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Philadelphia Eagles' Steven Means reacts after a tackle during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
December 31, 2017 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Healthy? Yes. Sharp? Not quite. The Philadelphia Eagles are heading into the playoffs with no further injuries after playing it safe in a 6-0 loss to Dallas on Sunday. Dak Prescott tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Brice Butler early in the fourth quarter and the Cowboys denied...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer (7) is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Tyson Alualu (94) during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
December 31, 2017 - 4:32 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Cleveland Browns joined the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams in NFL history to go 0-16 when they failed to find a way to beat the backup-laden Pittsburgh Steelers in a 28-24 loss on Sunday. Cleveland had a chance late in the fourth quarter, but quarterback DeShone Kizer's...
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December 31, 2017 - 4:25 pm
NFL rushing leader Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams is inactive for Sunday's home regular-season finale against the San Francisco 49ers. Gurley will finish the regular season with 1,305 yards rushing. Also resting for the playoffs are center John Sullivan, left tackle Andrew Whitworth and...
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 31, 2017 - 4:19 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning threw a touchdown pass in what might be his final game with the Giants and New York got a rare taste of winning with an 18-10 decision over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Manning threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Sharp and...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Steven Means reacts after a tackle during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
December 31, 2017 - 4:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dak Prescott tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Brice Butler early in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Cowboys beat playoff-bound Philadelphia 6-0 on Sunday, preventing the Eagles from a franchise-record 14th win. The Eagles (13-3) rested several starters on a frigid day and...
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Wisconsin wide receiver Danny Davis III (6) grabs a touchdown pass as Miami defensive back Jaquan Johnson (4) defends, during the second half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)
December 31, 2017 - 1:52 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami's season had a little of everything. Successes, like finally winning the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division title and beating rivals Florida State and Notre Dame . Disappointments, like getting blown out by Clemson in the ACC championship game as part of a...
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Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst and quarterback Alex Hornibrook (12) stand next to the MVP trophy at the end of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Miami, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Hornibrook won the MVP trophy. Wisconsin defeated Miami 34-24. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 31, 2017 - 7:32 am
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alex Hornibrook's first pass of the night was a wobbler, one that seemed to slip out of his hand. Nearly everything else he threw was just about perfect. Hornibrook threw four touchdown passes, three to Danny Davis, and No. 6 Wisconsin capped off the winningest season in...
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Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst and quarterback Alex Hornibrook (12) stand next to the MVP trophy at the end of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Miami, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Hornibrook won the MVP trophy. Wisconsin defeated Miami 34-24. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 31, 2017 - 12:10 am
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alex Hornibrook's first pass of the night was a wobbler, one that seemed to slip out of his hand. Nearly everything else he threw was just about perfect. Hornibrook threw four touchdown passes, three to Danny Davis, and No. 6 Wisconsin capped off the winningest season in...
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Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook (12) looks to pass, during the first half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Miami, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 30, 2017 - 11:41 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alex Hornibrook threw four touchdown passes, three of them to Danny Davis, and No. 6 Wisconsin capped off the winningest season in school history by topping No. 11 Miami 34-24 in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night. Jonathan Taylor capped his record-setting freshman season...
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Penn State players celebrate during the final seconds of the second half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Washington, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
December 30, 2017 - 9:24 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Converting on third downs had been a sore spot at Penn State, so coach James Franklin made it a point of emphasis in spring ball and fall camp. The Nittany Lions kept working at it during the season and kept getting better, peaking at the perfect time. Trace McSorley threw...
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