WASHINGTON (AP) - A high-ranking senator is calling off a proposed hearing on bounties in professional sports because he is satisfied with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's response to the issue, including setting up an anonymous hotline. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, met with Goodell on... more »
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos are turning to Dennis Allen to fix the league's worst defense. The Broncos sent out a tweet late Monday night saying they had agreed to terms with Allen to become new coach John Fox's defensive coordinator. Allen served as New Orleans' secondary coach... more »
DETROIT (AP) - Tom Brady threw a season-high four touchdown passes, all in the second half, to help the New England Patriots rout the Detroit Lions 45-24. Brady threw a go-ahead touchdown to Deion Branch early in the fourth quarter after connecting with him on a 79-yard pass to tie... more »
Now that training camp is underway for the new NFL season, President Barack Obama will welcome the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints to the White House on Monday.
The Saints will hold a football clinic with Washington-area children before the event with Obama. After their White House meeting,... more »
The Super Bowl was watched by more than 106 million people, surpassing the 1983 finale of "M-A-S-H" to become the most-watched program in television history.
The Nielsen Co. estimated Monday that 106.5 million people watched the New Orleans Saints upset the Indianapolis Colts. That beats the "M-A-S-H" finale, which... more »
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has toured the site of Sunday's Super Bowl and says the security plan is ready to thwart any threats.
The NFL said Monday's tour of Sun Life Stadium was the first by a Cabinet secretary before a championship game. Napolitano says she considered... more »
Delta Air Lines is adding flights to and from Indianapolis and New Orleans to help carry the crush of fans heading to Florida for the Feb. 7 Super Bowl.
The world's biggest airline will add another flight on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5 from Indianapolis to Atlanta, to go... more »