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Behind the scenes of Animal Plant's Puppy bowl annual game to raise awareness for pet adoptions.  Photo / Reuters
Disabled pups among line-up for annual Puppy Bowl
36 min ago
January 16, 2017
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater celebrate on the bench during the fourth quarter Jan. 1 against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Zimmer: No timetable on Vikings QB Bridgewater's return
January 16, 2017 - 10:19pm
January 15, 2017
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws during the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional playoff game Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Matthew Emmons / USA TODAY Sports.
Pressure Packed
January 15, 2017 - 11:31pm
Milan, Minn., professional rodeo cowboy J.D. Struxness during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December 2016. Photo by Ric Andersen.
Determined cowboy
January 15, 2017 - 11:19pm
Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell hits a second-quarter field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC Divisional playoff game Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Jay Biggerstaff / USA TODAY Sports.
Boswell boots Steelers past Chiefs
January 15, 2017 - 10:56pm
January 11, 2017
Nov 7, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; A Minnesota Golden Gophers helmet sits on the sidelines before the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Offensive coordinator to follow Fleck to Minnesota
January 11, 2017 - 6:40pm
Nov 7, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; A Minnesota Golden Gophers helmet sits on the sidelines before the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Offensive coordinator to follow Fleck to Minnesota
January 11, 2017 - 6:40pm
Sports Briefs
January 11, 2017 - 6:33pm
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leads his team out of the tunnel before a Jan. 1 game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. Reinhold Matay / USA TODAY Sports.
Texans brace for stern challenge vs. Patriots
January 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
January 10, 2017
Alabama Crimson Tide running back Bo Scarbrough walks to the locker room during the fourth quarter of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers on Monday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Kirby Lee / USA TODAY Sports.
College football notebook: QB Watson to enter NFL draft
January 10, 2017 - 9:22pm
January 8, 2017
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb, right, evades New York Giants cornerback Trevin Wade to score one of his three touchdowns in an NFC Wild Card playoff game Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Jeff Hanisch / USA TODAY Sports.
Revenge of the Hail Mary
January 8, 2017 - 9:49pm
Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson, right, dances while standing with quarterbacks, from left, Kelly Bryant, Zerrick Cooper and Tucker Israel during practice Saturday at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Complex in Tampa, Florida.Bart Boatwright / USA TODAY Sports.
CFP Notebook: Clemson's Watson braces for No. 1 Alabama
January 8, 2017 - 9:41pm
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, middle, breaks away from Miami Dolphins cornerback Tony Lippett, right, and outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins, left, during an AFC Wild Card playoff game on Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Charles LeClaire / USA TODAY Sports.
Steelers up to challenge
January 8, 2017 - 9:16pm
P.J. Fleck, the latest Gophers Football coach, speaks to assembled media, dignitaries and boosters after being introduced at the Indoor Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota on Friday, Jan 6, 2017. (Pioneer Press: John Autey)
Fleck begins coaching stint by flipping 6 Western Michigan recruits to Minnesota
January 8, 2017 - 12:22pm
January 6, 2017
Dec 2, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Western Michigan Broncos head coach P. J. Fleck reacts on the sideline in the first half against the Ohio Bobcats at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Gopher players hope new coach Fleck can bring change they seek
January 6, 2017 - 11:23pm