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Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has offered a scholarship to a seventh-grade quarterback from suburban Detroit, according to the 13-year-old's father. The Wolverines coach extended the offer this week after watching tape of Isaiah Marshall competing for MacArthur Academy in Southfield, Mich. He will graduate from high school in 2024. "It was definitely unexpected," Brian Marshall told ESPN regarding his son's offer.
ST. PAUL -- Jason Zucker scored twice and goalie Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves as the Minnesota Wild kicked off a two-game homestand by clinging to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night, Jan. 10. Dubnyk was especially strong during the third period, as the Jets registered 13 shots. By comparison, the Wild -- who have won four of five games -- didn't register a single shot in the final frame.
After almost a month-long search, the Green Bay Packers are set to name Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur as their next head coach.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back when he was a redshirt freshman at North Dakota State, ESPN reported Wednesday .
The NFL announced Tuesday that the salary cap will rise to about $190 million in 2019, a jump from $177.2 million this season. The league informed teams that the projected range is from $187.0 to $191.1 million. That marks a 40-percent increase since the 2014 season ($133.0 million) and the sixth consecutive year the cap has climbed by at least $10 million. "Total projected player costs, including benefits, will be more than $7.3 billion in 2019," the league said in a statement. The exact salary cap figure will be determined before free agency opens on March 13.
CHICAGO -- In a marquee matchup of flashy offense against tough defense, it was all defense. The Chicago Bears held the Los Angeles Rams to 214 total yards and kept them out of the end zone Sunday night, Dec. 9, logging a 15-6 win at Soldier Field that might play a major role in shaping the NFC playoffs when they start next month. Chicago (9-4) moved another step closer to the NFC North title. If Minnesota (6-5-1) loses on Monday night in Seattle, the Bears can wrap up the division crown next week at home against Green Bay.
MADISON, Wis. -- Paul Bunyan's Axe is finally returning to Minneapolis after Minnesota defeated Wisconsin 37-15 in Big Ten play at Madison, Wis., on Saturday, Nov. 24. Entering the contest, Wisconsin had beaten Minnesota 14 straight times, including 11 in a row in Madison. In a season full of ups and downs, the Gophers ended the regular season on a strong note behind a solid rushing attack and a defense that intercepted three passes.
LAS VEGAS - Phil Mickelson birdied the fourth playoff hole in fading light to win "The Match" against Tiger Woods and claim the $9 million winner-takes-all prize in Friday's pay-per-view event at Shadow Creek Golf Course. With temperatures dipping into the 50s and the pair playing a 93-yard makeshift playoff hole from the practice putting surface back to the 18th green, Mickelson put his third attempt at the hole inside 5 feet.
MIAMI — In the lead-up to the season-ending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 18, driver Joey Logano referred to the four remaining championship contenders as, "The big three and me." In the darkness of the South Florida swamps, it was a tear-soaked "me" hoisting the big, silver championship trophy in victory lane at the 1.5-mile oval following the Ford EcoBoost 400. The season championship was Logano's first after 363 starts. The Team Penske driver led a race-best 80 laps in getting it. His margin of victory was 1.7 seconds.
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kyle Busch moved to the lead for a final time with 36 laps to go, survived a couple of late restarts, and went on to win the Can-Am 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway in Avondale on Sunday, Nov. 11. The victory secured the Joe Gibbs Racing driver a berth in next weekend's four-driver, season-ending, championship-deciding race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in South Florida.