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MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings will host their long-time rival Chicago for the f
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings will host their long-time rival Chicago for the final time at Mall of America Field on Sunday. Christian Jaros Jersey . You can see all the action on TSN2 beginning at 1pm et/10am pt. This contest will mark the 32nd time, including playoffs, that the Bears will have played at the Metrodome, the most of any Vikings opponent. Minnesota is moving after the season to TCF Bank Stadium, the home of the University of Minnesota, while its new venue in downtown Minneapolis, which is set to open for the 2016 season, is being built. The Bears handed the Vikings a heartbreaking 31-30 loss in the teams first matchup of the season back in Week 2 on a last second TD, a development that foreshadowed Minnesotas disastrous season, which has included four different fourth-quarter collapses, including lasts weeks 16-point implosion in Green Bay. Trailing 23-7 early in the final frame, the Packers scored 16 unanswered points with Matt Flynn under center to send that game into overtime. Green Bays Mason Crosby and the Vikings Blair Walsh each made field goals for their respective teams in the extra session, but neither team got much going on offense after that and ended in a 26-26 deadlock, the NFLs first tie since Nov. 11, 2012, when the 49ers and Rams played to a 24-24 stalemate. For the Vikings, it was the first time they kissed their sister since 1978, also against the Packers. Christian Ponder connected on 21-of-30 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings, who were coming off a 41-20 loss at Seattle. Adrian Peterson carried the ball 32 times for 146 yards and a score while bruising backup Toby Gerhart added eight totes for 91 yards. "We let it get out of our hands," Ponder said. "Its unfortunate were not walking away with our third victory." The Bears, meanwhile, lost a chance to take over sole possession of first place in the NFC North when they were drubbed by the St. Louis Rams, 42-21. Josh McCown was 36-of-47 for 352 yards with two touchdowns and an interception and Brandon Marshall hauled in 10 receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown for Chicago, which remains tied with Detroit for the top spot in the division following the Lions loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "There are a lot of reasons why you lose, and we didnt do a good job of stopping the run," Bears head coach Marc Trestman said. The Long brothers, Chicago guard Kyle and St. Louis defensive end Chris, were the focal point of a scuffle in the second quarter. In the skirmish, Kyle Long appeared to kick Rams defensive end William Hayes before Chris Long intervened as he dragged his younger brother away from the fracas. "He happened to be a body I saw, so I grabbed him," Chris Long said. "Im sure theres some out there disappointed with it if they were glued to the TV looking for conflict between us." The Vikings and Bears have played 105 times overall with Minnesota holding a slim 53-50-2 edge. Chicago, however, has won seven of the past eight in the series. Chris Tierney Senators Jersey . -- Oakland Athletics third baseman Scott Sizemore has undergone surgery on his left knee to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Colin White Senators Jersey . The right-hander said he threw about 30 pitches in a routine bullpen session Sunday at Yankee Stadium, his final hurdle before starting Tuesday night at Tampa Bay. . The 25-year-old native of Milford, Conn., has 18 points in 41 games this season. The five-foot-eight 166-pound centre also has 28 points (10-18) in 15 games with AHL Oklahoma City.MARKHAM, Ont. -- A proposed NHL-size arena in Markham, Ont., is moving one step closer to being built. Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti says the city has signed two new memorandums of understanding that mean no taxpayer dollars will be used to build the arena. He says a memorandum of understanding has been signed with the private sector that will see half of the projects $325 million cost covered by developers and the lease of the arena itself. A second memorandum of understanding has been signed between the city and GTA Sports and Entertainment, which will cover the other half of building costs. "This is a very positive step towards bringing a world-class facility to Markham", said Scarpitti. "The support from our developer community has been outstandding. Mikkel Boedker Jersey. They are stepping up again like they did for other projects like the YMCA and the expansion of the Markham Stouffville Hospital. "The benefits for Markham are significant, including hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in economic activity for local businesses." The two agreements mean the city no longer has to taken on loans for the project, which would now be 100 per cent privately funded. Both memorandums of understanding need approval of Markham city council for the project to move forward. Details of the two agreements will be presented to residents at a city council meeting on Monday. Scarpitti says the proposed 20,000 seat arena -- which will be called the GTA Centre -- doesnt need an NHL franchise to thrive. ' ' '

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