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FOXBOROUGH, Mass.—Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are returning to the AFC Championship Game after opening their title defense with a 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans in a divisional playoff game Saturday night, Jan. 13, in Foxborough, Mass. Brady completed 35 of 53 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns, his NFL-record 10th career playoff game with three or more TDs. Danny Amendola caught 11 passes for 112 yards for the Patriots.
ST. PAUL—Matt Dumba scored two goals while Mikael Granlund added a goal and an assist as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 on Saturday night, Jan. 13, in Minnesota. The Jets were coming off a tough 2-1 loss in Chicago and were trying to improve to 4-0 on the season against Minnesota. However, the Wild came out strong early, thanks to a 23-shot first period where it took an early lead, and Winnipeg couldn't come back.
PHILADELPHIA — Rookie kicker Jake Elliott booted three field goals, LeGarrette Blount rushed for a 1-yard touchdown, and the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the visiting Atlanta Falcons 15-10 in the NFC divisional playoffs Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. The crowd erupted when Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan's pass fell incomplete in the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the Philadelphia 2-yard line with less than one minute remaining.
MINNEAPOLIS—Nemanja Bjelica ignited a fourth-quarter burst with 3-pointers as the Minnesota Timberwolves broke open a tight game enroute to a 118-108 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night at Target Center in Minneapolis. Karl-Anthony Towns recorded game-highs with 23 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, helping the Timberwolves win a fourth straight game as they wind down on a five-game homestand. The loss was the Knicks' 10th in their last 13 games.
ROSEMOUNT, Ill.—Scottie Lindsey scored 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting, and Dererk Pardon added 13 points and 12 rebounds as Northwestern cruised to an 83-60 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. Bryant McIntosh had 11 points and a career-high 16 assists, which moved him past Denzel Valentine, Tim Frazier and Scott Skiles for eighth all time in Big Ten history in career assists. McIntosh did not turn the ball over all night and set the school record for assists in a game.
CHICAGO—Ryan Suter's go-ahead goal early in the third period proved to be the winner as the Minnesota Wild held on for a 2-1 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night at the United Center in Chicago. Suter's strike came with both teams short-handed 3:03 into the third. The 13-year veteran's dragging wrist shot from the right circle sailed just above Anton Forsberg's glove, with Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund assisting.
MINNEAPOLIS—Jimmy Butler had 26 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves broke away in the second half to post a 104-88 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday in Minneapolis. Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points as the Timberwolves won for the third consecutive time and 10th in their past 13 games. Karl-Anthony Towns added 18 points and 12 rebounds for his NBA-leading 35th double-double of the season.
Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre told reporters during a conference call Wednesday that he played through a concussion during the 2009 NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints. The call took place ahead of Favre's documentary "Shocked: A Hidden Factor in the Sports Concussion Crisis," which is set to air at 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Stadium Network.
ST. PAUL—Dougie Hamilton scored the winning goal for the second straight game as the Calgary Flames beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 in overtime Tuesday Jan. 9, here to earn their first four-game winning streak of the season. Johnny Gaudreau assisted all three goals, including Hamilton's winner, as the Flames recovered from blowing a two-goal, third-period lead at the Xcel Energy Center.
ATLANTA — Former Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is certain that Crimson Tide freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa would have transferred if coach Nick Saban hadn't used him in Monday night's national title game.