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Colabello's go-ahead grand slam lifts Twins in ninth

Colabello's go-ahead grand slam lifts Twins in ninth

MLB.com Updated Sep 2, 2013
Chris Colabello hit a go-ahead grand slam in the ninth to cap the come-from-behind win, his second homer of the game, as the Twins prevailed, 10-6, in a Labor Day matinee at Minute Maid Park.
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  • Vikings' Webb gets chance to develop as a receiver

    Vikings' Webb gets chance to develop as a receiver

    The Vikings still are hunting for ways to use his unique skills.
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  • Bishop will back up Mitchell, Frazier says

    Bishop will back up Mitchell, Frazier says

    ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    The Vikings took a hard look at Desmond Bishop through the final three preseason games. They gave him extra playing time with their starters to see if he was the best choice for their weak-side linebacker job. And at this point, coach Leslie Frazier say…
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  • Vikings' plans at defensive tackle hit a snag

    Vikings' plans at defensive tackle hit a snag

    ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    It has appeared for most of the offseason, ever since the Vikings drafted Sharrif Floyd, that they would be dealing from a position of strength in the middle of their defensive line. The Vikings planned to rotate Floyd and Kevin Williams at their three-…
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  • Three up, three down: Huntington keeping foot on pedal

    Three up, three down: Huntington keeping foot on pedal

    MLB.com Sep 2, 2013
    With the Pirates steaming toward their first postseason berth in 21 years, general manager Neal Huntington hasn't taken his foot off the gas pedal, acquiring three players last week -- including longtime Twins slugger Justin Morneau.
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  • Castro departs with knee injury after RBI singles

    Castro departs with knee injury after RBI singles

    MLB.com Sep 2, 2013
    Already short-handed at catcher, the Astros lost starter Jason Castro early in Monday's game against the Twins with a right knee sprain. Castro was pulled from the game after an RBI single in the second inning, his second RBI hit of the game.
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  • Frazier 'would welcome' Winfield back

    Frazier 'would welcome' Winfield back

    ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    The natural inclination after Antoine Winfield was released from the Seattle Seahawks was to wonder whether he would wind up back in Minnesota for his 15th season. The Vikings tried to bring Winfield back at a reduced salary after cutting him in April, …
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  • No Kevin Williams at practice; Vikings fill out practice squad

    No Kevin Williams at practice; Vikings fill out practice squad

    startribune.com Sep 2, 2013
    Vikings also make a move, filling out practice squad with former Dolphins DE who had three sacks in the preseason.
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  • Vikings’ unofficial 53-man roster following final cuts:

    Vikings’ unofficial 53-man roster following final cuts:

    vikingsgab.com Sep 2, 2013
    Below is the Vikings’ unofficial 53-man roster following final cuts: QB: Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, McLeod Bethel-Thompson RB: Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart, Matt Asiata FB: Jerome Felton (suspended), Rhett Ellison, Zach Line WR: Greg Jennings, Jari…
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  • Analyzing the Vikings roster moves

    Analyzing the Vikings roster moves

    vikingsgab.com Sep 2, 2013
    Joe Webb over Stephen Burton. In an amazing testament to his versatility and athleticism, Joe Webb made the transition to wide receiver this spring and beat out Stephen Burton for the final roster spot. This writer felt that Burton came to camp as a muc…
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  • Video - 'In the Community': Adrian Peterson 00:17

    'In the Community': Adrian Peterson

    Sep 2
    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gives back to the community by paying a visit to Minneapolis Children's Hospital.
  • Video - Twins Rally Past Astros 00:33

    Twins Rally Past Astros

    Sep 2
    Chris Colabello hit two home runs to help the Twins complete the 10-6 comeback against the Astros.

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  • One-Minute Drills

    Sep 2
    Adrian Peterson won MVP, J.J. Watt was Defensive Player of the Year and Colin Kaepernick was one of the most electrifying new stars to emerge in 2012 - (Charlie Neibergall/AP :: Denis Poroy/AP :: Patric Schneider/AP0 Ready for the 2013 season to finally…
  • Fighting for Themselves, Fighting for the Game

    Sep 2
    For more than 4,500 players and their families, the fight with the NFL over the role of football in post-career health problems has been a long, stressful battle. - (Matt Rourke/AP) There’s only one story today, still. I know the season is three days aw…