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Packers edge Cowboys to reach NFC title game

Jan 16, 2017

Packers edge Cowboys to reach NFC title game

Aaron Rodgers didn’t need another Hail Mary this time. Maybe just call it a “Half Mary.” Rodgers threw a 36-yard pass to a toe-dragging Jared Cook on the sideline, and Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal on the next play as time expired, ...

Jan 15, 2017

NTT Docomo wins promotion to Top League

NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes were promoted to the Japan Rugby Top League on Sunday following a 30-14 win over Mitsubishi Sagamihara Dynaboars at Hanazono Rugby Ground. The victory sees the Top West champions clinch Top Challenge 1 and win an automatic spot in the ...

Suntory winger Nakazuru named Top League MVP

Jan 15, 2017

Suntory winger Nakazuru named Top League MVP

Takaaki Nakazuru was named Japan Rugby Top League MVP on Sunday, a day after helping Suntory Sungoliath clinch their fourth Top League title. The 26-year-old wing scored a league-leading 17 tries this season as Suntory bagged its first title since 2012-13 to add to ...

Canadiens hit back to beat Rangers

Jan 15, 2017

Canadiens hit back to beat Rangers

It took a 62-second outburst in the third period for the Montreal Canadiens to turn a sour mood in the Bell Centre into a celebration. Alexei Emelin, Max Pacioretty and Paul Byron scored in rapid succession and the Canadiens rebounded after a disputed goal ...

Jan 15, 2017

Takanashi misses first podium of season

Sara Takanashi missed her first World Cup podium of the season on Sunday, while Norway’s Maren Lundby won and Japan’s Yuki Ito was second. Competing in the eighth event of the young season, Takanashi, runner-up on Saturday in her home meet, could only manage ...

Jan 15, 2017

Kodaira plummets to 28th at Sony Open

Satoshi Kodaira fell from title contention at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Saturday, dropping from sixth into a tie for 28th following an even-par 70 third round as Justin Thomas increased his lead to seven strokes. Thomas, who edged Hideki Matsuyama to win ...

Lewis shines as Patriots oust Texans

Jan 15, 2017

Lewis shines as Patriots oust Texans

The New England Patriots are headed back to a familiar spot: the AFC championship game. Dion Lewis had a 13-yard touchdown reception, a 98-yard kickoff return for a score, and a late 1-yard touchdown to help the Patriots hold off the Houston Texans 34-16 ...

Ryan leads Falcons into NFC title game

Jan 15, 2017

Ryan leads Falcons into NFC title game

Matt Ryan hardly resembled a quarterback who can’t win the big games. No, this looked more like an MVP. Returning to the postseason for the first time in four years, Ryan threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Atlanta Falcons past ...

Jan 14, 2017

Nishikori likely out of Davis Cup tie against France

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori revealed Saturday that his schedule has dissuaded him from playing in Japan’s Davis Cup fixture against France in February. The World Group first-round tie will be held at Ariake Tennis Forest Park from Feb. 3 to 5, but Nishikori ...

Unbeaten Suntory claims Top League title

Jan 14, 2017

Unbeaten Suntory claims Top League title

Suntory Sungoliath were crowned Japan Rugby Top League champions Saturday following a 27-15 win over Kobe Kobelco Steelers. The victory at Noevir Stadium sees Keisuke Sawaki’s team finish the season unbeaten on 69 points, two more than Yamaha Jubilo, who beat eighth-placed Toyota Verblitz ...

Divisional playoff clashes set

Jan 14, 2017

Divisional playoff clashes set

The divisional round of the NFL playoffs has a familiar feel. All four of the matchups this weekend are rematches of regular-season games from this season. And Saturday’s games feature coaches going against their former teams. Atlanta coach Dan Quinn spent four seasons with ...