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Minnesota Sports Briefs: Vikings' Rudolph back at practice after passing concussion test

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EDEN PRAIRIE - Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was back at practice on Monday. Rudolph passed a concussion test, which allowed him to get back on the field.

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Cornerback Chris Cook did not pass his concussion test and was not back in uniform yesterday. Both players were injured last Friday night's preseason game against Buffalo. Minnesota continues its preseason schedule on Friday night at home against San Diego.

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University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill will put his team through a pair of practices today. The Golden Gophers held an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday night, then took Sunday and Monday off. The team is gearing up for the season opener coming up in Las Vegas in nine days. The Gophers are at UNLV for an August 30th game.

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The WNBA Minnesota Lynx are back in action tonight as they at Seattle. Minnesota has the best record in the WNBA at 17-4. Tipoff is at 9 p.m.

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Maya Moore of the Lynx was named the WNBA's Western Conference Player of the Week for the period ending August 20th yesterday. Moore scored 17 points in a win against Washington before putting together a 22-point, 10-rebound game in a victory over Tulsa last week. The Lynx are in Seattle tonight to face the Storm.

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Augusta National Golf Club is finally opening its doors to women. Chairman Billy Payne announced on Monday that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and banker Darla Moore have been admitted to the club as its first two female members. Rice is currently a professor in the Graduate Business School at her alma mater, Stanford. Moore has donated millions of dollars to her alma mater, the University of South Carolina, and South Carolina has named its business school in her honor. Augusta National faced protests in both 2003 and 2004 for its longtime exclusion of female members.

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