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Ponder’s sore knee is improving

Ponder’s sore knee is improving

profootballtalk.com startribune.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder developed a knee problem this week.  As the team prepares to attempt to stretch its record to 4-1 against the Titans, Ponder’s knee is improving. “It didn’t bother him very much on Monday, but it was really sore
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  • Twins reassign Vavra in coaching staff shakeup

    Twins reassign Vavra in coaching staff shakeup

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Minnesota Twins have fired three coaches and their head athletic trainer in the wake of a second straight last-place finish in the AL Central.
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  • Henderson makes it through entire practice

    Henderson makes it through entire practice

    startribune.com Oct 4, 2012
    But Erin Henderson won't play in the nickel on Sunday. Jasper Brinkley will play there as Henderson works his way back
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  • Tim Jennings has shut opponents down

    Tim Jennings has shut opponents down

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    A few players got the shaft in this week's First Quarter Stock Watch post. One was Minnesota Vikings all-purpose man Percy Harvin, the NFC's special teams player of the month for September, and we circled back on him Wednesday. Another was Chicago Bears…
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  • 5 NBA Players Who Will Struggle On New Teams

    5 NBA Players Who Will Struggle On New Teams

    dimemag.com Oct 4, 2012
    Struggle is a part of life. Sometimes we forget that when we’re looking at professional basketball players. They make so much money, they’re so talented, and there’s so much hype around players changing teams that it’s easy to overlook how much ha
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  • Peterson: `I feel like I'm the best'

    Peterson: `I feel like I'm the best'

    startribune.com Oct 4, 2012
    Vikings running back still not interested in talking about Tennessee's Chris Johnson.
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  • Jared Allen on strong defensive surge: 'We've kept it simple'

    Jared Allen on strong defensive surge: 'We've kept it simple'

    startribune.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Vikings hope to keep their defensive momentum going in Week 5 with a home game against Tennessee.
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  • Harvin honored by NFL

    Harvin honored by NFL

    startribune.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Vikings receiver was named NFC special teams player of the month
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  • Kick save! Canadian Scott Diamond flashes goalie skills against…

    Kick save! Canadian Scott Diamond flashes goalie skills against Jays (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 4, 2012
    There's no question this play doesn't happen if Minnesota Twins left-hander Scott Diamond isn't Canadian and wasn't making his first career start in his home country against the Toronto Blue Jays. Diamond, like any person born in the Great White North, …
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Titans-Vikings 00:32

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Titans-Vikings

    Oct 4
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Tennessee at Minnesota
  • Video - Preview: Tennessee Titans vs. Minnesota Vikings 02:12

    Preview: Tennessee Titans vs. Minnesota Vikings

    Oct 4
    NFL Films previews the Week 5 matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Video - Weather update: Titans  @ Vikings 01:00

    Weather update: Titans @ Vikings

    Oct 4
    AccuWeather.com updates climate conditions for the Titans @ Vikings.
  • Video - Twins combine on comebacker 00:29

    Twins combine on comebacker

    Oct 4
    MIN@TOR: Diamond kicks a comebacker over to Parmelee

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