FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Joe Flacco threw three second half touchdown passes to lead Baltimore to a 28-13 win over New England in the AFC title game. The Ravens shutout Tom Brady and the Patriots offense in the second half to earn a trip to the Super Bowl in New Orleans.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Frank Gore scored the second of his two touchdowns in the middle of the fourth quarter to give San Francisco a 28-24 comeback win over Atlanta in the NFC title game. Gore's go ahead score capped an NFC championship game record comeback for the 49ers who trailed 17-0 early in the second quarter.
UNDATED (AP) -- For the first time in Super Bowl history brothers will be the opposing head coaches in the NFL's title game. Jim Harbaugh led San Francisco to the NFC title in just his second year with the team, while John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens won the AFC title beating New England.
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- Brian Gay birdied the second extra hole to win a three-way playoff and capture the Humana Challenge for his fourth PGA Tour title. Gay was tied with Charles Howell III and Sweden's David Lingmerth. Lingmerth bogeyed the first playoff hole and was eliminated, Howell bogeyed the second.
UNDATED (AP) -- Mark Helfrich is the new head football coach at Oregon, getting a promotion from offensive coordinator to replace Chip Kelly, who left to coach the Philadelphia Eagles. The 39-year old Helfrich, who is an Oregon native, signed a five-year deal for a reported $9 million.
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