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Vikings starters prep for one last preseason go around

Vikings starters prep for one last preseason go around

startribune.com Updated 10 hours ago
Starters aren’t expected to play again before Week 1.
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  • Nunez Homers, Twins Take Opener Against Astros 3-0

    Nunez Homers, Twins Take Opener Against Astros 3-0

    nytimes.com 10 hours ago
    Eduardo Nunez homered and Kyle Gibson pitched 5 2-3 scoreless innings to help the Minnesota Twins to a 3-0 victory over the AL West-leading Houston Astros on Friday night.
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  • Stadium worker died of blunt force injuries, medical examiner s…

    Stadium worker died of blunt force injuries, medical examiner says

    startribune.com 16 hours ago
    The construction worker who fell from the roof of the new Vikings stadium died of blunt force injuries of the head, the medical examiner's office announced Friday.
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  • Vikings Making the Cut: Safety Anthony Harris

    Vikings Making the Cut: Safety Anthony Harris

    startribune.com 16 hours ago
    Undrated rookie free agent Anthony Harris has always felt like an underdog. The safety hopes to prove his worth to the Vikings over the next two games.
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  • Kyle Rudolph says Vikings tight ends close-knit despite battle …

    Kyle Rudolph says Vikings tight ends close-knit despite battle for jobs

    startribune.com 17 hours ago
    Kyle Rudolph, entering his fifth season, has been a Pro Bowl tight end, so you can bet his job with the Vikings is safe. But the team will have to make some decisions behind him. Rhett Ellison, in his fourth season, is considered one of the best athlete…
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  • Vikings' Isame Faciane found healing in football after Hur…

    Vikings' Isame Faciane found healing in football after Hurricane Katrina

    ESPN.com 22 hours ago
    Vikings' Isame Faciane found healing in football after Hurricane Katrina
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  • Access Vikings Morning Walkthrough: Football and foot long hot …

    Access Vikings Morning Walkthrough: Football and foot long hot dogs

    startribune.com 24 hours ago
    Before you walk through the State Fair, scan through today’s Access Vikings Walkthrough … WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED Eric Kendricks’ development at linebacker will be a key for the Vikings, writes Jim Souhan. Defensive coordinator George Edwards is aimi…
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  • Vikings “aiming” for Trae Waynes to be starter in Week One

    Vikings “aiming” for Trae Waynes to be starter in Week One

    Like many rookie cornerbacks, Vikings first-round pick Trae Waynes had a rough time out of the gate in his first preseason appearances. That led to a lot of negative instant feedback from outside the team, but defensive coordinator George Edwards stress…
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  • This Miguel Sano monster shot was robbed by the catwalk in Tamp…

    This Miguel Sano monster shot was robbed by the catwalk in Tampa

    yahoo.com MLB.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Minnesota Twins rookie Miguel Sano has done nothing but destroy baseballs since he's reached the majors. The 22-year-old has an impressive .289/.394/.584 slash line through 198 plate appearances. While that entire slash line is awesome, it's been Sano's…
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  • Butler hits ground running in return to Rays

    Butler hits ground running in return to Rays

    MLB.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Joey Butler returned to the Rays in fine style on Thursday night, driving in the tying run and scoring the decisive run in a 5-4 win over the Twins at Tropicana Field.
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  • Vikings linebacker Kendricks learns to adapt to NFL

    Vikings linebacker Kendricks learns to adapt to NFL

    startribune.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Talented linebacker Eric Kendricks is working on being overly aggressive.
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  • Tampa Bay Bullpen Helps End Twins' 6-Game Winning Streak

    Tampa Bay Bullpen Helps End Twins' 6-Game Winning Streak

    nytimes.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Relievers Brandon Gomes, Alex Colome and Brad Boxberger combined for 4 2-3 scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended Minnesota's six-game winning streak, beating the Twins 5-4 on Thursday night.
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  • Rangers Catch Twins in Wild-Card Race

    Rangers Catch Twins in Wild-Card Race

    nytimes.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Yovani Gallardo collected his 100th career victory while Texas capitalized on an error by Toronto right fielder Jose Bautista to score three times in the seventh inning in a 4-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
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  • Work resumes on most of U.S. Bank Stadium as safety investigati…

    Work resumes on most of U.S. Bank Stadium as safety investigation is conducted

    startribune.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    The death investigation results will become public upon completion.
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  • Construction resumes on Vikings stadium as worker who died is i…

    Construction resumes on Vikings stadium as worker who died is identified

    yahoo.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Construction on the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium continued Thursday morning, one day after a worker fell from the roof and died. On Wednesday morning, a worker fell 50 feet off the edge of the roof into a snow gutter and died. The man wasn't officiall…
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  • Hodges plans to play like a starter in first ever game at middl…

    Hodges plans to play like a starter in first ever game at middle linebacker

    startribune.com ESPN.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Gerald Hodges has never played middle linebacker. Not in peewee. Not in his high school days in New Jersey. And not in his four years at Linebacker U. “I never thought I’d be playing middle linebacker, either,” Hodges said. But when the Vikings’ first-s…
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  • Berrios among 10 top prospect performers Wednesday

    Berrios among 10 top prospect performers Wednesday

    MLB.com Aug 27 (2 days ago)
    It's reached the point where each of Jose Berrios' starts for Triple-A Rochester might be his last. The Twins' No. 2 prospect was at his best Wednesday night, allowing just three hits and one walk in seven shutout innings as Rochester defeated Syracuse,…
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  • Twin Magic: Minnesota stays hot, rolls over Rays for sixth stra…

    Twin Magic: Minnesota stays hot, rolls over Rays for sixth straight victory

    yahoo.com Aug 27 (2 days ago)
    Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. Look out, American League. The Minnesota Twins a…
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  • Twins beat Rays, take over 2nd Wild Card spot

    Twins beat Rays, take over 2nd Wild Card spot

    MLB.com Aug 27 (2 days ago)
    Minnesota continued to roll on Wednesday night with a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field to claim its sixth consecutive victory and move into the top spot for the second American League Wild Card spot.
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  • Video - Caplan: Bridgewater is more consistent 01:48

    Caplan: Bridgewater is more consistent

    Aug 28
    ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan discusses Teddy Bridgewater's improvements since his first year in the NFL and how his consistency will help the Vikings.
  • Video - 1 killed, 1 injured in Vikes' roof accident 01:10

    1 killed, 1 injured in Vikes' roof accident

    Aug 26
    KSTP reporter Cleo Greene explains what happened in a roofing incident that claimed the life of a construction worker and injured another at the site of the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium.
  • Video - Bridgewater looks strong in win 00:27

    Bridgewater looks strong in win

    Aug 22
    Teddy Bridgewater completes 10 of 14 pass attempts for 89 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown to Charles Johnson in Minnesota's 20-12 win over Oakland.
  • Video - David Yankey could help Vikings' OL depth 01:18

    David Yankey could help Vikings' OL depth

    Aug 21
    ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling looks at David Yankey's shift to tackle and how it could help the team after a pair of injuries at the position.

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