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Andre Smith gets start over TJ Clemmings at right tackle for Vikings

Defensive end Zach Moore, a Concordia (St. Paul) product, is competing with Justin Trattou, seventh-round pick Stephen Weatherly and others for one or two roster...

For Vikings tackle Andre Smith, it's prove-it time

MANKATO – Why didn't Andre Smith become a top-flight NFL offensive tackle during his Cincinnati days? The question left one of the league's most candid...

Linval Joseph says defensive line 'can be as good as we want to be'

With 21-year-old end Danielle Hunter coming off a six-sack rookie season and tackle Shamar Stephen back from a knee injury, Patterson has a deeper line...

Gophers getting some attention for NFL draft

Minnesota had two of Glen Mason's recruits drafted in 2010: Eric Decker and Nate Triplett. After that, the Gophers didn't have a single player drafted...

Vikings can't get Smith to sign after visit

Rick Scuteri, Associated Press The Vikings played host to free-agent offensive tackle Andre Smith on Sunday and Monday, but they couldn't convince him to sign...

Vikings shorten their bench on D, plus other Vikings snap count observations

They were safeties Harrison Smith and Andrew Sendejo, cornerbacks Xavier Rhodes and Terence Newman, and outside linebacker Anthony Barr. The plan was probably for middle...

Attorney for jailed clerk: Marriage licenses given to gay couples void, will ...

Rowan County deputy clerk Brian Mason, left, shakes hands with James Yates, and his partner William Smith Jr., after issuing their their marriage license at...

Duluth enjoying a new image, long in the making

“It was away from everything,” company President Brian Daugherty recently said of the area that was key to Duluth's spreading tourism industry. Decades later, the...

Eight more burning questions about the Vikings

Minneapolis Star Tribune - StarTribune.comMinneapolis Star TribuneHarrison Smith is one of the league's top safeties, but who will line up next to him? Robert Blanton...

Rand: Rating Minnesota's No. 1 picks

Tommy Mason, Vikings, 1961: The first-ever draft pick by the Vikings, Mason made three Pro Bowls and finished his career with more than 4,200 yards...

Mason Raymond's hat trick lifts Flames to 5-2 win, spoiling opener for Oilers

CBC.ca EDMONTON, Alberta — Mason Raymond scored three goals and the Calgary Flames spoiled the season opener for their provincial rivals, beating the Edmonton Oilers 5-2...

Mover & Shakers: Brian Gioielli and Monica Mason

Brian Gioielli and Monica Mason are working to prepare students of diverse backgrounds for careers in advertising and marketing as newly named directors at the...

Hawks beat Nets 93-88, move to the verge of a playoff spot

SFGate Mason Plumlee scored 17 points and Marcus Thornton had 14 for the Nets, who had their franchise-record, 15-game home winning streak snapped. Brooklyn, likely locked...

The Big Gigs: Mason Jennings, Beach Boys, Ruben Studdard

You know Mike Love gets around. This winter, he dropped the solo single “Pisces Together,” a salute to George Harrison. This weekend, he brings his...

Northwest Sportshow highlights

Discover fly fishing — experts Bob Nasby, Vic Mason and Scott Nordby will offer tips and instruction. • Fred's Shed learning center includes free daily...