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There is a strange cacophony outside the offices of i in Manhattan today. Beyond the whistling of the -10 degree wind through the ill-fitting windows, there is the non-stop beep-beep of countless construction vehicles warning Times Square pedestrians to watch out.

Packers' Super Bowl victory could be the last NFL action of the year

Rodgers leads Green Bay to tense victory but brewing salaries dispute could lead next season to be cancelled

American Football: Penny drops as Big Ben finally grows up

After sex assault allegations and a horror motorbike crash, the Steelers quarterback lines up in tonight's Super Bowl as a 'changed man'

American Football: Under-age sex trade booming at Super Bowl

Thousands of young girls are trafficked by pimps cashing in on the biggest sports event in the US

American Football: 'The Freezer' sends Packers to Super Bowl

The Green Bay Packers entered the NFL play-offs as sixth and bottom seeds in the National Football Conference. Yesterday, they were the oddsmakers' early favourites to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers on 6 February and claim their first Super Bowl in 13 years.

American Football: Pittsburgh Steelers join Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl

Ben Roethlisberger does not expect to ever win a passing title or be voted the NFL's most valuable player but the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback does plan on adding another Super Bowl ring to his collection.

American Football: Packers seize Super Bowl place

The Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 21-14 last night to win the NFC title and reach the Super Bowl. They led 14-0 after dominating the first half and a belated Bears fightback failed to pay dividends as the visitors secured their first Super Bowl place since 1997.

American Football: Jets one step from the Super Bowl

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan outfoxed New England Patriots counterpart Bill Belichick with a defensive scheme that put his team on the brink of a Super Bowl with just one more championship quarterback waiting in their path.

American Football: Suggs goes on offensive ahead of crucial game

As if the excitement of the divisional play-offs wasn't enough, a number of NFL stars took it upon themselves to raise the temperature yesterday ahead of a potentially thrilling weekend.

Up from the streets: How video saved a radio star

Once a promising DJ, Ted Williams ended up as a homeless drug addict. Guy Adams charts his unlikely salvation on YouTube

American Football: Favre slips off stage as his legacy takes a hit

Retirement looks permanent this time but scandals mean eulogies are in short supply

American Football: Legend Favre retires after a traumatic year

Brett Favre was the National Football League's ultimate iron man in a legendary 19-year career, inspiring coaches and team-mates with extraordinary toughness and thrilling fans with a daredevil's verve and a showman's sense of the moment.

Rupert Cornwell: An all-American tale of sin and redemption

Out of America: It looked like star quarterback Michael Dwayne Vick had lost everything, but then he was offered a second chance...

American Football: Cardinals snatch late win over Cowboys

A missed Dallas conversion was followed by Jay Feely's 48-yard field goal winner with five seconds to play, as the Arizona Cardinals won 27-26 against the Cowboys in the NFL Christmas Day game.

American Football: Owens out for season with knee injury

Outspoken Cincinnati Bengals receiver Terrell Owens will miss the last two games of the regular season because of a torn meniscus in his left knee, the NFL team said.

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