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Vikings stay focused on task at hand against Saints

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — For fans of the Minnesota Vikings, at least the ones old enough to drive, there’s a score to be settled with the New Orleans Saints. Eight years ago, the last Minnesota team considered a strong Super Bowl contender was on the verge of victory in New Orleans in the NFC championship game despite four earlier turnovers ...

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Call Titans ugly or gritty, they keep finding ways to win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Go ahead and pick against the Tennessee Titans. Count them out against the New England Patriots or call them the ugliest team left in the NFL playoffs. A franchise only two years removed from the NFL’s worst record over a two-season stretch cares only about winning. ”Our guys kind of like that role,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey ...

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Smith, Wright agree to 1-year deals with Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) Boston pitchers Carson Smith and Steven Wright, both coming off injuries, agreed to one-year contracts with the Red Sox that avoided salary arbitration. Smith missed most of the past two seasons while recovering from an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. Since he was acquired by the Red Sox, the reliever has appeared in eight games over ...

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High-tech Atlanta stadium a hit with fans after early woes

ATLANTA (AP) Mercedes-Benz Stadium is about to be on perhaps its largest national stage – Monday night’s College Football Playoff title game – and fans say Atlanta’s new $1.5 billion facility is living up to the hype despite a series of construction setbacks that delayed its opening. The game at the glitzy stadium features two teams that already have played ...

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Alabama vs. Georgia in all-SEC CFP championship game

ATLANTA (AP) No. 4 Alabama faces No. 3 Georgia in an all-Southeastern Conference College Football Playoff national championship game Monday night. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban tries to tie former Alabama coach Bear Bryant’s record six major poll national championships. Saban has led the Tide to four national championships since 2009, and the last three national championship games. Georgia, coached ...

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