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Quick hits: Bridgewater sacked 7 times, comeback falls short in Denver Updated: 5 minutes ago A battered Teddy Bridgewater conflicted with a pair of interceptions off Peyton Manning to bring the game close, but a Blair Walsh miss proved to be the difference in a close loss on Sunday afternoon. [Full Story]
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Jarius Wright active, Stefon Diggs set to debut for Vikings Updated: 5 hours ago Jarius Wright's availability was in question, but he's active and could play against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. [Full Story]
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Wetmore's 5 thoughts: Twins knocked out of postseason contention Updated: 21 hours ago The Twins got to the ballpark Saturday with a sliver of hope remaining that they'd make it to the postseason. That dream died Saturday, with a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. [Full Story]
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Preview: Vikings' offensive line facing tall order in Denver Updated: 22 hours ago The Vikings have the edge in the ground game with Adrian Peterson, but the Broncos have Peyton Manning. Sunday's game will be the toughest test yet for the Vikings' O-line, and perhaps another feast for their pass rush. [Full Story]
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No postseason for Twins: 5-1 loss to Royals eliminates Minnesota Updated: 1 day ago Minnesota was eliminated from the AL wild-card race Saturday, getting stifled by Yordano Ventura for seven innings in a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. [Full Story]
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With postseason play out of reach, Nolasco to start Sunday for Twins Updated: 1 day ago Ricky Nolasco has worked his way back from a right ankle surgery and will start Sunday's season finale for the Twins. Still, he said, his 2015 season will go down as "terrible." [Full Story]
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Sandell: Gophers offense a big concern after glaring defeat Updated: 1 day ago After a shaky showing in the nonconference season, it was hard to gauge exactly what to make of the Gophers. Now, after a big loss to Northwestern, the Gophers are left with more big questions to answer. [Full Story]
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Blanked: Wildcats beat Gophers 27-0 to open Big Ten conference play Updated: 1 day ago The Wildcats limited Minnesota to only 173 yards and shutting down the Gophers on all four of their fourth down conversion attempts. [Full Story]
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Torii Hunter undecided, says there's 'really good chance' he'll retire Updated: 1 day ago "There's a possibility it could be my last game, my last time here in uniform, but there is a chance I could come back in December, January and feel different when I'm training and working out," Hunter said. [Full Story]
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Zulgad: There is only one person to blame for Gophers QB mess Updated: 1 day ago Jerry Kill has spent four years wanting Gophers fans to focus on how far he has brought the program. But after a 27-0 loss Saturday at Northwestern, it's clear the focus of Year 5 will be how badly Kill mismanaged the quarterback situation. [Full Story]
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True freshman QB Demry Croft enters game for Gophers, loses redshirt Updated: 1 day ago Croft scrambled for 11 yards on his first play from scrimmage, and while he showcased his mobility over the final 11 minutes of play. He finished the game 5-for-11 for 27 yards. [Full Story]
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1500ESPNLIVE: Vikings-Broncos, Gameday Hangout Updated: 1 day ago Join the discussion as Andrew Krammer, Judd Zulgad and others react LIVE during the game with #1500ESPNLive, an experience like no other. [Full Story]
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Wetmore's 5 thoughts: Hopes take a hit, Santana, Perkins, quiet bats Updated: 1 day ago The Twins entered the weekend speaking with optimism before Friday's game that while postseason play was not guaranteed, they at least had a fighting chance entering the final weekend of the regular season. Those chances took a decimating hit Friday. [Full Story]
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Zulgad: No offense, Perkins' struggles, mean Twins on last breath Updated: 1 day ago Ervin Santana gave the Twins a chance to remain in the thick of the wild card race with a solid outing on Friday against Kansas City, but the team's hitters, and reliever Glen Perkins, weren't able to hold up their end of the bargain. [Full Story]
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Bad night for Twins: Loss coupled with Astros, Angels wins is trouble Updated: 1 day ago This postseason bid by the upstart Twins took a big hit. Ben Zobrist hit an RBI double in the eighth inning against struggling All-Star Glen Perkins, and the Kansas City Royals topped the Twins 3-1 on Friday behind a strong start from Chris Young. [Full Story]
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Cordarrelle Patterson: 'When my opportunity comes, don't slip up' Updated: 2 days ago Patterson, 24, could be in line for a bigger role on Sunday in Denver, coach Mike Zimmer noted, as the Vikings will be without starting split end Charles Johnson [Full Story]
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