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Feb 2, 2015

Patriots beat Seahawks for first Super Bowl win in 10 years

GLENDALE, Arizona (Reuters) – Tom Brady cemented his legacy as one of the all-time quarterback greats, firing four touchdown passes in the New England Patriots’ dramatic 28-24 comeback win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

The victory earned the Patriots their first Super Bowl title in 10 years and put them alongside five other teams with at least four wins.

Jan 30, 2015

Seahawks’ Lynch blasts Super Bowl reporters with rant

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, whose preference not to talk to the media has cost him plenty in fines, finally opened up on Thursday as he blasted reporters for continuing to badger him.

In his final mandated media session ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl, Lynch launched into a rant to the assembled media at the team’s hotel but did not answer any questions.

Jan 30, 2015

NFLPA vows to fight league’s new personal conduct policy

PHOENIX (Reuters) – The National Football League Players Association will do all it can to prevent the NFL’s newly-imposed personal conduct policy from being implemented, the union’s leaders said on Thursday.

NFLPA President Eric Winston and Executive Director DeMaurice Smith were in defiant form ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl, both saying they will resist any proposed changes to the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) signed in 2011.

Jan 9, 2015

Boston named U.S. bid city for 2024 Olympics

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Boston was selected on Thursday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics, taking the first strides in a grueling marathon to bring the Summer Games back to the United States.

Boston, which has never hosted an Olympics, was unveiled as the surprise pick over two-time host Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington following the United States Olympic Committee’s(USOC) board meeting at the Denver International Airport.

Jan 9, 2015

Olympics-Boston named U.S. bid city for 2024 Olympics

Jan 8 (Reuters) – Boston was selected on Thursday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics, taking the first strides in a gruelling marathon to bring the Summer Games back to the United States.

Boston, which has never hosted an Olympics, was unveiled as the surprise pick over two-time host Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington following the United States Olympic Committee’s(USOC) board meeting at the Denver International Airport.

Jan 8, 2015

Quarterbacks poised to steal playoff spotlight

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – If you want to win a championship you better have a Super Bowl-caliber quarterback, a truism that will be underlined in red this weekend with four tantalizing divisional playoff matchups.

From the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, to the rarified air of the Mile High City, where the Denver Broncos play, eight teams will take to the gridiron and five will be led by Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks.

Dec 19, 2014

Sport-Off-field drama takes focus away from top displays

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – The stadiums and arenas where fans go to escape were invaded like never before in 2014 as the reality of racism, domestic violence and equality turned the Fields of Dreams into gloomy landscapes.

LeBron James’s homecoming, a Super Bowl blowout, a throwback World Series pitching performance and a Stanley Cup comeback for the ages all provided enough drama, suspense and awe to keep the turnstiles twirling and television ratings soaring.

Dec 7, 2014

Canada thanking their lucky after World Cup draw

GATINEAU, Quebec (Reuters) – Canadian coach John Herdman was thanking his lucky stars on Saturday after his team avoided the so-called ‘Group of Death’ and landed in a challenging but familiar pool at the 2015 Women’s World Cup draw on Saturday.

Herdman got just about everything he had wished for as he watched the balls pulled from the pots during an intimate ceremony conducted by FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke at the Canadian Museum of History.

Dec 7, 2014

Soccer-Canada thanking their lucky after World Cup draw

GATINEAU, Quebec Dec 6 (Reuters) – Canadian coach John Herdman was thanking his lucky stars on Saturday after his team avoided the so-called ‘Group of Death’ and landed in a challenging but familiar pool at the 2015 Women’s World Cup draw on Saturday.

Herdman got just about everything he had wished for as he watched the balls pulled from the pots during an intimate ceremony conducted by FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke at the Canadian Museum of History.

Dec 6, 2014

Americans put in tough group in women’s World Cup draw

GATINEAU, Quebec (Reuters) – Concerns over artificial turf were replaced by worries over opponents as number one ranked Olympic champions the United States found themselves in the ‘Group of Death’ at the 2015 women’s World Cup draw on Saturday.

The Americans were placed in Group D alongside fifth ranked Sweden, who conceded just one goal in 10 qualifying matches, 10th ranked Australia and African champions Nigeria.