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    Defenseman Jan Hedja netted the game-winning goal and Ryan O’Reilly collected a goal and an assist as the Colorado Avalanche won on the road for the first time in over two months with a 4-2 …

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    27 Dec 11
  • A member of the clergy guides security forces through the scene of a car bomb explosion at St. Theresa Catholic Church at Madalla, Suleja, just outside Nigeria's capital Abuja, December 25, 2011. Islamist militant group Boko Haram said it planted bombs that exploded on Christmas Day at churches in Nigeria, one of which killed at least 27 people on the outskirts of the capital.

    Islamist militants set off bombs across Nigeria on Christmas Day – three targeting churches including one that killed at least 27 people – raising fears that they are trying to ignite sectarian civil war.

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    25 Dec 11
  • Twins and RHP Marquis agree to $3M, 1-year deal

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jason Marquis spent his entire 12-season career in the National League before becoming a free agent this offseason. With the Minnesota Twins in need of a fifth starter, he figured he’d give …

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    23 Dec 11
  • hock

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jordan Eberle scored early and late to stop the Oilers’ losing streak at four games. It came at the cost of an even longer run of misery for the Minnesota Wild. …

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    23 Dec 11
  • Preview: Vikings @ Redskins

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t touch that dial. There are oh-so-many suspense-filled reasons to tune in when the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins go at it on Christmas Eve. Can Rex Grossman get through an entire …

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    23 Dec 11
  • Vikings-Musgrave is having a tough first year

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The odds have been against Bill Musgrave from the start this season. He left his job as quarterbacks coach in Atlanta to become the offensive coordinator inMinnesota, but the lockout …

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    23 Dec 11
  • Minnesota Vikings: Player Watch – Friday

    DT Kevin Williams was limited again in practice because of a knee injury. He’s expected to play, but there’s no question this season has taken its toll on Williams physically and mentally. The team might try …

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    23 Dec 11
  • Iraqi security forces inspect the site of the bomb attack in Baghdad's Shaab District, northern Baghdad, December 22, 2011.

    A wave of bombings killed at least 72 people in Baghdad Thursday, the first attacks since Iraq’s Shi’ite-led government was engulfed in a crisis that risks fracturing the country along sectarian and ethnic lines.

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    22 Dec 11