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Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes arrives for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at the Miami International Airport in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Chiefs, 49ers arrive in Miami for Super Bowl week

Jan. 26, 2020 7:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Kansas City waited 50 years to get back to a Super Bowl. And then the Chiefs had to wait a few extra minutes once they got to Miami. It took workers at Miami International Airport about three attempts to get one of the rolling staircases that the Chiefs would use to deplane properly lined up...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes participates in a drill at NFL football practice Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chiefs' Mahomes leads way with his legs, not just his arm

Jan. 26, 2020 2:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was just trying to run out of bounds, not make the kind of shake-your-head, what-did-he-just-do play that will be shown on highlight reels for as long as the Kansas City Chiefs are in existence. It was late in the second quarter of the AFC championship game, and the...

Rating Super Bowls: Classics, Memorables and Duds

Jan. 26, 2020 12:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Not all Super Bowls are super. Some are classics, some are memorable but not quite fit for total greatness. Some have elements making them noteworthy, but otherwise won't make many championship scrapbooks (except with fans of the winners). And some are outright duds. Here's a look at America's...

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh speaks during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

49ers stingy pass D in for tough Super Bowl test vs. Mahomes

Jan. 26, 2020 12:28 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With a fearsome front four capable of pressuring quarterbacks without blitzes, a lockdown cornerback in Richard Sherman and the speed at linebacker and safety to limit big plays, the San Francisco 49ers had the league's stingiest pass defense in a decade. Shutting down Patrick...

Baylor hires ex-UNC coach Fedora as offensive coordinator

Jan. 25, 2020 9:33 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has hired former North Carolina and Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for new head coach Dave Aranda. Fedora, an offensive analyst for Texas this past season, started his college coaching career at Baylor. He was a Bears...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019 file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller reacts before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Denver.  Miller's read on the Super Bowl is this: Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will be a handful. The Broncos Pro Bowl pass rusher knows that from first-hand experience. But he's predicting a San Francisco 49ers win.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Miller believes in Lock, goes back to basics to sack Mahomes

Jan. 25, 2020 2:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Take the word of a Pro Bowl pass rusher who's expended a lot of energy chasing him around: Patrick Mahomes is the best QB in the business at the moment. Still, Broncos standout Von Miller will be siding with San Francisco over Kansas City in the upcoming Super Bowl. Sorry, Chiefs fans, Miller...

Hard Rock Stadium is seen along side of the new new gondolas during a tour of Hard Rock Stadium on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, ahead of the NFL Super Bowl LIV football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Super Bowl back in Miami for 11th time after 10-year hiatus

Jan. 25, 2020 12:45 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — It’s appropriate the Super Bowl to end droughts is Miami-bound. The Kansas City Chiefs are playing in the game for the first time in 50 years against the San Francisco 49ers, who have a chance to win their first NFL title in 25 years. And the game is returning in Miami for the first...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 1981 file photo, San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh is hugged by 49ers back Walt Easley, left, and 49ers back Ronnie Lott after beating the New York Giants 17-10 to clinch the division title at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. What doach Kyle Shanahan, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, defensive end Nick Bosa and the rest of the San Francisco 49ers are doing this year harkens back to 1981 when Bill Walsh, Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott led the franchise to its first Super Bowl title. (AP Photo/Carl Viti)

49ers' Super Bowl run has similarities to 1981 title team

Jan. 25, 2020 12:44 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A first-time NFL coach turning a losing franchise into a contender in his third year and getting the label of an offensive genius. A charismatic quarterback in his third season in San Francisco emerging as a leader and a face of the franchise. A talented defensive rookie who...

San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York speaks to reporters after a practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

49ers CEO Jed York goes from vilified to Super Bowl

Jan. 25, 2020 2:41 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got rid of his third coach in as many seasons three years ago and faced calls for his removal as well to get the once-proud franchise back on track, he was defiant in face of that criticism. "You don't dismiss owners," York said after firing...

New York Giants NFL football quarterback Eli Manning announces his retirement on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Giants' Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, 2 Super Bowls

Jan. 24, 2020 8:29 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning ended his 16-year NFL career on his own terms. He was classy, well-prepared and walked away as a New York Giant. In a roughly seven-minute speech touched with a little humor and almost no emotion, the 39-year-old Manning officially ended his career Friday at a...