The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks were the NFL's best all season, so it's fitting that they'll meet in the Super Bowl.
The NFL conference title games' television viewership has increased significantly from last season, including a 22 percent bump Sunday on CBS for the Bronco's 26-16 win over New England for the AFC championship.
The Rice-Sanders rivalry is just one of several moves the NFL is using to try to rekindle interest in the Pro Bowl, set for Sunday in Hawaii.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set up four field goals by Matt Prater and put his stamp on this one with a pair of long, meticulous and mistake-free touchdown drives in which nothing came cheap.
Seattle will meet Denver (15-3) for the NFL title in two weeks in the New Jersey Meadowlands. It's the first trip to the big game for the Seahawks (15-3) since they lost to Pittsburgh after the 2005 season.
From the first kickoff back in September, the 49ers and Seahawks seemed destined to meet for the NFC title.
Only one of them can be the greatest. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will vie for another Super Bowl appearance.
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal and two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka posted straight-set victories in their night matches Saturday at the Australian Open.
Los Angeles police said they are investigating the former defensive back in connection with two sexual assaults, and New Orleans police said they are investigating another sexual-assault allegation.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez can't watch football on TV for his own safety, the sheriff in charge of the prison said on Saturday.
Downhill racer Jared Goldberg pressed his claim Saturday for a spot on the four-man United States team in the glamor event of the Sochi Olympics.
Major League Baseball vaulted into the 21st century of technology on Thursday, approving a huge expansion of instant replay in hopes of eliminating blown calls that riled up players, managers and fans.
Janairrika Bland scored 22 points as Columbia College dominated crosstown rival Stephens 113-41 in a women's basketball game Thursday night at the Arena of Southwell Complex.
The New York Jets signed the popular coach to a contract extension Thursday, removing the lame duck label from Ryan and keeping him with the franchise through the 2015 season — and possibly beyond.
For a brief time, Josh McDaniels was a celebrity in Denver and he played the part with gusto — running to the corner of the stadium after his first signature win and pumping his fists at the crowd to celebrate.
Alex Rodriguez says his season-long suspension could be a benefit, allowing him to rest and return to the Yankees for the final three years of his contract.
Australian Open matches were suspended for four hours as temperatures topped 109 Fahrenheit.
The quarterback was removed from the injury report one day after being a no-show at practice because of illness.
One of these teams will emerge Sunday from ear-splitting CenturyLink Field headed for New Jersey to play for the sport's biggest prize. The other will carry into the offseason even more loathing for this opponent.
The NBA All-Stars will wear jerseys with sleeves during this season's midseason celebration in New Orleans.