Super Bowl 50: The game will feature two generational talents on offence in Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton and Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning. Photograph: Getty Images

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers are primed to provide a grand finish worthy of a landmark Super Bowl 50 on Sunday and cap a season of celebra(...)

 Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton pauses in front of a television camera after scoring a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in  January. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

‘How long have you been a black quarterback?” asked a reporter from Mississippi when the Washington Redskins’ Doug Williams faced the media before Su(...)

Cam Newton dives to score one of his two touchdowns in the Carolina Panthers’ win over the Arizona Cardinals. Photograph: Getty

Carolina Panthers 49 Arizona Cardinals 15 The Carolina Panthers, led by all-around quarterback Cam Newton and a defence that forced seven turnovers(...)

 Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning hands the ball to running back CJ Anderson. Photograph: EPA

Denver Broncos 23 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 The Denver Broncos overcame an unspectacular outing by Peyton Manning on Sunday to earn a gritty 23-16 win o(...)

Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons rises above Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers to make the game-winning touchdown at the Georgia Dome that ended the Panthers’ unbeaten season. Photograph: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Atlanta Falcons 20 Carolina Panthers 13 The Carolina Panthers’ perfect season ended when they were beaten 20-13 by the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia(...)

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham catches the game-tying touchdown  despite the coverage of Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman during the game  at MetLife Stadium  in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Odell Beckham Jr wowed fans last year as he compiled a record-setting rookie season despite having missed the off-season and the first four games of t(...)

Quarterback Brock Osweiler of the Denver Broncos: made a winning start in relief of quarterback Peyton Manning as the Broncos beat the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field  in Chicago.  Photograph: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Brock Osweiler made a winning start in relief of quarterback Peyton Manning as the Denver Broncos moved to an 8-2 win-loss record and resumed their pa(...)

Jordan Matthews  of the Philadelphia Eagles gets tackled by Thomas DeCoud  after trying to run for extra yards after catching the ball. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

The Panthers committed two turnovers on their first three plays from scrimmage via a fumble and interception to set the tone for an inept road display(...)

Carolina Panthers’ Greg Hardy closes in on  Drew Brees (No 9) of the New Orleans Saints during the clash at the America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals all clinched play-off spots as the National Football League playoff picture came in(...)

Ben Roethlisberger: paid a handsome tribute to Steelers’ owner Dan Rooney.

It being July 4th we are at the currently vacant US Ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park to interview Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethl(...)