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Titans confident with Mariota doing bit of everything

NFL Playoffs: Divisional Preview

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan says he kind of blacked out.

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Steelers prepping for heavy dose of Jacksonville’s run game

NFL Playoffs: Divisional Preview

PITTSBURGH — Technically it went into the scorebook as a 2-yard touchdown run.

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D-backs’ Delgado gets $2.25 million deal, avoids arbitration

MLB

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with Randall Delgado by agreeing to a $2.25 million, one-year contract with the right-handed reliever.

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Gruden welcomed back to Raiders 16 years after departure

NFL

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Jon Gruden finally decided the time was right to finish what he nearly achieved in his first stint in Oakland and deliver another Super Bowl title to the Raiders.

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Belichick ‘absolutely’ intends to return as Patriots coach

NFL Playoffs: Divisional Preview

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Under Bill Belichick, the New England Patriots have often thrived when inundated with scrutiny from outside of their locker room.

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Saints assert they’ve evolved considerably since Week 1

NFL Playoffs: Divisional Preview

METAIRIE, La. — For Saints coach Sean Payton and his players, it’s a bit of a stretch to call their return to Minnesota a rematch.

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Eagles aware of historic underdog status against Falcons

NFL Playoffs: Divisional Preview

PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz’s value to the Philadelphia Eagles is reflected clearly in a historic betting line.

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Saints hold off Panthers

NFL: Wildcard Weekend

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees passed for 376 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints held off Carolina’s late comeback bid to seal a 31-26 victory in their NFC wildcard game on Sunday.

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Jaguars advance after an ugly win

NFL: Wildcard Weekend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Blake Bortles never had a game like this. Not in college. Not in high school. Not in peewee football. Not even in the backyard against family and friends.

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Chen, Rippon, Zhou chosen for men's skating team

Olympics

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Two-time national champion Nathan Chen, veteran Adam Rippon and rising star Vincent Zhou were selected Sunday to represent the United States at the Pyeongchang Olympics next month.

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Dustin Johnson powers his way to win at Kapalua

PGA Tour

KAPALUA, Hawaii — Turns out the Sentry Tournament of Champions built the ideal trophy for Dustin Johnson. The 35-pound glass sculpture, embracing the essence of Maui, depicts a wave crashing on one side and a humpback whale on the other.

Reserves help Suns beat Thunder, again

NBA

PHOENIX — Dragan Bender and Josh Jackson were fourth overall picks in the draft: Bender in 2016, Jackson in 2017.

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Lundqvist, Zibanejad lead Rangers past Coyotes in shootout

NHL

GLENDALE — Henrik Lundqvist had gotten his team to the shootout, but the veteran goalie needed a moment to collect his thoughts as he stared down longtime former teammate Derek Stepan with the game and an additional point on the line.

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Rams schooled by Falcons in return to playoffs

NFL: Wildcard Weekend

LOS ANGELES — Well, that didn’t last long.

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Titans rally to beat Chiefs 22-21 in playoffs

NFL: Wildcard Weekend

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marcus Mariota did everything to help the Titans advance in the playoffs, throwing two touchdown passes, running for crucial first downs and providing the spark needed to rally from a 21-3 halftime hole.

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Spurs cruise past Suns 103-89

NBA

SAN ANTONIO — Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili each scored 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat Phoenix 103-89 on Friday night for their ninth straight win at home over the Suns.

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AP Source: Raiders to announce Gruden hiring next Tuesday

NFL

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders never really recovered from the decision to trade Jon Gruden to Tampa Bay 16 years ago.

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Patriots insist there’s no Kraft, Belichick, Brady rift

NFL

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — On the field, the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are right where they want to be heading into the postseason.

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Young’s NAZ Suns status in limbo after release by Wizards

NBA G League: Player Feature

Like so many others before him, it would’ve been easy for former Northern Arizona Suns power forward Mike Young to fall through society’s cracks.

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Fischer scores in OT, Coyotes win 3 of 6

NHL

GLENDALE — Christian Fischer scored off Jakob Chychrun’s rebound at 2:41 of overtime to give the Arizona Coyotes a 3-2 comeback victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

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Bills RB LeSean McCoy misses practice and listed day to day

NFL: Wildcard Weekend Preview

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Richie Incognito is so accustomed to people counting out the Bills this season, the veteran guard isn’t fazed by questions regarding injured running back LeSean McCoy’s uncertain status for Buffalo’s AFC wild-card playoff game at Jacksonville on Sunday.

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NFL rushing champ, Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt ready for playoff test

NFL: Wildcard Weekend Preview

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kareem Hunt has been running through challenges all season.

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Gary Harris scores 36 points, Nuggets beat Suns 134-111

NBA

DENVER — Gary Harris scored 28 of his 36 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets used a big third quarter to beat the Phoenix Suns 134-111 on Wednesday night.

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At 70, Rams’ Wade Phillips leads another dynamite defense

NFL: Wildcard Weekend Preview

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The Los Angeles Rams haven’t been to the playoffs in 13 years. Their roster has only six players with NFL postseason experience, and they’re led by the youngest head coach ever to earn a playoff berth.

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Cam Newton key to Panthers playoffs hopes vs. Saints

NFL: Wildcard Weekend Preview

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton said he lives for pressure-packed moments.