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Vikings move quickly to eliminate distraction at camp

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:18
Vikings special teams coach apologizes for making anti-gay comment in 2012.
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Knoblauch's assault charges prompt Twins to cancel HOF induction

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:07
Assault charges cause the Twins to cancel their Hall of Fame plans for him.
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Lynx finally have a healthy starting five

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:48
The Lynx coach has her entire starting five healthy for the first time this season.
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Jones not likely to play for Gophers this fall

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:31
The top Gophers football recruit could redshirt or enroll at a junior college.
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Twins send Morales to Seattle; more moves coming?

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:35
One day after designating reliever Matt Guerrier for assignment, Ryan on Thursday dealt designated hitter Kendrys Morales to Seattle for reliever Stephen Pryor.
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Loeffler talks Kluwe, says he had Vikings' support

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:18
Long snapper Cullen Loeffler was seemingly put in a difficult spot when investigators hired by the Vikings approached him after the 2013 season to talk about Chris Kluwe's claims about Mike Priefer.
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TFD: Josmil Pinto was a much better Twins DH than Kendrys Morales

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:14
When the Twins acquired Kendrys Morales in early June, most of us figured two things: 1) it was probably a rental and 2) in spite of that, it was worth the money and gamble because he would probably help out a stagnant offense. As part of that, Josmil Pinto, who had been getting at-bats as DH, was shipped back to the minors to work on his catching. That’s a good thing. But as it turns out, the Twins missed Pinto’s bat. And that’s a bad thing. Morales was traded to the Mariners today, as you probably knew. Here are the comps between he and Pinto this season with the Twins: Morales: 162 ABs, .234 BA/.259 OBP/.325 slugging, 1 HR, 18 RBI. Pinto: 158 ABs, .222/.323/.407, 7 HRs, 16 RBI. It’s not as though Pinto was lighting the world on fire, but his 7 home runs are still tied for third-most on the team. Morales was a rental, but an unproductive one. He slugged .325; Nick Punto, in his Twins career, slugged .324.
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Jeff Jones not likely to see Gophers game action this fall, even if he qualifies academically

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:45
Prized recruit Jeff Jones is still waiting to hear if he has qualified for his Gophers scholarship, but even if he does, he'd likely redshirt.
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Cavaliers sign Wiggins, the 30-day clock starts ticking

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:09
Now that Andrew Wiggins has signed, Cleveland can't trade the No. 1 overall pick until Aug. 23.
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Augustus probable for Friday's game

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:05
With the likely return of Seimone Augustus, the Lynx are fully healthy for the first time this season.
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Vikings injury report: Ford on crutches; Joseph, Kalil cleared

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:56
Vikings tight end Chase Ford is expected to miss training camp with a stress fracture in his left foot. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he expects defensive tackle Linval Joseph and left tackle Matt Kalil as full participants on Friday.
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Apologetic Priefer makes first public comments since suspension announced

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:27
As Vikings players reported to training camp at Minnesota State Mankato this afternoon, special teams coordinator Mike Priefer made his first public comments since the team announced his suspension.
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Knoblauch charged with assault; Twins scrap Hall of Fame day

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:37
Chuck Knoblauch has been charged with assaulting his wife, and as a result will not be inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame on Aug. 23.
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Twins trade Kendrys Morales to Mariners

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:09
The Twins acquired minor-league pitcher Pryor, who will be headed to Rochester.
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Ponders release picture of their newborn girl, Bowden

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:58
Christian and Samantha Ponder release picture of newborn baby girl named Bowden.
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To boost deer herd, Minnesota hunters will face new rules this fall

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:13
The new DNR limits aim to boost whitetails numbers.
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