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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay will be rivals in Super Bowl LIII after being texting buddies all season. McVay said he has gotten to know Belichick after talking to him at the NFL combine last spring. "He was really great in the conversation we had, really enlightening," McVay told Peter King of NBCSports.com.
The NFL has admitted in a document filed in court that an officiating mistake was made in the NFC championship game. On Sunday, the league responded to a lawsuit filed by New Orleans Saints fans seeking NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to use his powers to order the end of the game to be replayed. The league's filing in U.S. District Court in the Eastern Division of Louisiana, while acknowledging "ticketholders and fans' disappointment and even anger over the outcome of last week's game is entirely understandable," seeks to have the suit dismissed.
MMINNEAPOLIS -- Donovan Mitchell scored 29 points and dished out five assists to lead the Utah Jazz to a 125-111 win over the host Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, Jan. 27. Ricky Rubio added 18 points and eight assists and Rudy Gobert chipped in 17 points and three blocks. Seven different players scored in double figures for Utah, which beat the Timberwolves for the second time in three days. The Jazz shot 46 of 86 (53.5 percent) from the field.
SAN DIEGO -- Justin Rose wavered just briefly before turning it on again on the way to a 3-under-par 69 in the final round to win the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Club in San Diego on Sunday, Jan. 27. Rose finished the tournament at 21-under 267 for a two-shot victory. Australia's Adam Scott shot 68 but couldn't catch Rose coming down the stretch. Rose, a 38-year-old Englishman, posted birdies on two of the final three holes. It marked Rose's 10th victory on the PGA Tour, and his first since last May's Fort Worth Invitational.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Patrick Mahomes led two scoring drives and earned Offensive MVP honors and the AFC recorded three interceptions while registering a 26-7 victory over the NFC on Sunday, Jan. 27, in the rain-soaked Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
SAN JOSE, Calif -- Henrik Lundqvist shut out the Central Division on six saves in the first 10-minute half and the Metropolitan Division went on to a 10-5 win at the NHL All-Star Game in San Jose on Saturday night, Jan. 26. Lundqvist, who won the Save Streak goalie competition during Friday's skills challenge, had saved five of seven shots in his 10 minutes of work in the 7-4 win against the Atlantic Division in the semifinals.
Calling himself a mentor of Antonio Brown, Hall of Famer Terrell Owens said Friday that the wideout "wants to move on" from the Pittsburgh Steelers, in part because of a fractured relationship with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Owens was asked on a Pro Football Talk podcast if he's gotten the impression Brown wants out.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points and dished out a career-high 11 assists to lead the Utah Jazz to a 106-102 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, Jan. 25, at Salt Lake City. Rudy Gobert tallied 18 points and 16 rebounds for his 41st double-double of the season. Kyle Korver added 16 points off the bench. Utah won for the eighth time in nine games.
Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman was fined $26,739 by the NFL for the helmet-to-helmet hit that didn't draw a penalty flag late in the NFC championship game against the New Orleans Saints, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Friday. The controversial non-call was a major factor in the Rams' 26-23 overtime victory last Sunday that earned the club a Super Bowl berth.
The NFL's all-time leading scorer is coming back to pad his record. The Indianapolis Colts and kicker Adam Vinatieri are close to a one-year deal for next season, according to multiple reports. Vinatieri, who would be playing his 24th season, passed Hall of Fame member Morten Andersen for the scoring record in October. Andersen scored 2,544 points during a 25-year career spent mostly with the New Orleans Saints (1982-94) and Atlanta Falcons (1995-2000, 2006-07).