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January 20, 2011 | By Lori Grossman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Heading for Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas, on Feb. 6?  The City of Arlington, in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, is offering free iPhone and Android apps, plus a mobile website, so that you can stay up-to-date on what’s going on during your stay. The interactive maps feature will help you navigate --and remember where you parked. Use the attractions and entertainment guide to get information about Cowboys Stadium or to book tee times at a local course. Keep informed with real-time news and traffic updates and check the weather forecast (you might not need a jacket, after all)
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SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Picking up where they left off in February, the two teams in Super Bowl XLVIII, Seattle and Denver, open the 2014 NFL season with blockbuster games. The league released its schedule Wednesday, revealing the defending champion Seahawks will play host to Green Bay in the opener Thursday, Sept. 4, and Indianapolis will play at the Broncos in the opening Sunday night game. Packers-Seahawks is a rematch of a 2012 "Fail Mary" game won by Seattle on the final play, a controversial touchdown pass that from every camera angle looked to be an interception by Green Bay. Replacement officials called it a touchdown for the Seahawks, however, and that game proved to be the final straw that ended the officiating lockout.
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SPORTS
January 24, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
Super Bowl XLV Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers When: Feb. 6, 3:30 p.m. Where: at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas TV: Channel 11 It's hard to imagine a Super Bowl matchup between teams with richer histories. The Steelers and Packers are two of the NFL's cornerstone franchises, and their players line the corridors of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The recent history has been lopsided, with the Steelers winning seven of the last nine meetings.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2014 | By David Ng
First, Renée Fleming sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. Now another world-renowned opera singer has performed at the opening of another major sports event. Anna Netrebko -- the famed Russian-born soprano -- performed on Friday at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Netrebko sang the Olympic Anthem as the Olympic flag was presented during the ceremony, which took place at the Fisht Olympic Stadium. The opening ceremony will be televised in the U.S. Friday evening on NBC.  The Olympic Anthem -- also known as the Olympic Hymn -- is traditionally performed at the opening and closing ceremonies of Olympic games and has been sung by a number of  operatic luminaries including Plácido Domingo, who performed the song at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
SPORTS
January 23, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
They are three words that mean everything to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Those words form a simple mantra ? a heartbeat ? that carried the team and its fans through the turbulent times and all the way back to another Super Bowl: Here we go! And away the Steelers went Sunday, building a commanding lead, then hanging on for a 24-19 victory over the upstart New York Jets before a sea of swirling yellow towels on a bitter-cold night. "The first 30 minutes was conference-champion worthy," said Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin, whose team built a 24-0 lead in the second quarter, yet was outscored 19-0 in the final 31 minutes.
SPORTS
February 6, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
Whoa, Pack, Whoa! The Green Bay Packers, the storied franchise from the NFL's smallest town, came through in the biggest of ways Sunday, reaching the mountaintop yet again with a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. With a crowd of 103,219 filling every nook of Cowboys Stadium ? and that familiar chant of "Go, Pack, Go!" as a soundtrack ? Packers Coach Mike McCarthy cradled the glistening prize, finally able to return it back to its rightful home. "It's great to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Green Bay," said McCarthy, leader of a franchise that has won four Super Bowls, and at last the first in 14 years.
SPORTS
February 6, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
Whoa, Pack, whoa! The team from the NFL's smallest market came up huge Sunday, as the Green Bay Packers clinched their fourth Super Bowl victory with a wire-to-wire 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday. Powered by the spectacular play of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who rocketed passes into mailbox-sized openings, the Packers became just the second sixth-seeded team to win it all, joining the 2005 Steelers. Rodgers, once doubted by many as a suitable replacement for legendary Brett Favre, now has as many rings as that future Hall of Famer.
SPORTS
October 13, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Green Bay (2-3) at Houston (5-0) Time: 5:15 PDT. TV: Channel 4 Story line: Green Bay has stumbled through the replacement refs' gaffe in Seattle, a blown 18-point lead in Indianapolis and the surprising drop in play by QB Aaron Rodgers. He's been sacked 21 times, RB Cedric Benson is lost to injury, and WR Greg Jennings and TE Jermichael Finley are sore. The Texans also suffered a big loss. Tackles leader Brian Cushing is out with a torn knee ligament. Packers said: "We clearly have ¿ higher expectations of ourselves.
NEWS
August 12, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
He wasn't happy about it. But President Obama reluctantly feted the Green Bay Packers at the White House on Friday, celebrating their road to a Super Bowl championship that included a playoff win at Soldier Field. "I'm just going to come out and say it. This -- this hurts a little bit," the nation's No. 1 Chicago Bears fan said as he took to the stage in front of the White House's South Portico on a sun-drenched afternoon. "It doesn't hurt as much as the NFC championship game hurt, but it still hurts," he said.
SPORTS
February 7, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
A day after Super Bowl XLV, the NFL was still dealing with fallout from the Cowboys Stadium seating fiasco ? and the headache could linger for months. Roughly 1,250 spectators in six sections of the stadium were relocated or had to watch the game on monitors because their temporary seats ? installed for the game ? weren't ready. The sections in the upper deck above one end zone were not completed because the railings had not been installed and/or the stairs and risers were not sufficiently tightened.
NEWS
February 4, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Oh c'mon, of course Seattle is still celebrating. Anyone who wants in on the craziness that erupted after the Seahawks victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday should head to Seattle for the big doings. The Welcome Home Victory Celebration Parade is set for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, where an expected 250,000 fans and spectators will be able to see the players and celebrate. The parade will start on 4th Avenue south of Denny Way and continue all the way down 4th until it heads west and south to end at the city's CenturyLink Field , according to the city.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
It looks like Animal Planet is barking up the right tree after all. The 10th annual "Puppy Bowl," a 12-hour marathon consisting of a two-hour broadcast played six times in a row, dug up its best viewership numbers yet on Sunday.   The highly publicized canine competition got a total of 13.5 million viewers to tune in over the 12-hour stretch.  PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings During the first airing, from 3 to 5 p.m., the show drew an audience of 3.3 million, 24% better than last year's comparable "Puppy Bowl" airing.
SPORTS
February 4, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
With a 43-8 dismantling of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seattle Seahawks became the undisputed champions of the NFL on Sunday night. So that means the Broncos are the league's second-best team, right? Well, not necessarily. Outspoken Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman declared during a Super Bowl after-party that the Seahawks' bitter NFC rival, the San Francisco 49ers, were actually No. 2 in the NFL. After all, it took a big defensive play in the end zone by Sherman and teammate Malcolm Smith to preserve a 23-17 victory over the 49ers in the NFC championship -- an extremely close contest that didn't at all resemble the blowout that took place at MetLife Stadium two weeks later.
NATIONAL
February 4, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Sixteen teenagers being sold as prostitutes--some reported missing by their families--were rescued by authorities in the lead-up to Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey, the FBI announced Tuesday. Police from cities including Yonkers in New York and Atlantic City in New Jersey also arrested 45 people who potentially face prostitution-related charges. The FBI said some of those arrested said they traveled to New Jersey from other states with the intent to capitalize on the large number of people visiting the New Jersey-New York area for the Super Bowl.  The arrests and recovery cap a two-week-long law pre-Super Bowl law enforcement effort as authorities face pressure from human rights groups to crack down on human trafficking.
SPORTS
February 3, 2014 | SAM FARMER
The unraveling started when Omaha became Whoa-maha! The Denver Broncos' first snap of Super Bowl XLVIII sailed high over the right shoulder of Peyton Manning, and thus began the most monstrously disastrous game of his illustrious football career. Manning sat at an interview podium Sunday night and, his shoulders slumping under the weight of a 43-8 loss to Seattle, tried to wrap his head around how such a big game could go wrong so quickly. That errant snap was recovered by the Broncos in the end zone for a safety a mere 12 seconds into the game, the fastest score in Super Bowl history.
SPORTS
February 3, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
NEW YORK - Pete Carroll felt a lot of emotions Monday morning, hours after his Seattle Seahawks crushed Denver, 43-8, in Super Bowl XLVIII. He was proud, excited, drained, satisfied. But not surprised. "We developed a mentality from the first day we start talking about these kinds of moments, because this is exactly what we envisioned from Day 1," Carroll said at the traditional most-valuable-player news conference. Linebacker Malcolm Smith, who played for him at USC, won that award.
SPORTS
February 6, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
The boys from Ohio and their lawyer friend from New York pulled onto the Strip this weekend braced for the inevitable. "We came with a budget to burn through," Jake Racick, 26, said. "I'm trying to pay off a 1,200-square-foot house, and here we were thinking, 'How can anyone pay for these colossal palaces?' " Typically it's done by emptying the wallets of everyday folk such as Racick and his friends Sal Ponzio, 25, from Youngstown, and Steve Purcell, 36, from New York. Not this time.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2011 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
The Packers win over the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV was one for the record books, literally. According to Nielsen, 111 million people tuned into Fox on Sunday to watch the NFL championship game, making it the most watched TV program in U.S. history. That figure shattered the previous high of 106.5 million set by last year's Super Bowl on CBS, in which the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts. This marks the second year in a row that the Super Bowl has surpassed 100 million viewers.
SPORTS
February 3, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Richard Sherman was pretty much all anyone could talk about following the NFC championship game two weeks ago. That's because the Seattle cornerback stole the show with his postgame rant to Fox reporter Erin Andrews after the Seahawks' victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Sherman was interviewed by NFL Network's Michael Irvin following the Seahawks' 43-8 triumph Sunday over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. This time, Sherman had the show stolen from him, as his interview was relegated to a small box in the bottom right corner of the viewers' TVs while the rest of the screen showed the on-field celebration still taking place at MetLife Stadium.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2014 | By David Ng
The Seattle Seahawks took home the Super Bowl championship on Sunday, roundly beating the Denver Broncos, 43-8. Another big winner for the evening was operatic soprano Renée Fleming, whose near flawless rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" provided a rousing start to pro football's biggest night.  Fleming, wearing a black dress with a white wrap, sang the national anthem to a recording provided by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, with a...
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