off for charity

Football 02/07/19, 14:40

After a close shave at the Super Bowl, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got another close shave, this time for charity.The six-time Super Bowl champion got his playoff stubble shaved off at Gillette headquarters in Boston on Thursday.Gillette donated $35,000 each to the Boys and Girls Club of South ...

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 ...

McVay, Goff begin shaking off Rams’ loss, focusing on future

Football 02/05/19, 18:03

The Los Angeles Rams have plenty of offseason work to do. Thanks to their run to the Super Bowl, they have a relatively short amount of time to do it.Sean McVay professes to love few things more than his next challenge, and the coach is already hitting the Rams' offseason ...

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 ...

Column: No love for the defense in Super Bowl 53

Football 02/05/19, 02:06

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 ...

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 ...

Video: New Orleans police investigate Saints-Rams ‘no-call’

Football 02/04/19, 16:34

A "Boycott Bowl" festival and a jazz funeral procession putting the football season to rest encapsulate how New Orleans residents feel about the Super Bowl, and even the city's police department got in on the disenchantment.NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the New Orleans Police Department made a spoof video showing their investigation ...

Artists dot Super Bowl host city with Kaepernick murals

Football 02/04/19, 16:23

The Atlanta artist community is responding in force after a mural featuring embattled former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was turned to rubble days before the Super Bowl.Fabian "Occasional Superstar" Williams was dismayed when he learned that his mural was destroyed Friday, but he quickly rallied fellow Atlanta artists to respond ...

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 ...

Adam Levine’s Super Bowl nipple reveal prompts backlash

Football 02/04/19, 15:14

First, critics panned Maroon 5's Super Bowl halftime performance. Then social media folks went full-on snark over Adam Levine's throw pillow-like tank top design. Then he peeled off the busy brown shirt and the snark turned to outrage over his exposed nipples.The bare-chested moment Sunday had some feminists and Janet ...

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

Football 02/04/19, 14:47

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 ...

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 ...

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