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GOT DUNKED ON ... AND EJECTED

PACERS TAKE DOWN WARRIORS IN OT

Bitadze gets in Payton's face after being posterized and is ejected

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NFL DIVISIONAL ROUND

PLAYOFF PREVIEWS

We previewed all four divisional-round games and picked winners

What to watch for in every divisional-round game. Bold predictions. Key stats to know. Matchups to watch. And, of course, final score picks for all four games.

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Game plan keys for every matchup: How each team could win this weekend

We outlined keys to victory for each team, players to watch and more.

NFC PLAYOFFS

49ERS-PACKERS AND RAMS-BUCS

The making of Cooper Kupp: Rams receiver credits wife's inspiration for superstar turn

Kupp's triple-crown season was the result of years of hard work with his wife, who has become the best teammate the Rams receiver could have asked for.

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How Tom Brady finds ways to connect come playoff time

The Bucs QB on his focus shift after Thanksgiving: "This is the time to lock in."

OSAKA OUSTED AT AUSSIE OPEN

'I find that it's fun to me': Even in defeat, Naomi Osaka has found her joy in tennis

After losses at the Olympics and U.S. Open, Osaka said, "I don't feel happy." After Osaka was upset by Amanda Anisimova at the Australian Open, she was in a different place. "I'm here because I want to be here and because I find that it's fun for me."

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USA's Anisimova stuns Osaka after final-set tiebreak

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN

MEN'S AND WOMEN'S THIRD-ROUND ACTION

SHOUTING OUT BUFFALO

Jess Pegula signs 'Bills, you're next' after third-round win

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NETS' WHIRLWIND STRETCH

Nine games, 8,000 miles and Kyrie Irving's return: Inside the Nets' frenzied two-plus weeks

What happens when a grueling schedule combines with a part-time player, an unfortunate injury and much more? Nets coach Steve Nash sums it up: "It's been a journey. Literally."

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THURSDAY'S BEST

Mavs fans ignite after Doncic steals inbound pass, sinks buzzer-beating 3

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Randle comes up with an unreal chase-down block

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