Boykin Making Big Impact for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Jarrett Boykin wasn’t sure what the big deal was. The Green Bay Packers’ second-year wide receiver had caught eight passes for 103 yards and a touchdown to help his injury-depleted team to a home victory over Cleveland last Sunday. But it never occurred to him that such a performance...
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Vikings’ Peterson Aims for Revival vs. Packers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Adrian Peterson has been off track and the Minnesota Vikings need him to get going. They also must give him the ball more for that to happen. Peterson has gained only 90 yards on 23 carries combined over the last two games, both lopsided losses for the Vikings. This...
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Goalies Go Down, and Wild Beat Hurricanes 3-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Nino Niederreiter and Zach Parise scored for Minnesota with the first two shots of the season against Carolina fill-in goalie Justin Peters, and the Wild beat the Hurricanes 3-1 on Thursday night despite losing their own starting goalie to injury. Cam Ward was hurt just 4:07 into the game,...
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Pistons Beat Wolves on Smith’s 3-Pointer

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) – Josh Smith made a 3-pointer as time expired and finished with 20 points to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 99-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night in both teams’ exhibition finale. J.J. Barea’s layup with 3.6 seconds left gave the Timberwolves a 98-96 lead but Smith,...
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