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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. 1 hour ago

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. 1 hour ago

Mr. Hall coached the Wildcats for 13 seasons.

Joe B. Hall, longtime Kentucky men’s basketball coach, dies at 93

Following the legendary Adolph Rupp, Mr. Hall coached Kentucky to an NCAA tournament championship and took the Wildcats to the Final Four three times.

UFC
Calvin Kattar put on one of the best performances of his career in his return to the Octagon.

Methuen’s Calvin Kattar showed he’s still a threat with dominating win

Kattar swept all five rounds in a unanimous decision win over the streaking Giga Chikadze.

Tennis
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic loses final bid to stay in Australia, and won’t be able to play in Australian Open

Novak Djokovic’s hopes of playing at the Australian Open were dashed Sunday after a court dismissed the top-ranked tennis star’s appeal against a deportation order.

SONY OPEN
So much depends on Russell Henley, who dropped two shots and made enough birdies to keep his distance Saturday as he goes for his second win at the Sony Open.

Russell Henley holds off Hideki Matsuyama to take two-shot lead at Sony Open

This is hardly a two-man race at Waialae, a course with a history of players coming out of the pack with something in the low 60s.

Sports Log
Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez.

Death of Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez ruled a suicide

The Tarrant County (Texas) medical examiner’s office released the finding on Thursday, three days after the 28-year-old’s body was found.

A security personnel stands guard at the entrance to Shougang Park ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. Beijing said it will conduct the winter games in a so-called “closed loop”, with participants only allowed to move between Olympic venues and other related facilities, and to use designated transport services. Photographer: Andrea Verdelli/Bloomberg

Beijing reports Omicron case 3 weeks before Winter Olympics

Beijing reported the city’s first case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, adding pressure on authorities to stem a potential outbreak less than three weeks before the Winter Olympics begin.