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  • NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Jim Kleinsasser has spent the last 13 years bulldozing linebackers and defensive ends on NFL Sundays, a blue-collar battering ram for glamorous runners like Robert Smith and Adrian Peterson. There …

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    30 Dec 11
  • VIKINGS-REDSKINS

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Leslie Frazier is finishing his first full season as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and he says he has heard not direct assurances from his bosses that he will …

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    30 Dec 11
  • Wild's Palmer scores first NHL goal against Oilers' Khabibulin in St. Paul

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Niklas Backstrom and the Minnesota Wild were fed up. With the way the Edmonton Oilers were playing against them. With two losses in a row to their soon-to-be-former division rival. …

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    30 Dec 11
  • Minnesota Vikings: On guard, Hutchinson out but Vikes aim for Herrera

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota Vikings starters have been cleared to play in the season finale after passing their post-concussion tests. Quarterback Christian Ponder and cornerback Asher Allen participated fully in practice Wednesday. …

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    29 Dec 11
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    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Christian Ponder stood at the podium with a nasty cut on his nose and a noticeable laceration on his right hand. He took quite a beating last weekend against the …

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    29 Dec 11
  • Predators 2, Wild 1 F/SO

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With three rookie defensemen in their lineup, the Nashville Predators were looking for anything other than a close, tight game. But goalie Pekka Rinne and the rest of the Predators held …

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    29 Dec 11
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    S Mistral Raymond had his first career interception, and the first by a Vikings player since Week 5, when he grabbed an overthrown ball by Rex Grossman and returned it 31 yards on Saturday. The …

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    28 Dec 11
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    The Timberwolves played on — and coached on — in Milwaukee on Tuesday night without Rick Adelman. While Adelman was away to attend a family funeral, top assistant Terry Porter returned to his hometown and …

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    28 Dec 11