In the M-H-L…Commandos lost 4-3 to Pictou County at Arthur J.Leblanc Arena.

In the NHL…the Canucks lost 2-1 in overtime to the Devils.

In the NFL playoffs…Pittsburgh will play the Patriots for the AFC championship after the Steelers beat Kansas City 18-16.  The Packers downed the top-seeded Cowboys 34-31 on a last play field goal to advance to the NFC title fight against the Falcons.

In the NBL…The Miracles lost 96-88 to the Highlanders in Sydney.

In the NBA…the Raptors beat the Knicks 116-101.