There’s real soccer history in the Rose City—the Timbers first took the field in 1975—and Valeri already is Portland’s soccer colossus.

His 2013 arrival from Lanús helped stabilize a team that stumbled out of the MLS gate, and he overcame an ACL injury to help engineer a long-awaited first championship two years later. He’s among the most skillful players to ever set foot on an MLS field, and his combination of panache and productivity is rare. The 2017 campaign served as a prime example of Valeri’s ability to be almost all things. He already was having a good season as Portland’s attacking fulcrum when striker Fanendo Adi suffered a hamstring injury in early August. The club’s primary finisher was lost, but the season wasn’t. Valeri scored nine goals in the ensuing 10 regular season matches—most of which game during a record-setting nine-game streak—as the Timbers edged rival Seattle for first place. He equaled the fifth-highest total in league history with 32 goals and assists combined.

In so doing, Valeri became just the second MLS player to reach 20 and 10 in a single year. The other is Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco, who has an MVP trophy on his mantle and is in position to add an MLS Cup winners medal on Saturday. But La Formica Atomica has a ways to go to reach EGOT status. That’s no slight on the Italian forward, who’s a decent guy by all accounts. Instead, it’s a testament to Valeri, a rare individual of comprehensive commitment who’s simply adored at an entirely different level.

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AFC West-champion Chiefs ‘back on a roll’ just in time for playoffs

“You know what? Andy’s not as big as he used to be so he’s just an ok Santa Claus,” a chuckling Derrick Johnson told Sporting News in a postgame telephone interview. “But it did put a big smile on all of our faces. It’s always good to see Andy energetic like that.”

Especially considering the proverbial coal-in-the-stocking that was seemingly awaiting the Chiefs in late December.

After a 5-0 start this season, the Chiefs were on the verge of fading from playoff contention entirely. A four-game losing streak dropped Kansas City to 6-6 heading into pivotal division games against Oakland and the Los Angeles Chargers. The offense was inconsistent. The third-down defense was struggling to stop the run and produce big plays against the pass.

The Chiefs blew past the Raiders (26-15), Chargers (30-13) and Dolphins by double-digit scores. Kansas City’s “Big Four” on offense — quarterback Alex Smith, running back Kareem Hunt, tight end Travis Kelce and wide receiver Tyreek Hill — is flourishing once again and setting NFL records in the process.

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Juuse Saros stepped in for Pekka Rinne and delivered a gem for Nashville.

Saros made 29 saves for his second shutout this season, P.K. Subban scored his ninth goal and the Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0 on Saturday night.

Saros was sharp all evening, with his best save coming with 8:59 remaining in the second when Gustav Olofsson came down the left side unchecked and fired a wrist shot that Saros turned aside.

Following his hat trick Friday, Mikael Granlund paced all Minnesota players with seven shots on goal Saturday.

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And of course, don’t forget the Cavs’ trio of injured guards — Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert — who are all getting closer to a return.

“We’re 0-3 on this trip, but we’re in good shape,” said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue. “I like where we’re at at the end of 2017. We’ll be fine.”

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Dolphins’ Adam Gase on Ryan Tannehill: ‘I see him as our starting quarterback’ in 2018

Ryan Tannehill is fully expected to be the Dolphins’ starter next season, according to coach Adam Gase,

Unless another freakish preseason injury plagues Tannehill, Gase said he will be getting the first-team reps.

Even though NFL teams like Allen, it’s a big leap to take him within the top 10 picks because of his woeful production and inconsistency. Some teams that might have substantial interest in Allen: the Steelers, the Chargers (who are looking to mimic the Chiefs’ drafting of Patrick Mahomes a year ago) and, as a dark horse, the Packers.

The Senior Bowl is next month, and all eyes will be on the quarterback class. Mayfield will be in attendance, and Allen might be there, as well; he’s eligible despite not being a true senior. The second-tier quarterback battle to watch will be Western Kentucky’s Mike White vs. Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph.

Rudolph should meet expectations and impress; he has great touch and timing for 7-on-7 drills. But don’t be surprised if White, a former pitcher who had a remarkable 2016 season under coach Jeff Brohm and has been a favorite of mine for a long time, emerges as a potential top-100 pick after his play in Mobile. White has plenty of fans in the NFL, too.

Phillips will set up his secondary to contain Julio Jones with varied coverage looks and make Ryan beat them with other guys. Meanwhile, McVay, as he usually does, will get Goff focused on the best matchups, working on the advantages for the inside, intermediate passing game with Gurley and rookie slot wideout Cooper Kupp.

The Rams will get into Ryan’s face with Aaron Donald, while the Falcons won’t have the same success winning on the edge against tackles Andrew Whitworth and Rob Havenstein to get to Goff. The Falcons’ shaky offensive coaching with Steve Sarkisian will cost them here in the stark contrast to McVay.

The 48-year-old has had a terrific season replacing Sean McDermott to keep Carolina’s defense strong with a different kind of aggressive approach. He could easily make a McDermott-like jump to a head coaching job soon. His attitude would play well in Arizona.