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NFL: Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list

MINNEAPOLIS — After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.

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Seahawks pick up where they left off

SEATTLE—It was a pregame celebration befitting a team over itself. Given one last chance to use Super Bowl XLVII as reason to party, the Seahawks declined. They might have set an NFL record for most nondescript unveiling of a championship banner.

Runnin’ with Rani: Five weeks till Ironman

It’s that time of year again — smack dab in the middle of some massive training weeks for those fortunate enough, or crazy enough, to be preparing for next month’s Ironman World Championship. Top-tier professionals may spend upwards of 40 hours per week training for the grueling 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run, while many top amateurs may log nearly 30 hours per week along with keeping down a regular day job.