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AP, CBS to announce awards Super Bowl eve

AP, CBS to announce awards Super Bowl eve

NEW YORK (AP) The Associated Press and the NFL will announce the annual league awards, including Most Valuable Player, in a two-hour prime-time special on Super Bowl eve.

The show, ``NFL Honors,'' will be broadcast on CBS on Feb. 2.

All seven AP NFL awards will be presented from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST live from the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans during a show hosted by ``30 Rock'' star Alec Baldwin. The show will feature a live performance by OneRepublic and appearances by Hall of Famers Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith and Steve Young.

The awards program will be preceded by a red-carpet show on NFL Network from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST.

In addition to MVP, the league will announce the winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which recognizes a player's community service as well as playing excellence.

The other AP awards are Coach of the Year, Comeback Player, Defensive Player and Defensive Rookie, and Offensive Player and Offensive Rookie.

A nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL votes for the awards. The AP tabulates the ballots.

Among the leading candidates for MVP are Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

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Capitals at Kings: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Capitals at Kings: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The Washington Capitals head to Los Angeles to take on the Kings on Monday at 10:30 p.m. ET. The Caps are second in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 32-19-7, while the Kings are scraping along the bottom of the Pacific Division with a record of 23-29-6. The Caps also beat the Kings (quite recently) 6-4 on Feb. 11.

The Kings are hoping to break out of their season slump and put an end to their four-game losing streak against the Capitals during Monday evening’s 10:30 p.m. ET game.

Here is everything you need to know about Monday’s late-night matchup, which will begin at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington.


CAPITALS at KINGS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals at Los Angeles Kings, Game 60 of the 2018-19 NHL Regular Season
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
When: Monday, Feb. 18, 10:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Capitals at King game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder Link)
Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals at Kings on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.
Radio: Caps 24/7 Radio, 106.7 The Fan FM

CAPITALS at KINGS TV SCHEDULE

9:30 PM: Caps Faceoff Live
10:00 PM: Caps Pregame Live
10:30 PM: Capitals at Kings

CAPITALS at KINGS INJURY REPORT

Capitals: 
Lars Eller -- lower body as of Feb. 1

Kings: 
Alec Martinez -- upper body as of Feb. 15
Sean Walker -- face as of Feb. 15
Jonny Brodzinski -- shoulder as of Sept. 20

CAPITALS at KINGS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Evgeny Kuznetsov, F, Capitals (15 goals, 39 assists, 54 points): Last time the Caps faced the Kings (which was only one week ago), Kuznetsov contributed two goals and two assists to the Caps’ 6-4 victory. His timely goal finished out the game, essentially securing the Caps’ victory, NBC Sports Washington’s J.J. Reagan reported. In the two games that have happened since, Kuznetsov has given the Caps one assist and one point. 

Alex Ovechkin, F, Capitals (39 goals, 27 assists, 66 points): Ovi is just shy of 40-goals and played a key role in the Caps’ latest game against the Kings. He led the team with eight shots on net, and the team captain gave the Caps the first point of the game.

CAPITALS vs. KINGS SERIES HISTORY

Number of all-time Meetings: 111
All-Time Series Record: Kings lead 60-38-13
Last Meeting: Caps win 6-4 (2/11/19)

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Michael Jordan's top 5 games on the Wizards to commemorate his birthday

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Michael Jordan's top 5 games on the Wizards to commemorate his birthday

Today, Sunday, Feb. 17, is Michael Jordan's 56th birthday. To commemorate one of the best basketball has ever seen, we've compiled the five best games during his two seasons in Washington.

​​​​​​Dec. 29, 2001 vs. Charlotte
The first of Michael Jordan's most memorable games as a Wizard was the Dec. 29th matchup against the Hornets. During that game, Jordan posted 51 points, the 10th-most points scored in a single game during his entire career. Jordan also notched 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals during this game.

Dec. 31, 2001 vs. New Jersey
Jordan followed up that 51-point performance only two days later when Washington took on New Jersey. Jordan posted 45 points with 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals.

Feb. 21, 2003 vs. New Jersey
In February of 2003 during Jordan's final season and just four days after his 40th birthday, Jordan scored 43 points, got 10 rebounds and recorded 4 steals. He was showing no signs of slowing down during his final season.

Jan. 4, 2003 vs. Indiana
Another one of Jordan's most memorable games during his time in Washington shortly after New Year’s Day 2003 when he scored 41 points with an impressive 12 rebounds and 3 steals.

Jan. 26, 2002 vs. Phoenix
Last but not least, Jordan's 2002 game vs. Phoenix notched another 41 points. During that game, Jordan recorded seven assists and two steals.

Happy Birthday to one of the best there ever was.

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