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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry runs to a drill during an NFL football practice Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans are scheduled to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Stopping Titans RB Derrick Henry a goal for Chiefs

Jan. 18, 2020 2:05 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first thing that most NFL defensive coordinators prioritize is stopping the run, even in this modern pass-happy era, because that tends to make the opposing offense one-dimensional and typically leads to overall success. For the Kansas City Chiefs, stopping the run in their AFC...

El quarterback de los Chiefs de Kansas City, Patrick Mahomes, festeja la victoria sobre los Texans de Houston, en el encuentro divisional de playoffs, disputado el domingo 12 de enero de 2020  (AP Foto/Charlie Riedel)

Titans, Chiefs on verge of Super Bowl, play for AFC title

Jan. 18, 2020 12:33 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid rarely digs into his own past, preferring to stay in the moment or focus squarely on the future. It's an approach that has served him well during a coaching career that might someday land him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Yet when his Kansas City Chiefs faced a...

Helmets for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans are displayed during a news conference for this weeks NFL conference championship football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history

Jan. 18, 2020 12:29 PM EST

Tom Brady has been synonymous with the AFC championship for the last two decades. Thirteen times he played for the Lamar Hunt Trophy and nine times he won it, besting MVP Patrick Mahomes in overtime, upending Blake Bortles in a classic comeback, denying Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers trips to the Super Bowl,...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett takes part in a news conference following an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says New York is hiring Garrett to be the Giants offensive coordinator. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, because the team did not immediately announce the move. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

Giants hire Garrett as OC, Graham as DC

Jan. 17, 2020 10:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Garrett is headed to the other side of the Giants-Cowboys rivalry. New York announced Friday night that the former Dallas coach will join new coach Joe Judge's staff as the offensive coordinator. The team also announced the hiring of Patrick Graham as the defensive coordinator and...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. With “The Catch” that sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl and “The Blown Call” that kept New Orleans at home, NFC championship games have two seminal moments that rank with just about any in postseason history. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

NFL at 100: 2 iconic moments mark history of NFC title games

Jan. 16, 2020 3:18 PM EST

With “The Catch” that sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl and “The Blown Call” that kept New Orleans at home, NFC championship games have two seminal moments that rank with just about any in postseason history. There's plenty to remember from the 37 years separating those plays,...

Paul DePodesta, chief strategy officer for the NFL football Cleveland Browns answers a question during a news conference at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

AP source: Browns interviewing Pats scouting boss for GM job

Jan. 16, 2020 2:38 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns passed on a chance to hire one of the Patriots' coaches. Now, they'll consider someone who helped build New England into an NFL dynasty. With Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski on board as their new coach, the Browns have accelerated the search for a general manager....

AFC Championship Preview Capsule

Jan. 16, 2020 11:18 AM EST

TENNESSEE (11-7) at KANSAS CITY (13-4) Sunday, 3:05 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Chiefs by 7 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Titans 9-7-1; Chiefs 10-5-1 SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 29-24 LAST MEETING — Titans beat Chiefs 35-32, Nov. 10, 2019 LAST WEEK — Titans beat Ravens 28-12; Chiefs...

Greg Schiano names Bob Fraser as Rutgers linebackers coach

Jan. 15, 2020 6:44 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Veteran coach Bob Fraser is returning to Rutgers for a fourth stint on the staff. Coach Greg Schiano hired another former Scarlet Knights assistant Wednesday, naming Fraser his linebackers coach. Every assistant coach Schiano has brought on either has coached at Rutgers or has ties...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora waits for the start of Game 5 of the baseball World Series between the Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. Cora was fired by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport's sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign-stealing scandal

Jan. 14, 2020 10:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora has already been identified as a ringleader in an illegal system of sign stealing when he was with the Houston Astros. The Red Sox didn't wait to see what punishment Major League Baseball might give him for possibly bringing a similar scheme with him to Boston. Cora was fired by the...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, right, and A.J. Hinch pose after Hinch is introduced as the new manager of the baseball club in Houston. Hinch and Luhnow were fired Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, after being suspended for their roles in the team's extensive sign-stealing scheme from 2017.  (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Hinch, GM fired for Astros sign stealing after MLB bans pair

Jan. 13, 2020 11:02 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora could be next. Hinch and Luhnow were fired Monday after being suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's illicit use of electronics to steal...