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Super Bowl XLVII

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco celebrates with linebacker Ray Lewis after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.

    Gamblers wagered a record-shattering $98.9 million on Super Bowl statewide

    February 4, 2013

    The crowds that turned out to bet on the Super Bowl yesterday in Las Vegas awed legendary oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro. Vaccaro, who’s spent nearly 40 years in the betting industry, had never seen a turnout quite like Sunday’s.

  • Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce celebrates after their 34-31 win against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.

    Super Bowl falls short of ratings record

    February 4, 2013

    Between a partial power outage, overly excited quarterback and a game that suddenly turned from snoozer to sizzler, CBS had its hands full with the Super Bowl. The game fell short of setting a viewership record, but it stands as the third most-watched program in U.S. television history.

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyrod Taylor (2), quarterback Joe Flacco (5), and defensive end Arthur Jones (97) celebrate after winning the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. The Ravens won 34-31. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Super Bowl prop bet report card: Brewer goes 4-5, misses safety bet again

    February 4, 2013

    Another safety. And with four seconds left in the game. The gambling gods were shining on a few lucky handicappers late in Sunday’s Super Bowl. Of course, I wasn’t included in that good fortune. Last week, I gave readers my picks for a few proposition wagers, including one predication I felt strongly about. There was no way there would be a safety.

  • Louisiana board: Recent work not related to Super Bowl power outage

    February 4, 2013

    A lawyer for the state board that oversees the Superdome says Sunday night's power outage during the Super Bowl does not appear to be related to work done on the stadium's electrical system in December.

  • Half the lights are out in the Superdome during a power outage in the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez)

    Las Vegas sports books profit once again on Super Bowl

    February 3, 2013

    The lights in Las Vegas sports books should stay on for the foreseeable future. The Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl wasn’t the best result for Las Vegas. It wasn’t the worst, either.

  • Baltimore Ravens defensive back Chykie Brown (23) celebrates after Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. The Ravens won 34-31.

    A lights-out performance: With 3 TD passes, Flacco leads Ravens back to the top

    February 3, 2013

    From blowout to blackout to shootout, Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens had just enough power to survive one of the most electric Super Bowls ever. The outage flipped a switch for the San Francisco 49ers, but the Ravens used a last-gasp defensive stand to hold on Sunday night, 34-31. For a Super Bowl with so many subplots, it almost had to end this way.

  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) runs the second-half opening kickoff back for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Live blog: Niners’ charge falls short; Ravens hang on for 34-31 victory

    February 3, 2013

    A power outage at the Super Bowl put the nation's biggest sporting event on hold for more than a half-hour Sunday, interrupting an otherwise electric, back-and-forth game that ended with Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens as NFL champions thanks to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes during practice on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in New Orleans.

    Kaepernick is silver bullet in pistol offense for 49ers

    February 3, 2013

    The elusive presence of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick figures to be a unique challenge for the Ravens defense today. Should they fail to contain the 49ers’ unpredictable read-option pistol offense at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Super Bowl could prove just as difficult as earlier games against mobile signal-callers.

  • Nevada's Colin Kaepernick (10) rushes during the second half against UNLV at Mackay Stadium in Reno.

    Go Kap Go! Reno landmark draped with banners backing Kaepernick

    February 1, 2013

    Colin Kaepernick is drawing support in the city where he starred as a college quarterback.

  • New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo (51) fails to tackle Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) during the second half of the AFC championship game in Foxborough, Mass., on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.

    Ravens’ Ray Rice wonders if 49ers can cover him

    January 31, 2013

    In the Super Bowl of brotherly love, neither the 49ers nor the Baltimore Ravens have fired salvos at one another this week. The one possible exception is the low-boil, long-distance chippy exchanges between Ravens running back Ray Rice and the 49ers defense.

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talks with reporters during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in New Orleans. The 49ers play the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3.

    Steve Young says 49ers’€™ Kaepernick is up to the task

    January 31, 2013

    Steve Young, the last 49ers quarterback to win a Super Bowl, thinks Colin Kaepernick is capable of doing the same Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

  • San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers, right, reacts with holder Andy Lee after missing a 33-yard field goal during overtime of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in San Francisco on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.

    What to watch for on Super Bowl Sunday

    January 31, 2013

    Here’s what we’ll keep our eyes on during the Super Bowl Sunday:

  • Halftime activities at the Super Bowl, Sunday, Jan. 31, 1993 in Pasadena.  Pop star Michael Jackson dedicated his halftime show to launching his "Heal the World" Foundation.

    Good or bad, Super Bowl halftimes have produced some memorable shows

    January 31, 2013

    I was on the phone with my brother the other day talking about the Super Bowl. I mentioned to him that I am writing a column about the all-time memorable Super Bowl moments. “You have to have ‘Be Bop Bamboozled’ in there,” he said. “Of course,” I said.

  • A taxi cab drives down the Strip Thursday, April 28, 2011.

    Taxi company shuts down talks, strike possible

    January 31, 2013

    Representatives of the Yellow-Checker-Star taxi group won’t return to contract negotiations, saying a contract rejected by 70 percent of the drivers’ union membership on Monday is their best and final offer.