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Morris, Boston U rout Howard 71-44

Morris, Boston U rout Howard 71-44

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Dom Morris led four players in double figures with 17 points and Boston University handed Howard its fourth straight loss, beating the Bison 71-44 Saturday in a consolation game of the University of Central Florida Holiday Classic.

D.J. Irving had 14 points while Maurice Watson Jr. and Malik Thomas chipped in 11 apiece on 5-of-7 shooting. Thomas, who played just 16 minutes, pulled down seven boards for Boston (6-7), which held a 42-38 rebounding edge.

Boston, which was 15-of-25 shooting in the first half, hit a season-high 56.3 percent (27 of 48) from the field and outscored Howard (3-12) 26-12 in the paint.

Boston opened the game with nine straight points and Morris scored 12 points in the first half as the Terriers took a 40-21 halftime lead. The Terriers, who led throughout, pushed their lead to 29 twice in the second half.

Calvin Thompson scored 19 for Howard.

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Sean Taylor is scaring Pro Bowl punters like Tress Way to this day

Sean Taylor is scaring Pro Bowl punters like Tress Way to this day

The Pro Bowl may not count for anything other than an accolade on a player's resume, but it has delivered some memorable moments over the years. 

Maybe the best Pro Bowl play ever was when Sean Taylor leveled former Bills punter Brian Moorman when the AFC tried to run a fake in the 2006 Pro Bowl. 

Tress Way is representing the Redskins in the 2020 Pro Bowl and still has that play in the back of his mind. 

When asked whether he'd try to pull off a fake punt of his own on Sunday, Way said yes but under specific conditions. 

Minkah Fitzpatrick and Jamal Adams are the starting safeties for the AFC, so while both are great players and Adams is a hard-hitter in his own right, none of them are Taylor. 

So if you see the NFC pull off a fake punt and Tress Way quickly gets rid of the ball, you'll know why. 

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Braves' Dansby Swanson admits he hates facing Stephen Strasburg

Braves' Dansby Swanson admits he hates facing Stephen Strasburg

After winning the NL Cy Young award in back-to-back seasons, the New York Mets' Jacob deGrom holds the title of undisputed best pitcher in the NL East—if not the entire major leagues.

So when asked at the Braves' annual winter FanFest, Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman were quick to admit that they hated facing deGrom more than any other pitcher in baseball.

But shortstop Dansby Swanson has another nemesis: Stephen Strasburg.

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Swanson is 6-for-27 (.222) with one home run and 15 strikeouts against Strasburg, making it understandable why he'd hate facing the Nationals starter.

Unfortunately for Swanson, Strasburg signed a seven-year deal with the Nationals in December. The Braves infielder isn't going to be able to avoid facing him anytime soon.

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