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Antoine Winfield finds new home with Seahawks

Antoine Winfield finds new home with Seahawks

CNNSI.com Updated Apr 17, 2013
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Once he was cut in Minnesota for cap reasons, veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield made it a point to have his representatives reach out to the Seattle Seahawks to see if he could fit with one of the more talented defensive back uni…
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  • Hartman: Vikings, eyeing expansion, buy building near Winter Pa…

    Hartman: Vikings, eyeing expansion, buy building near Winter Park

    startribune.com Apr 17, 2013
    The site, purchased from the Twins owners, is expected to be used for a new or expanded training base.
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  • NFL Draft preview: Quarterbacks

    NFL Draft preview: Quarterbacks

    startribune.com Apr 17, 2013
    Do the Vikings need to draft another quarterback? Dan Wiederer and Mark Craig analyze the draft.
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  • Series finale vs. Angels postponed

    Series finale vs. Angels postponed

    MLB.com Apr 17, 2013
    Inclement weather at Target Field caused a postponement of Wednesday's series finale between the Angels and Twins.
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  • Minnesota Timberwolves Draft Prospect: Otto Porter

    Minnesota Timberwolves Draft Prospect: Otto Porter

    howlintwolf.com Apr 17, 2013
    Otto Porter, Georgetown University Positives: There are a lot of teams for whom Otto Porter would be a heck of a draft pick. For instance: Any team that needs a very large body who can play well out of a pick-and-pop would be well served with Porter. An…
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  • Attempt to lower government contribution to Vikings stadium def…

    Attempt to lower government contribution to Vikings stadium defeated

    startribune.com Apr 17, 2013
    An attempt to decrease the government contribution to the Vikings stadium by $10 million was defeated by the House Taxes Committee
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  • Report: Tracy McGrady Will Not Play Against the Timberwolves

    Report: Tracy McGrady Will Not Play Against the Timberwolves

    howlintwolf.com Apr 17, 2013
    This is the closest you’ll get to seeing T-Mac in a Spurs uniform. (Photo from DimeMag) I know you were thinking it, because I was too. After finally winning 30 games again and getting win number 1,000 for Rick Adelman, there wasn’t much incentive lef
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  • Receiver/tight end snapshot: What’s next in life after Percy Ha…

    Receiver/tight end snapshot: What’s next in life after Percy Harvin?

    startribune.com Apr 17, 2013
    Greg Jennings is now aboard and the Vikings feel his production and positive energy will be huge aids to a lackluster passing attack.
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  • Recap — Minnesota Timberwolves 80, Utah Jazz 96

    Recap — Minnesota Timberwolves 80, Utah Jazz 96

    timberpups.com Apr 17, 2013
    Game Summary: The Timberwolves returned home on Monday night to take on the Utah Jazz for the second time in four days. Coming off a career-high 40 points against the Pups on Friday night, Al Jefferson looked to will his team to another victory with the…
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  • Mauer's second straight four-hit game lifts Twins

    Mauer's second straight four-hit game lifts Twins

    MLB.com Apr 17, 2013
    Joe Mauer is off to another torrid start this season, and he continued his recent tear with his second straight four-hit night, along with three RBIs, to help lead the Twins to an 8-6 win over the Angels on Tuesday at Target Field.
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  • Panthers release linebacker Kenny Onatolu

    Panthers release linebacker Kenny Onatolu

    profootballtalk.com Apr 17, 2013
    Linebacker Kenny Onatolu appeared in just four games for the Carolina Panthers in 2012. It’s the only games he’ll play for the franchise as the team released him on Tuesday. After playing the first three years of his career with the Minnesota Vikings,
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  • Twins place Mastroianni on DL, recall Arcia

    Twins place Mastroianni on DL, recall Arcia

    MLB.com Apr 17, 2013
    Outfielder Darin Mastroianni, who was a late scratch from the lineup in the Twins' 8-6 victory over the Angels on Tuesday night, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his left ankle after the game. With Mastroianni going on th…
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  • Video - Wolves End 16-Game Losing Streak To Spurs 00:51

    Wolves End 16-Game Losing Streak To Spurs

    Apr 17
    Derrick Williams leads the Wolves to win over the Spurs.
  • Video - Brian Billick on NFC North team draft needs 03:41

    Brian Billick on NFC North team draft needs

    Apr 17
    Brian Billick breaks down the teams from the NFC North and predicts which prospects could wind up in the old Black & Blue division.
  • Video - Williams Throws Down 360 Dunk 00:20

    Williams Throws Down 360 Dunk

    Apr 17
    Dunk Of The Night: Derrick Williams throws down a 360 dunk in the Timberwolves' win against the Spurs.

Sports Columnists

  • Gutierrez: Key players to watch in East

    Apr 17
    Who has the most to prove in these playoffs? Israel Gutierrez examines each East series.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 6.0

    Apr 17
    Have to admit, I always kind of dread when the second-to-last mock of NFL draft season rolls around. Because the only mock that truly matters is the last one you do, and for me that's not forthcoming until next Thursday morning, the day of the draft. Bu…
  • Phil Jackson 'itching' to return to NBA as either coach or executive, sour…

    Apr 17
    After nearly two seasons in retirement, Phil Jackson has become increasingly interested in working in the NBA next season, according to sources familiar with his thinking.