Patriots’ coordinators had a showcase game against Titans

Foxborough, MA - 1/13/2018 - (4th quarter) New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick shares an embrace with Defensive Cordinator Matt Patricia at the end of the game. The New England Patriots host the Tennessee Titans in a AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Ben Volin, Topic: 14Titans-Patriots, LOID: 8.4.605014565.

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Josh McDaniels’s play-calling was tremendous, and Matt Patricia was not to be outdone on the defensive side.

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// Bill Belichick getting up to speed on Jaguars

The Patriots coach didn’t have much to say about Sunday’s opponent.

Cleveland Cavaliers' Isaiah Thomas, right, drives against Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Warriors 118, Cavaliers 108

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors past Cavaliers

Isaiah Thomas, getting his first taste of rivalry, had 19 points in a season-high 32 minutes

Celtics notebook

// Jayson Tatum, Al Horford ready to play against Pelicans

The two Celtics had been banged up, but a respite after the London game has helped.

Chad Finn

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Boston MA 01/15/17 Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91), right celebrates his game winning goal with teammates left wing Jamie Benn (14), left and right wing Alexander Radulov (47) against the Boston Bruins during the overtime period at TD Garden. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter: Fluto Shinzawa

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Tyler Seguin beats Bruins with overtime goal

The Dallas center (and former Bruin) scored his 22d of the season with 2:01 remaining.


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// Defensive coordinator Matt Patricia closing in on job with Lions

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Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin got reacquainted during a joint practice between the Patriots and Jaguars in August.

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Tom Coughlin is the Patriots’ boogeyman

He’s beaten Bill Belichick twice in the Super Bowl, and now he’s built Jacksonville into a contender for the AFC Championship.

US gymnast Simone Biles, who won four gold medals at the Rio de Janeiro Games, said Monday she was sexually abused by former Team USA doctor Larry Nassar.

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Sports Log

Simone Biles claims she, too, was abused by Larry Nassar

The 2016 Olympic gymnastics champion joined a chorus of accusers against the now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.


// Bruins’ third line did the job on defense

Danton Heinen, Riley Nash, and David Backes took shifts against Dallas’s potent first line.

BC 81, Florida State 75

BC tops Florida State for first time in six years

The Eagles beat the FSU press, then held on with precision free throw shooting.

NFL notebook

// Titans oust Mike Mularkey . . . to make room for Josh McDaniels?

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Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates after she won over Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Australian Open

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American women continue to struggle, with two victories in first 14 matches.

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The big defenseman’s goal in the second period got the Bruins going in a good direction.

Season Ticket podcast

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Attleboro,MA 1-8-18: Damien Perry of Bishop Stang is pictured as he hits a two point shot over the defense of Bishop Feehan's Derek Knobloch (4) in the first quarter. Bishop Stang visited Bishop Feehan in a boy's high school basketball game. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)


Damien Perry pointed in his leadership for unbeaten Bishop Stang

The high-scoring junior guard and his teammates are driven to make a deep run in Division 3.

Michigan's Mortiz Wagner, right, drives against Michigan State's Gavin Schilling during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan won 82-72. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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Michigan State’s loss to Michigan was revealing

Some of the Spartans’ flaws were exposed as they fell to their in-state rival.

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