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Falcons release unproductive lineman Edwards

Falcons release unproductive lineman Edwards

CNNSI.com Updated Nov 12, 2012
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Ray Edwards was supposed to give the Atlanta Falcons a fearsome pass rush.
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  • Wolves' Pekovic leaves vs. Mavs with ankle injury

    Wolves' Pekovic leaves vs. Mavs with ankle injury

    nba.com Nov 12, 2012
    Minnesota starting center Nikola Pekovic has left the Timberwolves' game against Dallas with a sprained left ankle and will not return.
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  • Preview: Timberwolves at Mavericks

    Preview: Timberwolves at Mavericks

    timberpups.com Nov 12, 2012
    In order to start laying the framework for tonight’s matchup in Dallas, the first important item of conversation is the recent news that Chase Budinger tore his meniscus in his left knee and will be out indefinitely. A timetable for his return will be m
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  • Did Wright earn more playing time?

    Did Wright earn more playing time?

    Rookie receiver says he and Percy Harvin can work well together
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  • Leslie Frazier has Vikings still eyeing postseason goals

    Leslie Frazier has Vikings still eyeing postseason goals

    startribune.com Nov 12, 2012
    Playoffs? Playoffs? Don't look now. But the 6-4 Vikings are in the hunt in the NFC.
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  • Tigers' needs fit free agent Hunter's strengths

    Tigers' needs fit free agent Hunter's strengths

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    Torii Hunter's play as a Minnesota Twins outfielder early in his career earned him the title as a Tiger killer around these parts. After all these years, it's now realistic for Detroit fans to consider the possibility of Hunter becoming a Tiger.
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  • Craig Johnson's move to the sidelines helps Christian Ponder re…

    Craig Johnson's move to the sidelines helps Christian Ponder rebound

    The Vikings made a change in where their quarterbacks coach was during Sunday's game. The end result was encouraging.
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  • Some Lions accuse Vikings of 'headhunting'

    Some Lions accuse Vikings of 'headhunting'

    startribune.com Nov 12, 2012
    Calvin Johnson dismissed it, but several Lions players and coaches thought the Vikings were using unsavory tactics Sunday.
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  • Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    ESPN.com Nov 12, 2012
    After the Minnesota Vikings' 34-24 victory over the Detroit Lions, here are three issues that merit further examination: I didn't intend to dismiss tailback Adrian Peterson's 171-yard performance by noting that most of it came in the fourth quarter, lon…
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  • Lions question hits on Calvin Johnson, Chris Houston

    Lions question hits on Calvin Johnson, Chris Houston

    profootballtalk.com Nov 12, 2012
    The Lions were hoping to get back on the happy side of .500 with a win over the Vikings on Sunday, but it was not meant to be. Minnesota won 34-24 to improve to 6-4 and bolster their playoff chances, a result that the Lions feel they tried to get by int…
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  • Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    ESPN.com Nov 12, 2012
    After the Detroit Lions' 34-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, here are three issues that merit further examination: After falling behind early once again, the Lions have now been outscored 53-28 in the first quarter of their games this season and 107-75…
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  • Rick Spielman: I’m not the anonymous G.M. who ripped the Lions

    Rick Spielman: I’m not the anonymous G.M. who ripped the Lions

    profootballtalk.com Nov 12, 2012
    On multiple occasions this season, the Lions - and particularly center Dominic Raiola - have taken issue with reports citing an anonymous NFL general manager ripping the team. Whoever that anonymous general manager was, Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman says
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  • Souhan: Enjoy it, Minnesotans, greatness is in our midst

    Souhan: Enjoy it, Minnesotans, greatness is in our midst

    startribune.com Nov 12, 2012
    Adrian Peterson is becoming the player of the year when he should have been thrilled with being considered the comeback player of the year.
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  • The (Not) True Story of the Timberwolves: Mavs-Wolves Preview

    The (Not) True Story of the Timberwolves: Mavs-Wolves Preview

    howlintwolf.com Nov 12, 2012
    There’s a secret involving the construction of the Target Center. Where: American Airlines Center; Dallas, TX When: 7:30pm See It: FSN Hear It: WCCO-AM 830 When Marv Wolfensen and Harvey Latner were awarded an expansion team, they were elated that t
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  • Budinger has meniscus tear, requires surgery. No timetable set …

    Budinger has meniscus tear, requires surgery. No timetable set for return

    howlintwolf.com Nov 12, 2012
    Remember last year when every team was trying to be all “No, OUR team is the most snakebit with injuries”? I do, it was stupid. Because Minnesota wins hands down. SO AT LEAST THE WOLVES WIN SOMETHING. An official release from the team: The Minnesota T
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  • Video - PTI Big Finish November 12th 00:43

    PTI Big Finish November 12th

    Nov 12
    PTI runs down Monday's big stories.
  • Video - GameDay: Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings highlights 01:32

    GameDay: Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings highlights

    Nov 12
    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson continues his comeback tour, rushing for 171 yards as the Vikings knock off the Detroit Lions 34-24.
  • Video - Timberwolves Upend Mavs 00:53

    Timberwolves Upend Mavs

    Nov 12
    Nikola Pekovic scores 20 points as Timberwolves improve to 5-2 with 90-82 win over Mavericks.

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