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  • Howard University grad applies for loan, ends up in Super Bowl ad

    When he applied for a loan, Brandon Williams just wanted to fix up his San Diego condo — but he ended up in a Super Bowl commercial.

  • Manziel’s troubles mount, police open criminal investigation

    Johnny Manziel’s troubles — both legal and personal — are worsening. A scrambling quarterback who can usually wriggle his way out of a predicament, Manziel is under pressure unlike any he’s felt before. Dallas police…

  • Inglewood’s stadium rising soon, hoping to host Super Bowls

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The 50-yard line is still dirt and weeds around a protruding yellow pipe used for water table measurement. There isn’t much more than vacant space and idle construction equipment within a…

  • Super Bowl champions haven’t always been ‘super’

    They have the gaudy rings and the rest of the swag that comes with being a Super Bowl champion. The prism of history, however, isn’t so kind. Some years, the team that rampaged through the…

  • Johnny Manziel’s father worried quarterback self-destructing

    CLEVELAND (AP) — With Johnny Manziel’s professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for the troubled quarterback’s safety. Manziel is facing a criminal investigation by police following allegations that he…

  • The Latest: Browns owner reached out Manziel, no response

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel (all times local): ___ 11:50 p.m. Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says he hasn’t been able to reach troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel. Haslam told reporters…

  • Imagine this: measuring NFL player performance worth $50,000

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 30-year-old logistics and operations worker from Seattle has won a Super Bowl technology contest that earned him $50,000 and tickets to the game. Colin Edwards’ idea, called “PlayerMetrics,” was selected…

  • Thomas’ mom to watch from the stands, not the cell this time

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Demaryius Thomas’ mother will watch the Super Bowl from the stands at Levi’s Stadium, decked out in an officially licensed orange No. 88 jersey. The last time the Denver Broncos…

  • Unabashed gluttony takes center stage at Philly’s Wing Bowl

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With those around him sick and stuffed, Dennis Rodman needed to brush up on the rulebook. When a queasy chicken-wing contest competitor could digest no longer and heaved brown, lumpy chunks on…

  • Chillin’ with a special recipe for the Super Bowl

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A game 50 years in the making deserves a meal that can measure up, or at least try. Hormel Chili has created a “Chili Bowl 50″ that includes 50 ingredients for…

  • Both teams have spirited final practices before Super Bowl

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers wrapped up preparations for Super Bowl 50 with spirited practices Friday with nearly perfect performances from Peyton Manning and Cam Newton. Both quarterbacks missed just…

  • Manning last game? Newton’s finest moment? We’ll see

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Peyton Manning’s last game? Cam Newton’s finest moment? For all the golden tinge the NFL is placing on Super Bowl 50, this one just might come down to how the…

  • Goodell encourages NFL teams to fairly pay cheerleaders

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he is encouraging NFL teams to properly compensate cheerleaders. Goodell, speaking at his annual Super Bowl news conference Friday, said he respects the cheerleaders’ role for…

  • Former LB Bill Romanowski: Most NFL players likely have CTE

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bill Romanowski sustained 20 documented concussions, and certainly more he doesn’t know about, during his 16-year NFL career as a linebacker. He was hardly surprised to learn this week that late…

  • NFL Injury Report

    NEW YORK (AP) — The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league: CAROLINA PANTHERS at DENVER BRONCOS — PANTHERS: PROBABLE: DE Jared Allen (foot), LB Thomas Davis (forearm), RB Mike Tolbert…