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Bishop says Giants are interested, too

Bishop says Giants are interested, too

profootballtalk.com vikingsgab.com Updated Jun 20, 2013
Linebacker Desmond Bishop may not be choosing his next team after meeting with the Chiefs, after all. At a time when Bishop is believed to be close to narrowing his options, they could be expanding beyond the Vikings, Chiefs, and Jaguars. The former Pac…
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  • Sign him up! Minnesota Twins ball boy makes a sensational leapi…

    Sign him up! Minnesota Twins ball boy makes a sensational leaping catch

    yahoo.com Jun 20, 2013
    "You gotta have some skills to be a ball boy." The play of the day might just go to a ball boy. During Thursday's Chicago White Sox-Minnesota Twins game, a Twins ball boy made a great leaping grab on a line drive hit by Alexei Ramirez of the W…
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  • Peterson: It's time to 'crank it up'

    Peterson: It's time to 'crank it up'

    startribune.com Jun 20, 2013
    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said he plans to crank up his offseason workouts before the start of Vikings training camp.
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  • Four homers lift Twins to first three-game sweep

    Four homers lift Twins to first three-game sweep

    MLB.com Jun 20, 2013
    The Twins displayed impressive power, launching four homers off left-hander John Danks to hand the White Sox an 8-4 loss on Thursday afternoon and complete a three-game sweep at Target Field.
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  • On the state of Christian Ponder's progress

    On the state of Christian Ponder's progress

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Standing with reporters Thursday on the final day of the Minnesota Vikings' offseason program, quarterback Christian Ponder provided this summary of his work with the offense: "We definitely got better, but there were some da…
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  • With knee feeling better, Willingham starts in left

    With knee feeling better, Willingham starts in left

    MLB.com Jun 20, 2013
    Twins manager Ron Gardenhire's top priority before Thursday's game was to check with Josh Willingham to see how his left knee was feeling.
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  • Twins’ Justin Morneau high fives invisible teammates after mile…

    Twins’ Justin Morneau high fives invisible teammates after milestone home run

    yahoo.com Jun 20, 2013
    Minnesota Twins slugger Justin Morneau hit a significant home run Wednesday night and, like any other major leaguer, he expected to celebrate back in the dugout. Only, his teammates decided to prank him and act like Morneau wasn't there, leaving him no …
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  • Access Vikings: Rookies impressing coaches

    Access Vikings: Rookies impressing coaches

    startribune.com Jun 20, 2013
    First-round picks Cordarrelle Patterson and Xavier Rhodes are making their presence known during Vikings mini camp.
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  • Vikings special teams coach felt “very strongly” about need to …

    Vikings special teams coach felt “very strongly” about need to change punters

    profootballtalk.com Jun 20, 2013
    With the drafting of Jeff Locke in the fifth round of the NFL Draft in April, it seemed the writing was on the wall that Chris Kluwe’s time with the Minnesota Vikings was coming to an end. After eight seasons serving as the team’ punter, the Vikings rel…
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  • Rested Peterson back in routine for Vikes

    Rested Peterson back in routine for Vikes

    ESPN.com Jun 20, 2013
    Adrian Peterson was inside working out while the Minnesota Vikings went through minicamp on a warm Wednesday afternoon.
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  • Video - Jennings: I'm here to lead 02:08

    Jennings: I'm here to lead

    Jun 20
    Minnesota Vikings veteran WR Greg Jennings checks in from minicamp to discuss his comfort with QB Christian Ponder and how the offense will run in 2013.
  • Video - Christian Ponder's Progress 01:25

    Christian Ponder's Progress

    Jun 20
    How did Christian Ponder look at Vikings minicamp? NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert delivers a report.
  • Video - Twins Sweep White Sox 00:31

    Twins Sweep White Sox

    Jun 20
    Brian Dozier hit one of four home runs off starter John Danks as the Twins completed their first three-game sweep of the season with an 8-4 win over the White Sox.
  • Video - Remembering Korey Stringer 03:46

    Remembering Korey Stringer

    Jun 20
    On August 1, 2001 Minnesota Vikings OT Korey Stringer collapsed and died due to heat stroke. In the years since, Korey's widow, Kelci has partnered with the NFL and founded the Korey Stringer Institute to prevent heat-stroke related tragedies. Here is t…

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    Jun 20
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    Jun 20
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    Jun 20
    While the role of fullbacks has been marginalized, the importance of tight ends continues to increase, writes John Clayton.