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Falcons inch closer to NFC South title

NEW ORLEANS -- They are far from perfect -- and, if truth be told, maybe even far from mediocre -- but the 6-9 Atlanta Falcons, incredibly, have the NFC South title in their sights with one game left in the season.

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NFL

Patriots edge Jets, earn first-round bye

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Running back Jonas Gray scored a 1-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter Sunday as the New England Patriots came back to edge the New York Jets, 17-16, at MetLife Stadium.

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NFL

Lions overcome turnovers, beat reeling Bears

CHICAGO -- The Detroit Lions survived their own mistakes, including three first-half turnovers, to beat the Chicago Bears 20-14 on Sunday at Soldier Field.

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NFL

Steelers clinch playoff spot with win over Chiefs

PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger shook off a knee injury and threw for 220 yards and a touchdown as the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a playoff berth with a 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

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NFL

Panthers a win away from playoff berth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers moved to the verge of a playoff spot as Cam Newton's 9-yard touchdown pass to running back Jonathan Stewart with 7:07 remaining propelled them to a 17-13 victory against the Cleveland Browns.

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NFL

Texans keep playoff hopes alive with win over Ravens

Kareem Jackson recorded two of three interceptions of Joe Flacco and the Houston Texans kept alive their postseason hopes with a 25-13 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

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NFL

Dolphins win, will miss playoffs

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins were eliminated from the AFC playoff race despite defeating the Minnesota Vikings 37-35 on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.

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NFL

Packers stomp Bucs, set up NFC title showdown

TAMPA, Fla. -- A week after a performance he called a "stinker," Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers found himself battling with the flu and a strained calf.

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Muhammad Ali in hospital with pneumonia

Famed boxer Muhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday with pneumonia, his spokesman Bob Gunnell said. Ali's treatment prognosis is good, he said.

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Chargers edge 49ers 38-35 in overtime

Nick Novak kicked a 40-yard field goal 4:54 into overtime to cap a stunning comeback from a 21-point deficit as visiting San Diego kept alive its playoff hopes.

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WBAL

Video: Janay Rice nuzzled Ray Rice after assault

A newly released video shows the now-wife of NFL player Ray Rice lovingly nuzzling him shortly after he knocked her out cold at a casino in New Jersey.

The video obtained by ABC News shows the couple in handcuffs immediately after the February elevat...

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Lindsey Vonn: 'I'm back to where I used to be'

What a difference a year makes.

American ski star Lindsey Vonn exorcised the ghosts of a grueling fight back from injury with victory on the slopes of Val d'Isere, Saturday.

A year ago on the same snow, the 30-year-old aggravated a right knee injury, w...

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Atlanta Falcons helmet

Falcons inch closer to NFC South title

NEW ORLEANS -- They are far from perfect -- and, if truth be told, maybe even far…

New England Patriots helmet

Patriots edge Jets, earn first-round bye

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Running back Jonas Gray scored a 1-yard touchdown early in…

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Lions overcome turnovers, beat reeling Bears

CHICAGO -- The Detroit Lions survived their own mistakes, including three first-half…

Pittsburgh Steelers helmet

Steelers clinch playoff spot with win over Chiefs

PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger shook off a knee injury and threw for 220 yards…

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Panthers a win away from playoff berth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers moved to the verge of a playoff spot as…

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Texans keep playoff hopes alive with win over Ravens

Kareem Jackson recorded two of three interceptions of Joe Flacco and the Houston…

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Harbaugh steers clear of Michigan question

With reports circulating that Michigan has extended Jim Harbaugh a six-year, $48…

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College football roundup: TCU's Patterson wins another award

Already armed with a new contract, TCU head coach Gary Patterson added some…

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Top 25 roundup: No. 2 Duke dumps UConn

The five Duke starters scored all of the team's points, but that was enough for the…

Jim Harbaugh, November 2014

Report: Michigan makes sizable offer to Harbaugh

Michigan offered San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh a six-year, $48 million…

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College football roundup: Wisconsin confirms Chryst hiring

Paul Chryst, a former Wisconsin Badgers assistant, was hired Wednesday as head coach…

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Top 25 roundup: Cincinnati upsets San Diego State

The Cincinnati Bearcats upset the No. 19 San Diego State Aztecs 71-62 at Fifth…

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