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  • Guest column: Sadly, Vikings new stadium is not for birds

    Things have been going pretty well lately for the National Football League. Revenues this past year were around $10 billion. Arguably, football is the most watched and followed sport in …


  • Seahawks trade final pick of 1st round

    The Seattle Seahawks traded the final pick in the first round of the NFL draft, picking up an additional second-round selection and a fourth-round pick from Minnesota.


  • Recent poll reveals NFL America’s favorite sport

    About half of Americans say they are fans of pro football, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. The NFL is still the most popular sports league in the United States, …


  • NFL notes: Browns name Pettine new coach

    Mike Pettine knows he might not have been Cleveland’s first choice or even the Browns’ second pick. All that matters to the son of a high school coaching legend is …


  • NFL notes: Browns receiver Bess arrested

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested Friday on charges of assaulting a law enforcement officer at an airport, the latest in a series of personal problems. According to …


  • NFL notes: Brady returns following illness

    No sniffles, no coughs, no watery eyes. Patriots fans can breathe easy now that Tom Brady is back at practice


  • NFL notebook: Vikings make Zimmer new coach

    Mike Zimmer is finally a head coach in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings think now is the time for the veteran defensive coordinator. The Vikings announced on Twitter on Wednesday …


  • Redskins introduce Gruden

    The face was different, the words familiar. Like Mike Shanahan and nearly every recent Washington Redskins coach, Jay Gruden is anxious to declare an end to franchise’s days of dysfunction. …


  • Texans’ Smith skeptical of Patriots

    Houston defensive end Antonio Smith questioned how New England knew what the Texans were going to do on defense after a 34-31 win by the Patriots on Sunday. Smith told …


  • Saints sweep Falcons

    The New Orleans Saints have won plenty of games with their dazzling offense. The defense is doing its part, too.


  • Sparingly used Patterson’s role could increase for Vikings

    Cordarrelle Patterson came to the Minnesota Vikings as a raw rookie, so there were no expectations that he’d immediately be an every-down wide receiver.


  • Lynch and Peterson meet as Seahawks host Vikings

    Ask around and you’re liable to get a variety of explanations why Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch are two of the top running backs in the NFL.


  • Seahawks activate Harvin

    The Seattle Seahawks have added wide receiver Percy Harvin to the 53-man roster. Monday’s move was expected as Seattle had to add Harvin to the active roster or he would …


  • Newsmakers

    Arrested Phoenix police have arrested 22-year-old Robert Chavez and 23-year-old Joseph Corrales in connection with the beating death of 17-year-old national champion boxer Alexis Urbina. Police say Urbina was found …


  • Incognito revealed as Martin instigator

    In the stadium program sold at the Miami Dolphins’ game on Halloween, Richie Incognito was asked who’s the easiest teammate to scare. His answer: Jonathan Martin. The troubled, troubling relationship …


  • Newsmakers

    Arrested Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla has been arrested on drug-related charges in Eugene. Lyerla, who left the No. 2 Ducks earlier this month and plans to enter the …


  • Giants contain Peterson, win first

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – At last. The New York Giants got their first win of the NFL season Monday night by holding Adrian Peterson in check and converting Minnesota mistakes …


  • Peterson’s young son dies from brain injuries

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson mourned the death of his young son Friday. Authorities said a 2-year-old boy died Friday of injuries suffered in an alleged child abuse case …


  • Teams begins trimming rosters

    Donte’ Stallworth’s NFL comeback from a hot-air balloon accident might have ended Monday when he was released by the Washington Redskins. Stallworth could catch on with another team, especially with …


  • NFC wild card is NFL’s version of Groundhog Day

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – It’s not just wild-card weekend in Minnesota and Green Bay. It’s Groundhog Day.


  • Martin, Buccaneers race past Vikings, 36-17

    MINNEAPOLIS – Rookie Doug Martin racked up 214 total yards and two touchdowns, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers blew out Minnesota 36-17 on Thursday night to hand the Vikings their …


  • Ponder makes big progress with Vikings

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Christian Ponder has started 16 NFL games, the equivalent of a full season. Already he sees the world differently. He sits at his locker on a …


  • Moss ready to face his former team with 49ers

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Randy Moss is prepared for cheers, he’s prepared for boos. He is embracing all the hype surrounding his return to Minnesota, where his illustrious NFL career …


  • Hutchinson one of Vikings’ tough decisions

    MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings are going younger this offseason in their attempt to catch up with the rest of their division. Some of their most experienced starters have contracts …


  • Packers roll to 9-0

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Another night, another four-touchdown performance for Aaron Rodgers – just about what the Green Bay Packers have come to expect from their superstar quarterback. The real …


  • Metrodome roof collapse could boost Favre’s chances of playing

    MINNEAPOLIS — Brett Favre is getting help from the Minnesota Vikings medical staff, the athletic trainers and perhaps even the weather gods as he tries to keep his incredible consecutive …


  • Vikings fire Brad Childress

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Brad Childress is gone, one season after he famously picked up Brett Favre at the airport, got a contract extension and came within a field goal …


  • Vikings melting down

    MINNEAPOLIS — Brett Favre looked ready for retirement, with six likely meaningless games now left for Minnesota in the epilogue of his 20-year career. Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay’s swarming …


  • Vikings’ ship sinking fast

    MINNEAPOLIS – Brad Childress and the Minnesota Vikings have another big mess on their hands. Randy Moss’ abrupt departure was just the latest in what has been a season long …


  • Defense comes up big as Saints edge 49ers

    SAN FRANCISCO – Last season, the New Orleans Saints won their games with a high-flying offense. This year, it’s been all about defense. Garrett Hartley kicked a 37-yard field goal …

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