Vikings cruise past Bengals 34-7 to clinch NFC North

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and their loud crowd overwhelmed the Cincinnati Bengals from start to finish, when they put on NFC North champions hats to celebrate the first major milestone of this season with the hope of several more to come.

  • Written by By DAVE CAMPBELL , AP Pro Football Writer

Facing misconduct investigation, Panthers owner selling team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Facing a growing investigation that accuses him of sexual misconduct and using racist language at work, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Sunday that he will sell the NFL team after the season.

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  • Written by By STEVE REED , AP Sports Writer

Lindsey Vonn takes WCup super-G race, 1st win of season

VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — With her father proudly watching from the bottom of the slope, Lindsey Vonn sped to an emotional win in a World Cup super-G race on Saturday.

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  • Written by By JEROME PUGMIRE , AP Sports Writer

Man to give Votto homerun ball to father who lost his son

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who landed a Joey Votto home run ball during a Cincinnati Reds game says he's giving it to a father whose 6-year-old son witnessed the blast just weeks before dying of cancer.