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January 22, 2018 - 2:11 am

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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. They'll seek a record-tying sixth Lombardi Trophy when they face the Philadelphia Eagles, who whipped the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC championship. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 740 words, photos.


LAS VEGAS — The New England Patriots are the favorite once again in this city's sports books to win the Super Bowl. They're a lopsided pick to win the one after that, too. Odds makers wasted little time in establishing the Patriots as between a 5-to-6 point favorite over the Philadelphia Eagles. By Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 580 words, photos.


PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and the Philadelphia Eagles made big play after big play, winning the NFC title in a stunning 38-7 rout of the Minnesota Vikings. Next up: the Eagles' first Super Bowl appearance since 2005, against the team that beat them then, AFC champion New England. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 980 words, photos.


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady shook off a hand injury and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining to rally the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl with a 24-20 comeback victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship. Brady wore a black bandage on his right hand but showed no signs of being hampered. The Patriots came back from a 20-10 fourth-quarter deficit. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 1170 words, photos.


LANSING, Mich. — More young women who say they were assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor are due in court for a fifth day of victim statements before he gets his sentence. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated after hearing that resumes at 9 a.m. EST.



PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles ignored the pressure and made one big throw after another. On the biggest stage of his life, Foles silenced the critics who thought the Eagles couldn't get to the Super Bowl without MVP candidate Carson Wentz. Foles threw for 352 and three touchdowns to lead Philadelphia to a convincing 38-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 690 words, photos.


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England's defense stepped up late to secure the Patriots' NFL-record 10th Super Bowl appearance. After being picked apart by Blake Bortles in the first half, the Patriots kept Jacksonville out of the red zone in the second half of their 24-20 AFC championship game victory. By Kyle Hightower. SENT: 670 words, photos.


PHILADELPHIA — The Vikings would have traveled anywhere to play in their first Super Bowl since 1977. This year, though, the game is in their stadium. They won't be in it. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 580 words, photos.


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Jacksonville had a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead over the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game. Then the Jaguars learned the same lesson as the Falcons, Seahawks and so many other teams before: Never count Tom Brady and Bill Belichick out. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 760 words, photos.


PHILADELPHIA — Thousands of 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. SENT: 130 words, photos, video.



MELBOURNE, Australia — Angelique Kerber remains the only Grand Slam singles winner in the Australian Open women's draw, after surviving a frustrating fourth round. For a while, though, it appeared Kerber's progression may have unraveled against No. 88 Hsieh Su-wei, a former top-ranked doubles player with a double-handed grip on both sides. By John Pye. SENT: 720 words, photos.



It was a rough week for Tennessee. The sixth-ranked Lady Vols were in the midst of a difficult stretch where they played four consecutive ranked teams. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. UPCOMING: 510 words, photos by 3 a.m.


SEOUL, South Korea — Conservative activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's extremely popular girl band passed by them during her visit to Seoul amid a flurry of cooperation before next month's Winter Olympics. By Hyung-Jin Kim and Ahn Young-Joon. SENT: 770 words, photos.


The first Olympic men's hockey tournament without NHL players since 1994 is wide open. Russia is considered the favorite thanks to former NHL players like Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk. Canada is going for its third consecutive Olympic gold medal, but goaltending might again be the great equalizer as the U.S. hopes it gets overlooked. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 1020 words, photos.


Jim Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, has died just a couple weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Games. He was 53. Johannson died in his sleep, according to USA Hockey. Executive director Pat Kelleher says the organization is "beyond shocked and profoundly saddened" by the loss of the Rochester, Minnesota native. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 740 words, photos.


Monday's Time Schedule



No. 6 West Virginia at No. 24 TCU, 9 p.m.

No. 9 Michigan State at Illinois, 9 p.m.

No. 15 North Carolina at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m.

No. 22 Ohio State vs. Nebraska, 8 p.m.


No. 8 Ohio State at No. 14 Maryland, 7 p.m.

No. 16 Texas A&M vs. LSU, 7 p.m.


Sacramento at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Utah at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Miami at Houston, 8 p.m.

Philadelphia at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Washington at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Portland at Denver, 9 p.m.

Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.


Detroit at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Colorado at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Ottawa at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Buffalo at Calgary, 9 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Arizona, 9 p.m.

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