September 20, 2011 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes and linebacker Michael Boley scored on a 65-yard fumble return to lead the New York Giants to a 28-16 victory over the mistake-prone St. Louis Rams on Monday night. Manning hit Hakeem Nicks with a 3-yard TD pass and Domenik Hixon made a spectacular juggling grab on a 22-yard score as New York (1-1) gave Tom Coughlin a win over Steve Spagnuolo in their first matchup since the one-time Giants defensive coordinator left to take over as coach of the Rams (0-2)
February 8, 2013 |
THE NEW YORK Giants continued their roster purge after missing the playoffs, cutting leading rusher Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty. The salary cap-saving moves on Wednesday came 1 day after New York let starting weakside linebacker Michael Boley go after four seasons. The Giants also waived defensive tackle Martin Parker, who spent this past season on injured reserve with a back injury. Bradshaw, Canty and Boley were all veterans who contributed to the Giants' Super Bowl win over the Patriots a year ago, but they all had big contracts and battled injuries.
January 19, 2012 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Mark Herzlich spent Sunday watching the New York Giants' stunning win at the Green Bay Packers from his couch. But there's a chance the linebacker may be in San Francisco and play in Sunday's NFC championship game when the Giants visit the 49ers. Herzlich, 24, practiced Wednesday for the first time since suffering a broken ankle against the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 28. The rookie was limited, though, and said he might not factor in the Giants' plans even if he is healthy enough to play.
December 18, 2011
American teenager Lexi Thompson pulled away from Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa to win the Dubai Ladies Masters by 4 strokes and become the youngest professional winner on the Ladies European Tour on Saturday in the United Arab Emirates. The 16-year-old Thompson chipped in for a birdie on No. 9 to take a 1-shot lead over Pace and then extended her lead with four birdies on the back nine, shooting a final-round 67 to finish at 15-under 273 for the tournament. American Michelle Wie (72)
November 5, 2012 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Eli Manning and the New York Giants could not provide a happy ending Sunday for the storm-ravaged fans who came to see them play the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. "There are so many bigger things going on around here that what we do is not as important as real life," Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said after throwing for two touchdowns in a 24-20 comeback victory. "My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone else who are going through so much.
December 21, 2011 |
THE NFL will require teams to place certified athletic trainers in the press box to help monitor head injuries, a change prompted by the Browns' failure to test quarterback Colt McCoy for a concussion. League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that memos are being sent to all 32 clubs to explain the new protocol, which is expected to begin with this week's games. Aiello said the trainer will be able to monitor the entire game without distraction and inform medical personnel on the sideline of any potential head injuries.
November 21, 2011 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The stadium cameras panned to Mark Herzlich about an hour before the start of Sunday night's game between the New York Giants and the Eagles. Herzlich was on his back, stretching, sweat dripping down his forehead and blending with the eye black he'd smeared onto each cheek. Herzlich looked fierce, determined. He looked like the starting middle linebacker for the Giants. He was. Herzlich, 24, a graduate of Conestoga High, a graduate of Boston College, and a survivor of cancer, replaced injured linebacker Michael Boley in the Giants' starting lineup.
September 26, 2011 |
A LITTLE inspiration and a lot of planning goes a long way. As the fourth quarter began, veteran safety Deon Grant scented a bleeding Eagles team on the other sideline. Trailing by two, the offense stalled, a seventh straight loss to the Eagles facing them, Grant stood before his fellow Giants defenders and cried out to them: "We gotta use what we got!" They used it to splendid effect. The Giants won, 29-16. With a decimated roster and a dominated offense, they won because they did what Grant begged them to do: They used what they had. Seven plays after Grant's oration, the game turned.
November 21, 2010 |
Michael Boley hardly recognizes Michael Vick. The two played together in Atlanta for two years, in 2005 and 2006, and the player Boley sees now is not the player he knew then. Not even close. Boley laughed and shook his head when asked to name the differences. "Everything," said Boley, now in his second season as one of the New York Giants' starting linebackers. "It looks like he's gotten better throwing the ball, running the ball. He looks like a different player. . . . Take the skill guys they have there and then you throw him in the mix, it's kind of limitless to what they can do. " It will be the Giants' job on Sunday night to do what no team has been able to do when Vick has started and finished a game this season: Limit him, and beat the Eagles.