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NFL Overreactions: Big Ben finished; Rodgers only needs 1 minute

Big Ben is cooked. Maybe Ben Roethlisberger should’ve retired when he contemplated hanging up his cleats in the offseason. He suddenly turned into Ryan Fitzpatrick, tossing a career-high five interceptions in Pittsburgh’s 30-9 loss to Jacksonville on Sunday. Roethlisberger threw more touchdowns to the Jaguars than his own team, a week after Antonio Brown’s threw […]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump seems unaware NFL pays taxes

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump suggested the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations such as the NFL if members are “disrespecting” the national anthem or flag. Actually, the NFL gave up its tax exempt status two years ago and its 32 teams pay taxes already. TRUMP: “Why is the NFL getting massive tax […]

Group to sue high school league if 15-year-old boy isn’t allowed in girls dance competition

MINNEAPOLIS — A nonprofit legal foundation is threatening to sue the Minnesota State High School League on behalf of a 15-year-old Wisconsin boy who was barred from participating in a girls’ high school dance championship last December. The Pacific Legal Foundation sent a letter Tuesday to the high school league, setting a Nov. 3 deadline […]

WATCH: Video of Dolphins assistant snorting white substance, resigns when it surfaces

DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says offensive line coach Chris Foerster seemed so focused on the team that he would often be at work by 4 a.m. Then a video surfaced that rocked Foerster’s reputation and cost him his job. The 55-year-old assistant coach resigned Monday, apologized and said he was seeking […]

Trubisky INT leads to Vikings winning FG in final seconds

CHICAGO — Case Keenum gave the Vikings the lift they needed, and that was just enough to spoil Mitchell Trubisky’s highly anticipated debut. Keenum led three second-half scoring drives after Sam Bradford’s troublesome left knee flared up again, and the Minnesota Vikings beat Trubisky and the Chicago Bears 20-17 on Monday night. Kai Forbath kicked […]

Blockbuster arrests not shocking to college hoops followers

PHOENIX — Top-level basketball recruits played in gyms across Las Vegas over the summer, their final shot to impress college coaches during a live-recruiting period. Around the same time in July, an undercover FBI agent was in a Sin City hotel room where more than $12,000 changed hands, money earmarked for influencing a high school […]

NFL LOSS: Beckham breaks ankle, Watt breaks leg

Even with three receivers already down, the New York Giants were in position to win after Odell Beckham Jr.’s touchdown catch. Then Beckham was hurt, and suddenly their winless record wasn’t the Giants’ biggest problem. Beckham broke his left ankle and Houston’s J.J. Watt broke his left leg as two of the NFL’s most talented […]

The always eloquent Zimmer on Bradford playing: “We’ll see.”

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.— Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has been listed as questionable to play in the upcoming game at Chicago. Bradford, who has not played since the season opener because of trouble with his left knee, again took part in practice on a limited basis Saturday. Coach Mike Zimmer offered no more insight than […]

WATCH: Rodgers wins it for Packers in Dallas

ARLINGTON, Texas  — Aaron Rodgers had more magic in store for the Dallas Cowboys, who can’t seem to find the mojo that carried them a year ago. Rodgers threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 11 seconds remaining, lifting the Packers over Dallas 35-31 on Sunday in another thriller nine months after their […]

Packers, Rodgers visit Cowboys as Prescott seeks 2016 magic

ARLINGTON, Texas — Aaron Rodgers has experience with what Dak Prescott is going through in his second year as quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. It was last year, in fact, for Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers — before they beat the Cowboys on the road in a divisional playoff on their playmaking quarterback’s improbable […]

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