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Spielman Has 100% Belief in Ponder

Viking General Manager Rick Spielman said this week "I have full, 100 percent belief that Christian Ponder's going to be our quarterback heading into the future." Spielman made that statement Wednesday. Ponder is in his first full season as the starting quarterback for the Vikings. He has thrown for 2,027 yards and 12 touchdowns with 8 interceptions this season. His quarterback rating is 85.2.

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Former Twin, Hunter To Sign With Tigers

Former Twins centerfielder Torii Hunter has agreed to sign a 2-year $26 Million contract according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Hunter has reportedly narrowed his choices to Texas, Detroit and Atlanta. Hunter is a 37-year old rightfielder at this point in his career. He batted .313 with 16 homeruns and 92 RBIs for the Los Angeles Angels in 2012.

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Vikings Peterson Has Charges Dropped

Viking running back Adrian Peterson had misdemeanor resisting arrest charges dropped Tuesday stemming from an incident at the Houston Night Club on July 7. Peterson allegedly refused to leave the night club when originally asked and became combative with staff. Peterson was scheduled for a court appeared in Texas on Thursday.

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SCSU Football Season Wrap-up [AUDIO]

The St. Cloud State Football closed their season Saturday with a 39-37 road win at Minnesota State-Moorhead. The Huskies finished the season with a 7-4 record. Junior quarterback Phil Klaphake is a Harlon Hill finalist for College Football's top award after putting up some great numbers in 2012. Klaphake threw for 2,760 yards and 28 touchdowns and ran for 807 yards and 9 touchdowns.

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Timberwolves Lose Budinger With Meniscus Tear

Timberwolves guard/forward Chase Budinger is out indefinitely with a torn meniscus in his left knee. Budinger suffered the injury at Chicago Saturday night. Budinger scored the game-winning layup on a brilliant feed from Andrei Kirilenko Friday night. Budinger is averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 rebounds a game this season.

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Vikings Top Lions 34-24 to Complete Season Sweep

The Vikings defeated the Detroit Lions 34-24 at home Sunday to sweep the season series against Detroit and improve to 6-4 while dropping Detroit to 4-5. Minnesota led 13-3 at halftime and held on in the 2nd half. Adrian Peterson ran for 171 yards on 27 carries and 1 touchdown plus he scored on a 2-point conversion. Kyle Rudolph was th top receiver for Minnesota with 7 catches for 64 yards and 1 touchdown for Minnesota.

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SCSU’s Klaphake on Harlon Hill Finalist List

St. Cloud State junior quarterback Phil Klaphake has been named one of 24 finalists for the top player in Division II college football, the Harlon Hill Trophy. Klaphake threw for 2,519 yards and 26 touchdowns and has run for 460 yards and 7 touchdowns for the Huskies in 2012. He ranks in the top three in the NSIC in passing average per game, total offense and pass efficiency.

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Holdingford Falls to BOLD In Overtime; Becker Plays Tonight

The Holdingford Huskers lost 23-20 in double overtime to BOLD in the Class 2-A State Tournament Quarterfinals at St. Cloud State Thursday night. The game was tied at 14 at the end of regulation. Both team scored touchdowns in the first overtime but both teams missed their extra points. Nick Kubesch of BOLD made a field goal in the 2nd overtime to win the game.

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Peterson, Harvin and Guion Miss Practice For Vikings

The Vikings practice without start players running back Adrian Peterson and receiver Percy Harvin Thursday. Defensive tackle Letroy Guion (turf toe) also missed practice for the Vikings Thursday. Peterson sat out because of an illness but is expected to play Sunday against Detroit. Harvin missed a 2nd straight day of practice with an ankle sprain. Harvin was spotted in the locker room limping badly.

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Holdingford, Becker, Annandale Football Play in State Quarters

The State tournament quarterfinals begin tonight in high school football at various locations throughout the state. Holdingford plays tonight at 7pm at St. Cloud State's Husky Stadium against BOLD in Class 2-A. Becker plays in Class 4-A Friday night against DeLaSalle at Hopkins High School at 7pm Friday night.

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SCSU Hockey to Play This Weekend Without Hanowski

The St. Cloud State men's hockey team will play without one of their top players Ben Hanowski this week against 6th ranked North Dakota. Hanowski took a hard hit against Minnesota State-Mankato on October 27. Hanowski's injury has not been disclosed and he was re-evaluated this week. Head coach Bob Motzko wouldn't disclose the injury but it's suspected to be head related.

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