Thursday, January 31, 2013
The union that represents U.S. professional football players has given Harvard University a US$100 million grant for a study of the range of health problems, from brain damage to heart conditions, that affect current and former players.
New Orleans police are in the middle of an unprecedented security challenge with an estimated 150,000 Super Bowl fans packing the city during the raucous annual buildup to Mardi Gras, when thousands of revelers flock to the historic French Quarter and its restaurants, bars and strip clubs.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
President Barack Obama's comments that he would “think long and hard” before letting a son play American football were shrugged off by Super Bowl coaches on Monday but there was some agreement from players that the game needed to evolve.
Baltimore Ravens players flew into New Orleans on Monday for the Super Bowl, settling into a riverfront hotel three blocks from the San Francisco 49ers, their rivals in Sunday's title game.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The San Francisco 49ers arrived in New Orleans on Sunday with head coach Jim Harbaugh hailing the team's “focus and unity” as they aim for a record-equaling sixth Super Bowl triumph against the Baltimore Ravens.
The NFC beat the AFC in another offensive blowout of a Pro-Bowl on Sunday that could well be the last of the annual NFL all-star games.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Being picked for the National Football League's (NFL) all-star game is an honor reserved for top players. It is a tradition, now in its 63rd year, which began more than a decade before the first Super Bowl was played.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, who was suspended for a season for his part in a pay-for-pain bounty scandal, has been reinstated, the National Football League said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Underrated Joe Flacco said before the season that he thought he was the best quarterback in the NFL, and he backed up his self-confidence by leading the Baltimore Ravens into the Super Bowl.