Patriots 36, Steelers 17: Tom Brady and Patriots Overwhelm Steelers and Advance to Super Bowl LI

Patriots 36, Steelers 17 By BEN SHPIGEL January 22, 2017 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The play that secured the New England Patriots’ passage into the Super Bowl, that repudiated hints of their vulnerability and punctuated a season-long transformation, occurred in the second quarter Sunday. Yes, an entire half — and then some — remained in… Continue reading

Australian Open Upsets Knock Out No. 1s, Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber

By BEN ROTHENBERG January 22, 2017 MELBOURNE, Australia — Three days after the six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic bowed out in the tournament’s second round, top-ranked Andy Murray followed. Murray, a five-time runner-up in Melbourne, was unable to counter the unrelenting net play of 50th-ranked Mischa Zverev, falling by 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4… Continue reading