Eagles, Patriots reach Super Bowl...Clemson loses Grantham...Keys advances at Melbourne...Rahm wins

January 22, 2018 - 5:31 am

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and the Philadelphia Eagles earned their first Super Bowl berth since 2005 by scoring the last 38 points in a 38-7 rout of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game. Alshon Jeffrey grabbed scoring passes of 53 and five yards from Foles, who also hit Torrey Smith for a 41-yard score. LaGarrette Blount ran for an 11-yard touchdown and Jay Ajayi (ah-JY'-ee) finished with 73 yards on 18 carries to help the Eagles reach the Super Bowl for the third time.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots are going to the Super Bowl for the ninth time, and the eighth since Tom Brady took over as their starting quarterback in 2001. Brady passed for 290 yards and hit Danny Amendola for a pair of touchdowns in the last nine minutes to lead a 24-20 comeback over Jacksonville in the AFC championship game. Blake Bortles was 23 of 36 for 293 yards and a touchdown for the Jaguars, who led 14-3 just before halftime and 20-10 in the fourth quarter.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson forward Donte Grantham will miss the rest of the season after tearing his right ACL in Saturday's win against Notre Dame. Grantham was driving to the basket when his right leg appeared to buckle while getting fouled from behind. He is second on the team in scoring and rebounds, averaging 14.2 points and 6.9 boards.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — American Madison Keys has played her way into Australian Open quarterfinals. The No. 17 seed cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 win over eighth-seeded Caroline Garcia. Keys hasn't dropped a set at Melbourne Park and is averaging just over one hour per match as she tries to reach a second straight Grand Slam final.

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — John Rahm birdied the fourth playoff hole to beat Andrew Landry and capture the CareerBuilder Challenge at La Quinta, California. Rahm closed with a 5-under 67, but Landry forced a playoff with an 11-foot birdie putt on 18 for a 68. The 23-year-old Rahm will jump from third to second in the world ranking behind Dustin Johnson.

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