Tom Brady will play in AFC Championship game

Tom Brady injured his throwing hand during practice on Wednesday.

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The Patriots aren’t expecting “any major problems” with Brady’s injured hand, a league source confirmed Saturday night.


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In the eyes of NFL America, we are the Evil Empire. And we don’t particularly care.

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask makes a save against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bruins 4, Canadiens 1

Bruins turn back Canadiens

David Pastrnak scored his 19th and 20th goals of the season in Boston’s third win over Montreal in eight days.

Foxborough, MA - 1/13/2017 - Patriot Adam Butler celebrates after sacking Marcus Mariota during third quarter action of the AFC Divisional playoff game between the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis / Globe staff)

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How the Patriots’ defensive front seemed to get better as the season wore on

The team brought in quick studies who listened, rookies proved themselves up to the challenge, and a pair of veterans held it all together.

Sports agent Scott Boras answers questions during a news conference at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)


Scott Boras likely won’t flinch any time soon, and his clients know it

Baseball’s super agent is calling the shots in this slow-to-develop free agent period.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin092917RedSox-Astros_Spt8.jpg Confident Hanley Ramirez thinking big for 2018

The veteran slugger said he’s not worried about his contract situation, believes the Red Sox can win a title.


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This game hasn’t gotten as much attention as previous Patriots championship games, thanks to Brady’s hand injury.


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With a culture-changing offseason, Jacksonville buried last season’s 3-13 record and looked ahead with big expectations.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) passes against the New England Patriots in the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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How the Patriots and Jaguars match up

Here is a position-by-position breakdown, with a look at who has the edge.

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The Patriots owner was in Florida when he got a phone call relaying the news.

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The former Patriot was the Houston Texans’ defensive coordinator.

Foxborough, MA - 1/14/2018 - (2nd quarter) New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan (15) tosses the football into the stands after his touchdown reception in the second quarter. The New England Patriots host the Tennessee Titans in a AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Ben Volin, Topic: 14Titans-Patriots, LOID: 8.4.605014565.


Patriots’ Chris Hogan is back healthy just in time

The receiver missed a stretch of seven of eight games because of a shoulder injury.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Riggs (14) runs to the end zone for a game winning touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-24. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


After the ‘Minnesota Miracle,’ Vikings fans believe that this is their time

If the Vikings win on Sunday, they will be the first team to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_bosno5C_spts.jpg Kyrie Irving says he is not concerned with how All-Star draft plays out

The Celtics guard on which side he gets chosen for in the NBA All-Star Game: “Whoever picks whoever, it doesn’t really matter.”

Dallas Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock, back, directs his team against the Colorado Avalanche in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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The evolution of Ken Hitchcock and Hitch Hockey

The Stars are within the Western Conference’s top eight, ahead of Minnesota and Chicago in the Central Division.


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The former Celtic talks about the Big Three, his time in Memphis, and teaching his young Pelicans teammates.

Fred Merkle of the Chicago Cubs is called out at third base during the 4th game of the 1918 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

Red Sox fans now can look back at 1918 differently

A century after the World Series title of that year, a lot has changed, but something is very much the same.

Stipe Mioci (right) landed a punch during Saturday’s bout against No. 1 challenger Francis Ngannou.

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Stipe Miocic defeats Francis Ngannou, then says ‘I’m the greatest heavyweight’

Miocic became the first reigning three-time heavyweight belt holder, passing Randy Couture, Tim Sylvia, Brock Lesnar, and Cain Velasquez.

Boston, MA - 1/21/2018 - UFC 220 Daniel Cormier defeats Volkan Oezdemir by knockout for the light heavyweight championship belt. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Owen Pence, Topic: 21UFC, LOID: 8.4.703372915.

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UFC 220 | Light heavyweight championship

Daniel Cormier scores KO win over Volkan Oezdemir

With the win, Cormier (20-1-1) secured his fourth defense of the UFC light heavyweight title.


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With the Olympics on the horizon the Americans have scrambled to catch up to their Russian rivals.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Rex_North_and_South_Korean_Olympic_P_9327017BA.jpg North Korea will have 22 athletes compete at PyeongChang Games

North Koreans will compete in women’s hockey, figure skating, short track speed skating, Alpine skiing, and cross-country skiing after being given exceptional late entries by the IOC.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/09/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Davis4ALDS16.jpg Offseason has been a trying one for Kimbrel

The daughter of the Red Sox closer was born in November with a heart defect.

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 13: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts after scoring a run against the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on September 13, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Peter Abraham

Red Sox in active negotiations with slugger J.D. Martinez

Despite a stagnant offseason, Tom Werner said the Red Sox roster will be improved.

Red Sox notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Walker_112117_12race.sports_07414x.jpg Red Sox moving forward with plan to rename Yawkey Way

The Sox are negotiating with city and property owners on the street and hope to file a petition soon.

Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88) celebrates with teammates Torey Krug (47) and Jake DeBrusk (74) after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

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BRUINS notebook

Bruins set their sights on catching Lightning in the standings

A blistering 20-3-4 record the last two months has the Bruins tied for second in the Eastern Conference.

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“I’m a lot more sure of my game and what I can bring to a team,” Eddie said after practice Saturday.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/907812434.jpg Thunder embarrass struggling Cavaliers

LeBron James failed to reach 30,000 career points in the blowout loss to Oklahoma City.


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Seth Towns matched his career high with 26 points as Harvard survived in the extra session after blowing a big second-half lead.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/08/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_celtichornet16_spts-13774-15438.jpg Daniel Theis has found a friend in Gordon Hayward

The Celtics’ rookie and the injured star have provided encouragement for each other.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates winning her fourth round match against Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia on day seven of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)


Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki reaches quarterfinals

The second seed beat Magdelena Rybarikova to advance and has a chance to regain the women’s No. 1 ranking.


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American skier clocked in at 1 minute, 36.48 seconds for a 0.92-second win over Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather.