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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…
Share TweetThe 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…
Gardy not worried about contract situationUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetThe 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…Source: MLB.com
Vikings first-round pick in 1970 passes awayUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetJohn Henry Ward, who played six years for the Vikings, was a businessman in Oklahoma City.Share TweetWe’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 completSource: profootballtalk.comShare 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…
Andrei Kirilenko Is Back - MaybeUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetThe 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…Source: dimemag.com
All in the ‘do: Wolves-76ers PreviewUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetAndrew 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 criticsSource: howlintwolf.comShare TweetA 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…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetRubio 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 ShvSource: howlintwolf.com
Go Figure: NFL's two worst passing attacks to square off at Mall of America FieldUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetThis 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.
They Caught The Vikings Fan Who Wore A Purple Sombrero And Knocked Out A 50-Year-Old Man Outside LambeauUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetThis 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…Source: deadspin.com
Playoff standings: Vikings drop to No. 10Updated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetAs 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…Source: ESPN.com
Rand: Fierce rivalries great for fans, but not when they turn violentUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetWe 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.
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. "…