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The touchdown reception was the seventh for Jones in eight postseason games. But the score was made possible with a huge 52-yard catch-and-run by Mohamed Sanu two plays earlier. Falcons kicker Matt Bryant is on quite a run. And the Falcons would have had poor field position for nearly the entire game had it not been for those recoveries.
  • Gionta named captain as U.S. unveils Olympic roster

    Gionta named captain as U.S. unveils Olympic roster

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    Women's National Team has been centralized in the Tampa area training at Florida Hospital Center Ice in preparation for the 2018 Olympic Games since September. The initial US roster includes the admittedly "semi-retired" Gionta, three players from the AHL in Bourque, Bobby Butler and John McCarthy , four from college and 15 now playing in leagues across Europe.
  • Texans GM Rick Smith taking leave of absence

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    Smith made the announcement Sunday after spending time away from the team. "I remain committed to our quest to bring a championship to the city of Houston, yet my family needs me now and they are my priority". He signed a four-year extension through the 2020 National Football League draft with the Texans last year. "That's out of my control, but I would love to have Coach O'Brien with me", Watson said earlier this month.
  • James Harrison solid in debut as Patriots clinch home field

    James Harrison solid in debut as Patriots clinch home field

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    That was more than half the total snaps he had played (40) for the Steelers over 14 games before he was released. Towards the end of the fourth quarter, Harrison sacked Jets quarterback Bryce Petty on consecutive plays, the first of which being a strip-sack.
  • Why the Colts fired Chuck Pagano as head coach after 6 seasons

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    In his first three years at the helm in Indianapolis , he took his team to the postseason, advancing as far as the AFC Championship Game during the 2013 year, winning 11 games each season. Clowney, who has been selected to start in the Pro Bowl , finished the 22-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts with seven tackles, 1/2 a sack and a quarterback hit.
  • Packers finish with first losing season since 2008 after Lions loss

    Packers finish with first losing season since 2008 after Lions loss

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    Green Bay finished 7-9 and with a lot of questions swirling about the future. Now, with no more next games, Caldwell was sticking with business as usual until it isn't usual anymore. The defense got in on the fun, with 3.5 sacks (three for Ziggy Ansah ), two interceptions and two fumbles forced and recovered. Outside linebacker Reggie Gilbert and cornerback Lenzy Pipkins both followed up decent showings a week ago with a few notable plays here and there.
  • Serena Williams falls in first match since giving birth

    Serena Williams falls in first match since giving birth

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    Williams admitted her mind wandered to her child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr ., during the match. Against Ostapenko on Saturday, Williams struggled to contain her serve as her Latvian opponent won 6-2, 3-6 and then 10-5 in a super tiebreaker.
  • Thompson, McLaurin lead Bulldogs past Louisville in TaxSlayer Bowl

    Thompson, McLaurin lead Bulldogs past Louisville in TaxSlayer Bowl

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    But make no mistake, Jackson is a dynamic threat that has accounted for 4,932 yards and 42 touchdowns this year. Louisville: Coach Bobby Petrino likely will have to replace Jackson, which will be no easy task. Louisville answered with a nine-play, 51-yard touchdown drive, which was punctuated by a 5-yard touchdown pass from Jackson to Charles Standberry. Jackson has yet to declare for the National Football League draft, but most outsiders believe the dynamic junior will turn pro.
  • Fiesta Bowl Washington vs Penn State: Preview and Prediction

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    The Nittany Lions will probably lose Barkley, but Miles Sanders can fill the void and Penn State is stocked at wide receiver. The senior led the Huskies this year with 62 receptions for 721 yards and seven touchdowns. Washington will face Penn State in the 2017 Fiesta Bowl on Saturday. If they can control Barkley in the return game and Pettis can break some big returns the Huskies might just have a shot.
  • James Harrison visiting with Patriots Tuesday

    James Harrison visiting with Patriots Tuesday

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    The Patriots shouldn't expect much from Harrison at this stage in his career. "We make the decisions we feel give us the very best chance to win", Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday when asked why the team didn't release a different player to make room for Gilbert.
  • Steelers rout Texans to clinch playoff bye

    Steelers rout Texans to clinch playoff bye

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    One player the Steelers may have left in the game too long, however, is rookie outside linebacker T.J. Watt. Taylor Heinicke of the Houston Texans. DeAndre Hopkins made arguably the catch of the year Monday. Yates six times and Yates was knocked out of the game briefly for a concussion evaluation.
  • Josh Rosen Prefers Giants Over Browns In NFL Draft

    Josh Rosen Prefers Giants Over Browns In NFL Draft

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    Fielding questioning from media on Saturday in Phoenix, where the Cactus Bowl will be played, Rosen was asked whether he will play even if he does pass the protocol, given the chance of injury and his future National Football League prospects.