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A fan wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus cheers during Game 2 of the Korean Series, the Korea Baseball Organization's championship round, between Doosan Bears and NC Dinos at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: UAlbany women's hoops postpones first 3 games

Nov. 23, 2020 7:18 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The University at Albany women’s basketball team has postponed its first three games following a surge of the novel coronavirus in the university community. UAlbany enacted a full campus pause on Nov. 10 and the women's...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) scores on a 6-yard touchdown reception ahead of Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Learning Vikings defense takes another lesson in defeat

Nov. 23, 2020 6:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the sixth time in the last eight games, the Minnesota Vikings had their under-construction defense on the field down the stretch on Sunday with the opportunity to seal a victory. Three times, this group of mostly inexperienced players made the stop it needed for a Vikings win. This...

Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Cameron Erving (75) celebrates tight end Dalton Schultz's (86) winning touchdown catch in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

Win gives 3-7 Cowboys suddenly high stakes on Thanksgiving

Nov. 23, 2020 12:25 PM EST

Andy Dalton’s first win as Dallas quarterback puts the Cowboys in a suddenly high-stakes Thanksgiving game in a season that looked lost without Dak Prescott. Dallas has the woeful NFC East to thank for the chance, and feels no shame in wanting to take advantage after beating Minnesota 31-28 to end a...

Dallas Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson recovers a fumble by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Early mistakes by uneven Vikings too costly to overcome

Nov. 22, 2020 10:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings stumbled through the first half, an uneven and undisciplined performance that was a little unlucky, too. As well as they played against the Dallas Cowboys after that, those early mistakes made their margin for error too small to overcome. The same might ultimately...

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz, left, celebrates with teammates after catching a 2-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Streak stop: Dalton's 3 TDs lift Cowboys past Vikings 31-28

Nov. 22, 2020 9:25 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The refreshed Dallas Cowboys had a steady hand back at quarterback, eager to initiate the same post-bye bounce the Minnesota Vikings had been enjoying this month. For as badly as the first half of the schedule went for the Cowboys, they're still alive and well this season in the...

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard, right, runs from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson (50) during a 42-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

The Latest: Cowboys win, NFC East teams all have 3 wins

Nov. 22, 2020 7:35 PM EST

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 7:35 p.m. Somehow, the NFC East race has become even tighter and weirder. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 on Sunday to earn their third win of the season. Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes. Elsewhere in the division, the Eagles lost,...

Chicago Bears wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Special teams giving Vikings plenty of trouble this season

Nov. 20, 2020 8:07 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The low moment of Minnesota's most recent game at Chicago came at the opening of the second half, when former Vikings return ace Cordarrelle Patterson took the kickoff 104 yards for a Bears touchdown that triggered a sideline eruption by coach Mike Zimmer. The recipient of the...

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 34-20. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Cowboys up: Surging Vikes settle in at home for 3 straight

Nov. 19, 2020 8:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings stumbled into their bye with a 1-5 record, their previously fierce home-field advantage vanished as they faced a low-water mark of four games under the .500 mark for the first time in coach Mike Zimmer's seven seasons. There was no locker room rant, though, from a...

Vikings on 3-game winning streak, face skidding Cowboys

Nov. 19, 2020 10:11 AM EST

DALLAS (2-7) at MINNESOTA (4-5) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE — Vikings by 9 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 1-8; Vikings 6-3 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 16-15 LAST MEETING — Vikings beat Cowboys 28-24, Nov. 10, 2019 in Arlington, Texas LAST WEEK — Cowboys had bye, lost...

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles is hit by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (95) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Chicago. Foles was injured on the play and left the game on a cart. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Bears QB Nick Foles could be available despite hip injury

Nov. 17, 2020 6:38 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy on Tuesday indicated a desire to keep his offense’s play-calling in the hands of coordinator Bill Lazor even after their lowest yardage output in almost three years during a 19-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Now he just needs to determine who...