Update: Rams-Patriots will be the 8th Super Bowl rematch

Football 02/03/19, 11:37

The Latest on the Super Bowl (all times local):11:30 a.m.Today's game between the Rams and Patriots marks the eighth rematch in Super Bowl history.Good news for the Patriots: The team that won the previous matchup is 4-3. New England defeated the Rams, then in St. Louis, 20-17 back in 2002.Pittsburgh ...

Patriots dominate the slopes; hope to do same on gridiron

Football 02/03/19, 11:05

New England Patriots fans are showing their support on the slopes before they head indoors to watch the big game.More than 100 fans wearing Patriots jerseys shared a pregame moment Sunday by creating a sea of blue as they skied together at Maine's Sugarloaf.Several skied with Patriots flags.The event was ...

Update: Atlanta ready to show off its sunny side

Sports 02/03/19, 10:52

Atlanta is ready to show off its sunny side — and its new stadium — to the world.The city also is ready to cast aside 19-year-old memories of the ice storm that put a deep freeze on its last Super Bowl.Despite some rain in the morning, temperatures in the 60s ...

Bruno Mars puts on stellar concert show ahead of Super Bowl

Football 02/03/19, 03:59

Bruno Mars may have wrapped up his massive "24K Magic World Tour" last year, but the singer gave one more glimpse into his stellar show the night before the Super Bowl.It seemed like everyone appreciated his show.Some concertgoers danced down the aisles, others threw their hands up high and the ...

It’s Time! Patriots, Rams set to square off in Super Bowl

Football 02/03/19, 02:52

Hey, have you guys been here before?If you're a New England Patriot, the answer pretty much is "all the time."If you play for the Rams, the reply basically is "never in my life."So if experience is a factor in Sunday's Super Bowl, the overwhelming edge is with the 2½-point favorites ...

Berg: Directing NFL 100th season commercial was ’emotional’

Sports 02/02/19, 21:39

Director Peter Berg said he had an "emotional and satisfying" feeling while watching an all-star cast of retired and active NFL players film a new Super Bowl commercial.Berg directed the commercial called "The 100-Year Game" that paid homage to past and present players including Tom Brady, Jim Brown, Joe Montana, ...

Slam dunk: Gonzalez makes Hall, along with Bailey, Reed, Law

Sports 02/02/19, 18:46

For towering tight end Tony Gonzalez, this was a slam dunk.The 6-foot-5 Gonzalez, who turned the celebratory post-TD dunk over the crossbar into an art form, was voted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday.Joining him will be two more first-time nominees, Champ Bailey and Ed Reed, along with another ...

Brown and the Pats’ big boys up front set tone for offense

Football 02/02/19, 12:51

Trent Brown made a huge — no, massive — impression the first time he strolled through the door at New England's facility and met his new teammates."Man, I thought Nate Solder was big," Patriots center David Andrews said while shaking his head. "And then he walked into the room."Brown is ...

Super Bowl super fan can’t stop because Patriots won’t stop

Football 02/02/19, 11:23

One of the handful of fans who has seen every single Super Bowl is keeping the streak alive as he prepares to cheer for his New England Patriots.Donald Crisman, of Kennebunk, Maine, said he's happy to feel well enough to go to Atlanta for his 53rd consecutive Super Bowl. Just ...

Super Bowl a homecoming for McVay, who grew up in the ATL

Sports 02/02/19, 09:33

They still talk about that play at the Marist School.Wham Naked.If there was ever any doubt that Sean McVay was a coach-in-the-making, it should've ended that night back in 2003."He was special," said Alan Chadwick, who was McVay's high school coach at Marist. "He had a lot of insight at ...

NFL Legends Community offers ex-players valuable resources

Football 02/02/19, 03:07

Sammy Baugh, Otto Graham and Joe Montana were the first names that came up during a random online search for "NFL legends." Jim Brown and Lawrence Taylor popped up following a quick scroll down the page.For Troy Vincent, the league's executive vice president of football operations and a five-time Pro ...

‘We Not Me’ epitomizes Rams’ team-first culture under McVay

Football 02/02/19, 03:06

The tenets of Sean McVay's coaching philosophy are never far from sight at the Los Angeles Rams' training complex."We Not Me" is emblazoned everywhere from the Rams' playbooks to huge wall signs in the locker room. "The Standard Is the Standard" adorns T-shirts."Trust the Process" isn't a sarcastic joke in ...

Cardi B declined Super Bowl halftime with ‘mixed feelings’

Football 02/01/19, 23:01

Cardi B said she received an offer to perform at the Super Bowl, but struggled with the decision to turn down the lucrative opportunity in support of ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick.The Grammy-nominated rapper told The Associated Press on Friday evening that she had "mixed feelings" after she declined to take ...

Three fans keep Super Bowl streak alive

Football 02/01/19, 20:00

Don Crisman knows precisely when the streak began: Jan. 15, 1967. The ticket price for the Super Bowl at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was $12. “Good seats,” Crisman, 82, said. “You could buy $6 tickets, and $10. There were three prices.” On Sunday, Crisman, Gregory Eaton and Tom Henschel will attend ...

Patriots right where they want to be entering Super Bowl

Sports 02/01/19, 17:59

The Super Bowls have become a yearly ritual for the New England Patriots under Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.They're back for the third straight year and the ninth time overall despite a taxing season that seemed doomed after Julian Edelman's four-game suspension for performance-enhancers, a 1-2 start to the regular ...

Ram it: LA really is ready to knock off Pats in Super Bowl

Football 02/01/19, 17:47

The Los Angeles Rams aren't ready to beat the Patriots, according to much of the conventional wisdom around the Super Bowl.Only four members of the upstart NFC champions have ever played in a Super Bowl. Even though the Rams are coming off a 13-3 regular season and two playoff wins ...

Rep. John Lewis sides with NFL players who want to protest

Football 02/01/19, 17:37

U.S. Rep. John Lewis believes sometimes people have to kneel before they can be heard so he supports NFL players who want to peacefully demonstrate against police brutality and social injustice."There's nothing wrong with kneeling," Lewis said Friday during a visit to his congressional district, which is hosting Super Bowl ...

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen on cusp of Hall of Fame

Football 02/01/19, 17:16

John Elway has a good feeling that Pat Bowlen will join him in the Hall of Fame this weekend."He's right on the doorstep," the Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-executive said. "He's very deserving. We're excited about the fact that he's gotten this far. We feel great about where he is."The Denver ...

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