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911 call reporting burglary: ‘This is Rob Gronkowski’

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski can be heard on a 911 call calmly telling a dispatcher that his home was burglarized while he was at the Super Bowl. …


Super Bowl LII had fewest viewers since 2009, down 7 percent from last year

The NFL’s ratings slide continued through its final game of the season. According to Nielsen data released Monday, viewership for Super Bowl LII was measured at 103.4 million, the lowest …


Analysis: It’s too early to say the Patriots’ dynasty is over. But the end is near.

It was clear even before this Super Bowl that the end of the Patriots’ dynastic run, at least with this group of principal characters, was near. Just how near was …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Flyin’ high now: Eagles win shootout with Patriots in Super Bowl

As their delirious fans sang their theme song and their owner lifted the Lombardi Trophy, the Philadelphia Eagles finally could breathe freely. Yo, Philly, you really did beat Tom Brady …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

From Houston Stockton to Bryan Braman, there are several Spokane-area ties to Philadelphia Eagles

Spokane-area ties to the Philadelphia Eagles are numerous.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Here’s a look at the best and the worst Super Bowl ads

Here’s a look at the winners and losers during the biggest advertising showcase of the year.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Nick Foles a Super Bowl MVP and unlikely folk hero in Philly

Cast aside once in Philadelphia, Nick Foles delivered the city its first Super Bowl title, and he out-dueled the great Tom Brady to do it.


Humor, social messages proliferate at a tame Super Bowl

This year’s Super Bowl ads ran the gamut from tame humor to … tame messages about social causes.


Norman Chad: Time is up for Brady and Belichick

If any of us is lucky enough to live long enough, perhaps we will see the day in which Bill Belichick is outcoached and Tom Brady isn’t forever 25 and …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Timberlake and a cast of thousands give halftime show

Justin Timberlake ended his Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday with no unintentionally exposed body parts. Still, the singer made reference to the infamous 2004 Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction,” the …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Game updates: Foles’ late TD pass leads Eagles to 1st Super Bowl title

In a record-setting shootout between Nick Foles and Tom Brady, the Eagles backup quarterback led a pressure-packed 75-yard drive to the winning touchdown, 11 yards to Zach Etrz with 2:21 …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 3:29 p.m.

10 ads that stand out during Super Bowl 52

From Steven Tyler de-aging for Kia to Amazon’s imagining of different voices for Alexa, here are 10 ads that are likely to be talked about.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Trump: Service members make Super Bowl Sunday possible

President Donald Trump expressed appreciation for U.S. service members on Super Bowl Sunday, saying their bravery and sacrifice help make occasions like the year’s most-watched football game possible and renewing …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Protesters block trains near Super Bowl, march on stadium

Police arrested 17 activists who blocked a light-rail line carrying Super Bowl ticketholders to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday in a protest against police brutality and privileges enjoyed by wealthy …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

J. Lo shout-outs A-Rod, covers Prince at pre-Super Bowl show

Jennifer Lopez raised money for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico, celebrated an anniversary with beau Alex Rodriguez and covered Prince songs at a pre-Super Bowl concert in Minneapolis.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 3 p.m.

#dontgivearip: The liberating joy of not caring about either

Being a sports fan can be fun. Stop the presses!


Ron Smalls: It’s more than a Super Bowl; it’s memories

So as my daughter and I watch the game we’ll be wearing our Eagles gear and rooting for our team, but it’s more than a Super Bowl: We are building …


Michael Lynch: Watching Super Bowl LII is watching history being made

As current New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall opined recently, the other NFL teams should be ashamed that they let the Patriots win every year – and the rest …


Remembering Jerry Williams, a Spokane son who helped lead Eagles to 1960 championship victory

The last time the Philadelphia Eagles won an NFL championship – 1960 – my father, Spokane native Jerry Williams, was there on the field, one of three assistant coaches on …


Philadelphia Eagles adopted New England Patriots’ method of no egos

Bill Belichick’s impressive resume makes it easy for the five-time championship head coach to mandate that players check their egos before joining the New England Patriots.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Tom Brady’s family roots run deep, strong in Minnesota

Tom Brady has never lost in Minnesota, with his latest game in the land of lakes this weekend at the Super Bowl of course looming as the largest yet.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 3:24 p.m.

Kneeling, Gatorade, hair color among most interesting prop bets of 2018 Super Bowl

This Sunday in the 2018 Super Bowl, the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. And once again, thousands – if not …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Column: No cure for Patriot Fatigue, so savor the greatness

Outside of New England, we’ve all become a bit nauseated at the sight of these guys in the Super Bowl year after monotonous year, a numbing, inevitable exercise that’s transformed …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Former Gonzaga Prep, Washington State standout Travis Long hasn’t forgotten his time with the Philadelphia Eagles

When Travis Long talks about the Philadelphia Eagles, he still uses the first-person plural. As in, “We had some good people.”


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 11:25 a.m.

Watching Sunday’s Super Bowl online gets easier this year

It’ll be much easier to watch the Super Bowl online for free this year. NBC won’t require proof of a cable or satellite TV subscription, meaning that anyone in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 12:09 p.m.

Super Bowl ads shy from politics and mind their manners

This year’s Super Bowl advertisers – with a few notable exceptions – are trying hard to steer clear of divisive subjects and are instead running mild-mannered ads that don’t offend. …


Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski cleared to play in Super Bowl after concussion

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared from the concussion protocol and will play in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. Gronkowski participated fully in practice on Thursday


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is quietly influential with peers

Jeffrey Lurie danced like nobody was watching after the Philadelphia Eagles won both of their playoff games.


Lawrence Guy, Ricky Jean Francois, appreciate tough paths to Super Bowl

The Patriots have a history of elevating formerly unknown players to key roles. This season has been no exception with 2011 seventh-round draft pick Lawrence Guy and Ricky Jean Francois, …


Eagles having fun on big stage, not intimidated by Patriots

Wrestling masks have replaced the dog masks. The underdog Philadelphia Eagles are having fun with the media frenzy leading up to the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. They’re …