April 30, 2021
The Falcons drafted quarterback Matt Ryan with the third pick in 2008.

What quarterbacks before Trey Lance have been selected third in the NFL draft?

There have been stars (Matt Ryan, Falcons, 2008) and busts (Akili Smith, Bengals, 1999).
April 29, 2021
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence

NFL draft: Complete first-round pick-by-pick selections

Quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and Trey Lance went with the first three selections. The Vikings traded down and took Virginia Tech OT Christian Darrisaw at No. 23; the U's Rashod Bateman went to Baltimore four picks later.
April 6, 2021
Aaron Rodgers at the lectern for his guest host stint on “Jeopardy!”

Aaron Rodgers has fun at his own expense while hosting 'Jeopardy!'

The Packers star is hosting the show for the next two weeks and is already getting some good-natured ribbing from contestants.
February 8, 2021
The Weeknd performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 20

Review: The Weeknd puts on lavish, but niche halftime show

Was it too soon for this hitmaking Toronto star to headline the Big Game?
January 13, 2021
Josh Allen celebrated with Stefon Diggs after a touchdown connection against Indianapolis last Saturday.

Reusse: Can 'Josh Allen Experience' rescue Buffalo from Vikings-like futility?

The Bills and the Vikings have ardent fan bases and 0-4 Super Bowl records. The Buffalo zealots have a bit more of an edge to them.
December 26, 2020
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers smiled before last weekend’s game vs. the Panthers.

Packers' Aaron Rodgers enjoying third season with 40 touchdown passes

Once upon a time, throwing for 40 touchdowns in a season was unheard of; now the Green Bay star has two more games to add to his total.
July 17, 2020
In this Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder walks the sidelines against Philadelphia. Allegations of sexual harassment

15 women accuse ex-employees of Washington NFL team of harassment

Among those accused of sexual harassment and verbal abuse are three former members of owner Dan Snyder's inner circle, including the team's former radio voice, and two longtime members of the personnel department
March 26, 2019
Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf.

Wilf family donates $1 million to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi, Mark and Lenny Wilf have donated $1 million to the Pro Football Hall of Fame through their foundation.
January 29, 2019
People work in Centennial Park in Atlanta as the city gets ready to host the Super Bowl 53 NFL football game, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.

Employers stand to be Super Bowl losers, along with either the Patriots or the Rams

Game-related distractions, absences cause billions in lost productivity.
January 23, 2019
Bob Dylan's 'Blowin' in the Wind' accompanies Budweiser's next Super Bowl ad

Bob Dylan's 'Blowin' in the Wind' accompanies Budweiser's next Super Bowl ad

The ad by the beer-making giant is promoting its use of wind as an alternative energy source.
January 21, 2019
Shelly Ibach, Sleep Number president and CEO, hopes the NFL initiative will yield data to help players’ health and wellness through improved sleep.

Minneapolis-based Sleep Number betting big on its 'innovative' NFL partnership

The cornerstone of the agreement was a plan to give the new 360 Smart Beds to all eligible players in the league in 2018.
September 7, 2018
Colin Kaepernick in a screen shot from Nike's new ad, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.

U students applaud Kaepernick's message, Nike's ad and the Gophers alliance

Students appear to back message; athletic clothing contract remains in place.
February 12, 2018
Johnny Manziel in 2015

Manziel says he's sober, bipolar and hoping for another NFL chance

Johnny Manziel wants to transform into Johnny Football once again. The former Texas A&M star quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner famously flamed out in the…
August 2, 2017
Packers' coach Vince Lombardi during a game in December 1964.

Green Bay school named for Vince Lombardi cancels football season

The upcoming football season at a Green Bay middle school named for legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi has been canceled because the school can't find any coaches.
July 19, 2017
The Vikings will move their training camp from Mankato to Eagan in 2018.

Vikings, Mankato parting ways after one final training camp

Training camp generally draws about 60,000 fans to Mankato over two weeks. The Vikings expect more visitors to their new suburban facility, but won't put a number on how many.
Super Bowl LII
February 3, 2017
A general view of Super Bowl Live and the George R. Brown Convention Center, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 in Houston.

For Minnesotans in Houston, there's plenty of homework

The state's committee is in Houston this week to study how next year's event can have a local flavor.
December 12, 2016
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15)

Arizona receiver Michael Floyd arrested on DUI charge

Police say Floyd, a high school star at Cretin-Derham-Hall in St. Paul, was found unconscious behind the wheel of his running vehicle at a Scottsdale intersection shortly before 3 a.m. MST.
December 6, 2016
Indianapolis Colts running back Robert Turbin, left, dives in for a touchdown score after avoiding a tackle by New York Jets cornerback Darryl Roberts

Colts rout Jets, move into first-place tie

The Colts beat the Jets 41-10 to move into a three-way tie for first. The Sports Xchange's Howard Balzer joins Amy Campbell to handicap the AFC South & to preview Thursday's Raiders-Chiefs tilt.
November 22, 2016
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) lays on the ground after taking a late hit from New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) in the firs

Bears' Cutler to miss rest of season

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is believed to have a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder and will miss the rest of the regular season. However, Cutler is seeking a second opinion.
November 22, 2016
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper breaks away from Houston Texans defensive end D.J. Reader on his way to scoring a touchdown during the seco

Raiders rally past Texans in Mexico

Derek Carr threw two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lift the Raiders past the Texans 27-20. Raiders coach Jack Del Rio spoke after Oakland's fourth consecutive victory.