Stories by Dave Campbell

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Vikings' secondary to face tough test

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes is coming off the best game of his brief career. Good timing. Aaron Rodgers is next.
By Dave Campbell

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Vikings bench Peterson indefinitely

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. This time, he could be ...
By Dave Campbell

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Adrian Peterson won't play after arrest warrant is issued

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. His team ...
By Dave Campbell

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Few dominant rushers remain in pass-happy NFL

Adrian Peterson nearly broke Eric Dickerson's NFL single-season rushing record in 2012 on his way to winning the league's MVP award for Minnesota. At this rate, though, Peterson could be the last ...
By Dave Campbell

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jeter goes out with a bang

MINNEAPOLIS - Derek Jeter was a huge hit from the very start in his final All-Star Game.
By Dave Campbell

Cespedes repeats as Home Run Derby champ

MINNEAPOLIS - Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star Home Run Derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati's Todd Frazier.
By Dave Campbell

Monday, July 14, 2014

Jeter says final All-Star Game will be an enjoyable as rest

MINNEAPOLIS - Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.
By Dave Campbell

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Early-entrant quarterbacks are no sure thing in NFL Draft

With a record 102 early entrants declaring for this NFL Draft, the depth of talent is obvious. So why isn't taking a Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel Thursday night a slam dunk?
By Dave Campbell

Friday, April 25, 2014

Wild even series with Avalanche

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the series for Minnesota, and the Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche for the second consecutive game on their way to a 2-1 win Thursday ...
By Dave Campbell

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hot goalies will be key to hoisting this year's Stanley Cup

The NHL playoffs have arrived, which means it's time for the goalies to get going.
By Dave Campbell

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Twins' Colabello enjoying ride after years of obscurity

MINNEAPOLIS - The Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball is far off the game's main grid, but the Can-Am also is where the current AL RBI leader Chris Colabello came from.
By Dave Campbell

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Stars from 2011 NFL Draft likely must wait for big paydays

With 36½ sacks over his first three seasons, plus five more over four playoff games, Houston defensive end J.J. Watt has quickly become one of the NFL's premier pass rushers. The mega-contract to ...
By Dave Campbell

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Confident Bortles believes in elite potential

INDIANAPOLIS - Of the three quarterbacks projected to be picked at the top of the NFL draft this year, Blake Bortles is considered to be the most raw. This, he freely admits, but he is determined ...
By Dave Campbell

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

NFL trying to redo tackling basics

Along with the hits-to-head crackdown, knee injury concerns now have NFL defenses trying to redo tackling basics and fundamentals.
By Dave Campbell

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

Panthers rout Vikings on emotional day

MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson's tumultuous week ended with a quiet game. The Carolina Panthers made all the noise in a 35-10 win Sunday.
By Dave Campbell

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

Lynx leap out to WNBA Finals lead over Dream

The Minnesota Lynx received some contributions they had counted on and some they hadn't in taking a 1-0 lead in the WNBA Finals over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.
By Dave Campbell

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013

Lynx rout Dream in Game 1

MINNEAPOLIS - Maya Moore had 23 points and the Lynx delivered a dominant 84-59 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday night.
By Dave Campbell

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013

Peterson set bar high for ACL rehab

Adrian Peterson set the bar high for ACL rehab extremely high in returning to rush for 2,000 yards and win the MVP award. Can a player like Robert Griffin III do the same this season?
By Dave Campbell

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Designated hitter debate rages on

The designated hitter turned 40 this year. Fittingly, it's having sort of a mid-life crisis.
By Dave Campbell

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

Minnesota Lynx even WNBA Finals

Seimone Augustus scored 23 of her 27 points in the second half to help the Minnesota Lynx surge past the Indiana Fever 83-71 on Wednesday night to even the WNBA Finals at one game apiece.
By Dave Campbell
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