JACKSON This will be the 48th Super Bowl. I’ve watched all 47 – 29 in person, 27 as a working journalist. People often assume the NFL’s showcase game would be the ultimate assignment for a sports scribe. Not so – at least not for this one, mainly because everything about the Super Bowl is so […]

Texas Ranger first baseman Mitch Moreland sits with visiting students during the baseball team's caravan stop at the West Community Center in West, Texas, last week. The Amory native is unsure what his role will be this season in the wake of some additions to the roster. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

By Steve Hunt Special to the Journal FRISCO, Texas – After hitting .232 with 23 home runs and 60 RBI in 88 games in 2013, a season where the Texas Rangers lost to Tampa Bay in the American League wild card play-in game, Mitch Moreland knew changes would be made this winter. In December, the […]

FILE - In this April 11, 2013, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, left, and brother New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, talk during their football workout at Duke in Durham, N.C. Peyton Manning back in Indianapolis — in a Broncos uniform. Peyton vs. younger brother Eli in another Manning Bowl. The NFL schedule, released Thursday, April 18, 2013, is filled with return visits and intriguing matchups. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

By Bob Glauber Newsday (MCT) DENVER – Two years ago, Eli Manning won his second Super Bowl championship at the home field of his older brother, Peyton, when the Giants beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Now it’s Peyton who gets to go for his second Super Bowl at Eli’s home field […]

Wire reports Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos will face the best defense they’ve met all season when they play the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. It will be a matchup between the NFL’s No. 1 offense, led by Manning, against the NFL’s No. 1 defense when the AFC’s Broncos (15-3) take on the […]

By Tom Rock Newsday (MCT) SEATTLE – Steven Hauschka stood staring at a 53-yard field-goal attempt he would never get to kick. Rather than try for the long field goal early in the fourth quarter that would have brought the Seahawks within a point, Pete Carroll called timeout just before the play clock expired. Then […]

By Eddie Pells AP National Writer DENVER – Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping. The connection: Flawless, as usual. The keepsake: Certainly one he’ll want to hang on to. The Broncos quarterback had an answer for everyone Sunday – from Tom Brady to the […]

Daily Journal The field for the Feb. 2 Super Bowl will be decided with a pair of NFL conference championship games today. New England (13-4) visits Denver (14-3) for a 2 p.m. kickoff of the AFC Championship on CBS. San Francisco (14-4) visits Seattle (14-3) for a 5:30 p.m. kickoff on Fox. The quarterbacks are […]

Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

By Teresa M. Walker Associated Press NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Titans wrapped up their head coaching search by hiring San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. Titans president and CEO Tommy Smith announced the hiring Monday evening. “Ken is a well-respected coach in this league and I am looking forward to seeing his vision become reality […]

By Tim Booth AP Sports Writer SEATTLE – When he got around the edge, there was no one for Marshawn Lynch to hit. Directly ahead was open field, the end zone and the Seattle Seahawks’ place in the NFC championship game. Once again, Lynch overpowered the New Orleans Saints in the postseason. “That was maybe […]