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Injury roundup: Adam Thielen back at Vikings practice

More encouraging news on the injury front for the Minnesota Vikings. Wide receiver Adam Thielen returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday's session because of a lower back injury. He was limited in practice, but his return bodes well for his availability Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Safety Andrew Sendejo remains in concussion protocol…

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Falcons’ Quinn: Blame isn’t on Steve Sarkisian alone

Atlanta's season ended in disappointing fashion, topped off by a peculiar play call on fourth and goal. Immediately (and understandably), thousands of index fingers extended in the direction of offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. On Thursday, Falcons head coach Dan Quinn deflected blame from Sarkisian while also confirming the coordinator will return for a second season…

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2017 Was One of the Hottest Years Ever

(WASHINGTON) — Earth last year wasn’t quite as hot as 2016’s record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting. Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they’ve seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally. The National Oceanic…

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Thomas Morstead thanks Vikings fans for donations

Thanks to Thomas Morstead's professionalism and the kindness of Minnesota Vikings fans, the Children's Minnesota Child Life Program will be receiving a generous donation from the New Orleans Saints punter's personal foundation the week of the Super Bowl. Morstead and his foundation, What You Give Will Grow, have raised more than $165,000 in donations for…

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Birth Control Pills May Help Prevent Some Cancers

In the U.S., nearly all sexually active women have used a form of birth control at some point in their lives, and 11 million women rely on the pill. In a new study published in JAMA Oncology, researchers explore how oral contraceptives, which affect women’s hormone levels to prevent pregnancy, affect cancer risk. They found…

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Amazon’s New Headquarters Will Be in One of These 20 Cities

Amazon has narrowed the list of potential cities where it will build its hotly anticipated second headquarters to 20 cities, the e-commerce giant said Thursday, with major metropolises like New York, Atlanta and Philadelphia in the running along with smaller cities like Nashville and Pittsburgh. The Seattle-based company has grown to employ more 40,000 people,…

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Marrone: Tom Brady could throw well left-handed

Much hulabaloo has been made of Tom Brady's hand injury. Is he OK? (Yes.) Who was the teammate who ran into his throwing hand? (It hasn't been revealed.) Will he play on Sunday? (He's expected to.) Did I write that lede just to use hulabaloo? (Yes, I did.) Jaguars coach Doug Marrone doesn't care if…

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