Opinion: New Orleans player on NFL bias against the Saints: 'We don’t get calls that way'

The Saints are messing with quite the pattern of weirdness with these NFL playoff endings. Last year, the “Minnesota Miracle.” Now a Dome no-call.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Minnesota, NFL, New Orleans, Usa Today

Opinion: AFC Championship showed us (again) NFL overtime rules are terrible

Football fans didn't get to see Patrick Mahomes in overtime during the AFC Championship Game. That alone should tell the NFL that its rules are wrong.            [Author: For The Win]
Tags: News, NFL, For the Win, Patrick Mahomes

Rams’ Robey-Coleman admits he thought he’d be flagged on controversial non-call

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) works for a coach against Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) defends against New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019,...
Tags: La, Sports, New Orleans Saints, NFL, America, Sport, Soccer, New Orleans, Todd Gurley, Nfc, Louisiana, Saints, Anderson, Gurley, Thomas, Lewis

John Johnson interception was just one of many key defensive plays by Rams

NEW ORLEANS — John Johnson II watched his championship hopes, his legacy and maybe a good part of his life pass before his eyes in overtime Sunday. He saw a tipped football,  wobbling erratically and toward his hands as he fell backwards on the Superdome turf. Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. “I felt like a punt returner,” he said. “It took an awful long time.” When it landed in his hands, the Rams were 54 yards and o...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, New Orleans, Johnson, Saints, Thomas, Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams, Rams, Brees, Littleton, Andrew Whitworth, Benjamin Watson, Michael Thomas

Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines can learn from Vietnam's remarkable rise

Ali Adnan sealed a 3-2 win for Iraq over Vietnam in the Asian Cup in dramatic fashion, by netting a sublime 90th minute free-kick. Mat Ryan saved two spot kicks in a penalty shootout against Uzbekistan in the Asian Cup round of 16, after the game finished 0-0. Son-Heung min set up both goals as South Korea overcame China 2-0, with both teams still booking their place in the Round of 16. After failing to find the all-important winning goal against Jordan, Palestine must...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Australia, China, Iraq, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Football, Blog, Sport, Syria, Philippines, Malaysia, Oman, Uzbekistan, Jordan

Commissioner has authority to take action over Rams-Saints outcome, in theory

Consider Rule 17, Section 2, Article 1: “The Commissioner has the sole authority to investigate and take appropriate disciplinary and/or corrective measures if any club action, non-participant interference, or calamity occurs in an NFL game which the Commissioner deems so extraordinarily unfair or outside the accepted tactics encountered in professional football that such action has a major effect on the result of the game. Even though Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman admits that he opt...
Tags: News, NFL, Saints, Nickell Robey Coleman, Robey Coleman, Rams Saints, Tommylee Lewis

Rose scores 29 after half, hits last-second winner

Derrick Rose hit an 18-footer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.
Tags: Phoenix Suns, Sport, Nba, Derrick Rose, Minnesota Timberwolves

Breaking down the ACC recruiting classes

Clemson -- surprise! -- is the head of the class in the ACC, with many teams facing an offeason of transition.
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Pettersson returns to lead Canucks rally over Red Wings

Antoine Roussel scored the game winner and rookie sensation Elias Pettersson returned from injury to score a goal and assist as the Vancouver Canucks rallied to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2. The 20-year-old Swede Pettersson wasted no time making his presence felt on Sunday against Detroit after missing five games with a knee injury he suffered against the Montreal Canadiens on January 3. Pettersson scored the first goal of the game halfway through the first period.
Tags: Detroit Red Wings, NHL, Detroit, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Red Wings, Antoine Roussel, Pettersson, Elias Pettersson

This Super Bowl trip is a Bill Belichick masterpiece for the ages

The New England coach on Sunday night wrapped a ribbon around one of his greatest coaching jobs ever.
Tags: NFL, Bill Belichick, New England

Patriots favored slightly over Rams in Super Bowl

The New England Patriots opened as a slight favorite among multiple sportsbooks to beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.
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Super Bowl LIII: New England Patriots beat Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 to set up LA Rams meeting

The New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in overtime to reach the Super Bowl where they will face the LA Rams.
Tags: Sport, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, LA Rams

Chiefs’ Mahomes overcomes slow first half, gets no OT shot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes struggled in the first half and dazzled in the second Sunday night. Nobody knows how he might have fared in overtime. The Chiefs’ young All-Pro threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns against New England, almost all of it after the break, only to watch the extra session […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, New England, Mahomes, Kansas City Mo, Patrick Mahomes

New England Patriots will face Los Angeles Rams

Los Angeles went more than two decades without an NFL team. Now, it has one playing for a championship.
Tags: News, NFL, Los Angeles, Stories, New England Patriots, Los Angeles Rams

Super Bowl LIII: New England Patriots beat Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 to set up Rams meeting

The New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in overtime to reach the Super Bowl where they will face the LA Rams.
Tags: Sport, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs

Duron Harmon to Gronk: "They thought you were washed"

Duron Harmon to Gronk: "They thought you were washed" originally appeared on Patriots safety Duron Harmon has a message for his long-time teammate Rob Gronkowski following the AFC Champsionship. Gronk had 6 catches for 79 yards.
Tags: News, Sports, Rob Gronkowski, Gronk, Duron Harmon

New England Patriots to play Rams in Super Bowl after winning AFC championship

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) makes a reception against New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) during the second half of the AFC Championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) New England Patriots running back James White (28) runs against Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward (35) during the first half of the AFC Championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Phot...
Tags: La, Sports, NFL, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady, Sammy Watkins, Nfc, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City, St Louis, Travis Kelce

Chiefs’ defense collapses in 37-31 OT loss to Patriots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The dominant story line all week had been how the AFC championship game represented a passing of the torch, from Tom Brady to Patrick Mahomes and the New England Patriots to the Kansas City Chiefs. Must have lit a fire under the Pats. The team that has been there, done […]
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Patriots the early pick in Las Vegas books

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oddsmakers made the Super Bowl essentially a tossup in opening lines Sunday, though bettors quickly turned the New England Patriots into a slight favorite in what is expected to be the most heavily bet — at least legally — title game ever. Early bets moved the line at many books so […]
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The Unknown Road Ahead

  Late in the afternoon, I said goodbye to Chelsea to catch the TGV back to Provence. As the train traveled through the countryside with the scenery flashing by accentuated with the setting sun my memories of Chelsea as a baby came to mind. Sweet Chelsea. My first born. My ten-pound baby. My little girl now becoming a mother. Time is going by bringing different scenery and another stage to play upon. Life is mysteriously wonderful, as someone said regarding being a parent, "Days go by slowly ...
Tags: Travel, Time, Chelsea, Provence, Chelsea My, French la Vie, The Baby to Be

Extra Time: Should Donnarumma move?

The guys respond to your tweets about whether Gianluigi Donnarumma needs to move abroad to develop, their worst injuries and more.
Tags: Media, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Ac Milan, Latest, Italian Serie A, ESPN FC TV, Gianluigi Donnarumma

Missed Call Dooms Saints, Thrills Rams and Pains New Orleans

A blown pass-interference call by the officials late in Los Angeles’s win over the Saints in the N.F.C. Championship left the Saints with a familiar sense of injustice.
Tags: News, Football, New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles, New Orleans, National Football League, Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Officiating (Sports

Barnwell: 16 crucial plays from a wild championship Sunday

Two overtime games. Pivotal missed calls. Walk-off wins by the Patriots and Rams. Let's make sense of Sunday's madness.
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Victoria hands Silvertips their third loss in three days

Kody McDonald scored the winning goal in the third period as the Victoria Royals beat the Everett Silvertips 2-1 on Sunday at Angel of the Winds Arena.
Tags: News, Sports, Victoria, Hockey, Everett Silvertips, Silvertips, Victoria Royals, Kody McDonald

Can Sarri afford to keep sticking with Sarri-Ball?

The guys discuss whether Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri needs to adjust from his typical tactics, with Manchester United and Arsenal showing good form.
Tags: Media, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, Chelsea, Latest, ESPN FC TV, English Premier League, Maurizio Sarri, Sarri, Manchester United and Arsenal, Sarri Ball

01202019 – Ski

Two different ski sessions, two types of skiing and two times of winter fun! The first session was solo at 6am with the temperature at -3f. I slipped out and was the first skier to hit the trails on the cold morning. I was working on my skate skiing. I’d go from moments when it seemed to be going well to frustration over not being able to get into the rhythm.  I know it was only my second session so I’m trying to not get too discouraged.  I also read later that colder temps make the snow slowe...
Tags: Sport, Running, Crossfit, Nadia, Caleb

Nicol: Ashley Cole looking to his future with Derby move

The ESPN FC crew react to Ashley Cole's transfer to former teammate Frank Lampard's Derby County from the LA Galaxy.
Tags: Media, Football, Sport, Xbox 360, LA Galaxy, Espn, Frank Lampard, Major League Soccer, Derby County, Latest, Ashley Cole, ESPN FC TV, English League Championship, Nicol

Gurley: I'm not injured, just played 'sorry' game

The Rams' star running back stood on the sideline with his helmet on throughout most of the NFC Championship Game and hardly appeared in action as backup C.J. Anderson rushed for 44 yards on 16 carries.
Tags: NFL, Anderson, Gurley

Kurtis Patterson picked in selectors' backflip

Australia's selectors have added him to the Test squad at the last possible moment to face Sri Lanka after the batsman's twin centuries in the Hobart tour match made his case undeniable
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TV Best Bets of the Week: Australian Open, NBA and more

TENNISAUSTRALIAN OPENJanuary 21-27 Women’s finals: Saturday, Jan. 26, 12:30 a.m., ESPN; 6 a.m., ESPN2.Men’s finals: Sunday, Jan. 27, 12:30 a.m., ESPN; 7 a.m., ESPN2. The first major of the 2019 season has already provided a glimpse at what might be the final days of Andy Murray, who has announced plans to retire after Wimbledon because of physical ailments, and Roger Federer, who was knocked out of the tournament in the Round of 16. It’s also been a peek at the future. American Frances Tiafoe, w...
Tags: Maryland, Abc, Washington, Kentucky, France, Sports, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Sierra Leone, Arizona, Andy Murray, Nba, Roger Federer, Kansas, Philadelphia

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