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Super Bowl 48, Bruno Mars show set records for TV viewers

Bruno Mars performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The half-time show headlined by hit singer Bruno Mars, with guests the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was a record breaker with an estimated TV audience of 115.3 million.  AP PHOTO/BILL KOSTROUN

Seattle’s 43-8 blowout of Denver in Super Bowl 48 offered little in the way of suspense, but 111.5 million viewers made it the most-watched television event in US history.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Seahawks dominate Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl 48

Seattle Seahawks' Golden Tate celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. AP

The Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title Sunday night in overpowering fashion, punishing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

NFL: Seahawks dominate for 22-0 Super Bowl half-time lead

Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning (18) throws a pass during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. AP

EAST RUTHERFORD – Seattle’s top-rated defense overwhelmed Denver’s record-setting offense in the first half of Super Bowl 48, the Seahawks forcing two turnovers on the way to taking a 22-0 half-time lead Sunday.   Denver quarterback Peyton Manning was intercepted twice, including a 69-yard pickoff by Malcolm Smith that was returned for a touchdown, and [...]

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

NFL: Record crowds packed trains ahead of Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks fans Justyn Egert and Candace Henderson, of Seattle, take a selfie outside MetLife Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.  AP

Record throngs of train transit riders packed a key transfer station Sunday on the way to Super Bowl 48 as crowds arrived to watch the Denver Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning wins record fifth NFL MVP award

In this Sept. 15, 2013, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) shakes hands with his brother New York Giants' quarterback Eli Manning (10) after an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. There is going to be a Manning in the Super Bowl, just not the one Eli Manning wanted. AP

NEW YORK — Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning wins record fifth NFL MVP award.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Coach Fox says Broncos ready for Super Bowl

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox watches during NFL football practice at the team's training facility in Englewood, Colo., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. The Broncos are scheduled to play the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

After putting his team through its final full practice of the season on Friday afternoon, Denver Broncos coach John Fox declared his team ready to go for the Super Bowl.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Bruno Mars ‘ain’t scared’ over Super Bowl show

Bruno Mars who will headline the half-time show at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game hold the game ball during a press conference Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in New York. AP

Hit singer Bruno Mars shrugged off the pressure of his half-time performance at Sunday’s Super Bowl, saying he’s not scared of the National Football League championship spectacle’s global spotlight.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Even if no snow, players prep for cold Super Bowl

A football with the Super Bowl XLVIII logo is set on a mound of snow as an for an NFL photographer to make photos of it as workers shovel snow off the seating area at MetLife Stadium as crews removed snow ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII following a snow storm, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2, will be the first NFL title game held outdoors in a city where it snows. AP

So much for all the hand-wringing about a snowed-in Super Bowl. How would freezing spectators deal with the cold at MetLife Stadium?

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Super Bowl awaits Filipino-favored teams

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I tried but failed to get hold of PBA great Abe King last night to spur him into a friendly wager. So I ended up making a fun bet with my town mate Joey Antonio, a resident of the Seattle area like Abe—the former San Beda and Toyota Tamaraws stalwart—on the outcome of this Sunday’s (Monday in Manila) match pitting the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Basketball,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

5 NFL coaches already fired as post-season enters

Greg Schiano

It didn’t take long. Barely 12 hours after the NFL’s regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington’s Mike Shanahan, Detroit’s Jim Schwartz, Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano. The Cleveland Browns didn’t even wait that long, dismissing Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night after just one season on [...]

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

NFL announces dates of 3 London games in 2014

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne hands the ball off to running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Jones-Drew scored a touchdown on the play with a 6-yard run. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

The NFL has announced the dates of its three regular-season games in London next year, with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10 on Nov. 9.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Flacco knows he must play better for Ravens to win

In this Nov. 17, 2013 file photo, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, in Chicago. Flacco has reached a career high in interceptions, and the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens ranks 30th overall in total defense. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

As a reward for his outstanding performance in last season’s playoffs, Joe Flacco became the highest-paid player in NFL history.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NFL embraces possibility of snowy Super Bowl

In this undated artist’s rendering provided by the National Football League, a proposed toboggan slide is set up in New York. Instead of shrinking from the possibility that football’s ultimate championship could be played in a blizzard, organizers of the first outdoor, cold-climate Super Bowl have decided to embrace the snow as the game’s unofficial theme. To drive home the wintry theme, a 60-foot high toboggan run will be set up on “Super Bowl Boulevard,” a 14-block outdoor celebration of all things football-related. (AP Photo/National Football League)

Instead of shrinking from the possibility that the Super Bowl could be played in a blizzard, organizers of the first outdoor, cold-climate NFL championship game have decided to embrace snow as the unofficial theme.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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