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Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan walks to the bus as the team arrive at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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  • Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan walks to the bus as the team arrive at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Falcons arrive for 1st Super Bowl appearance since 1999

    HOUSTON (AP) — They’re here. Well, at least one team playing in the Super Bowl has arrived in Houston. The Atlanta Falcons, making their first appearance in the NFL championship game since 1999 and second overall, arrived Sunday afternoon to little fanfare at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. That was quite the contrast to the sendoff […]
  • Norway's Emil Iversen celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the mens 30km mass start event at the FIS Cross Country World Cup in Falun, Sweden, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (Ulf Palm /TT via AP)

    Iversen, Bjoergen win in cross-country ski World Cup

    FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Norway dominated Sunday’s action in the cross-country skiing World Cup as Emil Iversen and Marit Bjoergen won men’s and women’s mass start races. Iversen won the men’s 30-kilometer classic race, beating his fellow Norwegian Martin Johnsrud Sundby with an explosive final push to the line to take victory in a time […]
  • From left, United States' Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and Julia Mancuso pose after an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Gut crashes; Shiffrin ecstatic in 4th; Vonn content in 12th

    CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lara Gut crashed, Mikaela Shiffrin was ecstatic after finishing fourth, while Lindsey Vonn was just happy to make it down safely in 12th. It was an up-and-down day for the biggest names in women’s ski racing Sunday as Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia took advantage of bib No. 1 to win […]
  • France's Alexis Pinturault competes during an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom, in Garmisch-Panterkirchen, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)

    Hirscher displays class to beat Pinturault in giant slalom

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Marcel Hirscher displayed all his class to beat Alexis Pinturault and claim his 20th World Cup giant slalom victory on Sunday, avenging his narrow defeat to the French skier in Adelboden. Trailing Pinturault by 0.09 seconds after the first run, the five-time defending overall champion charged hard in the second, clocking […]