Pro Sports

It was no serendipitous Super Bowl for Vegas sports books

The state's 191 sports books won $3.3 million of the total $116 million wagered on the Super Bowl, said Nevada Gaming Control Board officials Monday.

Falcons hire Seahawks' Dan Quinn as coach

The team did not release details of the deal, but a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press earlier Monday that Quinn agreed to a five-year contract.

Boston postpones Super Bowl parade after heavy snow

The Super Bowl celebration for New Englanders and their beloved Patriots will have to wait another day as Boston continues to get battered by heavy snow.

U.S. judge wants NFL concussion settlement to aid more players

Senior U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody in Philadelphia has been nudging both sides toward a plan that could pay out $1 billion over 65 years.

Another viewership record for Super Bowl

The viewership eclipses the 112.2 million who watched Seattle beat Denver in the 2014 game, the Nielsen company said. The game also set standards for social media and online.

AP source: Edelman cleared to play after concussion test

The Patriots top wide receiver was leveled by Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor after a 21-yard completion with just under 11 minutes left in New England's 28-24 win over Seattle on Sunday night.

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel enters treatment

Following a rough rookie season in the NFL, Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has entered a treatment program for unspecified reasons.

Pelicans snap Hawks' 19-game winning streak, 115-100

The Hawks' 115-100 loss to surging New Orleans on Monday night — in a game marked by Anthony Davis' ferocious play — was only Atlanta's third defeat in 36 games.

Patriots beat Seahawks 28-24 for fourth Super Bowl win

The Patriots had lost three straight Super Bowls since winning three in four years a decade ago.

Seahawks repeat would be a scary prospect for rest of NFL

A win Sunday will stamp the Seahawks as one of the best teams of the Super Bowl era. And, given Seattle's makeup and philosophy, the future for the franchise might be brighter than for any other club.

NFL to keep roof open for Super Bowl Sunday

With temperatures in the upper 60s and no chance of rain Sunday, the NFL decided to let the sunshine in for the title game between New England and Seattle.

Steen scores twice, Blues hold on to beat Capitals 4-3

Alexander Steen had two goals and an assist, Brian Elliot stopped 33 shots and the Blues beat the Capitals 4-3 on Sunday.

Djokovic wins 5th Australian Open title, denies Murray a 1st

Djokovic beat Murray 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday's final, relegating the Scotsman to runner-up status for the fourth time in four tries in the Australian Open final. Murray had lost twice previously to Djokovic — in 2011 and 2013 — and to Roger Federer in 2010.

Rodgers wins 2nd NFL Most Valuable Player award

Rodgers, who also took the honor in 2011, received 31 votes for the 2014 award from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Houston's J.J. Watt, seeking to become the first defensive player to win MVP since 1986, got 13 votes.

Patriots backup QB Garoppolo helps New England prepare for Seattle's Russell Wilson

By the time the game starts Sunday night, Jimmy Garoppolo will have done his primary job of preparing the team's defense by imitating speedy Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson in practice.

Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title

She struggled with a hacking cough, she was sick, and she twice celebrated too early, but she held her composure in a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory on Saturday.

J.J. Watt is unanimous top AP defensive player; DeMarco Murray tops offense

The Arizona Cardinals swept the coaching honors Saturday night, and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took the Comeback Player award.


Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis among those elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Seau, elected posthumously, was the only first-time eligible candidate to get in this year. A field-covering, hard-hitting linebacker, the charismatic Seau played in the NFL for 20 seasons.


Lowest prices on last-minute Super Bowl tickets near $9,000

Sunday's matchup between New England and Seattle is on pace to be the most expensive Super Bowl ticket in history.

Judge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned

Hernandez caught quarterback Tom Brady's last Super Bowl touchdown pass in the Patriots' 2012 loss to the New York Giants. Now he is on trial for murder, charged with the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister.