Halpin hand: Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty

February 1st was a good day for quite a few people who happened to find themselves in Arizona. It was a good day for fans of the New England Patriots,(...)

 Tom Brady was named MVP as he overcame a poor third quarter to rescue a late victory for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

When quarterback Tom Brady first jogged onto the field before Sunday’s Super Bowl, thousands of New England Patriots fans rose from their seats, burs(...)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Patriots won 28-24. Photograph: David J. Phillip/AFP 1:47

Through his childhood, Tom Brady considered Joe Montana his idol, and on Sunday he equaled the Hall of Fame quarterback with four Super Bowl wins t(...)

New England Patriots players reach out to touch the Vince Lombardi Trophy after they defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game in Glendale, Arizona. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 1:47

New England Patriots - 28Seattle Seahawks - 24The New England Patriots were crowned Super Bowl champions on Sunday after defeating the Seattle Seahawk(...)

Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks attends, but does not participate  in,  a Super Bowl XLIX media event at the Arizona Grand Hotel, Arizona. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Lynch, of course, is a solid Kerry name. So there is a pleasing serendipity about the notorious reticence and cuteness within the Kingdom football tra(...)

 New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has said he  knew nothing about under inflated balls in the AFC Championship game against Indianapolis Colts. Photograph:   Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The National Football League in America said on Friday that its ongoing investigation into the New England Patriots has shown that the team used (...)

 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady  throws a pass during his side’s win over the  Indianapolis Colts. Photograph: EPA

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick denied any knowledge of the footballs being deflated for Sunday’s AFC Championship game win.The NFL is(...)

 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after the AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photograph: EPA/CJ GUNTHER)

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more — the Super Bowl.They earned their trip with the sec(...)

Aaron Rodgers will face a ferocious Seattle defence that led the NFL in fewest points allowed per game. Photograph:  Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Four months after the Seattle Seahawks routed the Green Bay Packers in the NFL’s season opener, the NFC powerhouses will go at it again, this time wit(...)

Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant waits for a replay of his spectacular catch late in the fourth quarter against Green Bay Packers. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Image.

In America, they love to give seminal sporting moments these pseudo-historic titles. The Ice Bowl. The Drive. The Fumble. The shot heard round the wor(...)