Eagles, Patriots host playoff games...Steelers' Brown questionable vs Jaguars...Krzyzewski takes a sick day

January 13, 2018 - 12:03 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons visit Philadelphia today to battle for a berth in next week's NFC championship game. The Eagles are the No. 1 NFC seed, but the Falcons are favored. That's partly because the Eagles are missing their starting quarterback, MVP candidate Carson Wentz, who tore his ACL in Week 14. The Falcons are coming off a victory over the Los Angeles Rams in the wild-card round.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tennessee will try to deny New England its seventh consecutive trip to the AFC championship game when the Titans take on the Patriots tonight at Foxborough. The Titans haven't been to the championship game since the 2002 season. They beat Kansas City last weekend with a second-half rally from 18 points down.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is listed as questionable for tomorrow's AFC divisional playoff game against Jacksonville due to an illness. Head coach Mike Tomlin says he kept Brown away from yesterday's practice to prevent his illness from spreading to other players. Brown has also been dealing with a calf injury that caused him to miss Pittsburgh's last two regular-season games.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke baskeball coach Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF'-skee) will miss today's game against Wake Forest because of a virus. Team officials made the announcement about the 70-year-old Hall of Fame coach about 40 minutes before tipoff. Associate head coach Jeff Capel (KAY'-pul) will fill in. He led the team for four weeks midway through last season after the winningest men's coach in Division I had back surgery.

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — The United States has won a two-woman bobsled World Cup but lost a third qualifying entry in the Olympic lineup. Elana Meyers Taylor, driving her first win this season, and Lolo Jones set a track record in a combined two-run time 0.21 faster than the German team of Mariama Jamanka and Annika Drazek. However, the Americans' third-ranked sled finished behind Canada's with an Olympic entry at stake.

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