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Golf

Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed both at 6 under after first round in Dubai, which could set up an intriguing showdown

McIlroy and Reed, an LIV golfer, are not seeing eye to eye and they could be in the same group in the third round. 11 minutes ago

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Brock Purdy is taking a page from the Tom Brady story, and other thoughts

A young QB selected low in the draft takes over for an injured starter in midseason and takes his team on a long winning streak deep into the playoffs. Sound familiar?

sports betting

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

Betting on sports will be legal in Massachusetts beginning January 31.

Figure skating

Isabeau Levito eyes first US title, leads after women’s short program in US Figure Skating Championship

The 15-year-old holds a razor-thin lead over two-time national champion Bradie Tennell.

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.