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Zimmer, Vikings welcome embattled Lewis, Bengals

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS -- The pre- and post-game meetings between opposing NFL coaches are generally cordial to cold, depending on what they think of each other. But when Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer meet on the field

Eagles remain contender in Vegas’ eyes

Monday, December 11th, 2017

With the news coming Monday that quarterback Carson Wentz is officially out for the season with a torn ACL, Las Vegas sportsbooks lengthened the Philadelphia Eagles' odds to win the Super Bowl, but kept them among the top contenders in the NFC. Entering Week 14, the Eagles were 6-1 to win the Super Bowl and co-favorites in the NFC with the Minnesota Vikings at 5-2 at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. With the Vikings losing to the Carolina Panthers, oddsmakers were planning to make the Eagles the solo favorites in the NFC. Instead, the Westgate made both teams co-favorites in the NFC at 3-1. The New Orleans Saints are next at 9-2 ( 450), followed by the Rams at 11-2 ( 550) and Falcons at 6-1.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Jack Ingram injury update: still in ICU, but continues to show progress

Monday, December 11th, 2017

NASCAR Hall of Famer Jack Ingram continues to show improvement from the serious injuries he suffered in a December 3 car crash in his native Asheville, North Carolina. In an update Sunday written on CaringBridge.org, Ingram’s daughter, Ingrid Jones, said her father remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Asheville’s Mission Hospital.

Stewart runs for 3 TDs, Panthers beat Vikings 31-24

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Jonathan Stewart seems determined that nobody is going to write the epitaph on his NFL career just yet. The Panthers 30-year-old running back and all-time leading rusher has played 129 games in his NFL career, but had never run for more than two touchdowns in a game.

Stewart runs for 3 TDs, Panthers beat Vikings 31-24

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Cam Newton delivered the body blow and Jonathan Stewart provided the knockout punch for Carolina. Newton's 62-yard run set up Stewart's 1-yard touchdown leap - his third TD run of the day - with 1:47 remaining to lift the Panthers to a 31-24 victory Sunday, snapping the Minnesota Vikings' eight-game win streak. Stewart accounted for 103 of Carolina's 216 yards rushing - including a 60-yard touchdown burst in the first quarter - against the league's second-ranked defense, as the Panthers prevented the Vikings (10-3) from clinching the NFC North division title.

Stewart runs for 3 TDs, Panthers beat Vikings 31-24

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Cam Newton delivered the body blow and Jonathan Stewart provided the knockout punch for Carolina. Newton's 62-yard run set up Stewart's 1-yard touchdown leap — his third TD run of the day — with 1:47 remaining to lift the Panthers to a 31-24 victory Sunday, snapping the Minnesota Vikings' eight-game win streak. Stewart accounted for 103 of Carolina's 216 yards rushing — including a 60-yard touchdown burst in the first quarter — against the league's second-ranked defense, as the Panthers prevented the Vikings (10-3) from clinching the NFC North division title.

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor’s top choice mulling ’18 run

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top pick to fill Sen. Al Franken's Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is considering also running for the seat next year, as Dayton faces pressure from top Democrats in Washington to appoint more than a mere caretaker, according to two Democrats familiar with the discussions. Franken said Thursday he would resign over allegations of sexual harassment, leaving Dayton to appoint a replacement until a special election next November to complete Franken's term, which runs through 2020. Dayton's initial inclination was to pick Smith, a longtime aide and his second-in-command since 2015, to serve as a placeholder until next year's election, a Democratic official told The Associated Press.

2 Democrats: Minnesota governor’s top choice mulling ’18 run

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top pick to fill Sen. Al Franken's Senate seat, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is considering also running for the seat next year, as Dayton faces pressure from top Democrats in Washington to appoint more than a mere caretaker, according to two Democrats familiar with the discussions. Franken said Thursday he would resign over allegations of sexual harassment, leaving Dayton to appoint a replacement until a special election next November to complete Franken's term, which runs through 2020.

Young CBs Alexander, Waynes help Vikings pass D stay strong

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings had a critical role to fill on their defense this season following the departure via free agency of nickel cornerback Captain Munnerlyn. Mackensie Alexander was a second-rounder from the NFL draft pick factory at Clemson last year, with the potential to step up. Terence Newman was back for a 15th season in the league, always a trustworthy option even if his skills are more limited at age 39.

Wentz, Eagles look to rebound against Goff, Rams

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

A pair of NFC powers will battle in a marquee matchup on Sunday as the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Eagles (10-2) had their nine-game winning streak snapped with a 24-10 loss at the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. Philadelphia is still tied with the Minnesota Vikings for the best record in the NFC, with the Rams (9-3) and New Orleans Saints (9-3) one game back.