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Lawrence Tynes, Greenock-born kicker for the New York Giants

Super Bowl caps UK's growing gridiron fever

Millions of Brits expected to watch tonight's final

Eli Manning (left), comeback king and his brother Peyton, Hall of Famer in waiting

American Football: Super Eli Manning has chance to pass his brother

Eli Manning can lead the Giants to glory and further his claim to being his family's best quarterback.

Tom Brady of the New York Giants

NFL: Past meets present in Super Bowl rematch

It’s déjà vu. Four years ago, the New England Patriots faced the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII.

JOE PATERNO: The Penn State coach was the most celebrated in college-level US football

Fired football coach loses fight with lung cancer

The American football coach fired by Penn State University last November because of allegations of child abuse by an assistant under his watch died yesterday after weeks of battling lung cancer.

Joy for San Francisco's Alex Smith as he scores a fourth-quarter touchdown against New Orleans Saints

American Football: Alex Smith - 'The Comeback Kid' goes from villain to hero in San Francisco

Much-maligned quarterback can guide the 49ers into an unlikely Super Bowl

American Football: Rams agree to play in London

The NFL says the St Louis Rams have agreed to play regular season games in London for the next three years, first facing the New England Patriots in 2012.

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The NFL staged its first game outside North America when the Miami Dolphins played the New York Giants at Wembley in 2007. The game was hugely successful in heightening awareness of American Football in England as well as earning the powers that be a few quid thanks to a sell-out crowd at the national stadium. It's become a regular fixture on the calendar now with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers having battled it out under the Wembley arch last month, while talks are ongoing as to how the NFL can continue to expand its reach.

NFL: St Louis Rams set for three Wembley appearances

The St Louis Rams will face the New England Patriots at Wembley Stadium this October in the first of three visits to London by the team owned by Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke.

OJ Simpson to lose his house

A bank is to sell the Florida home of O J Simpson, who is serving time for kidnapping, armed robbery and other charges.

Aaron Rodgers: The Packers quarterback was on the losing side against the New York Giants

American Football: Giants cut Rodgers and Green Bay down to size

The shadow of 2008 hovers over the NFL play-offs.

Denver quarterback Tim Tebow is bowed by defeat to New England

American Football: Tebow's flaws are exposed in fairy tale's unhappy ending

A mere 48 hours ago, he was America's most adored athlete, living a fairy tale that some dreamed might take his team to the Super Bowl. This chilly Monday morning, Tim Tebow is an afterthought to the NFL season as it moves towards its climax – a quarterback with uplifting game-side rituals but once again of uncertain career prospects.

Jim Harbaugh, the coach of the San Francisco 49ers

American Football: Harbaugh must weather Brees storm

The New Orleans Saints, looking for their second Super Bowl appearance in three seasons, take on the San Francisco 49ers in today's divisional round play-off.

TIM TEBOW: The Denver Broncos quarterback has become a cult hero across the States

American Football: New outbreak of 'Tebowing' as quarterback puts Broncos on track for Super Bowl

If it ever went away, Tebow-mania is back in the NFL. For much of the regular season, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow made himself a national cult – hurling winning, last-minute touchdown passes and then kneeling on the touchline to give thanks to the Almighty for his deliverance, in a gesture that spawned its own word, "Tebowing". But in the last few games the magic had deserted him, and the Broncos barely made the play-offs.

Prescott joins Saints after being given six months to live – six years ago

Steve Prescott has joined the coaching staff at his old club, St Helens, six years after being given six months to live with a rare form of stomach cancer.

Ben Watson slots home Wigan’s equaliser from the penalty spot

Watson rewards Wigan guile with 'crucial goal'

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The Olympic Stadium in Stratford could be given a corporate name

Olympic venues will renamed after corporations with highest bid

Olympic bosses are planning to auction off naming rights for some of the stadiums that have been built to host the games in a deal that could be worth up to £10m a year.

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