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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Friday 26 June 2009
The first piece of music I ever bought was "Streets of Philadelphia". I was 11. It's a love song. A message of love, highlighting pure community and freedom of faith. I like those things. I really do. When I was a little boy, I never wanted to admit I liked music or girls. I was really crippled by shyness and for reasons I don't understand now, I hid the tape from my mum. I was attracted to his obvious soul, good heart and pure genius. The movie Philadelphia and the Care Bears cartoons broke my heart and made me want to show compassion to others.
Monday 22 June 2009
Sunday 14 June 2009
Friday 05 June 2009
Everything about Mario Lanza was enormous: his talent, his prowess on stage, his ego, his lifestyle, and, often, his weight.
Thursday 04 June 2009
Philadelphia's police commissioner says there will be no charges against neighbors who beat a man sought for questioning in the rape of an 11-year-old girl.
Friday 29 May 2009
Thursday 28 May 2009
A deputy mayor from Philadelphia will head the company set up to ensure the long-term use of London's 2012 Olympic facilities.
Monday 25 May 2009
Friday 08 May 2009
Wednesday 29 April 2009
Researchers have found the first common genetic link to autism and said yesterday it could potentially account for 15 per cent of the disease's cases.
Monday 27 April 2009
Friday 17 April 2009
On Wednesday night the marathon 2008-2009 NBA regular season came to a close.
Thursday 26 February 2009
San Francisco could become the biggest city in the US without a daily newspaper if the San Francisco Chronicle's owner, Hearst, follows through on a threat to shut its doors.
Sunday 22 February 2009
The instrument in question is the mighty baritone sax, which Philadelphia-born Charles Evans turns into a quartet, chamber group or bari-choir through judicious overdubbing on this intermittently amazing solo recording.
Sunday 18 January 2009
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 3 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'