SPORTS NEWS

OLB coach Greene leaves Packers

By RICK SOLEM
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The Green Bay Packers defense was apparently so bad last season that coaches are quitting to hang out with their wives and kids.

That's the excuse Kevin Greene, the Packers outside linebackers coach the last five seasons, used today, in a statement announced by head coach Mike McCarthy.

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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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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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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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