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With Minnesota native Thielen leading the way, Vikings offense is thriving

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Case Keenum scrambled to his left out of the pocket to evade the pass rush before setting his feet to throw and setting his sight on Adam Thielen, aiming to add to Minnesota’s healthy lead early in the third quarter at Washington. The throw was right on target. Thielen, once again, […]

Vikings want Fox guest analyst Greg Olsen limited access because he plays for the enemy

MINNEAPOLIS — Fox is limiting the amount of pre-game access to the Minnesota Vikings this week for guest analyst Greg Olsen, in response to concerns raised by the team about an opposing player on the broadcast crew. The Vikings host the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, when Olsen and the Carolina Panthers are on their bye. […]

Bucks beat Grizzlies, move to 3-0 with Bledsoe, despite knee injury

MILWAUKEE — In his third game with the Milwaukee Bucks, guard Eric Bledsoe played through a knee contusion, while Giannis Antetokounmpo, again, carried the team. The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo had 27 points and nine rebounds to lead the Bucks to a 110-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. The oft-injured Bledsoe was a game-time decision […]

The Packers will need continued growth from the defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Not only did the Green Bay Packers pick up their first win with Brett Hundley at quarterback by beating the Chicago Bears, they got a sorely needed boost from their defense. After allowing a total of 56 points, 902 yards and a 57.1 percent conversion rate on third downs in home […]

Duke is No. 1 in 1st regular-season AP Top 25, MSU is No. 2

Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press’ first regular-season poll of 2017-18. The Blue Devils were No. 1 in the preseason poll and received 34 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel in the AP Top 25 released Monday after winning their first two games.  No. 2 Michigan State received 13 first-place […]

Dallas Cowboys desperate for quick fix with 4 missing stars

FRISCO, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott will miss at least the next three games depending on the next legal round in the Dallas Cowboys running back’s fight over his six-game suspension for alleged domestic violence. It’s likely the same for kicker Dan Bailey because of a groin injury, and could be another game or two for […]

LeBron: Smith comments a shot at Phil Jackson, not Ntilikina

NEW YORK — LeBron James says his belief that the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr. wasn’t meant to slight Frank Ntilikina, though it was intended as a swipe at Phil Jackson. “Oh yeah, it was definitely a shot at him,” James said Monday. “That’s for sure.” James said Saturday after playing in Dallas […]

WATCH: Vikings leapfrogging in the end zone

A few players knelt on the turf, and then Diggs, followed by Thielen, hopped over each of their teammates. Check out their moves here: It’s an @athielen19 TD… And the @vikings go LEAP FROG in the end zone ? #SKOL pic.twitter.com/0IN5On34l4 — NFL (@NFL) November 12, 2017 That’s all within the rules. But when Diggs […]

WHOOPS! Bears ‘win’ replay challenge, lose ball

The Chicago Bears lost a potential scoring opportunity when a replay review backfired on coach John Fox during the second quarter of their game against Green Bay. On third-and-13 from the Packers 25, Benny Cunningham brought in a pass from Mitchell Trubisky and lunged for the pylon while trying to score. {youtube}ZfnsZgbwKwM{/youtube} After the replay […]

Packers win first game without Rodgers, beat Bears 23-16

CHICAGO — The Green Bay Packers finally found a way to win without Aaron Rodgers. All they had to do was show up at Soldier Field. Brett Hundley threw for 212 yards and a touchdown, Nick Perry had three sacks and the Packers beat the Chicago Bears 23-16 on Sunday to snap a three-game losing […]

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