Patriots are rested, recharged and rankled

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up a Super Bowl trophy along with head coach Bill Belichick, right, and team owner Robert Kraft, left, during a rally in Boston to celebrate a 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. The Patriots say a report suggesting a rift involving Kraft, Belichick and Brady is "flat-out inaccurate." The three released a joint statement Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, hours after an ESPN report, citing undisclosed sources, detailed an array of tension. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Recharged and rankled are the New England Patriots, who await a visit from the Tennessee Titans in the AFC divisional playoffs next weekend.

Richardson’s layup lifts Heat past Jazz, 103-102

Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) dribbles against Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

MIAMI (AP) — The last Miami play was designed by Heat coach Erik Spoelstra to put the ball in Josh Richardson’s hands, and with it came the right to decide who would take his team’s biggest shot of the game.

Dustin Johnson powers his way to win at Kapalua

Dustin Johnson poses with the champions trophy for photographers after the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. Johnson shot a 24 under par for the victory. (AP Photo/Matt York)

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Turns out the Sentry Tournament of Champions built the ideal trophy for Dustin Johnson. The 35-pound glass sculpture, embracing the essence of Maui, depicts a wave crashing on one side and a humpback whale on the other.

Karlsson breaks tie, Golden Knights beat Rangers 2-1

New York Rangers left wing J.T. Miller (10) looks for an opportunity to shoot past Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb (3) in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — William Karlsson scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to lift the Vegas Golden Knights to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday night.

Lyle scores career-high 26 as Nuggets beat Jazz 99-91

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, right, goes up to shoot over Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio, back left, of Spain, and forward Thabo Sefolosha, of Switzerland, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Trey Lyles was considered expendable by Utah on draft night in June. He did his best to show the Jazz it was a mistake to let him go.

Golden Knights beat Blackhawks 5-4 for 9th win in 10 games

Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson, left, celebrates with center Jonathan Marchessault, center, and right wing Reilly Smith after scoring is goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — With their potent lines, team speed and cohesive play, the Vegas Golden Knights look the part.

Tennell completes near-perfect skate to win national title

Bradie Tennell, foreground, poses after winning the women's free skate event with second place finisher Mirai Nagasu, left, third place finisher Karen Chen, second from right, and fourth place finisher Ashley Wagner at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mirai Nagasu was fighting nerves. Karen Chen was fighting illness.

Harman, Leishman share lead at windy Kapalua

Marc Leishman hits from the 13th fairway during the second round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Marc Leishman played bogey-free and was tied for the lead in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Just don’t get the idea this is another example of an Australian doing well at Kapalua because he stayed sharp Down Under in December.



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