Flowers’ consistency key to Pats’ defensive improvement

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor fumbles as he is sacked by New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers (98) during the second half of an NFL football game, in Foxborough, Mass. Flowers has been one of the most consistent players for the Patriots on defense this season. Despite sitting out two games late in the season with a ribs injury, Flowers led the team during the regular season with 6 1/2 sacks. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Like most of the Patriots players, Trey Flowers generally stays under the radar.

Today’s best wonder what it was like to face Tiger

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2013, file photo, Tiger Woods waves on the 18th green after winning the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.. That was Woods' last victory. He returns to the PGA Tour this week with young players wondering how they would have done against Woods at his best.(AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

HONOLULU — The question was as much rhetorical as it was cynical.

Schroder scores 20 points, improving Hawks beat Jazz 104-90

Atlanta Hawks' Marco Belinelli, left, of Italy, walks off the court during a timeout after high-fiving teammate Dewayne Dedmon, right, for scoring in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are starting to see some results from their improved play.

Avalanche beat Maple Leafs 4-2 for 10th straight win

Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Bourque (57) celebrates his goal with center Tyson Jost (17) during first-period NHL hockey game action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Colorado goalie Jonathan Bernier heard the Bronx cheers from the Air Canada Centre crowd on Monday night.

Major mistake costs Vonn a victory in Cortina downhill

United States' Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Friday, Jan.19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — A fast recovery prevented Lindsey Vonn from crashing into the safety netting and possibly compromising another Olympics.

Edmund upsets No. 3 Dimitrov, new Brit in Aussie Open semis

Britain's Kyle Edmund reacts after defeating Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — There’ll be a British man in the Australian Open semifinals for the seventh time in nine years. It’ll be Kyle Edmund this time, though, not Andy Murray.

Russia says Ahn among top athletes barred from Olympics

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, men's 1,000-meter short track speedskating gold medalist Viktor Ahn, of Russia, gestures while holding his medal during the medals ceremony at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Russian Olympic Committee says Ahn, a six-time Olympic gold medalist, is among several top Russian athletes barred from the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics amid the country’s ongoing doping scandal. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — Several of Russia’s top medal hopes for next month’s Olympics, including six-time speedskating gold medalist Viktor Ahn, have been barred from the Pyeongchang Games amid the country’s ongoing doping scandal.

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