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Minnesota High School Football Practice Rules Change For Player Safety

The Minnesota State High School League has changed the rules for football practice. The changes are not unique to Minnesota. High school leagues across the country are taking steps to limit the amount of contact players have during practice.

07/29/2015

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The Top 5 Athletes-Turned-Actors

LeBron James is getting some good reviews for his performance (as himself) in the new Judd Apatow – Amy Schumer movie Trainwreck. Despite losing the championship this year, he has been able to dodge the […]

07/22/2015

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Vikings, Adrian Peterson Reach Contract Agreement

The Minnesota Vikings have made an agreement with running back Adrian Peterson to restructure the last three years of his current contract.

07/21/2015

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Vikings’ Adam Thielen Helps Mentor Students Through Nonprofit ACES

Vikings training camp starts Saturday in Mankato. The Vikings open up the season on the road against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium.

07/21/2015

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Top 5 Most Dangerous Sports

Rhythmic gymnastics and table tennis just missed the cut.

07/20/2015

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Judge Orders Settlement Talk For NFL, Union On Peterson Case

The NFL and the NFL Players Association have been ordered into settlement negotiations on the case filed in federal court by the union over Adrian Peterson’s suspension.

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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Sales Begin For Minnesota Vikings Single-Game Tickets

It feels like summer just got here, but it’s already time to start thinking about fall. Single-game tickets for the Minnesota Vikings season go on sale Tuesday.

07/14/2015

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Former Marine Now A Preseason All-America For Concordia Football

Hank Goff was a standout on the Minnetonka state championship football team in high school. He went onto South Dakota State to play football, but it didn’t work out academically. That’s when his life changed.

07/06/2015

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Former Standout North Dakota Linebacker Dies In Thailand

A captain of the University of North Dakota’s 2001 national championship football team has died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash in Thailand, where he was teaching. UND announced the death of former linebacker Travis O’Neel on Tuesday.

06/24/2015

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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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Polish Prospect: Vikings Give Giant 27-Year-Old Tackle A Try

Babatunde Aiyegbusi has limited American football experience in leagues in Germany and his native Poland. Yet the 27-year-old offensive tackle is getting a shot at the NFL. He is the latest example of the obsessive search by NFL teams for unknown talent, a hunt unbounded by U.S. borders.

06/19/2015

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Former NFL Player To Hold Free Football Camp For Kids In Mpls.

Former NFL Player Derreck Robinson is holding a three-day camp to teach the fundamentals of football to kids in Minneapolis this month.

06/18/2015

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Vikings Announce U.S. Bank As Naming Rights Partner For New Stadium

The Vikings have announced U.S. Bank as the naming-rights partner for the forthcoming stadium in downtown Minneapolis. After anonymous sources first reported the naming rights to the Sports Business Journal, the team formally announced a 20-year investment from U.S. Bank for the new facility, which will be called “U.S. Bank Stadium.”

06/15/2015

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Adrian Peterson Back With Vikings: ‘I Learned A Lot From My Mistake’

Adrian Peterson is back with the Minnesota Vikings and it appears both sides are ready to move forward with No. 28 as the team’s starting running back. Peterson practiced with the Vikings at Tuesday’s organized team activities and addressed the media about what he described as an emotional year off the field.

06/02/2015

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Zimmer: Peterson Can Play For Vikings Or Not Play At All

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says Adrian Peterson has two choices: He can either play for the Vikings or he cannot play at all. The star running back has missed the first two days of optional team practices and is not expected to attend any of the optional workouts this summer.

05/27/2015

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Rumors Surface About Adrian Peterson’s Retirement

Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings still seems to be up in the air. Organized Team Activities, or OTAs, began Tuesday with no sign of Peterson, and he has made it no secret that he wants out of Minnesota.

05/24/2015

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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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Randy Moss To Host Autograph Session At Ridgedale Mall

Whatever your feelings for him, it’s hard to deny that former wide receiver Randy Moss was one of the greatest Vikings players ever. Moss is honoring his time in Minnesota by coming back to give his autograph out. Moss will at the Fan HQ store at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23.

05/15/2015

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Vikings Take Pittsburgh Offensive Tackle T.J. Clemmings

The Minnesota Vikings used the first three rounds of the NFL draft for help on defense. Then they turned to the offense for the final day, starting with right tackle T.J. Clemmings in the fourth round.

05/02/2015

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Vikings Take 6 Picks Into Final Day Of NFL Draft

The Minnesota Vikings take six picks into the final day of the NFL draft, with needs at receiver and on the offensive line. The Vikings have one selection each in the fourth and sixth rounds and two picks each in the fifth and seventh rounds Saturday.

05/02/2015

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Vikings Select LB Eric Kendricks Of UCLA In The 2nd Round

The Minnesota Vikings filled one of their biggest needs, selecting UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks with the 45th overall selection in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night. Kendricks won the Butkus Award as college football’s best linebacker last season. The 6-foot, 232-pound Kendricks led the Bruins in tackles and fills an immediate need for the Vikings.

05/01/2015

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Vikings Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater Selected Grand Marshal For Pegasus Parade

Minnesota Vikings quarterback and former University of Louisville standout Teddy Bridgewater has been selected as grand marshal of the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade later this month.

04/14/2015

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Weight Machine Targets The Neck To Prevent Concussions

At Minnetonka High School on Friday, they held a concussions clinic for coaches, trainers and students.

04/10/2015

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Fmr. Viking Darren Sharper In New Orleans For Plea Deal On Rape Charges

Former NFL star Darren Sharper is scheduled to make his first appearance in U.S. District Court in New Orleans to face federal charges that he drugged women in order to rape them.

04/06/2015

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