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  Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

The seven-time Grammy Award-winner says she's proud to use her voice to "unite and represent our country" in her hometown of Atlanta.

It’s official: Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show

Saints rally past Eagles 20-14, will host NFC title game

Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28

Gurley, Rams run through Cowboys, advance with 30-22 victory

Chiefs roll past Colts 31-13 to reach AFC title game

Tim Tebow is engaged to former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

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No. 2 Clemson dominates top-ranked Alabama 44-16

Ticket prices slump for Alabama-Clemson national championship game

WWE Hall of Famer ‘Mean Gene’ Okerlund dies at 76

Cincinnati rallies past Virginia Tech 35-31 in Military Bowl

Offseason of change awaits Packers after another losing year

Dominant rebounding leads Rutgers to upset of No. 4 Maryland

Nick Foles will start for Eagles vs. Bears

Nick Foles will start at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles despite a chest injury when the defending Super Bowl champions play the Chicago Bears in an NFC wild-card game next Sunday

Falcons fire 3 top assistant coaches following 7-9 finish

Falcons fire offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel , special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong after 7-9 finish

Duke remains No. 1 in AP Top 25 poll; Kentucky rises to 13th

Duke remains atop an AP Top 25 poll with few major changes after a light Christmas-week schedule of games

Cardinals fire Steve Wilks after 1 season as head coach

The Arizona Cardinals have fired Steve Wilks after just one season as head coach

Mayweather stops Nasukawa in 1st round, flooring him 3 times

Bengals fire coach Marvin Lewis after 16th season

Dolphins fire Gase after 7-9 season; Tannenbaum demoted

Broncos fire Vance Joseph after 11-21 mark over 2 years

Browns open wide coaching search; Williams first interview

Colts earn playoff spot; Luck remains perfect vs. Titans

Playoff-bound Eagles get scare with chest injury to Foles

The Philadelphia Eagles were down to their third-string quarterback at the end of their playoff-clinching victory over the Washington Redskins

Towns has huge night, Minnesota tops Miami 113-104

Towns dominates with 34 points and 18 rebounds, and Minnesota tops Miami 113-104

Towns has huge night, Minnesota tops Miami 113-104

Towns dominates with 34 points and 18 rebounds, and Minnesota tops Miami 113-104

Jets fire coach Todd Bowles after 4 seasons with no playoffs

The New York Jets have fired coach Todd Bowles after four seasons, ending a disappointing tenure that began with plenty of promise but finished with lots of losses and no playoff appearances

Leonard scores 27 as Raptors beat Bulls 95-89

Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat Chicago 95-89 on Sunday night, their seventh straight win over the Bulls

Ravens squeeze past Browns 26-24 to earn AFC North tile

The Baltimore Ravens squeezed past the Browns and into the playoffs, using two rushing touchdowns by rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson and a late defensive stand to beat Cleveland 26-24 and claim the AFC North title

Goff throws 4 TDs, Rams grab bye with 48-32 win over Niners

Brandin Cooks and Josh Reynolds caught two touchdown passes apiece from Jared Goff, and the Los Angeles Rams secured a first-round playoff bye with a 48-32 victory over the San Francisco 49ers

Steelers edge Bengals 16-13 but miss out on playoffs

Ben Roethlisberger passed for 287 yards and a touchdown, newly acquired kicker Matt McCrane booted three field goals and the Pittsburgh Steelers edged the Cincinnati Bengals 16-13 on Sunday

Pedal-down Bears keep Vikings out of playoffs with 24-10 win

Pedal-down Bears rumble into playoffs, keep Vikings out with 24-10 victory to finish 12-4

Buccaneers fire coach Dirk Koetter after 3 seasons

Dirk Koetter has been fired as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Chargers beat Broncos 23-9 despite feeble offense

The playoff-bound Los Angeles Chargers didn't exactly have a smooth final audition with a 23-9 win over the Denver Broncos

Foles leads Eagles past Redskins 24-0, into playoffs

Nick Foles did it again, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 24-0 victory over the Redskins and the defending Super Bowl champions earned the NFC's final wild-card berth when Chicago beat the Vikings on Sunday

Chiefs romp past Raiders 35-3 to clinch AFC West, No. 1 seed

The Chiefs finally clinched their third consecutive AFC West title and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs with a 35-3 whitewash of the Oakland Raiders

Ravens win AFC North, Eagles, Colts get wild cards

The playoff chase went down to the final minutes of the season when Baltimore squeezed in as AFC North winner, and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia got some help to secure an NFC wild card

Texans clinch AFC South title with 20-3 win over Jaguars

Deshaun Watson threw for 234 yards and ran for a touchdown, DeAndre Hopkins had 147 yards receiving and the Houston Texans clinched the AFC South title with a 20-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars

Patriots beat Jets 38-3, clinch 1st-round bye, No. 2 seed

Tom Brady threw for three first-half touchdowns and the New England Patriots clinched their ninth straight first-round bye in the playoffs with a 38-3 victory over the New York Jets

Lions beat up on Packers 31-0; Rodgers suffers concussion

Matthew Stafford threw for 266 yards and two scores to T.J. Jones, kicker Matt Prater tossed a touchdown pass and the Detroit Lions ended a beleaguered season with a 31-0 win over the Green Bay Packers

No. 2 Michigan pulls away for 74-52 win over Binghamton

Iggy Brazdeikis scores 14 of his 21 points in 2nd half, No. 2 Michigan pulls away for 74-52 victory over Binghamton

TOP 25 REWIND: No. 16 Kentucky finding a groove for SEC play

No. 16 Kentucky is finding a groove with three straight wins against power-conference opponents

Man City, Man United rediscover old selves in EPL wins

Manchester City finally looked like Premier League title challengers again, just in time for this week's crucial top-of-the-table clash against Liverpool

Blow for Premier League as Dinnage pulls out of CEO role

The English Premier League says its new chief executive has pulled out of the job before even taking up the position

Pogba leads resurgent Man United to 4-1 win over Bournemouth

Paul Pogba scored another two goals and added an assist as Manchester United continued its resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a free-flowing 4-1 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Latest: Colts lead Titans at the half 17-10

The Indianapolis Colts lead the Tennessee Titans 17-10 at halftime in the race for the AFC's final playoff spot. Andrew Luck has thrown for 196 yards and two touchdowns compared to Blaine Gabbert who has 73 yards passing for the Titans

Shockers: Richt retires, Diaz takes over at Miami

Miami Stunners: Manny Diaz replacing Mark Richt as coach of the Hurricanes

Lopsided games, schedule drag down CFP television ratings

Television ratings for College Football Playoff on ESPN drop from last season, dragged down by lopsided games and not being playing on New Year's Day

Return to sender: Federer looking forward to Serena's serve

Roger Federer's wish is about to be granted _ he's getting the chance to return Serena Williams' powerful serve

Plenty of playoff implications going into Week 17

There are plenty of playoff implications heading into the final day of the NFL's regular season

Manchester City ends losing streak, beats Southampton 3-1

Manchester City got its faltering Premier League title defense back on track with a 3-1 win at Southampton on Sunday thanks to two quick goals just before halftime

Amanda Nunes KOs Cyborg in 51 seconds, Jones wins at UFC 232

Amanda Nunes has knocked out Cris "Cyborg" Justino just 51 seconds into the first round at UFC 232

Decision time for Murray: Football, baseball or both?

If this was Kyler Murray's football finale, the Oklahoma quarterback turned in a gem

No. 1 Alabama beats No. 4 Oklahoma 45-34 to reach title game

Tua Tagovailoa threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns and No. 1-ranked Alabama beat No. 4 Oklahoma 45-34 in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Orange Bowl

Stars blast Red Wings 5-1 day after CEO rips Benn, Seguin

Alexander Radulov scored twice and Dallas routed the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 a night after the Stars' front office ripped captain Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin by saying the high-priced forwards were underperforming for a team falling short of expectations

Erne scores tiebreaker late, Lightning beat Canadiens 6-5

Adam Erne scored twice in the third period, including the go-ahead goal with 1:02 left, and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning extended their point streak to 14 games with a 6-5 victory over the Montreal Canadiens

Wizards beat Hornets 130-126, lose Wall for season

Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and was one of seven Washington players in double figures as the Wizards defeated the Charlotte Hornets 130-126 on Saturday amid news five-time All-Star guard John Wall will have season-ending surgery

Harden scores 41, Rockets beat Pelicans 108-104

James Harden scored 41 points, becoming the first NBA player since Oscar Robertson to record at least 35 points and five assists in seven consecutive games, to power the Houston Rockets to a 108-104 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans

Notre Dame title drought extends with another big bowl loss

No. 3 Notre Dame has seen its national championship drought reach three decades after a 30-3 loss in the Cotton Bowl

Banton helps Western Kentucky beat No. 15 Wisconsin 83-76

Dalano Banton nearly had a triple-double and Western Kentucky rode the freshman to an 83-76 win over No. 15 Wisconsin

Lawrence lights up Notre Dame, No. 2 Clemson cruises 30-3

Trevor Lawrence threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson beat No. 3 Notre Dame 30-3 in the Cotton Bowl to reach the College Football Playoff championship game for the third time in four seasons

Princeton stuns No. 17 Arizona State 67-66

Richmond Aririguzoh sank two free throws with 24.8 seconds remaining and Princeton held on to stun No. 17 Arizona State 67-66 on Saturday a week after the Sun Devils had beaten then-No. 1 Kansas on the same floor

Pats' Julian Edelman fined $63,504 for 3 roughing instances

New England receiver Julian Edelman has been fined $63,504 for three separate instances of unnecessary roughness in a win over Buffalo, only one of which was penalized

Nevada beats Arkansas State 16-13 in OT at Arizona Bowl

Reagan Roberson bulldozed through one tackler and dove into the end zone on an 11-yard catch-and-run in overtime, lifting Nevada over Arkansas State 16-13 in the Arizona Bowl

No. 16 Kentucky tops Louisville 71-58 in Bluegrass rivalry

Herro scores 24, No. 16 Kentucky rolls past Louisville 71-58 in Bluegrass rivalry

Wizards say John Wall will have season-ending surgery

Wizards say guard John Wall's season is over, and he'll have season-ending surgery on his left heel

Peach Bowl: Gators rout Michigan 41-15 to cap comeback year

Lamical Perine's 2 TDs help No. 10 Florida crush No. 8 Michigan 41-15 in Peach Bowl

Perkins, Zaccheaus lead Virginia over South Carolina 28-0

Bryce Perkins threw three touchdown passes to Olamide Zaccheaus, Virginia's defense dominated and the Cavaliers beat South Carolina 28-0 in the Belk Bowl for their first bowl win since 2005

The Latest: It's Round 4 for Clemson-Alabama in title game

Clemson-Alabama squaring off once again for national championship

No. 3 Vols trounce Tennessee Tech 96-53 for 7th straight win

No. 3 Tennessee trounces Tennessee Tech 96-53 for 7th consecutive victory

Firmino helps rampant Liverpool open 9-point lead in EPL

Liverpool overwhelmed Arsenal's meek challenge in a 5-1 victory at Anfield to claim a ninth straight Premier League win and open a nine-point lead at the top of the standings

Mayweather promises entertainment, not a knockout, in Japan

Floyd Mayweather is promising entertainment when he fights Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in three rounds of exhibition boxing on New Year's Eve, but not necessarily a knockout

American Mikaela Shiffrin wins record 36th World Cup slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin has become the most successful female slalom skier in the 52-year history of the World Cup by winning the last race of 2018

Lou's 36 send Clips past Lakers 118-107 in 1st clash of year

Lou Williams scored a season-high 36 points and the Clippers scored 22 consecutive points during the second half of a 118-107 victory over the depleted Lakers

College Football Playoff: Alabama, Clemson again for title

Alabama and Clemson meeting in College Football Playoff for 4th season in a row _ the 3rd time for national title

Minshew leads Washington State past Iowa State, 28-26.

Gardner Minshew II threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score and No. 12 Washington State stopped No. 25 Iowa State on a late two-point conversion in a 28-26 victory in the Alamo Bowl

Davis, Pelicans hold off Doncic-led Mavs 114-112

Anthony Davis hit a go-ahead, fall-away jumper with 43.9 seconds left and scored a season-high 48 points to outduel rookie Luka Doncic and lift the New Orleans Pelicans over the Dallas Mavericks 114-112

Vucevic has 30 points, 20 boards; Magic routs Raptors 116-87

Nikola Vucevic had 30 points and 20 rebounds and the Orlando Magic snapped a four-game losing streak with a 116-87 rout of the Toronto Raptors on Friday night

Syracuse tops West Virginia in Camping World Bowl, 34-18

Syracuse caps first 10-win season since 2001 with a 34-18 win over West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl

In Vegas or LA, UFC 232 is a dynamite show to fans, fighters

Dana White knew the UFC would take some pretty big hits when he moved UFC 232 from Las Vegas to Southern California on six days' notice

Dallas Stars CEO rips high-priced Benn, Seguin as 'terrible'

Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites ripped captain Jamie Benn and fellow high-priced forward Tyler Seguin, telling two media outlets their play has been "terrible" and saying owner Tom Gaglardi was frustrated as well