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U.S.’s Vonn Third in Super-G

With only second-tier skiers left to race, Anna Fenninger of Austria appears to have edged Tina Maze of Slovenia and Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. in the Super-G race at the skiing world championships at Vail/Beaver Creek, the opening competition at the event. Vonn finished third.

Onions! Bill Raftery to Call Final Four

Veteran commentator Bill Raftery was added to the Turner Sports and CBS Sports broadcast of the NCAA men's basketball tournament’s Final Four, the networks announced Tuesday, along with former Duke star Grant Hill and Jim Nantz, the longtime voice of the tournament.

Super Bowl Program Causes Havoc at Phoenix Airport

The official program of Sunday's Super Bowl created havoc at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Monday by setting off alarms in checked luggage, requiring each bag holding a program to be hand-checked.

Nationwide Knew Super Bowl Spot Would Touch a Nerve

Nationwide Mutual Insurance was dealing with fallout Monday from its morbid Super Bowl ad. The company's response: we knew what we were doing.

Sapp Fired by NFL Network After Arrest

Pro Football Hall of Famer and NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp was arrested early Monday morning in downtown Phoenix on charges of soliciting prostitution and two counts of assault, a police spokesman said. An NFL Network spokesman said that Sapp’s contract has been terminated.

Super Bowl XLIX: What Could Have Been

To quote Tom Brady: "This isn't ISIS. No one is dying." And yet for a number of fans, the final moments of Super Bowl XLIX will live in calcified infamy forevermore because what could have—should have—happened instead of what did.

Patriots Rally for Fourth Super Bowl Victory — Analysis

The Journal provides live analysis of the New England Patriots' 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

Unheralded Malcolm Butler Picks Off a Winner

A little-known rookie backup named Malcolm Butler made the game-clinching interception for New England.

Pete Carroll Takes the Blame for Seahawks Pass Call

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll explains why he had Russell Wilson pass the ball from the 1-yard line for what turned out to be a game-deciding interception.

Roger Goodell Meets With IOC President Thomas Bach

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met here Saturday morning with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach. But don’t get your hopes up.

Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks — Live Blog

The Journal provides live analysis of Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.

An Expat Prepares to Watch Super Bowl XLIX in Tokyo, Where ‘Deflategate’ is a Cipher

TOKYO--There are places where “Deflategate” is a cipher, Tom Brady is just another name, and the Sunday called “Super” is merely ordinary. I refer, of course, to just about every part of the globe outside U.S. borders.

A U.S. Expat in Israel Plans to Camp Out on His Couch for Super Bowl XLIX

TEL AVIV -- In the beginning (for me) there was Michigan football. And beyond a fair-weather fan's attachment to the New York Giants, my NFL loyalties are pretty much derived from whoever played in a winged helmet before reaching pro-ball.

Bleary-Eyed, Pajama-Clad, This Expat in India Will Be Watching Super Bowl XLIX

NEW DELHI--As an expat, watching the Super Bowl is a bittersweet experience—and not just because the Dallas Cowboys haven’t made an appearance in almost two decades.

The Point Spread Is Very Close Sunday…So the Game Should Be a Blowout

Historically, the Super Bowls where the point spread is narrow have had more lopsided results than when the spread is large.

Massey-Peabody Super Bowl Prediction

Our mathematical model sees the Patriots winning by a slight margin.

The NBA All-Stars Who Played the Fewest Games

These are the NBA players who made the All-Star team having played the fewest games that season.

Marshawn Lynch Explains Why He Doesn’t Talk to the Media

Marshawn Lynch finally spoke his mind on Thursday, delivering a two-minute monologue to the journalists who assembled around his podium.

Amerikanski Futbol: Expats in Moscow Prepare All-Nighters to Watch Super Bowl XLIX

When I was a kid, the Super Bowl was always a family event. My Mom would typically do a big Costco run on Saturday night and begin food prep before anyone was out of bed Sunday morning. Certain customs were strictly observed so the game would feel just right.

Also Starring in Super Bowl XLIX: Good Football Teams

Lost in the conversation concerning deflated footballs and media refusals is the fact the Seattle and New England are remarkable, expertly designed franchise.

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