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.
A round-up of the latest events and talking points from the world of NFL
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
A manhunt is underway after three pupils were shot outside a Pennsylvania high school in the United States.
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.
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
Incident took place in the Springdale district of Pennsylvania
The match was delayed for over 30 minutes
In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck, Penguin Modern Classics £14.99
Steinbeck's novel about politics and labour in the United States, In Dubious Battle, is set in California apple farming country, where a strike by migrant workers spirals out of control, becoming a bloody clash of ideologies.
The NHL faces calls to ice the mayhem after the latest brawl. Rupert Cornwell reports
Out of America: Pittsburgh, heart of the rustbelt, reinvented itself after industrial collapse in the 1980s. Its rebirth offers hope to other smitten cities
Rodgers leads Green Bay to tense victory but brewing salaries dispute could lead next season to be cancelled
Despite never making the UK charts, "Redemption Song" remains one of Bob Marley's defining songs. The closing track on his final studio album, 1980's 'Uprising', it's the sound of the reggae star signing off with special poignancy. It was written and rehearsed by Marley and the Wailers in the closing months of 1979, during the band's live shows for the 'Survival' album, but kept in the can. When Marley presented Island Records' Chris Blackwell with the tapes for 'Uprising', the following year, Blackwell nodded with pursed lips. Good as it was, he thought it lacked something. Marley took his point and the following day he returned with the outstanding "Redemption Song" which duly completed the album's running order.
Arresting but quite hard work
Swing state Pennsylvania is headache for all on Capitol Hill as Tea Party effect bites
In the name of bungling fathers