Falcons trounce Packers in NFC title game rematch

ATLANTA (AP) Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons picked up where they left off against the Green Bay Packers, building a big halftime on the way to a dominating victory Sunday night.The rematch of last season's NFC championship game was essentially a repeat: Ryan threw for 252 yards and

Leishman wins BMW title with England's Rose second

BMW Championship, final-round leaderboard-23 M Leishman (Aus); -18 J Rose (Eng), R Fowler (US); -16 J Day (Aus); -15 M Kuchar (US), J Rahm (Spa); -13 T Finau, J Speith (both US) Selected others: -11 S Garcia (Spa); -10 P Mickelson (US); -8 P Casey (Eng); -7 I Poulter (Eng);

Isaiah Thomas, Amir Johnson trade jabs over The Process, Cavs' title odds

It's remarkable how quickly things can change.Only a few months ago, Boston Celtics duo Isaiah Thomas and Amir Johnson were battling the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals. Now, the two are battling each other on social media in defense of their new teams.Johnson posted an Instagram photo Saturday

Indian Open: John Higgins beats Anthony McGill to take title

John Higgins moved up to second in the world rankings after beating fellow Scotsman and defending champion Anthony McGill 5-1 to win the Indian Open.It was a 29th ranking title for the 42-year-old, who moves ahead of Steve Davis and Ronnie O'Sullivan and is now only behind Stephen Hendry, who

How Essex found talent from within to land first title in 25 years

"The end of the beginning." Those were the words Essex chief executive Derek Bowden used to sum up the county's first Championship title for a quarter of a century.The English domestic game has gone through many changes since 1992 when Essex last lifted the Lord's Taverners Trophy, but much of