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The Chiefs and 49ers are Heading to Super Bowl 54!

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Chiefs QB, Patrick Mahomes

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP

The Kansas City Chiefs advance to their first Super Bowl in 50 years! Congrats to them!

Tennessee Titans QB, Ryan Tannehill and Head Coach, Mike Vrabel showed their inexperience yesterday and Mahomes’ magic killed their fairy tale.

The Chiefs’ young and talented QB, Patrick Mahomes had 3 Touchdown passes, 1 memorable Touchdown (TD) run before halftime and punched his ticket to the Super Bowl! Chiefs won 35-24.

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP

The defense failed Green Bay and the 49ers had a field day, where Packers’ QB, Aaron Rodgers was sacked twice in the 1st half. The Packers were also intercepted twice and the 2nd quarter ended without them getting on the board, down by 27. Everything that could go wrong, went wrong. The Packers showed some life after Halftime. They got on the board with a TD, but defense failed them again, and 49ers were up 34-7 at the end of the 3rd. In the 4th, despite a comeback attempt that was too late by the Packers, QB, Jimmy Garoppolo and his 49ers rushing attack were just too fast and too much for the Packers. They won 37-20.

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The Chiefs and the 49ers will go for the Lombardi!

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will take Centre stage at the Super Bowl Halftime show.

Super Bowl LIV is Sunday, February 2nd at 6:30pm at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Who’s Going to the Super Bowl?!

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Photo: ESPN Scorecentre

Who’s going to the 54th Super Bowl?! The action starts with the Titans vs. the Chiefs!

The Titans are the underdogs, but that’s nothing new, especially when they ended up winning in Week 10 vs. the Chiefs. Their running back, Derrick Henry has to be controlled and their offense will be strong versus the Chiefs. However, the Chiefs have wide receivers that have carried the most in the NFL this season and young Quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, last year’s MVP, who usually has a bag of tricks and gets at least 8 or 9 possessions. The Titans have a different game plan every week, a discarded quarterback from Miami Dolphins who never started a post season game before this season and ended the Patriot’s dynasty in the wild card round, but Suga still got the Chiefs on this one!

For the Packers vs. the 49ers, the 49ers have been consistent and slaughtered the Packers when they met during the season. On paper they should win, but you can never bet against one of the greatest Quarterbacks of all time, Aaron Rodgers for the Packers, who is trying to go to and win another Super Bowl a decade later!

Tune in and enjoy!

 Super Bowl LIV is Sunday, February 2nd at 6:30pm at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The Weekend in Sports

English Premier League

Arsenal got a massive win over Chelsea, 2-0.

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Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the 1st goal (14′) last Saturday. (Photo: Bleacher Report)

Manchester United continue their winning streak, beating Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 with goals from Pogba and Rashford.

Tottenham Hotspurs were able to secure their spot on the table with a 2-1 win over Fulham.

Manchester City close in on table leader, Liverpool with a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town.

Liverpool will continue to stay at the top of the table with a 4-3 win over Crystal Palace.

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Source: ESPN Scorecenter

NFL Championship Sunday

NFC Championship – Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints

It was the Rams who came out with a controversial win over the Saints in OT, 26-23, booking their spot in the Super Bowl!

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‘Missed call further destroys NFL’s credibility’ – Bleacher Report

The NFL Refs failed to make a crucial  call late in the game with the score tied at 20. On third down, it was clear that Rams Nickell Robey-Coleman of the Rams committed pass interference with a hit AND helmet-to-helmet contact. There was only 1:45 left in regulation.

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The play that will never be forgotten by NOLA (Photo: Bleacher Report)

The Saints would have had first-and-goal at the Rams’ 6-yard line. So if the officials made the right call, the Saints would have more than likely be the ones going to the Super Bowl.

After that drama, there was more drama.

AFC Championship – Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots

It’s the Patriots that head to the Super Bowl for the 3rd straight time with a 37-31 win over the Chiefs in OT!

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New England Patriots celebrate their win to head to the Super Bowl last night

GOAT, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were the underdogs of this Championship versus young QB, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

I think the experienced Patriots Coach, Bill Belichick outcoached the Chiefs in the 1st half, locking down Mahomes with his defense.

It was a low scoring game up to the beginning of the 4th quarter that ended up being the AFC Championship with the most points scored in a 4th quarter. There were 5 lead changes in the 4th!

When it came down to it in OT, Tom Brady made the right call on the coin toss and executed a TD play on the 1st drive to head to his 9th Super Bowl.

Tennis – Australian Open

This weekend at the Australian Open was the definition of how the mighty have fallen.

Sharapova kicked things off, by upsetting defending champ, Wozniacki in 3 sets.

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Maria Sharapova eliminates the defending Champ. (Photo: UK National)

Just when the thought entered our minds that Sharapova could be making a comeback, Barty defeated her. Ash Barty defeated Maria Sharapova, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 to become the first female Aussie to reach the Australian Open Quarterfinals since 2009.

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Ash Barty celebrates her win over Maria Sharapva to reach her first Career Grand Slam Quarterfinal (Photo: Australian Open)

Then there was a huge upset on the Men’s side. Young Greek, Stefanos Tsitsipas eliminated GOAT, Roger Federer. Tsitsipas fought off 12 break points from Federer during the epic 4-setter that he won 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6. Well done Stefanos.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas after the win of his career over idol turned rival, Roger Federer.

Is Federer going to retire this year? Nobody knows, but it looks like he is going all in as he will play the French Open for the first time since 2015.

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Roger Federer (Photo: Bleacher Report)

There were more upsets on the ladies’ side, with favourites, Angelique Kerber, and Sloane Stephens being defeated.

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Angelique Kerber (Photo: BBC Sport)
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Sloane Stephens (Photo: SI Tennis)

Garbine Muguruza is also out with her loss to the higher seed, Karolina Pliskova. 

Who won the duel with Serena Williams versus World no. 1 Simona Halep early this morning?! 

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Photo: BBC Sport

It was GOAT, Serena Williams who came out on top to win 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Both women played their best. It was quite a thriller.

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Serena Williams celebrates her win over Simona Halep (Photo: The Guardian)

Serena will play Pliskova next!

Back to the Men’s side, Alexander Zverev was expected to go the distance this Australian Open and he was upset by Milos Raonic. He had probably the biggest meltdowns in Australian Open history.

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Alexander Zverev smashes his racket in his Australian Open loss
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Alexander Zverev’s racket – Australian Open 2019.

Who’s still surviving?

Young Kei Nishikori, Vets Rafael Nadal and World no. 1 Novak Djokovic!

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Kei Nishikori (Photo: Times of India)
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Rafael Nadal (Photo: Bleacher Report)
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Novak Djokovic (Photo: Bleacher Report)
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Naomi Osaka (Photo: The Indian Express)

World no. 4, Naomi Osaka, 2018 US Open Champ stays ‘lurkin’ on Serena’s side of the draw. She plays Elina Svitolina. Winner plays the winner of the Williams-Pliskova Quarterfinal.

Stay tuned!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Who’s Heading to Super Bowl 52?

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Photo: http://www.imperiya.by

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP:

Jacksonville Jaguars Vs New England Patriots

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Patriots’ QB, Tom Brady in his post-game interview. Brady is already the QB with the most Super Bowl wins in history. He now has the chance to win 6!

The Jaguars led all the way into the 4th Quarter. Their lead was by 10 at the start of the 4th and it all went downhill for them from there. Patriots’ Quarterback (QB) and G.O.A.T, Tom Brady led by Coach Bill Belichick had a good run leading to a Touchdown (TD), bringing them within 3 points of the Jaguars, as the score was 17-20 with 8:44 to go.

Jaguars scored a Field Goal (FG) and then the Patriots scored a TD with lots of time left for the Jaguars to be consistent and finish with the win. But they lacked the consistency to give it their all in the 4th as they did in the 1st half, which is what you need to do to beat the Patriots. They failed to convert, Patriots got back the ball with a minute and a half remaining and ended it after that, winning 24-20.

The New England Patriots are through to defend their Super Bowl Title this February 4th!

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP: Minnesota Vikings Vs Philadelphia Eagles

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Photo: http://www.nytimes.com

The game started pretty evenly with a TD for both the Vikings and Eagles after the 1st Quarter.

The Eagles drove the ball to a TD at the beginning of the 2nd Quarter to gain a 14-7 lead.

Vikings had a turnover, then the Eagles were unstoppable. They scored a TD with 1:09 left before Halftime, bringing the score to 21-7. Their QB, Nick Foles had the arm strength even though he was late on the throw.

Eagles scored another TD in the 3rd stretching the lead to 31-7 and again in the beginning of the 4th, making it 38-7.

The Vikings committed their 3rd turnover in the 4th and then it was Game Over.

The Eagles head to Super Bowl 52 and have their 1st chance to win a Super Bowl after devastating the Vikings 38-7!

After losing their Star QB, Carson Wentz to injury during the season, Nick Foles who was their star QB 2 years ago came through majorly to lead them to the win. Congrats to the Eagles.

Who’s performing for the Super Bowl Halftime Show this February 4th? Justin Timberlake!

Stay tuned!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The Weekend in Sports! Man City Loses, Vikings win, Venus Knocked out of Australian Open and more!

This Weekend was an action packed weekend for sports. Suga thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

Where do I begin?!

With the biggest news of course.

English Premier League – Football/Soccer

Manchester City finally lost their 1st Premier League match of the season. Liverpool beat them 4-3 without Coutinho, who was sold to Barcelona.

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Photo: Bleacher Report

The match was off to a blistering start with Liverpool scoring within the first 10 minutes. Man City’s Sané leveled the score a little before halftime.

Liverpool took 10 minutes to score 3 goals, making it 4-1 at 68′. Liverpool then scored twice in the last 10 minutes to set up a nervy ending for Liverpool to anticipate the sound of the whistle and win in true Liverpool fashion.

If you missed the Goals and excitement or would like to relive the moments, watch it here.

Watch “Liverpool vs Manchester City 4-3 – All Goals & Extended Highlights – EPL 14/01/2018 HD” on YouTube via secure link here:

The Battle for 2nd spot is on. Here is the table now:

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Photo: ESPN Scorecenter

Australian Open – Tennis

The Australian Open has begun and it isn’t looking good for the American women.

Defending Champ, Serena Williams withdrew from the Open and her big comeback because she did not feel ready to go all the way.

2017 US Open Champ and American, Sloane Stephens has already been knocked out, along with fellow Americans, Coco Vandeweghe and Venus Williams.

Venus Williams was knocked out by a former top 10 player, Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 3-6, 5-7.

NBA – Basketball

The Cavs are on a 3-game losing streak!

After a blowout 99-133 loss to the Toronto Raptors and the release of a video with an angry LeBron James in a team huddle last Thursday night, the Cavs were trying to break their 2-game losing streak versus the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

After the Cavs blew a 22-point lead, with just a few seconds left, LeBron James stepped out-of-bounds on a baseline drive to the hoop, then to add insult to injury, missed the last shot as well. Pacers rallied to beat the Cavs 97-95. Not a good week for LeBron and the Cavs.

Watch “LEBRON STEPS OUT OF BOUNDS, CAVS BLOW HUGE LEAD VS PACERS” on YouTube via secure link here:

Cavs play the Warriors tonight at 8pm, which won’t be an easy task either.

The Warriors had a different fate with the Raptors, holding them off 127-125 last Saturday night and the Minnesota Timberwolves continue to win.

NFL – American Football

Super Bowl Sunday is set for February 4th and the AFC and NFC Championships are 1 week away to see who will be in it!

3 of the last 4 teams remaining have never won a Super Bowl. Schedule for Next weekend’s AFC and NFC Title games:

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Photo: ESPN Scorecenter

How did we get there?!

On Saturday, Top seed in the AFC, the New England Patriots led by Tom Brady beat the Tennessee Titans 35-14.

The Titans started off with a lead by a Touchdown (TD) at the end of the 1st quarter.

The Patriots scored 2 TD in the 2nd and never looked back. They scored a 3rd TD just before the half and entered the 3rd quarter, 21-7. Patriots’ Defense tore up the Titans and they led 28 -7 in the beginning of the 4th and sealed victory with another TD to finish 35-14.

The Philadelphia Eagles held off the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 to book their spot in the NFC Championship.

The Falcons led for most of the half, until Eagles’ Jake Elliott scored a 53 yard FG with 1s remaining before halftime to bring the score to Falcons 10- Eagles 9.

The Eagles later on scored to take over the lead 12-10. In the beginning of the 4th, they scored another FG to go up 15-10.

With a few mins remaining, the Falcons were unable to come up with the catch in the end zone.

The Jacksonville Jaguars pulled off the upset of the Playoffs and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 45-42.

The Jaguars led for the majority of the game and did well to hold off the Steelers who kept trying to make a comeback.

The NFL Game of the weekend goes to the Minnesota Vikings versus the New Orleans Saints! Vikings beat the Saints 29-24.

The game was quite a snooze until the Saints finally got on the board with a Touchdown in the 3rd to make it 7-17. Then another in the beginning of the 4th to make it 14-17.

It all started with the interception by Saints’ rookie, Marcus Williams.

With 3:01 left in the 4th, the Saints were up 21-20.

With 1:29 left, Vikings got themselves in FG range and scored to make it 21-23.

The Saints then scored a FG with 25s left to make it 24-23.

Then all of a sudden, Vikings win 29-24  TD!

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Vikings’ Stefon Diggs scores game-winning 61-yard TD in wild finish versus Saints in NFC Divisional Playoff

Ironically, the Saints’ rookie, Marcus Williams who initially turned the game around for the Saints also ended it for them, failing to stop Vikings’ Diggs.

Stefon Diggs scored the game-winning 61-yd TD and in his post-game interview said, ‘I don’t stop playing till the clock hits zero.’

With that wild finish, The Vikings head to NFC Championship to face the Eagles next Sunday.

If you missed the only 4th quarter ‘Walk-off’ TD in NFL Postseason history, Check it out here.

Watch “Stefon Diggs Makes Miracle Walkoff TD Catch on Last Play, Vikings Win! | Can’t-Miss Play | NFL HLs” on YouTube via secure link here:

Sports Season is now in high gear. Stay tuned!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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NFL Sunday and Australian Open Updates!

Tennis – Australian Open

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Photo: theguardian.com; Angelique Kerber

No. 1 seed for the women and Defending Champion, Angelique Kerber was upset and overpowered by no. 35 American Coco Vandeweghe who hit 6 aces and 30 winners. Kerber lost 2-6, 3-6.

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Photo: http://www.theguardian.com; Coco Vandeweghe

Does Serena have a better chance of winning her 23rd Grand Slam title now? Too early to say. Muguruza, Venus, Pliskova and more are still in it.

The no. 1 seed on the men’s side, Andy Murray was also sent packing. He lost to Mischa Zverev in 4 sets, 5-7, 7-5, 2-6, 4-6.

Old veterans and faves Nadal and Federer are still in it though and Federer looks like he is in great shape to win 1 more with Murray and Djokovic out of the way.

Football – NFC and AFC Championship

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Photo: http://www.nj.com

The favoured Falcons face the Packers today in the NFC Championship at 3:05pm on FOX today. The Falcons injury list is now empty compared to a lengthy one for the Packers. Luckily, ESPN Scorecenter has reported that Wide Receivers, Jordy Nelson, Devante Adams and Geronimo Allison are now active for the game in less than an hour.

The favoured Patriots face the Steelers at 6:40pm on CBS for the AFC Championship.

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Photo: http://www.nj.com

Enjoy and stay tuned!

By: Gabrielle Burgess
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Packers sent the Cowboys Packing!

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Greenbay Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers; Packers’ Kicker, Mason Crosby awaits outcome of 51 yard FG kick and celebrates

The NFL Playoffs kicked off into high gear over the weekend. Suga was 3/3 with predictions and left the Steelers-Chiefs game to go either way.

The Patriots destroyed the Texans 34-16 as expected.

The Falcons defeated a depleted Seahawks team 36-20.

The Steelers upset the Chiefs with a close game ending 18-16.

The game of the weekend undoubtedly went to the Packers and the Cowboys!

The Packers led the entire game building up to a 15-point lead to start the 4th that stretched to an 18-point lead. Cowboys star QB Tony Romo has been out with a back injury, leaving rookie QB Dak Prescott to step up his game. That he did. He was impressive, increasing the pace and helped his team get right back into the game erasing an 18-point deficit. I think his biggest moment was taking matters into his own hands and running the ball to a touchdown.

The game was tied 31-31 with 35s left! But the ball was in the Hail Mary King’s hands, Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers. He didn’t throw a Hail Mary this time but you can never count him out. He created a clutch opportunity throwing the ball 35 yards for a reception by Jared Cook who was sliding out of bounds, ultimately putting them in Field Goal range.

Packers’ experienced Kicker, Mason Crosby was faced with the pressure of kicking a 51-yard FG. The Cowboys called a time out as he kicked it successfully so it did not count and he had to retake the kick. The wait was nail-biting, but Crosby did it! He kicked the game winning 51-yard FG and helped send his team to the NFC Championships upsetting the #1 seed NFC Cowboys team.

The AFC and NFC Championships will be Sunday, February 22. Patriots vs. Steelers and Packers vs. Falcons.

Stay tuned.

By: Gabrielle Burgess
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