The Vikings signed a backup quarterback in an under-the-radar deal last March. Now that QB has them one game from the Super Bowl. Here are the deals that exceeded, met or fell short of expectations -- good and bad.
Alvin Kamara surpassed expectations, substantially elevating his rating to finish among the top of his class. Here are the top 10 rookies in the game.
Nearly two years after Sharapova was suspended from the tour, she has been welcomed back to her sport -- a luxury not enjoyed by many other athletes.
Multiple Cavaliers players acknowledged growing discontent and a strong sense of concern that unlike past seasons, this year's team does not have enough to fix its problems.
Russian Sergey Sirotkin joins Williams to fill the final place on the 2018 Formula 1 grid.
Everton are close to agreeing a deal with Arsenal to sign forward Theo Walcott in a permanent transfer worth in excess of £20m.
Wales have named uncapped flanker James Davies and wing Josh Adams in their squad for the Six Nations.
Heather Watson's Australian Open campaign ends with a disappointing first-round defeat by world number 54 Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.
Experienced scrum-half Greig Laidlaw returns to a 40-man Scotland squad including four uncapped players for the Six Nations.
A Portuguese League match between Estoril and Porto is abandoned and fans evacuated after cracks appear in a stand.
Defending champion Roger Federer outclasses Aljaz Bedene to reach the Australian Open second round.
Argentina striker Carlos Tevez describes his disappointing time in the Chinese Super League as a "vacation".
Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Clippers forward Blake Griffin intentionally made contact with him Monday night before a heated confrontation that led to double technical fouls with 3½ minutes to play.
Jamaica sends a women's bobsleigh team to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, 30 years after the men's team made history.
Novak Djokovic returns to action for the first time since Wimbledon with a one-sided win over Donald Young at the Australian Open.
Who saw this one coming? Down 5-1 in the final set, Caroline Wozniacki stormed back to beat Jana Fett 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 to reach the third round of the Australian Open. On the men's side, 18-year-old sensation Denis Shapovalov and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are duking it out in the fifth set.
Houston's James Harden, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green pushed into the LA Clippers' locker room Monday night looking to confront Austin Rivers after the Rockets' 113-102 loss, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The boos for Chris Paul weren't the reason it was a disappointing return to L.A. for the former Clippers star, with his Rockets falling 113-102 at Staples Center on Monday night.
Kansas and Duke might not be in Final Four form, but Monday's comeback victories showed that they are significant factors in their conference races.
Watch the top 10 plays from this week's NBA, including a brilliant 'alley-oop' from Larry Nance Jr, as LA Lakers beat San Antonio Spurs 93-81.