Sports News for Monday February 6, 2017

Sports News for Monday February 6, 2017

>>Patriots Rally Past Falcons To Win Super Bowl 51


(Houston, TX)  —  The New England Patriots are champions for a fifth time after completing the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history.  New England erased a 25-point deficit on its way to a 34-28 overtime victory against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium in Houston.  James White ran in from two yards out to clinch the win in the first-ever Super Bowl OT.


>>Patriots’ Brady Named MVP


(Houston, TX)  —  Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the MVP of Super Bowl 51.  Brady broke numerous Super Bowl records.  He threw for 466 yards and two TDs in the Pats’ 34-28 overtime win against the Falcons at NRG Stadium in Houston.  This was Brady’s fourth Super Bowl MVP, which is the most ever.  Brady’s 466 yards, 43 completions, and 62 attempts all broke the previous marks.


>>Falcons Lose Their Second Super Bowl Appearance


(Houston, TX)  —  The Falcons are 0-and-2 in their two Super Bowl appearances.  Atlanta blew a 28-3 lead early in the third quarter as they fell to the Patriots 34-28 in overtime of Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium.  The Falcons previous Super Bowl loss came during the 1998 season in a 34-19 defeat at the hands of the Broncos.


>>Colts’ Gore Wins Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award


(Houston, TX)  — Colts running back Frank Gore earned the 2016 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award at the NFL Honors show on Saturday.  The award goes to the player who best demonstrates good sportsmanship on the field as well as respect for opponents and integrity for the game.  The NFL Foundation will donate 25-thousand dollars to the charity of Gore’s choosing.


>>Matsuyama Wins Waste Management Phoenix Open In Playoff


(Scottsdale, AZ)  —  Hideki Matsuyama is the Waste Management Phoenix Open champion for the second straight year.  Matsuyama beat Webb Simpson in a four-hole playoff at the TPC Scottsdale to capture his fourth career PGA Tour victory.  The pair finished 72 holes tied at 17-under-par.


>>Cardinals Begin Spring Training Next Week


(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Cardinals will begin spring training in Florida next week.  Pitchers and catchers report to Jupiter a week from tomorrow, with the first workout the following day.  The full squad arrives a week from Friday.  Grapefruit League play starts Saturday, February 25th against the Marlins.


>>Pierce Hits Final Shot At TD Garden


(Boston, MA)  —  The Celtics put down the Clippers, 107-102, at the TD Garden Sunday afternoon.  It was LA’s Paul Pierce final game in Boston.  Pierce hit a three in the closing moments leading to a standing ovation from the crowd.  The future Hall-of-Famer spent the first 15 seasons of his career with the Celtics.  He is retiring at the end of the season.


>>Illinois Falls To Minnesota


(Champaign, IL)  —  Illinois’ losing streak is now at three.  The Fighting Illini dropped a 68-59 home decision to Minnesota on Saturday.  Illinois has lost six of its last seven and is now 13-and-11 on the season, including 3-and-8 in Big Ten play.  The Illini are on the road tomorrow night at Northwestern.


Millikin Men lose again, 75-39 to Augustana.  Millikin Women also lose to Augustana 83-76.

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