• Minnesota Vikings' Sam Bradford (8) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles' Jordan Hicks during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

    Book is out on how to beat no-longer-unbeaten Vikings

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — As the last team in the NFL to lose this season, the Minnesota Vikings had played well enough to keep their weaknesses mostly hidden.

  • Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker, right, touches the trophy held by team owner Magic Johnson after the Sparks won the WNBA championship title with a win over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Ogwumike lifts Sparks to WNBA title, beat Lynx 77-76

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Candace Parker and the Sparks jumped with joy on the court, joined in celebration by a guy named Magic Johnson who once made basketball championships a habit in Los Angeles.

  • In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings' Sam Bradford (8) warms up before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. Vikings could not have expected a better return from the trade they made with Philadelphia for quarterback Sam Bradford, and this week Bradford and the Vikings will have the opportunity to prove as much to the Eagles.  (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

    Bradford tries to keep Philly trip ‘as normal as possible’

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The competitive environment of the NFL and plain old human nature usually trigger an extra injection of motivation for players facing their former teams.