Sports

Super Bowl XLVII
10:18 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Mayor: New Orleans Deserves Super Bowl Spotlight

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu predicts the Big Easy will be one of the stars of Super Bowl week. He also thinks the global spotlight will give the city a chance to show how far it has come since it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The mayor and the host committee said Monday they want the city to get back in the rotation as a Super Bowl site. The last NFL title game to be played in New Orleans was in 2002. Sunday's game will mark the 10th time the game was held in the city. That ties it with Miami for hosting the most Super Bowl games.

Super Bowl XLVII
10:15 am
Tue January 29, 2013

49ers' Gore Kept Hope Through All The Adversity

Frank Gore never lost hope.

Not through all the injuries, all the losing early in his career.

That perseverance finally paid off this season for the San Francisco running back.

The 29-year-old Gore helped the 49ers reach the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995, a triumph that is especially sweet given all he's been through. One of his teammates, fullback Bruce Miller, says he can see the satisfaction in Gore's eyes as the team prepares to face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

Super Bowl XLVII
9:45 am
Tue January 29, 2013

49ers Respond to President's Concerns

Several San Francisco 49ers say they would have no problem if their sons played football, even though President Obama has questioned the safety of the game.

During an interview Monday at the Super Bowl, All-Pro linebacker Aldon Smith responded to a question about the president's comments by saying anyone involved in the sport knows the requirements. Smith says, "It's not like we signed up and thought we were going to play tennis."

Guard Alex Boone says football has to be "physical," and that if his children want to play, they can.

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Super Bowl XLVII
9:30 am
Tue January 29, 2013

NFL Player Autograph Schedule

The NFL has released the schedule of NFL players that will participate in public autograph signings during this year's NFL Experience at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The signings will take place Wednesday through Sunday in Hall D of the Convention Center. Fans are advised that player appearances may change without notice, and should check SuperBowl.com for the latest schedule.

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Super Bowl XLVII
2:08 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Ravens Touch Down in New Orleans for Super Bowl

The Baltimore Ravens have arrived in New Orleans for the Super Bowl.

As their charter plane came to a stop on the tarmac at Louis Armstrong International Airport on Monday, a purple Ravens flag was held up against the cockpit window by one of the pilots.

Coach John Harbaugh was among the first off the plane, wearing a dark suit and striped tie. He smiled and nodded at onlookers as he descended the stairs from the plane, then gave an airport worker a friendly pat on the shoulder.

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NFL
1:31 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Congressmen Write NFLPA's Smith About HGH Testing

Chastising the NFL Players Association for "remarkable recalcitrance" on testing for human growth hormone, two members of Congress have pledged "to take a more active role" on the issue and say they could ask players to testify before their committee.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa, a California Republican, and ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings of Maryland tell NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith in a letter sent Monday that the union "has prevented meaningful progress on this issue."

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Super Bowl XLVII
1:29 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Who Are These Guys at QB in the Super Bowl?

Tom Brady is not playing in the Super Bowl. Neither is Ben Roethlisberger or either of the Mannings.

This Super Bowl has a pair of fresh faces in Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco, one of whom will leave New Orleans as the latest and greatest at football's glamour position.

For each, this is new territory.

Super Bowl XLVII
1:27 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Baltimore Hosted Ravens Send Off at Inner Harbor

Thousands turned out in Baltimore's Inner Harbor to send the Ravens off to the Super Bowl.

Retiring linebacker Ray Lewis, coach John Harbaugh and Ed Reed were among the Ravens who spoke to the crowd Monday before the team got on buses and headed to the airport to fly to New Orleans for Sunday's Super Bowl. The Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday's game.

Super Bowl XLVII
1:21 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Ravens Defensive Coordinator Pees Has Own Means Of Success

When it comes to running the Baltimore Ravens defense, Dean Pees has no regard for history, tradition or statistics.

Pees doesn't give a hoot about following in a long line of brilliant defensive coordinators such as Marvin Lewis, Rex Ryan, Mike Nolan and Chuck Pagano — all of whom used their work in Baltimore to become NFL head coaches.

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Super Bowl XLVII
1:19 am
Tue January 29, 2013

49ers Boast One of the Best Linebacking Corps Around

This week in the Big Easy, NaVorro Bowman plans to finally make good on the steak dinner he owes pal Patrick Willis.

Bowman is only a couple of months behind. In late November, he promised his teammate a night out after signing a five-year contract extension worth $45.25 million.

Arguably the NFL's most-feared linebacking tandem, these two have understandably been a little bit busy lately leading the San Francisco 49ers back to the Super Bowl on Sunday against Baltimore for the first time in 18 years.

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