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Inside Slant: The continuing education of the Wilfs as Vikings owners

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- It was about 2 1/2 years ago when Zygi Wilf and I were having an informal conversation in his office at the Minnesota Vikings' practice facility. It was the same room where, in previous years, Wilf had addressed...Show More Summary

Jamaal Charles returns to practice; fantasy owners should monitor situation

Jamaal Charles was expected to miss a bit of time, but he returned to practice on Thursday. We break down the fantasy implications. Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was back practicing with the team on Thursday, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN. Show More Summary

Week 3 NFL Picks: Predictions for Every Game Against the Spread

NFL fans are ready for the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons, and the focus has also shifted to the Week 3 schedule and the picks for every game against the spread. Betting on football...Show More Summary

Buccaneers vs. Falcons: Breaking Down Tampa Bay's Game Plan

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers teeter at the edge of a lost season. A loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football could spell doom for the Bucs' chances to get to the playoffs. Last week's loss to the St. Louis Rams cost the Bucs much more than just position in the standings. Show More Summary

Gatorade Releases New Derek Jeter Commercial About His Last Days In New York

If nothing else, the 2014 MLB Season may be known as the 162-game send-off for Derek Jeter. All season long, the Yankees and opposing teams and fans have showered the Yankees great with gifts and standing ovations, paying tribute to an 18-year Hall of Fame career. Show More Summary

Mother Of Peterson’s Son Outraged That Adrian Peterson Case Photos, Texts Were Illegally Leaked

Adrian Peterson is facing time in court due to what he allegedly did in disciplining his son, and now it seems the mother of Peterson’s son is outraged over how public the situation has become. Photos of the 4-year-old boy’s injuries...Show More Summary

Late-to-react Panthers simply followed Vikings' lead with Greg Hardy decision

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera was explaining on Wednesday the decision to place Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy on the NFL commissioner's exempt list -- which amounts to a paid leave of absence while Hardy appeals...Show More Summary

Vikings vs. Saints: Breaking Down Minnesota's Game Plan

The Minnesota Vikings return to action in Week 3, taking on the 0-2 New Orleans Saints. This is the home opener for the Saints. The Vikings haven’t had the best of luck in recent years at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, famously losing there in the 2009 NFL Championship Game. Show More Summary

NFL's Jonathan Dwyer arrested amid tumult over off-field incidents

The NFL's tumult deepened Wednesday with the arrest of Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer on suspicion of domestic violence, hours after two other players, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, were placed on indefinite leave by their teams.

Cardinals Must Cut Jonathan Dwyer If Domestic Violence Charges Have Merit

Domestic and family violence has been thrust to the forefront of the sports world's consciousness over the past few weeks, thanks to the scandals involving running backs Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens and Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota...Show More Summary

Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader a welcome surprise in 'The Skeleton Twins'

Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader are the perfect team to contemplate suicide in the excellent indie 'The Skeleton Twins,' The Times' Betsy Sharkey writes. Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader are the perfect team to contemplate suicide in the excellent indie 'The Skeleton Twins,' The Times' Betsy Sharkey writes.

Re-Ranking the Class of 2011 Quarterbacks

Hindsight is always significantly more clear than outlooks based on projection when it comes to college football recruiting. Not every 5-star is destined for greatness and lightly scouted high school prospects annually rise to stardom...Show More Summary

10 Things We Learned About the Eagles in Week 2

Another week, another huge halftime deficit, another miraculous comeback for the Philadelphia Eagles. This time, the Eagles pulled off their magic against the defending AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts, handing Andrew Luck his second...Show More Summary

Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City: Champions League Score, Grades and Reaction

Jerome Boateng scored a late winner as Bayern Munich defeated visiting Manchester City 1-0 in both teams' UEFA Champions League Group E opener on Wednesday night at the Allianz Arena. Boateng struck the winner with a deflected volley in the 90th minute to beat his former team and give Bayern victory in the first meeting of Group E's two heavyweights. Show More Summary

Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City final score: 3 things from Bayern's 1-0 UEFA Champions League win

Bayern Munich should have scored early against Manchester City, but needed a 90th minute goal to grab a win. Bayern Munich have control of their UEFA Champions League group, but only just barely. They needed a 90th minute miracle goal...Show More Summary

Biggest Hurdles Flip Saunders Faces with Minnesota Timberwolves This Season

Normally, a general manager's goal is to plan for the future while the head coach focuses on winning now, but things won't be that simple for Flip Saunders and the Minnesota Timberwolves. In 2014-15, Saunders will have the almost impossible task of being both a coach and a GM. Show More Summary

Here's a fantastic story on Anthony Kim, once upon a time the next big thing in American golf, who h

2 days agoSports : Deadspin

Here's a fantastic story on Anthony Kim, once upon a time the next big thing in American golf, who hasn't played on tour in more than two years. Did Kim burn himself out partying, or is a $20 million disability settlement keeping him sidelined? [Golf.com] Read more...

Carolina Panthers Player Greg Hardy Goes On Paid Leave To Face Domestic Violence Charges

Carolina Panthers defender Greg Hardy has been placed on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, effectively suspending him with pay until the appeal of his domestic violence conviction is resolved. He played in Week 1, but was deactivated before the team's Week 2 game. Show More Summary

PFT Live 9/17: Brian Hoyer, Vikings Press Conference, Coaching Hot Seat

Mike Florio updates us on the situations of Adrian Peterson in Minnesota, Greg Hardy in Carolina, and Ray Rice in Baltimore. We hear from Vikings GM Rick Spielman, as well as team owners Mark and Zygi Wilf, during Wednesday’s press conference. Mike goes one-on-one with Browns QB Brian Hoyer about their win over the Saints, Johnny…

New accusations of domestic violence against Brandon Marshall

Celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred started the press conference ripping into the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell, with charges that he ignored complaints filed regarding Brandon Marshall. Allred appeared with Kristeena Spivey, who accused the now-Bears wide receiver of abusing her friend Rasheedah Watley. Show More Summary

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