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Brady, SB champs aim to avenge regular-season losses to Rams

L.A. RAMS (13-5) at TAMPA BAY (14-4) Sunday, 3 p.m. EST, NBC BETTING LINE: Buccaneers by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Rams 9-9, Buccaneers 10-8. SERIES RECORD: Rams lead 18-9. LAST MEETING: Rams beat Buccaneers 34-24 Sept. 26, 2021 at Inglewood, California. LAST ...

Gould’s FG on final play gives 49ers 13-10 upset of Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Robbie Gould lived up to his name. On a field littered with snow flurries, Gould made a 45-yard field goal Saturday night as time expired that knocked off the top-seeded Packers 13-10 and possibly ended Aaron Rodgers' tenure in Green Bay. Gould has made all 20 of his ...

Draisaitl has 4 points, Oilers beat Flames 5-3 to stop slide

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Leon Draisaitl had two goals and two assists, Evan Bouchard also scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers came from behind to snap a seven-game losing streak Saturday night with a 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames. Brendan Perlini added a goal for the Oilers (19-16-2), ...

Foligno’s goal sends Wild to 4-3 OT win against Blackhawks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Marcus Foligno scored at 4:22 of overtime to send the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. Minnesota twice trailed in the third period but got goals from Kirill Kaprizov and Kevin Fiala to force overtime and, eventually, sweep the ...

Stanford gives up 15-point lead, rallies to beat ASU 79-76

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Michael O'Connell and Brandon Angel scored 16 points apiece and Stanford gave up a 15-point second-half lead before rallying to beat Arizona State 79-76 on Saturday night. Harrison Ingraham had 13 points and 10 rebounds and James Keefe scored 10 points for Stanford ...

Adam Rippon looks back at his role in 2018 Olympics

So, it's just another competition? Got to treat the Winter Olympics that way? Many athletes say that, perhaps trying to convince themselves that the Games are a regular, no major deal kind of event. Adam Rippon even used that ploy back in 2018. Then Rippon — and the sporting world — ...

US women’s hockey once again led by a shining Knight

Cammi Granato had never forgotten the young girl she lent her stick and gloves to during one of the former U.S. Olympian's first hockey camps in Chicago in the late 1990s. It was years later when Granato discovered that girl just happened to be Hilary Knight. "Her stick broke and I said, ...

Bulls G Caruso sidelined by broken wrist after Allen foul

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso will have surgery next week to repair his broken right wrist after he was taken down by Grayson Allen during the third quarter of Friday night's 94-90 loss at Milwaukee. The team said Caruso will be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks. It's ...

Streaking No. 2 Auburn wins 80-71 over No. 12 Kentucky

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Students set up camp outside Auburn Arena for at least 24 hours, waiting to get into the biggest home game in years. The second-ranked Tigers made it worth the wait. Walker Kessler scored 19 points and K.D. Johnson added 17, helping Auburn keep its hot streak alive and ...

Portland’s Lillard discusses his surgery, possible return

During the Tokyo Olympics, when Damian Lillard's abdominal injury flared up, Jrue Holiday suggested it was time for surgery. Lillard finally took his fellow Olympian's advice and had the procedure Jan. 13. The Trail Blazers' star point guard spoke to reporters Saturday for the first time since ...

Korda holds slight lead going into final day of LPGA opener

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda is just ahead of a stacked field going into final round of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions — the LPGA's 2022 kickoff event. Four women who have won majors are among the top five players. Korda, the world's No. 1 and five-time winner in ...

Friends, playing partners Hodges, Barjon share AmEx lead

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Lee Hodges and Paul Barjon took advantage of a late tee time Saturday to miss the worst of a windy day and share the third-round lead in The American Express. "It was tough early and it kind of died on our back nine a little bit," Hodges said. "It was off and on, but ...

Rodgers enters uncertain offseason after short postseason

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers heads into another offseason of uncertainty after one more frustrating finish to a brilliant year. Rodgers drove the Packers to a touchdown on the game's opening possession, then couldn't get them back in the end zone the rest of Saturday night. Their ...

Ex-athlete vows to maintain U. of Michigan sex abuse protest

Jon Vaughn's small blue-and-white camper has been parked outside the home of the University of Michigan's president since early October, and he says it won't be moving anytime soon. The former star running back for the university's Wolverines football team says a $490 million settlement the ...

Bills prove Patriots were bogus, can they do same to Chiefs?

So Pro Picks was correct on one count in the Patriots-Bills wild-card game. One of those teams was a bogus playoff contender. We just had the wrong team. For an Upset Special, no less. The beating Buffalo put on New England came the night before Tom Brady and the Buccaneers crushed ...

Pandemic forcing teams to adjust their schedules once again

Last season in college basketball, teams and conferences knew pandemic-related postponements and cancellations were pretty much assured. They prepared accordingly. This season has been full of unpleasant surprises, in part because some of the scheduling precautions weren't taken. The virus ...

Ngannou, Gane collide in UFC 270 heavyweight title showdown

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Francis Ngannou's path to his UFC heavyweight title was not straight, and it was not short. The Cameroon-born Frenchman had detours and setbacks while traveling to a place where this vicious, versatile athlete finally developed the mental fortitude and physical ...

Henry’s back! Titans activate their top back for playoffs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will have Derrick Henry on the field for their AFC divisional game with Cincinnati after moving the NFL's 2019 and 2020 rushing leader from injured reserve to the active roster. The Titans (12-5) made the roster move Friday after watching Henry ...

Shiffrin leads US Olympic ski team nominations; Nyman out

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin leads the 17-member list for the U.S. Alpine skiing team nominated Friday for the Beijing Winter Games. There are nine first-time Olympians on the roster, which still awaits confirmation from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic ...

Cantlay fights through gusting wind, leads American Express

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay fought through gusting wind on his back nine Friday to take a one-stroke lead into the weekend at The American Express in a bid to win for the third time in four starts. Tied for the first-round lead with Lee Hodges after a 10-under 62 at La Quinta ...