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2014 In Review: Top Local Sports Headlines

It was another crazy year on the Minnesota sports scene with plenty of great moments, some tough times and two coaches dismissed. Throw in a national title that nobody will remember on the college scene, and it’s been another very interesting year depending on which sports team you follow most.

12/18/2014

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Walsh Tries To Kick Through Slump For Vikings

This is not the way Blair Walsh wants to finish the season. The Minnesota Vikings kicker is 1 for 6 with field goal attempts over the past two games. His success rate has fallen to 71 percent, the lowest of any regular kicker in the NFL this year.

12/18/2014

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Vikings Sign Ahmad Dixon From Practice Squad

The Minnesota Vikings have promoted safety Ahmad Dixon from the practice squad to the active roster. The Vikings announced the move on Wednesday as they started preparation for a game at Miami on Sunday.

12/17/2014

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Bridgewater Is Learning Best By Playing Says Vikings Head Coach

Teddy Bridgewater has learned on the fly since taking over as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback after Matt Cassel was injured in Week 3. Head coach Mike Zimmer is happy with the progress the rookie first round draft pick has made in his 10 starts. The Vikings are 0-5 in divisional games this season. They have one game left to get Zimmer’s first win against a division-rival. Linebacker Chad Greenway is one of eight finalists for the inaugural NFL’s Sportsmanship Award.

12/17/2014

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Vikings’ Johnson ‘Passes’ With Flying Colors

The Minnesota Vikings are not just playing Miami and playing out a season. It’s an audition for some to stay on the roster. Charles Johnson has come from nowhere to “pass” with flying colors, maybe because he thinks he should. Johnson has been working, waiting and anticipating his shot.

12/16/2014

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Vikings Give Greenway Award For Community Service

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has been selected for the team’s Community Man of the Year award. The Vikings made the announcement Tuesday, citing Greenway’s volunteer work with several local organizations.

12/16/2014

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Tale Of The Tape: Minnesota Vikings At Miami Dolphins

This game represents another chance for rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to take a step forward in his development.

12/16/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Finish Their Road Schedule Against The Dolphins On Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings travel south to play the Miami Dolphins in their last road game of the season. The Dolphins are 7-7 and still alive for a playoff spot in the AFC. They are led on offense by quarterback Ryan Tannehill and wide receivers Mike Wallace and Jarvis Landry. On defense, they are led by pass rushing specialist Cameron Wake.

12/16/2014

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Peterson, NFL Players Union Sue League Over Suspension

The legal case with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took another step forward Monday morning as the NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit on behalf of Peterson over the denial of his appealed suspension.

12/15/2014

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Team Grades: Fast Start Leads To Heartbreak For The Vikings In Detroit

The Minnesota Vikings jumped out to a 14-0 lead before surrendering 16 unanswered points to fall to the Detroit Lions Sunday at Ford Field. The Vikings got early touchdowns from Matt Asiata and Greg Jennings, but a pair of Teddy Bridgewater interceptions turned the game around. The Vikings failed to get points the rest of the game, including a blocked field goal and missed field goal attempt in the second half.

12/15/2014

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Peterson To NFL Exec: ‘How Much More You All Want’

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson told a top NFL executive in the days leading up to his suspension for the rest of 2014 that he wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to consider that he’d already lost $4 million in endorsements and missed more than half the season while his child abuse case played out.

12/15/2014

Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions

Lions Sweat Out 16-14 Win Over Vikings

Matt Prater’s 33-yard field goal with 3:38 remaining lifted Detroit to a 16-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, pulling the Lions into a tie for first place in the NFC North.

12/14/2014

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings

Lions’ Waddle Carted Off With Knee Injury

Detroit Lions linebacker Ashlee Palmer has left Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings with a quadriceps injury.

12/14/2014

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Suh Active For Detroit Against Vikings

Ndamukong Suh is active for Detroit’s game against Minnesota on Sunday after missing practice time with an illness.

12/14/2014

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Professor Talks AP’s Legal Options Following Denied Appeal

Adrian Peterson continues to make headlines, two days after the NFL decided to deny his appeal and keep him suspended.

12/14/2014

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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!

3. Green Bay Packers (12-4)

Final NFL Power Rankings

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in NFL. Here’s your final power rankings of the season.

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Vikings Wrap Up Season, Beat Bears 13-9

Check out images from the Vikings’ win over the Bears Sunday.

Minnesota Vikings v Miami Dolphins

Dolphins Rally Over Vikings 37-35

View images of the Dolphins’ win over the Vikings Sunday.

23. Carolina Panthers (5-8-1)

NFL Power Rankings: Week 16

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in NFL. Here’s your power rankings heading into Week 16.

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.

Lions Defeat Vikings 16-14

Check out the images of the Vikings-Lions game Sunday.

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