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After Aaron Rodgers interview, Tafoya talks of difficult job as sideline reporter

Michele Tafoya stood next to Aaron Rodgers on the Lambeau Field turf and saw the mischievous glint in the quarterback’s eyes. She knew a good interview was ahead. And it was, with Rodgers not only reveling in the comeback he’d led on NBC’s first Sunday night telecast this season, but guaranteeing his knee problems would […]

WEEK 2 RECAP: Renewed push to protect QBs has defenders stumped

Pass rushers like Clay Matthews are stumped as to what constitutes a clean hit on quarterbacks anymore. Lending a sympathetic ear is none other than Mike Zimmer, one of the biggest beneficiaries of the league’s renewed emphasis on protecting the passer. “It’s pretty difficult,” the coach of the Minnesota Vikings said. “You’ve got a target […]

WATCH: Yelich goes for the cycle — again — as Brewers shutout Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich became the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle twice in one season against the same team, driving in four runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 8-0 on Monday night. How much more does @ChristianYelich have to do? #ThisIsMyCrew #ThisIsMyMVP pic.twitter.com/h1oDfuHbxl — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) […]

Ohio State’s Meyer moves toward repairing scandal damage

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as “a window in time I made an error.” He acknowledged Monday that the […]

Browns trade receiver Josh Gordon to Patriots

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon’s strange, stuttering career will start anew in New England. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have a new offensive toy. The Browns severed ties for good with the problematic wide receiver by trading him to the Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick on Monday, ending a relationship the team did all […]

Brewers can’t complete rally in 9th, lose to Pirates 3-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says every day is going to be difficult during the final two weeks of the regular season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates showed why. Jesus Aguilar and Domingo Santana hit back-to-back home runs to begin the ninth inning for Milwaukee, but the NL wild-card leaders couldn’t complete the rally […]

NFL WEEK 2: Packers hold out hope for Rodgers

Right up until kickoff, the fans at Lambeau Field will be holding their breath to see if Aaron Rodgers can go. The Green Bay Packers (1-0) are in massive trouble if he can’t, as last week’s heroic performance by A-Rod in the comeback victory over Chicago showed. “Yeah, well, you know he walks on water, […]

Milwaukee officer involved in NBA player’s arrest fired

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks’ player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, the city’s police chief said Thursday. Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the firing decision was not tied to anything Erik Andrade did when Brown was arrested, but […]

Drew Brees says Baker Mayfield ‘can be a lot better than me’

CLEVELAND (AP) — Drew Brees sees a lot of himself in Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield. And then some. “I think he can be a lot better than me,” the New Orleans Saints star said Wednesday. A fellow Texan, Brees has never met Mayfield but he’s tracked his playing career from afar and has been […]

Another initiation for Vikes QB Cousins: Lambeau Field trip

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — With his first real game for the Minnesota Vikings in the books, Kirk Cousins has another initiation coming this weekend: a visit to Lambeau Field. Cousins and the Vikings play in Green Bay on Sunday, an earlier than usual contest for control of the NFC North. The only other times since […]

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