Devin McCourty, Logan Ryan and Duron Harmon each had a pick in the Patriots' win Saturday, and it's clear their familiarity helps the Rutgers alums.
The Celtics have played well on offense during their current 13-3 spurt, but they'll need to improve on defense to make an impact in the postseason.
Saying it was wrong to stream video of Mike Tomlin's comments to the Steelers on Sunday, star WR Antonio Brown apologized to his coach and teammates Tuesday night.
Despite an incident with headset communication at Gillette Stadium in the past, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he expects it will be fine Sunday.
Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan said there was a chance he could have re-entered the win over the Texans.
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The NFL confirmed its championship game officials today. Terry McAulay will be the referee for the AFC Championship Game between the Steelers and Patriots. Bill Vinovich will handle the NFC Championship Game between the Packers and Falcons.
Tom Haberstroh, Brian Windhorst, David Thorpe, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps on the Cavs Warriors game from Monday night, the importance of rest, All Stars, Kawhi and Embiid.
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Patriots WR Chris Hogan had left Saturday's game with a thigh injury. He defined it today as "minor" and said there was a chance he could have returned if needed.
The Steelers have looked great so far this postseason, but history will not be on their side when they head to Foxborough this weekend.
Jorge Sedano and Kevin Pelton look at Isaiah Thomas' hot stretch and how it coincides with Boston's recent success. Plus, they detail the importance of Al Horford.
Nate Solder's teammates voted for him as a result of his devotion to helping others and the strength he shows tackling obstacles on and off the field.
Anchored by 10-year veteran Alan Branch, the Patriots' sturdy run defense will be put to the test against Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers.
Will Eduardo Rodriguez step up in 2017?
Rodriguez has star-level upside but has yet to pitch at that level consistently in the majors. Tony Blengino sees him as the rare fly ball pitcher who can succeed at Fenway Park. MLB players ready to improve (Insider)
Roger Goodell attended games in Atlanta and Kansas City this past weekend. His next stop will be back in Atlanta for the NFC Championship Game.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin apologized for his locker room comments about the Patriots but said Antonio Brown was "selfish" to post video that revealed them on Facebook Live.
Dan Graziano breaks down the AFC Championship matchup between Pittsburgh and New England in depth with Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler and Patriots reporter Mike Reiss.
Are the Red Sox MLB's best team?
Even without David Ortiz, Boston remains an offensive juggernaut. The rotation will be better with Chris Sale, but pitching depth is a big issue for the club. Where does Boston rank on Buster Olney's list? Top teams (Insider)
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This will be the first Conference Championship weekend since 1998 in which all four starting quarterbacks are at least 30 years old: Tom Brady (39), Ben Roethlisberger (34), Aaron Rodgers (33) and Matt Ryan (31), according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Are the Red Sox MLB's best defensive team?
Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. are high-impact defenders in the outfield, and signing Gold Glove 1B Mitch Moreland will also help next season. Is Boston the No. 1 team on Buster Olney's list? Top defenses (Insider)
Pats quartet among top free agents-to-be
A trio of Patriots defensive stalwarts -- Dont'a Hightower, Jabaal Sheard and Logan Ryan -- make John Clayton's list of top potential free agents for 2017, as does top tight end Martellus Bennett. Top free agents (Insider)