Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks crush Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller pours a bucket of Gatorade onto head coach Pete Carroll. Photo: EPA

Defence wins championships, and the NFL has not seen a defence like Seattle’s in a long time.

Monday, 3 February, 2014, 2:57pm

Teams confident as clock counts down to Super Bowl

A security guard stands outside MetLife Stadium. Photo: AP

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

Patriots unsure what they will do with Tebow

Tim Tebow has a very brief encounter with reporters. Photos: Reuters

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

Ravens Super Bowl win a painful end to Harbaugh brothers conflict

The Ravens' Jacoby Jones on his way to a touchdown in the third quarter of the Super Bowl. The sport's biggest game was marred by a 34-minute power outage. Photo: AFP

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

Deep-pocketed firms do battle with adverts on the air and in cyberspace

A car TV commercial for the big game. Photo: MCT

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

Talking points

Shanghai's future under the spotlight

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

49ers' Culliver apologises for anti-gay comments

Chris Culliver

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

Volkswagen is going ahead with Super Bowl ad that is criticised as racist

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

Lewis to leave powerful legacy, despite his flaws

Ravens' Ray Lewis

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

Two weeks and counting for the HarBowl hype, John Harbaugh

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. Photo: Reuters

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

Harbaugh brothers take rivalry to Super Bowl

Jim Harbaugh, left, and elder brother John Harbaugh. Photo: AP

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

New England Patriots take on Baltimore Ravens for place at Super Bowl

Ravens' Ray Lewis

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

Giants win against Eagles not enough

Giants win against Eagles not enough

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

Super Bowl champions Giants eliminated from playoffs

 Tom Coughlin, head coach of the New York Giants. Photo: AFP

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

Matt Ryan and Atlanta march toward Super Bowl

Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson with his record-setting reception against Atlanta. Photo: MCT

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