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New urgency: Draft's top five MLBsUpdated Mar 20 Share TweetHIGH ABOVE THE UPPER MIDWEST -- Earlier this month, we took a sneak peek at Mel Kiper's top five inside/middle linebackers in the 2013 draft. On the occasion of the Chicago Bears' decision to move on without Brian Urlacher, and with the Minnesota Viking…Share TweetHIGH ABOVE THE MIDWEST -- I know what you're thinking, even as I blog from the friendly skies en route to NFC North headquarters. Many of you are tweeting it my way: Now that the Chicago Bears and Brian Urlacher have parted ways, would the Minnesota Vik…Share TweetThe Vikings coach wonders if runners can protect themselves without lowering their heads.
Mulling Antoine Winfield's possible returnUpdated Mar 20 Share TweetPHOENIX -- As of this moment, the Minnesota Vikings' top three cornerbacks are Chris Cook, Josh Robinson and A.J. Jefferson. If that concerns you, rest assured the Vikings' coach feels the same way. "Oh no," Leslie Frazier said Wednesday at th…Share TweetIt's been an agonizing season for Chase Budinger, rehabbing a knee injury in Minnesota while watching his Timberwolves teammates miss open jumper after open jumper without him.Share TweetThe new Vikings receiver thanked Packers fans 'for making Green Bay an easy place to love and call home.'
Pete Carroll believes anyone worried about Percy Harvin's fire is 'missing the boat'Updated Mar 20 Share TweetThe former Vikings receiver is elated to have a fresh start in Seattle. His new head coach is elated to have him.Share TweetWith one of the NFL's most punishing tailbacks, the Vikings might be harmed more than most teams by a new league rule that will penalize ball carriers for certain hits. But when the rule came to a vote, the organization voted for it.
Vikings not planning to try Joe Webb at another positionUpdated Mar 20 Share TweetThe Vikings signed Matt Cassel to back up Christian Ponder at quarterback last week, leading to questions about what the Vikings might have planned for Joe Webb. Webb started and played poorly in the playoff loss to the Packers and there’s been talk inSource: profootballtalk.comShare TweetPHOENIX -- The Minnesota Vikings' rebuild of their receiver position now includes a top-end free agent (Greg Jennings), the return of one incumbent (Jerome Simpson) and high hopes for a 2012 rookie (Jarius Wright). With the veteran market dwindling (bes…Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Cheers of "Dominicana! Dominicana!'' rang out through the rain at AT&T Park all the way to the lively streets of Santo Domingo.Source: CNNSI.com
Don Banks: Outrage over new helmet rule much ado about nothingMar 20PHOENIX -- Emmitt Smith, Matt Forte, Eric Dickerson and running backs everywhere may squawk, but every change the NFL makes these days on behalf of player safety makes somebody squawk, doesn't it? Should the league really care? Not if it feels like it's…
NFL owners meetings - Pro Bowl survives but change is likelyMar 20The Pro Bowl will survive for next season, but changes are likely. Plus: playoff expansion talk, rules changes and more from the owners meetings.
NBA - Most intriguing 2013 draft prospects in the NCAA tournamentMar 20Our five-man team names the most intriguing NBA draft prospects in each region of the NCAA tournament.
NFL owners end tuck rule, approve helmet penaltyMar 20In votes Wednesday, the NFL's owners eliminated the tuck rule and agreed to a rule change that would ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders in the open field.