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This Jan. 26, 1986 photo shows Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka reaching to shake hands with New England Patriots coach Raymond Berry after the Bears won Super Bowl XX in New Orleans. Ditka is being carried by William Perry, right, and Steve McMichael. (AP Photo/File)

Gov. declares ‘Mike Ditka Day,’ honors ‘Da Coach’

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It’s Ditka Day in Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn’s office says Monday that he’s declared it “Mike Ditka Day” in honor of the former Chicago Bears player and football coach whose jersey […]

12/09/2013

MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NJ officials plan to avoid ‘Super’ power failure

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With the memory of last February’s Super Bowl power outage front and center, officials have laid out plans for how they plan to avoid a similar problem at MetLife Stadium […]

11/14/2013

Aug. 15, 1987, photo provided by the NFL shows Los Angeles Raiders tight end Todd Christensen (46) during a preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/NFL Photos)

Former Raiders TE Todd Christensen dies at 57

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With his penchant for poetry, Todd Christensen never fit the Raiders’ renegade mold. But that didn’t keep him from becoming one of the team’s best all-time tight ends. A five-time […]

11/13/2013

In this Feb. 1, 2013 photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during an NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game news conference at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

NFL preps its biggest game for the biggest stage

Fans in the stands at Super Bowls past only think they’ve seen it all. They’ve been sun-burned in Los Angeles, soaked in Miami and buffeted by winds at stops in between. Deafened during flyovers. Titillated […]

11/07/2013

‘New Girl,’ new sitcom get post-Super Bowl spots

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox says the plum post-Super Bowl slot next February will be filled by two of its comedies. “New Girl” and freshman series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will air on Fox after the […]

10/18/2013

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Twitter tunes in to TV partnerships ahead of IPO

NEW YORK (AP) — People don’t just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales — and advertisers and networks […]

10/07/2013

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning holds the game ball after an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Denver. The Broncos won 49-27. Manning threw a record-tying seven touchdown passes — something no one had done in 44 years. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Are you ready for some football? You bet!

Well, it’s that time of year again, when Americans across the land take an extended break from being productive at work, paying attention to trouble spots overseas, or noticing they have a family. Our long […]

09/06/2013

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams, left, and Riley Cooper push each other during practice at the NFL football team's training facility, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Riley Cooper, Cary Williams scuffle at practice

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first punch thrown at Riley Cooper since it became known he made a racial remark didn’t come from an opponent, but a teammate. Cooper, who left the Philadelphia Eagles for three […]

09/05/2013

Indianapolis Colts NFL football team owner Jim Irsay talks about the city's bid for the 2018 Super Bowl during an announcement in front of the downtown skyline in Indianapolis, Aug. 30, 2013. The city hosted the 2012 Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indy announces plans to seek 2018 Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis wants to host the Super Bowl in 2018 after winning praise for its handling of the NFL’s showcase event in 2012. The city notified the NFL of its intentions Friday ahead […]

08/30/2013

GM gets back in the Super Bowl game

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is bringing its ads back to football’s biggest game. The automaker says its Chevrolet brand is returning to next year’s Super Bowl because the game falls in the middle of […]

08/23/2013

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In memo, union tells NFL players HGH testing close

The NFL Players Association “tentatively agreed” to let the league take 40 blood samples for HGH tests each week during the season, with a positive result drawing a four-game suspension, according to a memo the […]

08/13/2013

Joe Namath as New York Jets quarterback in 1969. (AP Photo)

Namath to help open renovated hall

Joe Namath knows something about making history. So when the Pro Football Hall of Fame asked him to cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the renovated shrine in Canton, Ohio, Namath guaranteed he’d […]

06/28/2013

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