Butler's improbable run to the national title game capped off a unique 2009-10 season that saw numerous mid-majors rise in prominence.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NFL and players union representatives met for much of the afternoon in Washington to discuss a new collective bargaining agreement.
Delete - Merge ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Whether it was as complicated as deciding how to divide $9 billion or as simple as making sure everyone with a ticket also had a seat, the NFL had trouble getting it right this Super Bowl week.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Marcus Morris had 22 points and reserve Mario Little added 17, sparking a second-half charge that led No. 2 Kansas past No. 19 Missouri 103-86 on Monday night in a high-energy clash between the Big 12's highest-scoring teams.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jordy Nelson didn't let a few bobbles stand in the way of a breakout performance in the biggest game of his life.
SUPER PACKERS: With Super Bowl win No. 4, the Packers moved into fourth place for most wins in the championship game that began in 1967.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Magic center Dwight Howard said he is annoyed by the recent talk about his contract and the possibility he would leave Orlando when he becomes a free agent.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers' smile never faded as he rode on the back of a convertible pacing down a confetti-filled parade route through Disney World's Magic Kingdom on Monday afternoon.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sports books in Nevada hung on to win just over $724,000 from Super Bowl bets despite heavy gambling on the Green Bay Packers and lots of scoring, Nevada gambling regulators said Tuesday.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Aaron Rodgers celebrated his first Super Bowl scoring pass by simply raising both arms in the familiar signal for "Touchdown!" before briefly embracing an offensive lineman.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Forget Lombardi on Broadway. Green Bay has the newest Super Bowl hit: Aaron Rodgers.
2010-New Orleans (NFC) 31, Indy (AFC) 17
BY PAUL NEWBERRY
2010-Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans
SUPER BOWL XLV
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The expectations that accompanied Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer were largely unfair, and anybody in the Kansas City Royals front office would probably be willing to admit it.
LENEXA - Tamba Hali fled Liberia when it was in the midst of a bloody civil war. Now that the West African nation is at the center of a very different crisis - an outbreak of Ebola - the Chiefs linebacker is lending his support to a humanitarian relief effort.
ST. LOUIS - Matt Adams and the Cardinals are moving on. Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers are going home.
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster thinks Kansas State can compete for the Big 12 title. So the dynamic sophomore guard isn't paying much attention to any of his October accolades.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chiefs seemed to have figured out their running game, which remains centered on Jamaal Charles. However, faced with critical third-and-shorts in the waning minutes against the 49ers, coach Andy Reid abandoned the run in favor of passes that kept falling incomplete.