In a competitive Pro Bowl from start to finish, Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals took over to lead the AFC past the NFC, 20-13. Dalton finished 10-of-12 for 100 yards, leading two crucial scoring drives in the win. Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander had an interception late to seal the win, as he was awarded MVP honors. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was also awarded MVP, as he finished with three catches for 36 yards and a scoring reception. Other key performers saw Drew Brees go 10-for-19 for 112 yards and a touchdown to Doug Baldwin for the NFC, while Alex Smith went 6-for-8 for 74 yards and a 26-yard scoring pass to Delanie Walker. The AFC players get $61,000 for the win, while the NFC goes home with $30,000.
Simmonds gives Metropolitan the ASG Victory
The NHL All-Star Game stayed with the division matchup format, and it was Wayne Simmonds who was the hero with the game-winning goal for a 4-3 Metropolitan win over the Pacific. The goal came with 4:58 left in the game, as he was awarded the MVP of the night in Los Angeles, as the Philadelphia Flyer completed the hat trick in front of his old team's crowd. Cam Atkinson of the Blue Jackets also had a hat trick on the night, as the Metro Division denied the Pacific wins in consecutive years. The division from out west took out the Central with ease, 10-3, while the Metropolitan took their semifinal match from the Atlantic, 10-6.
Nova Uses Tip-In At Buzzer to Survive
It's only fitting that a week full of upsets in college basketball ends with another near-loss for the top-ranked team in the country, Villanova. Donte DiVincenzo tipped in the game-winner at the buzzer for a 61-59 win over No. 12 Virginia on Sunday. Nova trailed by 12 points with 10 minutes left in the game before the rally began, as they improved to 11-0 at home. The Wildcats were able avoid their first two-game losing streak in four years after falling to Marquette earlier this week. Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges had 15 points each for Villanova, while Ty Jerome had 15 of his own for the Cavaliers. The No. 1 team in the country used an 11-0 second half run to make it interesting down the stretch, giving them a chance for the late-game heroics. Although, when the new rankings are revealed on Monday, undefeated Gonzaga is expected to take over the top spot in the college basketball world.