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Celts knock off Timberwolves in Rondo's return

Celts knock off Timberwolves in Rondo's return

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.
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  • Questions remain as injury ends Harvin's season

    Questions remain as injury ends Harvin's season

    Are there issues beyond Percy Harvin's injured ankle? Coach Leslie Frazier isn't saying.
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  • C.J.: Ponder calls a near-inaudible on engagement

    C.J.: Ponder calls a near-inaudible on engagement

    startribune.com Dec 5, 2012
    At 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.
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  • Greenway should get super duper fined for asking fans to get “s…

    Greenway should get super duper fined for asking fans to get “super duper drunk”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    As 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, t
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  • NFC North Wednesday practice report

    NFC North Wednesday practice report

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Let'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…
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  • Jared Allen doesn’t expect retaliation from the Bears

    Jared Allen doesn’t expect retaliation from the Bears

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    When 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 fe
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  • Vikings’ Christian Ponder, ESPN’s Samantha Steele are engaged

    Vikings’ Christian Ponder, ESPN’s Samantha Steele are engaged

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    A 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.…
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  • Ron Gardenhire at crossroads with Twins

    Ron Gardenhire at crossroads with Twins

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    NASHVILLE, 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. An
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  • NFC North third quarter Stock Watch

    NFC North third quarter Stock Watch

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    We'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 …
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  • Chat OT: Adrian Peterson doing so much damage with so little he…

    Chat OT: Adrian Peterson doing so much damage with so little help

    startribune.com Dec 5, 2012
    There's plenty to talk about in this week's overtime session. Measuring AP's phenomenal season and the Vikings' disintegrating playoff chances.
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  • Bench on board; Wolves win 105-88

    Bench on board; Wolves win 105-88

    howlintwolf.com Dec 5, 2012
    Josh 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…
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  • The Place for Doubt in the Celebrated Return of Ricky Rubio

    The Place for Doubt in the Celebrated Return of Ricky Rubio

    grantland.com Dec 5, 2012
    With 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 ...
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  • Video - Celtics Win In Rondo's Return 01:03

    Celtics Win In Rondo's Return

    Dec 5
    Rajon Rondo drops a double-double in return to Celtics.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Running Down History 01:30

    Blogger Blitz: Running Down History

    Dec 5
    NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert talks about two players in the division who are chasing down records
  • Video - Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin out for the season 00:37

    Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin out for the season

    Dec 5
    The Minnesota Vikings have placed WR Percy Harvin on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: CHI-MIN 00:56

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: CHI-MIN

    Dec 5
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Bears-Vikings

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    The 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 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks