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Rochford, Fairleigh Dickinson beat Longwood 79-71

Rochford, Fairleigh Dickinson beat Longwood 79-71

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) Kinu Rochford scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as hot-shooting Fairleigh Dickinson defeated Longwood 79-71 Monday to end a three-game skid.

The Knights (5-7) shot 61.4 percent from the field (27 of 44) and made 22 of 25 free throws. The Lancers (3-11), had many more field goal attempts but went only 29 of 68 and were 9 of 17 from the foul line.

Rochford, coming off a 30-point, 16-rebound performance in Fairleigh Dickinson's 96-67 loss to Virginia Commonwealth, made 12 of 13 field goals and 8 of 11 free throws.

Melquan Bolding added 22 points and nine rebounds for the Knights, who scored the last four points of the first half to lead 39-35 at the break, then opened the second half on an 11-5 run to pull away.

Michael Kessens had 17 points and Tristan Carey 16 to lead Longwood, which has lost four straight.

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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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