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It’s time to shake off the rust from the weekend and get straight back into the groove, so we won’t waste time with pointlessly long introductions.

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Julio Jones on Falcons' form

The recent plight of the Atlanta Falcons hasn’t been pretty by any stretch, and receiver Julio Jones has vented his frustrations by way of questioning his side’s approach to scoring situations.

The defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was Jones’ fourth straight game without a touchdown - he stated after the match that he just goes out and does what he’s told to do.

Jones also admitted that the Falcons have to get better when in the red zone.

"I just go out there and just do what I'm told to do," Jones said, as per ESPN.

"If we're getting those looks, I think they'll call those plays. But I don't know. I don't know what we're getting down there. I don't know what the thinking is as far as if we're going to throw the jump balls or if we're going to run the ball or whatever look we're getting down there.

"We practice throughout the week throwing jump balls, throwing fades, throwing all these little things. But when the game comes, you never know what's going to come up.

"Our main focus is to score when we get in the red zone -- not field goals.

"We just have to get better in the red zone."

Coldplay bag Superbowl 50 show

Meanwhile, it’s been claimed that British band Coldplay are to perform the halftime show at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California next year.

The rumour, coming from Bleacher Report - who cite Dennis K. Berman and Hannah Karp of the Wall Street Journal - claims the confirmation came just a day before the band released their seventh studio album ‘A Head Full of Dreams’.

Here are the highlights from last year's show:

Golden State win again

Across to the NBA, and there’s no stopping the Golden State Warriors, it would seem.

Steph Curry and company went 22-0 with a win over Brooklyn last night, despite suffering a scare towards the end of the third quarter.

The Warriors were down 76-74 at the Barclays Center, but a Curry-inspired turnaround ensured their unbeaten run remains.

Scott on Bryant's retirement

Elsewhere, it’s now emerged that Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott knew about Kobe Bryant’s retirement decision a short time before the rest of the world, as the veteran shooting guard told him mid-way through the clash with the Portland Trail Blazers earlier this season.

Scott confirmed that Bryant had told him he was stepping down from playing the sport in the middle of the game. The former MVP then announced it via an article in The Player’s Tribune on November 29.

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