America is gearing up for the biggest event on its sporting calendar - the Super Bowl. Sunday's championship game in San José, California pits the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers. And all eyes are on the two superstar quarterbacks.
The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in a massive upset to win Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis. While fans celebrated inside the stadium, protesters decrying police violence were detained outside.
The wait is over for American football fans around the world as the new NFL season begins. Support in Germany continues to boom, and three brothers from Leverkusen could be the men to tip the sport into the mainstream.
The Carolina Panthers had been considering moving Sunday's home duel with the Minnesota Vikings due to civil unrest in Charlotte. But after talks with the NFL and police, the game is to go ahead as scheduled.
The Seattle Seahawks linebacker Michael Bennett has said two Las Vegas officers handcuffed him and threatened to kill him after a major boxing match. He said he was "a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time."
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