Top 10 most clicked-on sports stories of 2013


Here are the most popular sports stories by page views on in 2013:

1. Video: Mauer's no-look behind-the-back grab (6-10-13)

They're moving Twins star Joe Mauer from catcher to first base, but we still have memories like this one...

2. Report: Frazier out as Vikings coach Monday (12-29-13)

This report from just a few days ago proved true, as Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier bid his team adieu.

3. Adrian Peterson on gay marriage: 'I'm not with that' (5-24-13)

The Vikings star weighs in on same-sex marriage, which became legal in Minnesota in 2013.

4. Patterson charged with murder in beating death of AP's son (10-21-13)

Perhaps the biggest Minnesota sports story of the year was the slaying of Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son. The boyfriend of the boy's mother was charged.

5. Report: Jared Allen could be gone by Tuesday (10-27-13)

This report proved NOT true. Not yet, anyway. The star defensive end is still a Viking for the moment.

6. Call 'em the Em and M girls: Mauer babies born (7-24-13)

Joe Mauer rushed back from an away game in Los Angeles and slid in just in time for the birth of his daughters, Emily and Maren.

7. Gratuitous abs and pecs shot: Meet the new Matt Birk (10-18-13)

The 37-year-old former Viking quit the NFL in February after winning a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in his 15th season. He promptly dropped a lot of weight from his 310-pound frame and was vying to be a male model.

8. Adrian Peterson's son dies after alleged beating (10-11-13)

The 2-year-old boy died in Sioux Falls, S.D. Peterson had only recently found out that he was the father.

9. Man accused of killing Adrian Peterson's son is out of jail (10-29-13)

The Sioux Falls man charged with killing a 2-year-old son of Vikings star Adrian Peterson posted bond and was released from jail in late October. A pre-trial hearing in the case was scheduled for January.

10. Minnesota Epilepsy Foundation: Keep Coach Kill (9-16-13)

Another big Minnesota sports story this year was the health of University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill, who spent part of the season coaching from the press box after several sideline seizures. This was an open letter from Brett Boyum, president of the Board of Directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, to Star Tribune columnist Jim Souhan, who in a column said it was time for Kill to step aside.

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Rochester suddenly shuts down recently opened parking ramp

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Former Twins pitcher Jim "Mudcat" Grant dies at 85

Grant was a critical piece of the 1965 AL Championship team but did much more.

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Lake Elmo among latest MN cities to implement outdoor watering ban

The ban prohibits automatic or mechanical watering outdoors in an effort to conserve water during the period of extreme heat.

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Police: Suspect assaulted woman on LRT trail in Hopkins

They're asking for the public's help tracking him down.