WHAT VIKINGS PLAYERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PROTESTS, GEORGE FLOYD

Eric Kendricks, the Pro Bowl linebacker, was among Vikings players releasing emotional statements calling for change this week as protests...

DREW BREES CRITICIZED BY TEAMMATES, OTHERS; APOLOGIZES FOR REMARKS ABOUT KNEELING

Drew Brees, the star quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, faced intense criticism after reiterating that he considered it disrespectful...

 
 
 

REACTION TO DREW BREES SHOWS DANGER - AND OPPORTUNITY - FOR NFL

Let's set aside, for a moment at least, how ridiculous it is that nearly four years after Colin Kaepernick first kneeled on a football...

MISSING FAVORITE, CHAPTER 1: CAPTAIN DYNAMITE AT MET STADIUM

The last thing found about the 'captain' in a quick internet search was him being in a Houston court on a charge of illegally storing...

 
 
 

HOW WCCO SPORTS ANCHOR MIKE MAX FOUND HIMSELF ON THE FRONTLINES OF THE GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS

During the crisis, WCCO sports director Mike Max has shown he can cover civil unrest as well as any hard-news reporter. Maybe even...

DREW BREES CRITICIZED BY TEAMMATES, OTHERS; APOLOGIZES FOR REMARKS ABOUT KNEELING

Drew Brees, the star quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, faced intense criticism after reiterating that he considered it disrespectful...

 
 
 

BREES' ANTHEM COMMENTS DRAW BACKLASH FROM TEAMMATES, OTHERS

Drew Brees was sharply criticized by fellow high-profile athletes, including some of his own teammates, on Wednesday after the Saints...

VIKINGS MUST FIND A WAY TO PAY VALUABLE RUNNING BACK DALVIN COOK

Dalvin Cook is signed through 2020, but he'll be looking for a big payday: he's only the 39th-highest-paid running back in the NFL.

 
 
 

OBJ A "MODEL GUY" DURING BROWNS' VIRTUAL OFFSEASON PROGRAM

Odell Beckham Jr. practiced his own version of social distancing during his first offseason with the Browns. This year, the flashy...

AP SOURCE: MLB REJECTS 114-GAME PLAN, TELLS UNION NO COUNTER

Major League Baseball rejected the players' offer for a 114-game regular season in the pandemic-delayed season with no additional salary...

 
 
 

STADIUM VIRUS PREVENTION STEERS SPOTLIGHT TOWARD FAN PRIVACY

PIRATES' ARCHER OUT FOR THE SEASON FOLLOWING SURGERY

Chris Archer won't pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2020, and his time with the club may be over.

 
 
 

WILD COACH DEAN EVASON EAGER TO RESUME WITH A SURGING TEAM

If the NHL resumes, the Wild will face Vancouver in a best-of-five qualifying round. "We're certainly looking at it as the first round...

TWINS PRESIDENT DAVE ST. PETER SEES HOPE FOR SALVAGING MLB SEASON

Despite players and owners battling since late March on specifics, Dave St. Peter said he feels baseball can be part of the emergence...

 
 
 

TWINS PRESIDENT DAVE ST. PETER SEES HOPE FOR SALVAGING MLB SEASON

Despite players and owners battling since late March on specifics, Dave St. Peter said he feels baseball can be part of the emergence...

STEELERS RB CONNER FOCUSING ON PRESENT, NOT UNCERTAIN FUTURE

James Conner didn't treat the quarantine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as an obstacle, but an opportunity.

 
 
 

VIKINGS' ERIC KENDRICKS AND ANTHONY BARR SPEAK OUT AGAINST NFL INACTION ON JUSTICE REFORM

Two key Vikings players, Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr, joined the chorus criticizing Commissioner Roger Goodell's statement on the...

NHL POST-QUARANTINE: RECAPTURING TEAM CHEMISTRY A CHALLENGE

 
 
 

ANALYSIS: NFL WILL PLAY GAMES AFTER SUPPORT/PRESSURE APPLIED

RANKING WHICH VIKINGS ROOKIES HAVE BEST CHANCES TO CONTRIBUTE IN 2020

Talk of recent Vikings teams was often about a veteran-rich roster where rookies might struggle to find areas to immediately contribute. Those...

 
 
 



Lewandowski scores 30th Bundesliga goal of season as Bayern close on title

Lewandowski scores 30th Bundesliga goal of season as Bayern close on title

Robert Lewandowski scored his 30th league goal of the season on Saturday as Bayern Munich came from behind to claim a 4-2 victory at Bayer Leverkusen and move a step closer to... Read more ...

Iowa places strength coach on leave after ex-players allege mistreatment

Iowa places strength coach on leave after ex-players allege mistreatment

Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz announced an independent investigation of Chris Doyle after black players spoke of incidents with him. Read more ...

Scott Dixon starts the delayed 2020 IndyCar season with his fourth career...

Scott Dixon starts the delayed 2020 IndyCar season with his fourth career win at Texas Motor Speedway

With 157 laps lead, Scott Dixon proved to be the class of the field in IndyCar's season-opener at Texas Motor Speedway. Read more ...

Broncos players, coaches join George Floyd demonstration

Broncos players, coaches join George Floyd demonstration

DENVER - Denver Broncos coaches and players marched and spoke out against racism and police brutality at a protest in downtown Denver on Saturday. The players wore black shirts... Read more ...

University of Redlands football coach placed on leave after tweet causes...

University of Redlands football coach placed on leave after tweet causes 'distress in our community'

University of Redlands coach Mike Maynard has been placed on leave for a comment he made on Twitter that has "been causing distress in our community." Read more ...

Boxing champ Anthony Joshua hits out at ‘virus' of racism

Boxing champ Anthony Joshua hits out at ‘virus' of racism

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua told a Black Lives Matter march on Saturday that protesters were the “vaccine” to the “virus” of racism. “The virus I am referring to... Read more ...

Gregg Popovich 'embarrassed as a white person' to watch 'lynching' of George...

Gregg Popovich 'embarrassed as a white person' to watch 'lynching' of George Floyd

Popovich called upon white people to lead a change. Read more ...

Anthony Joshua joins Black Lives Matter protest: Racism 'pandemic' is 'out...

Anthony Joshua joins Black Lives Matter protest: Racism 'pandemic' is 'out of control'

Anthony Joshua was on crutches as he marched at a Black Lives Matter protest in Watford. Read more ...

Spurs' Gregg Popovich: ‘Country is in trouble' because of race

Spurs' Gregg Popovich: ‘Country is in trouble' because of race

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Saturday issued an emotional statement about the death of George Floyd, saying the “country is in trouble” and that he is “embarrassed... Read more ...

Giants owners take part in virtual team meeting on racial injustice

Giants owners take part in virtual team meeting on racial injustice

Football talk took a back seat this week, as new head coach Joe Judge on Friday used his virtual team meeting with the Giants to discuss the killing of George Floyd in... Read more ...