Kings guard Buddy Hield told general manager Vlade Divac to show him the money Saturday during a playful moment at the team's annual Fan Fest at Golden 1 Center. Divac has reportedly done exactly that, signing the 26-year-old sharpshooter to a lucrative new deal and ending any uncertainty about his future in Sacramento. KHTK radio host Carmichael Dave reported Monday morning the Kings were ...

CHICAGO - The Bulls made an expected move to keep key parts of their young core under contract for the 2020-21 season by exercising options on Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison, the team announced Monday. With an Oct. 31 deadline approaching, the Bulls picked up the fourth-year option on Markkanen for $6,731,508, according to Spotrac, and third-year options on Carter ...

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ARLINGTON, Texas - It would be easy to pin Sunday night's ugly 37-10 Eagles loss strictly on Jim Schwartz's inept defense. After all, the Eagles gave up scores on five of the Cowboys' first six possessions, got run over by Ezekiel Elliott, couldn't cover Amari Cooper, missed a ton of tackles, and failed yet again to muster much of a pass rush as Dak Prescott completed all but six of his 27 ...

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DETROIT - The curse of being Kirk Cousins is that incremental improvements and midseason victories only raise the stakes for the next round of big games, the ones that define a quarterbacking career. When Cousins plays as well as he did Sunday, in the Vikings' 42-30 victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field, his performance can be dismissed with a shrug, because he's done this before. But ...

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CHICAGO - It was just past 7:30 Sunday night when Mitch Trubisky trudged into his postgame news conference at Soldier Field. His expression was blank and his tone appropriately glum. A 36-25 home loss to the undermanned Saints had been that jarring, that dispiriting. It almost felt as if a tornado had touched down on the Bears' 2019 season, demolishing everything. The free-spirited fun. The ...

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CHICAGO - The Bears added defensive line depth Monday when they agreed to terms with veteran Brent Urban, he and his agency tweeted. Urban, 28, was a 2014 Ravens fourth-round draft pick, and he spent five seasons there, recording 3{ sacks. He started a career-high 16 games in Baltimore in 2018, with 27 tackles, two for a loss, a quarterback hit, a half-sack and two passes defensed. The ...

BOSTON - Jayson Tatum remembers coming into the NBA as a wide-eyed 19-year old after one season at Duke, a young player in much need of some veteran guidance. For Tatum, now a third-year Boston Celtics forward who is considered a potential future All-Star, there was no better player, he says, to have as a teammate that first season than 33-year-old Al Horford, who will begin his first year ...

LOS ANGELES - Anthony Davis is experiencing something LeBron James went through nine years ago. For the first time in his NBA career, Davis - James' new teammate on the Los Angeles Lakers - isn't the only superstar on his team. "When you're able to put yourself around other great talent, you know that you don't have to put the most stress on your body, physically, mentally, every single ...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore has built a level of trust during his 13-year tenure, which includes the rebuilding effort that led to back-to-back World Series appearances in 2014 and 2015 as well as the 2015 championship. His choice for the manager to succeed Ned Yost carries the utmost importance as the Royals try to dig out of a hole that has included ...

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Nobody doubts that Quinn is a fine fellow who, for a couple of years, appeared destined to lead this team to greatness. He almost got there, but he didn't. Everything since 28-3 has been diminishing returns, and recent returns are nigh-invisible. (Gradually, then suddenly.) It has all come undone. The Falcons were horrid on offense, on defense and at things involving kicking. All three phases, ...

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DETROIT - Detroit Lions defensive tackle Damon Harrison was on the ground in pain, pounding his fist in frustration. Doctors and trainers surrounded him on the turf Sunday in Ford Field. On the bench, linebacker Jarrad Davis was getting his ankle taped. Cornerback Darius Slay and running back Kerryon Johnson were out with hamstring injuries. The Lions looked beaten up and beaten down as ...

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The 49ers' win over Washington Sunday in Maryland was every bit as ugly as the 9-0 scoreline indicated - at least when it came to conditions. Relentless rain, a slip-and-slide field, and a near-empty stadium made for a dreary contest. But despite the miserable conditions and the throwback scoreline, the 49ers turned in a rather standard performance to move to 6-0 on the 2019 campaign. They ran ...

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Aaron Rodgers' 158.3 passer rating — the highest mark possible — in the Packers' 42-24 rout of the Oakland Raiders showed that he can still fling the football as well or better than anyone and that he and first-year coach Matt LaFleur might well be forming a harmonious partnership, one that could carry the Packers, now 6-1 on the season, back to the top of the NFL.

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Each week brings a fresh batch of polls about the 2020 presidential campaign, but it’s also worth taking a look at the prediction markets. They can be a very useful source of information, most of all as a check on the human tendency to overreact.

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Wisconsin has long been a hotbed for golfers and golfing fans and the Badger State has been a genial host with big turnouts for some great professional golf tournaments over the past two decades.

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The homeless population is larger than panhandlers who sleep in high traffic areas Downtown. Due to a lack of affordable housing, many school children and working adults struggle with homelessness in Madison and the rest of the state. 

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On this week's political podcast, Milfred and Hands play clips and comment on the back and forth over which Democratic candidate for president is best equipped to carry the Badger State. Wisconsin was cited twice near the end of the Democrats' three-hour debate this week in Ohio.