The Patriots and Eagles will square off in Super Bowl 52

first_imgAnd, with the game — and the season — possibly on the line, the Patriots star came up big again.“I’ve had a lot worse,” Brady said. “I didn’t know that on Wednesday. It was a crazy injury. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday was a little scary. Then I started getting some confidence and today we did just enough to win.”Brady finished 26 of 38 for 290 yards and two touchdowns to Amendola.It’s the eighth Super Bowl appearance for Brady and coach Bill Belichick, who have won five times — including last year’s 34-28 overtime rally against the Falcons.“It’s pretty amazing,” Brady said. “Just to be on a team that wins these kinds of games, it’s just a great accomplishment.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Foles threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns, showing poise and moxie in going 26 for 33.The Vikings were hoping to become the first NFL team to serve as host to a Super Bowl in its own stadium, but they followed up their “Minneapolis Miracle ” with a “Flop in Philly.”So, they’ll clear out their lockers long before the Eagles and Patriots and their fans take over U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl 52 in two weeks.Oddsmakers like the chances of Brady winning a sixth Super Bowl ring, making the Patriots nearly a touchdown favorite to beat the Eagles.The Patriots and Eagles, who last won an NFL title in 1960, several years before the first Super Bowl, met in the Super Bowl after the 2004 season with the Patriots prevailing 24-21.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, center, carries the trophy between quarterback Tom Brady, left, and safety Patrick Chung as they leave the field after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl in search of a sixth title.They’ll face a Philadelphia Eagles team looking for their first Lombardi Trophy.ADVERTISEMENT Hours after Brady’s game-winning 4-yard TD pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining in Foxborough, the Eagles won for the fourth time in five tries under Foles.It started out ominously, however.The Vikings celebrated Kyle Rudolph’s 25-yard touchdown catch from Case Keenum on their opening drive by mimicking the Olympic sport of curling for their TD celebration.It was the Eagles who had all the fun after that.Patrick Robinson’s spectacular 50-yard interception return got Philadelphia started. Then Foles and his offense tore up the league’s stingiest scoring defense, with long TD throws to Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith. LeGarrette Blount had an 11-yard scoring run when things were decided in the first half, and the Eagles were headed to an NFL title game the Vikings (14-4) hoped to be in at their own stadium.“You know everyone was against us,” Foles said. “Coming out here and stick together and (we) come away with an amazing victory against a great team.”Blake Bortles and the stingy Jaguars (12-7) led New England 20-10 early in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t hold against the defending champions.The NFL’s second-ranked defense kept Brady and the Patriots at bay for most of the game, but lost linebacker Myles Jack and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus on consecutive plays on New England’s winning drive.It was New England’s 13th win in 14 games since their 2-2 start. Their only stumble since September was a 27-20 loss at the Dolphins on Dec. 11.Brady, wearing a black bandage on his right hand after needing stitches to close a cut that happened on a play during practice earlier in the week, showed no signs of being hampered.center_img Brady led the Patriots (15-3) back from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC championship game Sunday.Starting his 36th playoff game, Brady shook off an injury to his right hand and the loss of top target Rob Gronkowski to rally the Patriots to their record 10th Super Bowl appearance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Patriots will try to match the Pittsburgh Steelers’ six Super Bowl trophies when they face the Eagles (15-3) on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis.Nick Foles, the backup QB who was thrust into the starting role when Carson Wentz blew out his left knee last month, led the Philadelphia to a 38-7 rout of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game. 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Govt signs US$17M pact with Japan to improve electricity supply

first_imgGuyana and Japan on Wednesday signed a US$17 million aid agreement that will help in improving the electricity supply to several wards in the capital city of Georgetown.The project dubbed ‘Introduction of Renewable Energy and the Improvement of Power System’ will see the installation of a PV system and energy management system at the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Headquarters.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL), Albert Gordon, told the media at the signing that he is confident the new system will help GPL to reduce the frequent outages.“Our top priority as we said is to reduce the number of outages and this particular project will help in terms of improving reliability and losses also improving voltage levels. But it is part of a set of projects we are implementing,” Gordon said.By 2023, transmission loss could be reduced to about 1,600,000 kilowatts/year through the provision of substation equipment and distribution lines.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge commended the timeliness of the contribution by Japan and said it accords well with the Government’s development trajectory.“The project aims at improving the efficiency of the power system in the City of Georgetown and the surrounding areas by enhancing substation and distribution equipment,” he added.Minister Greenidge said both the renewable energy and the LED street lamps project will contribute significantly to the green state initiative.He added that funds would be used for establishing a photovoltaic and an energy management system at the Caricom Secretariat located at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown. The agreement was signed by representatives of the Guyana Government and Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA).Meanwhile, Minister Greenidge praised Japan for assisting his country over the years in several areas including technical cooperation, finance and investment cooperation, and as well as grant assistance.“These projects, I am happy to note, are not only clear manifestations of the excellent relationship that exists between our two Governments but just as significantly have contributed to the enhancement of Guyana’s social and economic development,” he said.During the signing ceremony, Japan also donated 4716 LED street lamps from a total of 10,865 to the Public Infrastructure Ministry worth US$1.3 million.Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry Annette Ferguson welcomed the donation and said some 4000 street lamps will be installed throughout Georgetown in the coming weeks.The Minister said areas throughout the regions have been identified for the installation process to begin, proving lighting to several communities many of which were without street lights for years.Ferguson believes the gesture will lend to ensuring safer roads and greater public security.Guyana formally established diplomatic relations with Japan in 1967.last_img read more