Butker, who has been very inconsistent this season, nails the field goal from 50 yards out to put the Chiefs up 10-7. Most important thing for KC right now, though, is whether Mahomes can be himself for the rest of the game/playoffs.
Oh, it's his ankle and not his knee? On the hit it looked like Key fell on his knee from behind.
Mahomes is holding the ball for quite a long time in the pocket. But now he's also holding his knee after that last throw. Less than ideal. Looks like Arden Key fell on him from behind and he bent awkwardly backward. Ugh.
Kadarius Toney does not play a ton of snaps, but when he is on the field, the Chiefs try to get him the ball as often as possible. He's got two touches already.
Fantastic throw from Lawrence to Christian Kirk in the front corner of the end zone. Kirk lined up in the backfield and got matched up in a linebacker, and Lawrence took advantage. Got the throw off JUST before the blitz hit home.
That's Etienne's first carry of the game and it goes for 19 yards to get Jacksonville into the red zone. Nice job breaking through the line and creating yards after contact.
Mahomes escapes to his right and finds Kelce just as he's being pulled down, and now we're in the area of the field where the Chiefs usually like to get creative. Would not be surprised if Andy Reid broke out something crazy here.
Mahomes dropped the arm angle on that RPO to fit the ball in to JuJu Smith-Schuster on the second window. Ridiculous throw. Jags also struggled on throws to slot receivers this season. Could be a big day for both Kelce and JuJu.
According to the sources, one woman said she had a consensual relationship with Barker that she tried to end, prompting Barker to retaliate. Barker allegedly threatened to tell others that she had illegally issued contracts if she did not perform sexual favors.
In a statement after this story was initially published, a CBP spokesperson said, "As of Oct. 14, 2022, Tony Barker is no longer an employee of the U.S. Border Patrol."
"We do not tolerate misconduct within our ranks. When we discover any alleged or potential misconduct, we immediately refer it for investigation and cooperate fully with any criminal or administrative investigations. This is the case whether the alleged misconduct occurs on or off duty. Federal privacy laws prohibit discussion of individual cases."
NBC News made multiple attempts to reach Tony Barker but did not reach him for comment.
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DURHAM – Duke basketball remained perfect at home this season, knocking off No. 17 Miami on Saturday in front of the 500th straight sellout crowd at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Led by freshman Kyle Filipowski and the return of guard Jeremy Roach, the Blue Devils used a 12-2 second-half run to hold off the Hurricanes for a 68-66 win.
Miami cut Duke's lead to 64-63 with 2:43 left in the game but Duke, led by Filipowski's four free throws, overcame its own poor shooting late in the game.
For the first time since Dec. 31, Duke shot over 40% from the floor despite missing 14 of its last 16 shots.
With the victory, Duke (14-5, 5-3) moves to 10-0 at home this season but will return to the road for its next two games, including Monday's quick turnaround against Virginia Tech.
Miami (15-4, 6-3) entered the weekend in a four-way tie for second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes have now lost two of three.
Filipowski finished with his ninth double-double of the season while Roach added 12 points and three assists.
The Blue Devils opened the first half by hitting 12 of their first 17 shots to build a 29-24 lead with 7:16 left before the break.
That hot start, though, wouldn’t last as Duke missed its next seven shots while Miami, led by 14 points from Nijel Pack, put together a 12-3 run to take the lead.
The score was tied at 38 entering halftime after Duke’s Jacob Grandison hit a 3-pointer with 43 seconds left.
After missing the past three games with a nagging big toe injury, the junior captain returned to action against Miami.
The Blue Devils’ second-leading scorer came off the bench against the Hurricanes, checking in with 16 minutes left in the first half for freshman Tyrese Proctor. Roach had eight points on 3-of-3 shooting with three assists and a stabilizing 3 with 3:30 left in the half that cut Miami’s lead to 33-32.
Roach suffered the injury Nov. 27 in Duke’s 75-56 loss to Purdue in the Phil Knight Legacy tournament title game. He started and played the next three games before sitting out during an 82-55 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Dec. 10. Roach had not played since Jan. 4 against NC State.
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Antoine Griezmann grabbed a goal and an assist as Atletico Madrid returned to winning ways with a 3-0 home victory over Real Valladolid in LaLiga on Saturday.
First-half goals from Griezmann, Alvaro Morata and Mario Hermoso earned fourth-placed Atletico just their second win in their last seven league games, while a fifth straight defeat for Valladolid leaves them one point above the relegation zone in 17th place.
Atletico are 10 points adrift of leaders Barcelona, who have two games in hand and next face Getafe on Sunday.
Diego Simeone's side took control of the game early on, scoring all three of their goals in a 10-minute span.
Griezmann set up Morata for the first in the 18th minute with a clever flick, before getting on the scoresheet himself with a delightfully improvised backheel goal.
The Frenchman was heavily involved in the third goal as well, finding Hermoso with a free-kick. Hermoso's 28th-minute header was denied by Valladolid goalkeeper Jordi Masip but the rebound fell back at his feet and the Atletico defender found the net.
"We knew the importance of the game and of getting the three points and continuing the fight. The objective is to keep growing every day and turn things around," goalscorer Hermoso told DAZN.
"We've been creating chances but haven't been able to win. We wanted that feeling of enjoying ourselves, scoring early and feeling comfortable. I think we got that today."
"The team know what we need and want. The second half, we needed to be strong."
The game slowed down a little in the second period as Atletico sat back and defended, while a desperate Valladolid pressed for a goal but were unable to break down their opponents.
Memphis Depay, signed from Barcelona earlier this week, made his debut for Atletico in the second half, coming on in the 75th minute in place of Morata.
The Dutch international's introduction livened up the game towards the end, as he created a couple of half chances for Atletico.
"We hope Memphis gives us a lot. He's come here with the desire to help us and he's proud to wear the Atletico shirt, he's welcome here," Hermoso said.
Atletico next face cross-town rivals Real Madrid in a Copa del Rey quarterfinal tie on Thursday.
The big games are coming thick and fast for Arsenal. A week after beating Tottenham Hotspur in the North London Derby, the Premier League leaders welcome Manchester United to the Emirates Stadium.
There's an argument that a slight edge has been taken off this fixture following the Red Devils' 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace in midweek - a game that saw Casemiro pick up his fifth yellow card of the season which rules him out of the trip to the capital through suspension.
But given the history between the two sides and their current form, there's every chance a classic will be served up on Sunday afternoon. A win for the hosts and they will remain at least five points clear at the top of the table, whilst United could blow the title race wide open if they leave north London victorious.
The good news for Arsenal is that Mikel Arteta hasn't reported any fresh injuries following the 2-0 win over Spurs which means he can name an unchanged team. However, with Gabriel Magalhaes joining William Saliba and Bukayo Saka on four yellow cards, could the triple suspension risk cause the Gunners boss to rethink his line-up?
Not for the first time this season, football.london's Arsenal writers Kaya Kaynak and Tashan Deniran-Alleyne are on hand to offer their assistance to the Spanish tactician. Below, they name their respective starting line-ups for the home side against Man United.
It's a huge game for Arsenal this weekend and if I were Mikel Arteta I'd look to go as strong as possible. Aaron Ramsdale is a guaranteed starter in goal after his man-of-the-match display against Spurs last week, while William Saliba and Gabriel would continue their partnership in the middle of the defence.
At full-back I wouldn't look to make any changes yet again. Ben White is in the form of his life, while Alex Zinchenko is going to another level with his recent displays.
The lack of Thomas Partey cost Arsenal big time in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford earlier this season and his return could be key. Granit Xhaka meanwhile has a great scoring record against United, while Martin Odegaard is an obvious pick.
Up front I'm making no changes yet again. Eddie Nketiah has to start up top, while Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka will look to continue their relentlessly excellent form this season. Emile Smith Rowe could have a crucial role to play off the bench, however.
Even if Leandro Trossard is cleared to play against Manchester United following his £21m transfer from Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday, I can't see him starting. That's nothing against the new signing, it's just that Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah have been in good form over the past month.
With that said, the Belgian's arrival suddenly gives Arsenal some attacking depth on the bench. Between Trossard, Emile Smith Rowe and Fabio Vieira, Mikel Arteta has some game-changers waiting in the wings if things aren't going to plan against the Red Devils on Sunday afternoon.
Another boost for the Gunners is Thomas Partey should be available to start. The Ghana international missed the reverse fixture at Old Trafford earlier in the season and his absence was glaring. It's a no brainer that he anchors the midfield with captain Martin Odegaard and Granit Xhaka ahead of him.
Man United were devastating on the counter-attack back in September and that's something for Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes and Oleksandr Zinchenko to keep in mind as Aaron Ramsdale goes in search of a third straight clean sheet in the Premier League.
Manchester City will attempt to maintain their place in the Premier League title race on Sunday when they take on Wolves.
Pep Guardiola's team have fallen five points behind Arsenal, who have a game in hand, in the battle for the English crown.
City are not in great form in the Premier League of late but they did beat Tottenham 4-2 in midweek and are obvious favourites to win this game at odds of 1/5 (1.20) with bet365.
The away team managed to beat West Ham in their latest match but are still dangerously close to the relegation zone. They are the underdogs and are offered at the price of 10/1 (11.00) with the draw at 7/1 (8.00).
City striker Erling Haaland brought an end to a three-game goalless run when he struck against Spurs this week and is the favourite to get the first goal of this game at 15/8 (2.88). Team-mate Julian Alvarez is available at 7/2 (4.50).
Wolves star Raul Jimenez is their lowest-priced player to open the scoring at 14/1 (15.00) while Diego Costa is 16/1 (17.00).
The pressure is on both of these teams for very different reasons.
City are chasing three points to ensure they remain with a chance of catching Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table.
Wolves, meanwhile, need a victory to crawl further away from the relegation zone, as they sit just two points above the bottom three.
The visitors have gone through a bit of an improvement of late, however, having taken seven points from their last four matches - the same number of points City have collected in the same number of league matches.
City have not been in the greatest of form lately but they should be too strong for Wolves, so backing them to win with a -1 handicap at odds of 4/7 (1.57) looks a good bet, while -2 is priced at 7/5 (2.40).
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The Cincinnati Bengals are looking to reach their second consecutive AFC Championship by taking down the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium on Sunday. While the organization hopes its playoff run lasts until its hoisting its first-ever Lombardi Trophy, once the offseason begins, all eyes will be on Joe Burrow.
That added revenue stream should help give the Bengals more funds to work with as they look to ensure Burrow's future in Cincinnati long-term as that train Brown referenced last summer finally comes to the station this offseason.
Cincinnati is back to playing meaningful football in late January for the second consecutive season, as the defending AFC champion Bengals take on the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round on Sunday.
Joe Burrow may soon reap the rewards of helping transform the franchise into a yearly Super Bowl contender.
The Bengals are targeting this upcoming offseason to sign Burrow to a new contract extension, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL GameDay Morning on Saturday, per a source.
Rapoport adds that the Bengals are expected to sign Burrow to his fifth-year option, which teams must decide on before the May 1 deadline. However, Cincinnati will continue to work at a big-money extension for Burrow, and the club is doing its due diligence to ensure it can lock in one of the NFL's brightest stars.
"They have also done somethings to augment their cash as an organization getting naming rights deal for their stadium and other things," said Rapoport. "This is a Cincinnati organization that's spent a lot in free agency over the past couple of years and expect them to spend on their quarterback this year."
Burrow put up a career-high 35 touchdown passes in 2022, totaling 4,475 passing yards while adding 247 yards and five more TDs on the ground. Burrow's third season amounted to his first Pro Bowl selection, and the 26-year-old QB continues to shine in the face of the adversity.
The Bengals have had several key injuries across the board this season, with wideout Ja'Marr Chase and defensive tackle D.J. Reader missing significant time and the offensive line losing three starters heading into the Divisional Round. But Burrow's Bengals have never wavered thus far, ending the regular season with eight straight wins to capture consecutive AFC North titles for the franchise and toppling the division rival Ravens in the Wild Card Round to extend their ongoing streak to nine.
Burrow, 26, has no doubt been the catalyst to Cincinnati's recent success and his third season as yet to even reach its conclusion. The former No. 1 overall pick will soon enter a red-hot QB market that's eclipsing new heights with seemingly every new contract signed, and the Bengals are looking to secure the face of their franchise as quickly as possible.
Chargers pass rusher Joey Bosa was fined $55,546 for unsportsmanlike conduct and public criticism of officiating in last week's playoff loss to the Jaguars, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported.
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Newly hired Titans general manager Ran Carthon on Friday said he needed more time to evaluate Tennessee's roster with head coach Mike Vrabel before making a decision on Ryan Tannehill's future.
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Bengals LT Jonah Williams (knee) and RG Alex Cappa (ankle) have been officially ruled out of Cincinnati's Divisional Round game versus Buffalo.
After overcoming injuries that derailed his past two seasons, Giants RB Saquon Barkley seeks more than regular-season accolades. He wants to be a legacy-builder heading into Saturday's showdown with the Eagles.
The Cowboys enter Sunday's divisional-round game versus the 49ers as the underdog, a mentality which OLB Micah Parsons says only benefits the team going into a tough matchup.
Though the Los Angeles Chargers shook up their offensive coaching staff this week, general manager Tom Telesco told reporters that head coach Brandon Staley's job was never at stake.
Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell was fired Thursday by the Vikings, who released a statement with head coach Kevin O'Connell explaining the decision.
One might look at the Los Angeles Rams' post-Super Bowl collapse this season as a harbinger for rebuilding. But Rams general manager Les Snead prefers another word for his approach to the roster in 2023: remodel.
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In the 2020-21 season, Russell Westbrook joined the Washington Wizards in exchange for a former All-Star. As a result of this trade, the former All-Star had to join the-then franchise of Russ, the Houston Rockets. However, initially, Russ had faced rejection in his DMs when he informed the former All-Star about the trade. Recently, the former All-Star shared the story of initially rejecting the now-Lakers star’s trade request.
The former All-Star who rejected Russ’ trade request was none other than the Los Angeles Clippers’ veteran, John Wall. Wall eventually joined the Rockets after spending 10 seasons with the Wizards. However, initially, he was against the trade and even rejected the Lakers guard.
Eventually, Wall left Washington and the Wizards acquired Westbrook. However, when the Wizards announced the five-time All-Star’s departure there were a lot of broken hearts as Wall was one of their cornerstone players.
Wall didn’t play much with the Rockets as the franchise reached a mutual agreement to not play him for the whole 2021-22 season which ultimately ended up with him joining the Clippers. However, in that short span of time, the five-time All-Star played 40 games and managed to average around 20.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 6.9 assists.
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On the other hand, Westbrook played for only one season with the Wizards before joining the Lakers. In that short period, the nine-time All-Star had one of his best seasons, averaging 22.2 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 11.7 assists. Both superstars seemingly performed quite well in their respective franchises with Westbrook slightly outperforming Wall stat-wise.
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