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D-Day 70th anniversary: Hero dad I never knew was first soldier to die on Normandy beaches

This week Margaret Brotheridge will stand in tearful silence in a cemetery in a French village to honour the dad she never knew.<p>She will be one among …

D Day

Rudolf Hess plane wreckage hidden by Scottish farmers, letter reveals

The wreckage of a Messerschmitt, flown by Hitler’s right-hand man to Britain in an attempt to broker a peace deal in May 1941, was secretly hidden by farmers, it has emerged<p>Farm workers in Scotland squirrelled away parts of the fuselage of Rudolf Hess’s plane after it crashed into a field during …

NFL umpire Roy Ellison suspended for incident with Redskins’ lineman Trent Williams

The NFL suspended one of its game officials Friday for “making a profane and derogatory statement” to Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams during a game Sunday at Philadelphia.<p>Umpire Roy Ellison was suspended for one game without pay and will not work this weekend, according to a …

Hakeem Nicks plans to play Sunday, isn’t frustrated

Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks returned to practice on Thursday after missing Wednesday’s session with what the team called a groin injury.<p>Nicks …

Chalk Talk Week 12: How Victor Cruz Will Have Success Against Cowboys' Cover 2

The New York Giants have won four games in a row. Can they make it five?<p>Not if the Dallas Cowboys have anything to say about it.<p>In the video above, former NFL safety Matt Bowen diagrams how the matchup of Victor Cruz against the Cowboys' Cover 2 scheme will be the deciding factor.<p>What do you think? …

Dez Bryant to Giants: Let’s get physical

The Giants said that their game plan for dealing with Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant this week is to get physical with him because, according to …

Start 'Em Sit 'Em Week 12: Definitive Guide for Tough Calls at Each Position

Bearing down on the playoffs, now is not the time for fantasy owners to start missing on lineup calls.<p>Each week, owners have to make a tough call or two on who gets the starting nod at a certain position. I am here to help with those calls.<p>In light of that, I've tried to focus in on players who are …

A Look at John Conner and His Impact on the New York Giants' Rushing Game

In their first five games of the season, the New York Giants rushed for an average of 56.8 yards per game, posting a 0-5 record.<p>In their last five games, during which the Giants have gone 4-1, that average has soared to 97.2 per game despite a merry-go-round of running backs in the backfield.<p>The …

Manning vs. Brady: Who is better with the game on the line in the fourth quarter?

Two minutes left. Down by four. Need a touchdown.<p>Who ya got?<p>You probably can't go wrong with either Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. But, in advance of …