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NFL Capsule: Eagles at Saints

NFL Capsule: Eagles at Saints

PHILADELPHIA (3-4) At NEW ORLEANS (2-5)

Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

OPENING LINE - Saints by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Philadelphia 1-5-1; New Orleans 3-4

SERIES RECORD - Eagles lead 16-11

AP PRO32 RANKING - Eagles No. 17; Saints No. 23

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Eagles 48-22, Sept. 20, 2009

LAST WEEK - Philadelphia lost to Atlanta 30-17; New Orleans lost to Denver 34-14

EAGLES OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (10), PASS (15)

EAGLES DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (17), PASS (14)

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (32), PASS (1)

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (31), PASS (30)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Eagles have lost three straight games. ... Saints coming off most lopsided loss in four years. ... Eagles QB Michael Vick has 78.6 passer rating, his lowest since joining team in 2009. ... Vick threw eight interceptions and lost five fumbles in first six games, but coming off turnover-free performance against Falcons. ... New Orleans already has two more losses than all of last season, when it tied franchise record with 13-3 mark. ... Eagles went three straight games without sack before snapping drought last week. They rank next-to-last with nine sacks on season. ... Saints are first team since at least 1950 to give up more than 400 yards in seven consecutive games. ... In addition to ranking last in league total defense by more than 50 yards a game, New Orleans 32nd in average yards rushing (72.6 yards). ... Vick 5-2 against Saints as Atlanta's starting quarterback. ... New Orleans QB Drew Brees has thrown at least one touchdown pass in NFL-record 50 straight games. With two TD passes against Denver, he climbed past John Elway for sixth on career list with 301. ... Philadelphia's three wins are by total of four points. Last time Eagles had three wins in season by two points or less was 1997.

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Towson at Delaware College Basketball: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

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Towson at Delaware College Basketball: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Towson has lost six consecutive games and will be looking to get back to winning ways when it visits Delaware.

The Blue Hens, meanwhile, have won five of their first seven conference games and will be looking to keep pace in the competitive CAA when they host the Tigers at Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del. on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus.

Towson at Delaware How to Watch

What: Towson Tigers at Delaware Blue Hens
Where: Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, Del. 
When: 7 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington Plus (Channel Finder)

Towson at Delaware Preview

Conference: Colonial Athletic Association
Record: Towson (5-14, 1-5)  Delaware (13-7, 5-2)
Last Game: 72-66 loss at Drexel, 1/17 (Towson),  76-69 win vs. James Madison, 1/17 (Delaware)
Leading Scorers: Brian Fobbs, 16.1 ppg (Towson), Eric Carter, 17.7 ppg (Delaware)

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Bryce Harper's longtime friend Kris Bryant says Harper isn't headed for Cubs

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Bryce Harper's longtime friend Kris Bryant says Harper isn't headed for Cubs

After weeks of twists and turns and not enough information for any Nationals fan's satisfaction, the Chicago Cubs seem to be out of the race for free agent Bryce Harper.

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant seemingly confirmed the news on Friday night from the opening ceremonies of the 2019 Cubs Convention.

"He's not signing here," Bryant said as he sat down with NBC Sports Chicago. 

Though there have been no official reports of whether or not the Cubs are completely out in the race to sign Harper, a word from one of Harper's longtime friends shouldn't be brushed aside.

Bryant and Harper took the field together in the 2016 MLB All-Star game, and faced off in the 2017 NLDS Cubs-Nats matchup. 

The pair have known each other since grade schoool, and played for rival high schools in Las Vegas. But despite their history, Bryant says that they haven't chatted much about the situation otherwise, choosing to focus on preserving their friendship.

"I never bring it up to him," Bryant admitted. "I try to be a good friend to him, and not talk about baseball when he doesn't want to talk about baseball."

"Whatever happens, I wish [him] the best."

You can see more of Bryant's interview with NBCSC below.

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