McCarthy Stresses Positives After Loss to Vikings

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – As disappointing as their loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday had been – especially since it cost them the NFC’s No. 2 seed and a first-round playoff bye – the Green Bay Packers had no time to feel sorry for themselves. With those same Vikings coming to Lambeau...
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Bears Fire Coach Lovie Smith After 9 Seasons

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – The Chicago Bears have fired coach Lovie Smith after the team missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons. Smith was informed of the decision by general manager Phil Emery on Monday, a day after the Bears beat Detroit to finish 10-6 but still missed out on...
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Slight Delay in Choosing Vikes Stadium Manager

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The selection of a construction manager for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium is being pushed back a week. The Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority say the new deadline for choosing the construction manager is now Feb. 1. Authority Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Hagen says bidders asked for more time to put...
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Timberwolves Sign Lazar Hayward

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Lazar Hayward on Monday to try and provide some depth to an injury hampered backcourt. The Wolves acquired Hayward from Washington on draft night in 2010 and he played sparingly for them as a rookie. They traded him to Oklahoma City last December. Minnesota was in the...
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