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Cosby jokes in 1st show since 2015 he 'used to be' comedian Video included

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Jury selection for Bill Cosby's criminal sex assault retrial will start March 29 in the suburban Philadelphia county where he's accused of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004. More>>

NFL establishes owner-player committee on social justice

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NFL establishes player-owner committee highlighting social justice initiatives. More>>

Jury: Ex-Sheriff Clarke did not violate man's free speech

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Jury in federal civil case finds former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke did not violate a man's free speech with taunting Facebook posts after detaining him at an airport last year. More>>

Cosby jokes in 1st show since 2015 he 'used to be' comedian Video included

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Bill Cosby performs in public for 1st time since sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, telling stories, playing with jazz band, joking he 'used to be a comedian,' but he won't discuss his looming retrial. More>>

Backups help resilient Eagles overcome major injuries

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The Eagles are one victory away from the franchise's first NFL title since 1960 thanks to key contributions from several backups. More>>

New York Giants hire Shurmur as next head coach

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Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been hired as the New York Giants head coach. More>>

Fans Behaving Badly: Pats, Eagles bring out worst in fans

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Philadelphia Eagles fans threw unopened beers cans at Vikings fans in the NFC title game. More>>

Brady, Gronk begin Super Bowl bye week on mend from injuries

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Healing Time: Patriots' Brady and Gronkowski both on mend as Patriots begin Super Bowl preparations. More>>

Head of Russian outlet RT says US foreign agent order hurts

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The head of Russian television channel RT says Washington's order requiring the Kremlin-funded outlet to register as a foreign agent is hurting business and morale. More>>

Jury: Clarke, ex-sheriff in Milwaukee, didn't violate speech

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Federal jury: Former sheriff in Milwaukee, David Clarke, did not infringe on free speech in plane spat. More>>

AP source: Browns hiring fired Steelers coordinator Haley

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AP source: Browns plan to hire former Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who was fired last week following Pittsburgh's playoff loss. More>>

Eagles fan who slammed into pole in subway says he's OK

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Overzealous Philadelphia Eagles fan whose attempt to rally subway passengers before a playoff game went viral when he ran into a concrete pole says he's doing OK. More>>

Philadelphia greasing light poles to stop fans from climbing

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Workers in Philadelphia are greasing light poles in a bid to prevent fans from climbing up them after the NFC Championship game on Sunday. More>>

Hurting Vikings still processing what went wrong in Philly

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Hurting Vikings still trying to process what went wrong in NFC title game loss to Eagles. More>>

Analysis: Jaguars just not on same level as Brady, Belichick

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The Jacksonville Jaguars had the New England Patriots on the ropes before botching the final few minutes of the first half with a series of bad moves. More>>

Cardinals hire Panthers D-coordinator Wilks as head coach

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Steve Wilks is the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. More>>

The Patriots and Eagles will square off in Super Bowl 52

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Tom Brady leads the New England Patriots to their record 10th Super Bowl with a come-from-behind 24-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship. More>>

Nick Foles goes from backup to championship game hero

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Former backup Nick Foles silences critics with amazing NFC championship game performance. More>>

Patriots' defense key to another postseason comeback

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Defense earns validation with late stand in Patriots AFC championship victory over Jaguars. More>>

Patriots favored by 5-6 points over Eagles in Super Bowl

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Patriots an early favorite to beat Eagles in Super Bowl. More>>

Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

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Tom Brady threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining to rally the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl. More>>

Foles, Eagles fly into Super Bowl, rout Vikings 38-7

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Foles, Eagles fly into Super Bowl by routing Vikings 38-7. More>>

Patriots' Brady throwing without glove before AFC title game

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is on the field for warmups at Gillette Stadium wearing a strip of black tape over the inside part of his injured right hand _ but no glove. More>>

Few arrests as Eagles fans take to streets to celebrate

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Philadelphia Eagles fans have taken to the streets to celebrate following their team's 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Democrats may OK three-week spending measure in return for Republican pledge on immigration; Vice President Pence kicked off his visit to Israel in Jerusalem; Kurdish militia repeals Turkish troops in new front in Syrian War. More>>

The Latest: Foles, Eagles will be underdogs 1 more time

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New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft says the team needs to guard against "jealousy and envy". More>>

Despite shutdown, troops get football, Lady Liberty to open

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Visiting the Statue of Liberty deemed a non-essential service during government shutdown that splits the must-have and the can-waits. More>>

Jaguars collapse seals Patriots' 10th trip to Super Bowl

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Jacksonville had a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead over the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game. More>>

Titans hire Mike Vrabel as new coach after quick search

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Tennessee Titans hire Mike Vrabel as new coach five days after firing Mike Mularkey. More>>

Miocic, Cormier defend heaviest titles at UFC 220

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Stipe Miocic set the UFC heavyweight record with his third straight successful title defense, turning the anticipated slugfest against Francis Ngannou into a methodical ground-and-pound bout to win the main event of UFC 220. More>>

Small-town budgets hurting from loss of mini Walmarts

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Arkansas-based Walmart's closing of its Express stores in small towns across the Midwest and South has affected basic government services from police protection to parks. More>>

Alabama team, fans celebrate especially difficult title run

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Tens of thousands of fans gathered to celebrate Alabama's latest national championship, one that was especially hard to achieve. More>>

Brash ex-Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke faces civil trial

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Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke's run-in with a 25-year-old man who shook his head at him while boarding a flight last year is headed to trial in federal court. More>>

Blount and Long brought winning ways to the Eagles

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When Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount joined the Philadelphia Eagles after winning a Super Bowl in New England, both players envisioned another title run. More>>

Brady mum on status for AFC title game after hand injury

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Brady says only 'We'll see' regarding his status for AFC championship game following right-hand injury. More>>

Signs of government shutdown spotty but symbolic

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Trump administration pledge to minimize the impact of a government shutdown faces an early test as a number of iconic American landmarks announced they would be closed. More>>

Leach: Hilinski had no signs of depression before death

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Washington State coach Mike Leach says there were no outward signs that would have alarmed coaches or teammates before Tyler Hilinski took his own life. More>>

Shutdown grounds Air Force sports, upends NFL viewing

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Shutdown grounds Air Force sports, upends viewing of NFL games for military outside US. More>>

Tim Tebow invited to spring training by Mets

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Tim Tebow will be at spring training with Mets as he enters 2nd season of pro baseball. More>>

What matters more than a good QB in these playoffs? A good D

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Four of the five teams hardest to score on during the NFL's regular season made it to the conference title games. More>>

Jets WR Anderson arrested in Florida on slew of charges

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New York Jets wide receiver is facing a slew of charges in Florida, including threatening a police officer's family and saying he would rape the officer's wife. More>>

Defense wins championships, or at least the NFC title

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One team has a suffocating defense, the other has the NFL's No. 1 unit. More>>

Jaguars don't fear Patriots' history in AFC title matchup

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Brady's hand, trash talk add lots of intrigue to AFC championship matchup between Jaguars and Patriots. More>>

UFC prez White sounds off on McGregor, Rousey, Punk futures

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UFC President Dana White says Ronda Rousey won't fight again, and he's not sure about Conor McGregor. More>>

Unfinished biz: Coughlin gets 2nd shot to make Jags a champ

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It's no exaggeration to say Tom Coughlin built the Jaguars from the ground up. More>>

Winners and losing teams from early NFL draft entry period

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Plenty of teams lost multiple players to the NFL draft, but some made out better than others. More>>

Darnold, Rosen, Jackson among 119 underclassmen in NFL draft

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Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry the NFL draft, making it four of the last five seasons in which at least 95 players have declared early. More>>

Buckeyes still loaded as most NFL-eligible players stay put

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Ohio State lost three players who decided to leave early for the NFL draft but kept its core of elite talent for next season. More>>

Q&A: James Patterson on Aaron Hernandez's fall from grace

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Eight months after ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in prison, a new book by bestselling author James Patterson is reviving unanswered questions. More>>

AP Source: Panthers part ways with special teams coordinator

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A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers have parted ways with special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey. More>>

All eyes on Brady as he misses practice with hand injury

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed practice with a right hand injury a day after being limited by the same issue as New England prepared for its AFC championship game matchup with Jacksonville. More>>

Nick Foles and Case Keenum have strong career connections

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Nick Foles contemplated retirement after a miserable season with the Rams in which he ended up losing his starting job to Case Keenum. More>>

Titans kick off coaching search interviewing Vrabel, Wilks

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The Tennessee Titans have wrapped up their first day of interviews for a new coach by interviewing Carolina defensive coordinator Steve Wilks of the Carolina Panthers. More>>

Oklahoma's Mayfield takes Manning Award as nation's top QB

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Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield has been named the 2017 Manning Award winner after a season in which he passed for 4,627 yards and 43 touchdowns. More>>

GoDaddy to sponsor Danica Patrick in 'Danica Double'

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Only On AP: The GoDaddy Girl will be back at both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. More>>

Jags' Fournette feels fine after ankle injury, fender-bender

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Jaguars rookie Leonard Fournette feels fine after re-injuring his right ankle and being involved in a fender-bender. More>>

The NFL's final 4 all overcame injuries to star players

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The four teams still standing are all survivors of the Year of the Injured Star that saw so many of the league's best players get hurt. More>>

America might be yawning at another Patriots AFC title

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YAWN! That seems to be the reaction from everywhere except New England when Pro Picks has asked folks about the prospect of the Patriots being in yet another Super Bowl. More>>

Falcons' offensive coordinator Sarkisian to return in 2018

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Steve Sarkasian to return as Falcons' offensive coordinator despite team's decline in production in his debut 2017 season. More>>

Lawyer: OJ Simpson is golfing a lot, staying in Las Vegas

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O.J. Simpson's lawyer says Simpson isn't planning to move from Las Vegas to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was released in October from Nevada state prison. More>>

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone gets advice on beating Patriots

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Jaguars coach Doug Marrone got some unsolicited advice from first-graders on how to beat the Patriots. More>>

Oregon AD Mullens new playoff selection committee chairman

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Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens will be the new chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee, starting next season; three new Power Five ADs will join the 13-member panel. More>>

Aggressive Eagles set to face Minnesota's top-ranked defense

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The Philadelphia Eagles are aggressive no matter what. More>>

Vikings deep in playoffs, thanks in part to diligent Diggs

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The Minnesota Vikings are deep in the playoffs, thanks in part to the diligence of Stefon Diggs. More>>

Quarterback's death permeates NCAA convention discussions

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Police are interviewing Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski's friends and people who knew him to try to learn why he apparently took his life. More>>

Steelers part ways with offensive coordinator Todd Haley

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A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Pittsburgh Steelers will not renew offensive coordinator Todd Haley's contract. More>>

Football's divisional round viewership down 16 percent

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Viewership for football's divisional round of playoffs is down 16 percent from last year's games, offering ammunition to critics of the NFL. More>>

Van Noy's versatility key in Patriots defensive improvement

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From role player to key cog, Kyle Van Noy a big reason for Patriots' defensive success. More>>

Brady limited participant in practice with right hand injury

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Brady misses AFC championship news conference to meet with team medical staff. More>>

Jaguars' Ngakoue trying to turn heads on AFC's biggest stage

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Yannick Ngakoue has a knack for the strip-sack and could pose problems for the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game. More>>

Embrace the Bold North in Minneapolis for Super Bowl

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Minneapolis is the northernmost city to host a Super Bowl, and tourism officials are embracing that as they welcome visitors to the "Bold North.". More>>

Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski dies in apparent suicide

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Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski found dead in apartment. More>>

Jags 'threw a tantrum' when Marrone started making changes

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The Jacksonville Jaguars "threw a tantrum" when coach Doug Marrone started making changes. More>>

Resilient Vikings have taken their cue from Zimmer

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The resilient Minnesota Vikings have taken their cue from head coach Mike Zimmer. More>>

Tomlin not ready to endorse Haley's return in 2018

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Todd Haley's contract as the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers is up and his status is uncertain. More>>

Jaguars rookie Leonard Fournette uninjured in car accident

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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette escaped injury after what authorities say was a minor, three-car crash. More>>

Trial set to begin in ex-NFL player's road-rage killing

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Trial in a road-rage shooting that left a former NFL football player dead is set to begin in a New Orleans suburb. More>>

Earnhardt Jr. to help NBC Sports at Super Bowl and Olympics

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Only On AP: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is branching out past NASCAR with NBC Sports. The network plans to use NASCAR's most popular driver at both next month's Super Bowl as well as the Winter Olympics. Earnhardt has never attended a Super Bowl before. More>>

Saints QB Brees: No plans to field offers from other teams

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Drew Brees says he still expects to remain with the New Orleans Saints as long as they'll have him. More>>

Doug Pederson emerges from Class of 2016 NFL coaches

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Doug Pederson was too close to Andy Reid to get fan approval when the Philadelphia Eagles hired him to replace Chip Kelly. More>>

Danica Patrick finds love away from track with Aaron Rodgers

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Only on AP: Danica Patrick has found love away from the race track. More>>

Vikings pivot to Eagles, after big break to beat Saints

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Vikings pivot toward Eagles and NFC title game after big late break beats Saints. More>>

AP source: Colts closing in on deal to hire McDaniels

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A person familiar with the negotiations says the Indianapolis Colts are "close" to reaching a deal to hire Josh McDaniels as their new coach. More>>

Titans fire coach Mike Mularkey after playoff win

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Titans split with coach Mike Mularkey despite first playoff victory in 14 years. More>>

Stefon Diggs erased decades of Minnesota heartache

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Stefon Diggs had the presence of mind to turn in one of the NFL's most memorable playoff finishes. More>>

Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey tells fans 'we're going to Super Bowl'

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All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey is already looking ahead, telling thousands of fans awaiting Jacksonville's return from Pittsburgh that the Jaguars "are going to the Super Bowl and we are going to win that (expletive).". More>>

Correction: AP Was There-Immaculate Reception story

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AP Was There: The Immaculate Reception led Steelers to playoff win over Raiders on Dec. 23, 1972. More>>

Penn State is growing into 'Hockey Valley'

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After creating Division I men's and women's programs, Penn State is becoming 'Hockey Valley'. More>>

Showdowns set: Jags-Patriots in AFC, Vikings-Eagles in NFC

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Tom Brady and the big game-tested Patriots square off against the sack-happy Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday in the AFC championship game in Foxborough, Massachusetts, with the winner headed to the Super Bowl. More>>

Stunner: Keenum-Diggs TD sends Vikings past Saints 29-24

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Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline on the game's final play, as Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans. More>>

Jaguars stun Steelers 45-42 to earn trip to AFC title game

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The Jacksonville Jaguars, yes those Jacksonville Jaguars, are heading to the AFC championship game. More>>

AP source: Arizona to hire Kevin Sumlin as football coach

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A person familiar with the decision says Arizona will hire former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin. More>>

Vikings top Saints rally with last-play stunner in 29-24 win

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Keenum's Vikings top Brees-led Saints rally, with last-play stunner for 29-24 victory. More>>

Defense rose to challenge for Eagles

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When Carson Wentz went down for the Philadelphia Eagles, the pressure fell on backup Nick Foles and everyone else to step up. More>>

The Latest: Vikings lead Saints 20-14 early in 4th quarter

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Leonard Fournette's fourth down leap into the end zone from 1 yard gave the Jaguars a 7-0 lead over the Steelers in the first quarter. More>>

Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons

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Philadelphia's defense staged a last-minute goal-line stand and Jake Elliott atoned for a missed extra point with three field goals as the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 to move into the NFC championship game. More>>

Patriots back in AFC title game, Titans trip into offseason

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Brady, Patriots block out negativity to make it back to AFC championship game. More>>

Keith Jackson, 89, announcer with 'Whoa, Nelly!' call, dies

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Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89. More>>

Jags-Steelers, Vikings-Saints playoff ready

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The NFL divisional playoffs wrap up with a doubleheader Sunday starting in Pittsburgh where the AFC North champion Steelers host the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars. More>>

Patriots beat Titans 35-14 to head back to AFC title game

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Patriots dominate Titans over final 3 quarters, head back to AFC title game with 35-14 win. More>>

Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons

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Philadelphia's defense staged a last-minute goal-line stand and Jake Elliott atoned for a missed extra point with three field goals as the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 to move into the NFC championship game. More>>

The Latest: Pats dominate 35-14 to return to AFC title game

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Matt Bryant kicked a 33-yard field goal to give the Falcons a 3-0 lead after Eagles running back Jay Ajayi fumbled on the opening possession. More>>

Brees-Keenum: Will playoff savvy prevail in Saints-Vikings?

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Drew Brees will lead the New Orleans offense onto the field at Minnesota and commence the 13th postseason game of his stellar career. More>>

Vikings take Bradford off IR for playoffs; 4th QB on roster

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The Minnesota Vikings activate quarterback Sam Bradford from injured reserve, putting their original starter on the roster for playoff game against New Orleans. More>>

Texans hire Brian Gaine as GM, extend Bill O'Brien's deal

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Texans hire Brian Gaine as GM, extend coach Bill O'Brien's contract through 2022. More>>

Patriots chase 7th straight AFC title berth against Titans

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Patriots eyeing 7th consecutive conference championship game berth against underdog Titans. More>>

Atlanta's Matt Ryan aims for happy homecoming in Philly

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has another shot at a happy homecoming when team hosts Eagles in divisional playoff. More>>

NFL divisional playoffs kick off with doubleheader

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The NFL divisional playoffs kick off with a doubleheader starting in Philadelphia where the Eagles are the first No. 1 seed to enter their first postseason game as an underdog against the Atlanta Falcons. More>>

The case for Keenum: Vikings QB keeps on disproving doubters

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The case for Keenum: Unexpected Vikings quarterback keeps on disproving doubters. More>>

Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio returning to Bears

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The Chicago Bears hire former Oregon coach Mark Helfrich as their offensive coordinator. More>>

New fantasy sports game revives sports betting concerns

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A leading daily fantasy sports company has launched a new contest for the NFL playoffs, but some gambling experts suggest the company is violating federal law. More>>

Panthers hire Norv Turner as new offensive coordinator

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The Panthers have hired Norv Turner as offensive coordinator. More>>

Column: What's the worst sports city in America?

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Column: Atlanta gets a lot of credit for being the worst sports city in America, but Cleveland, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix and San Diego are also very much in the mix. More>>

Club Nomadic traveling venue cancelled for Super Bowl

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A traveling nightclub called Club Nomadic that was expected to bring VIP experiences to the Minneapolis area during the Super Bowl has been cancelled. More>>

Life around football prepares Gutekunst for Packers GM job

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A life around football has prepared Brian Gutekunst for his new job as the general manger of the Green Bay Packers. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

Amazon looks to build on 1st season of NFL streaming

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Amazon had a mostly successful debut into live streaming of major sports events with increased audience and an improved viewing experience in its first season showing NFL games. More>>

NFL to 'look into' whether Raiders violated Rooney Rule

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The NFL says it will investigate whether the Oakland Raiders violated the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as coach. More>>

Titans, Jaguars aim to show they're the real deal in AFC

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Conventional wisdom in NFL playoffs: 4 Super Bowl contenders in NFC, 2 in AFC. More>>

French league suspends goal-line technology after 'failings'

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The French football league says it has suspended goal-line technology in its competitions following more glitches during League Cup quarterfinals this week. More>>

The future of esports arrives with Overwatch League launch

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The Overwatch League has been launched in an audacious attempt to showcase esports within a traditional sports structure. More>>

Falcons' Jones ignores aches and pains to stay on the field

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Julio Jones has been on the injury report most of the season with various aches and pains, but it's not enough to keep him off the field for the Falcons. More>>

Raiders vs Seahawks in 1st NFL game at new Tottenham stadium

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The Oakland Raiders will host the Seattle Seahawks in the first NFL game at the new London stadium of English Premier League club Tottenham. More>>

Cindy Crawford recreates iconic Super Bowl ad 26 years later

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Cindy Crawford is heading back to the Super Bowl: The model has recreated her iconic 1992 Super Bowl ad for Pepsi, now featuring her 18-year-old son. More>>

Fitzpatrick among 5 Alabama underclassmen entering NFL draft

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National champion Alabama is losing four more underclassmen to the NFL draft, including All-America safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. More>>

AP source: Panthers interviewing Turner for coordinator spot

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A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers are interviewing Norv Turner for their vacant offensive coordinator position. More>>

Injured Steelers LB Ryan Shazier attends practice

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Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Shazier attended practice for the first time since injuring his spine against Cincinnati last month. More>>

Gruden tasked with getting best out of Carr for Raiders

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Jon Gruden finally has a promising, young quarterback to develop in Derek Carr. More>>

Vikings put faith in Forbath's leg, as Lutz satisfies Saints

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Vikings enter playoffs with faith in Forbath's leg, as Lutz satisfies Saints. More>>

Jaguars QB Bortles says criticism will 'probably never stop'

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Jaguars QB Bortles says criticism will 'probably never stop'. More>>

Recording of racial epithet played at Pilot Flying J trial

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Jurors in the fraud trial of former executives at the truck stop chain Pilot Flying J have heard a portion of secret recordings that include one of the defendants saying the n-word. More>>

Business plan: Bell ready to carry heavy load for Steelers

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell says he's as fresh as he's ever been in January. More>>

Iowa coach Ferentz faces an unusual rival: his neighbors

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Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz is preparing to battle an unlikely off-season opponent: his next-door neighbors. More>>

Gruden welcomed back to Raiders 16 years after departure

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Jon Gruden was welcomed back for a second stint as Oakland Raiders coach with an elaborate introductory news conference. More>>

Bills GM says Incognito comments may have been misunderstood

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Bills general manager Brandon Beane says there may have been a misunderstanding of what was said on the field that led to Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue accusing Buffalo guard Richie Incognito of using "weak racist slurs.". More>>

'Bama-Georgia draws 2nd-largest CFP championship TV audience

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The national championship game between Alabama and Georgia drew 28.443 million viewers, making it the second-most watched title game in the four-year-old format of the College Football Playoff. More>>

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Final rankings of' 17, looking at '18

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Alabama is the national champ again and the Crimson Tide won the championship with a bunch of freshmen coming off the bunch. More>>

ESPN reaches 28.4 million with football championship

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The college football semi-final between Georgia and Oklahoma is a bigger television draw than Alabama's win over Clemson. More>>

Gronk: Belichick knows to how help Pats avoid distractions

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Rob Gronkowski says coach Bill Belichick makes it easy for the New England Patriots to ignore distractions such as the one created by last week's ESPN report. More>>

Titans confident with Marcus Mariota doing bit of everything

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Marcus Mariota is a winner. The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner always has been, even if his Titans weren't winning. Now Tennessee's third-year quarterback is healthy and doing a bit of everything to lead the Titans to victories when it matters most. More>>

Alabama is No. 1 in final AP poll for 11th time; UCF 6th

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Alabama was voted No. 1 in the final Associated Press college football poll after the Crimson Tide beat Georgia in the national championship game, and unbeaten Central Florida finished sixth. More>>

Nielsen's top programs for Jan. 1-7

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A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Jan. 1-7. More>>

Column: Nick Saban's 6th championship is the best of all

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Column: Nick Saban has won plenty of national titles with the best players, but his sixth championship was all about the coach after he made a gutsy quarterback switch at halftime. More>>

Rooney Rule adopted by England soccer teams in diversity bid

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English soccer leaders want to interview at least one black or ethnic minority candidate in future for jobs around the national teams. More>>

Man City grabs 2-1 lead vs Bristol City in League Cup semis

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Sergio Aguero netted in stoppage time to give quadruple-chasing Manchester City a 2-1 victory over Bristol City in the first leg of their English League Cup semifinal. More>>

Walk-off: Alabama beats Georgia in OT for national title Video included

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Tua Tagovailoa threw a 41-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith to give No. 4 Alabama a 26-23 overtime victory against No. 3 Georgia to win the College Football Playoff national championship. More>>

Trump gets a national anthem moment at football title game

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President Donald Trump is in Atlanta to watch Alabama's Crimson Tide and Georgia's Bulldogs face off in the College Football Playoff National Championship. More>>

NFL, NFLPA to review how Panthers handled hit on QB Newton

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The NFL and NFL Players Association will conduct a joint review to determine if the Carolina Panthers followed the correct concussion protocol with quarterback Cam Newton in their 31-26 playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints. More>>

Trump takes victory lap on taxes with rural Americans Video included

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Trump promoting his administration's plans to boost economic development in rural communities _ and reserving a seat at college football's championship game. More>>

Belichick 'absolutely' intends to return as Patriots coach

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Belichick 'absolutely' intends to return as Patriots' coach despite reports of turmoil. More>>

A championship game filled with big moments

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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw scoring passes to Calvin Ridley in the fourth quarter and to DeVonta Smith in overtime to lift the Crimson Tide to their fifth national title since 2009 in a championship game filled with memorable moments. More>>

Alabama's youngsters deliver on national championship stage Video included

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Alabama's latest group of hotshot recruits delivered on college football's biggest stage. More>>

Georgia can't find more OT magic in crushing loss to Tide Video included

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1 week after double-OT Rose Bowl win, Georgia can't find more overtime magic in crushing championship game loss to Alabama. More>>

National title game still feels like afterthought to season

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The College Football Playoff is here to stay, but the national championship game is still trying to make its mark. More>>

Chicago Bears hire Chiefs assistant Matt Nagy as coach

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The Chicago Bears have hired Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as their new head coach. More>>

Saints assert they've evolved considerably since Week 1

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For Saints coach Sean Payton and his players, the notion that their return to Minnesota in the playoffs fits the definition of a rematch is a bit of a stretch. More>>

The Latest: Alabama beats Georgia 26-23 in OT for title Video included

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The Latest: Georgia arrives with backup TE on crutches. More>>

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