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  • Cardinals’ Peterson wins Madden Bowl over Eagles’ McCoy

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has won the Madden Bowl, a celebration of the popular Electronic Arts video game. Peterson defeated reigning champion LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles. The digital…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Obama calls for spending surge to burst past ‘sequester’ limits, buoyed by rising economy WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and…

  • Seattle goes indoors; everyone practices again

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — All 53 players on the Seattle Seahawks active roster were full participants in practice for the second straight day ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl against New England. Seattle started the workout…

  • Granddaughter of Saints, Pelicans owner decries lawsuit

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A granddaughter of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson says a lawsuit filed against her grandfather by his estranged heirs is unwarranted and is unnecessarily humiliating the 87-year-old. Dawn…

  • AP Source: Missy Elliott to join Perry for Super Bowl half

    PHOENIX (AP) — Missy Elliott is going to “Work It” at the Super Bowl with Katy Perry. A person familiar with the plans for Sunday’s halftime show told The Associated Press on Thursday that Grammy…

  • NFLPA president Winston says new conduct policy violates CBA

    PHOENIX (AP) — NFL Players Association President Eric Winston says the league’s new personal conduct policy “violates the CBA in several ways and we’re going to be grieving this as far as we can.” The…

  • Jets hire Rex Hogan as senior director of college scouting

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets hired Rex Hogan as the team’s senior director of college scouting on Thursday. New coach Todd Bowles also added three more assistants to his staff: tight ends…

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    Please use the following story in place of Super Bowl story in previous Sports Right Nows SUPER BOWL All eyes on Brady CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — The fact that Tom Brady has a cold has…

  • Lions already propose expanded replay for officiating

    PHOENIX (AP) — Changes could be afoot for the NFL rule book. Starting with what is a catch and what is pass interference. Two plays in the postseason have made those hot subjects, NFL football…

  • Belichick, Carroll coach Super Bowl from different angles

    PHOENIX (AP) — Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he’s C-SPAN — minus the information. Pete Carroll is more like a Lifetime movie. Or, as defensive lineman Michael Bennett puts it, “He has that…

  • Richard Sherman looking forward to fatherhood

    PHOENIX (AP) — Richard Sherman has contingency plans in place should his girlfriend give birth to their first child — a son — before Sunday’s Super Bowl against New England. Sherman doesn’t seem worried about…

  • Gronkowski and Chancellor make for must-see matchup

    PHOENIX (AP) — On some point Sunday it will happen. At least everyone hopes it happens. The biggest, most athletic tight end in football will be running downfield and be met in a full-speed collision…

  • Browns receiver Josh Gordon says he was caught drinking

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns receiver Josh Gordon said on Thursday that his latest trouble with the NFL results from having a few drinks with teammates. Gordon said in an open letter on Medium (http://bit.ly/1tzbTik )…

  • Only Brady, Wilfork remain from Patriots’ last title team

    PHOENIX (AP) — Vince Wilfork still remembers the joy of being showered with confetti on the field where the New England Patriots won their last NFL title. “It’s something that you really can’t put into…

  • AP Explains: Super Bowl stadium full of unique features

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — With its retractable roof and moveable field, University of Phoenix Stadium is unlike any stadium anywhere. Its unique design allows games to be played inside in the air conditioning when it’s…