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American Football: Hartley late kick fires Saints into Super Bowl

A Garrett Hartley overtime field goal edged the New Orleans Saints past the Minnesota Vikings and into their first Super Bowl late on Sunday.

Saints won 31-28 to claim the NFC Championship in front of a raucous New Orleans crowd at the Superdome. They will now meet the AFC champions, Indianapolis Colts, at Super Bowl XLIV in Miami on 7 February, the Colts having beaten the New York Jets.