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3rd NFL Player in Tampa Gets MRSA Infection

Players' union says the league needs to ramp up protection

(Newser) - Game called on account of staph infection? The Buccaneers and Eagles are playing tomorrow as scheduled, but the NFL players' union considered telling members to skip it after a third Tampa player was diagnosed this week with a nasty MRSA infection, reports Bleacher Report . Rookie Johnthan Banks is the unlucky... More »

NFL Star Seeks Prez Pardon for Pot-Seller Brother

Lawrence Tynes' sibling serving 27-year sentence in federal slammer

(Newser) - New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes is pleading with President Bush for a pardon for his pot-selling brother, who is serving a 27-year federal prison sentence in Arkansas, reports Newsday. Tynes' brother Mark, 31, was sentenced two years ago and has exhausted his appeals seeking a lighter sentence. Presidents leaving... More »

Double Save for Giants Kicker

NY's savior plays it calm after game-winning FG

(Newser) - The minus-20 wind chill wasn't the only thing freezing Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes on the sidelines after he missed two critical field goals last night in Green Bay. His coach snarled, his teammates kept silent, managers didn't even bother to drape a jacket over his shoulders, writes Greg Doyel of... More »

Giants Stun Packers in OT

Gain Super Bowl when Tynes FG ends 23-20 nail-biter

(Newser) - The New York Giants tonight became just the second NFC wild-card team to make the Super Bowl, stunning the favored Packers, 23-20, in the arctic cold at Lambeau Field. Kicker Lawrence Tynes atoned for two missed field goals—including one at the end of regulation—with his 47-yard game-winner. More »

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