Back to the Super Bowl ... Eagles victory ... Last American standing
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl in search of a sixth title. They’ll face a Philadelphia Eagles team looking for their first Lombardi Trophy. Brady led the Patriots (15-3) back from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC championship game Sunday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say few arrests have been made amid celebrations following the Eagles’ NFC championship game victory. The arrests came as thousands of fans took to the streets following the Eagles’ 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. The Eagles advanced to their first Super Bowl since 2005, against the AFC champion New England Patriots. After Sunday’s game, huge crowds gathered in neighborhoods around the city.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The last American man standing at the Australian Open is through to the quarterfinals. Tennys Sandgren, who had never won a Grand Slam match or beaten a top 10 player before the tournament started, upset No. 5-seeded Dominic Thiem today to add to his earlier victory over 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More young women and girls who say they were assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor are due in court for a fifth day today to make victim statements before he is sentenced. Larry Nassar has admitted molesting athletes during treatment when he worked for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. More than 80 accusers spoke to the court last week. Nassar already been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography crimes.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko says a new generation of clean Russian athletes will compete at next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics. The Russians must compete under the Olympic flag in South Korea after the International Olympic Committee ruled the North operated a sophisticated doping and cover-up program when it hosted the 2014 Sochi Games.