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Keep it clean: Jaguars, Vikings convene for joint practices

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After the coaching staffs for Jacksonville and Minnesota met the night before, a group of 12 trusted players from both the Jaguars and Vikings convened before the two teams took the field for their first joint practice. The goal of the gatherings could be boiled down to this: No fighting. Please. […]

FANTASY PLAYS: Kelley, Darnold potential sleeper picks

They’re the hot names that everyone wants to know as they head into fantasy football drafts for the 2018 season — the unearthed gems and the deep values that can come out of nowhere to help you win your league and make you look smarter than everyone you are playing against. But do “sleepers” even […]

Rizzo goes deep, as Cubs get to Brewers early and often

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered, drove in three runs and stole two bases in his return to the cleanup spot, and the Chicago Cubs restored their three-game lead in the NL Central by topping the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 on Wednesday. Jason Heyward added three hits and two RBIs as Chicago bounced back nicely from […]

Braun hits 2 HRs, Chacin strikes out 10 as Brewers shut out Cubs

CHICAGO — Ryan Braun hit two of Milwaukee’s four homers, Jhoulys Chacin struck out 10 in seven innings and the Brewers cut into Chicago’s NL Central lead with a 7-0 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday. Lorenzo Cain homered on Jose Quintana’s second pitch. Braun hit a two-run drive in the first and third. Erik Kratz […]

FANTASY PLAYS: Don’t buy into hype of deep WR pool

The wide receiver position in fantasy football has been one of the more hotly debated topics in recent seasons. The depth at receiver and amount of consistent scoring led to the advent of the “zero running back” draft strategy. Utilizing that approach, you would refrain from selecting a running back in the early stages of […]

FANTASY PLAYS: TE, defense, kickers not to be ignored

A majority of fantasy football research tends to focus on running backs, wide receivers and quarterbacks. But the other three positions are equally as crucial and can ultimately help you win your league. Knowing the right time to grab a tight end and when to keep waiting is key, as is your weekly strategy for […]

Broxton back for Brewers; Barnes, Wilkerson optioned

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have recalled outfielder Keon Broxton from Triple-A Colorado Springs and optioned relievers Jacob Barnes and Aaron Wilkerson to their top minor-league affiliate. The Brewers, who were off Monday, plan to make another roster move before their game Tuesday at the Chicago Cubs. The slick-fielding Broxton has a .185 average […]

Museum to honor Green Bay Packers’ first black players

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin museum is highlighting the contribution of the Green Bay Packers’ first African-American players in a new exhibit, as the team the gears up to celebrate its centenary in professional football. Neville Public Museum executive director Beth Lemke says adding the exhibit called “Delay of Game” will help visitors […]

Strong at core, Wisconsin’s rugged D gets makeover on edges

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Strong at its core, Wisconsin’s defense is undergoing a makeover on the edges. Coach Paul Chryst needs new starters at both defensive end positions, both outside linebacker positions, and both cornerback spots. It might be asking a lot for most other teams to play top 10-caliber defense with that kind of […]

Lynx star, Minnesota legend: Whalen to retire from WNBA

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Lindsay Whalen retires from the WNBA at the end of this season, the gritty Minnesota Lynx point guard won’t have trouble figuring out what to do next. She’s already started the next stage, after all, as the head coach at her alma mater. Even before she was hired in the spring […]

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