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 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 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."
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 51st Super Bowl matchup is set: the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots will face off in this year's Super Bowl. The Patriots are going for their fifth title, while the Falcons will play for their first.
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