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Cam Newton talks a prince, Syria and Paco Sinbad

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.

Steve Weatherford of the New York Giants celebrates after the Giants won 20-17 in overtime against the San Francisco 49ers

American Football: New York Giants seal Super Bowl place

The New York Giants will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI after beating the San Francisco 49ers in overtime in the NFC Championship game on Sunday.

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.

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.

The New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees tries to make headway against the Detroit Lions in NFC wild-card play-off game

American Football: Brees blows flying Saints to a ninth straight win

Drew Brees was at his imperious best on Saturday night as he threw three touchdown passes to lead his New Orleans Saints to a 45-28 victory over the Detroit Lions in the NFL wild-card match which sets up a meeting with the San Francisco 49ers next weekend.

TJ Yates was hurried into action after the Texans first and second choice quarter-backs suffered season-ending injuries

American Football: Yates breaks fresh territory for Texans

It is a little bit of history that has been a decade in the making. Tonight at the Reliant Stadium, the Houston Texans will entertain the Cincinnati Bengals and finally experience a belated first taste of post-season in the opening fixture of the NFL play-offs.

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

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

Green Bay’s John Kuhn spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown against Detroit

American Football: Packers stay unbeaten as Suh foul sets Lions back

The Green Bay Packers overcame a slow start to keep their perfect NFL season intact with a 27-15 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday that spoilt yet another Motor City Thanksgiving Day.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee