NOTES: Smith Pelly replaced healthy scratch Jakub Vrana, who has one point in 13 games. Smith Pelly’s goal was his first since Jan. 2. The minor hockey screamers were out in good form when a local mother threw a hockey stick at her son coach the other day. Understood. But understand this: There will be almost 14,000 minor hockey games played in the GTHL and NYHL locally.

They had to wait until the last minute to find out who and when they would play. During halftime of Sunday night Bengals and Steelers game, the NFL announced the times and dates of the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs. Depends who you talk to. He been getting open. I not sure what up with Cooper. He isn a big separation guy.

Nineteen year old Taylor VanVoorhis, of La Crosse, was transported by Tri State Ambulance to Gundersen with serious injuries. Eighteen year old Jacob Kent, of Nekoosa, was transported to Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua with non life threatening injuries and has since been released.Spears said none of the occupants in Nelson’s vehicle were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.The second vehicle was being driven by 17 year old Dalton Mikkelson, of rural Viroqua. Mikkelson had two other occupants in the vehicle, 18 year old Levin LeMere of rural Viroqua and 19 year old Evin Engen of rural Viroqua.

Texans at Dolphins ( 4.5): The Dan Campbell era started with a bang. The Dolphins’ dominance of Tennessee was a damning indictment of former coach Joe Philbin and defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle. Dolphins owner Steve Ross needs to give Campbell a raise.

“For me, that’s all bitter,” McFadden said. “I’m happy about the fact that I have been out there, been able to run how I have been running. But you want to get victories with that. Backup inside linebacker Larry Foote didn’t practice Friday and is questionable with a calf injury. He isn’t expected to play. Cornerback Hank Poteat (knee) is also out..

“The scholarships were going to happen anyway. But I think, to do it publicly, is kind of turning a negative into a positive. There are a lot of positives in (Charlottesville). When you put the Lions on national TV every Thankgiving, bad things are going to happen. In 2011, Ndamukong Suh got sent home early after he was ejected, and suspended two games, for stomping on Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich Smith. With the two tangled up on the ground, the hulking Suh drove Smith’s helmet into the turf while getting up and then stomped on his right arm with his cleat.

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