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Kevin Garnett scored 18 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and remained unbeaten against his former team as the Boston Celtics beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-94 on Wednesday night in Rajon Rondo's return from a two-game suspension.Upvote Share Tweet
Are there issues beyond Percy Harvin's injured ankle? Coach Leslie Frazier isn't saying.Upvote Share Tweet
C.J.: Ponder calls a near-inaudible on engagementstartribune.com Updated Dec 5, 2012At his weekly Winter Park media appearance Wednesday, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder wasn't coughing up any details about his engagement to ESPN reporter Samantha Steele.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 5, 2012As the Vikings prepare to host the Bears in a game that will go a long way toward determined whether they’ll have a domed stadium’s chance in a blizzard of making the playoffs, linebacker Chad Greenway has a request for the teams fans. “Hopefully, tUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Dec 5, 2012Let's wrap up a newsy day in the NFC North: Chicago Bears: Linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring) was officially ruled out of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Four players sat out of practice because of injuries: receiver Earl Bennett (concus…Upvote Share Tweet
Jared Allen doesn’t expect retaliation from the Bearsprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 5, 2012When the Vikings and Bears played a couple of weeks ago, the Bears lost guard Lance Louis for the rest of the season after he was on the receiving end of a huge block from Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. The Bears weren’t happy that Allen left his feUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Dec 5, 2012A bit of happy news out of Minneapolis, as Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch is reporting that Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is engaged to ESPN reporter Samantha Steele. The two met earlier this year on the set of ESPN's "College GameDay.…Upvote Share Tweet
Ron Gardenhire at crossroads with Twinsyahoo.com Updated Dec 5, 2012NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Ron Gardenhire and the Minnesota Twins parting ways? Say it ain't so! OK, it ain't so. At least not yet. Gardenhire has been a fixture with the Twins since taking over for Tom Kelly in 2002. His teams have finished first six times. AnUpvote Share Tweet
NFC North third quarter Stock WatchESPN.com Updated Dec 5, 2012We've posted quarterly Stock Watches in October and November, and now it's time for the third installment of a once-weekly feature. FALLING 1. Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings quarterback: Ponder has brought the franchise to a crossroads as it nears …Upvote Share Tweet
Chat OT: Adrian Peterson doing so much damage with so little helpstartribune.com Updated Dec 5, 2012There's plenty to talk about in this week's overtime session. Measuring AP's phenomenal season and the Vikings' disintegrating playoff chances.Upvote Share Tweet
Bench on board; Wolves win 105-88howlintwolf.com Updated Dec 5, 2012Josh Howard and the bench lifted the Wolves to a blowout in Philly Three Positives: Jonah: The three-point barrage, the work on the glass, the intense pace and relentless force that the bench proved to be; they were all positives in my book tonight. Foc…Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Updated Dec 5, 2012With nine minutes left in the fourth quarter of the Timberwolves' November 16 loss to the Warriors, a middle-aged couple descended from the stands at ...Upvote Share Tweet
Celtics Win In Rondo's ReturnDec 5Rajon Rondo drops a double-double in return to Celtics.
Blogger Blitz: Running Down HistoryDec 5NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert talks about two players in the division who are chasing down records
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin out for the seasonDec 5The Minnesota Vikings have placed WR Percy Harvin on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
Countdown Daily AccuScore: CHI-MINDec 5Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Bears-Vikings
Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau GasolDec 5The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…Dec 5J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks