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Purple Podcast: Can Vikings get back on track Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore preview the upcoming Vikings-Bucs matchup on this episode of the Purple Podcast. [Full Story]

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Zimmer said he believes problems with kidney stones behind him Posted by Derek Wetmore | 10 hours ago Zimmer said the experience was not pleasant, but that won't stop him from coach Sunday. [Full Story]
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Gophers among surprise teams this season in Big 10 Posted by The Associated Press | 11 hours ago The Gophers' toughest games are in November. They play Iowa and Ohio State at home and finish on the road against Nebraska and Wisconsin. [Full Story]
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Teddy Bridgewater hoping to get offense rolling vs. porous Tampa Bay Posted by Andrew Krammer | 13 hours ago Statistically, the Vikings have one of the worst offenses in the NFL. They should get chances to bounce back against former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay, who allows a league-high 34 points per game. [Full Story]
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Purple Podcast, ep 23: Can Vikings beat Les Frazier to get back on track? Posted by 1500ESPN | 13 hours ago Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore host this episode of the Purple Podcast. -- Is this a good week for the offense to get on track? What should we watch for with Leslie Frazier’s defense under Lovie Smith? Are the Buccaneers in a worse spot than the Vikings? Teddy Bridgewater has a calm demeanor. Can that help him on the field? Would it have made sense for the Vikings to sign DE Michael Johnson?-- As always, the podcast ends with a picks segment. [Click to listen]
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Twins have sold pitcher Kris Johnson to Japanese baseball team Posted by Darren Wolfson | 14 hours ago Johnson, 30, made three starts for the Twins this season after coming over as the final piece of the Justin Morneau trade. [Full Story]
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Recusal denied, Judge Kelly Case to preside over Dec. 1 Peterson trial Posted by The Associated Press | 15 hours ago A prosecution request to remove the judge handling the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson was denied on Wednesday. [Full Story]
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Sports Over Beers, ep 37: Glen Perkins on inner workings of Twins, MLB Posted by 1500ESPN | 15 hours ago Glen Perkins joins this episode of the Sports Over Beers podcast for a wide-ranging baseball discussion. Perkins relays a funny clubhouse story with fellow reliever Casey Fien. Then he shares the most awkward experience from his career, when he and the Twins didn’t always seeing eye-to-eye. Perkins’ World Series pick. His favorite stat. And what it’s like to make a lot of money. How can a manager help a team the most in 2014? How much do players pay attention to analytics? [Click to listen]
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Wild agree to 5-year extension with Charlie Coyle Posted by Derek Wetmore | 16 hours ago Coyle, 22, joined the Wild in the Brent Burns trade with the San Jose Sharks. [Full Story]
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Injury report: Hodges, Sullivan miss practice; Sharrif Floyd limited Posted by Andrew Krammer | 16 hours ago Chad Greenway and Cordarrelle Patterson are no longer daily members of the Minnesota Vikings' injury report. [Full Story]
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James: Could fewer threes be more for these Timberwolves? Posted by Derek James | 17 hours ago The trend across the NBA is valuing 3-pointers more and more as an efficient shot. But based on Flip Saunders' comments and some observations, it might not make the most sense for the Wolves to heave loads of threes. [Full Story]
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Twins decline reliever Jared Burton's option for 2015 Posted by Derek Wetmore | 17 hours ago The move saves the Twins $3.4 million. [Full Story]
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Tackle Mike Harris still practicing at right guard for Vikings Posted by Andrew Krammer | 18 hours ago Even with a healthy rookie David Yankey and a rotational lineman in Austin Wentworth, the Minnesota Vikings marched on with tackle Mike Harris at right guard on Wednesday. [Full Story]
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Griffen and Robison: Contrasting sides of Zimmer's 'team' scheme Posted by Andrew Krammer | 19 hours ago As the Vikings' defensive ends continue to execute Mike Zimmer's defensive scheme, Everson Griffen does so with the second-most sacks in the NFL, while Brian Robison's patience is tested with 0.5 sack. [Full Story]
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Zimmer expects Vlad Ducasse, John Sullivan to be available Sunday Posted by Andrew Krammer | 20 hours ago Mike Zimmer isn't too concerned about injuries to guard Vlad Ducasse and center John Sullivan, who left Sunday's 17-16 loss on the same first-half snap. [Full Story]
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Fantasy Football: Bo's Week 8 outlook and rankings Posted by Bo Mitchell | 22 hours ago Oh, Percy! What does the trade to the Jets mean for Percy Harvin (and more importantly, for his fantasy owners)? [Full Story]
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