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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The Patriots were unbeatable at home this season, going 8-0 during the regular season and rolling past the Chargers in the divisional round. Playing outside of Massachusetts has provided different outcomes. Brady is 8-4 all-time in AFC championship game with a 6-1 record at home. But he's just 2-3 on the road, with both wins coming at Pittsburgh during 2001 and 2004 seasons. The Patriots will also have to deal with what could be the coldest temperature for a game in Arrowhead Stadium history.
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BOSTON (AP) - Chris Wagner scored the go-ahead goal 5:27 into the third period, Tuukka Rask tied a Boston record with his 252nd career win and the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2. Rask made 28 saves and matched the franchise mark set by Cecil "Tiny" Thompson, who was 252-153 with 63 ties.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora doesn't sound so sure anymore that he will visit the White House for the celebration of the team's World Series championship. The Puerto Rican native previously said he was looking forward to personally making the case for hurricane relief to President Donald Trump. But on Thursday, a few days after the date was announced for the visit, Cora repeatedly prefaced his comments with, "If I go ...."
BOSTON (AP) - Vasa Pusica scored 21 points and Northeastern held off Charleston 69-60 for its third straight win. Pusica was 6-of-8 shooting and made all eight of his free throws. The Huskies opened the second half on a 22-6 run and led 45-29 with 16 minutes remaining. The Cougars pulled to 65-58 with 1:30 to play, but Pusica shot 4 of 4 from the free-throw line to help seal it.
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) - Ray Salnave scored 17 points with a trio of 3-pointers and had three steals as Monmouth ran away from Fairfield 74-57, winning its third straight. Deion Hammond added 16 points and four 3-pointers for Monmouth and Diago Quinn 15 points and eight rebounds. The Hawks, who started the season with 12 straight losses, are 5-2 since breaking into the win column against Penn in overtime.
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) - Takal Molson scored the go-ahead layup with 5.6 seconds remaining and Canisius defeated Quinnipiac 65-63. Molson, who was 8 of 10 from the field, scored 18 points for the Golden Griffins (6-11, 3-2 MAAC).
NEW YORK (AP) - Demetrius Andrade is just a few months from winning a middleweight title but perhaps still far away from fights with the division's biggest names. He doesn't want to sit and wait until he gets a shot at a Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin or Daniel Jacobs. So he gets back in the ring Friday at Madison Square Garden for the first defense of his WBO belt against Artur Akavov of Russia.
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