Sunday , 20 January 2019

National Sports

Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 OT

The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady’s brilliance. The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the overtime coin toss, and backup Rex Burkhead’s 2-yard TD lifted New England past Kansas City 37-31 for the AFC championship Sunday night. The drive, during which New England had …

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Angels, reliever Allen finalize $8.5M, 1-year contract

Relief pitcher Cody Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have finalized a one-year contract for $8.5 million. He can earn an additional $2 million in performance bonuses for games finished as part of the deal announced Sunday: $250,000 each for 35 and 40, and $500,000 apiece for 45, 50 and 55. Allen had a career-high 4.70 ERA for Cleveland last …

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Super Bowl: Pats vs Rams in a meeting of Past vs Future

It’s never been so clear: This year’s Super Bowl matchup between the Patriots and Rams is a showdown between the NFL’s past and its future. Led by 24-year-old quarterback Jared Goff, the Rams and their 21st-century offense will take on 41-year-old Tom Brady and the Patriots, who are in search of a record-tying sixth Super Bowl title. At 32, Sean …

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Group claims further sexual abuse in South Korean skating

An athletes’ group has raised further allegations of sexual abuse in South Korean speed skating following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that she had been raped by her former coach since she was a teen. The group said Monday it found five more skaters who were sexually abused by their coaches, but did not reveal their names. …

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Svitolina beats Keys to reach Australian Open quarterfinals

For a quarter of an hour, Elina Svitolina served and served, and served again, tossing the ball into the sun, in a desperate bid to hold a game in the third set against Madison Keys. The sixth-seeded Svitolina fended off five break points in game that went to deuce 11 times, contained 28 points, and was pivotal in a momentum-swinging …

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Isaiah Stewart a big addition for UW, but one-and-done a possibility

Isaiah Stewart, the No. 5 player in the ESPN Class of 2019, committed to the Washington Huskies on ESPN at the Hoophall Classic on Sunday. Here’s what the 6-foot-9, 245-pound Stewart will bring to the Pac-12 — and how soon we might expect to see him at the next level: How he fits: Stewart will immediately become the go-to-guy on …

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The Latest: Svitolina beats Keys, reaches QFs in Australia

The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Sixth-seeded Elina Svitolina has advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals with a momentum-swinging 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 win over 2017 U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys. The WTA Finals winner fended off five breakpoints in a pivotal third game in the third set that went to deuce 11 times …

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Payton: Obvious missed call cost Saints a Super Bowl berth

Sean Payton was glassy-eyed, calm and shrugged his shoulders at times, seemingly resigned to New Orleans’ bitter fate — as unfair as he thought it was. And the Saints coach said NFL executives he spoke with by phone after a 26-23 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Rams agreed with him that officials on the field missed two obvious penalties …

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Adam Long wins Desert Classic for first PGA Tour title

Adam Long made a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Desert Classic for his first PGA Tour title. Making his sixth career start on the tour, Long closed with a 7-under 65 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to beat playing partners Phil Mickelson and Adam Hadwin by a stroke. “I got a pretty …

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Zuerlein's 57-yard field goal sends Rams to Super Bowl

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime and the Los Angeles Rams, helped by a huge missed call by the officials, advanced to the Super Bowl with a 26-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game Sunday. The stunning finish came after New Orleans got the ball first in the extra period. Under pressure, …

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