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Associated Press

Posted on January 4, 2014 at 1:06 PM


Two games on the schedule

UNDATED (AP) — The NFL's post-season gets under way today with a pair of games.

In the opening contest the Colts are playing host to the Chiefs in an AFC game while in Philadelphia the NFC contest has the Eagles entertaining the Saints.

The Colts-Chiefs game is a rematch of a game played just a few weeks ago when Indianapolis prevailed 23-7. Things have not gone well for the Chiefs since their bye week as they have dropped five of the seven games since their week off and two straight. In fact, a check of their schedule shows that KC beat only one team with an above .500 record this season, Philadelphia during Week 3. The Colts finished the season on a roll with wins in their last three games by a combined score of 78-20. Each team is 11-5

The Saints and Eagles didn't meet this season. In November of 2012 the Saints beat the Eagles 28-13. The last time they met in a playoff game was 2007 when the Saints wound up on top 27-24. New Orleans had a mark of 11-5 this season with eight of the wins coming at home. That means they were just 3-5 on the road. The Saints have dropped their last two playoff games since head coach Sean Payton led them to victory in Super Bowl 43. The game features two quarterbacks that played at the same high school in Austin, Texas, but at different times, Drew Brees (breez) and Nick Foles.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The weather forecast for Sunday's San Francisco at Green Bay game calls for a high of about minus 2 degrees, with winds making it feel even colder. The coldest NFL game on record is the 1967 championship game at Lambeau Field, when the Packers beat the Cowboys 21-17 in what has come to be known as the "Ice Bowl."


Compass Bowl

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Today's Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala., features the SEC against the AAC. Representing the SEC are the Vanderbilt Commodores, who won eight of 12 games this season, while the Houston Cougars were 8-4 as well.

Houston lost its last three games of the season while the Commodores this season beat Florida, Tennessee and Georgia for the first time in one season.


Arizona leads the way

UNDATED (AP) — As you might guess this will be a busy day of play in college basketball as 14 of the Top 25 schools are in action.

Leading the way is No. 1 Arizona which is home to Washington in a Pac-12 game. Completing top-five play second-ranked Syracuse is home to Miami, No. 3 Ohio State is home to Nebraska and fifth-ranked Michigan State is at Indiana.

There are no games today featuring two ranked schools.


Spurs to host Clippers

UNDATED (AP) — The best game of the day in the NBA is being played this evening in San Antonio as the first-place Spurs entertain the first-place Clippers. Visiting Los Angeles is No. 1 in the Pacific Division while the Spurs top the Southwest Division.

The remaining games are all being played this evening as well with New Orleans at Indiana, Orlando home to Miami, Cleveland playing the Nets in New York, the Hawks in Chicago, Minnesota home to Oklahoma City, the Bucks at Phoenix, Portland hosting Philadelphia and Charlotte at Sacramento.


Light afternoon of play

UNDATED (AP) — There are two NHL games being played this afternoon. In Boston the Bruins are playing host to Winnipeg's Jets while in Denver the Avalanche are home to the San Jose Sharks.

The rest of the 12 games schedule is being played this evening.


Four way lead after one round

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — There was a four-way tie for the lead after the opening round of the PGA's Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. The foursome consists of Jordan Spieth (speeth), Chris Kirk, Michael Thompson and Webb Simpson. Among those skipping the event are Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.

The four-round event will end on Monday.


Former F1 World Champ still criticalSchumacher's helmet given to French investigators

GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Michael Schumacher's manager has confirmed that the family of the Formula One great has provided French investigators with the camera he wore on his helmet during a skiing incident in which he was critically injured. Manager Sabine Kehm said in an e-mail that Schumacher's condition remains critical but stable. He has been in a medically induced coma since Sunday, when he fell while skiing and struck his head on a rock.