In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 28, 2019 - 10:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University's joy over one of its own going to the pros quickly shifted to grief this weekend after a shooting killed a current Washburn football player and wounded the former member of the team who was drafted by the New York Giants just hours earlier. Police in Topeka...
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Vince Wilfork, left and DeAngelo Williams, right, speaks with Florida State defensive end Brian Burns on the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 26, 2019 - 12:27 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brian Burns simply had to have the right pair of Spider-Man socks, so the pass rusher from Florida State had a pair overnighted to him in time for the red carpet at the NFL draft. The perfect touch to the purple suit and sunglasses making him the best-dressed. At least in...
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April 26, 2019 - 11:19 am
The Vikings "got the guy they wanted" in Thursday night's first round of the NFL Draft. Garrett Bradbury, a senior Center from N.C. State was chosen by the Vikings #18 overall and it's expected that he will be a starter from day one. During WCCO's Draft Night coverage Thursday, former Viking...
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Tommies win again
April 19, 2019 - 5:03 am
The University of St. Thomas remains in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conferece, for now. According to a statement on the MIAC website, presidents of the 13 league schools met yesterday to discuss philosophy, competition, and membership issues, but decided not to take any action. The...
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In this Sept. 25, 2016, photo, Howard Katz, right, and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson are seen during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Philadelphia. Katz has the most unenviable task in the National Football League. As the league’s senior vice president of broadcasting and media operations, he is the point person for formulating the schedule and trying to make the executives of the league’s four broadcast partners happy. Before the public got their first look at the upcoming regular-season schedule on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Katz relayed to Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN what games they received. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
April 18, 2019 - 2:03 am
Howard Katz has the most unenviable task in the National Football League. As the league's senior vice president of broadcasting and media operations, he is the point person for formulating the schedule and trying to make the executives of the league's four broadcast partners happy. Before the...
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Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver (23) celebrates after defeating Michigan State 61-51 in the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 07, 2019 - 3:54 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Slap the floor, bend those knees and get both hands up. This national championship game is going to be a clinic on defense. Virginia and Texas Tech are the last two teams alive in the NCAA Tournament, and they're here because they barely let their opponents breathe with the ball...
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Auburn players celebrate after the Midwest Regional final game against Kentucky in the NCAA men's College basketball tournament Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Auburn won 77-71 in overtime. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 01, 2019 - 2:39 am
The Southeastern Conference made a concerted effort three years ago to improve the quality of basketball in a league known for football — and it has paid off. With Auburn off to the Final Four after beating Kentucky in overtime on Sunday, the SEC earned at least $32.1 million through the NCAA's...
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March 24, 2019 - 5:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons. Gronkowski announced his decision via a post on Instagram Sunday, saying that a few months shy of his 30th birthday "it's time to move forward and move forward with a big smile." "It all started at...
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March 12, 2019 - 1:00 pm
In a story first reported by the NFL Network , Minnesota Viking free-agent linebacker Anthony Barr has reversed course and decided to stay with the Purple. Barr is forgoing a new destination with New York after communicating with the Jets that he intended to sign with them on Monday, NFL Network's...
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March 11, 2019 - 1:33 pm
The remake of the Vikings offensive line has apparently started. The Vikings announced Monday they've terminated the contract of offensive lineman Mike Remmers. The team also announced that they are declining the option of safety Andrew Sendejo. Remmers started 29 games for the Vikings over the...
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