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Reusse: Gerhart's patient being stuck behind the best

Reusse: Gerhart's patient being stuck behind the best

startribune.com Updated Sep 4, 2013
Being understudy to Adrian Peterson isn’t easy, but the ex-Stanford star produces when called.
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  • New NFL lawsuits jeopardize earlier settlement over use of imag…

    New NFL lawsuits jeopardize earlier settlement over use of images

    startribune.com Sep 4, 2013
    More former players are opting out of a $50 million agreement over use of their names and images, but a judge warns the latest suits are complicating the issue.
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  • Crowe's walk-off single caps encouraging finale

    Crowe's walk-off single caps encouraging finale

    MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    Trevor Crowe laced a walk-off single in the ninth to lift the Astros to a 6-5 win over the Twins in Wednesday's finale at Minute Maid Park.
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  • Vikings' stadium progress no surprise

    Vikings' stadium progress no surprise

    The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority officially gave the all-clear to the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday afternoon, saying a review of the Wilf family's finances showed the team's owners won't have any trouble paying for their $477 million share of…
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  • Vikings: Kevin Williams doesn't practice

    Vikings: Kevin Williams doesn't practice

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    The Minnesota Vikings have had two days of practice this week, and defensive tackle Kevin Williams has now missed both of them. The defensive tackle, who is trying to return from a hyperextended right knee in time for Sunday's game against the Detroit L…
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  • Vikings players eager to kick off the season

    Vikings players eager to kick off the season

    startribune.com Sep 4, 2013
    Vikings players shared their excitement to kick-off the 2013 season against the Detroit Lions.
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  • Sanford not convinced Winfield is done

    Sanford not convinced Winfield is done

    startribune.com Sep 4, 2013
    Vikings safety said he hopes Winfield returns to former team
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  • New offensive line prepares for Vikings

    New offensive line prepares for Vikings

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    Larry Warford couldn’t help much of anything a month ago. If anything, the entire preseason felt like the same anticipation he had four years earlier. Then a college freshman at Kentucky, he prepared to be a reserve guard for the Wildcats. Nerves raised…
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  • Vikings not waiting on Winfield

    Vikings not waiting on Winfield

    As soon as the words left Leslie Frazier's mouth on Wednesday afternoon -- that "you don't want to be talking people out of retirement" -- I had the same thought that most of you are probably having now: Boy, things sure have changed in Minnes…
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  • Ponder OK with 27th ranking as QB ... for now

    Ponder OK with 27th ranking as QB ... for now

    startribune.com Sep 4, 2013
    Christian Ponder said he's learned over the years not to focus on rankings and other forms of criticism from the media.
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  • 2,000 yards realistic for Johnson, Peterson

    2,000 yards realistic for Johnson, Peterson

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The 2,000-yard marker for running backs and wide receivers is a lofty one, often discussed but rarely, if ever, reached. Yet last season Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson hit the mark with 2,097 yards rushing, and Detro…
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  • Twins’ Darin Mastroianni swaps belts with teammate in bullpen a…

    Twins’ Darin Mastroianni swaps belts with teammate in bullpen after his breaks during great catch

    yahoo.com MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    "You can leave your hat on." — Randy Newman The Minnesota Twins deserved a victory Tuesday night, and they got one by a 9-6 score in 12 innings against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Twins had it coming, not because they played go…
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  • Twins score three in the 12th to take down Astros

    Twins score three in the 12th to take down Astros

    MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe each hit two-run homers and lefty Pedro Hernandez turned in the first quality start of his career, but it still took 12 innings for the Twins to beat the Astros, 9-6, on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park. After blowing a 6-3 le…
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  • Video - Lights. Camera. Action. 05:46

    Lights. Camera. Action.

    Sep 4
    Find out what the ideal acting role is for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings. Could an Emmy or Oscar be in his future?
  • Video - Inside Edge: Vikings-Lions 00:41

    Inside Edge: Vikings-Lions

    Sep 4
    ESPN Insider Mike Sando delivers some key stats to help you decide a winner between Minnesota and Detroit.
  • Video - Astros Walk Off With Win 00:32

    Astros Walk Off With Win

    Sep 4
    Trevor Crowe's single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Astros past the Twins 6-5.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- There will never be another Gary Payton

    Sep 4
    The NBA may never see another player like Gary Payton, J.A. Adande writes
  • NBA -- Adam Silver and NBA's off-court conduct

    Sep 4
    Adam Silver's first order of business must be addressing the criminal activity afflicting the NBA, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Sources: Chris Mullin to join Sacramento Kings front office

    Sep 4
    Chris Mullin is joining the Sacramento Kings' front office, according to sources familiar with the team's plans.
  • J.J. Watt, Supercharged

    Sep 4
    HOUSTON—It would be easy to tell J.J. Watt he’s crazy if he weren’t so darn imposing. At 6-5 and a chiseled 288, he meets The MMQB’s editor-in-chief, Peter King, in a private spot outside the Texans’ locker room at Reliant Stadium … and proceeds to dish…