What a Vikings win would mean for Super Bowl ticket prices

The face value of tickets to Super Bowl 52 ranges from $950 to $5,000, an increase from last season, Yahoo Sports is reporting, citing a source with intimate knowledge of this year’s Super Bowl ticket release.

But, as anyone familiar with buying tickets to sought-after events knows, that’s as good as it’s going to get.

According to police, once outside the stadium, Hendricks approached the mounted police officer and repeatedly punched the officer’s horse in the face, neck and shoulder. He also allegedly struck the officer in the legs.

Hendricks was arrested immediately by another officer and charged with aggravated assault, taunting a police animal, simple assault and defiant trespass.

According to court records cited by Philly.com, he was released Sunday after posting 10 percent of his $5,000 bail. A preliminary hearing has been set for Jan. 30.

Last year, the Falcons went to Super Bowl LI as the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. This year, they fell to third place in the NFC South and the last wild-card spot.

But now that Atlanta has survived the proverbial hangover it’s the only repeat playoff team in the conference the Falcons can’t be counted out to advance to another conference championship.

Remember when the Cleveland Browns finished 0-16? It was a special moment in history, and Browns fans rightfully took to the streets in celebration.

The duo’s 2017 success story reads like a buddy cop script—clearly a comedy. Diggs, 24, is a former five-star phenom from outside D.C., a camera darling with a flavor for F-bombs. Thielen, 27, was raised in northern Minnesota lake country (during a recent visit he offered this writer the use of his car while he was at a charity event—he’s that Minnesota), and after playing Division II ball almost became a dental equipment salesman. Occasionally he’ll let loose a goshdarnit or shoot.

But that bottle is no mistake. It’s actually part of a Space Jam Air Jordan XIs box, complete with a Blu-ray copy of the movie and a pair of shoes.

This isn’t anything new, though. Ramsey has had this bottle strategically placed in his locker throughout the regular season, as early as October.

Jalen Ramsey was called for one of the most bogus unsportsmanlike penalties we’ve seen

JuJu Smith-Schuster had a quiet first half against the Jaguars, but he made a smart play early in the third quarter that could have an impact later in the game.

Blocking Jalen Ramsey on a Le’Veon Bell touch, Smith-Schuster pushed Ramsey into Bell when he was out of bounds, leading to an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for Ramsey:

A few of those players have one thing in common: The Cincinnati Bengals.

Whitworth, 36, spent the first 11 seasons of his NFL career with the team and that meant six trips to the playoffs without a win. That’s the same way Harris and Peko got their six losses, and the way Tate got five of his six.

The offensive tackle got another crack at it when he joined the Rams in the offseason on a three-year, $33.75 million deal and Los Angeles went 11-5 to win the NFC West. But still no luck.

What once may have seemed like a high-scoring playoff affair will likely shift into an ugly, low-scoring game with the elements playing a factor, unlike in L.A. At this point, the Falcons should be totally fine trading a shootout for a drag-out fight.

There’s no doubt the Falcons battled an identity crisis like most teams that lose in the Super Bowl the true source of the so-called hangover. The fact that they’ve fought to replicate their 2016 success while pivoting 180 degrees from offense to defense prove they are a complete contender.

Now that they’ve stunned the Rams, it would surprise no one if they fly higher than the Eagles, too.

Fournette and the Jaguars face the Patriots on Sunday in the AFC championship in Foxborough, Mass.

Last week, in the Jags’ 45-42 AFC divisional playoff victory Sunday in Pittsburgh, he rushed for 166 yards and three TDs on 46 carries, despite sustaining an ankle injury that sidelined him briefly in the second quarter.

The Patriots have won six straight games against Tennessee, their longest winning streak against the franchise in team history. This includes a 17-14 home win in the Divisional Round of the playoffs Jan. 10, 2004.

New England is 9-1 at home in the playoffs since the 2011 season. No other team has more than five home wins in the postseason in that time.

The Titans are 5-6 in their last 11 road games (inc. playoffs), turning the ball over at least once in all 11 games, their longest streak since doing so in 18 straight games from Nov. 8, 1998-Oct. 22, 2000.patriots_089_a7f044ed422c9a59-180x180

Texans to hire Brian Gaine as new general manager, report says

The Texans are close to naming Bills vice president for player personnel Brian Gaine as their new general manager, according to NFL.com.

Rick Smith stepped away from the position of Texans GM after the season to care for his ailing wife. He also had some reported tension with head coach Bill O’Brien.

According to the report, Gaine was always a Houston favorite, having spent three years in the organization from 2014-16 as the Texans’ director of pro personnel and director of player personnel.

The Patriots scored 30+ points in a game seven times this season. Only the Eagles and Rams (nine) had more such games.

Tennessee outscored opponents 98-49 in the third quarters of games in 2017 (inc. playoffs). Their +49 differential is the third highest in the NFL.

In NFL playoff history, a quarterback age 40-or-older has only thrown for more than 100+ yards three times and 2+ touchdowns twice. In his postseason career, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is averaging 267.5 passing yards and 1.9 passing touchdowns.

The next night Altuve faced Aroldis Chapman, who throws the hardest fastball (100.0 mph) in the AL. Altuve, batting in the ninth inning of a tie game, smashed one of those 100-mph bullets to left for a single, then scored on a walk-off double by Correa, sliding home gleefully on the seat of his pants like a kid on a metal saucer down a snowy hill.

The Yankees got the message. For the rest of the series, covering 21 plate appearances, they dared throw him only 15 more four-seam fastballs—just seven in the strike zone.

Altuve devours fastballs. The harder they come in, the more he feasts on them. The average big league heater is 92.3 mph. The major league batting average on above-average fastballs (94 and above) is .254. Altuve hit .432 against them, including an astounding .529 in the postseason. Nobody in baseball was within 31 points of his mastery of velocity.

The conference champions will play in Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. Sportsbook.ag lists the Patriots as the futures favorite to win the big game at 10/11 (-110), followed by the Vikings at 2/1 (+200), the Eagles at 7/1 (+700) and the Jaguars at 8/1 (+800).

Interim GM Marty Hurney and coach Ron Rivera said Monday they believe the Panthers followed the protocol after Newton took a big hit in the fourth quarter of the 31-26 loss in New Orleans.

We did everything the right way, Hurney said (per the Charlotte Observer).

However, The Washington Post noted, in the wake of a joint NFL-NFLPA investigation into the handling of Texans QB Tom Savage’s concussione during the regular season, the league and union announced modifications to the protocol, one of which came into play Sunday regarding Newton: Any player who falls or stumbles after suffering a potential head injury must be be taken to the locker room for a concussion evaluation. A sideline evaluation in the medical tent is not sufficient, under the late-season rule change.patriots_039_a40c16664832efe5-180x180

Joe McKnight murder trial under way

The trial of Ronald Gasser, the man accused of killing former NFL running back Joe McKnight in a December 2016 road-rage incident, began Tuesday in New Orleans as potential jurors were questioned, NOLA.com reported.

Gasser, 56, is facing second-degree murder charges after he allegedly shot McKnight three times with a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun in the Terrytown suburb of New Orleans. If convicted under the charge, Gasser would face a mandatory life sentence.

The Falcons are better equipped to hold leads and make game-changing sacks and takeaways than they were a year ago.

Matt Ryan dropped off from his MVP campaign. His numbers and efficiency in the first year after Shanahan resembled his struggles in the first year with Shanahan, in 2015. His 20 TD passes were a career-low for a non-rookie season.

Honorable Mention: LeBron James averages a triple-double in the Finals, Devin Booker scores 70 points against the Celtics, Stephen Curry cashes in with a max contract, Charles Oakley gets dragged out of Madison Square Garden, Kobe Bryant gets two jerseys retired, Giannis Antetokounmpo gives the Raptors all they can handle, James Dolan dumps Phil Jackson, Carmelo Anthony finally leaves New York and Kristaps Porzingis blows up, Gordon Hayward picks Boston over Utah with a messy free agency rollout, Hayward suffers a gruesome injury on opening night, Joel Embiid hints at his dominant future with a career-high 46 points against the Lakers, and many, many others.

“This is a unique year,” says ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, who’s been covering the Big 12 since 2004. “At this point in time, I don’t think there’s a legitimate Final Four team, but what we have in this league from one to 10 is easily the most competitive, balanced grouping that I think I’ve seen probably since the league was formed in 1996.”

Shooting film is an often thankless job, and I always feel a little mean when I laugh at their misfortune — but this moment was sublime because not only did the cameraman fall, but he was SCREAMING the entire time like his life flashed before his eyes.

The only thing that could remotely make this better is if we had footage from that camera, and CBS HAD US COVERED!

And it’s even better in still form!

This is the most beautiful thing to happen in an otherwise ugly game. It’s poetry. It’s life. It’s perfection. Forget this game, this moment will be one of the greatest in football this season.

Bless you, Bills vs. Jaguars. Bless you, Bortles. Bless you, screaming cameraman.patriots_009_aaab70a52054958a-180x180

It’s only December, and somehow Manchester City is already all but assured of winning this year’s English Premier League title.

Led by Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva, the club only appears to be getting better—bad news if you’re a fan of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal or any other top flight club left in the dust by Pep Guardiola’s side.

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The callers would say something nice about Francesa, and then Francesa, in most cases, would reply with something less nice but still broadly gracious, and then he would move on to the next caller.

He made sure that he positioned himself front of a claustrophobic scrum of photographers, fans, and security guards that surrounded the field.Not surprising at all.A resume-enhancer of that caliber could easily land him on another NFL sideline after spending the past two seasons away from the professional game.

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Keenum piloted wins over Green Bay and Baltimore and Cleveland too, and then Bridgewater was healthy enough to return on Nov. 12 at Washington.

Case Keenum, quarterback, Minnesota. This is a weekly award, because this ridiculous Keenum had a day, again, in Atlanta: 25 of 30, for a season-high 83 percent, with two touchdowns and no picks, in the 14-9 win over Atlanta. But it is more than that. Eight Sundays ago the man GM Rick Spielman chose as his 2017 third-string quarterback—behind starter Sam Bradford and the starter-in-waiting coming back from a serious knee injury, Teddy Bridgewater—came in to the game at Chicago for a hobbled Bradford and beat the Bears.

It could be a while before his phone rings.There’s a good combination there.He wants to be a versatile defender, and he showed that late Monday night’s 129 loss.It’s time for the hate for Brees to stop!

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My sense is that Justice Sotomayor was would side with the sports leagues. Although unrelated, she once was said to have “saved baseball” with a decision ending the 1995 strike, and to have “saved the NFL” in a 2004 decision against Maurice Clarett that upheld the NFL’s rule requiring players to be three years removed from high school before being eligible for the draft. Unlike many of her colleagues today, I found her more on the side of the sports leagues.

That leaves three justices who, to me, did not truly show their hand. I had thought Justice Ginsberg, through a comment of hers in a dissenting opinion four years ago, would be solidly in the column of New Jersey, but she was hard to read, as was Justice Kagan, with pointed questions to each side. Justice Thomas did not ask any questions which, I am told, is standard operating procedure for him.

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Greg Millen thought he had an extension from the St. Louis Blues to celebrate at Christmas in 1989.

Instead, he was traded. So there he was, sitting in the living room with his family as a Quebec Nordiques executive brought logo-covered pajamas and gifts for his three young daughters to convince the goaltender to report to his new team.

”It was very close to Christmas when that happened,” Millen said. ”I think I reported right afterward on my own, which was very difficult. It was all during the holidays this was going on. That was a tough one.”

The very next year, on Dec. 21, 1990, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Rob Brown to the Hartford Whalers for Scott Young, and on Dec. 23, 1991, the Los Angeles Kings traded Corey Millen to the New York Rangers for Randy Gilhen.

No deals have been made that close to Christmas in the decades since thanks to an oddity in major North American professional sports: The NHL’s holiday roster freeze, which allows players to breathe easy for more than a week each December. Teams can’t trade, waive or loan players to the minors from Dec. 18 at 11:59 p.m. to Dec. 27 at 12:01 a.m., save for a few injury exceptions.

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The Steelers will have an extra week to get Antonio Brown healthy for the playoffs.

Pittsburgh earned a first-round bye in the postseason with a 34-6 win over the Texans on Monday at Houston’s NRG Stadium.

It was a complete win for the Steelers (12-3), who got big games from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le’Veon Bell, receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, cornerback Mike Hilton and defensive end Cam Heyward.

Roethlisberger went 20 of 29 for 226 yards, completing five passes to Bell for 28 yards and six to Smith-Schuster for 75 yards and a touchdown. Bell also ran for 69 yards on 14 carries and scored on a 10-yard run in the third quarter.

Hilton and Heyward led a stellar defensive effort as the Texans (4-11) were held to 227 yards of offense. Heyward had four tackles, two for loss, and a pair of sacks. Hilton, a first-year player from Ole Miss who had one career sack, forced a fumble and recorded a trio of sacks on Monday as the Steelers defense dropped Houston quarterbacks T.J. Yates and Taylor Heinicke a total of seven times.

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And – it does become a balancing act terms of deciding whether the value lies having a player with the NHL team a smaller role but benefiting from being at the highest level and immersed that big league culture on and off the ice, or whether he’s better off playing more minutes expanded situations the AHL.

To them staying together to this day is inspiration to me.chargers_024

Chicago answered right back with two quick goals.

“Goals are going to happen. You just have to find ways to make the saves at important times,” Smith said. “Big goal by (Giordano) in overtime there and we go into the new year feeling good about ourselves.”

The Flames took a 3-0 lead 1:05 seconds later with Gaudreau again orchestrating the setup, this time to Monahan in front, who snapped his nine-game goalless drought.

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Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks, and Taj Gibson added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves (23-14), who have won nine of their last 12.

Joe Young scored a career-high 20 points off the bench and Bojan Bogdanovic scored all of his 13 points in the third quarter as the Pacers (19-18) dropped their fourth straight, equaling their worst skid of the season. Indiana also lost four in a row in early November.

This time, the Pacers have been without guard Victor Oladipo, who averages a team-leading 24.9 points per game. He missed a third straight game with an injured right knee.

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Top QB prospects Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold declare for NFL Draft

USC quarterback Sam Darnold and UCLA QB Josh Rosen confirmed Wednesday they will enter the NFL Draft.

Rosen made his announcement to leave despite rumblings he would stay in school if the Browns secured the top pick. Cleveland clinched the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Christmas Eve. They secured the fourth overall pick on New Year’s Eve.

Carr was mostly ineffective in his fourth season as the Raiders’ starting QB. He looked gun-shy in his return from the leg fracture that cost him the end of the ’16 season, and a midseason back injury made this season even rougher. He also didn’t get much help from his wideouts as Amari Cooper and MIchael Crabtree disappointed. The disastrous change in offensive coordinator from Bill Musgrave to Todd Downing also was a big factor in the dysfunction.

The ninth-year rusher will receive treatment this week but won’t practice Wednesday and isn’t expected to be fully healthy by Sunday for the team’s first playoff game since 1999. Still, he is expected to be a game-time decision.

McCoy, 29, finished the regular season fourth in the league with 1,138 rushing yards on 287 attempts. He also scored six touchdowns rushing and two receiving.

Buffalo will travel to Jacksonville for a 1:05 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday in the AFC wild-card round.

CFL note: The British Columbia Lions have the rights to Johnny Manziel, but if they don’t get a call from the Montreal Alouettes, who just hired former Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman (who recruited Manziel to the Aggies), about a trade, it might be in their best interest to pass on the quarterback.

It was just the start of a playoff barrage that has seen Baez hit .333 and slug .500 with a team-high seven RBIs.•K-State had two former players on opening day rosters, as Beasley and McGruder debut for their respective teams on Oct.said Bellecomo, looking at his team.His ability to create offence and add excitement makes him and Laine must-see hockey.If he stays hot, it’s certainly possible for him to hit those bonuses for the second straight year.I didn’t win every individual battle.You’re a really shy kid.The ball’s moving.The Colts overcame a 21 first-half deficit and exorcised so demons by rallying for a 38 victory that sent them to Super Bowl XLI.KCBS The Dr.lions_240