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Australian Open
Naomi Osaka won the first five games on the way to a 6-3, 6-3 victory.

With Novak Djokovic gone, Naomi Osaka starts her Australian Open defense with a victory

Osaka’s return to action has been overshadowed by Djokovic. 2 hours ago

afc playoffs | chiefs 42, steelers 21
Chiefs offensive lineman Nick Allegretti (left) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass in the third quarter against the Steelers.

Patrick Mahomes throws five touchdown passes, Chiefs roll into playoff rematch with Bills

Kansas City scored on six straight possessions during the middle part of the game, and shut down Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the Pittsburgh offense. 2 hours ago

SONY OPEN
This was a two-man race all along between Hideki Matsuyama (left) and Russell Henley (center) and even if it looked to be a runaway at the turn.

Hideki Matsuyama rallies to claim Sony Open win over Russell Henley

The eighth career PGA Tour victory for Matsuyama tied him with K.J. Choi for most tour victories by an Asian-born player.

SUNDAY'S SCHOOLS ROUNDUP

Attleboro boys’ basketball battles in second half, finally takes care of Bishop Feehan

Despite 17 first-half turnovers, the No. 18 Bombardiers (6-2) prevailed behind senior Alvin Harrison's 17 points against the crosstown rival Shamrocks.

Ben Volin | On Football
Tom Brady won his 35th career playoff game on Sunday against Philadelphia, and made Jalen Hurts the 28th different quarterback he's outdueled in the postseason across 21 years as a starter.

Wild card in review: The Patriots lost, but two of their old quarterbacks keep on rolling

Tom Brady will get a home game next weekend, and Jimmy Garoppolo will travel to Green Bay for a date with the No. 1 seeded Packers, with a potential Bucs-Niners NFC Championship game showdown fun to dream about.

NFC PLAYOFFS | 49ERS 23, COWBOYS 17
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo celebrates the 49ers' victory over the Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.

Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers hang on as time runs out on Cowboys

Deebo Samuel ran for a touchdown for San Francisco, which will face Green Bay next weekend, while Dak Prescott's miscue thwarted a last-ditch Dallas comeback.

SPORTS LOG
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz's, front left, decision to end the alumni advisory committee came shortly after its leader, former offensive lineman David Porter, suggested it was time for Iowa to part ways with Ferentz.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz disbands diversity group after call for his dismissal

the university hired the Husch Blackwell law firm to review the program after dozens of former players, most of them Black, spoke out on social media to allege racial disparities and mistreatment.

Gary Washburn | On basketball
Al Horford has struggled to score this season but the Celtics need his touch around the rim and they need him to hit open 3-pointers.

Celtics need Al Horford to revitalize his shooting game

He scored 15 points against the Bulls Saturday, his first double-digit scoring output in 10 games.