Monroe State Champions Honored | Sports

The 2018 Monroe girls track team, which won the Class AAA State Championship last spring. was honored Saturday night. The coaches and team members were greeted and congratulated by Superintendent Kenneth Dyer. Athletic Director Lea Henry and others as they were awarded state championship plaques. Pictured are: Standing: Coach Billy Glanton (far left), Johanna Jones, Naquibia Flood, Dezenaire Billings, Trinity Pike, Camille Milledge, Mikendy Edwards, Jakelya Shealy, Liberty Cobb, Tieria Malone, Chelsea Bogan, and Coach Tracy Malone Drayton (far right). (Kneeling) T’Kesia Mitchell, Nia Harris, Isis McVay, JaMilya Poole, and Naila Harris Not pictured Jaeda Hunt and Cheryl Thomas, Annie Cooper and Coach Paul Jones. Photo by Joe Whitfield

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NFL Playoffs 2019 TV Schedule: What time, channel is Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans…

The winner advances to the NFC Championship Game on January 20, 2019, with a chance to advance to the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3, 2019.

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Eagles’notes:’* QB NICK FOLES passed for 266 yards with 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs last week. Is 4-1 with 1,432 pass yards (286.4 per game) with 10 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 105.2 rating in 5 career postseason starts. Is 10-2 as starter since 2017 (including postseason). Completed 23 of 33 (69.7 pct.) for 195 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 105 rating in only career playoff meeting (1/4/14). * RB JOSH ADAMS (rookie) led team with 511 rush yards this season, 1 of 8 rookie RBs with 500+ rush yards in 2018. RB DARREN SPROLES has 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) in his past 6 (incl. playoffs). In 11 career playoff games, has 750 scrimmage yards (68.2 per game) & 7 TDs (4 rush, 3 rec.). * WR ALSHON JEFFERY led team with 6 catches for 82 yards last week. In his past 3 postseason games, has 14 receptions for 240 yards (80 per game) & 3 TDs. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 playoff games. In 3 career meetings, has 18 catches for 329 yards (109.7 per game) & 2 TDs. WR GOLDEN TATE had go-ahead TD catch in 4th Q. last week. Rookie TE DALLAS GOEDERT had rec. TD last week, his 1st-career postseason TD. * DE MICHAEL BENNETT had sack last week. Aims for his 4th playoff game in row with sack. In only career playoff meeting (1/11/14 with Sea.), had 6 tackles, .5 sack, FF & FR. CB RASUL DOUGLAS led team with 8 tackles last week. DT FLETCHER COX has 8 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 FFs & FR in his past 2 vs. NO.’

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Forget Bryce Harper; Phillies Can Plan $700M Manny Machado, Mike Trout Pairing

There have been rumblings all offseason that the Philadelphia Phillies were prepared to spend big in free agency and land at least one superstar,’if not two.

“We’re going into this expecting to spend money,” owner John Middleton told reporters at the owners meetings in November. “And maybe even be a little bit stupid about it.”

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But what if the Phillies pivoted in a different direction and saved their money for a different glitzy pairing: Machado and a fellow by the name of Mike Trout.

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Which top NFL playoff team is at biggest risk of divisional

Only once this decade have all four of the NFL’s top seeds advanced to the conference championship game. Who should be on upset alert this weekend?

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An upset alert shouldn’t be necessary to make the top-seeded teams in the NFL playoffs aware of the imminent threat facing them this weekend.

Three of the four outfits’that advanced from last week’s’wild-card round, after all, did so on the road. And only once this decade (in 2015) have the top two seeds on each side advanced to the conference championship games.

But while this weekend’s traveling’teams’collectively posted a 18-14 mark as visitors this season, the foursome of teams hosting’after’a first-round bye (the Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams)’combined for a 28-4 record at home.

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Grading Auburn’s running backs for the 2018 season

With Auburn’s season in the rearview mirror, AL.com is taking a look at how the Tigers performed at each position during the 2018-19 season. The second part of this 10-part series takes a look at Auburn’s backfield.

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Overview: Auburn’s typically dominant run game, a staple of the Gus Malzahn era, was a shell of itself this season as the Tigers finished 10th in the SEC and 68th nationally ‘ middle of the pack in the FBS ‘ in rushing in 2018. With an inefficient run game that did not benefit from the team’s uneven play along the offensive line, Auburn saw its SEC-best streak of nine straight seasons with a 1,000-yard rusher come to a halt.

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