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  • Baker Mayfield leads finalists for Lombardi Award

    Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield is among seven finalists named for the Lombardi Award. The award would add to the Oklahoma senior quarterback's haul for this season after winning the Maxwell, Walter Camp Davey O'Brien and Chic Harley awards to go along with his Heisman. The other Lombardi finalists are 2016 Heisman-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson of Louisville, Stanford running back Bryce Love, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, Iowa State...

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  • Patriots pick road white jerseys for Super Bowl

    The New England Patriots will wear their road white jerseys for Super Bowl LII next month, the team announced Tuesday on Twitter. As the "home" team for the Feb. 4 game against the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the defending champions had their choice of which jersey to wear. Their choice of road whites over their blue home jerseys means the Eagles will be sporting either their home uniform combination of green jerseys and white pants or their alternate uniforms...

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  • Patriots, Eagles ready for Super Bowl showdown

    (Reuters) - The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles have set up a second Super Bowl showdown after both teams won their respective conference championships with contrasting victories on Sunday.

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  • Foles, Eagles rout Vikings, will face Patriots in Super Bowl

    Nick Foles threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns as the Philadelphia Eagles demolished the NFL's top defense in a 38-7 rout of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia. The Eagles will face the defending champion New England Patriots, who defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars for the AFC title earlier Sunday, in their first Super Bowl appearance since 2005 -- when they lost to the Patriots, 24-21. The game is February 4 in Minneapolis. Foles, who took over the the...

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  • Patriots headed for Super Bowl after Brady, Amendola rally past Jaguars

    Down by 10 with 15 minutes to go and without his favorite target, Tom Brady still found a way to put the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Brady threw for 138 yards and two touchdowns -- both to Danny Amendola -- in the fourth quarter to rally the Patriots to a 24-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game. Brady, who finished 26 of 38 for 290 yards and two scores, was without tight end Rob Gronkowski in the second half. Gronkowski left the field late in the...

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  • Patriots' Brady won't discuss hand injury

    (Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady declined to discuss his injured hand on Friday or say if it would keep him from playing in Sunday's AFC Championship game where a Super Bowl berth is on the line.

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  • Questions surround Tom Brady's hand injury

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is apparently dealing with a hand injury ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. While the star quarterback missed Thursday's practice with the injury he reportedly suffered in practice the day before, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick wasn't saying much about it on Friday morning. Belichick deflected questions about Brady's injured throwing hand, according to a report from ESPN. "We gave out the injury report...

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  • Former England Sevens star Alex Gray signs contract with Atlanta Falcons

    Alex Gray has continued his progress in American football by signing a reserve future contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

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  • Heisman runner-up Bryce Love returning to Stanford

    Running back Bryce Love, a Heisman Trophy runner-up this season, will return to Stanford for his senior season. Love's father, Christopher Love, told multiple media outlets about his son's decision late Monday night. Monday night was the deadline for entering the NFL draft, which is scheduled for April 26-28. Bryce Love, who rushed for 2,118 yards and 19 touchdowns his junior season, finished second in Heisman Trophy voting behind Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. While he did not win the...

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  • Mularkey, Titans part ways

    The Tennessee Titans have agreed to part ways with head coach Mike Mularkey. "I want to thank Mike Mularkey for his contributions to our franchise over his tenure with our organization," Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement. "He took over our team during a low moment and together with [general manager] Jon [Robinson] built a solid foundation for our franchise. I appreciated that Mike devoted himself to this team and the community. "In fact, we did discuss extending his...

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  • Vikings, Patriots open as favorites to reach Super Bowl

    The Philadelphia Eagles find themselves home underdogs again, with the Minnesota Vikings opening as 3.5-point favorites in Sunday's NFC conference championship. The No. 1 seed Eagles, who are playing with backup quarterback Nick Foles in place of the injured Carson Wentz, were also underdogs against the sixth-seeded Atlanta Falcons in their NFC divisional game on Saturday, which they won 15-10. The second-seeded Minnesota Vikings stunned the New Orleans Saints on Sunday by winning 29-24 on...

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  • Patriots must beat Jaguars for Super Bowl return

    (Reuters) - There is a new challenger standing in the way of the New England Patriots' path to another Super Bowl.

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  • Last-second pass lifts Vikings over Saints in stunning fashion

    Stefon Diggs caught a Case Keenum pass in traffic, slipped past a diving defender and raced down the sideline as time expired to give the Minnesota Vikings a stunning 29-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints in Sunday's NFL divisional playoff game. The Saints, who trailed 17-0 at the half, had just reclaimed the lead on Wil Lutz's 43-yard field goal and were 25 seconds away from the NFC championship game in Philadelphia next weekend. But two plays after the Vikings used their final timeout,...

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  • Jaguars outlast Steelers to advance to AFC title game

    Down by 21 points twice in the first half, the Pittsburgh Steelers still gave the Jacksonville Jaguars all they could handle in Sunday's AFC divisional matchup. In a game that featured a dozen touchdowns, the difference ultimately was a 45-yard field goal by the Jaguars' Josh Lambo to put Jacksonville ahead by 10 with 1:45 left in the game. As they did throughout the second half, the Steelers responded. They drove 71 yards in 9 plays to the Jacksonville four yard. But Ben Roethlisberger's short...

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  • Patriots blast Titans for 7th straight trip to AFC Championship game

    The New England Patriots turned a 7-0 first-quarter deficit into a 21-7 halftime lead, and were never challenged again as they crushed the Tennessee Titans 35-14, sending the Patriots to their seventh straight AFC Championship game. Tom Brady passed Joe Montana with his 10th career postseason game with three touchdown passes, setting a new record. Brady completed 35 of 53 passes for 337 yards. In doing so, he also extended his own playoff record to 13 playoff games with at least 300 yards...

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  • Sportscaster Keith Jackson, voice of college football, dead at 89

    (Reuters) - Sportscaster Keith Jackson, who brought a folksy, excitable demeanor and down-home exclamations such as "Whoa, Nellie!" to 40 seasons of play-by-play calling as the authoritative voice of college football for ABC Sports, died at age 89, his employer ABC reported on Saturday.

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  • Sportscaster Keith Jackson, voice of college football, dead at 89

    (Reuters) - Sportscaster Keith Jackson, who brought a folksy, excitable demeanor and down-home exclamations such as "Whoa, Nellie!" to 40 seasons of play-by-play calling as the authoritative voice of college football for ABC Sports, died at age 89, his employer ABC reported on Saturday.

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  • Late goal-line stand helps Eagles advance to NFC championship

    Jake Elliot had three field goals, Nick Foles threw for 246 yards and Philadelphia's defense survived fourth-and-goal in the final two minutes as Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL divisional playoff game Sunday. Elliott's third field goal, a 21-yarder, extended Philadelphia's lead to 15-10 with 6:02 left in the fourth quarter. Starting his fourth game since Carson Wentz went down with a knee injury in week 14, Foles completed two third-down passes on the drive.  Behind Ryan, Atlanta...

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  • Sportscaster Keith Jackson, voice of college football, dead at 89

    (Reuters) - Sportscaster Keith Jackson, who brought a folksy, excitable demeanor and down-home exclamations such as "Whoa, Nellie!" to 40 seasons of play-by-play calling as the authoritative voice of college football for ABC Sports, died at age 89, his employer ABC reported on Saturday.

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  • Sportscaster Keith Jackson, voice of college football, dead at 89

    (Reuters) - Sportscaster Keith Jackson, who brought a folksy, excitable demeanor and down-home exclamations such as "Whoa, Nellie!" to 40 seasons of play-by-play calling as the authoritative voice of college football for ABC Sports, died at age 89, his employer ABC reported on Saturday.

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  • NFL investigating Raiders over Rooney Rule

    The NFL is investigating whether the Oakland Raiders violated the Rooney Rule in the process that led to the hiring of Jon Gruden as head coach, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. The rule requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate during the hiring process. Gruden, who previously coached the Raiders in 1998-2001, was identified almost immediately as the favorite for the job after the Raiders fired Jack Del Rio after a disappointing 6-10 season. Reports of Gruden...

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  • NBC expects ad sales record with Super Bowl, Olympics

    (Reuters) - U.S. broadcaster NBC said on Thursday it expected to hit ad sales records for the Super Bowl and Olympic Winter Games, both of which it will air next month, showing that advertisers are hungry for live events that draw viewers on a real-time basis.

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  • Seahawks, Eagles, Titans to make London debuts

    The Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans will make their London debuts next season as part of three NFL games scheduled for 2018, the league announced Thursday morning. The three games will be played consecutively starting with Week 6's matchup between the Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders Oct. 14 at soccer team Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium currently under construction in north London. The following two weeks will see the Eagles play the Jacksonville Jaguars and the...

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  • 2018 Super Bowl LII: When is the 52nd NFL showpiece, what time does it start and who is the halftime performer?

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