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Don Cherry calls Matt Cooke's hit on Tyson Barrie "absolut…

Don Cherry calls Matt Cooke's hit on Tyson Barrie "absolutely ridiculous"

TORONTO - Don Cherry says he can't justify the hit Matt Cooke laid on Colorado's Tyson Barrie during Monday's playoff game between the Avalance and Minnesota Wild. Cooke, who took out Barrie with a knee-on-knee hit in the second period of the...
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  • Price, DeJesus Key Rays' 7-3 Win Over Twins

    Price, DeJesus Key Rays' 7-3 Win Over Twins

    nytimes.com 6 hours ago
    David Price allowed six hits in his first complete game of the season, David DeJesus drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Tuesday night.
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  • NFL To Announce 2014 Schedule In PrimeTime Wednesday Night

    NFL To Announce 2014 Schedule In PrimeTime Wednesday Night

    vikingsgab.com 8 hours ago
    Wednesday night the NFL will announce the complete 2014 slate, including the 16 regular season games for the Vikings as they look to make it back to the playoffs. As we already know, the team will host the following teams at home – Chicago Bears, Detroi…
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  • Kurt Coleman says he turned down better deals to sign with Viki…

    Kurt Coleman says he turned down better deals to sign with Vikings

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    Kurt Coleman thought Minnesota was the best place for him, even if the Vikings’ offer wasn’t the best one he received in free agency. Coleman, a safety who signed with the Vikings last week, accepted a deal in Minnesota that pays a salary this year of $…
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  • GM Saunders starts search for Wolves coach

    GM Saunders starts search for Wolves coach

    ESPN.com nba.com 10 hours ago
    Flip Saunders is a former coach himself, so he knows how coveted a head coaching job in the NBA can be.
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  • Vikings 2014 schedule to be unveiled on Wednesday

    Vikings 2014 schedule to be unveiled on Wednesday

    startribune.com 11 hours ago
    The NFL regular season schedule will be released on Wednesday.
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  • Avalanche, Wild brace for key absences, with Barrie out and Coo…

    Avalanche, Wild brace for key absences, with Barrie out and Cooke headed for NHL hearing

    NHL.com 12 hours ago
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has been summoned for a hearing at the NHL office in New York regarding his kneeing penalty that injured Colorado Avalanche defenceman Tyson Barrie. The league said Cooke's meeting will be...
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  • Clarkson, Weiss among NHL’s biggest free-agent flops

    Clarkson, Weiss among NHL’s biggest free-agent flops

    thehockeynews.com 12 hours ago
    The NHL’s unrestricted free agency period is a crapshoot and sometimes the emphasis is on the crap. For every savvy signing – say, Tampa Bay’s five-year contract with Valtteri Filppula, or Boston’s one-year deal with Jarome Iginla – there is at least on…
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  • Vikings have incentives to work out

    Vikings have incentives to work out

    ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings players are on a one-week break from the team's offseason workout program, and many of them will return next week for the team's voluntary veteran minicamp. The Vikings got to start their offseason program two weeks earl…
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  • PFT Live: Texans talk with John McClain, Vikings talk with Chri…

    PFT Live: Texans talk with John McClain, Vikings talk with Chris Tomasson

    profootballtalk.com 17 hours ago
    The Texans are closing in on the final days before the start of this year’s draft and they’re checking in with most of the top prospects in the draft. Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney, Greg Robinson and others have visited with the Texans or will be vis…
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  • Blake Bortles won’t visit Vikings before the draft

    Blake Bortles won’t visit Vikings before the draft

    profootballtalk.com 17 hours ago
    While the top prospects cross the country visiting teams before the NFL Draft, the visits become symbols which can be interpreted numerous ways. So the Vikings are either not interested, or very interested in Blake Bortles. According to Chris Tomasson o…
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  • Decision on Ponder's option may not be easy

    Decision on Ponder's option may not be easy

    startribune.com 20 hours ago
    The Vikings have until May 3 to decide whether to exercise their fifth-year option on Christian Ponder, and while Ponder has not met expectations, the decision could be tougher than you think.
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  • Vikings could find reasons to wait on QB

    Vikings could find reasons to wait on QB

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    MINNEAPOLIS -- There are just 16 days to go until the 2014 NFL draft, meaning we're firmly in the time of year when general managers are more likely to top off their draft preparations with a dollop of misdirection than a scintilla of truth. And yet, wh…
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  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Three Stars: Granlund wins in OT; goalies …

    Stanley Cup Playoffs Three Stars: Granlund wins in OT; goalies pitch shutouts

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    No. 1 Star: Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild Granlund’s amazing individual effort produced the only goal in the Wild’s 1-0 overtime over the Colorado Avalanche, cutting their series deficit to 2-1. No. 2 Star: Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks Crawford …
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  • Video - SportsCenter's Inside The NHL 20:17

    SportsCenter's Inside The NHL

    Apr 22
    Steve Levy, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside look at what's next for the Penguins-Blue Jackets series, the bad blood simmering between the Blues and Blackhawks, and what are the highs and lows of the playoffs so far.
  • Video - Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals 01:04

    Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals

    Apr 22
    Steve Levy and Barry Melrose count down the top three goals from the first week of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
  • Video - Highs And Lows Of The Playoffs So Far 04:31

    Highs And Lows Of The Playoffs So Far

    Apr 22
    Scott Burnside and Barry Melrose offer up the best and worst of the opening week of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
  • Video - Rays Cruise Past Twins 00:43

    Rays Cruise Past Twins

    Apr 22
    The Rays tagged Kyle Gibson for seven earned runs over three innings en route to defeating the Twins 7-3.

Sports Columnists

  • 2014 NBA playoffs - Chicago Bulls couldn't buy a basket in Game 2, need to…

    Apr 23
    Joakim Noah is a very worthy defensive player of the year, but he still needs to play alongside a true offensive star
  • 2014 NBA draft - ESPN Insider's 360-degree NBA draft prospect profiles

    Apr 22
    ESPN Insider's NBA draft experts offer a guide to their 20-plus prospect draft profiles.
  • NFL schedule to be released Wednesday night

    Apr 22
    The NFL schedule is going to be officially announced and released at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday.
  • Don Banks: 2014 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

    Apr 22
    Not only will the NFL draft fall later than ever this year when it finally commences on the night of May 8, but also it will apparently pass the threshold of the calendar's fifth month while retaining its sense of utter mystery at the top. There are ple…