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Tennessee Titans tight end Anthony Firkser (86) celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Corey Davis (84) during an NFL wild-card playoff game against the New England Patriots, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 in Foxborough, Mass. The Titans defeated the Patriots 20-13. (Margaret Bowles via AP)
January 09, 2020 - 2:15 am
There's strength at six. Both No. 6 seeds advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs for the second year in a row, marking the first time that's happened in consecutive seasons since the NFL instituted the current 12-team format in 1990. First, the Tennessee Titans (10-7) sent the New England...
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Tennessee Titans tight end Anthony Firkser, center, catches a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 09, 2020 - 2:10 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive coordinator Dean Pees still talks with his old boss, Baltimore coach John Harbaugh. Just not this week. Pees spent eight years working for Harbaugh first coaching linebackers and then defensive coordinator, helping the Ravens win a Super Bowl. He retired...
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New Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, left, is introduced by team owner Jerry Jones, right, during a press conference at the Dallas Cowboys headquarters Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
January 08, 2020 - 8:25 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Mike McCarthy used to drive by the statues every day when arriving for work at Lambeau Field, so there never was much need to tell him what he was getting into as coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Nearly 10 years after winning a Super Bowl with one iconic franchise in Green Bay,...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson looks to throw against the Cleveland Browns during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
January 08, 2020 - 7:34 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The top prize for individual excellence in college football is the Heisman Trophy. For the first time in the Super Bowl era, five winners of that prestigious keepsake are expected to suit up in the same game, each in pursuit of the NFL's most coveted team award — the Vince...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots special teams coach Joe Judge, center, speaks to head coach Bill Belichick, left, and safeties coach Steve Belichick, right, in the second half of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. The New York Giants and Patriots assistant Joe Judge are working on a deal for him to become the team's head coach, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press The person spoke to the on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, because the deal is not done. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 08, 2020 - 4:45 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New England Patriots special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach Joe Judge has been hired as the New York Giants head coach. The Giants and representatives for Judge reached a contract agreement Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the 38-year-old was offered the...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) is congratulated after Clemson defeated Ohio State 29-23 in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
January 08, 2020 - 4:11 pm
For No. 3 Clemson to repeat as national champions, the Tigers will need to figure out a way to slow down No. 1 LSU and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Cam Mellor from Pro Football Focus breaks down the matchups that could decide Monday's national...
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January 08, 2020 - 3:26 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Former North Dakota State football players who have contributed to the school's dynasty over the course of more than seven decades have found a way to relive their glory days — and it's not just by telling old stories over beers. The 3-year-old Bison Football Players Association...
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Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm (11) passes in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Baylor in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
January 08, 2020 - 3:20 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm is heading to the NFL, despite some struggles during a junior season that led to speculation he might return for one more year with the Bulldogs. Fromm announced his decision Wednesday in a statement on his Twitter page, one week after leading the...
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LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) runs against Oklahoma cornerback Woodi Washington (5) during the second half of the Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. LSU won 63-28. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
January 08, 2020 - 2:24 pm
Joe Burrow and Justin Jefferson were easy selections for The Associated Press All-Bowl Team after they connected for four first-half touchdowns in LSU's College Football Playoff semifinal blowout of Oklahoma. Selecting the rest of the team wasn’t nearly as simple. Although the season won’t end...
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Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg talks to supporters during a campaign appearance, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 in Fayetteville, N.C. (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP)
January 07, 2020 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans looking for an escape from the nation's politically charged political environment won't find it in next month's Super Bowl. Dueling ads from President Donald Trump and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are set to run during the NFL championship game. Both...
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