Washington State Holds On To Beat Oregon 79-76Tia Presley scored 29 points, Lia Galdeira added 22 and Washington State held on to beat Oregon 79-76 on Sunday. The Cougars improve to 7-1 all-time and 3-0 this season when both Presley and Galdeira reach the 20-point mark. Washington State led 77-71 with 2:08 remaining when Jillian Alleyne scored and Drea Toler converted a three-point play to pull Oregon within 77-76 with 35 seconds to play. Galdeira made a pair of free throws with 7 seconds to go. Oregon's Katelyn Loper shot a 3 with a second left, but it banged off the back of the rim to seal it for Washington State (11-6, 2-4 Pac-12). The Cougars played without senior guard Shalie Dheensaw, who suffered a right knee injury Jan. 16 and had started in 50-straight games. Alleyne had 23 points and 16 rebounds to lead Oregon (8-9, 1-5 Pac-12). EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - January 19, 2015
Cardinals' Cromartie Heading To Pro Bowl As ReplacementArizona Cardinals cornerback Antonio Cromartie has been selected to the Pro Bowl, replacing Richard Sherman of the Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks. It is the third straight selection for Cromartie, and fourth of his career. He had been selected this year as an alternate, but will now join Cardinals teammates Calais Campbell, Patrick Peterson and Justin Bethel in the game at University of Phoenix Stadium - Arizona's home field - in the NFL's all-star game. The Pro Bowl will be played on Jan. 25, a week before the Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona. Cromartie, in his first season with Arizona, had three interceptions for the Cardinals. He has also made the Pro Bowl while a member of the New York Jets and San Diego Chargers. TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - January 19, 2015
Falcons To Have Second Interview With Seahawks' QuinnSeattle's NFC championship game win isn't stopping the Atlanta Falcons from talking with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Quinn's agent, Rick Smith, confirmed to The Associated Press on Sunday night the Falcons will meet with Quinn on Monday. NFL's anti-tampering rules allow head coach candidates to hold second meetings with teams on the bye week between conference championship games and the Super Bowl. The Falcons can't offer the job to Quinn until after the Feb. 1 Super Bowl. Quinn will become the second candidate to hold a second interview with the Falcons, who are looking to replace Mike Smith. The Falcons had their second meeting with Detroit defensive coordinator Teryl Austin last week. ATLANTA (AP) – January 19, 2015
Seahawks Rally Stuns Packers 28-22 In OT For NFC Title
Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC championship game. The Seahawks became the first defending champion to make the Super Bowl in 10 years, and will play the winner of the AFC title game between Indianapolis and New England.