Miami Dolphins RB Marcus Thigpen for 14 yards and a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the 4th quarter at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida on December 15,, 2013. The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 24-20 . UPI/Susan Knowles
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders perform their annual Christmas themed halftime show during the Cowboys and Green Bay Packers game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on December 15, 2013. The Packers rallied from a 23 point half time deficit to claim a 37-36 victory. UPI/Ian Halperin
Kansas City Chiefs Jamaal Charles (25) races 49 yards down the sidelines with an Alex Smith pass for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum in Oakland California on December 15, 2013. Charles scored five TDs to propel the Chiefs into the playoffs with a 56-31 win. UPI/Terry Schmitt
St. Louis Rams James Laurinaitis (L) and Robert Quinn makes the stop on New Orleans Saints Mark Ingram in the first quarter at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on December 15, 2013. St. Louis defeated New Orleans 27-16. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) is stopped by the Washington Redskins defense at the 1 yard line during the second half at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on December 15, 2013. Atlanta won the game 27-26. UPI/David Tulis
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) brings down Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) in the fourth quarter on December 15, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. UPI/Archie Carpenter
Cincinnati Bengals strong safety George Iloka (43) pounds the tuff after nearly intercepting the pass meant for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders in the second quarter on December 15, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. UPI/Archie Carpenter
United Press International is a leading provider of news, photos and information to millions of readers around the globe via UPI.com and its licensing services.
With a history of reliable reporting dating back to 1907, today's UPI is a credible source for the most important stories of the day, continually updated - a one-stop site for U.S. and world news, as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. UPI also provides insightful reports on key topics of geopolitical importance, including energy and security.
A Spanish version of the site reaches millions of readers in Latin America and beyond.
UPI was founded in 1907 by E.W. Scripps as the United Press (UP). It became known as UPI after a merger with the International News Service in 1958, which was founded in 1909 by William Randolph Hearst. Today, UPI is owned by News World Communications.
It is based in Washington, D.C., and Boca Raton, Fla.