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Kansas City Chiefs win AFC West title, topple Miami Dolphins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Quarterback Alex Smith surpassed the 4,000-yard passing mark for the first time in his 12-year career as the Chiefs clinched back-to-back AFC West titles for the first time in franchise history with a 29-13 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. Smith delivered again for the Chiefs’ offense in the best season of ...

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Portland Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard out at least two games

Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard will miss at least two games due to a hamstring injury. Lillard was already ruled out of Friday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets but will also sit out Saturday against the Los Angeles Lakers. Lillard injured the right hamstring during Wednesday’s loss to San Antonio after he took a knee to the ...

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Georgia Bulldogs LB Natrez Patrick enters drug program, out for 2018 CFP semifinal

Troubled Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick is entering a drug treatment program after violating his probation and will miss Georgia’s College Football Playoff semifinal game against Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl. Patrick was facing 30 days of jail time for the violation before the case was resolved Thursday. He will be admitted to an inpatient program in Augusta, Ga. Patrick was ...

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Xavier grinds out win vs. Marshall

CINCINNATI — Ninth-ranked Xavier’s victory over Marshall never was in serious doubt Tuesday night. Its biggest concern now is getting healthy before Friday’s game at Northern Iowa. Kerem Kanter scored 16 points and had a career-high 13 rebounds, and Tyrique Jones added 14 points and 11 boards to help Xavier overcame several key injuries to defeat Marshall 81-77 at the ...

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Atlanta Falcons dump Tampa Bay Buccaneers to stay in NFC South chase

TAMPA, Fla. — The Atlanta Falcons pulled within a game of the NFC South lead thanks to a 24-21 victory against the injury-plagued Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay kicker Patrick Murray was wide right on a 54-yard field-goal attempt as time expired. The defending NFC champion Falcons (9-5) would win the division title ...

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