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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.

Rivals pounce on Newt Gingrich at last Iowa debate

Republican presidential candidates pounced on front-runner Newt Gingrich yesterday to try to blunt his surge at the last debate before Iowa launches the 2012 US election season.

Tim Tebow gives thanks in his trademark pose which has become known as 'Tebowing' and has swept across America via YouTube

American Football: Tebow's heroics leave a nation divided

Broncos in play-off picture thanks to deeply religious quarterback with a suspect arm

Captain Richie McCaw lifts the Webb Ellis trophy

United States considering bid for 2023 Rugby World Cup

United States are discussing a bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup which could involve Canada co-hosting, according to USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville.

Jordy Nelson is engulfed after doing the traditional 'Lambeau Leap' following a touchdown

American Football: 'Pack' on road to perfection

Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers' season for ages is helping Green Bay blow opponents away

Sandusky denies being sexually attracted to young boys

I shouldn't have showered with kids, disgraced sports coach admits

The college sports coach at the heart of the child sex scandal that has engulfed Penn State University has admitted to "horsing around" with boys in showers and changing rooms but insists that he is innocent of the paedophile charges laid against him this month.

American Football: Bears help NFL put down roots

Suddenly the NFL at Wembley is beginning to seem less like a novelty and more like the real thing.

James Corrigan: Davis, the gridiron pioneer, was not fixed on making points – just amassing them

Imagine an owner of a Premier League team who had been with the club for 50 years

American Football: Vick's vision to lead Philadelphia and their 'dream team' to glory

After the lock-out came the shut-out.

Briefly: Bubba Smith

Bubba Smith, who died on 3 August aged 66, was an American footballer who went from feared defensive end to playing endearing giants in his successful second career as an actor.

NFL season to go ahead as players agree multibillion-dollar deal to end lockout

The National Football League (NFL) and players yesterday agreed to terms to end their four-month lockout and ensure America's most popular sport will go ahead as planned next season.

Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino banished from touchline for Copa America final

Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino will watch the Copa America final from the stands after he was suspended for two games following a brawl at the end of their semi-final win over Venezuela.

Chile tackle Venezuela in Copa América quarter-final

Chile will attempt to maintain the natural order at the 2011 Copa América when they take on Venezuela for a spot in the semi-finals.

Diego: It’s my dream to play in the Premier League

After a troubled campaign with Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg, two-time Copa América winning midfielder Diego is plotting a route to England. The Brazilian caught up with The South American Football Show in association with The Independent.

Neymar delivers Copa Libertadores triumph to Santos

Santos 2 Peñarol 1 (Santos win 2-1 on aggregate)

Santos held in first-leg of Copa Libertadores final

Peñarol 0 Santos 0
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