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Lagat wins 5,000 at nationals

Track and field: Former Washington State University star Bernard Lagat captured the 5,000 meters at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Friday evening, edging Chris …


Church’s Super Bowl meal is touchdown for homeless

Outside, the steel sky started spitting wet snow, but in a downtown Spokane church, 100 homeless men and women watched the Super Bowl in comfort and waited for a hot …


Steelers’ turnovers lead to Packers points, win

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Steelers had all the momentum. The Terrible Towels were out in full force around Cowboys Stadium. Rashard Mendenhall took the handoff with every intention of moving …


Packers’ Rodgers now a champion in his own right

ARLINGTON, Texas – Absolutely no need to bring up Ol’ What’s His Name ever again. Aaron Rodgers is a Super Bowl championship quarterback in his own right. And he’s the …


What columnists are saying about Super Bowl XLV

Once ignored, Rodgers now a champion Ignored out of high school by every major-college football program in the country.


Packers overcome injuries to win Super Bowl XLV

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Green Bay Packers were trying to play defense without cornerback Charles Woodson. Their wide receivers couldn’t seem to hold onto the ball with Donald Driver also …


Briefs: Unsafe seating arrangement leads to angry, displaced fans

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones may have tried a little too hard to break the Super Bowl attendance record. About 1,250 fans were displaced Sunday because their temporary seats were …


Rodgers leads Packers to Super Bowl title

ARLINGTON, Texas – Someday they’ll be comparing the next Packers quarterback to Aaron Rodgers. Whoever it is, he’ll have big shoes to fill.


Super Bowl play-by-play as seen by Norman Chad

When the Packers are atop the NFL, it seems like a safer world. America can sleep tight tonight. And since Sunday’s 31-25 victory might be the last NFL game for …


Super Bowl features franchises that shine beyond sport itself

ARLINGTON, Texas – NFL commissioners can’t root, so Roger Goodell will just sit back and smile as he watches this Super Bowl. A season that saw pro football claim boffo …


Packers fans know better than scheduling funerals during Super Bowl

MILWAUKEE – Lifelong Packers fans understand. Nothing much gets in the way of a game, and that includes death, or at least discretionary times for funeral observances.


On this pinnacle day, we look at eating in front of the TV

In a way, Super Bowl Sunday is a festive celebration of one of America’s beloved bad habits. No, not football – eating in front of the TV.


Falling ice, snow hurt six workers at Cowboys Stadium

DALLAS – Jerry Jones has long looked forward to Super Bowl week, to the glitz and glitter sure to come with hosting the NFL’s biggest and most-watched event in his …


Super Bowl will be filled with replacement players

DALLAS – Coming out of college two years ago, Ramon Foster wasn’t good enough to be drafted by an NFL team. Around the middle of this season, Erik Walden wasn’t …


Pittsburgh’s Ward, Green Bay’s Driver act as mentors for young receivers

DALLAS – Hines Ward – soon to be all of 35 – stroked his whiskers and pondered the suggestion. Yes, he liked being called a mentor. Donald Driver, who just …


Steelers’ Harrison defends hard hits with twisted logic

FORT WORTH, Texas – James Harrison needs protection. From himself.


Super Bowl offers prime example of how NFL players have expanded

ARLINGTON, Texas – Casey Hampton is listed at 325 pounds. The way his jersey stretches tautly across his biceps (and belly) suggests the real number is north of that. Asked …


Norman Chad presents annual guide to watching the Super Bowl

Who doesn’t watch the Super Bowl? I recently polled all of America and discovered that the only people not hunkering down to football on the upcoming gridiron national holiday are …


Fans welcome Packers, Steelers to Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – The big rodeo – the Super Bowl – is in town. If Monday is an indication, this could be a wild week in Big D. Video …


Avoid trash talk by throwing green party

If you have plans to host a Super Bowl party you may have to deal with trash talking between guests, but you don’t have to deal with bags of trash. …


In brief: ’Melo, Nuggets visit New Jersey

Basketball: Carmelo Anthony is heading to New Jersey – with the Denver Nuggets. Anthony (pictured) and the Nuggets make a visit to New Jersey tonight for the first time since …


Super Bowl’s stage magnifies glaring mistakes

They are members of a fraternity they never wanted to join, united in their misery. Their initiation was the result of misfortune, incompetence or a combination of both. They have …


Green Bay’s defense focuses on wrapping up Roethlisberger

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Linebacker Desmond Bishop says the Packers began preparing for Ben Roethlisberger by watching video of how not to bring down the Steelers’ big quarterback. The lowlight …


Bernard Lagat’s Wannamaker string ends

TRACK: Bernard Lagat was interested in only one thing when Ethiopian Deresse Mekonnen (front in photo) was asked if he’d be back to defend his title in the Wanamaker Mile. …


Steelers at a loss over odds

PITTSBURGH – The mighty Pittsburgh Steelers, equipped with a record six Super Bowl titles, a 14-4 record, the No. 2 AFC seed and a veteran roster on the verge of …


Steelers at a loss over odds

PITTSBURGH – The mighty Pittsburgh Steelers, equipped with a record six Super Bowl titles, a 14-4 record, the No. 2 AFC seed and a veteran roster on the verge of …


Super snow part of the plan

NEW YORK – With all that snow blocking roads, closing airports and even forcing a game to be postponed in Philadelphia, it’s easy to wonder how the NFL and the …


Victory revelry

NEW ORLEANS – Only a Super Bowl victory parade could upstage Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Carnival floats carrying Saints players, coaches and team owner Tom Benson rolled past tens …


Super Bowl tops ‘M-A-S-H’ finale as most watched TV show

The Super Bowl was watched by more than 106 million people, surpassing the 1983 finale of “M-A-S-H” to become the most-watched program in television history.


All the way back

MIAMI, Fla. – The ultimate underdogs, they ain’t. Not anymore. The Saints are Super Bowl champions now. Who Dat? Try Drew Brees, Sean Payton and a team that has reversed …