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Vikings’ Sam Bradford expected to play despite ailing knee

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is expected to play at Pittsburgh despite a knee injury that limited him all week in practice. Coach Mike Zimmer said Friday he anticipates that Bradford will play Sunday. Bradford was listed as questionable on the injury report. Bradford was named the NFC Offensive Player of […]

No. 10 Wisconsin to face struggling BYU offense

PROVO, Utah — Wisconsin hasn’t been tested so far this season, and this week could be more of the same when the No. 10 Badgers face a BYU team with a meager offense. The Cougars rank 125th in total offense and may be without starting quarterback Tanner Mangum. BYU coaches declined to answer questions about […]

Now full-time RB, Packers’ Montgomery passed backfield test

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Ty Montgomery’s transition to running back appears to be going well. Yes, the converted receiver was listed as the starting tailback on the Green Bay Packers’ depth chart to open the season. He spent the offseason preparing as a running back. Montgomery passed his first test in his first season opener […]

No ordinary Joe: Thomas nearing 10,000th consecutive snap

BEREA, Ohio — Joe Thomas weaved his way through reporters in the locker room, surveying the group before stepping behind a podium. “I’m not sure what all the commotion is about,” the 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle said Thursday. “I’m just a guy that shows up and does his job every day, hoping I can […]

Captain Bradford now comfortable as leader of Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Sam Bradford has been named one of the Minnesota Vikings’ captains, an obviously natural selection as the quarterback. This is the first time for Bradford serving in that role on the field since 2013 with St. Louis, though, thanks to an injury and two trades. Finally settled after that whirlwind season […]

Fans denounce racism with sign above Green Monster

BOSTON — A few fans seated above the Green Monster dropped down a sign denouncing racism during the fourth inning of Boston’s game against Oakland at Fenway Park on Wednesday night. #FoxAlgeria Fans drape ‘Racism is as American as baseball’ banner over Green Monster https://t.co/dB067Qjaly #algerie #الجزائر pic.twitter.com/O0h5yMpPGX — Fox Algeria (@FoxAlgeria) September 14, 2017 […]

NFL trying to speed appeal over blocked Elliott suspension

FRISCO, Texas — The NFL is trying to accelerate the timeline in its appeal of a federal judge’s injunction that blocked Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension over a domestic violence case. The NFL quickly answered a filing from Elliott’s attorneys Wednesday, telling U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant that the league would immediately go […]

All the Week 1 overreactions, led by “Tom Brady should be benched for Garoppolo”

Loosen your arm, Jimmy G. Turning 40 turned Tom Brady into Scott Tolzien. Bill Belichick has to bench Brady and start Jimmy Garoppolo if the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots want to have any chance to repeat. Brady completed just 44.4 percent of his passes and didn’t throw a touchdown in a 42-27 […]

Vikings offensive line delivers solid opening performance

MINNEAPOLIS — The frequently heavy pressure allowed by Minnesota’s offensive line last season prompted, naturally, just as much heat on the group from outside of the team. Any preseason assessment of these Vikings essentially boiled down to one burning question: Can the line hold up? The answer from the opener was a resounding yes. “They […]

Packers take top spot in AP Pro32 poll after Patriots’ loss

NEW YORK — After the opening week of the NFL season, it’s so easy to overreact, given such a small sample. That’s not an issue for the Green Bay Packers. They started the season last week at No. 2 in the first AP Pro32 poll and opened with a 17-9 win over the Seattle Seahawks. […]

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