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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Tuesday 10 December 2013
A round-up of the latest events and talking points from the world of NFL
Sunday 08 December 2013
The warm crackle and hiss of AM radio lives on in the US, and is about to get a boost that could put it back at the heart of communities
Wednesday 13 November 2013
A manhunt is underway after three pupils were shot outside a Pennsylvania high school in the United States.
NFL round-up: Buccaneers' win piles on the misery in Miami while the quarterback turntable keeps spinning
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Which coaches could soon be out the door?
NFL round-up: Hazing and health concerns aside, week nine was a watershed moment for Pittsburgh Steelers
Tuesday 05 November 2013
A look at the major talking points from week nine in the NFL
American Football: Peterson helps Minnesota Vikings paint Wembley purple in win over Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday 30 September 2013
Adopted home side for the week get off the mark with thrilling win in first of two London games this season
Tuesday 06 August 2013
Andy Warhol was undoubtedly an exponent of experimental and boundary-pushing art forms. But it is impossible to know what his opinion might have been of an unusual venture set up to celebrate his 85 birthday: a live webcam feed from his grave.
Saturday 04 May 2013
1. Tsar Nicholas I of Russia's description of the failing Ottoman Empire – used of many countries since – was what?
Saturday 23 March 2013
The star of the Ashcan School was influenced by the Impressionists. Yet for all the surface charm, his work shows a fear of what lies beneath
Man arrested for 'beating and choking' wife before allegedly pouring perfume over her head and setting fire to her
Monday 04 March 2013
Incident took place in the Springdale district of Pennsylvania
Friday 08 February 2013
“You should learn to participate,” maintains Paul Rudd's English teacher to timid high-school freshman Charlie (Logan Lerman).
Monday 04 February 2013
The match was delayed for over 30 minutes
Tuesday 06 November 2012
No longer does Mitt Romney tout himself as "severely conservative," as he did last winter and into the spring. And no longer does Romney hail his running mate, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, as first and foremost a conservative icon.
Horror as toddler mauled to death after mother balanced him on railing above wild dog enclosure at zoo
Sunday 04 November 2012
The boy, who was visiting the zoo with his mother and friends, fell about 14 feet into an exhibit that's home to a pack of African painted dogs
Monday 22 October 2012
A nine-year-old girl has been shot in the shoulder after a relative mistook her Halloween costume for skunk.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
- 1 Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
- 2 Chelsea victory parade: Chelsea mocked on Twitter as 'tens of fans' pack the streets of London
- 3 US warned by Chinese media to stop meddling or 'war will be inevitable'
- 4 Woman, 21, dies after taking contraceptive pill that 'caused fatal blood clot'
- 5 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says