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Hartman: Former Viking Williams finally gets to Super Bowl

Hartman: Former Viking Williams finally gets to Super Bowl

startribune.com Updated 8 hours ago
The former Vikings defensive tackle stepped into ideal role in Seattle.
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  • Kevin Martin returns to Wolves after 34-game absence

    Kevin Martin returns to Wolves after 34-game absence

    nba.com ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    Kevin Martin has returned to the lineup for the Minnesota Timberwolves after missing the previous 34 games with a fractured right wrist.
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  • Vikings offseason snapshot: the linebackers

    Vikings offseason snapshot: the linebackers

    startribune.com 18 hours ago
    Over the next two weeks, we will take a position-by-position look at where the Vikings stand heading into the offseason after their 7-9 season in 2014. Today, let’s take a glance at the linebackers. We knew first-year head coach Mike Zimmer would be loo…
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  • Wild’s Parise gets puck to the face, picks tooth up off ice

    Wild’s Parise gets puck to the face, picks tooth up off ice

    thehockeynews.com 19 hours ago
    Minnesota Wild winger Zach Parise wasn’t ready to say goodbye to his smile. Unfortunately for Parise, I don’t think they can sew a tooth back in. Midway through the first period of Tuesday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers, Parise took a puck to …
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  • Charlie Coyle scores sick breakaway goal from behind the net (V…

    Charlie Coyle scores sick breakaway goal from behind the net (Video)

    yahoo.com NHL.com 20 hours ago
    Watching Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle’s goal from Tuesday night vs. the Edmonton Oilers in real time, you’re left awestruck. The Oilers defenders were on him. Goalie Viktor Fasth came out to the top of the crease to challenge him. Coyle looked l…
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  • Former Vikings D-line coach Daly turns firing into instant Supe…

    Former Vikings D-line coach Daly turns firing into instant Super Bowl

    startribune.com 21 hours ago
    Seahawks defensive tackle Kevin Williams wasn’t the only former member of the Vikings’ defensive line room to land face up looking at the sunshine of success after losing his job in Minnesota a year ago at this time. Before talking to Williams during Se…
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  • NFLPA: NFL can’t mandate counseling for Adrian Peterson

    NFLPA: NFL can’t mandate counseling for Adrian Peterson

    When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Vikings running back Adrian Peterson last season, he set April 15 as a date to consider Peterson’s reinstatement and mandated that Peterson meet with a league-approved psychiatrist for counseling after plead…
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  • Ex-Viking Williams soaks in the Super Bowl scene

    Ex-Viking Williams soaks in the Super Bowl scene

    startribune.com Jan 27 (yesterday)
    Unlike his media-averse teammate Marshawn Lynch, Seattle’s Kevin Williams welcomed some attention.
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  • LaVine, Antetokounmpo headline 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk field

    LaVine, Antetokounmpo headline 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk field

    yahoo.com Jan 27 (yesterday)
    The four-man field for NBA All-Star Saturday's marquee event has been set. As announced on NBA TV Tuesday night, the Sprite Slam Dunk will feature Minnesota Timberwolves rookie guard Zach LaVine, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Orlando Ma…
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  • Duron Carter reportedly chooses Colts over Vikings

    Duron Carter reportedly chooses Colts over Vikings

    startribune.com ESPN.com Jan 27 (yesterday)
    So much for the Vikings “probably” being the frontrunner to sign wide receiver Duron Carter. Carter, the son of Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter who worked out for his dad’s old team three weeks ago, reportedly will sign a contract with the Colts.…
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  • Vikings offseason snapshot: the safeties

    Vikings offseason snapshot: the safeties

    startribune.com Jan 27 (yesterday)
    Over the next two weeks, we will take a position-by-position look at where the Vikings stand heading into the offseason after their 7-9 season in 2014. Today, we will break down the safety position. The final position battle to be won — arguably by defa…
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  • Wild’s Kuemper looks to get season back on track with AHL stint

    Wild’s Kuemper looks to get season back on track with AHL stint

    thehockeynews.com Jan 27 (yesterday)
    In the first two games of the season, Minnesota Wild netminder Darcy Kuemper blanked the Colorado Avalanche in a home-and-home set. By Oct. 23, he had three shutouts, and was leading all goaltenders in just about every key statistical category imaginabl…
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  • Prospect Watch: Top 10 third basemen

    Prospect Watch: Top 10 third basemen

    MLB.com Jan 27 (yesterday)
    If chicks dig the long ball, then there's no doubt third base is the sexiest position among prospects. It's home to the three best power prospects in the game in Kris Bryant (Cubs) and Joey Gallo (Rangers) -- the last two Minor League home run champions…
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  • Thunder Strike Down Wolves, 92 to 84

    Thunder Strike Down Wolves, 92 to 84

    howlintwolf.com Jan 27 (yesterday)
    Offensively for the Timberwolves things looked discombobulated. Despite a 23 point effort by Andrew Wiggins and a 22 point game by Thad Young the Wolves were unable to maintain an offensive flow. The Wolves have now lost 5 in a row and solely in the NBA…
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  • TFD: Vikings a top-5 NFL team in terms of 25-and-under talent, …

    TFD: Vikings a top-5 NFL team in terms of 25-and-under talent, ESPN says

    startribune.com Jan 27 (2 days ago)
    Looking for some offseason Vikings hope after another losing season? Well, ESPN.com just ranked the 32 NFL teams in order of which have the most talented players who are 25-and-under. The Vikings, who have had seven first-round picks the past three year…
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  • Westbrook, Ibaka power Thunder past Wolves

    Westbrook, Ibaka power Thunder past Wolves

    ESPN.com Jan 27 (2 days ago)
    Russell Westbrook scored 18 points, Serge Ibaka added 13 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 92-84 on Monday night without the injured Kevin Durant.
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  • Video - Martin Leads Timberwolves In Return 00:55

    Martin Leads Timberwolves In Return

    Jan 28
    After missing the past 34 games, Kevin Martin scored 21 points off the bench in Minnesota's 110-98 win over Boston.
  • Video - Coyle's Game-Winning Goal From Behind The Net 00:21

    Coyle's Game-Winning Goal From Behind The Net

    Jan 27
    Wild center Charlie Coyle got a nice goal on his fast break to the net.
  • Video - NBA Dunk Contest Participants Announced 01:53

    NBA Dunk Contest Participants Announced

    Jan 27
    ESPN's Amin Elhassan was disappointed in the field for the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
  • Video - Keith Law's Best And Worst Farm Systems 02:40

    Keith Law's Best And Worst Farm Systems

    Jan 26
    Keith Law says the Cubs and Twins are among the most stacked farm systems, but finds the Tigers' cupboard barren after a year of trades to help the big club.

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  • Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes talking contract extension, sources say

    Jan 28
    U.S. international Alejandro Bedoya is ‎advanced in negotiations for a new contract with French club Nantes, according to sources in the America...
  • Matt Barnes fine not due to interaction with Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sar…

    Jan 28
    An NBA spokesman told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the league's review of the incident "confirmed that it was not an interaction with Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver" that led to the Los Angeles Clippers forward's fine.
  • Takeaways from PFF roster study -- John Clayton's mailbag

    Jan 28
    John Clayton's mailbag: An in-depth roster study by Pro Football Focus illustrates how tough it is for bad teams to make quick turnarounds.
  • Something The Seahawks And Patriots Can Agree On: Mother Knows Best

    Jan 28
    There have been verbal jabs lobbed back and forth this week between the Seahawks and the Patriots. But at Super Bowl Media Day, both teams were virtually unanimous in thanking their moms.