Update on the latest sports

January 13, 2018 - 10:34 am


Divisional playoffs start today

UNDATED (AP) — The NFL playoffs continue with two games today.

A berth in the NFC championship game is at stake when quarterback Matt Ryan leads the Atlanta Falcons against the Eagles in Philadelphia. It's a homecoming for Ryan, who grew up rooting for the Eagles and went to William Penn Charter School.

Nick Foles makes his fourth start at quarterback for the Eagles since replacing Carson Wentz after the MVP candidate tore his ACL in Week 14.

Although Philadelphia is the No. 1 NFC seed, the Falcons are favored.

Tonight, the New England Patriots host the Tennessee Titans. The Patriots will be looking to make it to their seventh consecutive AFC championship game, while the Titans are hoping to get there the first time since the 2002 season.

Tennessee has lost six in a row to New England, but comes off a stirring second-half rally at Kansas City from 18 points down, the largest postseason comeback on the road in the Super Bowl era.


49ers linebacker Reuben Foster arrested on marijuana charge

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been arrested in Alabama and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana.

AL.com (http://bit.ly/2moysWi ) says the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest database indicates Foster, who just finished his rookie season, was arrested Friday. Bond was set at $2,500.

A statement from the 49ers Friday night said: "The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Reuben Foster and we are currently gathering all relevant facts."

The former Alabama linebacker was a first-team All-American for the Crimson Tide in 2016 and won the Butkus Award. He was a first-round pick in last year's NFL draft.

Foster started all 10 games he played in this season and posted 72 tackles.

He was the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Month in November.


Brignone beats Gut to win World Cup super-G; Vonn 9th

BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (AP) — Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE'-kah breen-YOH'-nay) won the penultimate women's World Cup super-G before the Pyeongchang Olympics on Saturday.

The Italian timed 1 minute, 9.80 seconds on the Karnten-Franz Klammer course in Austria to beat Lara Gut of Switzerland by 0.18. Cornelia Huetter of Austria was 0.46 behind in third.

Lindsey Vonn finished 1.43 off the lead in ninth place, a day after the American standout was considering skipping the race to avoid the risk of getting injured on the partly weakened course. However, snow conditions vastly improved after a cold night.

It was Brignone's seventh career win, and second of the season. She became the fifth different winner of five super-G races this season.

The race was rescheduled from Sunday after organizers swapped it with the downhill.

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