Best performances in the history of NFL Conference Championship games

The NFL Conference Championships are often thrilling games as two powerhouse teams who may have met during the regular season face the final hurdle before playing for football glory in the Super Bowl.The NFL is down to its final four teams. The second-seeded Minnesota Vikings head to Philadelphia to take on the top-seeded Eagles in the NFC Championship Game, while the No. 1 seed...
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Sports & Politics Intersect: After all the bluster, college football sticks to sports

Front Five: The top stories that shaped both sports & politics this week "We want our flag respected, and we want our national anthem respected also." - Donald Trump at a rally in Nashville, Tennessee On Monday, Donald Trump attended the College Football Playoff National Championship matchup between Alabama and Georgia held in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Trump isn't the...
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The 'Home field disadvantage' quiz

With four teams already nursing their wounds from early postseason exits, it is time to cut the field in half in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. The predictions appear to be following along the lines of the favorites, mostly, looking ahead to a clash of NFC South teams and a rematch of Patriots-Steelers in the Conference Championship games. But that isn’t to say the Divisional...
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NHL Weekender: Bruins, Flames, Jets are taking flight

At the end of every work week, Yardbarker takes a look at what the NHL has in store for the weekend. We'll see whose stock is soaring, who needs to get their acts together and what tilts promise to keep you on the edge of your seat. In this week's edition, newcomers enter the race for playoff contention, everybody catches trade deadline fever and we check in on how the bench bosses...
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Sabres look to be biggest sellers ahead of NHL trade deadline

Sure, the NHL trade deadline is over a month away, but the frenzy over who will make the biggest splash has been in full swing for some time now. With the division standings so drastically staggered, it's pretty obvious who may be scooping up the biggest stars on the trade block and who will be selling off pieces in hopes of building for next season and beyond.When it comes to the...
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The 'How much ya bench?' quiz

You are forgiven if you haven't been keeping up with the Los Angeles Clippers this season. Between the trade of Chris Paul to the Rockets and the various injuries to Blake Griffin, Danilo Gallinari and Patrick Beverley, the Clippers have been a shell of what they were at the height of the Lob City era. But if you haven't been keeping up with L.A.'s other team, you've been missing...
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Who stands to benefit the most from the slow MLB offseason?

It's no secret that Major League Baseball’s hot stove season has only reached room temperature at best. As the second week of January moves along, whether the stove even works at this point is a reasonable question. Save for Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani joining Mike Trout, the surprising addition in Philadelphia of Carlos Santana and the recently signed Wade Davis heading to...
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Jayson Tatum is making a living in the clutch

He’s been doing it all season. Big shots down the stretch. Huge defensive plays. The baseline dunk against Brooklyn. The James Harden block. The late-game, lead-expanding three in Detroit. He is a forward, a Celtic and a rookie. He can hoop but understands the limitations of his role. He is soft-spoken but will yell obscenities at you after big plays late in the game. He is everything...
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The 'Quite the catch' quiz

One of the most famous plays in not just the NFL - but in all of sports - took place on this day in 1982 when Dwight Clark hauled in a six-yard touchdown pass from Joe Montana in the back of the end zone to give the 49ers a last-second victory in the NFC Championship Game and send them off to the first Super Bowl in franchise history. The Niners would win that Super Bowl along with...
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NFL Divisional Round Predictions: Patriots cruise, but one favorite will lose

The Wild Card Round has come and gone, and the NFL can’t be terribly happy with how things went. Jeff Triplette had such a rough time officiating the Chiefs-Titans game that he decided to retire afterwards. Cam Newton’s injury, which sure looked like at least a possible concussion, was dismissed, clumsily, as some sort of visor-related eye injury, and ratings were down by double...
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