Review Category : National Sports

Peyton Manning to Address House Republicans this Week

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(WASHINGTON) — Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning will be attending the joint House-Senate GOP retreat later this week in Philadelphia, a senior House GOP aide confirms to ABC News.

The two-time Super Bowl champion will be addressing House Republicans there on Thursday — the same day as President Trump and United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May, who will both speak with House and Senate Republicans.

Manning’s attendance was first reported by Politico.

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Jamie Collins Agrees to Stay in Cleveland

Photodisc/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) — Linebacker Jamie Collins has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Cleveland Browns. ESPN reports the deal is worth $50 million, with $26.5 guaranteed.

The $12.5 million extension will make Collins the fourth highest paid linebacker behind Von Miller of the Denver Broncos, Justin Houston of the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers star, Clay Matthews.

Collins started the 2016 season with the New England Patriots and will help them compete for their fifth Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl 51.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 1/23/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Washington 109, Charlotte 99
Miami 105, Golden State 102
Sacramento 109, Detroit 104
San Antonio 112, Brooklyn 86
LA Clippers 115, Atlanta 105
Milwaukee 127, Houston 114
New Orleans 124, Cleveland 122
NY Knicks 109, Indiana 103
Oklahoma City 97, Utah 95

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Washington 6, Carolina 1
NY Rangers 3, LA Kings 2
Toronto 4, Calgary 0
Anaheim 3, Winnipeg 2
Arizona 3, Florida 2 (OT)
San Jose 5, Colorado 2

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

(3) Gonzaga 83, Portland 64
NC State 84, (17) Duke 82

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Ottawa Senators’ Zack Smith Signs New Contract

Kirk Irwin/Getty Images(OTTAWA) — NHL forward Zack Smith has signed a four-year, $13 million contract to stay with the Ottawa Senators through the 2020-21 season.

The 28-year-old Saskatchewan native, who is in his final year of a four-year deal with the team, addressed his new contract via the Senators Twitter account writing, “I’m very happy to get this done and I’m looking forward to the future here in Ottawa.”

“I’m very happy to get this done and I’m looking forward to the future here in Ottawa.” – Zack Smith on his four-year extension with #Sens pic.twitter.com/9zddoOBkQ0

— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) January 23, 2017

Smith was drafted by the Senators in the third round (No. 79) of the 2008 NHL draft. He set career highs last season in goals (25), points (36), and shooting percentage (20.7) in 81 games last season according to the NHL.

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Los Angeles Lakers Suffer Franchise’s Worst Loss

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(DALLAS) — Los Angeles Lakers first-year coach Luke Walton didn’t mince words after the franchise’s worst, 49-point loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

“Honestly, it’s embarrassing for us as a team and for us as an organization, for our Laker fans that are so good to us,” Walton said post-game according to ESPN. The team’s previous worst margin of defeat was a 48-point loss to the Utah Jazz last March, ESPN reports.

The Lakers only had two players score double digits in the loss. The team has dropped six of their last seven games, including a 40-point loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

According to ESPN, the loss came 11 years after Kobe’s 81-point game, the second-most points scored by a single player in a game in NBA history.

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Boston Man Accused of Pulling Fire Alarm at Steelers Hotel

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A lawyer for a man accused of pulling the fire alarm at a hotel for the Pittsburgh Steelers says the 25-year-old is a “die-hard Patriots fan,” according to ABC affiliate WCVB-TV.

Police in Boston said Dennis Harrison pulled the fire alarm at the Logan Airport Hilton at 3:40 a.m. Sunday, before the AFC Championship game in Foxborough, WCVB-TV reports.

Harrison, who according to prosecutors was drunk, was arrested near the hotel. He appeared in court on Monday and pleaded not guilty to charges including disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace, according to WCVB-TV.

The New England Patriots defeated the Steelers 36-17 on Sunday, earning a spot in Super Bowl LI.

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Olivia Munn Praises Aaron Rodgers, Packers After Team’s Loss

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Olivia Munn is standing by her man, Aaron Rodgers, after his Green Bay Packers team lost a conference championship game Sunday and with it the chance to return to the Super Bowl.

The Packers lost the NFC North championship game to the Atlanta Falcons, 21-44, ending their quarterback’s quest for a second Super Bowl ring.

After the loss, Munn, who has dated Rodgers since 2014, posted a personal note on Instagram.

“So proud of this team,” the note from the X-Men: Apocalypse star said. “They faced a lot of adversity on and off the field, but battled to get this far.”

Munn, 36, also thanked fans “who encouraged and supported them by choosing to put out only positive energy. It helped them to get this far.”

Leading up to the big game, The New York Times reported that Rodgers, 33, hasn’t spoken to his family in two years.

His father, Ed Rodgers, told the newspaper last week, “It’s complicated,” adding that the family is “hoping for the best.”

Although Rodgers’ younger brother, Jordan Rodgers, first went public about the rift last year when he was a contestant on ABC’s The Bachelorette, the quarterback has not spoken about it publicly.

He told the Times last week, “I just don’t think it’s appropriate talking about family stuff publicly.”

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Gisele Bundchen Celebrates Her ‘Love’ Tom Brady’s Win

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Tom Brady has done it again, leading the New England Patriots to yet another Super Bowl.

Brady led the Pats to a 36-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night, and his biggest fan, wife Gisele Bundchen, took to Instagram to celebrate her “love.”

“Congratulations my love! @tombrady #gopats,” she wrote next to a pic of the duo weraing AFC Conference Champions hats.

Brady is a four-time Super Bowl champ and has led his team back to the national matchup even after he missed the first four games of this season due to a suspension.

On Sunday night, he threw for 384 yards with three touchdown passes.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 1/22/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Golden State 118, Orlando 98
Dallas 122, LA Lakers 73
Phoenix 115, Toronto 103
Minnesota 111, Denver 108

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

NY Rangers 1, Detroit 0 (OT)
Pittsburgh 5, Boston 1
Columbus 7, Ottawa 6 (OT)
Philadelphia 3, NY Islanders 2 (OT)
Chicago 4, Vancouver 2
Nashville 4, Minnesota 2

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Atlanta 44, Green Bay 21
New England 36, Pittsburgh 17

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

(22) Xavier 86, Georgetown 75

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Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots Headed to the Super Bowl

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) — It’s official- the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons are set to face-off in Super Bowl LI.

The Falcons beat the Green Bay Packers 44-21 in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta. In the later game, the Patriots hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers, who were easily defeated 36-17, in the AFC Championship Game.

This will be the second Super Bowl for the Falcons after the team lost to the Denver Broncos 34-19 in 1999.

The Patriots, meanwhile, have won four Super Bowls and lost four.

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