Saints top Eagles…Pats blast Bolts…A’s talking with Heisman winner Murray…Day 1 down under

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Original Orleans Saints are motivate in the NFC title sport following a 10-year absence and will host the Los Angeles Rams subsequent Sunday. The Saints trailed 14-0 till Drew Brees (breez) engineered scoring drives of 92, seventy 9 and 67 yards of their 20-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Michael Thomas had 12 receptions for 171 yards, alongside side a two-yard scoring have interaction that put the Saints ahead late in the third quarter.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Original England Patriots will be making their eighth consecutive look in the AFC title sport when they rush to the Chiefs in Kansas Metropolis subsequent Sunday. Sony Michel scored three touchdowns and won most of his 129 yards while the Patriots had been building a 35-7 halftime lead in a 41-28 trouncing of the Los Angeles Chargers. James White tied Darren Sproles’ NFL postseason list with 15 catches, and Julian Edelman contributed 9 receptions for 151 yards.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Main League Baseball met Sunday with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, in line with an particular particular person with enlighten files of the session. The meeting came a day earlier than the Oklahoma quarterback’s sever-off date to enter the NFL draft. Oakland executives remained confident as recently because the baseball iciness conferences final month in Las Vegas that Murray would file to spring training this year and pursue baseball.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal is motivate in competition after a protracted layoff attributable to damage. It’s bask in he’s been there all alongside. Second-seeded Nadal began off the Australian delivery with a 5-4, 6-3, 7-5 glean over Australian wild-card entry James Duckworth. Fifth-seeded Kevin Anderson also superior. Females’s second seed Angelique Kerber is thru to the second round with a 6-2, 6-2 glean over Polona Hercog. Maria Sharapova wished perfect 63 minutes to beat British qualifier Harriet Creep 6-0, 6-0. Fifth seed Sloane Stephens also won.

HONOLULU (AP) — Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur) blew a two-stroke lead with three early bogeys earlier than closing with a 4-beneath 66 to glean the PGA’s Sony Launch by four strokes over Andrew Punam. The 2 had been tied with 5 holes final earlier than Putnam bogeyed 14 and Kuchar adopted with two straight birdies for a 22-beneath entire in his second victory of the season. Putnam closed with a 68 and moved into the pinnacle 50 for the first time in his profession.

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