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Barnwell makes sense of the AFC playoff sprint: 7 teams, 6 spots, 2 serious battles

The Patriots have lost two straight. The Chiefs have won three in a row. The Titans are rolling. These last three weeks could get wild.

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Playoff picture: Chiefs, Ravens clinch spots in AFC, 49ers jump in NFC

Here's how the current postseason bracket looks and what scenarios lie ahead.

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Predictions for all 41 bowl games

From final scores to top performances, we predict what to expect in every bowl game this season.

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What you need to know about every bowl game

Here are the key players and storylines for every college football bowl game, including the playoff.

Anthony Davis drops season-high 50 points vs. Wolves


LeBron James and Quinn Cook have handshake malfunction


MLB Offseason

Gerrit Cole watch, big spenders and more: Jeff Passan answers 20 winter meetings questions

From the ace in the spotlight to why this year's meetings could actually produce some major moves, here's what you need to know as the hot stove's main event begins.

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Winter Meetings Live: Here's what our experts predict will happen in San Diego

This is your one-stop shop for this week's free-agent signings, and blockbuster trades, and all of the latest hot stove buzz.

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Ryan: Patriots will be 'one and done' in the playoffs


These Patriots are down, not out: The silver lining in a second straight loss

New England, now 10-3, has issues, and they start with Tom Brady and the offense. But history is on the Pats' side.


Jimmy Garoppolo throws four TDs in wild 49ers win

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N'Keal Harry called out of bounds on what appears to be TD



NBA Power Rankings: Lakers have most wins, but Bucks' blowouts keep them No. 1

It's clear which teams are the best in each conference. But the battle at the top between the Bucks and Lakers extends to a third week. Illustration

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CP3 lashes out at ref, saying, 'You're trying to prove a point!'


'He is your hero': Tyler Herro catches fire with 11 points in OT


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