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Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 OT

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem “We put ourselves in position to win the game, that’s what makes it so tough,” Reid said. “If it’s a rout, you chalk it up to experience. But this one right here, where you’re in it to win it, that’s a tough deal. We gave ourselves every opportunity to do it, and they got us in overtime.”The Chiefs hadn’t been blanked in any half this season, but they barely were a presence in the first 30 minutes, when they had the ball for 8:53. Mahomes was sacked three times for 43 yards; Kansas City’s record-setting attack ran only 16 plays and gained a mere 32 yards.The zero disappeared quickly in the third quarter. Finally given solid protection, Mahomes unleashed a 54-yard completion to Sammy Watkins over All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore. He then hit another All-Pro, tight end Travis Kelce, on a slant to make it 14-7 — and awaken the slumbering crowd.But one of several bad decisions further damaged Kansas City when Tyreek Hill, the All-Pro flex player, retreated deep in Chiefs territory returning a punt. Eventually, KC had to punt and the Patriots had excellent field position, setting up a 47-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski.Not one to be shy about innovation, Mahomes completely sidearmed a throw to Watkins for 10 yards on a third down, then a dump-off to Williams covered 33. Kelce drew a pass interference call on J.C. Jackson in the end zone, and Mahomes threw a strike to Williams for the score.Although the Chiefs were on their heels much of the night, they were down only 17-14.LOPSIDED FIRST HALFJust as they did last week in manhandling the Chargers early and cruising, the Patriots delivered a message — and a touchdown — on their first series. It was a classic, covering 80 yards in 15 plays and using up more than eight minutes. Michel, who had 113 yards rushing, scored from the 1.But Brady made a rare mistake on the next dominant drive. His third-down pass from the 1 for Rob Gronkowski was short and Reggie Ragland picked it off.Brady had never thrown an interception from the 1. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “This is crazy,” said Brady, who was 30 of 46 for 348 yards. “What a game.”It’s the first time both conference title games went to OT. The last time both visitors won conference championship matches was 2012; New England was 3-5 on the road this season.“We knew what our record was, but we didn’t let that dictate us,” said defensive end Trey Flowers, who led a staunch charge on Patrick Mahomes. “Whatever happened in the regular season happened. We came out and did it when it counted.”Several times, the Patriots appeared to have it won, only to see Kansas City (13-5) come back in spectacular fashion.Brady, at 41 already the oldest quarterback to have played in a Super Bowl, drove New England 65 yards in 1:24 to Burkhead’s go-ahead 4-yard touchdown with 39 seconds left in regulation. That was enough, though, for his far younger counterpart, the 23-year-old All-Pro Mahomes, to take the Chiefs 48 yards to Harrison Butker’s 39-yard field goal with 8 seconds left to force overtime.ADVERTISEMENT When the Chiefs finally got a trademark big play on Mahomes’ 42-yard completion to Hill, it went for naught. Mahomes overthrew a wide-open Williams near the end zone, then took a 14-yard sack to send KC out of field goal range.Big mistake.The Patriots kept dominating the line of scrimmage, Brady took them 90 yards and connected with Phillip Dorsett over sloppy coverage by Steven Nelson to make it 14-0 with 27 seconds left in the half.STATSIn Week 6, the Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 in a game featuring 946 yards total offense. This one had 814. … New England has played in eight straight AFC title games, but this is its first road playoff win since the 2006 season vs. San Diego. … Brady matched former Patriots K Adam Vinatieri, now with the Colts, for the most wins in NFL history (236). … Kansas City’s defense tied for first in the NFL with 52 sacks, but had none on Sunday. New England had four.COIN TOSSReid’s decision to defer after winning the opening coin toss proved unwise as New England had 22 plays in the opening period, and Kansas City had seven. Then, the Chiefs lost the more important toss before overtime. Less than five minutes later, they were headed to the offseason.UP NEXTThe Patriots head to Atlanta to play the Rams in the Super Bowl. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Blown call, Greg Zuerlein’s 57-yard FG send Rams to Super Bowl MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s the dead of winter, meaning the weather in New England can be brutal. And that the Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl.It took them overtime and more of Tom Brady’s brilliance to get there — for the third straight year. While the folks back home dealt with a frigid storm, Brady blew through Kansas City’s exhausted defense on a 75-yard drive to Rex Burkhead’s 2-yard touchdown run in a 37-31 victory Sunday for the AFC championship.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was a sizzling offensive showing in the fourth quarter after defense had been in charge most of the way. Indeed, the Chiefs were blanked in the opening half for the first time all season.And they never saw the ball in overtime, which along with the two replay decisions might call into play NFL rules and officiating.“I thought if we got the chance,” Mahomes said, “we’d score.”Mahomes finished 16 of 31 for 295 yards and three touchdowns.New England became the third franchise to reach three Super Bowls in a row. And Belichick now has 30 postseason victories, more than Bill Walsh and Don Shula combined. That Hall of Fame coaching duo also won five Super Bowls; Belichick shoots for No. 6 in two weeks.An apparent muff by the usually reliable Julian Edelman on a fourth-quarter punt return was overturned by a lengthy video review, prompting raucous booing and some demonstrative arguing from the usually laid-back Andy Reid. Edelman definitely touched his next try when Brady’s pass deflected off his hands directly to safety Daniel Sorensen. His 22-yard return set up Kansas City at the Patriots 23, and Damien Williams, who scored three times, had no defender near him down the left sideline for the score that made it 21-17, KC’s first lead.Back came Brady, engineering a 75-yard march on which Chris Hogan’s diving one-handed catch on third down appeared to touch the ground. Reid challenged — and lost.Minutes later, rookie Sony Michel scored from the 10, his second TD of the night.With 3½ minutes remaining, there was plenty of time for more points. Williams’ 2-yard run gave the Chiefs a 28-24 edge that New England took up most of the remaining time overcoming. The Patriots were helped by an offside call on linebacker Dee Ford that negated an interception which would have clinched a KC victory.Butker’s field goal sent it to overtime. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES The drive, during which New England (13-5) had three third-down conversions, was reminiscent of when the Patriots beat Atlanta in the only Super Bowl to go to OT two years ago.“Overtime, on the road against a great team,” Brady said. “They had no quit. Neither did we. We played our best football at the end. I don’t know, man, I’m tired. That was a hell of a game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAwaiting them in Atlanta are the Los Angeles Rams, who won 26-23 in overtime in New Orleans for the NFC championship. The Rams (15-3) last made the Super Bowl in 2002 while based in St. Louis, losing to the Patriots.New England benefited from two critical replay reviews and made its ninth Super Bowl with Brady at quarterback and Bill Belichick as coach. 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Ricky Ponting wants Alex Carey as Australia wicketkeeper at ICC World Cup

first_imgAustralia assistant coach Ricky Ponting has backed Alex Carey to be the team’s wicketkeeper at the World Cup and believes the former Australian Rules footballer could also step up to lead the defending champions if required.Carey was named a co-vice captain of the limited-overs sides captained by Aaron Finch during the home summer, and has impressed with his glovework during recent series against Pakistan and India.Selector Trevor Hohns has named Test skipper Tim Paine and the experienced Matthew Wade as wicketkeeping options for the 50-over World Cup starting in May but Ponting feels Carey offers the “best package”.”He’s dangerous at the top of the order or late in the innings because he does score 360 degrees, he’s a deceptively hard hitter of the ball and for me, he’s just the right character, he’s the right person that you want to have in your team,” Ponting, an assistant to head coach Justin Langer for the World Cup, told Cricket Australia’s website (cricket.com.au)”I actually think he’s got really good strong leadership qualities as well.”If anything happened to Finch through the World Cup or leading into the World Cup, then I think he’s really well-equipped to lead the side, even though he’s still relatively inexperienced and never captained Australia before.”Carey, who captained Australian Football League expansion side Greater Western Sydney before they joined the top flight in 2012, only made his international debut 14 months ago in a one-day match against England.But the 27-year-old has played another 18 ODIs since and won acclaim for his calm demeanour behind the stumps and at the crease.advertisementCarey has set his sights no higher than ensuring his spot in the 15-man World Cup squad, expected to be announced next week.”I’d like to be at the World Cup first,” the South Australian said.”We’ve got lots of leaders around this group. Usman Khawaja is playing some really good cricket and he’s taken his game and his leadership to the next level.”(Fellow vice-captain) Pat Cummins is another one who has lots of respect around the group. We’ve got lots of guys. Hopefully Finchy is fine and stays on the park and we don’t have to worry about that one,” Alex Carey added.last_img read more


Neetu Kapoor shares photo with hubby Rishi and Kapil Dev: Super charged about World Cup 2019

first_imgAt the time when the entire nation is cheering for India in the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2019, Bollywood actors Neetu Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor are also “supercharged” for the game and posed with ‘Haryana Hurricane’ Kapil Dev, to show their enthusiasm for the tournament.Neetu’s latest Instagram post is proof of how excited she and Rishi are about the ongoing world cup. Going by the post, it looks like the couple are in England for the match. However, Neetu did not reveal the location in the click.Neetu captioned the picture as, “Super charged about the World Cup,” and accompanied her post with hashtags like #kapildev #crickettales #hopingwemakeit.The trio can be seen all smiles while posing for a happy picture together.Indian cricket team has reached the semi-finals in the tournament. They will next take on Sri Lanka on July 6 at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds (England).The World Cup fever can also be seen in social media posts of celebrities including Ranveer Singh, Mahesh Babu, television stars Asha Negi, Karan Wahi and Rannvijay Singha, who filled up their Instagram with pictures from the stadium.Rishi, who has been in New York for over eight months to seek medical treatment for an unknown health condition, recently enjoyed a fam-jam with son Ranbir Kapoor, daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, son-in-law Bharat Sahni and granddaughter Samara. The beyond adorable pictures were shared by Neetu and Riddhima.advertisementRishi’s children Ranbir and Riddhima keep visiting him from time to time. Over the past few months, several celebrities including Karan Johar, Vicky Kaushal, Boman Irani, Deepika Padukone, Aamir Kha, Alia Bhatt, Anupam Kher, Priyanka Chopra, Sonali Bendre, Javed Akhtar, among others have paid a visit to the veteran actor.Neetu, who is quite active on Instagram, keeps sharing pictures from their huddles.The Mulk actor, who went to the US in September last year, was last seen in the Netflix movie Rajma Chawal. He will next star in Jhootha Kahin Ka, which is slated to release on July 19.ALSO READ | Cheery Rishi Kapoor in million-dollar photos with Neetu and Riddhima Kapoor in NYC. Seen yet?ALSO READ | Rishi Kapoor takes a dig at Indian Cricket World Cup team: Why do most of our players sport beards?ALSO WATCH | It’s unfortunate that mob lynchings take place, says Rishi Kapoorlast_img read more


Deschamps wary of Dutch threat

first_imgFrance Deschamps wary of Netherlands threat to France Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 04:10 8/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) DidierDeschamps - cropped Getty Images France WC Qualification Europe France v Netherlands Netherlands The Oranje have endured a torrid couple of years at international level, but Deschamps still believes they can pose a threat France head coach Didier Deschamps has cautioned his players against underestimating Netherlands when the countries meet in Thursday’s World Cup qualifier at the Stade de France.Deschamps’ men sit three points ahead of their opponents in second place in Group A, level on points with leaders Sweden who inflicted a surprise defeat upon Les Bleus in June.France 4/7 to beat Netherlands Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina World Cup semi-finalists three years ago, Netherlands have suffered a fall from grace having failed to reach Euro 2016.Defeat away to Bulgaria during the current campaign led to Danny Blind being sacked as head coach and, after a 5-0 win over minnows Luxembourg, Dick Advocaat now faces the first significant challenge of his third spell at the helm.Great things are expected of Deschamps’ current crop, boasting stars such as Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele and Paul Pogba, but he feels a Netherlands squad still featuring Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder and the recalled Robin van Persie should give any team cause for concern.”Their problem is that they did not qualify for Euro 2016,” the France boss told a pre-match news conference. “They did a great World Cup in 2014.”There are a lot of experienced players who are still there. A new generation is coming. I don’t think the level of Dutch football has gone down, quite the opposite.”There are always very good players, the oldest who are still there and the young ones, who have a lot of quality.”It remains a strong European nation but it is true that the fact they were not in Euro 2016 in France is a break, a lack of exposure on the international level.”Le capitaine des #Bleus en interview avec @tf1 a la veille de #FRAPBS. pic.twitter.com/eLnE4y886C— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) August 30, 2017Captain Hugo Lloris echoed his coach’s calls for focus with the group a little too close for comfort for the pre-qualification favourites.”There is always the possibility to play the play-offs, but at the moment we really don’t think about it. We have all our chances to finish first in this group,” said the Tottenham goalkeeper.”We know that it’s going to be between us, Sweden and the Netherlands, and we can add Bulgaria if they do a good performance against the Swedes.”Honestly, we’re really focused on this game. We are not here to make fiction. We are focused on this very important match.”last_img read more


Vice and Airbnb Want to Send You to One of the World’s 4 Greatest Cities

first_img If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Most travel contests and giveaways promise to send winners on an all-expense paid vacation to somewhere exotic to spend a week on the beach sipping neon tropical drinks. And, really, is that all bad? But, what if you want to dig deeper into the local culture? Vice and Airbnb have teamed up to gift 100 travelers each the trip of a lifetime to explore a unique subculture in four of the world’s greatest cities.Vice — a company renowned for its hard-hitting journalist reporting in some of the world’s most fascinating destinations — is arranging the individual trips and itineraries. Contest winners will have the opportunity to dive deep into one niche subculture in their chosen city, including Cape Town, New York City, Paris, or Tokyo. Parisian winners, for example, will receive a proper education behind the history of the “City of Love.” Vice collaborated with sex and intimacy writer/therapist Camille Emmanuelle to develop an itinerary that explores the city’s cabarets, “love stores” (i.e. sex shops), and private burlesque classes.Kira, Belle of the Ball/New York/AirbnbNew York winners will venture to Harlem to develop an appreciation of the underground “voguing” dance culture. Artist Kia LaBeija will teach travelers the dance moves and history behind the movement and even attend a vogue party. Tokyo visitors will explore the city’s somewhat underground “queer culture by learning how manga comics are pushing LGBTQ narratives into mainstream pop culture.” The tour’s highlight is a visit to the capital city’s Ni-chōme district, home to the world’s largest concentration of gay bars. Cape Town winners will visit Khayelitsha Township for a behind-the-scenes look at the thriving “Township Techno” electronic music scene. Tour-goers will have the opportunity to learn traditional and modern South African dance moves, plus work with renowned rapper Spoek Mathambo to lay down a brand new track.Every winner will receive round-trip airfare to their chosen city, three nights accommodation in an Airbnb, and a per-diem to help with food and additional transportation. The requirements are simple: you must have an Airbnb account (free), be at least 21 years old, and live in Australia, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, the United Kingdom, or the United States. You have until September 1, 2017 to submit a unique, thoroughly creative video outlining why they should pick you. (And, if you win, you must also promise to take us with you!) Airbnb Wants to Send You to Antarctica on Sabbatical Next The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Harlem, New York Previous Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakahara Harlem, New York 1 of 4 Tokyo, Japan The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Cape Town, South Africa Paris, France last_img read more


Traffic Advisory Kings County

first_imgKINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 at the Kentville/New Minas town line will be reduced to one lane for the replacement of a culvert until Thursday, Sept. 30. Traffic signals are in place and delays are expected. Drivers should use alternate route if possible. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 -30-last_img


Delhi Police holds symposium to curb the drug menace

first_imgNEW DELHI: In a dedicated effort to curb the drug menace, Delhi Police as per directions of the Juvenile Justice Committee, Delhi High Court, on Friday organised a ‘Symposium’ on the growing menace and easy availability of drugs to juveniles, and the means and measures needed to curb the supply.The aim was to bring together all stakeholder agencies to make coordination and cooperation better to result in closing the gaps in the effort of drug supply reduction in the city. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarArul Varma, Pr. Magistrate, JJB–I made a presentation before the officers of Directorate of Prosecution, Narcotics Control Bureau, Drug Controllers of Govt. of NCT of Delhi and senior formation of Delhi Police. This was followed by an ‘Open House’ discussion with all the stakeholders regarding the practical implementation of the laws and the issues and roadblocks. The symposium saw the passionate exchange of views where participants discussed the means, methods and policies required to control this menace, especially amongst juveniles. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceThe agencies discussed threadbare lacunae faced by all and how inter-agency collaboration would bring about better results in curbing drugs on the streets. There were various concerns raised by the authorities regarding the practical aspects of the NDPS Act, and the Juvenile Justice Act, and how a synergetic relationship between all parties was required to combat the war on drugs, with particular reference to Juveniles. Delhi Police Joint CP Devesh Srivastava was also present on the occassion.last_img read more


Manitoba launches human trafficking awareness campaign leading up to Grey Cup

first_imgAPTN National NewsA new partnership in Manitoba has been created to support victims of human trafficking.Part of the campaign is aimed at preventing an increase in sexual exploitation during the upcoming Grey Cup.APTN’s Shaneen Robinson has the details.last_img


Power outage in part of Fort St John and Baldonnel

first_imgAt this time the cause is still under investigation and there is no estimate on when power will be restored.Visit www.bchydro.com/outages for further updates. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A BC Hydro crew has been assigned to restore power to part of Fort St. John and Baldonnel.Just over 900 customers have been without power since approximately 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.The outage covers the following area: South of RD 244 , North of ALASKA HWY, East of 82nd ST. Under investigationlast_img


Morocco Israeli Rents Beach Prevents Locals from Access

first_imgRabat- According to Moroccan daily newspaper, Al Massaa, an Israeli advertising producer rented the beach of Safi to film sports scenes and prevented local citizens from having access for three days.Windsurfers, kite surfers and recreation lovers were disappointed when they arrived at the famous, recognized surf spot on Safi beach, only to find it surrounded by barriers and police officers who banned them from entering the beach facilities.The seashore was covered with huge spotlights, cameras and other film equipment, when the Israeli advertising producer rented the beach for three successive days to film surf scenes for international television and sports magazines. The local marine sports associations denounced the closure of the beach as a seizure by the Israeli producer without an authorization from the local Safi authorities.In a statement to the same source, officials said that the municipality of Safi had not authorized the use of spotlights, and that it did not know about the Israeli citizen’s actions.Aware of the wind conditions at the location, the Israeli, who is of Lebanese descent, comes frequently to Safi and closes the beach to the local population in order to film surf scenes.Located north of Safi, the surf spot of Sidi Bouzid is an international standard point-break for surfers. Regular, fast and powerful, its waves are ranked among the top 10 in the world.Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more