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It would not be a big surprise if Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald scores the first touchdown of today’s Super Bowl. The oddsmakers picked him as the favorite to do so.

Improved Cards likely will cover

The Arizona Cardinals-Pittsburgh Steelers matchup has been analyzed and overanalyzed the past two weeks.


The Pittsburgh Steelers held off a furious Arizona rally to defeat the Cardinals 27-23 in Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla. It’s their second Super Bowl win in four seasons. Santonio Holmes scored on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger with 35 seconds left to put Pittsburgh ahead for good.


Las Vegas hosting ‘Big Game’ events

An estimated 295,000 people are expected to pour into Las Vegas this Super Bowl weekend — about 1 percent fewer than in 2008.

Coaches reflect Super contrasts

TAMPA, Fla. — Had he taken a different path, Ken Whisenhunt might’ve built twin-span bridges or eight-lane freeways or metropolitan airports by now.

Receivers might be headliners

Contrasting styles will clash when the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers hook up Sunday for an intriguing Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla.

Arizona proves hot ticket at books

If veteran quarterback Kurt Warner and the Arizona Cardinals are just misfits stumbling into a Super Bowl and waiting to get exposed, the betting public is not seeing it. The Pittsburgh Steelers are favored by 61/2 to 7 points over the Cardinals in Sunday’s game at Tampa, Fla., and most of the early wagering at Las Vegas sports books has been on the underdog.

Coaching carousel is game of chance

TEMPE, Ariz. — Ken Whisenhunt seemed to be a logical successor to Bill Cowher in Pittsburgh when the head coaching job came open two years ago. If not him, then certainly Russ Grimm.

Cards downplay Boldin’s sideline spat with coach

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals called receiver Anquan Boldin’s sideline shouting match with the offensive coordinator a “normal thing,” and coach Ken Whisenhunt insisted the outburst would in no way disrupt the team.

Pittsburgh glad it gave opportunity to Tomlin

PITTSBURGH — A few minutes after the Pittsburgh Steelers won the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, coach Mike Tomlin pondered the question he knows will be asked a lot going into the Super Bowl.

Role of favorite not in Cards for Arizona

On the marquee promoting a surprising Super Bowl matchup, the featured actors will be the Pittsburgh Steelers and their star quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger.

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