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Cook upstages Peterson as Vikings turn the page at RB

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson spent more time watching from the sideline in his return to Minnesota than romping around the field, an introductory performance for New Orleans that became an afterthought once the Saints fell behind. With Dalvin Cook patiently waiting for space and bursting around the edge, the Vikings formally turned the page in […]

Brewers rock Cubs, flop against Pittsburgh

MILWAUKEE — After dominating the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field over three days, the Milwaukee Brewers were rendered almost lifeless by Pittsburgh rookie Steven Brault and the reeling Pirates. Brault and four relievers combined on a three-hitter to lift the Pirates to a 7-0 victory over Milwaukee on Monday night. Milwaukee didn’t get a runner […]

Peterson, Saints visit Vikings, in made-for-TV season opener

MINNEAPOLIS — When Adrian Peterson wore purple, the revered running back was naturally off limits for Minnesota’s defense during practice. “But now it’s a must,” Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes said. “You have to tackle him. It’s going to be pretty fun.”  Such will be the strange sight in Minnesota on Monday night, when Peterson lines […]

Dalvin Cook’s Vikings debut not to be outdone by Saints Adrian Peterson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The dual subplot of Adrian Peterson making his first appearance for New Orleans and returning to take on his old team in Minnesota has encouraged an extra dose of buildup for this prime-time season opener. If the Vikings were matched against another opponent, though, Dalvin Cook would undoubtedly be the recipient […]

Brees, Bradford start expiring deals in Saints-Vikes opener

MINNEAPOLIS — Drew Brees has reached the home stretch of his extraordinary career, preferring to play out the final year of his contract with New Orleans while trying to bring the Saints back to the playoffs. Then he will figure out what’s next. Sam Bradford is coming off a career-best season for Minnesota; he also […]

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Oklahoma, Ohio State switch places

Oklahoma has not been this close to being No. 1 since early in the 2011 season. Ohio State has not been this far away from the top of The Associated Press poll since late in the 2014 season, when the Buckeyes were still recovering from an early season loss but on their way to a […]

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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson endures another Lambeau loss

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Another trip back to Wisconsin for Seattle’s Russell Wilson turned into a dud. The Green Bay Packers again found a way to contain the Seahawks’ dual-threat quarterback at Lambeau Field. Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels’ strip sack deep in Seattle territory in the third quarter set up a Green Bay touchdown […]

WIAA covering student athletes with free concussion insurance

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin is among a handful of states that are covering student athlete concussions. The WIAA will have access to concussion insurance free of charge. The association has purchased its concussion insurance policy, called HeadStrong. The policy will cover kids in grades 6 through 12 participating in sports sanctioned by the association. It […]

Saints RB Adrian Peterson says assuming he’s not still elite is crazy

METAIRIE, La. — Adrian Peterson suggests it is “crazy” to assume he isn’t still one of the best running backs in the NFL just because he’s 32 years old and has had two knee surgeries. In a few days, the new Saints running back gets his chance to demonstrate his point against the team that […]

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