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Golf

Tee-tossing Patrick Reed fares better than Rory McIlroy after delayed start in Dubai

Reed and McIlroy traded verbal blows Wednesday after an interaction — of sorts — at the practice range.

Figure skating

World pairs champs Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier dazzle on first day of the US Figure Skating Championships

Knierim and Frazier led second-place tandem Emily Chan and Spencer Howe by more than 15 points after the short program.

NFL

49ers-Eagles NFC Championship matchup has old-school feel, and skilled playmakers

The defenses are ranked 1-2 in the NFL and the offenses feature standout performers.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Full-cut, high-velocity tennis will be on display in Australian Open women’s final

Elena Rybakina, the reigning Wimbledon champion from Kazakhstan, and Aryna Sabalenka, the No. 5 seed in Melbourne are both 6-footers from Eastern Europe with thunderous first serves and fast-paced groundstrokes.

NFL

Jets hire Nathaniel Hackett to run the offense, possibly opening the door for Aaron Rodgers to join team

The former Broncos coach was Green Bay's offensive coordinator from 2019-21 with Rodgers as the quarterback.

NFL

49ers running back Christian McCaffrey misses another practice, but vows to play Sunday

McCaffrey said he will go through walkthroughs and go over the plays with his running backs coaches.

NFL

Panthers get their coach, agreeing on a four-year deal with Frank Reich

Reich was chosen among nine candidates, including interim coach Steve Wilks and former Saints coach Sean Payton.

sports business

From parlays to how to place a bet, here’s your guide to sports betting in Massachusetts

Betting on sports will become legal in Massachusetts next Tuesday, and the state's three casinos will be ready to take your wagers.