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Super Bowl XLIX: Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor brings the thunder

For all the bombast that rings from the Seattle Seahawks defense, it’s instructive that its captain is Kam Chancellor, who out of uniform comes off more as smooth jazz than …


Super Bowl XLIX: More than just Lombardi trophy on line for Russell Wilson, Tom Brady

PHOENIX – Russell Wilson is the next Tom Brady. Probably. The question is, does the torch get passed today or somewhere further down the line?


Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in a league of his own

Early in this Super Bowl week, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll fielded a question about New England tight end Rob Gronkowski. “It’s interesting you should bring that up,” Carroll said, …


Wilson, Brady battle for legacy

When Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey a year go, their dominance and youth instantly got them branded as a dynasty in the …


Blanchette: Experience what NFL Experience leaves out

PHOENIX – One of the most popular features of any Super Bowl, other than charting Marshawn Lynch’s syllable output, is the NFL Experience.


Seahawks notes: Richard Sherman’s baby dilemma

PHOENIX – The Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLIX?


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 29, 2015, 7:16 p.m.

Marshawn Lynch speaks! Says he has nothing to say

PHOENIX – And on the third day, Marshawn Lynch turned into a scold.


Patriots won’t dwell on last Super Bowl loss in Arizona

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship – and an …


Blanchette: NFL’s top defense claims to keep it simple

PHOENIX – One head coach is a world-class grump, the other has a surfeit of zen. Throw in their outsized reputations and there’s barely room enough in Super Bowl XLIX …


Long after Twitter feud, Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman pledge respect

PHOENIX – Darrelle Revis long reigned supreme among cornerbacks. Then came along this upstart Richard Sherman, who proclaimed himself the best then backed it up.


Super Bowl notes: Marshawn Lynch voices his media mantra

PHOENIX – He’s just about that echo, boss. Some things don’t change at Super Bowl Media Day. A corpulent kook from a local radio station asked his questions wearing nothing …


Bennett: Seahawks embrace spotlight as champs

PHOENIX – The Seahawks can be brash, boastful and over the top. They also are champions, and defensive end Michael Bennett believes they’ve earned their right to be in the …


John Blanchette: Seattle receivers are Seahawks’ kind of players

PHOENIX – Jermaine Kearse has made it. Heroics. Respect. Validation. And his own podium at Super Bowl Media Day.


Super Bowl notes: Marshawn Lynch voices his media mantra

PHOENIX – He’s just about that echo, boss. Some things don’t change at Super Bowl Media Day.


Kraft demands apology from NFL if ‘deflategate’ investigation proves Pats did nothing wrong

CHANDLER, Ariz. – New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using …


What would Super Bowl be without the hoopla?

John Blanchette: I get here for the Big Game – six days early – and discover I’ve missed all the Big Silliness.


Patriots owner comes to team’s defense

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in …


Seahawks now good guys

PHOENIX – The Seahawks arrived in the desert Sunday as quietly as they’ll ever show up anywhere. For a change, they’re not the team accompanied by noise. The New England …


Bill Belichick on deflated balls: ‘No intent to compromise integrity of game’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Saying his team “followed the rules to the letter,” New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick explained how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended …


Richard Sherman, Seahawks take the trash-talk lead over Patriots

Richard Sherman gave Tom Brady an earful and trolled him on Twitter a few years ago. Now the All-Pro cornerback says the star quarterback isn’t really a choir boy.


‘U mad bro?’ Seahawks have trash-talk lead over Patriots heading into Super Bowl

This Super Bowl between the New England Patriots (14-4) and Seattle Seahawks (14-4) will feature some epic yapping from some of the best trash-talkers in the NFL.


NFL notes: League says no conclusion yet on Pats’ deflated footballs

The NFL said it has interviewed dozens of people and collected physical evidence but has no conclusions yet on how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in their last …


Tom Brady, Bill Belichick offer no explanation for deflated footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the …


NFL investigation into deflated footballs ongoing

The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found …


Patriots’ Vince Wilfork rescues woman from overturned car

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady earned his latest Super Bowl berth, then left Gillette Stadium with his supermodel wife. Patriots coach Bill Belichick probably went straight to the film room. …


Seahawks have flaws to fix before facing Patriots in Super Bowl

SEATTLE – Now that they’ve pulled off a comeback for the ages, the Seattle Seahawks must recognize how fortunate they are to be in a second consecutive Super Bowl. And …


NFL investigates charge that Patriots deflated game balls

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts. “We are looking into it,” league …


Patriots may face fine for underinflated game balls

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.


Patriots mangle Colts

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – No coach has more postseason wins than Bill Belichick. No quarterback has been to more Super Bowls than Tom Brady. And these New England Patriots are so …


Super Bowl XLIX offers enticing matchup

For Russell Wilson’s Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they’ll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady’s …