Vikings owner Red McCombs says building a new stadium in the suburbs ranks high among his priorities.
"I'm here waiting for a suburb to jump up and say, 'We want the Vikings,' " McCombs said Sunday before the Vikings' 30-24 loss to Atlanta. "Nobody has stepped up just yet."
Last week, the Vikings rejected a site on the University of Minnesota campus.
McCombs said he had been intrigued by a downtown Minneapolis site that eventually was designated for the new Guthrie Theater.
"But really for us, where the actual site is doesn't matter," McCombs said. "You could put it in a cornfield. It wouldn't matter, just so long as it has good access."
Still, the team plans to try to get a stadium bill passed in the next Legislative session, which begins in January. The Twins had a bill passed last year without securing a site.
McCombs said that funding, not location, is the most important issue.
Augusta policy doesn't offend most in poll
Three-fourths of Americans said knowing Augusta National Golf Club has only male members has not affected their view of the Masters, according to the poll conducted for The AP by ICR/International Communications Research of Media, Pa.
About one in five, 21 percent, said it made them view the tournament less favorably.
Els wins by 8 shots
Ernie Els shot a course-record 9-under 63 for an eight-stroke victory over Colin Montgomerie in the $4.06 million Nedbank Challenge.
Els had nine birdies and finished at 21-under 267 total on the 7,743-yard Gary Player Country Club to claim the $2 million first prize, the richest in golf.
Lonard, Moseley share Australian title
Peter Lonard and Jarrod Moseley shared the Australian PGA title when darkness halted play after one playoff hole.
Lonard rallied from five strokes off the lead with a 4-under 68 in the final round. Moseley shot a 1-over 73. The players finished at 17-under 271.
It was the first time in the 97-year history of the tournament that co-champions were declared.
Jim Jackson signs
The injury-plagued Sacramento Kings signed guard Jim Jackson and put forward Hedo Turkoglu on the injured list with a sprained wrist.
Sharks fire coaches
San Jose Sharks fired coach Darryl Sutter and assistants Lorne Molleken and Rich Preston in a dramatic shakeup of the slumping team.
Doug Wilson, the Sharks' director of pro development, and scout Cap Raeder will run the team until a head coach is hired.
The Sharks are off to a terrible 8-12-2-2 start, putting them 13th in the Western Conference and last in the Pacific Division.
USC moves into top five in football poll
Miami is still No. 1 in the AP football poll, and Southern California moved into the top five for the first time in more than seven years.
Iowa, co-Big Ten champions with Ohio State, moved up a spot to No. 3. The Hawkeyes (11-1) replaced Oklahoma, which dropped to No. 8 after a loss to Oklahoma State.
Georgia (11-1), a winner over Georgia Tech, improved to No. 4, followed by Southern California. The Trojans (10-2) topped Notre Dame, and rose to No. 5 for the first time since Oct. 15, 1995. The Irish (10-2) fell to No. 11 from No. 7.
Lewis plans 3 fights
Heavyweight Lennox Lewis is planning three fights starting in March, including bouts against Vitaly and Wladimir Klitschko and a rematch with Mike Tyson.
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