Defence wins championships, and the NFL has not seen a defence like Seattle’s in a long time.Monday, 3 February, 2014, 2:57pm
Super Bowl 48 rivals Seattle and Denver conducted final stadium walkthroughs on Saturday, one day before they meet on the field in the National Football League championship showdown.
Coming off their last workout sessions, both teams expressed confidence in their preparations for the title clash of clubs that shared the NFL’s best record this season at 13-3.2 Feb 2014 - 9:36pm
Tim Tebow and Tom Brady took turns, zipping passes over the middle and lofting tosses toward the corner of the end zone. On his first day with the Patriots, the New England newcomer was just a backup quarterback, No. 5 on his helmet and number three on the depth chart.13 Jun 2013 - 5:52am
It ended another lifetime after it began, with the Baltimore Ravens gladly surrendering two points that meant nothing except to some lucky bettors in Vegas. One brother patted the other on the cheek and, just like that, the strangest Super Bowl you will ever see was finally over.5 Feb 2013 - 3:49am
For the more than 30 brands - from luxury cars to laundry detergent - forking out as much as US$3.8 million for 30 seconds of airtime during the Super Bowl showdown, it's an advertising showcase like no other.3 Feb 2013 - 6:57am
Shanghai's future under the spotlight
More clues will emerge as to the future of the city of Shanghai today, as mayor Yang Xiong meets the media. The city's legislature approved the appointment of Yang to the top job yesterday. The new mayor has unveiled plans for the trial launch of the mainland's first free-trade zone in the hope of creating a northern version of Hong Kong.2 Feb 2013 - 2:02am
He also apologised to the city of San Francisco and added he would welcome a gay teammate to the 49ers, a reversal of his remarks to comedian Artie Lange two days ago. San Francisco and the Bay Area are home to a large gay community.1 Feb 2013 - 2:45am
Titled "Get In, Get Happy", the 60-second spot has been seen more than 614,000 times on Volkswagen's YouTube site.31 Jan 2013 - 4:26am
Ray Lewis has made 13 Pro Bowls and been named All-Pro seven times. He is a two-time defensive player of the year, and he won Super Bowl MVP honours in the Baltimore Ravens' only championship season.31 Jan 2013 - 4:26am
With two weeks of hype left before the Super Bowl, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is already trying to play down the drama of facing his little brother for the National Football League championship.22 Jan 2013 - 9:52am
This year’s Super Bowl will lift sibling rivalry to stratospheric levels as John Harbaugh coaches the Baltimore Ravens against a San Francisco 49ers team led by his younger brother Jim.
San Francisco pulled off the biggest-ever comeback in an NFC championship game, coming from 17-0 behind to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24, with Frank Gore running for a pair of second-half touchdowns.21 Jan 2013 - 2:39pm
The New England Patriots host Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens with a Super Bowl berth on the line tomorrow - a rematch of last year's American Conference championship game.19 Jan 2013 - 3:22am
Justin Tuck called it a funny year. He and his New York Giants teammates weren't laughing.
There will be no repeat championship for the Giants, not even a play-off berth. A 9-7 season wasn't good enough.1 Jan 2013 - 3:21am
The reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants lost any chance of a repeat performance when they were eliminated from playoff consideration despite closing the season with a 42-7 win over the visiting Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.31 Dec 2012 - 9:21am
Atlanta's Matt Ryan threw four touchdown passes and the Falcons clinched a first-round NFL play-off bye with a 31-18 victory over the Detroit Lions.
Detroit's Calvin Johnson broke the NFL record for most receiving yards in a season in a losing cause with one game to play, earning a standing ovation from home supporters who saw the Lions, 4-11, suffer their seventh defeat in a row.24 Dec 2012 - 3:59am