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Mark Rosen: 'This Vikings Team Is Going To The Super Bowl'

There is another tough matchup facing Ertz and quarterback Nick Foles on Sunday. Few had confidence in him impersonating Wentz . Neither Foles, Keenum or Bortles have turned the ball over this postseason. He started 11 games there in 2015, then was benched. All who suddenly have been forced to scramble for a backstory on these two career backups. There was still a chance for the Falcons to win the game, but the last play came to doom the team.

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Nick Kyrgios Cops Fine For Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Kyrgios has been untouchable with his serve in 2018 and is putting a ton of pressure on his opponent to play a ideal match. I don't like the way Tsonga looked in his last match, and truthfully, he probably should have lost that match in the fifth set after digging himself a monster hole.

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Can 'miracle' propel Vikings to Super Bowl — Sports Notebook

Injuries changed their personal trajectories, if not those of their squads, so when they square off at Lincoln Financial Field they'll be an unlikely combination for such a prominent contest. In fact, they began 2017 in that fashion, too. The Vikings allowed the Saints to get back in the game when Case Keenum was intercepted early in the third quarter.

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USA Gymnastics severs ties with Karolyi Ranch

And in December, Aquilina released her novel "Triple Cross Killer", which follows a team of detectives who try to track down a daunting killer, according to the book description. It wasn't until 1997, when a 16-year-old high school gymnast named Larissa Boyce accused Nassar of abuse, that Michigan State was made aware of his actions.

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Tom Brady injured at Patriots practice

New England's roster is littered with guys with plenty of big-game experience. Known for his bravado, Ramsey's proclamation did not come off as too much of a surprise, but with the New England Patriots looming in the AFC Championship Game this weekend, it was certainly a unsafe statement for the 23-year-old to make.

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Du Plessis wants action on slow pitches

Even Kohli agreed that South Africa had outplayed India and performed better as a team. "When we did well in Australia we got 450 runs every first innings but our partnerships were massive so that is something that we haven't repeated here".

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Flu Outbreak Now Considered Epidemic, Season Hits Peak — CDC

Dan Jernigan , director of CDC's influenza division. New Hampshire's 10 influenza-related deaths were reported since October 1. Thomas was one of 42 people in California under the age of 65 who have died from the flu this season. ABC-7 is getting you more with some flu fact-or-fiction. The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during 2017-18.

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Tom Brady on player trash talk: It's about how you play

Jacksonville is in unfamiliar territory. After that game, the defense was incredible, as they finished the season allowing just 18.5 points per game. "We have to go out here and do the best we can". "The preparation, the grind of going through meetings, the grind of going through practice and all that stuff, you look back and you see that that's where most of your time was spent".

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Eagles win means Saints will not play another home game this postseason

Some told us they plan to wear their Eagles gear every day this week until Sunday's game. "And I understand, Carson's a great player, but every week, our guys are hearing the same thing - that now we are all of a sudden not good enough".

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Patriots won't bite on Ramsey's trash talk

The Patriots easily disposed of the Tennessee Titans at home on Saturday night by a score of 35 -14. Apparently, the Jaguars didn't get the memo that everyone was expecting to see a Steelers-Patriots rematch in the AFC Championship Game .

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Cleveland Cavaliers simply not on Golden State Warriors' level: DMan After Dark

James spoke Monday as he and his teammates prepared to host Golden State in one 11 NBA games played on the national holiday for the civil rights leader who was assassinated 50 years ago. Would that be enough to beat these Warriors? The Golden State Warriors are as healthy as they've been in a while and are outscoring teams by 9.9 points on the road this season.

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Durant out-duels LeBron as Warriors sweep season series with Cavs

It shrunk for a reason. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said James' presence on the Cavs always makes them a threat in the long run. That's exactly what they did in the fourth quarter. There is a good chance that the Raptors and Cavaliers will put things together, and will start winning more games. But after watching the Warriors' win Monday, I can't foresee anything other than another blowout Finals win for the Warriors should we have Cavs-Warriors IV.

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Even without Serena Williams, Australia Open women's field still tough

But I would put Juan Martin del Potro at the top of that list because A: the great tennis he played past year; B: He's been able to win a Slam; C: He knows when to raise his level and D: He has a presence and he has that quality. "I mean, Roger and Rafa's year last year has shown age is just a number, especially in Roger's case, " Djokovic said Saturday in his pre-tournament news conference.

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Mike Zimmer: We made critical errors that could have led to loss

I got to be that guy and go and get the ball. When he went home later that night, all he could do was rewatch the play again and again to confirm what he already knew. ET posted a 20.4, the lowest overnight rating in that window in 15 years". Things would have been even better had Tennessee not scored a meaningless touchdown in the final seconds that pushed the game against New England past the over/under and rewarded bettors who tend to favor the over in most games.

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Telvin Smith leads Jaguars to upset playoff win

Early action for this game is on the Patriots . "We are going to the Super Bowl and we are going to win that b--". He went on to say that at the end of each season, he would sit with his family and take a long look at things before deciding to press on and play the next season.

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#8 Texas Tech Rallies To Take Down #2 West Virginia At Home

Eighth-ranked Texas Tech came back from a seven-point halftime deficit at home to take down No. 2 West Virginia on Saturday in Lubbock to improve to 15-2 on the season and hand the Mountaineers their first loss in 16 games. The difference between a good season and a great season is another three or four possessions. "They have our respect", Self said. "We'll look forward to going there".

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Tennessee Titans take on New England Patriots Saturday

Brady shrugged off another thoughts that the Patriots were distracted by a bye-week ESPN report indicating a rift between himself, coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft . "Obviously, this is the blueprint". On paper this looks like a mismatch and it will probably look like that on the turf in New England . This first playoff appearance for this group will serve as a great learning experience for the future.

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Federer plays down Australian Open title hopes

But while there are many things that have been impressive about Federer's resurgence, one thing stands out - the 36-year-old is having an absolute blast. She was a finalist at the Australian Open , where she lost to Serena; Wimbledon where she lost to Garbine Muguruza and made the semifinal of the US Open, where she lost to eventual victor, Sloane Stephens.

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Minnesota Vikings: 3 Key players to beating Saints in Divisional Round

This year's unit isn't close to that level, but the play-caller and quarterback are the same. While there's no real evidence to suggest Case Keenum will lay an egg with the stakes raised, there is a precedent for quarterbacks struggling in their first taste of the postseason.

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Watch Tom Brady's epic hype video before playoff game

How long can Brady and Belichick keep this up? "That's why we put all of the hard work we put in. It doesn't really matter what happened outside of this facility". Those 16 years represent the biggest age gap for starting quarterbacks in postseason history. But Brady downplayed the experience-versus-youth story line.

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Arsene Wenger faulted for playing Alex Iwobi vs. Chelsea

Arsenal travelled to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the first leg of the semi-final of the Carabao Cup . Chelsea dominated for the majority of the game at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, but were unable to find a way through Arsenal's impressive defensively display.

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Saints preparing for division round match up with Minnesota

That's bad enough. But the Saints have one. Vikings fans surely will feel like Bridgewater, as he has since returning to practice in October, should continue operating as Keenum's backup. Rudolph had a scare late in the season with a reported ankle injury, but the week off between games should have cured that. The Vikings' defensive line might be the best in the National Football League, and it'll put pressure on Drew Brees, who's playing behind a banged-up offensive line after losing left ...

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Eagles Insider: Foles returns to the postseason spotlight

Sunday features a pair of regular season rematches, as Jacksonville heads to Pittsburgh looking for a second straight win in the Steel City and Minnesota is looking for back-to-back home victories over New Orleans. Four of these QBs are not like the others. That's bad. Foles also is averaging less than five yards per pass attempt this season - a full yard per pass attempt less than Joe Flacco , who was last in the league in that category this season.

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Celtics announcer exhausted of Isaiah Thomas - 'It was one year'

The Celtics are now in a predicament, though GM Danny Ainge seemed to indicate they would honor both players, while keeping the focus mostly on Pierce. "We're good", per Brian Robb of Boston Sports Journal. "Overall, our energy was a little flat". Tuesday was just Step One. He hadn't played in a game since hobbling off the floor back on May 19, a Game 2 loss by the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavaliers .

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Carolina Panthers report card: Running game worked, but secondary got scorched

Newton guided the Panthers into Saints territory but two throws into the end zone fell incomplete and he was sacked on fourth down to end Carolina's hopes. They settled for four field goal attempts on those drives, one of which kicker Graham Gano surprisingly missed from 25-yards. "So, I'm going to send him some sauce".

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Mike Ditka: Jon Gruden faces 'helluva challenge' with Oakland Raiders

Ten seasons removed from his last action, the 54-year-old Gruden sports a 95-81 record in 11 seasons, including 38-26 during his tenure in Oakland. "That would be the only reason why I would think about coaching". "No. We've stolen his plays, so that's more what it is", McVay said. - OddsShark (@OddsShark) January 8, 2018Who will replace Jon Gruden as ESPN's MNF Color Commentator? That's what Raiders left tackle Donald Penn thinks.

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Cotton Bowl: Studs and duds in USC's loss to Ohio State

Barrett beat an unbelievable nine top-10 teams in his Ohio State career, by far the most in school history, and was 4-0 vs. Michigan, including a pair of top-10 Wolverine teams. And, just as obviously, USC would rather be playing in the other semifinal in the Rose Bowl, just 15 miles from its campus in Los Angeles. Pac-12 teams, meanwhile, usually lean on their passing game.

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Pruitt's defense shines in Alabama's Sugar Bowl win over Clemson

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne (94) catches a touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2018 Sugar Bowl college football playoff semifinal game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Over his last three SEC games, the sophomore completed barely 50 percent of his throws (33 of 65) for 637 yards and three touchdowns. So what was the difference? Heavy's Pick: Alabama 24 Clemson 17.

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NFC Divisional Game Preview: Time to Make Some Noise

Fans always want their team to go for it. Payton had gone for it, for damned sure. "We could have made some noise, but we didn't."- Vikings safety Harrison Smith , following the Vikings Wild Card game loss to the Seattle Seahawks in 2016.

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Lewis want to return to Bengals, but future remains uncertain

The Ravens forced a three-and-out on the ensuing defensive series and took over possession with 6:33 remaining. But, relegated to playing out the string, the Bengals ended the playoff hopes of first Detroit and then, in dramatic final-minute fashion, Baltimore in the last two games of the season.

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Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers - 1/14/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

DE Calais Campbell led AFC with franchise-record and career-high 14.5 sacks ... Jacksonville really surprised everybody this season, using an incredible defense to make up for their deficiencies at the quarterback position throughout. "But that maturity level is getting better and better each day". Jalen Ramsey . Antonio Brown . "We saw an example obviously earlier this season with Ryan (Shazier )".

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Stunned at home, LSU responds with 17-16 win at Florida

This week's game against another (very) interesting program in Texas A&M was already generating some intrigue but, on Monday, Florida made an announcement that was surely draw extra eye balls to the screen. Even then, there was more than a quarter left to play. "They made some mistakes, but they can handle the physicality of the SEC". They could handle the one-on-ones.

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5 things we learned from Vikings narrow victory over Bears

The interception would ultimately prove to be a game-deciding one. Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky escapes the rush in Monday night's 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings . Floyd absolutely surged to the forefront of this game, sacking Bradford for a safety to get the Bears on the board.in the second half, which killed a potential third-down conversion opportunity for Minnesota.

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Harbaugh doesn't rule out Michigan QB Speight for year

Harbaugh will give John O'Korn a second straight start against the Hoosiers. Bachie forced a Ty Isaac fumble and Frey recovered at the MI 46. Harbaugh told media that he is not frustrated with his team, despite losing to MSU on Saturday.

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Scotland's World Cup dreams ended by draw in Slovenia

And with home advantage, Wales are looking to their national anthem to give the players an early boost ahead of the game. Likewise, Ukraine must beat Croatia to take a play-off place. Coleman hasn't played since finding himself on the wrong end of a horrific challenge by Neil Taylor in the return fixture last March and the Aston Villa midfielder will doubtless come in for some special attention from the travelling support in the Cardiff City Stadium.