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NEW YORK (AP) — All that stands between the New York Jets and the playoffs is Rex Ryan. Well, how’s that for an absolutely juicy story line? The Jets, in their first season under coach Todd Bowles, are facing a win-and-in scenario against the Buffalo Bills and their former coach, who was fired...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Members of the Packers defense strongly denied any ties to performance-enhancing drugs after they were named in a report by Al Jazeera on doping. The report that aired Sunday was based on secret recordings of Charles Sly, a former intern at an Indianapolis anti-aging...
DENVER (AP) — DeMarcus Ware put the clamps on the loose football and punched Denver’s ticket to the playoffs. “The ball was on the ground and I was feeling like, ‘There’s no way somebody’s going to take this ball from me,’” Ware said after his fumble recovery in overtime sealed Denver’s 20-17...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees bolstered an already dominant bullpen Monday, acquiring hard-throwing All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds for four minor leaguers. Chapman became available after the Reds’ deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers fell through during baseball’s...
Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) tries to drive past New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6), of Latvia, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, in Boston. AP Photo/Steven Senne
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas took off for the basket, just what the Boston Celtics needed with the game tightening up. Thomas had consecutive key baskets and finished with 21 points, Evan Turner scored 19 and the Celtics won their fourth straight with a 100-91 victory over the New York Knicks on...
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of New England Patriots' Malcolm Butler (21) during the overtime period of an NFL football game Sunday, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won 26-20. AP Photo/Kathy Willens
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Bill Belichick won the coin flip and lost the game. And everyone was left trying to make heads or tails of the New England coach’s stunning decision. Eric Decker’s 6-yard touchdown catch from Ryan Fitzpatrick on the first drive of overtime — after New England chose...
Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) attempts to backhand a shot over Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, in Ottawa, Ontario. The Senators won 3-1. Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Goaltender Craig Anderson is showing he can handle a heavy workload. Mark Stone scored twice, Anderson stopped 38 shots and the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 Sunday. It was the 15th time this season that Anderson has faced 35 or more shots, and he’s 11-2-2...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brandon Weeden may not have been the right quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. His timing is just about perfect for the Houston Texans. Weeden scored his first career rushing touchdown and threw for two more as the Texans took a big step toward clinching the AFC South...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Ryan Mallet threw for a career-high 274 yards in his first start with Baltimore and led the Ravens to a 20-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in one of the biggest upsets of this contentious rivalry. The Ravens (5-10) had lost three straight, the last two by a...
SEATTLE (AP) — The St. Louis Rams continue to torment Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Except this time the Rams took down the Seahawks in Seattle for the first time since the 2004 playoffs. Todd Gurley scored on a 2-yard TD run with 10:34 left, Akeem Ayers returned a fumble 45 yards...

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