SPORTS NEWS

Vikes announce Zimmer as head coach

By RICK SOLEM
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He sounded a bit like a defensive coordinator on the podium, today ... the first time on the podium as a head coach.

The Minnesota Vikings officially announced Mike Zimmer as head coach (go to 5:00 on the link).

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Baseball just got longer

By RICK SOLEM
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Instant replay is ruining sports.

Sure, it helps get calls right … eventually … sometimes. But it sure takes a long time to get that call right.

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First rookie of year, now Pro Bowler

The Green Bay Packers have a Pro Bowler ... for now.

Running back Eddie Lacy, who was named the NFL's rookie of the year Tuesday, will now replace Adrian Peterson at the Pro Bowl on Jan. 26.

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Norv could run the Vikes' offense

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings have targeted Norv Turner as the offensive coordinator under new coach Mike Zimmer. 

At first glance, you'd think hiring the Cleveland Browns' offensive coordinator is completely foolish. That's what Turner was, until the team cleaned house after the season.

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Thomas comes off bench, Cyclones lose

For the first time this season, freshman Matt Thomas didn't start for the Iowa State men's basketball team.

And for the second time this season - and second consecutive game - the Cyclones lost.

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