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Chris Miller is responsible for overseeing coverage of the Vikings, Wild, auto racing, road racing and golf.
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Judge OKs $1 billion settlement for NFL players' lifetime injuries

Judge OKs $1 billion settlement for NFL players' lifetime injuries

Appeals could delay payment as many are dissatisfied.
Vikings sign free agents Matthews, Mays

Vikings sign free agents Matthews, Mays

The Vikings signed two free agents Tuesday, adding former Eagles linebacker Casey Matthews and ex-Bengals safety Taylor Mays.
Streaking Wild aim to fix ailing power play

Streaking Wild aim to fix ailing power play

The Wild’s power play percentage during its 18-4-1 post All-Star break run has been terrible — as in 7-for-56 (.125) in that 23-game stretch and 3-for-35 (.086) in the past 15.

Zimmer sings Bridgewater's praises

Bridgewater has completed 70 percent of his passes for the past four games. His record as a starter is 5-6 heading into Sunday’s season finale against Chicago.
Peterson accuses NFL of lying, adopting 'new process of discipline'

Peterson accuses NFL of lying, adopting 'new process of discipline'

Running back says NFL not honoring the rules in place at the time of his placement on commissioner’s exempt list.
Reggie Fowler no longer has a stake in Vikings

Reggie Fowler no longer has a stake in Vikings

Reggie Fowler, who attempted to buy the Vikings in 2005 before settling in as a limited partner, no longer has a stake in the team.
Vikings' Rudolph facing surgery, likely out six weeks

Vikings' Rudolph facing surgery, likely out six weeks

Amid the hubbub of Teddy Bridgewater taking over as the Vikings quarterback was a definite din regarding the Vikings’ injury situation. Tight end
Vikings release Simpson after learning of another drug citation

Vikings release Simpson after learning of another drug citation

Hours after it was reported Jerome Simpson had been cited this summer for marijuana possession, the Vikings released him without comment Thursday.

Freshmen playing big role for Frozen Four-bound Gophers

A youth movement this season has paid off in the Gophers’ 21st trip to the NCAA Frozen Four. Eight freshmen played regularly, and seven were…
Cassel, Vikings agree on two-year, $10M deal

Cassel, Vikings agree on two-year, $10M deal

The contract that Matt Cassel opted out of was a two-year deal he signed in 2013 that was worth $3.7 million per season. His new contract is worth $10 million over two years, according to cbssports.com.
Vikings QB Cassel expected to opt out of contract

Vikings QB Cassel expected to opt out of contract

The veteran quarterback has until Friday to opt out of the second year of his two-year contract.
Vikings notes: Tragedy struck Zimmer in 2009

Vikings notes: Tragedy struck Zimmer in 2009

In 2009, Mike Zimmer’s life changed in an instant.His wife, Vikki Zimmer, died unexpectedly of natural causes at age 50 on Oct. 8,…
Peterson wants Vikings offense to be 'more physical'

Peterson wants Vikings offense to be 'more physical'

Last season's NFL MVP played despite a right hamstring injury, and said after the game the offense is “out of whack.”
Giants' lacking pass rush might benefit Freeman

Giants' lacking pass rush might benefit Freeman

The Giants might be looking at Monday's game as a chance to improve their tepid sack totals against a Vikings team starting its third quarterback in four games.
Vikings linebacker Bishop lost for season

Vikings linebacker Bishop lost for season

The former Packer tore his right ACL in the loss to Carolina.
Kalil brothers face each other for first time

Kalil brothers face each other for first time

The parents will root for sons Ryan (Panthers) and Matt (Vikings) while daughter Danielle sings the anthem.
QB audible doesn't faze Cassel

QB audible doesn't faze Cassel

The veteran knows to expect the unexpected in the NFL.
Richfield's Peyton should challenge for Twin Cities Marathon title

Richfield's Peyton should challenge for Twin Cities Marathon title

Meghan Peyton of Richfield easily won the U.S. national 20K last month. Now her sights are on the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday.
Like Vikings, Steelers are desperate for victory

Like Vikings, Steelers are desperate for victory

After two losses, holdovers from the 2008 Super Bowl team insisted younger players get more serious.
Lineman Seth Olsen is OK after being carried off the field

Lineman Seth Olsen is OK after being carried off the field

The 27-year-old reserve guard hit his head on a Titans player’s knee while blocking, and had his neck snap back.
Felton undergoes emergency appendectomy

Felton undergoes emergency appendectomy

Vikings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton likely will miss the rest of the preseason after undergoing an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday afternoon.

Vikings notes: Mauti's determination shows through in rehab

Mauti, a seventh-round draft pick out of Penn State, had surgery to repair a torn left anterior cruciate ligament during the 2011 season and again for the same injury following his 2012 season
Vikings add 16 undrafted college free agents

Vikings add 16 undrafted college free agents

James Vandenberg will try to show the form he flashed in his standout junior season with the Hawkeyes.
Wild finds a way to win, tops Phoenix in OT for seventh straight

Wild finds a way to win, tops Phoenix in OT for seventh straight

For 59 minutes, the Coyotes had the better play. Then Ryan Suter tied the game in the final minute of the third period and Mikko Koivu settled it in OT.

Compressed NHL schedule produces playoff feel every night

The last month of a condensed schedule promises to be frantic.
Even a hernia couldn't stop Peterson this season

Even a hernia couldn't stop Peterson this season

Adrian Peterson had surgery for a sports hernia, an injury the NFL MVP played through over the final seven games.
Wren Blair, first North Stars coach, dies at 87

Wren Blair, first North Stars coach, dies at 87

 Wren Blair was the amusing GM/coach of the expansion North Stars.
Packers are somewhere in between

Packers are somewhere in between

Green Bay is not the surprise champion of two years ago nor the juggernaut of last year, but it's peaking.
Peterson rushes to fifth Pro Bowl

Peterson rushes to fifth Pro Bowl

Adrian Peterson's pursuit of the NFL rushing record made him an easy choice for the Pro Bowl.
For Vikings' Cook, it's easy to see the room for improvement

For Vikings' Cook, it's easy to see the room for improvement

Vikings cornerback Chris Cook missed the past three games vs. the Packers after they shredded him twice as a rookie.
Winfield expects to play despite broken hand

Winfield expects to play despite broken hand

Antoine Winfield has a broken hand but should be able to play against Green Bay.
Bears defense: Aging but plenty dangerous

Bears defense: Aging but plenty dangerous

The Windy City's defensive unit has sputtered a bit lately but remains loaded.

Ponder sees 'obvious' mistakes, vows to correct them

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, coming off a 23-14 loss to Green Bay where he fell under heavy criticism, admitted Wednesday that his poor performance was a "wake-up call."

Ward, veteran of two Vikings Super Bowls, dies

John Henry Ward, who was the Vikings' first-round selection (25th overall) in the 1970 NFL draft, died of cancer Tuesday.
It's still too early to tell if Harvin will be available vs. Bears

It's still too early to tell if Harvin will be available vs. Bears

The Vikings' shattered passing offense could use the return of Percy Harvin, who was leading the NFL in receptions when he badly sprained his left ankle Nov. 4 in Seattle.

Harvin misses practice again, lowers chances of playing

Percy Harvin still hopes to play against Chicago on Sunday. But after again missing practice Thursday, the odds of the Vikings receiver giving it a go appear to be growing slimmer.
Harvin's ankle better, but he misses practice

Harvin's ankle better, but he misses practice

Percy Harvin wanted to practice Wednesday as the Vikings prepared for their Sunday game in Chicago but was held out as he tries to recover from a severely sprained left ankle.

Ponder insists knee, self-esteem both fine

Christian Ponder doesn't agree with the people who say his recent accuracy issues stem from a knee injury.
Practice will be big factor in Peterson decision

Practice will be big factor in Peterson decision

The Vikings insist they will not decide whether Adrian Peterson will play in the season opener against Jacksonville until Sunday morning.
Jefferson savors new opportunity with Vikings

Jefferson savors new opportunity with Vikings

A.J. Jefferson, a third-year cornerback picked up by the Vikings on Friday from Arizona for a conditional 2013 draft pick, started seven games for the Cardinals last season before "it got a little rough for me," but said he was looking forward to a new beginning. was one of the last men off the field at Vikings practice Monday.
Hope is that Ponder will start finale

Hope is that Ponder will start finale

Christian Ponder appears likely to start Sunday despite suffering a concussion Saturday.

Replay: Vikings 33, Washington 26

GAME BALLS Joe Webb, Vikings quarterback How do you get a perfect passer rating of 158.3? Four-for-five, 84 yards and two TDs. Also ran for a…
Vikings' next opponent: Washington

Vikings' next opponent: Washington

The Redskins (5-9) are the only team in the NFC East that isn't in the hunt for a playoff spot, but they are playing the…

Replay: New Orleans 42, Vikings 20

GAME BALLS DREW BREES, Saints quarterback  A 149.2 rating on 412 yards and five TD passes. And don't forget a TD-saving tackle after a bad…
Palmer gets up to speed in a hurry

Palmer gets up to speed in a hurry

After sitting out to start, the veteran QB was called upon by the Raiders to save their season when Jason Campbell went down.
Bears' Jay Cutler finds he needs more protection

Bears' Jay Cutler finds he needs more protection

The Bears don't seem inclined to provide either, leaving the quarterback open to attacks from both pass rushers and critics.
Younger Brown comes through for Bulldogs

Younger Brown comes through for Bulldogs

J.T. Brown, the son of former Vikings running back Ted Brown, was named the Frozen Four's Most Oustanding Player.

Title loss in '84 still stings Bulldogs

Minnesota Duluth is in the NCAA Frozen Four title game for the second time, and its first appearance still is a sore spot for the Bulldogs.
Bulldogs hope blond ambition comes through

Bulldogs hope blond ambition comes through

The team bonding concept for Minnesota Duluth meant players dyed their hair peroxide blond before the NCAA playoffs.
Sturdy Mankato goalie stymies Gophers for sweep

Sturdy Mankato goalie stymies Gophers for sweep

The U peppered MSU Mankato's Phil Cook with 50 shots, but he turned away 49 and made it a Mavericks sweep.
Home at last, Mavericks trudge past Gophers

Home at last, Mavericks trudge past Gophers

MSU Mankato returned from an extended road swing and rode goalie Phil Cook's strong play to beat the U.
Taking competition in stride

Taking competition in stride

Team USA Minnesota runner Katie McGregor's season hasn't gone as planned, but she's still shooting for success at the worlds.
Kristin Armstrong's golden cycling career at final stage

Kristin Armstrong's golden cycling career at final stage

The Olympics seems a faraway event with incomparable athletes to many, and Kristin Armstrong was no exception ... until she became an Olympian.
Kitna alone on the defensive

Kitna alone on the defensive

Detroit couldn't stop the Vikings, who had more than 400 yards in offense. And the Lions QB felt he had been abandoned.
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