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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sean Payton and Drew Brees made some more NFL history on Monday night. And they have their defense to thank for it. Payton and Brees won their 117th regular-season game together when the New Orleans Saints survived a 12-9 slugfest with the rival Carolina Panthers-- passing Don Shula and Dan Marino for second place among coach/QB combos during the Super Bowl era. They trail only Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, who have a whopping 205 regular-season wins together. The Saints 12-2 now need just one more victory to clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs, which would be huge considering how much their offense has struggled away from home over the past three weeks. Brees threw for just 203 yards with zero touchdowns and an interception Monday night. He also had a two-point conversion pass attempt intercepted and returned for a Panthers two-point play instead early in the fourth quarter. And the Saints...
Gary Williams and his Maryland Terrapins already took down one Top 10 team. Now, they get a shot at another. Greivis Vasquez and Dave Neal each scored 17 points Thursday night and unranked Maryland hustled its way to an 80-62 upset of No. 5 Michigan State in the opening round of the Old Spice Classic at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Thats as good as any team Ive coached has played with a lead, Williams said. We didnt take bad shots, didnt lose focus. Next up for the Terrapins on Friday is another test against a touted team. They play No. 9 Gonzaga, which beat Oklahoma State 83-71. Maryland 4-0 is one of two teams in the tournament that didnt receive a vote in this weeks AP poll. Four squads are ranked, topped by Michigan State 2-1. Coach told us in the locker room, Lets go out and win this tournament, Vasquez said. That fired us up. In other Top 25 games Thursday, it was: No. 12 Tennessee 78, Siena 64 No. 14 Arizona State 84, Charlotte 56 No. 19 Wake...
HOUSTON -- When legally executed, James Hardens step-back jumper is one of the leagues most lethal weapons and heavily debated topics, as many opponents take umbrage with the allowance of a gather step and insist the reigning NBA MVPs go-to move should be ruled a travel on a regular basis. The move Harden made in the final minute of the Houston Rockets 102-97 win over the Utah Jazz on Monday didnt fall into that category. It was simply a missed travel at a critical time, leading to Hardens getting three free throws in a one-possession game with 54.6 seconds remaining. Harden shuffled to his right for two extra steps on the step-back to get behind the 3-point line before being fouled by Jazz guard Ricky Rubio. You watch the play What do you think Rubio said when asked if he thought Harden traveled, not wanting to get fined for criticizing officiating. Im not going to answer, but I think 100 percent of the people...
Considering Craig Kimbrels excellence in the first nine seasons of his career, there appears to be a pretty good chance he will deliver an induction speech at Cooperstown. The strategic stature of starting pitchers has slowly diminished, with relievers assuming the responsibility left behind, and the bullpen guys are more readily making the Hall of Fame: Trevor Hoffman last summer, Lee Smith last week, Mariano Rivera next month. And Kimbrel has been one of the most dominant relievers of his time, striking out 868 of the 2,087 batters he has faced on his way to 333 career saves, the most for any active pitcher. If the right-hander averaged just 30 saves a year over the next six seasons, hed become the third reliever in history to accumulate 500 saves, following Hoffman and Rivera. But that long pre-eminence may aid his free agency only marginally this winter, when Kimbrel is pushing upstream against the strong forces of supply and demand. It may...
The Saints defense put the clamps on Cam Newton, and New Orleans defeated the Carolina Panthers 12-9 to take a big step toward locking up home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs
The NBA was back with eight games on the slate for Monday night
Twitter was abuzz after yet another controversial play by the reigning MVP
Everything you need to know about the NFL playoff hunt as Week 15 comes to a close
There were positives to take from Mondays show, just not from the first hour of Raw
Stephen Curry reached another milestone on none other than a 3-pointer
If the regular season ended right now, heres how the top six teams would look in each conference, plus clinching scenarios.
Manchester United have sacked Jose Mourinho after Saturdays defeat at Liverpool left the club 11 points adrift of the Premier League top four.
Sean Payton and Drew Brees won their 117th regular-season game together Monday night, passing Don Shula and Dan Marino for second place among coach/QB combos during the Super Bowl era.
A heated squabble between the Thunder and visiting Bulls spilled into the front row of courtside seats in the third quarter before being broken up in time to quell any serious conflict. It resulted in four technicals but no ejections.
A missed travel in the final minute Monday night led to James Harden getting three free throws in a one-possession game -- and eventual Houston win -- but the Rockets superstar wasnt about to tell on himself.
Los Angeles Rams defensive back Marcus Peters was caught on camera confronting a fan during the teams loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
Jose Mourinho was fired by Manchester United on Tuesday, two days after English soccers biggest club reached a new low in its disappointing season by losing to Liverpool in the Premier League.
Surf star Kelly Slater pulled off the Houdini Tube Ride, a nearly impossible move in one of the worlds most challenging waves, at Billabong Pipe Masters in Hawaii over the weekend, reports said.
Colin Kaepernick last took a snap in the NFL on Jan. 1, 2017 with the San Francisco 49ers. However, Kaepernick still casts a cloud over the NFL.
Two Buffalo Bills defensive players were put into a unique situation Sunday in their win over the Detroit Lions.
It was a slog, but the New Orleans Saints managed to beat the Carolina Panthers and close in on home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
Manchester United has fired Jose Mourinho with immediate effect, with assistant Michael Carrick taking over in the interim.
Justin Fields will transfer from Georgia after playing one season behind Jake Fromm. The five-star quarterback recruit was a backup this season.
The Panthers Eric Reid, who had knelt alongside Colin Kaepernick, had artwork of the former 49ers quarterback and other protesters on his cleats.
Hesiman Trophy runner-up in 2017 wont play for Cardinal against Pittsburgh on New Years Eve.
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