For devotees of the NFL, this is as good as it gets – the divisional round of the play-offs, four games pitting the regular season’s finest against four challengers already battle-hardened by victory in last weekend’s ever-treacherous wild-card round. And in 2014 there’s an extra twist: the prospect that one of the longest, most painful droughts in US sport might be near an end.
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Sunday 05 January 2014
Indianapolis pulled off the second biggest comeback in NFL play-off history to stun Kansas City, while New Orleans beat Philadelphia on the last play of the game as the first wild-card games provided a thrilling start to the post-season.
Saturday 04 January 2014
A second storm is set to hit the region over the next few days that could be even worse, just as the clean up begins
Tuesday 10 December 2013
A round-up of the latest events and talking points from the world of NFL
Tuesday 03 December 2013
The Cuban physician Carlos J Finlay has been honoured with a Google Doodle on the 180th anniversary of his birth.
How the convicted nephew of a Kennedy could become an unlikely poster boy for reform of the US justice system
Friday 22 November 2013
He's rich and well-connected. But Michael Skakel's case deserves close examination
Saturday 12 October 2013
The grenade and bomb detector maker Chemring has warned that the US political shutdown is likely to hit its profitability this year.
Tuesday 08 October 2013
The US Federal Reserve has begun circulating new $100 notes, introducing new anti-counterfeiting features – including a distinctive splash of colour – that have been more than a decade in the making.
Tuesday 01 October 2013
The closure of so many key attractions is likely to put pressure on the museums and galleries which are open
Monday 30 September 2013
A weekly look at the biggest talking points in the NFL
Monday 09 September 2013
The collaboration between director Ron Howard and hip-hop legend Jay-Z on a music documentary may at first glance seem crazy, but it soon becomes apparent that the director of Frost/Nixon and A Beautiful Mind is perfect for the job.
Saturday 07 September 2013
Tough love in hard times from a mother of courage
Thursday 15 August 2013
In the early stages of his career, the poet F D Reeve found himself best-known as the translator who accompanied Robert Frost on his 1962 visit to the Soviet Union, the man in the middle of Frost's showdown with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. Years later, having established himself as a poet, novelist and translator, Reeve would find himself overshadowed again – by his eldest son, Christopher, who achieved fame playing Superman in the smash 1978 movie hit.
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Speech is first high-profile engagement since leaving State Department
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Investigators says the person who placed the call could face serious criminal charges
Tuesday 23 July 2013
It’s been a busy couple of years at Philadelphia HQ. The range of pallid spreadable cheese seems to be attempting to catch up to Heinz when it comes to varieties of flavour.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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