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Cundiff draws support from Ravens

DES MOINES, Iowa – For Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff, the support of his teammates and the lessons learned from his Midwestern upbringing have helped keep the biggest miss of his …


Wish went astray at Super Bowl

The Patriots got exactly what they wanted when the Giants threw to Mario Manningham on New York’s last Super Bowl drive. Then the receiver New England deemed less dangerous than …


Fans greet Giants on return to New Jersey

Smiles were the order of the day, as the Super Bowl-champion New York Giants returned home, victorious once again. The team’s charter plane from Indianapolis touched down around 1:55 p.m. …


Eli and the Giants ruin Patriots’ season once again

INDIANAPOLIS – Take that, Brady. You too, Peyton. Eli Manning is the big man in the NFL after one-upping Tom Brady and leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 …


Eli, Giants do it again

Just as he did four years ago, Eli Manning guided the New York Giants to a decisive touchdown in the final minute and the result Sunday was a 21-17 victory …


Defense will spell difference for Giants in Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS – In this new NFL age of throw first and throw again, it’s easy to forget to first rule of football: Defense wins championships. Sorry, Eli. Sorry, Tom. There’s …


Super Bowl fans may have prayers for thriller answered

INDIANAPOLIS – MVP quarterbacks on marquee franchises. A rematch of a nail-biter from four years ago, featuring many of the same key characters. Madonna and plenty of Manning – Eli, …


Durable running back Martin leads hall class

INDIANAPOLIS – Curtis Martin has gone from the mean streets of Pittsburgh to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The star running back with the Patriots and Jets for 11 …


Aaron Rodgers given MVP award

INDIANAPOLIS – The best quarterbacks bring fans out of their seats. Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning did exactly that Saturday night when the NFL Most Valuable Player accepted the trophy …


Seahawks’ Cortez Kennedy among new Hall of Famers

Cortez Kennedy spent years waiting for his Hall of Fame call, which is kind of funny considering how he learned of his selection on Saturday. “I had to watch it …


Why the Patriots will win

INDIANAPOLIS – Rarely is Bill Belichick outcoached. Tom Brady almost never gets outplayed. The brilliant coach on the sideline and his cerebral leader on the field – winners of three …


Products receive boost from Super Bowl buzz

NEW YORK – Companies hope you’ll be gabbing about their Super Bowl ads on Monday morning. But the ultimate score is if those conversations continue throughout the year. The Super …


Newsmakers

Fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and coach Rick Carlisle have been fined by the NBA after they became upset with the officiating during a 95-86 loss to Oklahoma City …


Patriots’ tight end Gronkowski makes progress

INDIANAPOLIS – Another practice, another day of progress for Rob Gronkowski. The All-Pro tight end was listed as questionable for the New England Patriots for the Super Bowl against the …


Patriots’ other tight end ready for NFL’s big dance

INDIANAPOLIS – Move over, salsa-specialist Victor Cruz. Aaron Hernandez may need room to show his merengue moves in the end zone. The dueling dancers are practicing the steps they hope …


Broken foot doesn’t slow Giants’ Bradshaw

INDIANAPOLIS – Ahmad Bradshaw is playing in pain and loving every second of it. The New York Giants running back has played the last eight games with a broken bone …


Giants exude confidence as they hit Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Unlike four years ago when they dressed in black suits as a symbol of unity before facing the undefeated Patriots, the New York Giants returned to the Super …


OMG is it really time for XLVI?

NEW YORK – Kids LOL and OMG each other all the livelong day, but ask them to decipher the XLVI of this year’s Super Bowl and you might as well …


Belichick shows his lighter side

INDIANAPOLIS – The cameramen trailed Bill Belichick as he strolled to the stage, the normally Hooded One wearing a crisp, dark suit and an even more surprising accessory. A smile.


Marshall goes all-out in Hawaii, has four TD catches

HONOLULU – While everyone was playing at half-speed and ready to extend their Hawaiian vacation, Brandon Marshall played as if it was his last game. The Miami Dolphins wide receiver …


Pierre-Paul Giants’ best defender in second year

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Jason Pierre-Paul is no longer the freakish athlete with the big upside. The second-year defensive end’s days of impressing his New York Giants teammates with his …


Patriots receiver Edelman branches out to defense

Julian Edelman’s role models in football have gradually evolved. As an undersized quarterback with a big arm growing up in Redwood City, Calif., he wanted to be the next Doug …


Giants’ Cruz developed solid connection with Manning

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The phone call must have been a mistake. Victor Cruz stared down at the screen, perplexed by the number that had popped up.


Tyree still defined by catch in Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Eli Manning took home the MVP. Plaxico Burress had the winning catch. David Tyree got the biggest prize in the 2008 Super Bowl – an unforgettable …


Giants edge 49ers for NFC title

Five plays after the 49ers’ Kyle Williams fumbled a punt, New York’s Lawrence Tynes kicked a game-winning 31-yard field goal in overtime, sending the Giants to the Super Bowl with …


Patriots edge Ravens for AFC title

Baltimore Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff shanked a 32-yard field goal with 11 seconds left, leaving the New England Patriots with a 23-20 victory over the Ravens in the AFC Championship …


It’s Pats offense vs. Ravens defense

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady and the New England Patriots made it to the AFC championship game with a high-powered offense that piled up points and yards. Ray Lewis and …


Jets coach Ryan promises change from brash attitude

NEW YORK – The days of big, brash talk by Rex Ryan could be over. The New York Jets’ coach told WFAN Radio on Friday that he’ll remain confident but …


Tight end is the “now” position in NFL

From Gonzo to Gronk to Graham, tight ends are running past, around and through defenders at an unprecedented rate. Hey, the Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski does all of those things on …


Dolphins hire Philbin as head coach

Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin has become the Miami Dolphins’ seventh head coach in the past eight years. The Dolphins announced the hiring Friday night and plan a …