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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys were able to clinch the NFC East title and home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs when the Eagles beat the Giants, 24-19 in Philadelphia on Thursday. The Eagles led by two TDs just 6:40 into the game as Malcolm Jenkins brought back the first of his two interceptions 34 yards for a score following Darren Sproles' 25-yard touchdown run. The 10-5 Giants had a chance to win it on their final drive until Eli Manning was picked off by Terrence Brooks near the goal line with five seconds left.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden State Warriors own an NBA-best record of 26-4 and a six-game winning streak after turning a 16-point, halftime deficit into a 117-101 victory at Brooklyn. Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Warriors, who outscored the Nets by 32 in the second half. Klay Thompson delivered 23 points, while Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry and Zaza Pachulia (pah-CHOO'-lee-uh) each added 15 in the win.
LAWRENCE, KAN. (AP) — Josh Jackson dropped in 21 points and Svi Mykhailiuk finished with 20 as third-ranked Kansas whipped UNLV, 71-53. Frank Mason chipped in 13 points for the Jayhawks, who have won 11 straight since a season-opening overtime loss to Indiana.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Matt Linehan threw for 381 yards and four touchdowns as Idaho won the third highest-scoring game in bowl history, beating Colorado State 61-50. Linehan also had a scoring run to take game MVP honors and tie the bowl record for touchdowns. Rams quarterback Nick Stevens passed for 445 yards and five TDs.
UNDATED (AP) — Scott Hartnell registered his ninth career hat trick, and the Columbus Blue Jackets picked up their team-record 11th consecutive win by clobbering Pittsburgh, 7-1. The Jackets took over first place in the NHL's Metropolitan Division by one point over the Penguins and New York Rangers. Also on ice, Jaromir Jagr (YAH'-roh-meer YAH'-gur) passed Mark Messier (MEH'-see-yay) for second on the all-time scoring list by collecting an assist in Florida's 3-1 loss to Boston.
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