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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the AFC championship trophy after an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
January 21, 2018 - 10:19 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oddsmakers like the chances of Tom Brady winning a sixth Super Bowl ring, making the New England Patriots nearly a touchdown favorite to beat the Philadelphia Eagles. Sports books around Las Vegas opened the Patriots around a 6-point favorite Sunday to win their second straight...
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A fan holds a sign during the NFC championship NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 10:10 pm
The Latest on the NFL conference championships. (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles will be underdogs one last time. Foles threw for three touchdowns and the Eagles made big play after big play, winning the NFC title in a stunning 38-7 rout of the Minnesota Vikings...
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FILE - This Aug. 4, 2017 file photo shows Jim Johannson speaking during a news conference in Plymouth, Mich. Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team, has died just a couple weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Games, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. He was 53. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 21, 2018 - 7:17 pm
Longtime USA Hockey executive and U.S. Olympic men's hockey general manager Jim Johannson died unexpectedly Sunday at age 53, shocking the sport less than three weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Games. Johannson died in his sleep at his home in Colorado Springs, according to USA Hockey. His...
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January 21, 2018 - 5:29 pm
BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS — Transferred G Josh Magette to Erie (NBAGL). Recalled Fs DeAndre' Bembry and Tyler Cavanaugh and G Isaiah Taylor from Erie. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled D Joe Hicketts from Grand Rapids (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS...
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Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon (00) looks to move against Boston Celtics' Semi Ojeleye (37) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The Magic won 103-95. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
January 21, 2018 - 4:17 pm
BOSTON (AP) — After a near-miss in their last game, the Orlando Magic were rewarded for another solid effort. Elfrid Payton had 22 points and the Magic won for just the third time in their last 20 games, overcoming Kyrie Irving's 40 points to beat the Boston Celtics 103-95 on Sunday. "It feels good...
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January 21, 2018 - 12:54 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Browns have discussed their offensive coordinator position with former Pittsburgh play-caller Todd Haley. Haley has interviewed with Browns coach Hue Jackson, according to the person who spoke Sunday to the Associated Press...
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Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala, of Switzerland, celebrates after scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 21, 2018 - 12:30 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are starting to see why they signed Nick Bonino as a free agent. Bonino had his first multi-point game since joining the team this season, and the Predators beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory. After...
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January 20, 2018 - 10:28 pm
BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agered to terms with C Audry Perez, OF D'Arby Myers, RHP Eddie Gamboa and 3B Anderson Feliz on minor league contracts. MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with RHP Omar Bencomo and OF Jermaine Curtis on minor league contracts. National League MILWAUKEE...
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Washington State quarterback Luke Falk cries during a candlelight memorial service for fellow quarterback Tyler Hilinski, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Pullman, Wash. Hilinski, a sophomore, committed suicide earlier in the week. (Kai Eiselein/Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 7:49 pm
Washington State coach Mike Leach said Saturday there were no outward signs that would have alarmed coaches or teammates before Tyler Hilinski took his own life. A day after an emotional vigil on the Washington State campus that included Hilinski's family and teammates, Leach spoke on a conference...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Jacksonville, Fla. The Tennessee Titans have finished interviewing Houston defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, the first candidate for their head coach opening. The Titans announced they concluded the interview early Thursday afternoon, Jan. 18, 2018. Tennessee is looking to replace Mike Mularkey, fired Monday after he went 21-22 and won the franchise’s first playoff game in 14 years. Vrabel is coming off his first season as defensive coordinator for the Texans. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
January 20, 2018 - 7:46 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans hired Houston defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel as their new coach in a fast search that wrapped up after three interviews and just five days after firing Mike Mularkey. The Titans announced Saturday they have agreed to terms with Vrabel. A news...
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