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Scoggins: Peterson's popularity continues to take a hit

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:38
Once beloved player has lost support of many fans.
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Wild's father-son trip will be hard for Suter, Parise

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:36
For Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, the Wild’s father-son road trip will leave an empty feeling.
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Much-improved Gophers stomp Western Kentucky

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:11
Fewer fouls and turnovers than in the season opener allowed Minnesota to dictate play.
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With Peterson suspension, NFL tries new strict guidelines

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:30
At the same time, the league looks to be trying to rebuild its tarnished image. “It’s a brave new world,” said Marshall Tanick, a Minneapolis employment lawyer.
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Gophers remain at No. 25 in College Football Playoff rankings, despite loss to Ohio State

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:36
The Buckeyes jumped from No. 8 to No. 6 after their win over the Gophers last Saturday.
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Gophers pregame: Five things we don't know yet

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 17:01
With the second game of the night on deck, there is a lot to discover about this Minnesota team.
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Getting thin: Wolves missing 3 starters for Wednesday's Knicks game

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:01
Wolves likely will start four players with one year's experience or less for now
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Arizona State to sponsor NCAA Division I men's hockey program

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 15:03
ASU will become the ninth college hockey program affiliated with the Power 5 conferences.
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After Campbell's division title prediction, Claeys warns Gophers about looking ahead

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 13:51
Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys says the Gophers will lose again at Nebraska if they're not focused on that game -- and that game only.
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March Madness: 'I Hate Christian Laettner' film coming in 2015

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 13:50
Much of Laettner's reputation was crafted at Duke, where he helped lead the Blue Devils to a pair of NCAA titles before he was drafted by the Timberwolves
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Josh Harding clears waivers, assigned to AHL Iowa

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:25
The Wild goalie wasn't claimed by any of the other 29 teams
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Tuesday (Peterson a pawn in NFL-NFLPA game) edition: Wha' Happened?

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 09:25
First off: There’s no need to feel sorry for Adrian Peterson. He put himself in this mess with what many people would consider a malicious and criminal act against his 4-year-old son. He’s missed 9 games this season but has made more during that span than almost every one of us will make in a lifetime. However: With the NFL and Roger Goodell’s announcement today that Peterson has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season, the league’s statement regarding that suspension, and the NFLPA’s subsequent response, it has become even more abundantly clear that this has become less and less about Peterson’s situation itself and more and more about the power struggle between the league and players’ association. The NFL is probably over-correcting after facing a public backlash for being too soft in punishment of players over the years. The NFLPA is saying they’re not playing by the rules; the NFL is saying it can make whatever rules it wants. The key part of the NFLPA statement: The decision by the NFL to suspend Adrian Peterson is another example of the credibility gap that exists between the agreements they make and the actions they take. Since Adrian’s legal matter was adjudicated, the NFL has ignored their obligations and attempted to impose a new and arbitrary disciplinary proceeding. … We call on the NFL Management Council to show our players and our sponsors leadership by committing to collective bargaining so a fair personal conduct policy can be implemented as quickly as possible. The NFLPA is, of course, appealing the suspension. But we have to imagine Peterson will, in fact, miss the rest of the season — and that he has played his final game for the Vikings already. If that’s the case, again, we don’t feel sorry for Peterson. He brought this whole chain of events on himself. But it’s clear the big picture is much larger than just him.
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Peterson got what he deserved

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 08:41
In suspending Adrian Peterson without pay for the rest of the season, Roger Goodell made the right decision, and probably for the wrong reasons.
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NFL suspends Peterson without pay for rest of season

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 08:19
The move is in connection with him whipping his 4-year-old son with a tree branch. Union said it will appeal.
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Twins reportedly interested in former Cleveland pitcher Masterson

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:04
The 2013 All-Star had a miserable 2014 season.
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Fate of Peterson, playoffs may await Vikings this week

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 22:28
Fate of Adrian Peterson and playoffs might be decided.
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