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Patriots take down Steelers, clinch ninth trip to Super Bowl

The Patriots have earned their NFL-record ninth berth in the Super Bowl by slamming the Pittsburgh Steelers, 36-17 in the AFC championship game.

The Atlanta Falcons are headed to their second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history after routing the Green Bay Packers 44-21 in the NFC championship game.

Cam Atkinson's second goal of the game at 1:09 of overtime lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets a 7-6 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night.

Conor Sheary scored two goals, Sidney Crosby added his league-leading 28th and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth straight game, 5-1 over the Boston Bruins 5-1 on Sunday.

Kelsey Mitchell made six 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead No. 16 Ohio State to an 88-64 rout of Illinois on Sunday for its third straight win.

Wildcats outlast Buckeyes

Winter Sports Scoreboard- January 21

Spurs battle past Cavs

Kansas State stuns No. 7 WVU

Marshall punishes Western Kentucky

Ohio knocks off Northern Illinois

Baylor takes down West Virginia

Winter sports scoreboard- Jan. 20

Winter sports scoreboard- Jan. 19

Senators shutout Blue Jackets

Reds trade starting pitcher for prospects

Browns nearing deal with Colins

Cavaliers eclipse Suns

Winter Sports Scoreboard- Jan. 18

Sooners stun #7 Mountaineers

Hill signs with Malone University

3 elected to Baseball Hall of FAme

Aching back limits Love

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