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Peterson has sports hernia surgery

Peterson has sports hernia surgery

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, coming off an NFL-best rushing season, underwent sports hernia surgery, the team said Thursday.

NFL: Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10

GREEN BAY, Wis., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Aaron Rodgers tossed for 274 yards with a touchdown Saturday and the Green Bay Packers dispatched Minnesota 24-10 in an NFC wild card playoff game.

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Super Bowl chase begins Saturday ... Chiefs hire Andy Reid as head coach ... PGA Tour's first round of 2013 wiped out ... Pistons survive late drought to down Hawks ... Sports news from United Press International.

Super Bowl chase begins Saturday

HOUSTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The battle for the NFL title begins Saturday with three rookie quarterbacks featured along with a veteran trying to win the Super Bowl with his second team.
New faces, old names mark NFL season

New faces, old names mark NFL season

The 2012 NFL season started under the cloud of a lockout and replacement referees but ended with new stars shining and established players reaching new heights.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

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NHL, union meet, more sessions to follow ... Spanish golfer Jimenez breaks right leg ... S. Williams opens new season with victory ... Peterson misses record but carries Vikings into playoffs ... Sports news from United Press International.

NFL: Minnesota 37, Green Bay 34

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Adrian Peterson amassed 199 rushing yards and scored twice Sunday, helping boost the Vikings into the playoffs with a 37-34 win over Green Bay.

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Miami hands Charlotte 16th straight loss ... Manning, Rodgers lead NFL Pro Bowl picks ... Cowboys' Brent indicted for manslaughter ... Mariners sign Ibanez to one-year contract ... Sports news from United Press International.
Manning, Rodgers lead NFL Pro Bowl picks

Manning, Rodgers lead NFL Pro Bowl picks

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Quarterbacks Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers headed the list of NFL Pro Bowl selections revealed Wednesday.

NFL: Minnesota 23, Houston 6

HOUSTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson ran for 86 yards on 25 carries Sunday and the Minnesota Vikings kept their playoff hopes alive with a 23-6 victory over Houston.

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Reports: Mets to send Dickey to Blue Jays ... Ted Ligety wins men's giant slalom by 2.04 ... Schwartzel claims lopsided Euro Tour win ... Vikings' Peterson nears NFL rushing record ... Sports news from United Press International.

NFL: Minnesota 36, St. Louis 22

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson racked up 212 rushing yards Sunday and the Minnesota Vikings helped their playoff chances with a 36-22 victory over St. Louis.

NFL: Minnesota 21, Chicago 14

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson ran for a pair of 1-yard scores in the first quarter Sunday and Minnesota kept its playoff hopes alive with a 21-14 win over Chicago.
Bears linebacker Urlacher to appeal fine

Bears linebacker Urlacher to appeal fine

CHICAGO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, who suffered a possible season-ending injury Sunday, was fined $21,000 by the NFL for a horse-collar tackle.
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Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson returns a kickoff against the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver on December 30, 2007. Peterson gained 36 yards on 11 carries as Minnesota lost to Denver 22-19 in overtime. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Adrian Lewis Peterson (born March 21, 1985 in Palestine, Texas), nicknamed "A. D." (for "All Day") and "Purple Jesus", is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Peterson was selected by the Vikings with the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma.

While at Oklahoma, Peterson set the NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards as a true freshman. As a First-team All-American, he also set a freshman record by finishing as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting (USC's Matt Leinart won the award). Peterson finished as the school's third all-time leading rusher.

Following his stellar first pro season in which he set an NFL record for most rushing yards in a single game (296), Peterson was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Peterson was then awarded the MVP award for his performance in the Pro Bowl and became only the fifth player in NFL history to have more than 3,000 yards through his first two seasons. On October 17, 2010, Peterson became the fifth fastest player to run for 5,000 yards, doing so in his 51st game. Peterson has the third highest average yards per game total in NFL history (min. 50 games) with an average of 95.5, 9 yards behind Jim Brown (104.3) and Barry Sanders (99.8).

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Adrian Peterson."
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