Vikings cut kicker Vedvik just weeks after trade

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS -- Less than three weeks after sending a fifth-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Kaare Vedvik, the Minnesota Vikings have cut the 25-year-old kicker/punter.The Vikings also parted ways Saturday with former first-round draft pick Laquon Treadwell, who failed to carve out a role in Minnesota's offense in the three seasons after he was drafted 23rd overall in 2016.After a preseason of uncertainty surrounding their specialists,
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Pogba’s mixed performance sums up Solskjaer’s problems at Man United

[ad_1] SOUTHAMPTON, England -- Is it possible for one man to be his team's best and worst player in the same game?Every time Paul Pogba got the ball during Manchester United's 1-1 draw against Southampton, you sat up, eyes widened, because it looked like something terrific was about to happen, something you would not want to miss. Then, though, more often than not the complete opposite happened.There was a short

Texans acquire RB Hyde from Chiefs for guard

[ad_1] The Houston Texans have acquired running back Carlos Hyde from the Kansas City Chiefs in a trade for guard Martinas Rankin.The Texans were in need of help at running back after starter Lamar Miller tore his ACL in the third preseason game. Houston also traded for running back Duke Johnson Jr. earlier in the month, and while he is still expected to be the lead back, Hyde will allow
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Bob Davie hospitalized after New Mexico opener

[ad_1] New Mexico coach Bob Davie was taken to the hospital after suffering what the university is calling a "serious medical incident" following Saturday night's 39-31 win over Sam Houston State in Albuquerque, New Mexico."We ask that you keep the Davie family in your prayers," athletic director Eddie Nunez said in a statement.Nunez said the university will release more information as it becomes available.Davie, 64, is just starting his eighth

Monday qualifier Noh leads by 3 at the Portland Classic

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Monday qualifier Yealimi Noh shot an 8-under 64 Saturday for a three-shot lead heading into the final round of the Portland Classic. The 18-year-old Noh, who turned down an offer to play for UCLA and instead went pro in February, made eight birdies and moved to 19 under at Columbia-Edgewater Country Club. Hannah Green of Australia is second at 16 under after a third-round 73.

Chargers’ Okung out for at least first six weeks

[ad_1] COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Chargers placed left tackle Russell Okung on the reserve/non-football illness list to start the season, as the team cut down to 53 players ahead of Saturday's final deadline.As a result, Okung must miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season. He revealed at the start of training camp that he suffered a pulmonary embolism caused by blood clots during
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Joyful Dale Jr. finishes 5th in return at Darlington

[ad_1] DARLINGTON, S.C. -- A joyful Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned to the racetrack Saturday, finishing fifth in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway a little more than two weeks after he and his family escaped a plane that crash-landed in Tennessee and went up in flames.The race was a welcome relief from thinking about the crash for Earnhardt and his family. He hopped in his car after kissing wife Amy

Broncos QB Lock to go on IR with thumb injury

[ad_1] ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Drew Lock will open the regular season on injured reserve as the Broncos moved through cut-down weekend on the hunt for a quarterback to back up Joe Flacco.Lock, who was a second-round pick (42nd overall) by the Broncos in this past April's draft, suffered a right thumb injury on his throwing hand in the Broncos' Aug. 19 preseason loss to the San
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Why first Naomi Osaka-Coco Gauff US Open showdown did not disappoint

[ad_1] 9:22 PM ETD'Arcy MaineESPN NEW YORK -- In the most buzzed-about matchup thus far at the US Open, defending champion and world No. 1 Naomi Osaka took on 15-year-old tennis prodigy Coco Gauff in a third-round clash Saturday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium. It was the first meeting between the two, and while it wasn't exactly the best match, it set the scene for what could be a tremendous

Source — Texans complete deal for Tunsil, Stills

[ad_1] The Houston Texans have finalized a trade with the Miami Dolphins for left tackle Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Saturday.The Texans are sending first-round draft picks in 2020 and '21, a second-round pick in '21, offensive tackle Julie'n Davenport and cornerback Johnson Bademosi to Miami, the source said. Houston also will receive a fourth-round pick in 2020 and a sixth-round