- ISTOOK: Obama wants to be impeached
- Obama to Latin leaders: Help with border
- Military bans troops from Baptist church event honoring ‘God’s Rescue Squad’
- ‘Pocket drones’: U.S. Army developing tiny surveillance tools for the next big war
- Belgian cafe posts sign: Dogs allowed, but Jews stay out
- Gen. Dempsey: Pentagon studying Russian readiness plans not viewed ‘for 20 years’
- John McCain: Botched, two-hour execution of murderer is ‘torture’
- House GOP ready to move border bill
- Bomb squad called after live WWII artillery washes on Cape Cod beach
- HAYDEN: Intelligence, evidence and the case against Russia
Eli Manning returns to practice after 1-day bug
Question of the Day
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Tough luck, Frisco fans. Eli Manning’s tummy is just fine.
The New York Giants quarterback was back at practice Thursday after missing part of the previous day’s workout with “a stomach bug.”
“I’m 100 percent,” Manning said after practicing for Sunday’s NFC title game against the 49ers in San Francisco. “I had a full practice today, did everything, took every rep. I feel good.”
Manning felt sick after waking up Wednesday. He “toughed it out” and attended team meetings and took part in the walk-through portions of practice before letting backup David Carr handle the live snaps.
“It wasn’t going well so I tried to be smart,” said Manning, who received intravenous fluids after leaving practice Wednesday. “It was fortunate it happened on a Wednesday and not later in the week.”
“When he got to work today, he had a nice breakfast and seemed to do fine,” Coughlin said. “He is not quite himself, but almost.”
There was almost no chance Manning would miss the game because of a stomach virus. After all, his streak of 128 straight starts, including playoffs, is tops in the NFL.
A shoulder injury in 2007 didn’t sideline him and a foot injury two years later couldn’t keep him off the field.
Manning took over as the active leader in consecutive quarterback starts at the beginning of the season when his brother, Peyton, was sidelined after neck surgery.
Manning downplayed his illness and the fuss it created. It marked the first time this season that he was listed on the team’s injury report.
“I didn’t watch too much TV so I didn’t see the attention it was getting,” he said. “You know, when you get into big games like this any little thing that pops up people make a big deal about. We can put it behind us now and focus on the game.”
Kevin Gilbride said that Manning took great offense when the offensive coordinator told him he looked pale before practice Thursday.
Manning shot back that’s the way he always looks in the winter.
“We did everything with him,” Gilbride said. “Maybe we slowed down a couple of the drills between our work sessions, where the defense is up and we normally do a lot of drills. We did a couple, not quite as many. For the most part. He participated in everything and did everything we normally do.”
Second- and third-stringers eye 2016 if front-runner stumbles
- 'We're coming for you, Barack Obama': Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL terrorists
- 'Pocket drones': U.S. Army developing tiny spies for the next big war
- NAPOLITANO: What if our democracy is a fraud?
- ISTOOK: Obama wants to be impeached
- Russia shipping sophisticated weapons systems to Ukraine separatists
- EDITORIAL: Detroit's water 'spigot bigots'
- Michelle Obama says money in politics is bad, asks donors for 'big, fat check'
- Ted Nugent loses second casino gig for 'racist remarks'
- Ohio university quiz implies atheists are naturally smarter than Christians
- Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq