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Minnesota went all in with three first-round picks. Super Bowl champion Baltimore went for replacements for Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. The New York Jets added to their quarterback uncertainty by taking Geno Smith in the second round. Teams loaded up on linemen, making the big and beefy guys this year’s stars. The 2013 NFL draft was light on glamour at the skill positions, but heavy on intrigue (when would Manti Te’o go?) and burly bodies able to either get after or protect all those pricey passers. Denver Broncos boss John Elway called the draft “deep in the trenches. “It wasn’t sexy, but th
RICHMOND, Va. — When the dust settled at Richmond, ‘Ol Happy Harvick was the only driver smiling. Kevin Harvick plowed through traffic on the final restart, driving from seventh to Victory Lane in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. He did it with one of those head-scratching “Where did he come from?” drives in which everyone was just hanging on. “Just shifted gears, hit the pedal and hoped for the best,” Harvick said. “They all went high and I went low. The seas kind of parted there.
AVONDALE, La. — Billy Horschel sensed the time had come for him to win his first PGA Tour event. This could explain the composure he displayed in the face of two final-round weather delays and a 27-foot putt he had to make on the final hole to avert a playoff. Horschel tied a course record at the TPC Louisiana with an 8-under 64 in the final round of the Zurich Classic on Sunday, which was good enough to win by one stroke over D.A. Points. Points put pressure on Horschel by hitting out of a bunker to set up a 5-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th.
ikings draft punter in 5th round, Kluwe out? JON KRAWCZYNSKI,AP Sports Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Chris Kluwe's eventful run as Minnesota Vikings punter may have come to an end on the final day of the NFL draft on Saturday. The Vikings selected UCLA punter Jeff Locke in the fifth round, perhaps paving the way for the outspoken Kluwe's exit after eight seasons in Minnesota.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — More than 600 people gathered at the Minnesota Capitol for the Taxpayer Freedom Rally on Saturday. Majority President Dan McGrath said the annual anti-tax rally is the biggest annual conservative gathering in the state and is particularly important this year after a tough election for Republicans. "This is a great opportunity to get people remotivated," McGrath said. "There are a lot of dejected people. And I think it helps re-energize them." Among those addressing the crowd were state legislators, U.S. Rep.
RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) — The Red Lake Tribal Council is hosting its annual Youth Leadership Conference this week — and it will feature an appearance by an American Indian...
DENVER (AP) — Lounging in front of his locker, music blaring in the background, Mikko Koivu chatted about what it meant to the team, the organization and the city to make it back to the playoffs for the first time in five years. Yeah, but what about him?
<p>WASHINGTON — After nearly stalling in late 2012, the American economy quickened its pace early this year despite deep government cutbacks.
Packers sign Rodgers to $110M contract extension GREEN BAY, Wis.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With speculation on his job status reaching a fever pitch, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn said Friday night that he has not met with owner Glen Taylor to discuss the team option on his contract for next season. Kahn released a statement after NBA.com reported Taylor had decided to fire him and was negotiating with Flip Saunders to be the new president. Kahn said he didn’t expect to meet with Taylor until after coach Rick Adelman informs the team about his plans for next season.