Underdog Eagles overpower Vikings to win NFC crown

January 22, 2018

Embracing their underdog standing, the Philadelphia Eagles will get to play the role once more, in the Super Bowl. Nick Foles tossed three touchdown passes, and the Eagles scored 38 unanswered points en route to a 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. LeGarrette Blount rushed for a touchdown, the Philadelphia defense forced two turnovers, and the Eagles advanced to…

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Gotta hand it to them: Brady, Pats rally for another AFC title

January 22, 2018

There is no one the New England Patriots would rather have with the ball in his hands when a game is on the line than Tom Brady, even when his hands are battered and bruised. Although questionable for the Sunday game against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to a right hand injury, the ageless 40-year-old quarterback proved his mettle again while orchestrating yet another game-winning drive to send New England back…

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CBB Preview: Minnesota at Maryland

January 18, 2018

Minnesota at Maryland Maryland is eager to get back on the court after suffering a dramatic letdown in the final seconds of a loss to Michigan on Monday, and they are motivated to make sure it doesn’t happen again. The Terrapins will try to execute better and avoid a third consecutive loss when they host Minnesota on Thursday in a Big Ten contest. Maryland was on the verge of winning…

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NHL Preview: Sabres at Rangers

January 18, 2018

Sabres at Rangers The New York Rangers continued their dominance of the Buffalo Sabres with an overtime victory in the NHL’s 10th Winter Classic at Citi Field earlier this month. Although technically the road team in that encounter, the Rangers look to post their 12th win in their last 15 meetings with the Sabres on Thursday when they face off at Madison Square Garden. J.T. Miller scored a power-play goal…

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NBA Preview: 76ers at Celtics

January 18, 2018

76ers at Celtics The Philadelphia 76ers will try to stay hot against the only team they have lost to over the last three weeks when they visit the Boston Celtics on Thursday. The rivals met in London a week ago and the Celtics rallied for a 114-103 win, but both teams returned home and had very different results once they resumed action. The Sixers won for the fifth time in…

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NBA Preview: Nuggets at Clippers

January 17, 2018

Nuggets at Clippers The Los Angeles Clippers have become one of the hottest teams in the NBA and aim to stretch their season-best winning streak to six games when they host the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. Los Angeles has posted 11 victories in its past 14 games after being seven games below .500 four-plus weeks ago. The Clippers recorded a 113-102 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday in a…

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NHL Preview: Penguins at Ducks

January 17, 2018

Penguins at Ducks The Pittsburgh Penguins have looked every bit the part of two-time reigning Stanley Cup champions since bidding adieu to 2017 and embracing the new calendar year. Winners of a season high-tying four in a row and five of six in January, the Penguins aim to continue their good fortune on Wednesday when they open a three-game road trip against the Anaheim Ducks. Phil Kessel recorded the game-winning…

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CBB Preview: Seton Hall at Creighton

January 17, 2018

Seton Hall at Creighton Getting its offense back on track should be the first order of business for Creighton if it hopes to come away from Wednesday’s Big East home game against No. 19 Seton Hall with a victory. The Bluejays put forth one of their worst offensive performances of the season in Saturday’s loss to No. 12 Xavier, but will have a chance to avenge an earlier loss at…

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NBA Preview: Lakers at Thunder

January 17, 2018

Lakers at Thunder The Oklahoma City Thunder have plenty of offensive firepower with Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Russell Westbrook, but it’s their work on the defensive end that is carrying the team of late. The Thunder will try to hold their third straight opponent under 92 points and pick up a third consecutive win when they host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. Oklahoma City didn’t have the best…

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NHL Preview: Canadiens at Bruins

January 17, 2018

Canadiens at Bruins The Boston Bruins have gone more than a month since dropping back-to-back games and they have not lost in regulation in that same span. The Bruins hope to keep both streaks intact when they host the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night in the second matchup in five days between the teams — with a third tussle looming at the Bell Centre on Saturday. Boston followed up Saturday’s…

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NBA Preview: Kentucky at South Carolina

January 16, 2018

Kentucky at South Carolina Injuries and illness are starting to catch up with Kentucky, but the results have been pretty healthy so far. The 16th-ranked Wildcats look to win for the sixth time in seven games Tuesday when they visit South Carolina in SEC play. Kentucky’s Quade Green (back) sat out the last two games while Tai Wynyard (back) has missed four straight, limiting the Wildcats’ options Saturday in a…

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NBA Preview: Suns at Trail Blazers

January 16, 2018

Suns at Trail Blazers The Portland Trail Blazers allowed an average of 120 points while losing all three games of a road excursion. The Trail Blazers aim to toughen up defensively when they open a three-game homestand with Tuesday’s tilt against the Phoenix Suns. Not only did Portland have trouble stopping the Minnesota Timberwolves during Sunday’s 120-103 setback, the squad tallied just 10 second-quarter points and finished with 18 turnovers….

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NHL Preview: Flyers at Rangers

January 16, 2018

Flyers at Rangers The New York Rangers have stumbled out of their NHL-mandated five-day break with losses against a pair of Metropolitan Division foes. New York bids to regain its footing versus another in the opener of a two-game homestand on Tuesday night when it faces the Philadelphia Flyers for the first time this season. The Rangers saw their overall losing skid extend to three games and fell to 3-5-2…

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