Football

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) is pressured by Seattle Seahawks' Akeem King in the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
December 11, 2018 - 11:35 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, whose first season on the job ended after just 13 games amid a sharp decline in production by the offense over the past six weeks. Quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski was made interim offensive coordinator on...
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Seattle Seahawks' Bobby Wagner (54) leaps to block a field goal attempt by Minnesota Vikings' Dan Bailey in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
December 11, 2018 - 1:17 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Bobby Wagner leaped over the line of scrimmage, swatted Dan Bailey's field goal attempt and sparked the Seattle Seahawks to two late touchdowns. Whether or not what Wagner did was entirely legal, he frankly didn't care. "I'm not stressing about that. I made the play. They called what...
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Former Baylor University fraternity president Jacob Anderson walks out of the courtroom Monday Dec. 10, 2018. Mr. Anderson, accused of rape, will serve no jail time after a Waco district judge accepted a plea bargain for deferred probation. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)
December 10, 2018 - 10:09 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea bargain allowing a former Baylor University student accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party to avoid serving jail time, marking at least the third time the judge has approved probation for men accused of sexually assaulting Baylor...
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Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron (10) celebrates with his teammates as they take the stage for the trophy presentation after the MLS Cup championship soccer game against the Portland Timbers, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. Atlanta United won 2-0. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
December 08, 2018 - 11:17 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The players bounced up and down on a hastily erected stage in the middle of the field, confetti falling all around as they hoisted the championship trophy. It's a familiar scene at the end of any season. Only this time, a team from Atlanta was doing the honors . The title drought in...
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Minnesota United FC
December 04, 2018 - 4:29 am
The first football game at St. Paul's new soccer stadium is next year's matchup between Saint John's and St. Thomas. The arch-rivals will play October 19, 2019 at the home of Major League Soccer's Minnesota United. Last fall, the game was played before 37,335 at Target Field, setting an NCAA...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes under pressure from Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 02, 2018 - 8:24 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have thrived in the final month of the season since Bill Belichick and Tom Brady's arrival. They're hoping their 24-10 victory over the Vikings is the start of another memorable December. Tom Brady passed for 311 yards and a touchdown, Bill Belichick earned his...
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Green Bay Packers' Head Coach Mike McCarthy watches a replay on the scoreboard during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
December 02, 2018 - 6:38 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have fired coach Mike McCarthy and made offensive coordinator Joe Philbin the interim head coach. The move announced by team president Mark Murphy came after a stunning 20-17 loss on Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals, dropping Green Bay to 4-7-1. Murphy,...
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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates after catching a pass for a first down during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 24-17. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
November 26, 2018 - 12:43 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Once Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings took the lead on Green Bay, they played with a fierce refusal to let it go. They held onto the ball with the same determination. Cousins bounced back from his worst game of the season with 342 passing yards and three touchdowns without...
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Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston, left, strips the ball away from Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. Chiefs defensive end Allen Bailey recovered the ball and scored a touchdown. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
November 20, 2018 - 2:30 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even before the fourth lead change of the fourth quarter, well before the 1,001st yard of combined offense was tallied, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams already knew this was a classic. Two powerhouse NFL teams at the peak of their brilliance dueled deep into the...
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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) runs during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
November 19, 2018 - 12:17 am
CHICAGO (AP) — No doubt about it now, the Bears really are serious about winning the NFC North. Khalil Mack had a sack and fumble recovery, Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown and Chicago tightened its grip on the division with a 25-20 victory over the second-place Minnesota...
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