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Audi tearjerker, ‘Puppymonkeybaby’ among Super Bowl winners

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With 30-second Super Bowl ads costing up to $5 million, it’s a huge gamble to advertise. As the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, there were winners and losers off the field, too. Continue reading

Russia says Blatter, Platini to be invited to World Cup

FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks with UEFA President Michel Platini (L) before the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Germany and Portugal at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 16, 2014. NEWS.GNOM.ES/Darren Staples Disgraced world soccer president Sepp Blatter and the sport’s European head, Michel Platini, will be invited to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Monday. Blatter and Platini, the two men at the top of the world’s most popular sport, were banned by soccer governing body FIFA for eight years in December over a spate of corruption scandals on their watch that, among other things, raised questions about Russia’s right to host the tournament. Continue reading

Malaga carnival closes with alleged kidnapping claims

WHILE Malaga’s annual carnival celebrations appeared to close without incident on Sunday February 8, reports now claim a three-year-old child was almost snatched from her family while attending Saturday’s parade in the city centre.  A mother and her young son were walking with a parade at approximately 20:45 in the Plaza de la Constitution, when the toddler suddenly vanished.  With the help of another member of the procession, the woman quickly located her child in the arms of a man in costume, and was able to grapple her from his grip before the man ran off.  Press reports suggest the alleged child-snatcher then scurried off to tell local police officers he had been assaulted, resulting in the mother and fellow-parade member being questioned, along with several witnesses.  Their account of the alleged crime was well-received by officers, who swiftly apprehended the suspect upon learning of the attempted kidnapping.  The accused, who is reported to have a criminal record, is now in custody and faces charges of illegal detention.   Continue reading

The Broncos play that tore the heart out of the Panthers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – On the sixth snap of Cam Newton’s Super Bowl, Von Miller charged at him from the edge, hit him face first and promptly ripped the football out of his hands. Continue reading

‘Super Bowl’ 50 Commercials: The good, the bad, and the WTF?

Who’s got time to sit around for hours just to see the thing everybody will be talking about Monday morning: The Super Bowl commercials? We’ve rounded up the best and the worst for you as well as a “WTF?” section with the ones that went over our heads, so are either genius or utter garbage — we can’t decide. The article will be updated throughout the game, so come back and let us know if we missed any that belong on the list, good or bad Continue reading

Dominant D carries Manning, Broncos to 24-10 Super Bowl win

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With his prolific passing and complete control of the game at the line of scrimmage, Peyton Manning helped usher in the NFL’s wide-open era of high-scoring offenses and pass-happy game plans. Manning’s possible farewell game in Super Bowl 50 was a throwback to the 1970s when his father Archie was running away from dominant defenses such as the Steel Curtain and Doomsday Continue reading

How Donald Trump, with pizazz and bluster, took on the NFL

By JEFF HORWITZ, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 30 years ago, Donald Trump bought a franchise in the upstart United States Football League. He then led his fellow owners to sue the NFL in a high-stakes antitrust case. Continue reading

Hardcore, bandwaggoners turn out for Super Bowl in Hayne’s hometown

The numbers were modest and the hour a lot less sociable than in California but Australian NFL fans had themselves a proper Super Bowl party in the hometown of San Francisco 49ers punt returner Jarryd Hayne on Monday. Australia has traditionally had one of the highest viewing figures pro rata for the Super Bowl outside the United States with some 200,000 out of a population of 23 million tuning in for the 2014 showpiece. Continue reading

Denver defense kryptonite to Panthers Superman Newton

The Denver Broncos shocked the Carolina Panthers 24-10 as the Super Bowl closed out its first half-century on Sunday with an upset and a cliffhanger as Peyton Manning left everyone guessing about his future. As a glittering shower of golden confetti fell on Levi’s Stadium, Manning appeared to have penned the fairytale ending to a Hall of Fame career ready to ride off into the sunset holding the Vince Lombardi trophy, the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl and the first to win championships for two franchises Continue reading

Exclusive: U.S. athletes should consider not attending Olympics if fear Zika: officials

The logos of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are pictured next to a message on a screen that reads ”Message about Zika” during a media briefing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 2, 2016. NEWS.GNOM.ES/Ricardo Moraes The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August Continue reading