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profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 4, 2012
With running back Cedric Benson already lost for the season, the Green Bay Packers may be taking another hit to their backfield depth. According to Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com, James Starks suffered a knee injury in the Packers win over the Minneso…Upvote Share Tweet
The Minnesota Timberwolves stormed into the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night and nailed a remarkable 13 three-pointers en route to a 105-88 victory on the first night of a road double-header. Alexey Shved led the way for the Wolves, contributing a ve…Upvote Share Tweet
Gardy not worried about contract situationMLB.com Updated Dec 4, 2012The 2013 season is an important one for Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. Gardenhire has just one year left on his contract after telling general manager Terry Ryan he wasn't deserving of an extension after the club finished with the worst record in the Ame…Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings first-round pick in 1970 passes awayJohn Henry Ward, who played six years for the Vikings, was a businessman in Oklahoma City.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 4, 2012We’ve known that Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has been battling a sprained ankle for a while, but a report on Tuesday indicates it is a bit more serious than originally reported. Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com reports that Harvin suffered a completUpvote Share TweetIt is confirmed, per Richard Deitsch. ESPN's newest star, the lady who worked her way from being a ESPN Zone hostess to college football sideline reporter, is getting hitched to the Vikings' second-year quarterback. Will Ponder's quarterbacking over the…Upvote Share Tweet
Andrei Kirilenko Is Back - Maybedimemag.com Updated Dec 4, 2012The Minnesota Timberwolves and their often-ridiculed general manager, David Kahn, signed Andrei Kirilenko this offseason for about $20 million for two seasons. After an incredible beginning to his career with the Utah Jazz during the inchoate millennium…Upvote Share Tweet
All in the ‘do: Wolves-76ers Previewhowlintwolf.com Updated Dec 4, 2012Andrew Bynum lookin’ fly as ever Where: Wells Fargo Center, Phildelphia When: 6:00 pm See it: FSN Hear it: WCCO 830 AM The story out of Philly this season? Andrew Bynum’s hair is just dominating headlines. It’s growing out of proportion and criticsUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Dec 4, 2012A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: MinnPost. "Wolves color commentat…Upvote Share Tweethowlintwolf.com Updated Dec 4, 2012Rubio and Shved, together at last I woke up to Jerry Zgoda this morning in a delightful way. Not like that. Take a look at this. Zgoda analyzes Ricky Rubio’s return to practice and the harmony that he and the Wolves’ new international star, Alexey ShvUpvote Share Tweet
Go Figure: NFL's two worst passing attacks to square off at Mall of America FieldThis week's eye-opening collection of facts and figures looks at the sputtering Vikings offense as well as Adrian Peterson's bid for a 2,000-yard rushing season.Upvote Share Tweet
They Caught The Vikings Fan Who Wore A Purple Sombrero And Knocked Out A 50-Year-Old Man Outside Lambeaudeadspin.com Updated Dec 4, 2012This is Mark Swanson, from Lakeland, Minn. He was involved in the big brawl outside Lambeau Field after the Packers beat the Vikings, but if you were there you probably don't recognize him from his mug shot. That's because, according to police, he was w…Upvote Share Tweet
Playoff standings: Vikings drop to No. 10ESPN.com Updated Dec 4, 2012As we noted Monday night on Twitter, the Washington Redskins' victory over the New York Giants wasn't a great thing if you're hanging on to the Minnesota Vikings' fleeting playoff hopes. As ESPN.com's playoff standings indicate, the result buried the Vi…Upvote Share Tweet
Rand: Fierce rivalries great for fans, but not when they turn violentWe love rivalries. We love good-natured trash-talking between educated fan bases -- groups that know that, at the end of the day, they really aren't that different.Upvote Share Tweet
Wolves Blow Out 76ersDec 4Kevin Love fails to record a double-double for the first time this season, as Timberwolves roll to 105-88 win over 76ers.
Bears face 'must win' Sunday in MinnesotaDec 4The ESPN Chicago crew looks back at what went wrong for the Bears against the Seattle Seahawks and discusses the importance of Sunday's game in Minnesota.
Techin' InDec 4ESPN tech expert Katie Linendoll talks BCS, holiday gifts and RG3's fancy sleep technology.
Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…Dec 4Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…Dec 4LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…
Clayton mailbag: Most disappointing teams of 2012Dec 4Before each season, experts try to pick the surprise teams. But these teams surprised us by being disappointing, writes John Clayton.
Peter King: RGIII helps overcome Giants as Redskins gain ground in NFC Eas…Dec 4LANDOVER, Md. -- A few minutes after Washington's 17-16 victory over the Giants on Monday night made the NFC East a competition instead of a rout with four games to play, the raucous crowd of 80,000 at FedEx Field couldn't get enough of its hero. "…