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CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Foles hit Golden Tate with a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining against the NFL's stingiest defense, lifting the Philadelphia Eagles over the Chicago Bears 16-15 in the final wild-card game Sunday.,CHARGERS 23, RAVENS 17 read more

The Dallas quarterback found a way to get there, and get his first playoff victory two years after a sensational rookie season ended in disappointment.,The win for the Cowboys (11-6) was the first for Elliott and Prescott after losing a divisional game in their playoff debut as first-year stars two years ago.,Dallas' defense, ranked in the top 10 most of the season, stifled the NFL's No. 1 rushing offense and mostly kept quarterback Russell Wilson under control and handed him his first loss in four wild-card games.,Prescott, the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2016 when the Cowboys lost to Green Bay at home as the top seed in the NFC, threw for 226 yards, and his sneak for what appeared to be a clinching score because Dallas burned more than five minutes while taking 24-14 lead.,After Wilson ran for 4 yards for a touchdown and Mike Davis' 2-point conversion run put Seattle up 14-10 late in the third quarter, Prescott led a 67-yard drive to put the Cowboys back in front for good.

— An officer responded to a two-vehicle crash on North Lincoln Avenue at East State Street at 1:51 p.m. Thursday in which a southbound vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle stopped at the traffic light.,— Police responded to a 2800 block East State Street business at 5:57 p.m. Thursday in reference to an irate customer and found a woman who admitted yelling at an employee regarding service to her mother.,— Officers responded to a 100 block North Ellsworth Avenue business at 6:04 p.m. Thursday in reference to a possible domestic dispute between a man and woman and found both individuals outside the business.,— Ruth A. Evans, 76, Salem, was cited for failure to control following a two-vehicle crash on South Broadway Avenue near East Wilson Street at 8:44 p.m. Thursday in which she was northbound and struck a legally parked vehicle.,— At approximately 8:22 a.m. Dec. 29, officers responded to the 200 block of Glenwood Avenue in East Palestine to assist the East Palestine Police Department with a domestic dispute complaint.

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Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans, Saturday, 4:35 p.m Eastern Time read more

The Pro Football Hall of Fame released its 15 modern-era finalists for the Class of 2019 on Thursday, and among the esteemed group of gridiron stars were a trio of Louisiana Sports Hall of Famers.,Former LSU offensive line standouts Alan Faneca and Kevin Mawae and Louisiana native Ed Reed made the list of modern-era finalists.,Joining that trio is Louisiana native and former LSU great Johnny Robinson as this year’s senior finalist.,The other modern-era finalists include Kansas City and Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez, St. Louis Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce, Indianapolis and Arizona running back Edgerrin James, Denver safety Steve Atwater, Washington and Denver cornerback Champ Bailey, New England cornerback Ty Law, Tampa Bay and Denver safety John Lynch, Jacksonville offensive tackle Tony Boselli, Seattle and Minnesota offensive guard Steve Hutchinson, New England defensive lineman Richard Seymour, St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Chargers coach Don Coryell and Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders coach Tom Flores.,Robinson, a Delhi native who was an All-State tennis, baseball and football player at University Lab School in Baton Rouge (his father Dub Robinson coached the LSU tennis team), played on LSU’s 1958 national championship football team, played his entire pro career for the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs of the AFL, winning championships in 1962, 1966 and 1969.

According to Pro Football Focus, James graded out as the fifth-best safety during the regular season, including second in pass coverage.,James' run-stopping and pass-rushing skills will be needed against the Ravens, who come into the game ranked second in the league in rushing.,James is the 13th-best safety against the run, according to Pro Football Focus, and eighth in pass rushing.,With both teams likely not changing their strategy from two weeks ago, James likes the fact the Ravens are focused on the run.,The first two times were in college when James was at Florida State and Jackson was at Louisville.

With that in mind, time for some reckless speculation about where Brown could possibly fit both within cap requirements and team needs.,Brown will have a cap hold of $22.1 million next season and if the Steelers were to trade him prior to June 1st, they would have over $21 million in dead money on the cap next year.,New York Jets

The Jets also had a player immediately begin “recruiting” Brown with safety Jamal Adams tweeting at the wide receiver after all of the news broke.,Indianapolis Colts read more

It would provide a great opportunity for some new rules/idea to be experimented with and implemented, such as but not limited to:

–A game without referees read more

LOS ANGELES, CA — Tribune Broadcasting television stations -- including KTLA5 in Los Angeles -- went dark on Charter Communications/Spectrum cable services Wednesday amid a contract dispute over the cost for the cable company to carry the channels.,In Los Angeles, KTLA went black on Spectrum cable shortly after 2 p.m., which was the expiration time of the previous contract for Spectrum to carry Tribune stations.,"We've offered Spectrum fair market rates for our top-rated local news, live sports and high-quality entertainment programming, and similarly fair rates for our cable network, WGN America," he said.,Charter Communications, however, has foisted blame for the dispute on Tribune Broadcasting, saying the media company is demanding the cable system pay triple the amount for the same programming it already carries.,According to Tribune Broadcasting, the blackout affects roughly 6 million cable customers who had access to local Tribune stations, while 14 million customers lost access to WGN America, the company's basic cable network.