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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Monday 22 October 2012
A 9-year-old girl who dressed up for Halloween was shot in the shoulder by a family member who mistook her black and white striped costume for a skunk.
Friday 05 October 2012
Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Duran Duran have cancelled a third consecutive American concert after a band-member contracted a suspected viral illness.
Thursday 16 August 2012
A US Navy submarine commander who faked his own death to end an extra-marital affair has been relieved of his duties.
Monday 12 December 2011
Police deployment of sonic blasters at Occupy Wall Street and G-20 protest rallies is fuelling both sales and criticism of the devices, which emit beams of sound with laser-like intensity.
Monday 27 June 2011
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.
Tuesday 01 March 2011
Sunday 27 February 2011
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Sunday 06 February 2011
James Lawton: Forget Lombardi's Packers, Noll's 1980 Steelers were the masters of this blue-collar game
Saturday 05 February 2011
Friday 28 January 2011
Taken from a show in Pittsburgh in September 1980, Live Forever is the last recorded concert by Marley and The Wailers, but while it represents them at the broadest extent of their appeal, it by no means captures the band at their most potent.
Monday 24 January 2011
Ben Roethlisberger does not expect to ever win a passing title or be voted the NFL's most valuable player but the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback does plan on adding another Super Bowl ring to his collection.
Sunday 23 January 2011
Friday 03 December 2010
In a sport where the average career lasts less than four years, George Blanda's lasted 26 seasons. Blanda retired after the 1975 season, at 48 the oldest man to play in a National Football League game, and at the time the only one to have played in four separate decades. His career record for points scored (2,002) stood for 25 years, but his reputation as the ultimate clutch player was cemented in one five-week period in 1970.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
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