The Early Lead: Minnesota


Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Vikings hire Mike Zimmer

Finally, the Cincinnati Bengals’ highly regarded defensive coordinator gets a head-coaching job.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:09 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Chris Kluwe blasts Vikings, Frazier, Spielman and Priefer

Vikings, special-teams coach deny that punter’s gay-rights activism was a factor in decision to cut him.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:07 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Kluwe, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Vikings fire Leslie Frazier

A disappointing season followed a playoff appearance last January.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:34 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Adrian Peterson carted off with ankle injury

Minnesota Vikings running back taken for X-rays in game against Baltimore Ravens.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:37 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Smoke causes NBA game to be postponed (video)

Spurs, Timberwolves can’t play after generator malfunctions in Mexico City arena.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:01 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Adrian Peterson on son’s death: “It’s devastating”

Minnesota Vikings running back said he’d only recently learned he was the child’s father.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 10/14/2013

NFL Roundup: Tom Brady leads Patriots in comeback victory over the Saints

In Week 6 of the NFL season, Brady led his team to a last-minute victory, Adrian Peterson played just days after the death of his son and the Cowboys suffered some major injuries.

By Kelyn Soong  |  04:03 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Tigers, injuries, joseph patterson, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Tom Brady, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Adrian Peterson on decision to play: “Anything bad, I try to take good from it.”

NFL MVP played despite the death of his 2-year-old son on Friday.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:33 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Adrian Peterson active, expected to play in Vikings-Panthers game

NFL MVP running back says football is a refuge for him in tough times.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:32 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Adrian Peterson’s son dies after assault

Child had been hospitalized in critical condition in Sioux Falls, S.D.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:40 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Adrian Peterson’s son in critical condition after beating (updated)

Father of Minnesota Vikings running back confirms the child’s identity; suspect is in custody.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:46 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Adrian Peterson takes PED accusations as "a compliment"

NFL MVP says he doesn't get angry because he knows he's clean.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Adrian Peterson says he'd be okay with a gay teammate

Minnesota Vikings running back said last week that he is against gay marriage.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:21 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Big Ten tournament: Gus Johnson calls the Illinois buzzer-beater

March Madness hasn't been the same since he left CBS for Fox.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:39 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Big Ten tournament, College basketball, Illinois, Minnesota

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Percy Harvin traded to Seahawks (updated)

Pending a physical, the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver will move west.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:11 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 02/15/2013

Watch: Tubby Smith dances after Minnesota upset Wisconsin. Oh, yes, he does.

Minnesota's coach celebrates the Gophers' upset of Wisconsin in the best way ever.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:07 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, Minnesota, Tubby Smith, Wisconsin

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 12/26/2012

Adrian Peterson injury not expected to keep him out against Packers

Green Bay will try to keep Vikings running back from breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:37 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 11/06/2012

J.J. Barea, Donald Sloan are NBAs first floppers

The NBA cites the first two players under its anti-flopping rule. Congrats -- or something --to J.J. Barea and Donald Sloan.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:31 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Percy Harvin has a sprained ankle, wants to score points

Minnesota's dynamic receiver is frustrated with the Vikings' futility through the air.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:10 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Harrison Smith apologizes for “stupid” ejection

Minnesota Vikings rookie Harrison Smith apologized for being ejected -- in a game at which Roger Goodell was in attendance.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:11 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minnesota Vikings, NFL