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Jan 21

Strengths collide in red zone of AFC Championship Game

On all six of their drives in the red zone so far in the postseason, the Jaguars have ended up scoring touchdowns. They face a daunting challenge, though, in Sunday’s AFC title game to keep that streak going. The New England Patriots’ red zone defense is one of their strengths. They led the NFL

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Jan 21

NFL 360: The Vikings are ready to make history

Tom Pelissero on the resurgence of the Minnesota Vikings as they try to shake a legacy of playoff disappointment.

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Jan 20

Celtics guard rooting for Jaguars’ Bouye

BOSTON | Jaylen Brown will “absolutely” be watching Sunday’s Patriots-Jaguars game, but the Boston Celtics guard said his allegiances lie with the away team. “Good luck to the Patriots, but I hope my cousin picks off [Tom] Brady three times and takes it to the house,” he told reporters after Boston

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Jan 20

Kurtenbach: How valuable is Jimmy Garoppolo? Ask the NFL’s final four

The 49ers might have finished 6-10 on the season, but thanks to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and his 5-0 record as the team’s starting quarterback in December, San Francisco is likely to be a trendy pick to make the playoffs next year. But before any of that can happen, the 49ers need to sign the

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Jan 20

Rapoport: Tennessee Titans found a ‘leader of men’ in coaching search

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport discusses the head coach hiring of Mike Vrabel by the Tennessee Titans.

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Jan 20

Mason’s East-West Shrine Game standouts

A few standouts from Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game, won 14-10 by the West team: QB Nic Shimonek, Texas Tech The term “gamer” probably describes Shimonek best, at least in regard to his work in St. Petersburg. He had an up-and-down practice week, as the West team’s passing game moved

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Jan 20

What are the Chargers missing on defense? | Film Review

NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger breaks down what the Chargers did well on defense in 2017 and what the team needs to address in order to contend for the AFC West in 2018.

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Jan 20

NFL determined Jon Gruden’s Christmas Eve consensus with Raiders wasn’t an “offer”

The NFL has said that the Raiders didn’t violate the Rooney Rule in connection with the hiring of coach Jon Gruden. That’s the easy part; the hard part is reconciling the league’s conclusion with things owner Mark Davis publicly said. Elaborating on Fr…

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Jan 20

No 30K for LeBron as Cavs get blown out

LeBron James will have to wait another day to reach the 30,000-point milestone as Cleveland suffered an ugly loss to the Thunder.

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Jan 20

Mike Vrabel hired as Titans’ head coach

The Titans have announced the hiring of Mike Vrabel as their next coach. Vrabel has seven years’ worth of coaching experience, including only four in the NFL, all with the Texans. He was Houston’s linebacker coach from 2014-16 and its defensive coordinator in 2017. In 2017, Houston allowed a

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Jan 20

Rockies resistant to some of MLB’s pace-of-play rule changes

While the Rockies understand the need for a nip here and a tuck there to speed up the pace of baseball games, they are not in favor of major changes. Indeed, they view Major League Baseball’s recent proposals with a skeptical eye. “I’m not too fond of trying to make too many changes in the game

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Jan 20

Pistons look to halt slide vs. Nets

The Detroit Pistons haven’t won since their last game against the Brooklyn Nets. The Pistons will try to end their four-game slide against the same opponent. Andre Drummond and Tobias Harris scored 22 points apiece in Detroit’s 114-80 victory at Brooklyn on Jan. 10.

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Jan 20

Irving questionable as Celtics host Magic

There is a second pro sporting event in the Boston area Sunday. Two hours before the New England Patriots, seeking the sixth championship of the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady Era, host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC title game, the Boston Celtics host…

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Jan 20

Giannis Antetokounmpo out a couple of games to manage sore knee

This is an ongoing issue the Bucks need to manage.

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Jan 20

Detroit Tigers winter caravan: 2 buses across Michigan on Thurs., Fri.

Just three Tigers starters remain from the franchise’ last playoff game in 2014. Video by Ryan Ford/DFP The Detroit Tigers’ winter caravan is right around the corner. The team’s annual two-day journey across the state of Michigan offers unique opportunities for fans to see players up close

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Jan 20

NFL steps in so troops can watch playoffs despite gov’t shutdown

The federal government shutdown’s impact is being felt by the sports world and nearly led to U.S. troops overseas from being shut out from watching football this weekend. The American Forces Network, which was scheduled to air the AFC and NFC Championship games on Sunday, is no longer available due

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