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Share TweetMinnesota starting center Nikola Pekovic has left the Timberwolves' game against Dallas with a sprained left ankle and will not return.Source: nba.comShare TweetIn 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 mSource: timberpups.comShare TweetRookie receiver says he and Percy Harvin can work well together
Leslie Frazier has Vikings still eyeing postseason goalsUpdated Nov 12, 2012 Share TweetPlayoffs? Playoffs? Don't look now. But the 6-4 Vikings are in the hunt in the NFC.Share TweetTorii 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.Source: MLB.comShare TweetThe Vikings made a change in where their quarterbacks coach was during Sunday's game. The end result was encouraging.
Some Lions accuse Vikings of 'headhunting'Updated Nov 12, 2012 Share TweetCalvin Johnson dismissed it, but several Lions players and coaches thought the Vikings were using unsavory tactics Sunday.
Free Head Exam: Minnesota VikingsUpdated Nov 12, 2012 Share TweetAfter 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…Source: ESPN.com
Lions question hits on Calvin Johnson, Chris HoustonUpdated Nov 12, 2012 Share TweetThe 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…Source: profootballtalk.comShare TweetAfter 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…Source: ESPN.com
Rick Spielman: I’m not the anonymous G.M. who ripped the LionsUpdated Nov 12, 2012 Share TweetOn 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 saysSource: profootballtalk.com
Souhan: Enjoy it, Minnesotans, greatness is in our midstUpdated Nov 12, 2012 Share TweetAdrian Peterson is becoming the player of the year when he should have been thrilled with being considered the comeback player of the year.
The (Not) True Story of the Timberwolves: Mavs-Wolves PreviewUpdated Nov 12, 2012 Share TweetThere’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 tSource: howlintwolf.comShare TweetRemember 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 TSource: howlintwolf.com
PTI Big Finish November 12thNov 12PTI runs down Monday's big stories.
GameDay: Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings highlightsNov 12Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson continues his comeback tour, rushing for 171 yards as the Vikings knock off the Detroit Lions 34-24.
Timberwolves Upend MavsNov 12Nikola Pekovic scores 20 points as Timberwolves improve to 5-2 with 90-82 win over Mavericks.
East Side -- Mike D'Antoni was right call for Los Angeles LakersNov 12Fans may not like it at first, but Mike D'Antoni is the coach Los Angeles Lakers need
Adande: Phil Jackson was Lakers' manNov 12Despite high price, Phil Jackson's history of success was worth it for L.A. Lakers
Peter King: Lots to like in Week 10, but one weird game stands above the r…Nov 12Tie Trivia as we wrap up another week in the playoff race to determine who'll square off in New Orleans:
Don Banks: Texans prove they're ready for the elementsNov 12CHICAGO -- Covering a Ravens-Texans game last month on a beautiful sun-splashed Sunday afternoon in Houston, I couldn't help but notice the powers that be elected to keep the roof at Reliant Stadium closed, even though the weather couldn't have been muc…