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On Pro Football: Patriots End a Week of Hand-Wringing With Another A.F.C. Crown

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 11:28
Tom Brady’s injured throwing hand caused much concern for Patriots fans, but he engineered yet another comeback in a victory over the Jaguars that sent New England to the Super Bowl.
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Danny Amendola delivers another superb playoff performance for Patriots

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 11:15

New England Patriots receiver Danny Amendola continued his penchant for clutch playoff performances on Sunday, catching two touchdown passes and making an outstanding play on a punt return in a 24-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium.

Amendola,...

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Philadelphia Slathers Crisco on Street Poles to Keep Eagles Fans Down

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 10:51
Ahead of a big playoff championship game, the police in Philadelphia greased up poles to keep boisterous people from climbing them.
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Jon Rahm survives playoff with Andrew Landry to win CareerBuilder Challenge

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 10:50

After a series of missed late opportunities that seemed like it might never end, and as darkness approached in the California desert Sunday, Jon Rahm finally managed to sink a putt to win the CareerBuilder Challenge in a four-hole playoff with Andrew Landry.

Rahm shot a bogey-free, five-under-par...

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Dramatic makeover gives Galaxy hope for playoffs following worst season in franchise history

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 09:40

Last season was the Galaxy’s shortest since 2008, the last time the team missed the playoffs. And that gave Gio dos Santos a long offseason to think about what happened.

“Nothing in life is easy,” he said in Spanish. “We all go through some difficult times and last year was one of those. It was...

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On Pro Football: Patriots End a Week of Hand-Wringing With Another A.F.C. Crown

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 09:18
Tom Brady’s injured throwing hand caused much concern for Patriots fans, but he engineered yet another comeback in a victory over the Jaguars that sent New England to the Super Bowl.
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Wesley Johnson's defensive versatility makes him a key component to Clippers rotation

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 08:50

Wesley Johnson became the Clippers’ handyman Saturday night against the Utah Jazz.

The 6-foot-7, 215-pound Johnson was asked to defend Utah’s 6-10, 265-pound power forward Derrick Favors at times. Johnson was asked to defend Jazz rookie guard sensation Donovan Mitchell. Johnson was asked to defend...

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When Running Is More Than a Sport

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 08:35
With running in a transitional period, an apparel company’s advertising campaign has favored images of people who use the activity to build a community.
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NBA roundup: Magic overcome Kyrie Irving's 40 points to beat Celtics

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 08:25

Elfrid Payton had 22 points and the Orlando Magic won for just the third time in their last 20 games, overcoming Kyrie Irving's 40 points to beat the Boston Celtics 103-95 on Sunday.

Orlando snapped a 14-game losing streak at Boston. The Magic had lost 10 in a row on the road overall since early...

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Australian Open: Rafael Nadal Survives Marathon Match

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 08:19
Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals by outlasting Diego Schwartzman in a nearly four-hour match. Grigor Dimitrov and Caroline Wozniacki also won Sunday.
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Tom Brady and Patriots pull off another dramatic rally to reach third Super Bowl in four years

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 07:35

The music started blaring not long after Tom Brady left a postgame stage on the field.

The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” rocked the New England Patriots faithful at Gillette Stadium, a not-so-veiled play on the story line that dominated the run-up to the AFC championship game.

Brady, the...

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Jim Johannson, General Manager of U.S. Men’s Hockey Team, Dies at 53

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 06:59
Johannson selected the American team that will compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics, which begin in less than three weeks.
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Vikings and Eagles Fans, Look Away

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 06:10
From Gary Anderson to Ronde Barber. From Blair Walsh to Ricky Manning Jr. These are the names that haunt your dreams.
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NFL: Titans hire Mike Vrabel after brief coaching search

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 06:00

The Tennessee Titans hired Houston defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel as their new coach in a fast search that wrapped up after three interviews and just five days after firing Mike Mularkey.

The Titans announced Saturday they had agreed to terms with Vrabel. A news conference was scheduled for...

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LAFC's Bob Bradley has experience running a team with no history

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 05:40

The things that make an expansion team special are the same things that make managing one so hard.

There’s no history and no tradition. The name is new, the stadium is new, the uniforms are new and so are the players, at least to one another.

“It’s a strange feeling,” said Carlos Vela, the Mexican...

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The Times' boys' basketball rankings

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 05:35

A look at the top 25 high school boys’ basketball teams in the Southland.

Rk. SCHOOL (W-L) Next game (last ranking)

1. BISHOP MONTGOMERY (19-0); at Cantwell-Sacred Heart, Wednesday; 1

2. ETIWANDA (21-1); at Damien, Tuesday; 4

3. WESTCHESTER (18-4); at Palisades, Monday; 5

4. SIERRA CANYON (14-3);...

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Golf: Tommy Fleetwood successfully defends Abu Dhabi HSBC championship title

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 05:10

Tommy Fleetwood successfully defended his Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title on Sunday after a sensational back nine to clinch the win.

The 27-year-old Englishman, who celebrated his birthday on Friday, started the final round two shots behind overnight leaders Ross Fisher and Thomas Pieters, and...

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Alexis Vera's ability to score with both legs makes Fremont a contender

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 03:50

Scoring 10 goals in one soccer match is pretty good at any level. Alexis Vera of Fremont High remembers pulling off the feat as an 8-year-old.

“Every shot I was shooting went in,” he recalled.

As a high school senior, he’s the No. 1 goal scorer in Los Angeles, with 30 goals and 15 assists for Fremont...

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Jim Johannson, GM of U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, dies at 53

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 03:25

Jim Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team for the Pyeongchang Games and assistant executive director of USA Hockey, died in his sleep Sunday morning in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Hockey said in a statement. No cause of death was given.

Johannson, 53, had been with...

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Who Can Beat the Patriots?

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 02:22
They lost three games this season, so they’re beatable. But do the Jaguars, the Vikings or the Eagles have what it takes?
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