Jan 31

Barry Church’s hit on Rob Gronkowski was ‘his job,’ Richard Sherman says

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was knocked out of Sunday’s AFC championship game after a helmet-to-helmet hit delivered by Jaguars safety Barry Church. The play resulted in a 15-yard penalty against Jacksonville. This is the exact type of dangerous blow the NFL wants to remove from the sport.

It was a great win, Graves said. That was a well-played game, a great crowd and a great atmosphere for women’s basketball.

Kat Tudor scored 17 points and Marie Gulich 16 for Oregon State after they had combined for 62 points in the Beavers’ 85-79 overtime win Friday.

Sabally had 13 points in the first half after scoring just three in the first game. She was 9 of 15 from the field and 3 of 7 from the arc to go with five assists.

She was looking to be a lot more aggressive off the dribble and around the basket, and that was great to see, Graves said. When she does that with the other kids we’ve got, it gives us a whole new dimension.

The Ducks asserted themselves early with defense, holding OSU to 25 percent shooting (6 of 24) in the first half. The Beavers had no points in the paint by the break, and the nation’s best 3-point shooting team was only 1 of 7 as Oregon built a 40-18 lead.

But as soon her game ended, the midfielder learned about Philadelphia’s 38-7 win over Minnesota on the other side of the country. She reacted accordingly.

Rockets: It was the second time in five games that Paul had scored 30 points or more. … Ryan Anderson had 13 rebounds. … Paul also had seven assists and three steals.

Durant on the improvement of the Rockets this season: I think the difference between them this year and last year — obviously everybody is going to say CP (Paul) — but they’re just playing harder. They’re playing harder on the defensive side of the ball.jaguars_001-223x223

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