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Caledonia a win away from 4 consecutive titles and 54 wins in a row

MINNEAPOLIS — Usually quarterback Noah King’s forte is through the air. Thursday, in the game to get back to a state championship for a fourth consecutive season, the sophomore was running. King rushed for 83 yards and scored three rushing touchdowns, as Caledonia High School’s football team blew out Paynesville Area 40-6 at U.S. Bank […]

Rodgers not happy with ESPN reporter after loss

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Chandler has impactful debut as Lakers beat Wolves 114-110

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyson Chandler savored the ovations when he first took the court in downtown Los Angeles. The cheers at the end were even sweeter. The Lakers’ newest big man got to represent his hometown Wednesday night for the first time in his 18 NBA seasons, and he came up bigger and better […]

NFL’s running renaissance highlighted by Gurley’s MVP look

Ezekiel Elliott likes to give Todd Gurley credit for the NFL’s running renaissance because the Los Angeles Rams star ended an unprecedented two-year drought of backs taken in the first round of the draft. With MVP-type numbers on a team looking like a Super Bowl contender, Gurley is the best example why it’s a good […]

Brett Favre interviews 49ers’ QB Mullens after winning in NFL debut

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Butler to sit out with “illness” tonight against Bucks, day after Houston offered 4 first-round picks for him

No Jimmy Butler-Giannis Antetokounmpo matchup tonight. The Milwaukee Bucks chances to get to 4-0 tonight at the Minnesota Timberwolves are much improved since Jimmy Butler is sitting out with an apparent illness. The news comes at a peculiar time, however, as reports Thursday were the Houston Rockets had offered four first-round picks or the small […]

Sparta football looking to extend historic playoff journey

It was the first-ever playoff win last week for the Sparta High School football team. It prompted an escort back to town by the Sparta Police Department. The Spartans weren’t really even supposed to be in the WIAA playoffs. Wisconsin teams typically have to be above .500 in conference. Sparta was 4-5 overall and 3-4 […]

Andrew Drummond was ejected after this Embiid flop?

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Packers an 8.5-point underdog, the most in Rodgers’ era

Aaron Rodgers is not often a huge underdog. But, that’s the case so far this week as the Green Bay Packers get set to travel to the Los Angeles Rams. The Packers have opened up an an 8.5-point underdog — the largest point-spread Rodgers has ever faced in the regular season. Rodgers and the Packers have […]

Cain gets Brewers on board first in Game 5 vs. Dodgers

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