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At least, it appears they succeeded. The friend with cancer, Blake Cognata, is a senior lacrosse player from Fairport, NY who is also Minnesota Vikings fan. From what we can gather, Cognata seems to be a pretty good dude. Unsurprisingly, then, a grounds…Upvote Share Tweet
The injured right arm of the Vikings quarterback kept him out against the Packers, but fueled his desire for more playoff chances.Upvote Share Tweet
Scoggins: House Spielman built takes shapeIn the first year in his new post, the Vikings general manager showed winning and rebuilding can simultaneously be accomplished.Upvote Share TweetMinnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love met with doctors in the Twin Cities on Monday to evaluate his right hand, which is broken for the second time this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Odds and ends: Blair Walsh taking his long snapper to Hawaii for Pro BowlThe Vikings rookie kicker is showing his appreciation for his stellar season by rewarding the guy who snapped the ball on his field goal attempts.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 7, 2013Tough news out of the Arena Football League, as player Chandler Williams died Sunday while playing in a flag football tournament. Williams, who was 27, had played for several NFL teams. He had been drafted in the seventh round by the Minnesota Vikings i…Upvote Share Tweet
Wolves make playoff pledge in new ticket campaignnba.com Jan 7, 2013The Minnesota Timberwolves have been saying all season the playoffs are the goal this year. Now they're banking on it.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 7, 2013ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Robert Griffin III will get more tests on his injured right knee after an MRI proved inconclusive because of a previous ACL tear.Upvote Share Tweet
Jerome Felton expresses unwavering desire to re-sign with VikingsOne of the Vikings' most significant in-house free agents hopes to stick around as long as he can.Upvote Share TweetAs the Vikings embark on their 2013 offseason a week later than expected but four weeks sooner than hoped, they’ll need to figure out whether receiver Percy Harvin will be part of the team next season. Coach Leslie Frazier believes Harvin will be back.Upvote Share Tweet
No injuries “of serious nature” for Packersprofootballtalk.com Jan 7, 2013The Packers had a couple of offensive starters leave Saturday night’s win over the Vikings before the game was complete, but it doesn’t sound like there’s much worry about either player’s status for next weekend’s game against the 49ers. Tight eUpvote Share Tweet
Consistency key for Parmelee as he switches rolesMLB.com Jan 7, 2013The Twins are hoping Chris Parmelee can translate some of of his Triple-A success the Majors with the help of consistent at-bats, as he's expected to be the club's starting right fielder in 2013 after the club traded Denard Span and Ben Revere.Upvote Share Tweet
Free Head Exam: Green Bay PackersESPN.com Jan 7, 2013After the Green Bay Packers' 24-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, here are three issues that merit further examination: Charles Woodson has seen just about everything in his 15-year career. He has even suffered, rehabilitated and returned from the …Upvote Share Tweet
Pregame: Tailgaters embrace the cold at Lambeau FieldVikings tailgaters partied in the Kmart parking lot before kick off at Lambeau Field.Upvote Share Tweet
Villaume: After the endMinnesota's season came to an abrupt end at the hand of their rival. Visions of passes bouncing on grass is all that is left..Upvote Share Tweet
NFL mailbag -- Carryover rules impact cap strategyJan 7The new carryover rule changes the way teams handle the salary cap. Plus: reader questions.
Sources -- Dallas Mavericks to ink veteran guard Mike JamesJan 7The Mavericks plan to sign Mike James to a 10-day contract, sources said.
Dallas Mavericks ink veteran guard Mike JamesJan 7The Mavericks have signed Mike James to a 10-day contract.
Peter King: RGIII injury closes the curtain on ugly Wild-Card WeekendJan 7Before we examine the final Ray Day in Baltimore and the Shanahan-RGIII race to blame in Washington (and elsewhere) and what in the world got into Chip Kelly, this observation about Wild-Card Weekend: That was some lousy football. It got me to thinking …