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Gov. Mark Dayton wrote a stern letter Tuesday to the owners of the Vikings threatening to undo the stadium deal if they pass on the cost of building the $975 million project to the fans, Richard Meryhew and Baird Helgeson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune…
Souhan: Mr. Wilf, your greed is showingUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetGov. Dayton is right to fight the Vikings owner's desire for extensive use of Personal Seat Licenses at the new stadium.Share TweetA charge of resisting arrest was dismissed after the Houston panel ruled in favor of the Vikings running back.Share TweetCHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with former Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Baker that guarantees $5.5 million next season.Share TweetMinnesota Timberwolves center/human shark Nikola Pekovic sprained his left ankle in last night's game against the Mavericks, ending his night early and putting another hole in a roster that is already missing Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love, Chase Budinger and …Share TweetMinnesota governor Mark Dayton sent a nasty letter to the Vikings on Tuesday regarding the team’s intended use of PSLs to partially finance the team’s $477 million contribution toward a new stadium. The Vikings have responded with a tactful, yet poiShare TweetWhen Chase Budinger spoke at his introductory press conference this offseason, he called Minnesota “a young Oklahoma.” Set aside that such a self-compliment would have made zero sense just four years ago; it’s the highest aspiration a recent lottery
Top 10 NBA Duos Under 25 Years OldUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetGetting your hands on young talent in the NBA is the equivalent to finding a $100 dollar bill on the ground. Some of it has to do with luck; some of it has to do with being in the right place at the right time. Once you get it, you contemplate whether o…Source: dimemag.com
Brandon Roy’s continuing knee problems are worrying, but the Minnesota Timberwolves are off to a great startUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetThe Minnesota Timberwolves, as was the case early in the 2011-12 season, have become one of the NBA's great stories. Still working without All-Star Kevin Love and wunderkind defender and passer Ricky Rubio, the Wolves have rushed out to a 5-2 record on …Source: yahoo.com
Vikings stadium bill contemplates PSLs, foreign gamesUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetGovernor Mark Dayton isn’t happy the the Vikings will be playing at least one home game in London. He’s also miffed that the team is considering the use of Personal Seat Licenses to raise the team’s portion of the contribution toward a new stadiumSource: profootballtalk.com
Russian relations; Wolves win 90-82Updated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetAK47 logged an efficient night shooting 3 Positives: Jonah: The Russian tandem of Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved continue to impress. AK is a bonafide stat stuffer and Shved is a special player in the pick and roll. AK was able to shoot efficiently t…Source: howlintwolf.com
Go Figure: Blair Walsh to the Pro Bowl? Vikings to the playoffs?Updated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetThis week's eye-opening collection of facts and stats has plenty to digest.
Jared Allen raises nearly $300,000 for wounded warriorsUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetVikings defensive end Jared Allen has been raising plenty of money for wounded warriors via an unconventional golf tournament. On Friday night, he generated a large chunk of what he calls cashish through more traditional means. The First Annual Jared A…Source: profootballtalk.com
Healthy Peterson Outruns Conventional WisdomUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetAn injury late last season had most people figuring 2012 would be a lost year for Minnesota's Adrian Peterson, but the Vikings' running back leads the league in rushing and is showing no signs of slowing.Source: nytimes.com
A rare two-point runUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetTwo-point plays are unusual. Having a running back run it in even more so.Share TweetSomehow, some way, the Minnesota Timberwolves continue to win games. Following yesterdays news that SF Chase Budinger suffered a lateral torn meniscus in his left knee, the Wolves suffered yet another key injury in the third quarter of tonight’s matchupSource: timberpups.comShare TweetWith Harvin (sprained ankle) expected to be healthy coming out of the bye week, the question is whether the Vikings can use him and Wright at the same time.
Resisting Arrest Charges Against Adrian Peterson Have Been Droppe...Nov 13Kevin Seifert with the latest on Adrian Peterson's legal issues.
Just Sayin': Adrian Peterson makes a comebackNov 13Is Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson one of the most indestructible forces in NFL history? "NFL AM" analyst Mark Kriegel talks about Peterson's impressive comeback.
Double Coverage: Would New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez be better on another team?Nov 13Steve Wyche and Mark Kriegel discuss whether New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez would be better on another team, and also talk about which former coach should return to the sidelines.
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Don Banks: As proven in Week 10, concussion recognition still an inexact s…Nov 13Week 10 in the NFL saw the vexing issue of concussions raise its ugly (and groggy) head again, with three starting quarterbacks in the NFC going down like so many bowling pins. Michael Vick on the East Coast, Alex Smith on the West Coast and Jay Cutler …
Peter King: Big Ben injury puts Ravens in AFC North driver's seat; mailNov 13In the wake of the Week 10 news:
Ben Roethlisberger shoulder injury -- How does it affect Pittsburgh Steele…Nov 13How does Ben Roethlisberger's shoulder injury impact the AFC playoff race? John Clayton assesses the possibilities.