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Vikings’ Exum Hopes To Step Up His Safety Game

It feels like the Minnesota Vikings’ coaches are just waiting for someone to unseat Robert Blanton, who started 13 games last season largely because they felt he was the best of some not-great options. If they are waiting to be wowed, maybe Antone Exum Jr. just needs another game.

08/20/2015

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Football’s Future? QBs Training With Virtual Reality

Mississippi quarterback Ryan Buchanan straps on a headset that covers his eyes, and instantly, he sees a scene that looks like a video game, all set from his perspective.

08/17/2015

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Irritated Coach Zimmer Cuts Vikings Practice Short

Adrian Peterson did not practice again on Thursday because of a bruised thigh. To hear coach Mike Zimmer describe his team’s final practice of training camp in Mankato, none of his other players did, either. An angry Zimmer cut practice short on Thursday morning.

08/13/2015

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Tingelhoff Joins Teammate Tarkenton In Hall Of Fame

Mick Tingelhoff spent most of his 17-year career snapping the ball to Fran Tarkenton. On Saturday night, Tarkenton returned the favor. The Hall of Fame quarterback presented Tingelhoff for induction as a member of the Class of 2015.

08/08/2015

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Prosecutor Slams Judge For Ending Peterson’s Probation Early

A Texas prosecutor has criticized the judge who cut short the probation of Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson in a child abuse case.

08/07/2015

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MSFA, Mortenson In Dispute Of Millions In Vikings Stadium Costs

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and Mortenson Company will be going to mediation over millions of dollars in stadium construction costs. A statement released by the MSFA says they were notified by the company that a formal application was submitted to engage in mediation over disputed costs related to new Vikings stadium project.

08/06/2015

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8 Reasons To Play Fantasy Football This Season

Football season is here. If the scene in Mankato last weekend was any indication, Vikings fans are starving for some football. It also means fantasy football drafts are just around the corner. It’s an industry that took off in the last 10 years and is only getting bigger every year. If you’re not in at least one fantasy league this year, you’re in the minority.

07/30/2015

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Tom Brady Lawsuit Transferred From Minnesota To New York Court

Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota.

07/30/2015

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Brady’s Suspension Upheld By NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday.

07/28/2015

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Reality Check: U.S. Bank Logo On New Vikings Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is now 65 percent complete, and is scheduled to open next summer. On the future home of the Vikings is one of the biggest NFL stadium logos in the country.

07/24/2015

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Study Ranks Vikings Fan Base Below Average Among NFL Teams

A recent study done by two professors at Emory University has ranked all the fan bases in the NFL. The top fan base isn’t all that surprising, but where the Vikings land in their Purple Pride might be considered disappointing locally.

07/22/2015

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Vikings Stadium Construction 65 Percent Complete

Construction of the Minnesota Vikings new stadium is more than half way done. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the Vikings said Monday US Bank Stadium is 65 percent complete and a year away from being finished.

07/20/2015

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Tarkenton To Present During Hall Of Fame Inductions

There will be some familiar faces presenting the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton and Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy and will be among those introducing the eight-member Class of 2015 during induction ceremonies on Aug. 8.

07/15/2015

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Larry Fitzgerald Jr. Takes Twin Cities Kids On Shopping Spree

A group of Twin Cities kids not only spent two days at a football camp led by an NFL player — but they also went shopping with him. Larry Fitzgerald Jr. of the Arizona Cardinals teamed up with Dick’s Sporting Goods Tuesday to reward some deserving young athletes.

06/23/2015

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Vikings DT Johnson Acquitted In Disorderly Conduct Case

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson has been acquitted of all counts stemming from his October arrest at a Minneapolis restaurant.

06/12/2015

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WR Mike Wallace Settling Into New Home With Vikings

Training camp may still be a month and a half away, but the new addition to the Vikings offense, Mike Wallace, is working on fitting in here during OTAs.

06/06/2015

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Vikings Stadium: Roof Truss Connected, Last Concrete Poured

Construction of the new Vikings stadium hit several key milestones this week. With just over a year to go before construction is completed, several new features are starting to take shape. The roof truss that will support the entire roof of the stadium has been connected.

06/05/2015

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Adrian Peterson, Vikings Make Elementary School Appearance

The idea Wednesday morning was for the Minnesota Vikings to build a playground like they do every year — this time in Falcon Heights. Vikings employees were able to join with volunteers and start in on construction, and they made progress. But the team never got to join because the skies opened.

06/03/2015

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Zimmer’s Voice Was Important In Peterson’s Return To Vikings

Mike Zimmer was Adrian Peterson’s coach for one offseason plus one regular season game, before the star running back went on hiatus.

06/03/2015

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Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer Invites Media To Film Session

Mike Zimmer held a film session with members of the press, breaking down Vikings gameplay video so that reporters could better understand his strategies as a coach, and the game itself.

05/16/2015

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Vikings Owner Sued In New Jersey Over Real Estate Company

The owner of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings has been sued in New Jersey by the children of a former partner who say their father was cut out of a real estate deal by Wilf and his father. The son and daughter of Meyer Gold, who died in 2013, say he was a one-third owner of the company, called Amchu.

05/15/2015

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Tickets For Favre Induction Ceremony Sell Out

Proceeds from ticket sales to watch Brett Favre’s induction into the Green Bay Packers’ Hall of Fame on the Lambeau Field video boards will benefit his charity — Favre 4 Hope. Those tickets at $4 a piece went sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday. As of Wednesday, all 67,000 tickets had been sold. The banquet and ceremony will be held in the stadium atrium on July 18. More than 1,600 will attend that sold-out event.

05/13/2015

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Patriots QB Tom Brady Suspended 4 Games For #DeflateGate

The NFL suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games on Monday for his role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the AFC title game. The league also fined the Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks, including next years’ first-round choice.

05/11/2015

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NFL Finds Patriots Employees Probably Deflated Balls

An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was “at least generally aware” of the rules violations.

05/06/2015

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Newly Drafted Trae Waynes Talks Vikings, NFL In 1-On-1

Waynes actually grew up playing a different position, played in high school with another first round pick, and had a tough guidance counselor — his father.

05/02/2015

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Stadium Construction Progress: 1 Year Left

The U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis has one year remaining on construction, and is roughly 65 percent finished. See pictures of the progress here!

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Puppy Bowl XI Starting Lineup

Forget the Patriots, ignore the Seahawks. The REAL competition this year is between Drew Carey, Pepper, Faulkner and the rest of the starting lineup for Puppy Bowl XI. See them all here!

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 19: (2nd L) Team owner Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers and V. Stiviano watch the San Antonio Spurs play against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 19, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.

2014 In Review: Top National Sports Stories

Check out the top national sports stories from 2014.

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Minnesota’s Super Bowl 2018 Bid

Minneapolis will host the 2018 Super Bowl after a vote by owners on Tuesday rewarded the city for getting a new stadium deal.

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Vikings Draft Picks 2014

The Vikings drafted UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr at No. 9, then traded back into the first round with Seattle at No. 32 to get Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

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