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(...)

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 linebacker Shane Ray reaches for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the second half of their AFC Championship at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

Denver Broncos 20 New England Patriots 18 Peyton Manning out-gunned great rival Tom Brady as the Denver Broncos, behind a ferocious defence, edged t(...)

 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(...)

Channel says decision to close was  driven by “the fact that our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the US media marketplace”. Photograph: REUTERS.

Cable news channel Al-Jazeera America, which debuted in 2013 to great fanfare when it promised to cover US news soberly and seriously, will be shuttin(...)

 Peyton Manning, whose clean-cut image is in danger of unravelling. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

During the endless hours of NFL pre-game shows across various American channels last Sunday morning, not a single word was uttered by any pundit about(...)

Darrius Heyward-Bey, #88 of the Pittsburgh Steelers can’t make a catch  during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on January 3rd, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph: Jason Miller/Getty Images

Unless teams jockeying for seeding truly thrills you, this wasn’t one of the most memorable week 17s in NFL history. On the last Sunday of the regul(...)

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(...)

 Brendan Rodgers looks dejected during his final game as Liverpool manager. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

It was the quarterback Peyton Manning who once declared that “pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing”. If that(...)

Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts is sacked by Nigel Bradham of the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Photograph: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Rex Ryan lamented that there was only one thing missing in his Buffalo Bills coaching debut. “I think we would have gotten a shutout,” Ryan said after(...)