Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Vikings Vp: Lawmakers Could Sink Stadium Deal

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Vikings Vp: Lawmakers Could Sink Stadium Deal

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A Minnesota Vikings executive says state lawmakers could sink a stadium deal by making it too hard on the club.

Team vice president Lester Bagley made the comments in an interview on 1500 ESPN Tuesday as the Senate prepared to vote on a stadium financing proposal.

A day earlier, House members approved a stadium deal but added $105 million to the team's share.

Bagley says stadium opponents will do all they can to derail the deal.

He points to a Twins ballpark bill that cleared the Legislature in 2002, only to fall apart. It took the team another four years to win legislative support for a workable bill.

MORE NFL: Sanders' wife told to stay away

McKINNEY, Texas -- A Texas judge ordered Deion Sanders' estranged wife on Monday to stay at least 500 yards away from the former NFL star's suburban Dallas home in a ruling stemming from a scuffle between the pair last month. State District Judge Ray Wheless also gave the Hall of Famer temporary custody of the former couple's children pending a full custody hearing, and ordered that the children undergo psychological counseling. Judge Wheless ruled that the injuries to Pilar Sanders, which she alleged her husband inflicted April 23, were a result of Deion Sanders defending himself from her assault.

MLB: Dodgers outpitch Giants

LOS ANGELES -- Ted Lilly outpitched Barry Zito through six innings and Los Angeles beat San Francisco, 9-1, Monday night in the Dodgers' first home game since changing ownership last week. Lilly (4-0) allowed a run and four hits, walked two and struck out six.

The Dodgers tacked on five runs in the eighth against an injury- depleted Giants bullpen that was further hurt Monday by the announcement of Guillermo Mota's 100-game suspension for a second violation of baseball's drug policy.

Lynn wins sixth

PHOENIX -- Lance Lynn gave up three hits through five scoreless innings to become the majors' first six-game winner at 6-0 and the St. Louis Cardinals held on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 9-6. …

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