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NFL: Minnesota 23, Chicago 20 (OT)

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Blair Walsh kicked a 34-yard field goal with 1:47 remaining in overtime Sunday, handing the Minnesota Vikings a comeback 23-20 win over Chicago.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.
By United Press International
Sheriff's Office: Video does not clear Justin Bieber of speeding

Sheriff's Office: Video does not clear Justin Bieber of speeding

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- A video supplied by attorneys for Justin Bieber fails to disprove the pop sensation went on a wild drive, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Office says.

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Boston explores 2024 Olympic bid … Jets unclear on Tebow's future … Lombardi to be Browns' general manager … 4 Heisman Trophy winners on hall ballot … Sports news from United Press International.

4 Heisman Trophy winners on hall ballot

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Heisman Trophy winners Eric Crouch, Ron Dayne, Vinny Testaverde and Danny Wuerffel are among the 77 players on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.

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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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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.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.
By United Press International

NFL hall members to flock to Canton

CANTON, Ohio, July 17 (UPI) -- Nearly 70 NFL Hall of Fame members have committed to attend this year's induction ceremony on Aug. 2 at Canton, Ohio.

Edgerrin James signs with Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz., March 13 (UPI) -- Veteran running back running back Edgerrin James Sunday signed as a free agent with the Arizona Cardinals.
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Eric Dickerson
SLP99091204 - 12 SEPTEMBER 1999 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Former Los Angeles Rams running back Eric Dickerson shows off his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring that was presented to him during half-time of the St. Louis Rams-Baltimore Ravens football game, September 12. Dickerson played for the Rams from 1983-1987. jr/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Eric Demetric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960) is a former professional running back in the National Football League (NFL) who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons.

Dickerson wanted to go to the University of Oklahoma, but his grandmother talked him into going to Southern Methodist University because she trusted SMU coach Ron Meyer more than OU's Barry Switzer. Dickerson was the subject of recruiting controversy when he started driving a new Pontiac Trans-Am during his senior year. At the time he said his grandmother from Mexico bought it for him.

Initially, he shared carries with Craig James and Charles Waggoner, all three blue-chip recruits in 1979. Waggoner got hurt returning a kickoff their freshmen season, so Dickerson and James led SMU's Pony Express system, a system that neither Dickerson nor James liked at first. However, he started to like the system and his stats reflected the success he had with it as he gained 4,450 yards on 790 carries to break Earl Campbell’s Southwest Conference record for yards and attempts. His 48 career touchdowns tied Doak Walker’s SMU total for career scoring. In his senior year despite splitting time with James, Dickerson finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting. He was also a First-team All-American in 1982 and a Second-team All-American in 1981.

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