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Vikes GM: Wall Street to NFL is ‘different canvas, same art’

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kwesi Adofo-Mensah spent his first eight years out of Princeton on Wall Street, working as a commodities trader and a portfolio manager. Crossing the country to continue his studies and become an economics professor at Stanford was only the start of a sharp turn on the career path that led him […]

Broncos hire Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett as their new coach

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett has agreed to become the Denver Broncos’ new head coach. He replaces Vic Fangio, who was fired a day after the Broncos finished 7-10, their sixth consecutive season out of the playoffs and fifth straight year they’ve failed to post a winning record. Hackett, […]

Love scores 25, Cavs make 19 3s and stun champion Bucks

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are legit, and the defending NBA champions now know it, too. Kevin Love scored 25 points, Cedi Osman added 23 and the Cavs pulled off their most impressive win in what’s become a turnaround season, 115-99 over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. “This is not the Cleveland we […]

Vikings Hire Browns Executive Kwesi Adofo-Mensah As GM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their general manager, taking an innovative turn with a Ivy League-educated data expert from Cleveland’s front office who once worked on Wall Street. Adofo-Mensah, the vice president of football operations for the Browns for the past two years, was one of two finalists the […]

2008 Beijing Olympics vs. 2022: No lofty promises this time

The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics showcased China’s reemergence on the world stage. In awarding those Games to China, the International Olympic Committee predicted the Olympics could improve human rights, and Chinese politicians hinted at the same. Soaring promises are absent this time as the Beijing Winter Olympics open in just over a week in the […]

Browns executive Adofo-Mensah is favorite for Vikings GM job

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, the vice president of football operations for Cleveland, has emerged as the front-runner for the Minnesota Vikings’ general manager job. Adofo-Mensah was in Minnesota for his second formal interview with the organization on Tuesday, his first in-person visit. The Vikings targeted Adofo-Mensah and Kansas City executive director of player personnel […]

WATCH: Rodgers not pulling a Favre on retirement

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he can’t envision coming out of retirement once he ends his playing career. Rodgers has said he hasn’t decided whether to return to the Packers, pursue a trade or retire. The three-time MVP went into more details about his future Tuesday on “The […]

Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee set for matchup with Cleveland

Milwaukee Bucks (30-19, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (29-19, fifth in the Eastern Conference) Bucks at Cleveland, pregame Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on WKTY. Tipoff at 6 p.m. Tune in on 96.7 FM / 580 AM BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Cleveland Cavaliers. Antetokounmpo is fourth in […]

No. 22 Marquette showing toughness in Smart’s debut season

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette’s postseason hopes were teetering as the new year arrived. The Golden Eagles had dropped four straight games, including their first three Big East matchups. The skid culminated with a crushing, double-overtime Jan. 1 home loss to Creighton in which they allowed a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the first extra […]

Analysis: LeBron feels great, on pace to pass Kareem

When LeBron James gets his sixth point on Tuesday during the Los Angeles Lakers’ game at Brooklyn, it’ll put him up to 36,387 in his career. That’ll be exactly 2,000 points shy of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Start the countdown. It’s no longer be a question of if James will pass Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time scoring […]

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