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AP source: Minnesota Vikings select Mike Zimmer as head coach

Mike Zimmer is finally a head coach in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings think now is the time for the veteran defensive coordinator.

Patriots counting on Blount in AFC Championship

Given a chance by the New England Patriots to revive his career, LeGarrette Blount is running over and away from defenders while leaving behind images of a hot-headed youngster putting his future in jeopardy.

Omaha, Peyton Manning's mysterious play call, gains national attention

Peyton Manning's road to the Super Bowl has taken an unexpected detour: through Omaha, of all places.

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic advance to 3rd round in Australia

Serena Williams wore a fitted pink blazer into her second-round match at the Australian Open, giving the impression she wasn't feeling the heat.

Clayton Kershaw receives record-breaking deal from Dodgers

The deal made the two-time Cy Young Award winner baseball's first player with a $30 million average salary.

Ryan Tannehill's wife leaves rifle in rented car

Authorities said Wednesday the wife of Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill left a rifle in the back of a rental SUV in South Florida earlier this month.

T.J. Oshie scores twice to lead Blues over Coyotes

Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves and T.J. Oshie scored twice as the Blues rode their hot goalie to a 2-1 win.

Column: A-Rod's performance-enhancing drug use 'most potent we've seen.'

Peel away the pseudo-science and Anthony Bosch's bragging and what remained was "probably the most potent and sophisticated drug program developed for an athlete that we've ever seen," U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart said.

Cardinals players to attend Missouri men's basketball game

Members of the St. Louis Cardinals — including Michael Wacha — will attend the Missouri men's basketball game against Alabama on Saturday.

Judge: $765M might not cover NFL concussion claims

A federal judge is slowing down the proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, questioning if there's enough money to cover 20,000 retired players.

Harbaugh leads 49ers back to NFC championship

Jim Harbaugh has been at his emotional best — or, to some, worst — with his cartoon-like faces and quirky sideline antics in leading San Francisco back to the NFC championship game for the third time in as many years since taking over as 49ers head coach in January 2011.

Lions hire ex-Colts coach Jim Caldwell

The Detroit Lions hired Jim Caldwell on Tuesday to replace fired coach Jim Schwartz.

Patriots secondary set for rematch with Manning

"I practice against a great quarterback every day," Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan said before his playoff debut against Andrew Luck. "So I think practicing against Tom (Brady) makes everything a little bit easier."

5 things to know about Alex Rodriguez's lawsuit

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association in an effort to overturn the season-long drug suspension imposed last weekend by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz.

Optimism after hearing over NFL salary cap fight

The NFLPA is appealing a ruling by U.S. District Judge David Doty in Minneapolis rejecting the union's attempt to reopen the lawsuit that guided labor matters from 1993 until a collective bargaining agreement was reached in 2011.

Dangerous heat hinders play at Australian Open

Despite temperatures that topped 108 degrees Fahrenheit, the tournament has not yet invoked its "Extreme Heat Policy," saying the decision is based on a quotient of air temperature, humidity and wind speed.

 

Clarks' attorney: 'juicer' comment too vague to hurt Pujols

A motion filed Monday on behalf of Clark seeks dismissal of the defamation lawsuit filed by Pujols in October. Clark's attorney, Albert Watkins, said Clark's on-air comments were too vague to cause real harm to Pujols.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award

Having spent four years in the shadow of his great rival Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in tears after being elected the Ballon d'Or winner for 2013 on Monday — a rare display of emotion that showed just how important it was for the Portugal winger to get his hands on the trophy again.

A-Rod sues MLB, union to overturn drug ban

Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players' union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was "clear and convincing evidence" he used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport's drug investigation.

49ers hope to quiet Seahawks' '12th Man'

In what has emerged as arguably the NFL's best rivalry, San Francisco is riding an eight-game winning streak as it returns to the Pacific Northwest for Sunday's NFC title game against the Seahawks.

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