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» Friday, February 12, 2016

Packers bring back defensive tackle Letroy Guion

7:31 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Green Bay Packers have re-signed defensive tackle Letroy Guion, a move that could impact the return of fellow lineman B.J. Raji.

Detroit Lions sign tackle Lamar Holmes

7:29 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed tackle Lamar Holmes.

Contracts of Coples and McCain terminated by Miami Dolphins

6:25 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The contracts of defensive end Quinton Coples and cornerback Brice McCain have been terminated by the Miami Dolphins, saving the team about $10 million in salary cap space.

Talib, Jackson, Webb fined for Super Bowl infractions

5:38 PM

Denver Broncos fiery cornerback Aqib Talib's taunting and face mask fouls proved costlier five days later than they did in Super Bowl 50.

Broncos basking in glory of first title since ’99

4:05 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) While general manager John Elway maps out plans to keep his team intact, the Denver Broncos are enjoying the spoils of their Super Bowl victory.

Packers bring back defensive tackle Letroy Guion

3:06 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Green Bay Packers have re-signed defensive tackle Letroy Guion, a move that could impact the return of fellow lineman B.J. Raji.

Packers bring back defensive tackle Letroy Guion

2:54 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Green Bay Packers have re-signed defensive tackle Letroy Guion, a move that could impact the return of fellow lineman B.J. Raji.

Steelers sign long snapper Greg Warren to a 1-year deal

2:48 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Greg Warren is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jaguars sign cornerback Johnson to free-agent contract

1:55 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed first-year cornerback Josh Johnson to a free-agent contract, making him part of the team's 90-man offseason roster.

Running back Matt Forte done in Chicago after 8 seasons

1:39 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Matt Forte won't be returning to the Chicago Bears for a ninth season.

Football used in 1958 title game auctioned for $62,140

12:08 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) The football that Johnny Unitas threw to Raymond Berry for a touchdown in the historic 1958 NFL Championship game has been sold for $62,140 at an auction.

Running back Matt Forte done in Chicago after 8 seasons

12:08 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Matt Forte won't be returning to the Chicago Bears for a ninth season.

McCoy’s lawyer: No decision on charges until next week

11:11 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) An attorney for Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says he's been told no decision will be made until next week on charges over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured.

» Thursday, February 11, 2016

Colts promote assistants Tim Berbenich, Jim Hostler

8:56 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano completed his revamped coaching staff Thursday, promoting Tim Berbenich to offensive assistant and assistant quarterbacks coach and naming Jim Hostler tight ends coach.

Raiders agree to extension to remain at Oakland Coliseum

8:50 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders agreed to a one-year extension lease extension on Thursday to remain at the Oakland Coliseum through the 2016 season - and possibly beyond.

Raiders agree to extension to remain at Oakland Coliseum

7:50 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders agreed to a one-year extension lease extension to remain at the Oakland Coliseum on Thursday.

Lions sign Jerry Franklin, former Bears and Chiefs LB

5:50 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed linebacker Jerry Franklin.

Raiders re-sign safety Nate Allen

5:33 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders re-signed safety Nate Allen on Thursday, two days after they released him.

Falcons early PSL sales blow projections ’out of the water’

3:26 PM

ATLANTA (AP) Personal seat license sales for the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium have surpassed expectations set by the firm handling the process for the team.

Peyton Manning has a little fun with little brother Eli

2:16 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Peyton Manning had a little fun with little brother Eli's sad face at the Super Bowl during an appearance on NBC's ''Tonight Show.''

Falcons early PSL sales blow projections ’out of the water’

2:05 PM

ATLANTA (AP) Personal seat license sales for the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium have surpassed expectations set by the firm handling the process for the team.

Peyton Manning has a little fun with little brother Eli

1:44 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Peyton Manning had a little fun with little brother Eli's sad face at the Super Bowl during an appearance on NBC's ''Tonight Show.''

Giants hire former Lions general manager for front office

12:16 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have hired former Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew as their director of football operations/special projects.

Peyton Manning has a little fun with little brother Eli

10:59 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Peyton Manning had a little fun with little brother Eli's sad face at the Super Bowl during an appearance on NBC's ''Tonight Show.''

» Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Broncos parade through Denver, leave questions for later

7:08 PM

DENVER (AP) - From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver Broncos convoy made its way through streets lined with blue-and-orange clad fans.

Correction: Super Bowl-Broncos Parade story

6:58 PM

DENVER (AP) In a story Feb. 9 about Denver celebrating the Broncos Super Bowl victory, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a fan and several of her relatives. The fan was Dorothy Ayze, not Ayce. Her daughter is Judy Klade, not Judy Ayce. Her granddaughter is Amanda Skenadore, not Amanda Ayce.

Beason retires, Schwartz and Beatty released by Giants

6:11 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have started to restructure their roster for their first season under coach Ben McAdoo.

Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant indicted on drug charges

5:15 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant has been indicted on two felony drug charges.

Beason retires, Schwartz and Beatty released by Giants

5:08 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have started to restructure their roster for their first season under coach Ben McAdoo.

Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant indicted on drug charges

4:41 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant has been indicted on two felony drug charges.

Panthers turn page to 2016 after deflating Super Bowl loss

2:54 AM

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) Dave Gettleman has been on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to Super Bowl - winning two with the New York Giants as a front office assistant and losing on Sunday as general manager of the Carolina Panthers.

» Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Broncos parade through Denver, leave questions for later

9:18 PM

DENVER (AP) From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver Broncos convoy made its way through streets lined with blue-and-orange clad fans.

Browns deny lying about Johnny Manziel’s concussion

8:30 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns are defending their handling of Johnny Manziel's late-season concussion.

New York Jets coach Todd Bowles fills 3 vacancies on staff

8:14 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets coach Todd Bowles has filled three vacancies on his staff, including promoting John Scott Jr. from defensive quality control coach to assistant defensive line coach.

Rams owner buys historic Waggoner Ranch, largest in US

6:22 PM

VERNON, Texas (AP) A billionaire sports mogul has purchased a Texas mega-ranch that has been operated by one family for nearly a century.

Obama congratulates Broncos on Super Bowl win

5:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says via Twitter that he has passed along his congratulations to the Denver Broncos for winning the Super Bowl.

Prosecutors weigh charges against LeSean McCoy in club brawl

5:53 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Prosecutors are reviewing a police file as they decide whether to charge Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy in a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured.

Raiders cut ties with S Nate Allen after 1 season in Oakland

5:31 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have terminated the contract of safety Nate Allen.

Colts release Ryan Lindley, hire 5 new assistant coaches

5:30 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts released backup quarterback Ryan Lindley and hired new assistants to their coaching staff Tuesday.

Browns deny lying about Johnny Manziel’s concussion

4:55 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns are defending their handling of Johnny Manziel's late-season concussion.

The Latest: Broncos fans stream out of downtown after parade

4:54 PM

DENVER (AP) The Latest on the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl victory parade (all times local):

Broncos parade through Denver, leave questions for later

4:49 PM

DENVER (AP) Tens of thousands of fans cheered the Denver Broncos as the Super Bowl champions paraded through downtown Tuesday, putting aside some big questions about the future of the team for now.

Broncos revel in parade amid questions about Manning, Miller

4:41 PM

DENVER (AP) It took John Elway 15 years to experience a parade as a quarterback. As an executive, only five.

Falcons owner Blank to have surgery for prostate cancer

4:26 PM

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is planning surgery for what he says is a treatable form of prostate cancer.

Broncos parade through Denver, leave questions for later

3:55 PM

DENVER (AP) Tens of thousands of fans cheered the Denver Broncos as the Super Bowl champions paraded through downtown Tuesday, putting aside some big questions about the future of the team for now.

Browns deny lying about Johnny Manziel’s concussion

3:29 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns say Johnny Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion late in the season by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL Network report they lied about the injury to cover up the troubled quarterback showing up intoxicated for practice.

The Latest: Denver Broncos parade through Mile High City

2:37 PM

DENVER (AP) The Latest on the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl victory parade (all times local):

Denver Broncos bask in spotlight of loyal fans

1:44 PM

DENVER (AP) Will Peyton Manning be back? Can Denver keep this top-ranked defense together? Big questions loom over the Super Bowl-champion Broncos. But Tuesday wasn't the time to think about that. Tuesday was parade day - an opportunity to bask in the spotlight of orange-and-blue clad fans after a 24-10 win over Carolina.

Newton defends actions at Super Bowl: ’I will not conform’

1:40 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Cam Newton isn't apologizing for acting like a ''sore loser'' after the Super Bowl.

Titans release veteran safety Michael Griffin after 9 years

12:52 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have released safety Michael Griffin after nine seasons in their first step toward improving their secondary.

The Latest: Denver’s Super Bowl party kicks off with concert

12:39 PM

DENVER (AP) The Latest on the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl victory parade (all times local):

Party like it’s 1999: Denver to celebrate another Super Bowl

7:07 AM

DENVER (AP) Denver's getting ready to party like it's 1999.

Record $132.5M bet on Super Bowl at Nevada sports books

3:38 AM

So you thought the Panthers and Broncos would put up a lot more points in Super Bowl 50, that Carolina quarterback Cam Newton would score at least once and probably be named the game's most valuable player?

» Monday, February 8, 2016

Panthers, Patriots early favorites to win 2017 Super Bowl

10:38 PM

Carolina and New England are the early favorites at Nevada sportsbooks to win the 2017 Super Bowl, followed by the Seahawks, Packers and Steelers.

Chargers hire businessman to lead stadium initiative effort

10:26 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Chargers chairman Dean Spanos hired businessman and former developer Fred Maas on Monday to head the team's citizens' initiative process to get a measure for a new stadium on the November ballot.

Budweiser didn’t pay for Manning’s post-Super Bowl shout out

8:55 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) No, Anheuser-Busch didn't pay Peyton Manning to say he'd be drinking a lot of Budweiser after winning the Super Bowl.

Mayor of Super Bowl host city says he’s retiring this week

8:32 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Mayor of Santa Clara says he is retiring as of Tuesday, just two days after his city hosted Super Bowl 50.

Manziel’s ex-girlfriend says she lost some hearing in attack

7:33 PM

DALLAS (AP) Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend said in an affidavit the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing in one ear.

Campaigns target Super Bowl viewers in early primary states

6:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Among Super Bowl advertisements for Doritos, dachshunds chasing ketchup bottles and Dame Helen Mirren encouraging responsible alcohol consumption, football fans in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada also got a dose of presidential politics.

Saints release guard Evans, 3 others; add 1 player

5:46 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The Saints have released four-time All-Pro right guard Jahri Evans, who has started for all 10 seasons since New Orleans drafted him out of Division II Bloomsburg in 2006.

LeSean McCoy investigated over fight with off-duty cops

5:35 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl early Sunday that left two off-duty police officers injured, one with a broken nose and broken ribs and the other with a possible skull fracture.

Falcons cut 2 defensive starters: S Moore and LB Durant

5:18 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons started their offseason overhaul Monday by releasing a pair of defensive starters: longtime safety William Moore and linebacker Justin Durant.

Agent confirms Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

5:09 PM

SEATTLE (AP) When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back.

Super Bowl gets 111.9 million viewers, down from last year

4:33 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year's average of 111.9 million viewers for Denver's victory over Carolina is down from the past two years.

Miller awaits offseason filled with fun, financial reward

3:56 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) On top of his game and now the world, Von Miller's docket is quickly filling up.

Manning spoils his fans again, walks off with a second title

3:55 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Everyone got spoiled.

Will Osweiler step in as Peyton steps out in Denver?

3:36 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) One of the biggest winners from the Super Bowl didn't even take a snap.

Biography of Brett Favre coming out in November

3:13 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Brett Favre, selected last weekend for the NFL Hall of Fame, will be the subject of a biography coming out in November.

Falcons hire former Chiefs assistant GM Joel Collier

3:10 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons continue to shake up their front office, hiring Joel Collier as director of pro personnel.

Eagles release wide receiver Riley Cooper after 6 seasons

3:02 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles say they have released wide receiver Riley Cooper after six seasons.

Bengals sign free agents Chykie Brown, Darryl Baldwin

3:01 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals signed cornerback Chykie Brown and offensive tackle Darryl Baldwin on Monday, adding free agents who didn't play in the NFL last season.

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

2:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Donald Trump was known in New York by 1984 as a flashy newcomer to Manhattan real estate. But football, not business, was what drew 60 young women to the Trump Tower in early January of that year.

Trump: Unlikely he’d run for president if he had NFL team

12:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Donald Trump's flirtation with professional football lasted for three decades. He never ended up with an NFL franchise despite repeated demonstrations of interest.

Audi tearjerker, ’Puppymonkeybaby’ among Super Bowl winners

11:24 AM

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. Here are the advertisers whose gamble paid off, and those who dropped the ball.

Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl ads

11:20 AM

NEW YORK (AP) From a strange creature called ''Puppymonkeybaby'' to a tear-inducing Audi ad, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to heartfelt messages.

QB Newton struggles in 1st Super Bowl, Panthers lose 24-10

11:10 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) A dejected Cam Newton sat slouching behind the podium on Sunday night, wearing a black Panthers hoodie and a frown.

Bronco fans celebrate Super Bowl win in Denver streets

9:54 AM

DENVER (AP) Thousands of Broncos fans celebrated Denver's Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers in downtown streets and amateur fireworks lit up the sky around town. Police reported some arrests but no major damage or injuries.

Column: As ugly as it was, it was beautiful for Manning

4:57 AM

SANTA CLARA, California (AP) A pack of Denver Broncos had just chased a beleaguered Cam Newton around his own end zone one more time, and Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera had seen enough.

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

4:03 AM

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.

Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl 50 ads

3:33 AM

NEW YORK (AP) From a strange creature called ''Puppymonkeybaby'' to a tear-inducing Audi ad, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to heartfelt messages.

Aqib Talib calls Levi’s Stadium turf "terrible"

2:41 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) T.J. Ward slipped twice on the same play.

Newton, Panthers vow to get back to Super Bowl after loss

2:31 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Carolina quarterback Cam Newton didn't say much after the Panthers lost Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, but the league's MVP did promise this: ''We'll be back.''

Broncos linebacker Von Miller earns Super Bowl MVP honors

1:09 AM

SANTA CLARA, California (AP) Denver linebacker Von Miller harassed Carolina quarterback Cam Newton from start to finish Sunday, forcing two fumbles, making 2-1/2 sacks and earning MVP honors in the Super Bowl.

Denver’s defense brings home the Lombardi

1:06 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Seven sacks. Four takeaways. Ten measly points.

Tweet from Lynch indicates possible retirement

1:01 AM

SEATTLE (AP) Marshawn Lynch was at the center of attention in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday night.

No masterpiece, but Manning rides off with a win

12:36 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The best thing for Peyton Manning is that he won the Super Bowl.

Manning not confirming, but likely to retire on high

12:18 AM

SANTA CLARA, California (AP) The best thing for Peyton Manning is that he won the Super Bowl.

Wade Phillips earns his first Super Bowl title

12:05 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Wade Phillips stood at the podium, pumped his right hand in the air and screamed: ''Yes!''

» Sunday, February 7, 2016

Review: Coldplay lets Beyonce, Bruno Mars overshadow band

11:38 PM

Give Chris Martin and Coldplay credit: It takes a certain lack of ego for musicians to essentially let themselves be upstaged at their own Super Bowl show.

Ealy does it all on defense in Panthers Super Bowl defeat

11:35 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Kony Ealy wrapped his arms around Peyton Manning's right leg to pull down the Denver quarterback.

AP Photos: Denver Broncos win Super Bowl 24-10 over Carolina

11:35 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Von Miller and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

The Latest: Eli Manning outshone many ads on social media

11:07 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The latest developments in Super Bowl commercials before, during and after the Big Game:

The Latest: Broncos beat Panthers to win Super Bowl

10:28 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

The Latest: Broncos lead Panthers 24-10 late in fourth

10:21 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

The Latest: Helen Mirren insults drunk drivers

10:19 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The latest developments in Super Bowl commercials before, during and after the Big Game:

The Latest: Gano kicks FG; Denver’s lead cut to 16-10

9:57 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

The Latest: It’s all about guts at Super Bowl 50

9:57 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The latest developments in Super Bowl commercials before, during and after the Big Game:

The Latest: Broncos lead Panthers 16-7 after 3 quarters

9:41 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

The Latest: McManus connects, Broncos lead Panthers 16-7

9:27 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

The Latest: Gano missed FG, Broncos lead Panthers 13-7.

9:08 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

The Latest: Puppymonkeybaby has a parody account on Twitter

8:44 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The latest developments in Super Bowl commercials before, during and after the Big Game:

The Latest: Defenses dominate, Broncos lead Panthers 13-7.

8:44 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

Broncos take 13-7 halftime lead over Panthers in Super Bowl

8:44 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Malik Jackson recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown and Jordan Norwood set up another Denver score with the longest punt return in Super Bowl history and the Broncos took a 13-7 halftime lead over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Sam Hunt: Playing Super Bowl blends love for music, sports

8:22 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) As a kid, Sam Hunt dreamt of playing in the Super Bowl. And he was on the right path as a quarterback for both Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The Latest: Hulk chases Ant-Man through city for a mini-Coke

8:22 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The latest developments in Super Bowl commercials before, during and after the Big Game:

The Latest: McManus kicks field goal, Broncos lead 13-7

8:08 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

The Latest: Stewart’s TD run gets Panthers within 10-7

7:46 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

The Latest: Broncos lead Panthers 10-0 after 1 quarter

7:32 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

The Latest: RB Stewart returns to game after injuring foot

7:28 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

The Latest: Broncos jump ahead 10-0 after defense scores

7:20 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

The Latest: Manning and Broncos will get ball first

6:41 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

The Latest: Obamas celebrate Super Bowl with wings and pizza

5:29 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

Panthers LB Davis active, ready to go despite broken arm

5:22 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will play in the Super Bowl despite breaking his arm two weeks ago in the NFC championship game.

The Latest: Newton, Manning arrive at Super Bowl

4:26 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

The Latest: Stephen Curry to bang ’Keep Pounding’ drum

3:38 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

The Latest: Track the Super Bowl on Empire State Building

3:22 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

Security heavy and visible around Super Bowl

2:52 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

Breakfast at the Super Bowl: Eggs for tailgate meal

2:41 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

Trump: No White House run if he’d bought the Buffalo Bills

1:50 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Donald Trump's flirtation with professional football lasted for three decades. He never ended up with an NFL franchise despite repeated demonstrations of interest.

Kindred-spirit QBs Favre, Stabler voted into Hall of Fame

7:30 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The first NFL game Brett Favre ever attended, as a teenager growing up in Mississippi, was the final home game of Ken ''The Snake'' Stabler's career.

Super Bowl’s Broncos, Panthers excel at defense differently

2:52 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) In an era when rule changes and offensive innovations have made offense the determining factor in most games, it's noteworthy that a pair of teams built on strong defenses will fight out the Super Bowl.

MVP Newton, Watt, Rivera, Berry big winners of NFL awards

2:24 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Cam Newton is now a Super Bowl quarterback with an MVP award.

» Saturday, February 6, 2016

J.J. Watt wins NFL Defensive Player award

10:42 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) J.J. Watt has won The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year award for the third time.

Cam Newton wins NFL Most Valuable Player award

9:58 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Cam Newton has won The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide.

If Johnny Manziel wants help, NFL is ready to give it

9:38 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) If Johnny Manziel wants help, the NFL and its players are ready to step in.

Cam Newton wins NFL Offensive Player award

9:34 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Cam Newton's spectacular season has earned him The Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year award.

Carolina’s Ron Rivera wins Coach of Year for 2nd time

9:31 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Ron Rivera has won The Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year award for the second time in three years.

Chiefs CB Peters wins top defensive rookie award

8:48 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Kansas City's Marcus Peters is the first cornerback in 17 years to win The Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

KC safety Berry recovers from lymphoma, wins comeback award

8:41 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Kansas City safety Eric Berry, who missed 10 games the previous season battling lymphoma, then returned to the Chiefs to become an All-Pro, has won The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.

Rams RB Gurley wins top offensive rookie award

8:20 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley, who came off knee surgery in college to rush for 1,106 yards, has won The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Denver’s Wade Phillips wins assistant coach award

8:02 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has won The Associated Press NFL Assistant Coach of the Year award.

Teammates, coaches say Cam Newton’s success not by accident

7:05 PM

SAN JOSE, California (AP) Cam Newton didn't just stumble into becoming the NFL's best player.

Panthers too good, versatile for Broncos No. 1 defense

4:08 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The Denver Broncos and their top defense haven't seen anything quite like Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, the No. 1 scoring offense in the league.

Denver brings dominant defense into Super Bowl 50

4:05 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Peyton Manning wanted to make one thing perfectly clear when he arrived in the Golden Gate City for the golden anniversary of the Super Bowl: ''Our defense is what got us here.''

Von Miller, 2 other Broncos fined by NFL for AFC title game

3:04 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Denver Broncos Von Miller, T.J. Ward and Shiloh Keo have been fined $23,152 each by the NFL for actions in their victory over the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game.

Little-known receivers help Panthers get to Super Bowl

1:53 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Cam Newton throws passes to a bunch of no-name receivers.

Despite troubles aplenty, NFL and Super Bowl popular as ever

1:28 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached.

Super Busts: The best teams to not win the Super Bowl

12:56 PM

They had the stars, the swagger and the sparkling record to prove it.

Manziel’s troubles mount, police open criminal investigation

12:25 PM

Johnny Manziel's troubles - both legal and personal - are worsening.

Woman convicted in ex-quarterback fraud scheme rebuilds life

9:27 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Wealthy widow Anita Barney lost nearly her entire fortune to an ex-Ohio State quarterback who defrauded her of hundreds of thousands of dollars to feed a gambling addiction that left him banished from the NFL.

» Friday, February 5, 2016

Bucs WR Vincent Jackson wins NFL military award

10:02 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Vincent Jackson's commitment to supporting the military has earned him the NFL's Salute To Service Award.

Super Bowl ads go for the safety

3:48 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Talking animals, celebrity cameos and crowd-pleasing rock songs: This year's Super Bowl advertisers are sticking to the classics in their efforts to win over Big Game viewers on Sunday.

Both kickers hoping Super Bowl 50 comes down to them

3:24 AM

SANTA CLARA, California (AP) It may not be the mighty legs of Cam Newton or the beautiful mind of Peyton Manning that will decide who wins Sunday when the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos meet in the Super Bowl.

Unlikely Super Bowl stars from Timmy Smith to Larry Brown

2:28 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Super Bowl history is filled with great performances from the biggest stars, such as Jerry Rice, Tom Brady and Emmitt Smith.

Mike Tolbert is a rare, old-school fullback in today’s NFL

2:26 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Mike Tolbert is the best at a position that's going out of style.

Ex-49ers owner DeBartolo anxiously awaits Hall of Fame fate

2:24 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Edward DeBartolo Jr. played no favorites. When it came to the way he treated his employees, from the stars on the field to the office workers behind the scenes, nobody argued how much he cared.

Ohio plant workers take pride in making Super Bowl footballs

2:01 AM

ADA, Ohio (AP) Every time Peyton Manning throws a pass or Cam Newton takes off to run in Sunday's Super Bowl, they'll be gripping a football made in a quaint Ohio village 2,000 miles away.

Manziel not charged despite claims he hit ex-girlfriend

1:34 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) Despite disturbing allegations that he struck his ex-girlfriend, troubled Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has not been charged with a crime and two Texas police departments have closed their cases on a possible assault.

J.J. Watt feels concussions are an expected injury

1:12 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt says he knew concussions were a risk when he decided to play football, so he's not any more alarmed by the studies of prolonged head trauma suffered by NFL players.

Broncos take a chance, and it pays off with Kubiak

12:40 AM

SANTA CLARA, California (AP) It's hard to know who took the bigger risk when the Denver Broncos hired Gary Kubiak as head coach.

Super Bowl 50 Capsule

12:27 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) A capsule look at the Super Bowl matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers:

» Thursday, February 4, 2016

Broncos, Panthers have full participation in practice

9:44 PM

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers had full participation at practice from all 53 players on their respective rosters on Thursday.

NFL critic crashes news conference about concussions

9:40 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) An uninvited guest at the NFL's annual pre-Super Bowl news conference about health and safety, Chris Nowinski stood nearby and listened Thursday as one of the league's chief advisers about concussions declined to acknowledge a link between football and the brain disease called CTE.

Union: Raiders, Jaguars far under spending minimum

9:29 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars are the only two NFL teams below the 89 percent cash spending required by next year, and they are significantly under the minimum, the players' union said Thursday.

Coldplay to honor past, present and future at Super Bowl

9:25 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin says the band's Super Bowl halftime show will try to honor the past, present and future.

Manning’s legal team looked into documentary

9:22 PM

Private investigators working for Peyton Manning visited the source of a report that he and other star athletes had obtained performance-enhancing drugs before the documentary aired late last year, according to a report from The Washington Post on Thursday.

Fan gets suite sleepover at Levi’s night before game

9:13 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) One suite at Levi's Stadium is going to get a little extra use on Super Bowl weekend.

Cam, Kuechly aside, Panthers loaded with veterans

8:27 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The Carolina Panthers are older than you think.

Lions’ website says Sheldon White relieved of his duties

7:49 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have relieved Sheldon White of his duties, according to a report on the team's website.

’Keep pounding’ has become a way of life for Panthers

7:45 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) ''Keep pounding.''

Column: Goodell riding high, and so is the unstoppable NFL

7:02 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Roger Goodell might as well mail this one in.

Denver’s Marshall and Trevathan bounce back from injuries

6:23 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Super Bowl linebackers getting all the attention this week are Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis.

TV deal means Las Vegas fans won’t miss Super Bowl after all

6:16 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) Las Vegas football fans won't miss the Super Bowl after all.

AP Source: NFL planning game next season in Mexico

5:25 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The NFL is planning to play a regular-season game in Mexico City this year, with the Raiders hosting the Texans.

Coldplay to honor past present and future at Super Bowl

4:03 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin says the band's Super Bowl halftime show will try to honor the past, present and future.

CBS aims to strike balance with added Super Bowl cameras

3:55 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) With some 70 cameras located from the pylons in the end zone to those isolated on single players, the ability to show plays from a 360-degree perspective and tracking technology that determines how fast and far players run, almost no aspect of the Super Bowl will be out of reach for the CBS crew.

Browns say they’re interested in Columbus practice facility

3:40 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Cleveland Browns said Thursday that 2016 summer training camp will be at their Berea facility, as machinations continue to eventually move the camp to Columbus.

Ape at Utah zoo predicts Panthers to win Super Bowl

3:23 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) An ape at the Salt Lake City zoo has predicted the Carolina Panthers will win the Super Bowl.

Goodell to require teams to interview women for exec jobs

3:20 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will implement a ''Rooney Rule'' requiring that women be interviewed for executive positions with teams around the league and in his own office, too.

Some of NFL’s biggest stars never played in Super Bowl

3:07 PM

Some of the NFL's biggest all-time stars have a gaping hole on their playing resumes.

Will Peyton’s dream scenario come true vs Panthers?

2:57 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) It's the perfect scenario, a Hollywood-type script: Peyton Manning emulates John Elway and rides off into the sunset with the Lombardi Trophy in his grip.

The Latest: Browns say 2016 training camp will be in Berea

2:47 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Latest on the Cleveland Browns plans to move their summer training camp to Columbus (all times local):

Broncos’ Smith preparing to play Super Bowl with heavy heart

1:40 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) At first, Antonio Smith thought about running out of the team hotel and catching the first flight home after his mother awakened him with news of his father's death following heart surgery.

Denver (NC) is backing Panthers, not Broncos in Super Bowl

1:19 PM

There are hardly any Broncos fans these days in Denver - not Denver, North Carolina, that is.

Run-DMC to open for Chili Peppers at pre-Super Bowl concert

7:42 AM

ATLANTA (AP) Run-DMC will open up for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at a pre-Super Bowl concert in San Francisco.

Losing in the Super Bowl haunts some players

4:28 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The pain of losing a Super Bowl never really disappears. It drives players who have experienced it to get back and get it right.

From Riggins to Allen to Elway, the best Super Bowl runs

2:41 AM

Last year's Super Bowl is best remembered for a team's unsuccessful decision to throw on what appeared to be an obvious running down near the goal line, the sort of thing that maybe shouldn't surprise anyone, given the emphasis on passing in today's NFL.

» Wednesday, February 3, 2016

49ers reschedule Girl Scouts sleepover at Levi’s Stadium

11:36 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The Girl Scouts of Northern California are getting their big sleepover at Levi's Stadium after all, just rescheduled from its original date.

Furniture Row Racing on different track for Super Bowl

11:10 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Denver-based NASCAR team is in a precarious position among the teams it competes against in the Sprint Cup Series.

EX-Badgers QB Wilson to give Wisconsin commencement speech

10:01 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) The University of Wisconsin says Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will return to Madison this spring to give the school's commencement address.

Ward, Stewart participate in Broncos practice

9:19 PM

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) The Denver Broncos began final preparations for Super Bowl 50 on Wednesday with their two rehabbing starting safeties limited but running freely on the natural grass inside Stanford Stadium.

Dozens protest homeless removal from Super Bowl area

9:08 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Dozens are protesting what they say is the mayor of San Francisco's plan to push homeless people out of the scenic bay-front Embarcadero, where Super Bowl festivities are being held.

Some notable names who walked away as winners

8:53 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) If the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl on Sunday, 39-year-old Peyton Manning will have a chance to join some very select company.

NFL and law enforcement: No credible threat to Super Bowl 50

8:52 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) NFL security leaders and top law enforcement officials say there is ''no credible threat'' to Super Bowl 50.

Halftime at the big game is among the top culture

8:26 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Warren Duncan has something in common with Madonna, Beyonce, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and Prince - and doesn't hesitate to let his grandchildren know about it every year about this time.

Jets sign RB-KR Dri Archer to reserve/future deal

8:12 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed speedy running back-kick returner Dri Archer to a reserve/future contract.

Newton, Panthers stay true to personality at Super Bowl

8:04 PM

SAN JOSE, California (AP) Cam Newton wearing $850 Versace gold and zebra-print pants on a cross-country flight. Josh Norman sporting a Mexican wrestling mask with a Panthers logo and calling himself ''El Bandolero'' on Opening Night. Teammates photobombing each other at news conferences and teaching Miss Universe how to ''dab.''

Document: Ex-NFL star Sharper, US renew plea negotiations

8:04 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Federal court papers state that former NFL star Darren Sharper has renewed plea negotiations with federal prosecutors and is preparing a trial defense - which could indicate that his plea agreement in a drug and sexual assault case is off.

Column: Stabler’s brain damage intrudes on Super Bowl fun

7:54 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) For a guy who loved a good party, it's hard to imagine Ken Stabler ever thought he'd be crashing one this week.

Like Elway, Manning has chance to tie things up with a title

7:42 PM

SANTA CLARA, California (AP) The last time the world saw John Elway in a Broncos uniform, he was facing the stands, both hands aloft, holding his helmet in his left hand, and his right hand clenched into a tight, celebratory fist. He flashed that toothy smile, knowing that a few minutes later, he would be cradling his second Super Bowl trophy.

B. Colquitt wants a SB ring to add to the family collection

6:28 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Broncos punter Britton Colquitt always knew that he would get a Super Bowl ring someday. The only question is whether it'll be bequeathed to him or bestowed upon him.

Microsoft shows off possible future of football viewing

6:01 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Imagine being able to watch all 22 players at the snap with video that expands from your living room television set to the entire wall.

Cam Newton took fancy pants where other pros dare not go

5:11 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Lots of athletes have style, but could they rock the Cam pants?

5 of the most memorable Super Bowl halftimes

5:05 PM

Coldplay tries to make its mark before 100 million people Sunday at halftime of the Super Bowl. Here are five of the most memorable shows, for different reasons.

With results ’unacceptable’, owner promises to fix Titans

5:05 PM

Tennessee controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk is promising season-ticket holders she will do ''everything in her power'' to return the franchise to the success the Titans enjoyed 15 years ago.

Halftime at the big game is among the top culture moments

4:55 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Warren Duncan has something in common with Madonna, Beyonce, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and Prince - and doesn't hesitate to let his grandchildren know about it every year about this time.

Osweiler and Anderson are better than your average backups

4:18 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Backup quarterbacks are always one play away from being the man, and preparing for the Super Bowl is no different.

Father of Broncos D-lineman dies

3:21 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Denver Broncos defensive lineman Antonio Smith plans to play in the Super Bowl despite learning of his father's death Wednesday.

Denver Broncos’ Ryan Murphy questioned in prostitution sting

2:49 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Broncos coach Gary Kubiak says he's disappointed he had to send home one of his practice squad players who was caught up in a prostitution sting a few miles from the team hotel.

Former NFL quarterback Ken Stabler had brain disease CTE

1:35 PM

BOSTON (AP) Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers said Wednesday.

Las Vegas fans scramble as cable fight threatens Super Bowl

12:40 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) From the taco bar to the chicken wings, Me Ray Shook has long had the potluck planned for her annual Super Bowl party. It's how to watch the big game that she hasn't figured out.

Jets hire Brant Boyer as special teams coordinator

11:53 AM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have hired former Indianapolis Colts assistant Brant Boyer as their special teams coordinator, replacing the fired Bobby April on Todd Bowles' coaching staff.

Former NFL quarterback Ken Stabler had brian disease CTE

8:24 AM

BOSTON (AP) Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, an NFL and Super Bowl MVP who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers said Wednesday.

’What If’ moments that defined Super Bowl legacies

2:16 AM

Imagine a world where the name Scott Norwood evokes awe in Buffalo, not ''aww, dude.''

Super Bowl rosters filled with castoffs from other teams

2:16 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Evan Mathis got released by the Eagles because Chip Kelly didn't want to give the two-time Pro Bowl guard a raise. Kurt Coleman got dumped by Kelly a year earlier.

The party’s over: Browns to part ways with Johnny Manziel

2:15 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) Johnny Manziel famously made his entrance into the NFL by putting on a Browns baseball cap and strutting onto the stage of New York's Radio City Music Hall while rubbing his fingers together.

From O’Brien to Vinatieri, Super Bowl’s most crucial kicks

2:13 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) When the Super Bowl comes down to the kicker, all eyes are on the smallest, least athletic guy on the field.

» Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Newton wants black QB issue put away for good

11:18 PM

SAN JOSE, California (AP) Cam Newton wants any discussion of black quarterbacks in a Super Bowl put away.

Tight ends Olsen and Daniels could be decisive in Super Bowl

9:25 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) In a tight spot, Cam Newton and Peyton Manning just might look for their tight ends.

No language barrier for Cam on Panthers’ Spanish broadcast

8:53 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Excitement transcends all languages, and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a good quip was asked Tuesday about the popularity of the team's Spanish language radio broadcasters.

Raiders still seeking info on Mario Edwards’ injury

8:44 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Oakland Raiders are still seeking answers about the significant neck injury that sidelined rookie defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. in the final month of the season.

NFL considers use of video on sideline tablets

7:47 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Back when Joe Montana played, he viewed grainy photos of formations between series that were sent to the sideline from the press box attached to a wire with a metal clip.

Eagles agree to 5-year deal with defensive end Vinny Curry

7:45 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Defensive end Vinny Curry and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed on a five-year contract.

Newton: Carolina’s nice guy LB Kuechly has ’alter ego’

7:29 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Luke Kuechly strolls happily through the Carolina Panthers locker room smiling and addressing teammates as he passes.

Practice squad receiver helped Manning get to Super Bowl 50

7:02 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Jordan Taylor sauntered into the locker room, a spiffy custom-made charcoal suit slung over his right shoulder.

Vernon Davis hopes to play a role in Super Bowl with Broncos

7:00 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Vernon Davis got to sleep at home for a night in the Bay Area, stay in the same hotel where he lived during 49ers training camp last summer, and the equipment staff even promised him his old locker at Levi's Stadium this weekend.

Chip off the ol’ Bum: Wade Phillips gets best from Denver D

6:50 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) A few weeks ago, Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips went to great pains to describe glowingly a certain coach with the initials ''B.B.'' - a coach he would go on to out-scheme and beat a few days later to punch his ticket to the Super Bowl.

Column: Norman rides his horse as well as he rides receivers

5:58 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Like many rookies, Josh Norman spent part of his bonus on a new ride when he signed with the Carolina Panthers a few years back.

Robinson to Panthers: Don’t do what I did at Super Bowl

5:52 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Before the Carolina Panthers went to California for the Super Bowl, team broadcaster Eugene Robinson had a message for the players: Don't mess up like I did.

APNewsBreak: Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

5:27 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday.

From Montana to Manning: Superb Super Bowls finishes

4:31 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Every Super Bowl kicks off with the hopes of a thrilling game, capped by a dramatic drive in which the champion seizes control to capture the Lombardi Trophy.

Browns tired of Johnny Manziel’s antics, point to release

2:35 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns are about to throw Johnny Football away.

Jets WR Brandon Marshall added to Super Bowl pregame show

12:49 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall will appear on the Super Bowl pregame show on CBS.

Super Bowl ads this year might be a snooze

11:31 AM

NEW YORK (AP) No GoDaddy. Not a bikini in sight. Service messages instead of crotch or fart jokes. As the Super Bowl turns 50 and faces middle age, will this be the year that advertisers stick to - gasp - good taste?

Newton to Oher: ’I need you’ to play in Carolina

11:08 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) When Cam Newton discovered the Carolina Panthers planned to make a run at signing Michael Oher last offseason, he texted the free agent offensive tackle: ''I need you. I don't want you. I NEED you.''

Panthers, Broncos meet reporters at Super Bowl media circus

3:01 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) What happens when you put Peyton Manning, Miss Universe, an orange-and-blue leprechaun and 200 TV cameras into the same room?

Miller’s the loose leader of the Denver Broncos

2:14 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) When the NFL turned its anvil into a carrot, giving Von Miller a way out of its drug program, Denver's star linebacker was free to be himself this season - and was he ever.

Broncos team buses involved in minor accident

12:16 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The Denver Broncos were prepared for all kinds of wackiness and quirky questions on Super Bowl Opening Night. They ended up getting asked a lot about the wreck they were in an hour earlier.

» Monday, February 1, 2016

Broncos’ Elway won’t rush Manning into decision about future

11:52 PM

SAN JOSE, California (AP) Denver general manager and former All-Star John Elway realizes as well as anyone just how difficult a decision it is for an elite quarterback to retire, and he has no plans of putting pressure on Peyton Manning to make up his mind.

The Latest: Panthers linebacker Davis returns to practice

11:09 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The latest on the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos meeting reporters at media day, now known as Super Bowl Opening Night (all times local):

Lions hire Al Golden as tight ends coach

9:23 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Former Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden has been hired as tight ends coach of the Detroit Lions.

Cardinals re-sign tight end Darren Fells

7:24 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed Darren Fells to a one-year contract.

Browns fans boycotting Johnny Manziel for month on Twitter

6:49 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Floating on an inflatable swan was one thing. Being hunted by a police helicopter was too much.

Raiders look for short-term lease before long-term home

6:44 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) With the Oakland Raiders' hopes of moving to Los Angeles on hold right now, Mayor Libby Schaaf said the team's primary focus is on securing a lease to remain at the Coliseum for the 2016 season.

’Thursday Night Football’ to air on both CBS and NBC

6:41 PM

''Thursday Night Football'' will bounce around among CBS, NBC and NFL Network next season, and league executives are confident fans will find the games just fine.

Raiders DE Justin Tuck retires after 11 NFL seasons

5:38 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck is retiring after 11 seasons in the NFL.

Titans add Keith Willis, Brandon Blaney to defensive staff

5:02 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have hired Keith Willis as an assistant defensive line coach and Brandon Blaney as a defensive assistant.

Son of former Giants’ player pleads guilty in hit-and-run

4:38 PM

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) The son of a former New York Giants Super Bowl champion has pleaded guilty in New Jersey in an assault-by-auto case.

Pharrell, Metallica part of Super Bowl concerts lineup

4:27 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The Super Bowl takes place a week before the Grammys, but the big game is rivaling the awards shows with a plethora of live concerts and on-site musicians, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Metallica to Pharrell and Skrillex.

Former Dallas Cowboy Joseph Randle arrested in Texas

3:51 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Former Dallas Cowboy Joseph Randle has been arrested in Texas after it was determined he was wanted for speeding.

The Super Bowl’s most memorable trick plays

3:19 PM

The appetite for gadgets and gimmicks at the Super Bowl is typically low. Surprising the other team with a safety blitz or deep pass, sure, but the risk of true trickery can often seem too steep with a title on the line.

AP survey: Concussions not most NFL players’ chief concern

11:22 AM

During a 15-year NFL career that sent him pinballing over the middle of the field too many times to count, absorbing hits as wicked as they come, former Denver Broncos receiver Brandon Stokley endured injuries that literally ran from head to toe.

Broncos, Elway driven by desire to honor ailing owner

3:23 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Ever since he returned to his beloved Broncos five years ago, John Elway has been eager to utter four words in particular.

Russell Wilson throws 3 TDs in 49-27 Pro Bowl victory

1:36 AM

HONOLULU (AP) With no Super Bowl trip this season for the Seattle Seahawks, their stars came to play - and dominate - at the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

NFL using videos on tablets at Pro Bowl

1:24 AM

The NFL allowed coaches and players to use video on the Microsoft Surface tablets rather than just still photos for the Pro Bowl in Honolulu on Sunday.

Lions say they’re still giving Johnson time to decide future

12:09 AM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions are still giving Calvin Johnson time to ponder his future.