MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was named the MVP of Super Bowl 54 after leading three touchdown drives in the fourth quarter of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners led 20-10 until Mahomes hit Travis Kelce and Damien Williams for short TDs. Mahomes also scored on a one-yard run and completed 26 of his 42 passes for 286 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
UNDATED (AP) — James Harden fell one assist shy of a triple-double yesterday as the Houston Rockets guard delivered 40 points and 10 rebounds in a 117-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 30 points and 19 rebounds were among the Milwaukee Bucks’ highlights in a 129-108 rout of the Phoenix Suns. Terence Davis scored a career-high 31 points in Toronto’s 11th straight win, 129-102 over Chicago. Andre Drummond’s 21 points and 17 rebounds helped Detroit rally past Denver, 128-123 in overtime.
UNDATED (AP) — Brandon Tanev scored the eventual game-winner late in the third period and Matt Murray stopped 29 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins downed the Washington Capitals, 4-3. The Hurricanes pulled out a 4-3 win over Vancouver on Justin Willliams’ second game-winning shootout goal in four games since returning to Carolina. Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice and added an assist to send the Columbus Blue Jackets to their seventh win in eight games, 4-3 over Montreal.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has won a record-extending eighth Australian Open championship, beating Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. No other man in the history of tennis has won this tournament more than six times. It’s the 17th Grand Slam title for Djokovic, who has five titles from Wimbledon, three from the U.S. Open and one from the French Open.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Webb Simpson rallied late in regulation to beat Tony Finau and capture the PGA’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. Simpson birdied the final two holes of regulation to force a playoff before sinking a 10-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to win it. Finau missed an 18-foot birdie try in the playoff. Simpson closed with a 2-under 69 for a 17 under total.