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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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Bishop will back up Mitchell, Frazier saysUpdated Sep 2 Share TweetThe 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…
Vikings' plans at defensive tackle hit a snagUpdated Sep 2 Share TweetIt 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-…
Three up, three down: Huntington keeping foot on pedalUpdated Sep 2 Share TweetWith 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.Share TweetAlready 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.Share TweetThe 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, …Share TweetVikings also make a move, filling out practice squad with former Dolphins DE who had three sacks in the preseason.Source: startribune.com
Vikings’ unofficial 53-man roster following final cuts:Updated Sep 2 Share TweetBelow 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…Source: vikingsgab.com
Analyzing the Vikings roster movesUpdated Sep 2 Share TweetJoe 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…Source: vikingsgab.com
'In the Community': Adrian PetersonSep 2Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gives back to the community by paying a visit to Minneapolis Children's Hospital.
Twins Rally Past AstrosSep 2Chris Colabello hit two home runs to help the Twins complete the 10-6 comeback against the Astros.
One-Minute DrillsSep 2Adrian 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 GameSep 2For 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…