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Good morning! Three weeks until the Super Bowl, seven until Selection Sunday, 11 until the final round of the Masters.
Kansas City heads to its fifth straight AFC Championship after beating the Jaguars 27-20 yesterday, but not without major concerns for Patrick Mahomes. The MVP played almost the entire game despite an ankle injury.
Those teams meet today at 3 p.m. ET. Expect the game of the weekend.
And at 6:30, Dallas meets San Francisco. The Cowboys looked great last week, but how will they fare against the surging Brock Purdy experience? That winner will face Philly, which destroyed the Giants last night, 38-7. Let’s keep it a little closer today.
Is today the day the Premier League race really begins? Maybe!
Hopefully, the performances meet the moment. Follow the match on our live blog.
Two consecutive losses for the Jayhawks. They hardly ever lose at home — less than once per season in Bill Self’s 20 years. So it’s safe to call TCU’s 83-60 thumping of No. 2 KU surprising. The Horned Frogs took a 20-point lead in the first 10 minutes, en route to their first-ever win in the Phog. TCU’s trending upward under alumnus Jamie Dixon. Not just a football school!
Adonai Mitchell was a folk hero at Georgia, catching Playoff game-winning catches against Alabama last season and Ohio State this season. He’ll jump to the top of Texas’ weak wide receiver depth chart and get national attention, catching passes from either Quinn Ewers or Arch Manning.
A thrilling card in Rio ended with two new champions last night. Brandon Moreno concluded his four-fight rivalry with Deiveson Figueiredo, earning the flyweight championship after a stoppage. In the main event, Jamahal Hill dismantled Brazilian legend Glover Teixeira in a unanimous decision. Teixeira left his gloves in the cage, signaling retirement.
Well, that was fast.
It’s obvious Reed wants to coach, but it’s difficult to forecast his next step, Manny Navarro writes.
Worth your time: Jason Quick on Blazers forward Justise Winslow’s “giant, little steps” out of darkness.
Why DeMeco Ryans’ second season as 49ers defensive coordinator has teams lining up to interview him.
In the USMNT’s Berhalter/Reyna saga, everyone’s future is uncertain.
The Twins acquired a quality starting pitcher in the Marlins’ Pablo López. Was it worth the cost of AL batting champion Luis Arraez?
The biggest needs for all 32 NHL teams as trade season heats up.
Big weekend for the Pegulas: Before the Bills owners could take in Sunday’s playoff game, their daughter, Jessica Pegula, advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals.
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