The Sports Xchange
The NFL is monitoring the situation in Charlotte, N.C., after consecutive nights of civil unrest in the city that is home to the Carolina Panthers. The police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday sparked outrage and violent protests that were entering their third day of Thursday. The Panthers are slated to host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are working on a buyout for Kevin Garnett that would end the forward's second stint with the team. Minnesota opens training camp on Tuesday and would like to have a solution before it starts, preferably with the 40-year-old Garnett electing to retire. Garnett is entering the final season of his contract and hasn't given the Timberwolves an answer on which direction he is leaning. He has spent 13 1/2 of his 21 NBA seasons with Minnesota.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson underwent knee surgery Thursday and will begin rehabbing immediately. Whether the 31-year-old returns to the Minnesota roster ever again is unclear. The Vikings announced Thursday morning that Peterson, diagnosed with a torn meniscus and lateral collateral ligament, had surgery in Minneapolis four days after leaving the team's win over the Green Bay Packers with the injury.
PITTSBURGH—The Steelers defense is getting closer to resembling a Pittsburgh defense of old, which could spell trouble for Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz. The Steelers are seventh in the NFL in scoring defense through the first two weeks of the season, allowing an average of 16 points per game. They're also No. 2 against the run, allowing an average of 50 yards per game.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said on Tuesday, Sept. 20, that he has received death threats regarding his actions during the playing of the U.S. national anthem. "If something...
Floyd Mayweather said he gave it his best shot. Conor McGregor said he'd be more than happy to fight Mayweather if the undefeated boxer could come up with the money. The fight always seemed like a long shot and on Tuesday, Sept. 20, the idea of the two squaring off had died. "I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor," Mayweather told Fight Hype over the weekend. "We wasn't able to make the fight happen, so we must move on." According to multiple reports, it's unclear just how serious Mayweather was when talking about fighting McGregor.
KICKOFF Monday, 7:30 p.m., Soldier Field, Chicago. TV ESPN, Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters. SERIES HISTORY 40th regular-season meeting. Bears lead series, 28-10-1. While the Eagles won the last meeting in 2013 in Philadelphia, 54-11, the Bears have won the last two meetings in Chicago. KEYS TO THE GAME
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- After having more trouble than expected in the season opener, Iowa's defense redeemed itself on Saturday night with a dominating performance against in-state rival Iowa State...
MINNEAPOLIS—Joe Mauer's two-out single in the bottom of the 12th inning scored Brian Dozier from second base lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night at Target Field. One night after picking up his first major league win, Indians reliever Joe Colon took the loss. Twins right hander J.T. Chargois was credited with the win in one inning of relief.
Vikings QB Bridgewater undergoes knee surgery Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had a successful knee surgery on Thursday, Sept. 8, the team announced.