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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…
Share TweetThe injured right arm of the Vikings quarterback kept him out against the Packers, but fueled his desire for more playoff chances.
Scoggins: House Spielman built takes shapeUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetIn the first year in his new post, the Vikings general manager showed winning and rebuilding can simultaneously be accomplished.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.
Odds and ends: Blair Walsh taking his long snapper to Hawaii for Pro BowlUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetThe Vikings rookie kicker is showing his appreciation for his stellar season by rewarding the guy who snapped the ball on his field goal attempts.Share TweetTough 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…Source: yahoo.com
Wolves make playoff pledge in new ticket campaignUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetThe Minnesota Timberwolves have been saying all season the playoffs are the goal this year. Now they're banking on it.Source: nba.comShare TweetASHBURN, 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.Source: CNNSI.com
Jerome Felton expresses unwavering desire to re-sign with VikingsUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetOne of the Vikings' most significant in-house free agents hopes to stick around as long as he can.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.
No injuries “of serious nature” for PackersUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetThe 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 eSource: profootballtalk.com
Consistency key for Parmelee as he switches rolesUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetThe 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.Source: MLB.com
Free Head Exam: Green Bay PackersUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetAfter 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 …Source: ESPN.com
Pregame: Tailgaters embrace the cold at Lambeau FieldUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetVikings tailgaters partied in the Kmart parking lot before kick off at Lambeau Field.
Villaume: After the endUpdated Jan 7 Share TweetMinnesota's season came to an abrupt end at the hand of their rival. Visions of passes bouncing on grass is all that is left..
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 …