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Julian Edelman’s Super Bowl MVP reveals the NFL’s selective morality

The New England Patriots receiver was crucial to his team’s sixth championship. But some wondered why his PED suspension was not discussedIn many ways Julian Edelman, MVP of this year’s thoroughly un-super Super Bowl, is the perfect example of what it …

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Super Bowl LIII in numbers: how the New England Patriots beat the LA Rams – video report

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay admits he was ‘out-coached’ by his counterpart Bill Belichick after a humbling defeat in Super Bowl LIII. The New England Patriots won a record-equalling sixth championship on Sunday, beating the Ra…

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Bill Belichick at his best to confirm Patriots as the greatest in NFL history

The New England coach has fielded much better players in his two decades of dominance. Which makes his sixth Super Bowl title all the more impressiveNever have the New England Patriots been so doubted. A creaking 41-year-old quarterback. A Hall of Fame…

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Rams beat themselves in Super Bowl as wheels fall off once-mighty offense

Such were the struggles of Los Angeles to score against the Patriots that it was easy to forget their defense had played an excellent gameDifferent players, a different coaching staff, and even a different home city. But somehow, for the Rams, it was t…

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New England Patriots outlast LA Rams to win record-tying sixth Super Bowl

New England strike late in lowest scoring Super Bowl everEdelman (10 catches, 141 yards) wins Most Valuable PlayerPatriots move level with Steelers for most Super Bowl titlesPhoto gallery: best shots from the game and halftime showAnd so the Patriotsar…

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Super Bowl 2019: New England Patriots v Los Angeles Rams – live!

The latest score, news and action from AtlantaRams and Patriots kick off at 6.30pm ET/11.30pm GMTWho will win? Our writers’ predictions for the gameTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email himSign up to the Guardian’s US morning briefing 6.20pm GMT Super …

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Donald Trump says he would have a ‘hard time’ letting his son play American football – video

In an interview broadcast on the biggest day in the NFL calendar, Donald Trump said he would have a ‘hard time’ letting his son Barron play American football.The president made the statement during an interview set to be broadcast on CBS’s Fa…

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Super Bowl: Donald Trump would have ‘hard time’ letting son play football

Football has been repeatedly linked to brain traumaPatriots and Rams face each other in Atlanta on SundayIn an interview broadcast on the biggest day in the NFL calendar, Donald Trump said he would have a “hard time” letting his son play football. Rela…

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Tom Brady ignores brickbats and glimpses Super Bowl glory once again | Paolo Bandini

The 41-year-old New England Patriot will contest Sunday’s Super Bowl for a record ninth time, against Los Angeles RamsAs usual Tom Brady had the final word. More than 35,000 fans had turned up to the pep rally hosted by the New England Patriots before …

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Everything you need to know about Super Bowl LIII

From Doritos adverts to civil rights protests, we answer the big questions aheads of American sport’s biggest nightFor Americans, it’s the biggest sporting event of the year. For much of the rest of the world it’s an excuse to stay up past bedtime with…

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Super Bowl LIII : LA Rams look for revenge against New England Patriots – video

Super Bowl LIII sees the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams. The battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy will take place in the Mercedez-Benz stadium in Atlanta. This is the third consecutive year the Patriots have been in the Super Bowl; the …

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Rams and Patriots at full-strength in final practice before Super Bowl

Los Angeles had been concerned about kicker Greg ZuerleinNew England’s Dont’a Hightower returns to field on FridayThe Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots are both expected to be at full-strength when Super Bowl LIII kicks off on Sunday after neit…

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Sports quiz of the week: transfers, embarrassment and the Super Bowl

Who lost it? Who had a happy birthday? Who moved?Newcastle broke their transfer record for the first time in 14 years this week when they signed Miguel Almirón from Atlanta United for £21.5m. The move also makes Almirón the most expensive footballer i…

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Super Bowl predictions: Guardian writers’ picks for Patriots v Rams in Atlanta

One of our writers called the teams for the Super Bowl back in September. Will he get the winner correct this time too?Block the Rams’ interior pass rush. Tom Brady’s passer rating has taken a significant dip against inside pressure compared to pressur…

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Super Bowl: Patriots invite seventh-grade girl bullied for playing football

Dejah Rondeau of New Hampshire has already played catch with Julian Edelman and met owner Robert KraftA seventh-grade girl from New Hampshire who was bullied for playing quarterback on a youth football team is going to the Super Bowl courtesy of the Ne…

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Judge dismisses fans’ request to replay NFC championship game after missed call

New Orleans fans had filed suit over team’s loss to LA RamsSunday’s Super Bowl will be between Rams and PatriotsA federal judge has refused to order the NFL to replay the NFC Championship game, in which the Los Angeles Rams defeated the New Orleans Sai…

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The NFL is 70% black, so why is its TV coverage so white?

This Sunday’s Super Bowl on CBS will be broadcast by a team of competent professionals. They just won’t be representative of the sport they’re covering Last November, in the lead-up to the NFL’s Thanksgiving Day game between the New Orleans Saints and …

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As the Super Bowl approaches, is high school football dying a slow death?

Millions will watch the Rams and Patriots play this weekend. But participation in high-school football is falling, and fears over brain trauma could be to blameFor Mike Kelly, a high school football coach in Manassas Park, Virginia, early August usuall…

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How shapeshifter Bill Belichick has beaten a league built for parity for 18 years

The New England Patriots head coach is an economics major, and his exploitation of market inefficiency has helped him dominate the NFLOne of the most staggering things about the New England Patriots’ two decades of domination in the NFL is that, Tom Br…

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How shapeshifter Bill Belichick has beaten a league built for parity for 18 years

The New England Patriots head coach is an economics major, and his exploitation of market inefficiency has helped him dominate the NFLOne of the most staggering things about the New England Patriots’ two decades of domination in the NFL is that, Tom Br…