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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Washington Football Team, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Bucs excited to have third crack at division rival Saints

Jan. 11, 2021 4:45 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No one does “win and advance” better than Tom Brady. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers weren’t at their best in their first playoff victory in 18 years, but they won. That’s all that really matters in the NFL playoffs. “You could win 100-0 and it’s going...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls a play against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

With Evans hurting, Bucs show they have lots of playmakers

Jan. 4, 2021 7:25 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Evans’ status for Tampa Bay’s first playoff game in 13 years is uncertain, though his left knee injury does not appear to be as serious as the Buccaneers initially feared. Coach Bruce Arians said an MRI showed no structural damage and the star receiver is day to day...

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts after his team turns the ball over during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. Duke won 75-65. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

The Latest: Duke-Florida State basketball game postponed

Jan. 1, 2021 11:54 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Hours after No. 20 Duke said coach Mike Krzyzewski would sit out Saturday against No. 18 Florida State on Saturday after coming into close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. the game was postponed because of...

New York Jets defensive tackle Foley Fatukasi (94) and Nathan Shepherd (97) tackle Cleveland Browns' Nick Chubb (24) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Jets' playmaking D-Line a big-time building block for future

Jan. 1, 2021 5:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The big boys up front on the New York Jets' defensive line have been a jumbo-sized bright spot this season. Stuffing runs, pressuring quarterbacks and busting up plays in the backfield have been frequent occurrences lately — and it's something the rebuilding franchise can point to as...

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) runs with the ball as New York Jets inside linebacker Harvey Langi gives chase during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Jets activate Fatukasi from COVID list, place Langi on IR

Dec. 22, 2020 4:49 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets defensive lineman Folorunso Fatukasi was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday and linebacker Harvey Langi was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Fatukasi missed the Jets' 23-20 victory over the Los Angeles Rams after he was deemed a close contact of...