Favoritessettings

Tom Pennington/Getty Images
play
Kelce writes a check for his fine on NFL Countdown (1:18)
play
Zverev stunned he beat Murray (1:42)
play
Bill Belichick's hidden video (1:35)
play
Ditka thinks Pats could be 'the best team in the history of the game' (0:49)
play
Grayson Allen injures finger just before the half in win (1:38)
play0:53
Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images
13hBrett Okamoto

Ortiz submits Sonnen in career finale

In the final bout of his 20-year career, former UFC champion Tito Ortiz made quick work of Chael Sonnen via first-round submission at Bellator 170 on Saturday.

play
Daley knocks out Ward with flying knee (0:49)
play
Curry heats up from downtown in the third (0:38)
play
Chelsea add to Prem lead with win over Hull City (1:44)
play
UNC ball boy drains three half-court shots (1:11)

Now

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Most career passing yards on the road NFL postseason history Brett Favre: 2,637 (18 TDs) Joe Flacco: 2,478 (18) Aaron Rodgers 2,474 (19)

NFL 

ESPN Stats and Information  

Since Week 12 and including the playoffs, Aaron Rodgers leads the NFL in touchdown-to-interception ratio (21-to-1). He's also second in the NFL in yards per attempt (8.4) and Total QBR (84). Matt Ryan is first in yards per attempt (9.0) and QBR (87) in that same period.

NFL 

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Royals general manager Dayton Moore is on a conference call with reporters. He says he talked to Yordano Ventura just before Christmas. "He told me he was going to win 18 games this year -- and 10 of them were going to be complete games," Moore said.

MLB 

ESPN Stats and Information  

This is the second time that Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have each made seven three-pointers in the same game for the Golden State Warriors. No other pair of teammates has ever done that more than once.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The four NFL teams remaining are 29-1 combined since Week 12, including playoffs. They all have active win streaks of at least five games. Elias Sports Bureau research says it's the first time since the 1970 Merger that all four teams in the conference championships had active winning streaks of at least five games.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ViewFromVegas of NFC and AFC Championship Games (as of 2:05 p.m. ET): Atlanta is still a 5.5-point home favorite over Green Bay at eight of 13 Vegas books on the Don Best odds screen (the other five are dealing -6). The over/under has dropped from 61.5 to 61 while offshores are down to 60. New England is a 6-point home favorite over Pittsburgh at 12 of 13 Vegas books (MGM is now the exception at -5.5). The over/under is still mostly 50.5, but the Westgate, Wynn and MGM are down to 50.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwight Howard representing Julio and the Falcons.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

NBA coaches will wear bow ties from Thursday to Sunday next week to honor Michael Goldberg, the executive director of the NBA coaches association who passed away this week.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Red Wings announce that forward Thomas Vanek won't return for the rest of today's game against the Rangers after getting hit by a shot at the end of the first period. He's been their best offensive player for stretches this season and also a trade option before the deadline. Pretty significant for Detroit if he's out any length of time.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The four QBs scheduled to start today -- Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers -- have combined to win seven Super Bowls, the most on any championship weekend since the 1970 Merger. It's also the third time since 1970 that three Super Bowl-winning starting QBs will play in the conference championships in a single season.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons Inactives: WR Nick Williams, RB Terron Ward, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, S Dashon Goldson, LB Josh Keyes, OL Wes Schweitzer, TE DJ Tialavea.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Samuel L. Jackson out to support the Falcons.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones takes the field. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Jones would have no limitations after aggravating toe sprain last week. Jones returned to practice Friday. Had three catches for 29 yards in regular season matchup with Packers.

Liam Twomey Chelsea Correspondent 

His team were far from their best, but Antonio Conte is a happy man at Stamford Bridge again. Goals from Diego Costa and Gary Cahill secured Chelsea a 2-0 win over Hull City and moved them eight points clear at the top of the table.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Davante Adams hasn't run any routes yet but he's expected to try to play on his sprained left ankle.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Will Matt Ryan and the Falcons shred the Green Bay defense today? Falcons averaged 33.8 points per game during the regular season, including a 33-point outing in win over Packers.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Last week, a California lawyer filed to trademark the phrase Aaron Rodgers most recently made famous: "Run The Table."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Ryan takes the field to chants of "M-V-P, M-V-P."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Roger Goodell gets a warm reception from the fans. Seriously.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Warriors put KD/Steph in after falling behind by 11 points and finished the first half tied with the Magic 50-50. Dubs starters have 40 of the teams 50 points.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Out of a timeout, Golden State Warriors fail to get a shot off to end the first half. They're all tied with Orlando Magic, 50-50. Stephen Curry leads all scorers with 11 points.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

About Last Night: San Antonio is now 4-0 on the road this season against the Cavs, Rockets and Warriors. The rest of the NBA? Just 13-72.

NBA 

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers loosening up the arm. How many times will he throw today?

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons fans ready for Matt Ryan to be an NFC Champion.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Sounds like Max McCaffrey won't be needed today. All six WRs -- Nelson, Cobb and Allison included -- are expected to be active.