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Alabama's season marred by vulnerable defense

Alabama coach Nick Saban's team fell short of the national championship game and a shot at its fourth title in six years. The group might actually have overachieved in winning 12 games and the Southeastern Conference title simply because of a defense and offensive line that weren't as dominant as they had been in recent years.

Newton, defense lead Panthers past Cardinals

The Carolina Panthers held the Arizona Cardinals to 78 yards and forced three turnovers in a 27-16 win, the franchise's first postseason victory in nine years.

Romo back, Stafford seeks playoff win in Cowboys-Lions

Tony Romo's first playoff game in five years is a second chance for the quarterback on the other side, Detroit's Matthew Stafford.

Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year: No. 1: Michael Sam announces he is gay

Michael Sam brought significant media attention to Missouri when he came out publicly, bidding to become the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL. 

LeBron to miss 2 weeks with knee, back injuries

The Cavaliers' superstar has logged more than 41,000 minutes in his career, racking up plenty of mileage on his 30-year-old body.

Trust is hard to come by for wild-card teams

Each team playing on wild-card weekend has major questions.

Capitals score late, beat Blackhawks in Winter Classic

The Winter Classic was a thrill for the host Washington Capitals, who beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on New Year's Day.

Winter Classic shares New Year's with new College Football Playoff

The NHL's annual showcase has been able to establish a beachhead on New Year's Day in part because college football essentially abandoned what used to be its biggest day, populating it with run-of-the-mill bowl games and saving the big ones for later.

Weber's 2 goals lead Predators over Blues 3-2

The Blues lost for the fifth time in six games despite the return of No. 1 goalie Brian Elliott.

Royals' Gordon has surgery, should be ready for 2015 season

The outfielder needed work done on his right wrist.

Blues' Brodeur earns NHL record 125th shutout

The veteran only needed to stop 16 shots in the 3-0 St. Louis win.

NFL's 'Black Monday' produces quick casualties

The Jets and Bears both fired their coaches and general managers, while the Falcons also canned their coach.

Harbaugh, Michigan talk coaching job

The former 49ers coach left that position after winning his final game with the team Sunday.

 

Chiefs, Chargers both miss out on postseason

The 9-7 Chiefs were close to a second consecutive playoff berth, but ultimately they let too many chances slip away during the season.

 

Chiefs beat Chargers 19-7, but both teams miss playoffs

Chase Daniel threw for 157 yards without an interception in the Chiefs' win.

Seattle beats Rams 20-6, clinches No. 1 seed

For the second straight season, the road through the NFC playoffs will go through Seattle.

Daley, Demers lead Stars over Blues 4-3

The Blues have now lost four consecutive games.

Chase Daniel to start at QB for Kansas City

Former Missouri star Chase Daniel will start for the Chiefs in a must-win regular-season finale Sunday against the Chargers.

Seattle tries to wrap up NFC West title vs. Rams

The teams faced the same scenario in Week 17 last year, before the Seahawks went on to win the Super Bowl.

Sam: Coming out was right thing to do

The documentary on Sam will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network at 8 p.m. Saturday.

 

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