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Rams, Patriots advance to Super Bowl LIII after OT wins
33ft/iStock (NEW YORK) -- After two games that went into overtime on Sunday, the stage has finally been set for Super Bowl LIII.The Los Angeles Rams will face off against the New England Patriots in the championship game in Atlanta next month. Both teams advanced to the Super Bowl following overtime wins.The Rams edged out the New Orleans Saints with a 57-yard field goal in overtime to win 26-23. The Patriots, meanwhile, beat the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 following a touchdown in OT.Super Bowl LIII will take place in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Feb. 3. According to ESPN, New England...
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Australian Open: Serena Williams beats No. 1 Simona Halep to advance
Fred Lee/Getty Images (MELBOURNE, Australia) -- Serena Williams advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Monday after defeating the No. 1-seeded Simona Halep.Williams, 37, beat the 27-year-old Romanian player 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. The American tennis star will now go on to face the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals. Williams is hoping to win her eighth Australian Open title and her 24th Grand Slam tournament overall. She last took home the trophy in Melbourne in 2017 while she was pregnant.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/20/19
Sports News January 21st, 2019, 5:57am
Scoreboard roundup -- 1/20/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 120, Charlotte 95L.A. Clippers 103, San Antonio 95Minnesota 116, Phoenix 114NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEChicago 8, Washington 5NY Islanders 3, Anaheim 0Vancouver 3, Detroit 2Arizona 4, Toronto 2Carolina 7, Edmonton 4NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFSOT L.A. Rams 26, New Orleans 23OT New England 37, Kansas City 31TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLBoston College 87, (11) Florida St. 82(15) Marquette 79, Providence 68(23) Iowa 95, Illinois 71Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Lakers Guard Lonzo Ball out 4-6 weeks
Tim Warner/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball will miss four to six weeks after spraining his left ankle against Houston on Saturday, the team announced on Sunday. Ball suffered the injury in the third quarter of the Lakers' 138-134 loss to the Rockets. The second-year guard had the ball and made a move to the free throw line against Houston guard James Ennis III, before passing it to teammate Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Ball left his feet on the pass and landed awkwardly on his left ankle. He was carried to the locker room by teammates Lance...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/19/19
Sports News January 20th, 2019, 8:11am
Scoreboard roundup -- 1/19/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOklahoma City 117, Philadelphia 115Charlotte 135, Phoenix 115Sacramento 103, Detroit 101Milwaukee 118, Orlando 108Indiana 111, Dallas 99Toronto 119, Memphis 90Boston 113, Atlanta 105Miami 117, Chicago 103Houston 138, L.A. Lakers 134Denver 124, Cleveland 102NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEAnaheim 3, New Jersey 2Colorado 7, L.A. Kings 1St. Louis 3, Ottawa 2N.Y. Rangers 3, Boston 2Philadelphia 5, Montreal 2Tampa Bay 6, San Jose 3Dallas 4, Winnipeg 2Florida 4, Nashville 2Minnesota 2, Columbus 1Vegas 7, Pittsburgh 3Calgary 5, Edmonton 2Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Bills Hall of Famer Kelly cancer free
Rich Barnes/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is cancer free once again. His wife Jill announced the news on Instagram, writing "We finally got the results from Jim's recent MRI...CLEAN! View this post on Instagram We finally got back the results from Jim’s recent MRI...CLEAN! Thank GOD! It took a bit longer than usual because of all the reconstruction Jim has had inside his mouth. They wanted to be certain that all was good... This extra waiting has been a reminder for me. A reminder to remember the WHO and not the what. The...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/18/19
Sports News January 19th, 2019, 11:58am
Scoreboard roundup -- 1/18/19
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONBoston 122, Memphis 116Detroit 98, Miami 93Brooklyn 117, Orlando 115San Antonio 116, Minnesota 113Utah 115, Cleveland 99Portland 128, New Orleans 112Golden State 112, L.A. Clippers 94NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEMontreal 4, Columbus 1Florida 3, Toronto 1Ottawa 4, Carolina 1N.Y. Islanders 2, Washington 0Calgary 6, Detroit 4Pittsburgh 3, Arizona 2Vancouver 4, Buffalo 3TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(16) Buffalo 77, E. Michigan 65(19) Maryland 75, Ohio St. 61(22) Villanova 85, Xavier 75Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Watch college athlete find out she's been awarded a full scholarship and tell her mom
Matt_Brown/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Christmas came a little late for a volleyball player at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Albany Schaffer, a junior walk-on on the ULM Warhawks volleyball team, thought she was attending a regular team meeting when she got a surprise that will change her life. #NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/c84xhSHUHj — Albany Schaffer (@albschaffer21) October 2, 2018Schaffer’s coach Russ Friedland had each player on his team draw a teammate's name out of a hat and write them an encouraging note. They went around in a circle and read them out loud, saving Schaffer for last. What Friedland's team didn’t know...
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Super Bowl performer Gladys Knight speaks out about 'unfortunate' controversy, backlash
Jeff Kravitz/AMA2018/FilmMagic For dcp (NEW YORK) -- After weeks of rumors and silence, a couple of this year's Super Bowl performers are speaking out about their roles in the game and the controversy surrounding both the national anthem and the halftime show.Maroon 5 has been criticized for accepting the halftime gig in the wake of the NFL's treatment of Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee during the anthem in 2016 to protest social injustice. Since then, the former 49ers QB became a free agent and hasn't been picked up by any NFL team, which many feel is unfair targeting of...
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Report: Cody Allen agrees to one-year deal with Angels
Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images (LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Angels have reportedly reached a deal with reliever Cody Allen to be their closer next season.Citing league sources, ESPN reports the Angels and the right-handed free agent have agreed on a one-year contract, which is pending a physical.Allen, 30, has been with the Cleveland Indians since he began his MLB career in 2012. While he had a subpar season last year (4.70 ERA with 27 saves), he has racked a 2.98 ERA and 149 saves during his time in the majors.At the end of the 2018 season, Allen elected...
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