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Tea partiers shell out big bucks for Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin’s appearance early next month at the first tea party movement’s convention in Nashville, Tenn., has stirred controversy in conservative circles over her reported decision to charge a substantial fee.

Boldin improving, hopefuly he can play vs. Saints

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin says he feels much better and is optimistic about his chances of playing in Saturday's divisional playoff game at New Orleans.

Jets punter passes stress test, likely for Sunday

New York Jets punter Steve Weatherford has passed a stress test and should be fine for Sunday's playoff game at San Diego.

McCoy proposes to girlfriend at Texas' stadium

Colt McCoy brought girlfriend Rachel Glandorf to Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Monday night.

'Fired up': Carroll pumped to be Seahawks coach

Pete Carroll says he's glad to be a Seahawk, and looks forward to turning around the fortunes of the team.

Jags' Del Rio says he's staying in Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Jaguars are sticking with coach Jack Del Rio, at least for another season.

Star S Wright is 5th Gator to leave early for NFL

Safety Major Wright is the latest Florida player to leave school early and enter the NFL draft.

America slides deeper into depression as Wall Street revels

The labour force contracted by 661,000. This did not show up in the headline jobless rate because so many Americans dropped out of the system. The broad U6 category of unemployment rose to 17.3pc.