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Star of the North: Late-summer trek to BWCA is family tradition

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:36
The boundary waters shines like a beacon, drawing late-summer paddlers with loons, solitude and fried walleyes.
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Anderson: Lessard-Sams Council clamor is predictable; was it avoidable?

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:31
Fair shot for all will calm predictable but avoidable Lessard-Sams clamor.
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Astros claim Deduno off waivers from Twins

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:21
Righthander Samuel Deduno tantalized the Twins with a 95-mph fastball, but lack of control twice cost him a spot in the rotation. Now, he's with Houston.
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Vikings placing safety Sanford on injured reserve

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:02
The Vikings will place safety Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve, according to a league source. More roster moves are expected by today's 3 p.m. deadline.
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Phoenix routs Lynx in Game 1

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:24
The Mercury stymied Maya Moore and won easily.
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Was All-Star pressure a factor for Mauer's early-season slump?

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:11
Ron Gardenhire said the Twins star was pressing at the start of this season.
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U's D-linemen stand out in opener, then sit out

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:05
The Gophers’ defensive line depth took a hit, with three players undergoing MRI exams for injuries.
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Reusse: In year of change, NDSU football finds able replacements

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:24
New coach, starters will try to keep Bison rolling.
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Reluctant Canterbury racehorse now can't be beat

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:12
Dirt Road Queen used to throw riders and refuse to enter the starting gate. Now she’s a Canterbury horse of the year contender.
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Gardenhire: All-Star pressure got to Mauer

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:29
Ron Gardenhire believes Minnesota native Joe Mauer so wanted to play in this summer's All-Star Game at Target Field, he pressed at the plate. Mauer, though, doesn't buy it.
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WR Jerome Simpson's suspension upheld

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:14
Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson’s three game suspension was upheld by the NFL. Simpson missed practice on Aug. 18 to meet with the league in New York to appeal the suspension stemming from a drunken-driving arrest last season. The wide receiver avoided jail time in January after pleading guilty to careless driving and third-degree drunken driving following a Nov. 9 arrest. Simpson, 28, was placed on a one-year probation and ordered to perform 120 hours of community service in public schools. It’s the second suspension for Simpson, who is entering his sixth season, and it occurs just a day before the Vikings must trim their roster down to 53 players from 75 by 3 p.m. CT on Saturday. It’s unknown how Simpson’s suspension will impact whether they plan to keep five or six receivers. The 28-year-old previously served a three-game suspension when he first signed with the Vikings in 2012 for a drug arrest in September 2011 when he played for the Bengals. Despite knowing of a possible suspension, the Vikings opted to re-sign Simpson to a one-year deal in the offseason. He was used as the team’s third wide receiver in the preseason and had two catches for 25 yards in the four exhibition games.
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