Obama congratulates Giants on Super Bowl victory

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has offered his personal congratulations to the New York Giants on their Super Bowl victory.

The White House says Obama called Giants coach Tom Coughlin (KAHG'-lihn) Tuesday morning. The White House says the president told Coughlin that his team's victory Sunday was a testament to his leadership.

Obama told Coughlin he looks forward to welcoming the Giants to the White House. Sports champions are traditionally honored with a ceremony at the White House.

The Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17.