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Pegula's sports align ahead of Australian Open quarterfinals

Jan. 23, 2022 03:33 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The timing for Jessica Pegula's run to the Australian Open quarterfinals has even accommodated another of her sporting passions. Pegula has been able to plan preparation around watching the Buffalo Bills in an NFL divisional play-off game in Kansas City....

Buccaneers find Gasparilla style at Pirate Fashions

Jan. 23, 2022 03:13 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tucked on a quiet street, the plain building at 4006 W Cayuga St. is easy to miss — until you spot the pirate flag waving near the entrance of the parking lot. Inside, Pirate Fashions is anything but subtle. A swashbuckling crew of employees saunters around in...

Gould's FG on final play gives 49ers 13-10 upset of Packers

Jan. 23, 2022 02:30 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Robbie Gould lived up to his name. On a field littered with snow flurries, Gould made a 45-yard field goal Saturday night as time expired and the San Francisco 49ers knocked off the top-seeded Packers 13-10 and possibly ended Aaron Rodgers’ tenure in Green...

Rodgers enters uncertain offseason after short postseason

Jan. 23, 2022 01:03 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers heads into another offseason of uncertainty after one more frustrating finish to a brilliant year. Rodgers drove the Packers to a touchdown on the game’s opening possession, then couldn’t get them back in the end zone the rest of Saturday...

Brady, SB champs aim to avenge regular-season losses to Rams

Jan. 22, 2022 23:12 PM EST

L.A. RAMS (13-5) at TAMPA BAY (14-4) Sunday, 3 p.m. EST, NBC BETTING LINE: Buccaneers by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Rams 9-9, Buccaneers 10-8. SERIES RECORD: Rams lead 18-9. LAST MEETING: Rams...

Titans waste top seed again with Henry's return not enough

Jan. 22, 2022 23:03 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans had the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage along with Derrick Henry making a return just in time for the postseason. Once again, playing in Music City just wasn't enough for this franchise. Not with all the mistakes the...

McPherson FG as time expires lifts Bengals past Titans 19-16

Jan. 22, 2022 21:18 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maybe, just maybe, these young Cincinnati Bengals really are that good. Especially with the way they keep ending postseason droughts. And with their latest victory putting them in the franchise's first AFC championship game in 33 years — and a win away...

Ohio partisan divide again thwarts 10-year legislative maps

Jan. 22, 2022 20:41 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Redistricting Commission failed for a second time on Saturday to reach the bipartisan consensus necessary to pass 10-year maps of state legislative districts based on 2020 census totals. Despite being scolded by the state’s high court, the...

SB champs activate Leonard Fournette from IR to face Rams

Jan. 22, 2022 20:35 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay running back Leonard Fournette has been activated from injured reserve and will play in Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams. Fournette appeared in 14 games before a hamstring injury landed him on IR on Dec. 23. His missed...

Bills head to KC for AFC title game rematch against Chiefs

Jan. 22, 2022 20:04 PM EST

BUFFALO (11-6) at KANSAS CITY (12-5) Sunday, 6:30 p.m. EST, CBS BETTING LINE: Chiefs by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Buffalo 10-6-2; Kansas City 9-9. SERIES RECORD: Bills lead 27-23-1. LAST...