Vikings’ defense rides next-man-up attitude — and a whole lot of Eric Kendricks

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks set the tone on defense early on against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday afternoon. His sack on the first defensive series of the game sent a direct message to the Chargers that the Vikings may have been shorthanded on defense, but they weren’t lacking motivation. Kendricks added… Continue reading Vikings’ defense rides next-man-up attitude — and a whole lot of Eric Kendricks

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Japan’s economy contracts on shrinking consumption, exports

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy shrank at a 3% annual rate in the July-September quarter, as private consumption and auto production took a hit from efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Japan’s gross domestic product, which measures the value of a nation’s products and services, declined 0.8% from the previous quarter, the Cabinet Office said… Continue reading Japan’s economy contracts on shrinking consumption, exports

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Capitals sign center Nic Dowd to $3.9M, 3-year extension

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nic Dowd signed a $3.9 million, three-year extension with the Washington Capitals on Sunday, giving the reliable center some long-term security and a significant raise. Dowd will count $1.3 million against the salary cap each of the past three seasons, almost double his current $750,000 value. He’s coming off a shortened 2021… Continue reading Capitals sign center Nic Dowd to $3.9M, 3-year extension

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Lopsided loss proof Cardinals need Kyler, D-Hop back soon

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Maybe the Arizona Cardinals need Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins after all. The Cardinals’ second go-round without their two main playmakers on the field didn’t go nearly as well as the first. The Carolina Panthers whipped the short-handed Cardinals 34-10 on Sunday, building a 23-0 halftime lead before cruising to the… Continue reading Lopsided loss proof Cardinals need Kyler, D-Hop back soon

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Young scores 42 points, Hawks beat Bucks to snap 6-game skid

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored a season-best 42 points and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a six-game losing streak, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 120-100 on Sunday night in a rematch of struggling teams that met in last season in the Eastern Conference final. Young just missed a triple-double, finishing with 10 assists and eight rebounds… Continue reading Young scores 42 points, Hawks beat Bucks to snap 6-game skid

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NHRA crowns 4 champions in season-finale at Pomona

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Steve Torrence, Greg Anderson and Matt Smith raced to season championships and race victories Sunday in the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals. Torrence raced to his fourth Top Fuel championship, Anderson won his fifth Pro Stock crown, and Smith his fifth Pro Stock Motorcycle title. Ron Capps won his second Funny… Continue reading NHRA crowns 4 champions in season-finale at Pomona

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2 killed in double shooting after illegal street car racing event in Compton

Homicide detectives were investigating the circumstances surrounding a double shooting in Compton that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday. The shooting was reported just before 1 a.m. in the 1900 block of North Bullis Road in Compton, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. When deputies responded, they found… Continue reading 2 killed in double shooting after illegal street car racing event in Compton

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