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December 31, 2012 | Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson picked up the Minnesota Vikings and gave them a thrilling ride to the playoffs, where the next stop on this improbable journey is, yes, Green Bay. This game was so full of action, intrigue and tension they're going to stage it again next weekend. Peterson finished 9 yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record, but he still powered the Vikings past the Packers, 37-34, on Sunday with 199 yards to set up a rematch at Lambeau Field in a first-round playoff game.
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February 15, 2013 | From Inquirer Wire Services
After leading the Minnesota Vikings to a surprising playoff berth last season, Leslie Frazier has reached an agreement on a contract through 2014. The Vikings exercised the fourth-year option on his contract Wednesday, helping Frazier avoid what would have been a lame-duck season in 2013. He was entering the final year of his deal, and talks of an extension started to become an issue publicly as the Vikings mounted a stunning December run to the playoffs. Stuck at 6-6 and without injured receiver Percy Harvin, the Vikings rode running back Adrian Peterson to four straight victories, including a thriller over Green Bay in the regular-season finale to thrust them into the postseason.
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October 26, 2012 | Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS - Rookie Doug Martin ran for 135 yards and a touchdown and caught a 64-yard touchdown pass, one of three thrown by Josh Freeman, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Minnesota Vikings, 36-17, Thursday night. The Bucs came out strong against Minnesota's sputtering offense. Martin had 214 total yards and took a screen pass all the way on the fourth play of the second half to give Tampa Bay (3-4) a 27-10 lead. After Connor Barth's third field goal made it 30-10, Adrian Peterson had a season-best 64-yard touchdown run that briefly gave Minnesota (5-3)
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May 13, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova defensive end Rakim Cox has signed a free-agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings. A four-year starter at Villanova, the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Cox led the Wildcats last season in sacks (nine) and tackles for loss (111/2). In 48 career games, he had 18 sacks, 331/2 tackles for loss, and 105 tackles overall. He will try to make a Vikings team that has another local defensive lineman, second-year tackle Sharrif Floyd, a product of George Washington High, who was a first-round draft choice last season.
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November 14, 2012
Ben Roethlisberger continues to undergo tests and evaluation on his right shoulder, after he injured it during Monday night's 16-13 win over the Chiefs. Roethlisberger took a hard hit from Kansas City's Justin Houston and Tamba Hali, then left the game with his throwing arm held limp against his body. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger has a sprain in his shoulder. But Tomlin could not provide any timetable for when his QB might return. "Obviously, his injury puts his participation in the questionable category," Tomlin said of Roethlisberger's status for a Week 11 game against Baltimore.
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May 2, 2015 | By Martha Woodall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Frank Olivo, the Santa Claus who got pelted with snowballs at the Eagles game that winter day in 1968, died Thursday, April 30, at Kindred Hospital Philadelphia-Havertown. Mr. Olivo, 66, of Glenolden, had battled heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments for 25 years, and had been seriously ill since mid-January. A South Philadelphia native, Mr. Olivo, known as "Frankie," was a barber, worked for years in the casino industry in Atlantic City, sold cars, and was in the mortgage business.
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April 30, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
Temple all-American running back Montel Harris of Jacksonville, Fla., and defensive end John Youboty of Houston have signed rookie free-agent contracts with NFL teams. Harris joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while Youboty signed with the Denver Broncos. Owls placekicker/punter Brandon McManus (Indianapolis Colts) and offensive lineman Martin Wallace (Cleveland Browns) also are signed rookie free agents this spring. A preseason all-American and a 2012 first-team all-Big East honoree, Harris led the nation with 27 career 100-yard rushing games, including five with the Owls in 2012.
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May 29, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
NFL MVP Adrian Peterson said he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects, but regarding gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back said, "That's not something I believe in. " Peterson made his comments in a recent interview with Sirius/XM NFL radio. He was asked his thoughts on the Vikings cutting longtime punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate for gay rights and gay marriage. Peterson said he considers Kluwe a good friend. "I have relatives who are gay," Peterson said.
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March 17, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Ben Tate signed a two-year, $7 million free-agent deal on Saturday with the Cleveland Browns, who have been desperate to find a quality every-down running back since trading Trent Richardson to Indianapolis early last season. The 25-year-old Tate, who spent the last four years with Houston, is excited to begin a new chapter with the Browns. "I feel like now that I've been given this opportunity that I can be one of the top backs in the league," he said in a teleconference. "I'm going to let my play speak for itself.
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December 5, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick Foles laughed when asked about his plans for the next 1,000 years, which is how long Eagles coach Chip Kelly said he would be the team's starting quarterback. "Just one day at a time. Knew that was coming," Foles said Tuesday. "Just thankful to be here, thankful to be playing, thankful to be healthy. " Kelly made the comment Monday when he was asked about Foles becoming the team's franchise quarterback. Kelly did not want to get into the semantics of a "franchise quarterback," although that's the next big question about Foles' career.
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May 29, 2016 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Staff Writer
For Tom Manion, a retired Marine Corps colonel and Johnson & Johnson executive, Memorial Day is more than just a holiday to remember veterans who didn't make it home. It's yet another day that he thinks of his only son, First Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed in action in 2007. Telling Travis' story - and those of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - is the focus of what Tom Manion calls his "third chapter. " Travis Manion was raised in Doylestown, graduated from La Salle College High School and the U.S. Naval Academy, and entered the Marine Corps.
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February 4, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
SAN FRANCISCO - Sean McDermott and Kurt Coleman have two very important things in common. The first is that both were Eagles discards. McDermott was fired by Andy Reid after just two seasons as the team's defensive coordinator. Coleman was benched, then not re-signed following the 2013 season. The second thing they have in common is that both will be competing for a Super Bowl title Sunday night - McDermott as the Carolina Panthers' fifth-year defensive coordinator, Coleman as their first-year starting free safety.
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January 10, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
WE STILL seem to be early in the Eagles' coach-hiring process, as candidates' names continue to surface. The Eagles apparently will speak with Cincinnati defensive coordinator Paul Guenther within the next week, after a Thursday sit-down with Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo. Multiple reports indicate the Eagles are scheduled to talk to Kansas City offensive coordinator Doug Pederson on Sunday, the day after the Chiefs visit Houston for their wild-card-round playoff opener.
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November 21, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Could a potential Eagles quarterback of the future be playing in their own stadium this weekend? No doubt when Memphis (8-2 overall, 4-2 American Athletic Conference) visits Temple (8-2, 5-1) on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field, Paxton Lynch will be a featured attraction among NFL scouts. The 6-foot-7, 245-pound Lynch has generated plenty of NFL buzz. "He has become a first-round quarterback," Temple coach Matt Rhule said. "We have seen Teddy Bridgewater, [Blake] Bortles, and he is the next one. " Temple played against Bridgewater at Louisville.
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August 28, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The last time Andrew Gardner traveled to his home state of Georgia for an NFL game was in his rookie season with the Miami Dolphins. It was opening day, and Gardner, a sixth-round pick out of Georgia Tech, told all his family and friends to be at the Georgia Dome because he was going to be dressed and ready for his debut. Something changed, however, between the time Gardner told his family and friends to be there and the time the Dolphins finalized their active roster for the game. The 6-foot-6 left tackle did not dress.
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May 14, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
I'm not paid to be a role model. ... Parents should be role models.   - Charles Barkley   The suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, winner of the last Super Bowl and a virtual lock to one day be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is the latest development in an ongoing conversation about cheating in sports, and even Americans who are uninterested in athletics should pay attention. The National Football League on Monday suspended Brady for the first four games of next season for orchestrating or knowing about a scheme to deliberately deflate footballs, making them easier to throw during last season's AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts.
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May 4, 2015 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frank Olivo, the Santa Claus who got pelted with snowballs at the Eagles game that winter day in 1968, died Thursday, April 30, at Kindred Hospital Philadelphia-Havertown. Mr. Olivo, 66, of Glenolden, had battled heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments for 25 years, and had been seriously ill since mid-January. A South Philadelphia native, Mr. Olivo, known as "Frankie," was a barber, worked for years in the casino industry in Atlantic City, sold cars, and was in the mortgage business.
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December 9, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Julius Erving , the airborne forward who led the 76ers to the NBA championship way back in 1983, is 64 years old, and still hustling. Last week, his Dr. J Enterprises cut a deal with Anthem Media Group , of Toronto, New York and Los Angeles, to help sell its Fantasy Sports Network (FNTSY) to such video giants as Comcast, DirecTV and AT&T , and find marketing partnerships with pro leagues and advertisers. Anthem also owns fantasy-sports site RotoExperts.com , combat-sports-oriented Fight Network , SportsGrid.com (sports commentary)
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November 23, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew Gardner was a member of the Texans for three years, and in just 10 games for the Eagles this season he has already played five times more than he did in Houston. The offensive lineman has seen action in eight games at three different positions and is likely to earn his third start of the season when the Eagles host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Gardner began the practice week as the first-team right guard while Matt Tobin recovered from a concussion. Tobin was cleared to return Thursday and has been a full participant since, but he has been with the second team and could stay there if Gardner performs well in his place.
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