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Parents sacrificed so Vikings rookie could succeed

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 23:19
Defensive end Scott Crichton knew it was time to give back to his mom and dad.
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Gophers receiving corps gets an overhaul

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 23:12
Jerry Kill has tried hard to upgrade his offense in the pass-catching department.
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Vargas powers Twins over Padres

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 23:07
Kennys Vargas' three-run shot in the sixth inning, his first in the majors, supplies all the team’s runs in defeating San Diego.
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Gophers linebacker De'Vondre Campbell bulks up to 240 pounds -- or 239.7, to be exact

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:19
The junior linebacker said he was timid at 220 pounds last year, but he looks forward to facing Big Ten competition at his new weight.
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Augustus' tip-in at the buzzer gives Lynx 66-64 victory over Indiana

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:56
The win is Minnesota’s 10th in a row.
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Grimes wins record fourth Women's State Open

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:42
Two under-par rounds turn 54-year-old’s State Open win into a cakewalk.
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What you missed at Vikings training camp on Tuesday: Penalty pushups!

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 18:46
Tired of players jumping offsides, Zimmer makes everybody drop and do pushups.
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Schafer makes Twins debut in left field

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 18:34
New outfielder is accomplished base-stealer, but will he hit?
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Adrian Peterson won't play in preseason opener

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 17:44
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said running back Adrian Peterson won't play in the preseason opener against the Raiders on Friday.
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Even in fourth straight down year, Twins doing decent ratings on FSN

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 17:13
Everything with the Twins these days is, we suppose, relative. They are on pace to win 73 or 74 games this season, depending on whether you round up for wins. That’s not good! But that’s still at least seven more wins than in any of the last three seasons. That’s progress! We can look at their TV numbers in the same way. Forbes did a big piece crunching the numbers of MLB broadcasts on all the regional sports networks to see how they are faring. As it turns out, the Twins on FSN are doing fairly well, particularly considering the team is a non-contender for the fourth year in a row. The Twins on FSN are among the 19 regional sports network products that has a top-three prime time rating in their market. In data spanning from the beginning of the season through July 24, the Twins have a 4.09 rating and are being watched in an average of 71,000 households. The 4.09 rating puts them 13th in MLB — slightly above middle of the pack. The Tigers lead all of MLB with an 8.38 rating, more than double the Twins. Still, the Twins are not far off from where they were in 2013, when they were being watched in 73,000 households. So that’s the good news for the team — even as they continue to lose, they’re not losing much more ground with viewers (so far). The bad news? It’s still waaaaaaay down from their last good season in 2010, when they were being watched in 152,000 households. So basically their four-year swoon has cost them more than half their regular viewers. It will be interesting to see if they are able to get those viewers back if/when the team starts winning more consistently again.
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Vikings release their first 'unofficial' depth chart

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:06
The Vikings have released their first "unofficial" depth chart, and there are no major surprises.
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Moore is WNBA's Western Conference player of the month for July

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:04
Maya oore averaged 26.4 points per game, 8.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists during July, helping the Lynx go 9-1 in the month.
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