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Feb 12, 2014

Workload may be Takana’s top challenge, manager says

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Pitching more frequently may be New York Yankees’ new $155 million-man Masahiro Tanaka’s biggest adjustment as he makes the transition from Japanese baseball to the major leagues, Yankees manager Joe Girardi says.

Pitchers routinely take the mound once a week in the Japanese professional league rather than in a five-day rotation in Major League Baseball.

Feb 11, 2014

Tanaka makes splashy arrival as a Yankee

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Masahiro Tanaka got off to a flying start as the New York Yankees’ latest big-money player at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday after a splashy arrival.

“Hello. My name is Masahiro Tanaka. I’m very happy to be Yankee,” the 25-year-old Japanese pitcher told a massive news conference at Yankee Stadium after donning a pinstriped uniform No. 19 in the exclusive Legends Suite behind home plate.

Feb 4, 2014

Seahawks coach says let Seattle’s kids celebrate Super win

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Pete Carroll returned to college to revive his coaching career but the man who led Southern California to a pair of national titles thinks Seattle should shut its schools for a Seahawks Super Bowl victory party.

The city of Seattle has announced a victory parade through the streets on Wednesday that will culminate at CenturyLink Field, where boisterous fans have given deafening support to the Seahawks and are known as the “12th Man”.

Feb 3, 2014

Super Seahawks walking in a Winter Wonderland

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) – The National Football League took a gamble when it went against convention and decided to stage the Super Bowl at an outdoor stadium in New Jersey during the winter but it proved a great success.

Especially for the Seattle Seahawks on Super Sunday.

A week after snowfall in the greater New York metropolitan area brought concerns that the Super Bowl date could be in jeopardy, a spring-like wave of weather arrived, putting more than 82,000 fans at MetLife Stadium into a party mood.

Feb 3, 2014

Analysis: Seahawks’ total team effort stops Broncos

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary made the noise this season as poster boys for the Seahawks’ league-best defense, but it took a team effort to send the high powered Denver Broncos crashing in Super Bowl 48.

Sunday’s 43-8 trouncing at MetLife Stadium was one of the most lopsided ever in a Super Bowl and came against a Peyton Manning-led offense that had set an NFL record for points in a season.

Feb 3, 2014

Seattle crushes Denver to win Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) – The Seattle Seahawks’ ferocious defense shut down the Denver Broncos and record-setting quarterback Peyton Manning in a 43-8 rout on Sunday to claim their first Super Bowl title.

Seattle, the NFL’s top-ranked defense, turned two interceptions into second-quarter touchdowns for a 22-0 lead at intermission, the second coming on a 69-yard interception return by linebacker Malcolm Smith.

Feb 3, 2014

Seattle lead Denver 22-0 at halftime of Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) – The Seattle Seahawks and their ferocious defense dominated a frazzled Denver Broncos team, shutting down the NFL’s leading offense to claim a 22-0 lead by intermission of the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Seattle took charge immediately when on the Broncos’ first play from their 14-yard line following the opening kickoff, the snap sailed over quarterback Peyton Manning’s head and running back Knowshon Moreno recovered it in the end zone and was tackled for a safety that gave Seattle a 2-0 lead.

Feb 1, 2014

Broncos vs Seahawks could join Super Bowl thriller list

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With record-setting quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos matched against the fierce defense of the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday’s Super Bowl has the potential to join a long list of title game thrillers.

The last three National Football League championship games, in fact, have been nail biters with the Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants and Green Bay Packers winning by a cumulative 13 points.

Jan 31, 2014

High energy Carroll builds team in his image

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With his unbridled enthusiasm, high octane energy and unusual motivational techniques, Pete Carroll was something of a new-age coach ahead of his time when he started out as an NFL head man nearly 20 years ago.

Now that approach is praised up and down the Seattle Seahawks organization as Carroll has the club within one win of their first Super Bowl crown.

Jan 31, 2014

Coaches say the unexpected may decide Super Bowl

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Look for the unexpected to determine the Super Bowl battle pitting the NFL’s top-scoring Denver Broncos against the league-leading Seattle Seahawks defenders, the head coaches suggested on Friday.

Denver’s John Fox and Seattle’s Pete Carroll, sitting on either side of the Lombardi Trophy in their final media appearance before Sunday’s game, said the hotly anticipated cold-weather game could hinge on unsung players.