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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One way or another, the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will be won by a coach named Sean — with an Irish surname — who designs and calls plays for one of the most innovative and productive offenses in the NFL.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has been beating the odds since he was a teenager in the Philippines stuffing his pockets with metal at weigh-ins so he wouldn't look like a 98-pound weakling.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Kansas City Chiefs' bandwagon, enthralled by their record-setting young quarterback and exciting playmakers and hopeful their amiable old coach can finally win the big one.

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is launching a new smartphone app, “TWRA on the Go,” with enhanced features to make it easier to hunt, fish, boat, and enjoy wildlife.

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Fayetteville’s Kevin Keele accepts a $50 gift card after being the Redemption Week Winner in the Ultimate Football Contest, presented by The Times and sister papers in the area. Presenting the card is Lucy Williams, editor and publisher of the EVT.

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JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jason Burnell scored a career-high 30 points — including the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime — and Jacksonville State used the extra session to pull away from Belmont for a 91-80 win Thursday night.

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU junior point guard Jaylen Fisher will miss the rest of this season because of ongoing issues with his surgically repaired right knee and he will not return to the program next season.

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Jerry Johnson Jr. scored 15 points and Kenny Easley had a double-double and made two free throws for the final margin in Chattanooga's 73-70 win over Mercer on Thursday night.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Donovan Sims scored 24 points and Antonio Green added 21 and Middle Tennessee ended UTSA's seven-game win streak beating the Roadrunners 89-86 on Thursday night.

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Daivien Williamson scored 23 points and Mladen Armus blocked the potential tying shot in the closing seconds and East Tennessee State held on to defeat VMI 85-82 on Thursday night for its eighth straight win.

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stokley Chaffee Jr. scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half and grabbed eight rebounds and Tennessee State defeated Tennessee Tech 79-62 on Thursday night, splitting the season series.

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University ousted its interim president on Thursday, a week ahead of his scheduled departure, as the school stepped up efforts to finally move beyond the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes wants to make sure his third-ranked Volunteers avoid complacency after winning their first four Southeastern Conference games by a combined margin of 100 points.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The even-keeled executive with the crisp suit and winning smile stood inside the mostly empty Kansas City Chiefs locker room, his team having just won a home playoff game for the first time in 25 years.

The Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have reached a multi-agency agreement to provide continued funding for three federal fish hatcheries that have stocked waters in Georgia and Tennessee with millions of trout.

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Fayetteville Parks and Recreation youth softball/baseball registration is set for Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 17, 2019--HyperX ®, the gaming division of Kingston ® Technology Company, Inc., today announced that it has been named the exclusive peripheral and internals partner of Complexity Gaming, one of North America’s most elite and longest standing esp…

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DETROIT (AP) — The former governor brought in to help Michigan State University recover from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal resigned Wednesday as the school's interim president amid backlash over his comments about some of the ex-sports doctor's victims.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of them is a sixth-round pick who married a supermodel, became one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and is still going strong well past his 41st birthday.

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PARIS (AP) — The crooked tennis players knew him as "Maestro." To European investigators, the Armenian based in Belgium is emerging as the suspected ringleader of an organized gambling syndicate suspected of fixing hundreds of matches and paying off more than 100 players from around Europe.

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ATLANTA (AP) — A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl.

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HONOLULU (AP) — Steve Stricker came to Hawaii for two weeks of work, just like the old days, but with a twist. Instead of starting at the winners-only field at Kapalua and then going over to the Sony Open, he started at the Sony Open and heads to the winners-only field on the Big Island for …

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Posts circulating on social media Tuesday quoted Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence after the team's visit to the White House as saying: "President Trump got all our favorite foods. It was the best meal we ever had. Then we go and see the coastal elite media trashing it for not being organi…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao's house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his massive entourage waited for the fighter to take the first bite.

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DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 15, 2019--INDYCAR announced today during the North American International Auto Show that global information technology and communications leader NTT has signed a multi-year agreement to become the IndyCar Series Title Partner. In addition, NTT becomes the Offici…

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Luke Walton began a wellness program for his Lakers coaching staff. Steve Kerr reached out to Steve Clifford after each spent significant time away from the sideline because of debilitating headaches and other symptoms.