The Sports Xchange
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—There is a major caveat in the 2016 comeback plan for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. If the Vikings are out of playoff contention, it sounds like Peterson is out, too. Peterson said Wednesday it would be "pointless" to play this season if his participation wasn't geared toward reaching the playoffs. That is uncertain with the Vikings losing six of their last seven games following a 5-0 start.
Louisville sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson and Clemson junior quarterback Deshaun Watson headline a group of five Heisman Trophy finalists announced Monday evening. Oklahoma junior quarterback Baker Mayfield, Sooners senior wide...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Just when you think the injury bug couldn't bite any deeper into the Minnesota Vikings, there's a crunching sound and someone else drops. On Wednesday night, that someone was head coach Mike Zimmer. A month of ignoring what's best for the health of his right eye after two surgeries to repair a detached retina, Zimmer lost vision in the eye before the team's Thursday night home game against Dallas. He was taken to the hospital, where an emergency third procedure was performed.
Major League Baseball and its players association were prepared to go extra innings but instead agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement Wednesday, with the five-year deal completed only hours before the old one was to expire. For the first time since 2002, the All-Star Game will not determine home field advantage in the World Series. MLB and its players' union added the home field advantage stipulation to the All-Star Game in 2003, and it remained in place ever since. Thanks to the rule, the American League held home field advantage in 11 of the last 14 World Series.
PHILADELPHIA — Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes to wide receiver Davante Adams as the Green Bay Packers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-13 on Monday night at Lincoln Financial Field. The Packers (5-6) are still behind Detroit (7-4) and Minnesota (6-5) in the NFC North, while the Eagles (5-6) remain in last place in the NFC East, although both teams are still in the hunt for an NFC wild-card playoff berth.
PHOENIX — Minnesota forward Andrew Wiggins had 25 points, and center Karl-Anthony Towns had 22 and 10 rebounds and the Timberwolves pulled away for a 98-85 victory over the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Friday. Wiggins and Towns took advantage of defensive mismatches to score 14 points in the final seven minutes, helping Minnesota (5-11) break a three-game losing streak.
INDIANAPOLIS — Ben Roethlisberger passed for 221 yards and three touchdowns — each to Antonio Brown — and the Pittsburgh Steelers recorded a 28-7 victory Thursday night against the Indianapolis Colts, whose starting quarterback Andrew Luck was out with a concussion. Roethlisberger completed 14 of 20 passes, and Le'Veon Bell rushed 23 times for 120 yards and a touchdown as the Steelers (6-5) won for the second time in five days on the road after winning Sunday at Cleveland.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Quarterback Dak Prescott completed 17 passes for 195 yards, ran for one touchdown and tossed a scoring strike to Terrance Williams as the Dallas Cowboys ran off with a 31-26 win over the Washington Redskins on Thursday before 93,099 at AT&T Stadium. Prescott wasn't flashy throughout, but got heated up when it mattered most in the fourth quarter and helped the Cowboys (10-1) to an NFL-best 10th straight win and a 2.5-game lead over the New York Giants in the NFC East.
The name of the new NHL franchise and first major professional sports team based in the U.S. gambling capital of Las Vegas was revealed as the 'Vegas Golden Knights' in...
CLEVELAND — The Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings on Wednesday to win their first World Series since 1908 and end the longest title drought in North American professional sports. With the win, the Cubs clinched the best-of-seven series in seven games over an Indians team that fell one victory short of their first Major League Baseball title in 68 years after squandering a commanding 3-1 series lead.