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NFL

Upgrades foiled by power outage

– Concerned the Superdome might not be able to handle the energy needed for its first Super Bowl since Hurricane Katrina, officials spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on upgrades to decayed utility lines, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

The improvements apparently weren’t enough, however, to prevent an embarrassing and puzzling 34-minute power outage during the third quarter of the game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Two days later, officials still had not pinpointed the cause of the outage.

Indy eager to bid

Organizers in Indianapolis plan to run a clean, positive campaign to win a bid for the 2018 Super Bowl.

Indiana Sports Corp. president Allison Melangton wants to tout why Indy would be the ideal choice to host its second Super Bowl this decade.

Ravens thank fans

The Baltimore Ravens’ players, coach and owner thanked thousands of fans who packed the team’s stadium Tuesday to celebrate the Super Bowl victory.

The stadium was filled to capacity.

Obama calls team

The White House said President Obama telephoned Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome to congratulate them and the team for their Super Bowl win.

No. 3 in TV ratings

The Nielsen Co. estimated the Super Bowl was seen by an average of 108.7 million people, down from the last two years but still ranking as the third most-watched show in U.S. television history.

Around the league

The New York Giants released linebacker Michael Boley after four seasons. … Detroit cut veteran starters defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch and guard Stephen Peterman.

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