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Former Badger Joe Thomas hurt for Browns, snap streak ends

CLEVELAND — The last great hope for the Browns faded Sunday. Rock-hard and shatter-proof, Joe Thomas missed an offensive play, and he’s going to miss many more. Cleveland’s iron man left tackle sustained a serious injury to his left triceps and could miss the remainder of another losing season for the Browns. The 10-time Pro […]

Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy supports protesting athletes

WASHINGTON — Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy used his team’s trip to Washington to again voice his support for athletes who kneel during the national anthem and his opposition to President Donald Trump. Van Gundy was asked before Friday night’s game against the Wizards what he hoped would result from the president’s criticism of […]

Hot World Series on deck: Altuve, Astros vs Kershaw, Dodgers

Big-time aces Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander. Playoff boppers Jose Altuve and Justin Turner. A pair of 100-win teams for the first time in nearly a half-century. Hollywood Walk of Fame vs. Texans who wear the star. A little extra Magic, plus Nolan back in the fast lane. This is one hot World Series — […]

WATCH: Wiggins banks buzzer-beater from halfcourt to win it for Twolves over OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY — Andrew Wiggins didn’t have time to get near the basket for a final shot. Just inside halfcourt was close enough. Wiggins’ desperation heave banked in as time expired to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 115-113 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night. .@22wiggins comes in CLUTCH to sink the game […]

Starr, Packers 1967 ‘Ice Bowl’ championship team honored at Lambeau

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr made an emotional return to Lambeau Field on Sunday. The 83-year-old Starr joined other former Packers on Sunday, when the team honored members of the 1967 championship team. It’s the team that won the “Ice Bowl” against the Dallas Cowboys before taking the title against […]

Packers fall after QB Brett Hundley struggles in pocket

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Quarterback Brett Hundley burned the New Orleans Saints on the run in his first NFL start. The Green Bay Packers will need him to make plays with his arm to keep their playoff hopes alive without injured star Aaron Rodgers. Hundley rushed for 44 yards on three carries, including a 14-yard […]

Keenum, Flacco with role reversals for Vikings and Ravens

MINNEAPOLIS — Listed generously at 6-foot-1, Case Keenum has played for three teams in three NFL seasons and came to Minnesota in the offseason knowing he was the backup from Day 1. At 6-foot-6, Joe Flacco is the statuesque, Super Bowl-winning quarterback who has been unquestioned starter in Baltimore for the last decade. Yet the […]

Matthews up for challenge as Packers rally without Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. — In the visiting locker room after Green Bay lost to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the Packers spoke of how they’d rally behind backup Brett Hundley in the absence of injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Not linebacker Clay Matthews. He called Rodgers’ broken collarbone — a potentially season-ending injury — “disheartening.” With […]

LEADING OFF: Verlander, Astros try to force Game 7 vs Yanks

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Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy

NEW YORK — In the face of fan unrest and accusations from the president about the league being unpatriotic, the NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand. Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners said Wednesday at the league’s fall meetings that altering the policy language from “should stand” to […]

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