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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid gestures during the second half of his team's game against the Denver Broncos on Saturday, Jan. 8 in Denver.

Analysis: Andy Reid helped pave the way for young coaches

By Rob Maaddi
| January 28, 2022

Andy Reid was a young, offensive-minded coach who hadn’t even been a coordinator when Philadelphia E...

San Francisco 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel runs during the second half of an NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, Jan. 22 in Green Bay, Wis.

NFL Football

Prolific Kupp, versatile Samuel surge into NFC title game

By Greg Beacham
| January 28, 2022

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Cooper Kupp led the league in every major receiving category this season, a ...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) runs onto the field before an NFL wild-card playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Jan. 16 in Kansas City, Mo. Ben Roethlisberger's NFL career is over. The longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback announced his retirement on Thursday, Jan. 27, saying it was “time to clean out my locker, hang up my cleats” after 18 years, two Super Bowls, countless team records and a spot in the Hall of Fame all but secure.

NFL Football

Roethlisberger retires at 39: Time to ‘hang up my cleats’

By Will Graves
| January 28, 2022

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger didn’t play football like a quarterback. Not today’s quarterback any...

Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov, left, scores the shootout winner against Ottawa Senators goaltender Matt Murray during NHL game action on Thursday, Jan. 27, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Hockey

Svechnikov's shootout goal sends Canes over Senators 3-2

By the Associated Press
| January 28, 2022

OTTAWA, Ontario — Andrei Svechnikov scored the shootout winner for the Carolina Hurricanes in their ...

Ash Barty of Australia reacts after defeating Madison Keys of the U.S. in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, on Thursday, Jan. 27.

GRAND SLAM TENNIS

Barty to face Collins in bid to end Australian title drought

By John Pye
| January 27, 2022

MELBOURNE, Australia — Ash Barty was the crowd favorite at Melbourne Park long before she ended a 42...

Charlotte Hornets guard Kelly Oubre Jr., right, shoots over Indiana Pacers forward Oshae Brissett during the first half of a game in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Jan. 26.

NBA CAPSULES

Hornets' 158 points season-high in NBA, most for franchise

By The Associated Press
| January 27, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS — The Charlotte Hornets broke the franchise's single-game scoring record on Wednesday n...

A rain-covered logo is seen at Fenway Park before Game 1 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Oct. 23, 2018, in Boston. The mood for Major League Baseball fans is a little glum these days as the players' union and owners continue to bicker over finances. The owners locked out the players on Dec. 2 and unless an agreement between the two sides is reached soon, the spring training schedule is in trouble. The first games are slated for Feb. 26.

MLB Baseball

Triple the misery: MLB’s labor woes threaten third spring

By David Brandt
| January 27, 2022

MESA, Ariz. — It’s a moment Brandon Bajema relishes each year — receiving the email notification tha...

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) celebrates with teammates after catching an 8-yard touchdown pass during overtime in an NFL divisional-round playoff game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Jan. 23, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 42-36.

NFL Football

Winning ways: Are the Chiefs suddenly the NFL’s new dynasty?

By Dave Skretta
| January 27, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have won six straight AFC West titles, something never bef...

Daniil Medvedev of Russia gestures to the chair umpire during break in his quarterfinal match against Felix Auger-Aliassime at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, on Wednesday, Jan. 26.

GRAND SLAM TENNIS

Medvedev rallies to reach Australian semis

By The Associated Press
| January 26, 2022

MELBOURNE, Australia — Daniil Medvedev rallied from two sets down and saved a match point before bea...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (6) runs down the court during the second half of a game against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, Jan. 25, in New York. The Lakers won 106-96.

NBA CAPSULES

James, Lakers rock Brooklyn 106-96 in Davis' return

By The Associated Press
| January 26, 2022

NEW YORK — LeBron James welcomed Anthony Davis back with a lob pass for the game's first basket, the...

Former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz celebrates his election to the baseball hall of fame with his father Leo Ortiz, left, MLB Hall of Fame Pedro Martinez, center, and Fernando Cuzza, right, moments after receiving the news in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,on  Tuesday, Jan. 25.

MLB BASEBALL

Big Papi elected to HOF; Bonds, Clemens, Schilling left out

By Jake Seiner
| January 26, 2022

David Ortiz gazed at his phone, his pursed lips revealing nerves rarely seen from one of the game's ...

Carolina Hurricanes' Nino Niederreiter (21) celebrates his goal with teammate Brendan Smith (7) during the second period of a game against the Vegas Golden Knights in Raleigh on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

NHL HOCKEY

Aho’s 2nd goal in OT lifts Hurricanes over Golden Knights

By Bob Sutton
| January 26, 2022

RALEIGH — Sebastian Aho’s second goal of the game 3:49 into overtime gave the Carolina Hurricanes a ...

Sean Payton reacts during an NFL football press conference announcing his resignation as head coach of the New Orleans Saints, on Tuesday, Jan. 25, in Metairie, La.

NFL FOOTBALL

Saints’ Sean Payton steps down as coach after 16 years

By Brett Martel
| January 26, 2022

NEW ORLEANS — Before Sean Payton took his first head coaching job in New Orleans in 2006, the Saints...

San Francisco 49ers' Robbie Gould celebrates after making the game-winning field goal during the second half of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Jan. 22, in Green Bay, Wis. The 49ers won 13-10 to advance to the NFC Chasmpionship game.

NFL PLAYOFFS

Quartet of classics featured greatest toes on turf

By Arnie Stapleton
| January 26, 2022

Jay Feely stood on the Arrowhead Stadium sideline witnessing one of the best quarterback duels in th...

Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a forehand return to Denis Shapovalov of Canada during their quarterfinals match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

GRAND SLAM TENNIS

Nadal fends off Shapovalov, advances to semis in Australia

By John Pye
| January 25, 2022

MELBOURNE, Australia — With another Australian Open semifinal spot secured after a four-hour, five-s...

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) looks to pass as Utah Jazz guard Trent Forrest (3) defends during the first half of Monday's game in Phoenix.

NBA CAPSULES

Paul leads NBA-best Suns’ rally past depleted Jazz

By The Associated Press
| January 25, 2022

PHOENIX — Devin Booker scored 33 points, Chris Paul had 15 of his a season-high 27 points in the fou...

Major League Baseball deputy commissioner Dan Halem, center, arrives for a meeting in New York, Monday, Jan. 24, for the first in-person baseball negotiating session since the MLB lockout began. At far left is Patrick Houlihan, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Labor Relations at Major League Baseball, second from left is Colorado Rockies owner Dick Montfort, and behind Halem is executive vice president Morgan Sword.

MLB BASEBALL

MLB players withdraw free agency shift as labor talks resume

By Ronald Blum
| January 25, 2022

NEW YORK — Locked-out Major League Baseball players removed the first of three major obstacles to a ...

San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds celebrates after hitting his 756th career home run against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning of their baseball game in San Francisco, on Aug. 7, 2007. Bonds, Roger Clemens and David Ortiz appear to be the only players with a chance at Hall of Fame enshrinement when results are unveiled Tuesday, Jan. 25.

MLB BASEBALL

Ortiz, Clemens, Bonds to be close calls for Hall of Fame

By Jake Seiner
| January 25, 2022

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, with eight MVPs and seven Cy Young Awards between them, are in the bo...

New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo stands on the field before the team's NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Nov. 23, 2017. The Carolina Panthers are hiring McAdoo to be their new offensive coordinator, according to a person familiar with the situation.

NFL FOOTBALL

Panthers bring McAdoo on as offensive coordinator

By Steve Reed
| January 25, 2022

CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers agreed to terms with former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo ...

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, right, walks off the field after an NFL divisional-round playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Jan. 23, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 42-36 in overtime.

NFL PLAYOFFS

Even winning coach Andy Reid questions NFL’s overtime setup

By Barry Wilner
| January 25, 2022

Even the winning coach, in this case Andy Reid, is questioning the NFL’s overtime setup. One day aft...


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