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Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - The New England Patriots are the favorite once again in this city's sports books to win the Super Bowl. They're a lopsided pick to win the one after that, too. Oddsmakers wasted little time in establishing the Patriots as between a 5-to-6 point favorite over the Philadelphia Eagles. Bettors didn't take long to weigh in themselves, with one gambler taking the points and putting a $10,000 bet on the Eagles at the South Point resort before their rout of the Minnesota Vikings was even over.

(AP) - Tom Brady leads the New England Patriots to their record 10th Super Bowl with a come-from-behind 24-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship. They'll seek a record-tying sixth Lombardi Trophy when they face the Philadelphia Eagles, who whipped the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC championship.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England's defense stepped up late to secure the Patriots' NFL-record 10th Super Bowl appearance. After being picked apart by Blake Bortles in the first half, the Patriots kept Jacksonville out of the red zone in the second half of their 24-20 AFC championship game victory.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is on the field for warmups at Gillette Stadium wearing black tape over the inside part of his injured right hand _ but no glove. Brady is throwing passes _ with a glove only on his non-throwing left hand _ about 45 minutes before kickoff for the AFC championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Brady was listed as questionable after he hurt his right hand during practice earlier in the week.

BOSTON (AP) - Elfrid Payton had 22 points and the Orlando Magic won for just the third time in their last 20 games, overcoming Kyrie Irving's 40 points to beat the Boston Celtics 103-95. Orlando snapped a 14-game losing streak at Boston.

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - Matt Harris scored 24 points, Josh Gantz added 19 and UMass Lowell beat Binghamton 79-71 for the River Hawks' first America East Conference win this season. The River Hawks extended their 33-28 halftime lead with an 8-2 run to start the second half with a 3-point play and a jumper by Jahad Thomas and a 3-pointer from Gantz.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Kia Nurse scored 24 points and freshman Megan Walker added a career-best 22 to help No. 1 UConn rout Temple 113-57. The Huskies were missing Katie Lou Samuelson, who was out with a left ankle injury she sustained against Tulsa on Thursday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Deng Adel had all 18 points and 10 rebounds after halftime, including a late free throw that helped Louisville hold off Boston College 77-69 for its fourth consecutive victory. Louisville led by 18 with 3:57 remaining before BC got within a basket, but free throws by Ryan McMahon and V.J. King sealed the win.

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