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PHILADELPHIA — Rookie kicker Jake Elliott booted three field goals, LeGarrette Blount rushed for a 1-yard touchdown, and the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the visiting Atlanta Falcons 15-10 in the NFC divisional playoffs Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. The crowd erupted when Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan's pass fell incomplete in the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the Philadelphia 2-yard line with less than one minute remaining.
MINNEAPOLIS—Nemanja Bjelica ignited a fourth-quarter burst with 3-pointers as the Minnesota Timberwolves broke open a tight game enroute to a 118-108 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night at Target Center in Minneapolis. Karl-Anthony Towns recorded game-highs with 23 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, helping the Timberwolves win a fourth straight game as they wind down on a five-game homestand. The loss was the Knicks' 10th in their last 13 games.
ROSEMOUNT, Ill.—Scottie Lindsey scored 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting, and Dererk Pardon added 13 points and 12 rebounds as Northwestern cruised to an 83-60 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. Bryant McIntosh had 11 points and a career-high 16 assists, which moved him past Denzel Valentine, Tim Frazier and Scott Skiles for eighth all time in Big Ten history in career assists. McIntosh did not turn the ball over all night and set the school record for assists in a game.
CHICAGO—Ryan Suter's go-ahead goal early in the third period proved to be the winner as the Minnesota Wild held on for a 2-1 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night at the United Center in Chicago. Suter's strike came with both teams short-handed 3:03 into the third. The 13-year veteran's dragging wrist shot from the right circle sailed just above Anton Forsberg's glove, with Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund assisting.
MINNEAPOLIS—Jimmy Butler had 26 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves broke away in the second half to post a 104-88 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday in Minneapolis. Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points as the Timberwolves won for the third consecutive time and 10th in their past 13 games. Karl-Anthony Towns added 18 points and 12 rebounds for his NBA-leading 35th double-double of the season.
Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre told reporters during a conference call Wednesday that he played through a concussion during the 2009 NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints. The call took place ahead of Favre's documentary "Shocked: A Hidden Factor in the Sports Concussion Crisis," which is set to air at 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Stadium Network.
ATLANTA — Former Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is certain that Crimson Tide freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa would have transferred if coach Nick Saban hadn't used him in Monday night's national title game.
ATLANTA — Playing true freshman Tua Tagovailoa in the national championship game became a consideration for Alabama head coach Nick Saban more than a month before the lefty entered college football lore with a game-winning touchdown pass in overtime. During many of the 15 practices before Alabama entered the College Football Playoff, Tagovailoa continued to impress with poise and potential. "We just all knew," Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley said of Tagovailoa.
ATLANTA—Tua Tagovailoa hit DeVonta Smith with a 41-yard touchdown pass in overtime early Tuesday morning, Jan. 9, giving Alabama a dramatic 26-23 win over Georgia in the championship game of the College Football Playoff at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. "The resiliency of this team to come through in the second half ... I'm so proud of our players to come back after the first half we played wasn't very good," Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said.
The Chicago Bears on Monday named former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as the 16th head coach in franchise history. Nagy, 39, will be introduced to at a press conference on Tuesday. He replaces John Fox, who was fired after posting a 14-34 record in three seasons, including 5-11 in 2017.