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Philadelphia Eagles' Patrick Robinson runs back an interception for a touchdown during the first half of the NFL football NFC championship game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 21, 2018 - 7:22 pm
The Latest on the NFL conference championships. (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Eagles cornerback Patrick Robinson electrified the home crowd and tied the NFC championship game with a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown. Case Kennum was pressured by Chris Long and appeared to get his hand...
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A fan is taken into custody after violence erupted in Parking Lot M as Philadelphia Police and Pennsylvania State Troopers on horseback tried to disperse fans who were tailgating hours before the Philadelphia Eagles were scheduled to host the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 6:19 pm
The Latest on the NFL conference championships. (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A fight broke out in a parking lot near the Philadelphia Eagles' home stadium as police tried to disperse tailgating fans hours before the NFC Championship game. NJ.com reports a bloodied fan was taken into custody amid...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) catches a touchdown pass in front of Jacksonville Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson (39) and linebacker Paul Posluszny (51) during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 21, 2018 - 6:02 pm
The Latest on the NFL conference championships. (all times local): 6 p.m. The New England Patriots have taken the lead in the AFC championship game. After trailing by 10 points early in the fourth quarter, the Patriots cut it to three on Tom Brady's 9-yard pass to Danny Amendola and then went ahead...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Jacksonville, Fla. The Tennessee Titans have finished interviewing Houston defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, the first candidate for their head coach opening. The Titans announced they concluded the interview early Thursday afternoon, Jan. 18, 2018. Tennessee is looking to replace Mike Mularkey, fired Monday after he went 21-22 and won the franchise’s first playoff game in 14 years. Vrabel is coming off his first season as defensive coordinator for the Texans. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
January 20, 2018 - 6:44 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans hired Houston defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel as their new coach in a fast search that wrapped up after three interviews and just five days after firing Mike Mularkey. The Titans announced Saturday they have agreed to terms with Vrabel. A news...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Jacksonville, Fla. The Tennessee Titans have finished interviewing Houston defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, the first candidate for their head coach opening. The Titans announced they concluded the interview early Thursday afternoon, Jan. 18, 2018. Tennessee is looking to replace Mike Mularkey, fired Monday after he went 21-22 and won the franchise’s first playoff game in 14 years. Vrabel is coming off his first season as defensive coordinator for the Texans. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
January 20, 2018 - 6:23 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have hired Houston defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel as their new coach in a fast search that wrapped up after three interviews and just five days after firing Mike Mularkey. The Titans announced Saturday they have agreed to terms with Vrabel. A news...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers assistant head coach Steve Wilks watches players warm up during NFL football team's training camp in Spartanburg, S.C. Wilks is the new head football coach of the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals announced Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, that the 48-year-old Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator had agreed to a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
January 18, 2018 - 8:28 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans kicked off their search for a new head coach Thursday with a pair of interviews — both defensive coordinators who've never been NFL head coaches. The Titans confirmed they interviewed Houston's Mike Vrabel and Carolina's Steve Wilks. Tennessee is looking...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Washington. The Nationals have agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with Kendrick, a deal subject to a successful physical. Agent Pat Murphy confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 18, 2018 - 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Outfielder Howie Kendrick and the Washington Nationals have finalized their $7 million, two-year contract. The 34-year old will make $3 million this year and $4 million in 2019, and he can earn up to $1.1 million each season in in performance bonuses based on plate appearances...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2015, file photo, Washington Nationals relief pitcher Felipe Rivero (73) throws during the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays at Nationals Park, in Washington.The hard-throwing left-handed reliever finalized a $22 million, four-year contract with the pPittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, a deal that includes two club options and could be worth $41 million over six seasons. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 18, 2018 - 4:29 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Felipe Rivero admits he was a little surprised when Pittsburgh Pirates parted with established stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen over the last week, part of a roster reset the club insists is not to be confused with an actual rebuild. "They were saying they wanted to keep...
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January 18, 2018 - 1:56 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Felipe Rivero admits he was a little surprised when Pittsburgh Pirates parted with established stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen over the last week, part of a roster reset the club insists is not to be confused with an actual rebuild. "They were saying they wanted to keep...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez smiles after catching a Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler line drive in the eighth inning of a baseball game, in Detroit. Free agent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and the New York Mets have finalized a one-year contract for the $545,000 major league minimum. The 35-year-old batted .242 for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, when he was limited to 71 games because of a herniated disk in his back. A five--time All-Star, Gonzalez has a .288 career average with 311 home runs in 14 major league seasons.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 18, 2018 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and the New York Mets have finalized a one-year contract for the $545,000 major league minimum. The 35-year-old batted .242 for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, when he was limited to 71 games because of a herniated disk in his back. A...
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