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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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


NFL officiating getting attention this postseason

Here’s the deal, football fans: NFL officials are going to mess up. Calls will be missed. Others will be made that shouldn’t have been. Even the league knows that – …


Newsmakers

Hired Former Montana and Idaho assistant Jonathan Smith has been hired as the quarterbacks coach at Boise State. The former Oregon State quarterback was the Grizzlies’ offensive coordinator the past …


Lewis, Reed have been at heart of Ravens’ success

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Ray Lewis and Ed Reed have spent 11 seasons together with the Baltimore Ravens, making one big play after another for a defense that is perennially …


Seahawks fullback Robinson added to Pro Bowl roster

NFL: Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson is headed to Hawaii after being added to the NFC roster for the Pro Bowl. Robinson was added on Thursday after Green Bay fullback …


NFL Notes: Tebow played hurt in loss to Patriots

Tim Tebow needs more R&R than anyone thought. The Broncos quarterback played through rib, lung and chest injuries he sustained in Denver’s 45-10 loss at New England in the AFC …


Giants linebacker Blackburn goes from couch to starter

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – A little less than two months ago, Chase Blackburn was considering a career as a substitute middle-school math teacher. Out of work for four months after …


Ravens expect boost from home confines

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Ravens were perfect at home during the regular season and a .500 team on the road, which explains why they were so desperate to host at …


Patriots rout Broncos

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady threw six touchdown passes, five in the first half, putting the New England Patriots into the AFC championship game after roughing up Tim Tebow and …


Rams hire Fisher as head coach

ST. LOUIS – Almost two weeks after they put away the helmets and shoulder pads, the St. Louis Rams picked up their third win of a dismal season. The Rams …


NASCAR driver Bayne seeks to match Tebow’s faith

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne said Friday he admires Tim Tebow and wishes he displayed his faith as strongly as the quarterback does. Bayne was the …


NFL Notes: Jets QB takes verbal hits from some teammates

The fallout from the New York Jets failing to make the NFL playoffs is in full swing, with members of coach Rex Ryan’s staff leaving, players taking shots at quarterback …


Giants’ D set for second shot

The New York Giants’ defense wanted another shot at Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers after a last-second loss last month. They got their wish. And this time it …


Parcells heads Pro Football Hall of Fame hopefuls

Bill Parcells moved one step closer to Canton on Saturday when the Pro Football Hall of Fame released a list of 15 modern-era finalists for enshrinement that included the Super …


Brees’ Saints send Lions packing

NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are pouring on the points, racking up the wins and rewriting the record books nearly every time they play. Things …


Falcons look for elusive playoff win against Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The New York Giants are only four years removed from their last Super Bowl victory, and they have nothing on the Atlanta Falcons in terms of …