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Update: Zimmer calls loss to Wentz, Eagles 'embarrassing'
February 17, 2014
Taking a look at the Vikings' free agents
Quarterback Matt Cassel has exercised his right to opt out of the final year of his two-year deal he signed with the Vikings last year. With his decision to void the final year of his contract, Cassel will become a free agent on March 11. Cassel faced a deadline in January. Had...
February 17, 2014 - 2:25pm
Poll finds 86 percent of NFL players would be OK with gay teammate
An ESPN poll indicated that 86 percent of NFL players surveyed would accept having an openly gay teammate. The poll was taken in light of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam coming out as a homosexual. Sam was expected to be taken in the May draft but it is not certain how the revelation...
February 17, 2014 - 12:44pm
February 14, 2014
Report: NFL commissioner Goodell paid $44 million
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earned $44.2 million in compensation during a 12-month span that ended March 31, 2013, according to Sports Business Daily. However, that amount includes $9.1 million in deferred pension and bonuses earned the previous year. Goodell's reported compensation...
February 14, 2014 - 2:50pm
Report finds bullying, harassment occured in Miami Dolphins' locker room
NEW YORK - The NFL's independent report on bullying charges in the Miami Dolphins' locker room was issued on Friday, finding that Richie Incognito and two teammates engaged in a pattern of harassment directed at Jonathan Martin and two others. The 144-page report (www.NFLDolphinsreport.com)...
February 14, 2014 - 11:55am
February 11, 2014
Western North Dakota sentimental area for former Minnesota Viking
Western North Dakota remains a special place to Jim Kleinsasser. The former Minnesota Vikings tight end/fullback remembers traveling to his...
February 11, 2014 - 11:46am
February 6, 2014
Vikings announce staff, including holdover Priefer
The Minnesota Vikings on Thursday announced the 17 assistants on new head coach Mike Zimmer's staff, including holdover and special teams coordinator...
February 6, 2014 - 12:14pm
February 4, 2014
45 arrested, 16 juveniles rescued in Super Bowl prostitution bust
NEW YORK, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Forty-five people were arrested and 16 juveniles rescued in a two-week crackdown on prostitution in the New York-New Jersey area leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said on Tuesday. The bureau said some of those...
News/crime and courts
February 4, 2014 - 12:36pm
February 3, 2014
UND FOOTBALL: Recruiting class sees big bump
With a short recruiting window for new UND football coach Bubba Schweigert, the 2014 recruiting class was assumed to be smaller than normal. But with Wednesday’s signing day rapidly approaching, it appears Schweigert’s first recruiting class will be larger than expected. UND...
February 3, 2014 - 4:18pm
February 2, 2014
Seattle crushes Denver to win Super Bowl
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Legion of Boom was a media darling all week leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, but each member of the Seattle Seahawks'...
February 2, 2014 - 10:21pm
January 31, 2014
Suspicious powder sent to sites near Super Bowl
NEWARK, N.J./NEW YORK, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Law enforcement officials on Friday were investigating letters containing a suspicious powder sent to locations in New York City and New Jersey, where the Super Bowl will be played on Sunday. No injuries were reported and police in New...
News/crime and courts
January 31, 2014 - 2:53pm
January 30, 2014
NFLPA director supports college players' union
NEW YORK -- DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, roundly applauded the effort by Northwestern football players striving to form a union. "You can rarely understand what courage it would take to step out of that role as an athlete who generally responds...
January 30, 2014 - 4:20pm
$21.6 million in counterfeit NFL goods seized ahead of Super Bowl
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Phony NFL merchandise and tickets worth $21.6 million have been seized and 50 people arrested in a crackdown on counterfeiting ahead of this weekend's Super Bowl, U.S. law enforcement officials said on Thursday. Standing beside stacks of knock-off Denver Broncos...
January 30, 2014 - 3:30pm
January 29, 2014
University of Minnesota QB Nelson transfers to Rutgers
Quarterback Philip Nelson is transferring from Minnesota to first-year Big Ten member Rutgers, saying he wants to play in a more pass-friendly offense. Nelson, a redshirt sophomore last season, shared the quarterbacking duties during Minnesota's 8-5 season in 2013 with freshman...
January 29, 2014 - 4:46pm
Attack on mass transit seen as top Super Bowl security risk
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bomb attacks of the kind that tore through mass transit sites in Russia ahead of the upcoming Sochi Olympics are a top concern...
January 29, 2014 - 4:26pm
January 28, 2014
UND FOOTBALL: Michigan prep Carter gives program verbal commitment
This offseason has hit the UND football team’s defensive backfield hard. North Dakota has grown thin, especially at cornerback, due to graduation and transfers. The attrition frees up plenty of opportunities for playing time. Chris Carter, of Bloomfield Hills,...
January 28, 2014 - 5:38pm