Hendrickson, Glasder earn Olympic spots in ski jumping

Sarah Hendrickson (7) competes in the women's ski jumping event at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Park City, Utah. Hendrickson qualified for the Olympic team. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Former World champion Sarah Hendrickson and Michael Glasder clinched spots in the Pyeongchang Games on Sunday as the overall winners at the U.S. Olympic trials for ski jumping.

Seahawks miss playoffs for first time since ‘11

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll walks on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE — Doug Baldwin spent the week preparing for the inevitable reality, knowing that even with a victory it was going to be difficult for the Seattle Seahawks to make the playoffs for a sixth straight season.

NFL offensive production falls despite record for Brady

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady scrambles away from New York Jets linebacker Demario Davis (56) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Passing production was down league-wide to levels not seen in several seasons, rookie running backs shined, and Tom Brady added another record to his brilliant career.

Birthday letdown: Mitchell scores 29, Jazz top James, Cavs

Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha, left, guards against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — There’s no longer any surprise in the Jazz locker room when Donovan Mitchell takes over a game. Teammates have begun to expect it from the rookie, whose latest feat was to outduel LeBron James on the four-time MVP’s 33rd birthday.

Capitals beat Devils to take lead in Metropolitan Division

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russia, celebrates with defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) and others, after Niskanen's goal past New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider, right, in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Washington. The Capitals 5-2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson had a goal and two assists each, Alex Ovechkin had three assists and the Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Saturday night to move atop the Metropolitan Division.

On Football: Some 2017 NFL memories, good and bad

File-This Dec. 10, 2017, file photo shows Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman, second from right, throwing during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Orchard Park, N.Y. BEST GAME SCENE (special award): Buffalo’s home win in the snow vs. Indianapolis. Punts landing and sticking in the snow. The inability to see across the field because the snow fell so hard. Little semblance of a passing game. More than 2 inches of snow crusting the field. And a fan-base that celebrated by making snowmen in the stands. Give us more of that!(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

The Associated Press will hand out its individual NFL awards on the night before the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. Until then, here are some off-the-beaten track honors to consider.

Cologna, Oestberg win cross-country Tour de Ski races

Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg of Norway celebrates after winning the women's 10 kilometer cross country skiing race at the Tour de Ski in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP)

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) — Three-time Olympic champion Dario Cologna won his first cross-country ski World Cup race on home snow in Switzerland on Sunday, and rose to second place in the Tour de Ski standings.



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