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37mBill Barnwell

Lost edge: NFL's final four all have great QBs ... but what else?

Tom Brady. Ben Roethlisberger. Aaron Rodgers. Matt Ryan. All four remaining teams have a great QB, but they've also now lost their advantage at the position. So who has the best help?

8hDarren Rovell

Super Bowl ticket prices drop after Cowboys lose

The resale market for Super Bowl tickets slumped following the Cowboys' playoff loss to the Packers. On StubHub, prices for the cheapest tickets dropped 20 percent -- from $4,195 to $3,349.

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Pistons owner backs Van Gundy after meeting

Pistons owner Tom Gores had a three-hour meeting with coach Stan Van Gundy on Saturday and both said Sunday they emerged with excitement about the Pistons' future.

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6mIan O'Connor

Aaron Rodgers made sure GOAT isn't out of reach

Tom Brady is the greatest of all time, but with one outstanding performance after another, Aaron Rodgers is showing he doesn't intend to go down without a fight.

What does the future hold for Tony Romo? (1:45)
Was Kelce's tirade against the refs warranted? (1:33)
Wawrinka hits Klizan where it hurts (0:25)
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The best rookie in every NFL division

Ezekiel Elliott or Dak Prescott in the NFC East? NFL Nation reporters voted on the best rookie in all eight divisions, and it was easier in some divisions than others.

Westbrook joins rare company with 20th triple-double in win (1:16)
Kane nets two, but Pominville's goal propels Wild (0:52)
8hBrett Okamoto

Rodriguez stops Penn at UFC Phoenix

Rising featherweight Yair Rodriguez dominated BJ Penn and spoiled the UFC Hall of Famer's return to the Octagon at age 38 with a second-round TKO at UFC Fight Night.


J. Thomas' tally sets 72-hole PGA Tour record

Justin Thomas capped off a historic win in Hawaii by shooting 253 at the Sony Open, becoming the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win back-to-back weeks by three shots or more.

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Hester likely done after 2 games with Seahawks

Signed by the Seattle Seahawks just before the playoffs, return specialist Devin Hester said Saturday's divisional-round loss to the Atlanta Falcons would be his last game.

Grayson Allen has no one to blame but himself (0:58)


Federer prevails over Melzer in return

Roger Federer returns from a six-month layoff to beat Jurgen Melzer 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round at the Australian Open.


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers have some injury issues to watch this week: Davante Adams (ankle), David Bakhtiari (knee) and of course Jordy Nelson (ribs) all have issues leading into Sunday's NFC title game at Atlanta. Here's the full offensive snap counts from Sunday's win over the Cowboys:

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Micah Hyde made one of the few big plays on defense for the Packers in Sunday's win over the Cowboys with his third-quarter interception. Kentrell Brice and Josh Hawkins were forced into bigger roles after Morgan Burnett's thigh injury. Here's the full defensive snap counts from Sunday:

Andrew Smith ESPN Editor 

The fifth day of the HoopHall Classic is underway. Up first is St. Anthony High School (NJ), coached by Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Hurley, father of current Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley and Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley. His team is up against Alabama signee John Petty, No. 24 in the ESPN 100, and Jemison High School (AL). The next four games here will shown on ESPNU starting at 11 a.m. ET

Matt Wilansky ESPN.com 

Roger Federer is grooving his serve right now. After six months away from Grand Slam action, he's up two sets to one against Jurgen Melzer in the opening round of the Aussie Open.


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Sunday marked the first time that 2 different players recorded a triple-double, while also tallying 7 turnovers on the same day (Harden, Westbrook), since individual turnovers were first tracked in the 1977-78 season (via Elias Sports Bureau).

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin said his defense was 'salty' after giving up a touchdown on the opening drive. Responded well.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers are first team to win a playoff game without scoring a TD since Colts beat the Ravens a decade ago, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Ravens, the No. 2 seed, lost to the Colts, 15-6, on Jan. 13, 2007.

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Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has the 8th season of 20 triple-doubles in NBA history. Oscar Robertson has 5 such seasons. Wilt Chamberlain has the other 2.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

This is what happens when you break your own team record and rush for 170 yards in a key playoff win: everyone wants to talk to you. Le'Veon Bell credited his Steelers o-line for blocking so well that there were carries when "I wasn't even touched for six yards down the field."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell: "We feel we can beat anybody right now."

Westbrook clinches 20th triple-double

Russell Westbrook gets a rebound late in the fourth quarter to lock up his 20th triple-double of the season. The Thunder defeated the Kings 122-118.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

With majority of money on Packers & Steelers, William Hill's US sportsbook business suffered its worst single-day loss since opening (2012).

Bulls' Butler knocks down game-winner

With just over 30 seconds to go and the game tied, Jimmy Butler dribbles downcourt, slips past two defenders and nails a game-winning shot. Chicago defeated Memphis 108-104.


Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

"I've seen a lot worse not called." -- Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith on the holding penalty on tackle Eric Fisher.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger said the crossing route on the third-down completion to ice the game was the first time they ran the play all game.

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Patriots QB Tom Brady is 4-0 with 15 TD and 0 INT in 4 career home games against the Steelers.

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Le'Veon Bell's 170 rushing yards are a Steelers single-game postseason record, breaking the mark he set last week by recording 167 against the Dolphins.

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Steelers kicker Chris Boswell made an NFL postseason record 6 field goals. His 6 field goals accounted for 227 yards, the same number of yards gained by the Chiefs offense in this game.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

This is what happens when you score all of your team's points in a big playoff game: You sign autographs. Heads turned in the Steelers' locker room when it was announced kicker Chris Boswell was going to the podium to address media.

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Steelers advance to AFC Championship for 16th time since AFL-NFL merger, most in the NFL in that span.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Travis Kelce went off on the holding call against tackle Eric Fisher that caused the Chiefs the tying two-point conversion play in the game. "Ref No. 51 shouldn't even be able to wear a zebra jersey," Kelce said. "He shouldn't even be able to work at… Foot Locker)."

Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Murray underway in his first Grand Slam match as the world's top-ranked player. He leads Marchenko, 4-1, in the first set of their match on opening day of the Australian Open in Melbourne. When told Saturday that staying at No. 1 is harder than getting there, Murray prompted a lot of laughter by shooting back, "I hope not."


Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Early bets took New England from -4.5 vs. Pittsburgh to -5.5 at the Westgate SuperBook. Just like the Green Bay-Atlanta game, offshore books opened higher and early money came in on the favorite. Some offshore books are up to New England -6, but majority of Vegas books posting early line as of 8:30 p.m. PT are at -5.5 with Stations at -5 and Caesars and Stratosphere at -6. Over/under has dipped from 51.5 to 51.