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Rodgers Is Gold Standard in QBs

Patrick Reusse, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wiggins' Odd Ride, Uncertain Future

Chris Johnson, Sports Illustrated

Trying Times for Rookie QBs' 1st Starts

Mark Maske, Washington Post

Bridgewater Least of Vikes' Worries

Chip Scoggins, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Hughes Was a Bargain

La Velle E. Neal III, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Christian Ponder became the quarterback for the Vikings after six games of his rookie season in 2011. He started 35 games over three seasons, threw for 38 touchdowns and 34 inter...(full article)

​​A little more than a month after the Cavaliers selected Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, ESPN interviewed him for a segment on SportsCenter. ...(full article)

The wait wasn’t particularly long for Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater. And now it’s over. The two rookie quarterbacks, both chosen in the opening round of the NFL draft i...(full article)

Their best player is suspended. Their quarterback has a broken foot. Their Pro Bowl tight end needs hernia surgery. And their left tackle looks lost. No wonder everyone wondered ab...(full article)

When the Twins signed righthander Phil Hughes to a three-year, $24 million contract during the offseason, many folks around baseball were surprised that a pitcher coming off a 4-14...(full article)

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