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Welker back on the field after suspension lifted 

Welker back on the field after suspension lifted 

“You always hate to miss any time at all,” Welker said. “But especially with head injuries, every week and every day is a good thing for it. Not the way that I would have wanted it to happen. But it is what it is.”

Dodgers routed by Rockies 16-2, NL West lead cut 

Dodgers routed by Rockies 16-2, NL West lead cut 

“You only have ‘X’ amount of starters for that spot,” Mattingly said. “You choose what’s best for that spot and you move on.”

Manning 3 short of joining Favre in 500-TD club 

Manning 3 short of joining Favre in 500-TD club 

“Believe it or not, I found a few minutes to think about some of them,” Manning said Wednesday. “Marvin had like 113 of them or something, 112, yeah. A guy named Trevor Insley, he caught one. Of course, Mitch Unrein would be that category.”

Cardinals quick to deactivate Dwyer after arrest 

Cardinals quick to deactivate Dwyer after arrest 

Dwyer, led to the jail in handcuffs on Wednesday, was charged with three counts, including “aggravated assault causing a fracture” involving the unidentified 27-year-old victim. He was released early Thursday after posting bond, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said.

Rockies end 7-game skid with 10-4 win over Dodgers 

Rockies end 7-game skid with 10-4 win over Dodgers 

“He’s been really battling his last couple of starts, doing a really good job,” Dickerson said. “We felt like we needed to get some runs to support him. I think everybody fed off him.”

Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities 

Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities 

“While we were trying to make a balanced decision yesterday, after further reflection we have concluded that this resolution is best for the Vikings and for Adrian,” the Wilfs said in a statement. “We want to be clear: we have a strong stance regarding the protection and welfare of children, and we want to be sure we get this right. At the same time we want to express our support for Adrian and acknowledge his seven-plus years of outstanding commitment to this organization and this community.”

Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

“It is an awful situation,” Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday.

Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR’s Tony Stewart

“I look forward to this process being completed, and I will continue to provide my full cooperation,” he said.

K Brandon McManus making a case to stay in Denver

K Brandon McManus making a case to stay in Denver

“That’s what I want to do, is put doubt in their mind about what they should do” when Prater’s punishment is over, McManus said.

Broncos stumbling out of tunnel at halftime 

Broncos stumbling out of tunnel at halftime 

“It’s part of football,” Manning said. “I’ve been in games like that where you get excited on third-and-long, start warming up, ready to get out there. The defense out there, they were maybe bending a little, but not breaking.”