NFL Lockout

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Mike Max Talks Football With Adrian Peterson

With the NFL lockout offer, players from the Minnesota Vikings and other teams across the league started reporting to team facilities on Tuesday.


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Vikes’ Ponder Looks To Form Chemistry With Team

A number of Vikings players are working out, including rookie quarterback Christian Ponder. And in a summer full of uncertainty with the NFL lockout, Ponder is finally starting to build a sense of chemistry with his future teammates.


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Vikes Rookies Want Summer Chemistry To Carry Over

Minnesota Vikings rookies Christian Ponder and Kyle Rudolph believe their work together this summer will help them overcome the practice time lost to the NFL lockout.


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Retired Players Join NFL Talks Tuesday In New York

Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller and lawyers for retired NFL players joined labor talks Tuesday as signs mounted that the league’s four-month lockout might almost be over.


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Mike Max’s News And Notes For July 15, 2011

The NFL lockout could be over by next week, Kim Kardashian is in town with former Gopher Kris Humphries and the Wild is evaluating talent this week.


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Retirees Press For Inclusion In NFL Labor Talks

Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller says retired NFL players were “not looking for a fight” when they filed a lawsuit against the league and the players’ union earlier this month.


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Retirees Send Letter To NFL Asking For Input

A group of retired football players has sent the NFL a letter asking to be a part of the collective bargaining negotiations.


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NFL Retirees Still Seeking Inclusion In Talks

NFL retirees say they have fresh complaints against the league and players they accuse of negotiating a new labor deal without them.


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Ex-Vikes’ Tarvaris Jackson Waits For Action

This is the time of year Tarvaris Jackson is used to facing all those questions about Brett Favre.


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Vikings’ Greenway Holds Inspirational Lunch For Valiant Mothers

Chad Greenway plays for the Minnesota Vikings, and on the field is where he wants to be. Thus, he prepares this summer as if training camp will come as usual, despite the NFL lockout.


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Mediator Sets NFL Meeting On July 19

The federal magistrate judge who is mediating the labor dispute between NFL owners and players has scheduled another session for July 19 in Minneapolis.


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Lockout Limbo: Minnesota’s Weber Works Out, Waits

Adam Weber has been stuck in lockout limbo.


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Goodell, Smith Back In Minnesota To Negotiate

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith took their new buddy act on the road Wednesday, creating a buzz among rookies in Florida then returning to Minnesota for talks to try and end pro football’s labor impasse.


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Mankato Will Suffer Big Loss Without Vikings Camp

For more than four decades, the Vikings season for many fans has started in Mankato. But that yearly trip 60,000 fans make every year might not happen this summer.


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Vikings To Make Camp Site Call By July 18

The Minnesota Vikings have told Minnesota State University, Mankato, they plan to decide where to hold training camp by July 18.


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Locked-Out? NFL Training Camp Sites Start To Sweat

The NFL lockout has reached three months, and the threat of canceled training camps has increased.


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Judge Sets Early Deadline In NFL Antitrust Case

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeanne Graham ruled Monday that the NFL must answer by June 6.


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NFL, Players Start Another Day Of Mediation

NFL owners and players and their legal counsel have returned to court for another round of mediation.


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NFL Players Ask For $707M In Damages In TV Dispute

The NFL’s locked-out players are asking a federal judge for at least $707 million in damages stemming from a dispute with the league over $4 billion in broadcast revenue.


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So What Are NFL Players Doing During The Lockout?

A couple of Seattle Seahawks Players have been using the lockout period to sharpen their comedic skills.


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NFL: Judge’s Ruling Discounted Harm To League

The NFL says a federal judge failed to consider all the harm that would be inflicted on team owners when she lifted football’s labor lockout last month.


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NFL Lockout Returns To Players, Teams Dismay

The NFL locked out its players Friday night after its first legal victory in the fight with the players over the future of the $9 billion business.


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Judge Could Rule On NFL Lockout Hold Today

A Minneapolis federal judge could rule today on a request from NFL owners to put on hold on her decision to lift the lockout. Commissioner Roger Goodell, meanwhile, says owners are preparing for every contingency.


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NFL, Locked-Out Players Wrap Up Talks For Now

The NFL and its locked-out players wrapped up their fourth day of court-ordered talks Wednesday with few signs of progress and no plans to meet again until mid-May.


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Mediation Resumes In NFL, Players Dispute

The NFL and its locked-out players have completed their first day of mediation under a court order and will meet again Friday as they try to resolve their labor dispute.