Soccer deal makes too much sense for Hodges

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 07:47
Maybe if somebody tells her the bike racks will be full on soccer game days, the mayor will get behind this sweetheart deal for her city.
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NFL on Peterson decision: Stay tuned

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 07:34
It’s not like the Vikings have a game this weekend, but NFL fans aren’t a particularly patient pack of people. So Vikings fans probably have today, April 15, written down in big bold letters as potentially a celebratory day. After all, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, today is the first day that former league MVP Adrian Peterson can be considered for reinstated after his lengthy tussle with the league, the law and the high court of public opinion regarding the injuries he caused while disciplining his 4-year-old son. So we’ll hear something today, right? Goodell will pull out a roll of industrial strength paper towels and clean this thing up nice and tidy before we head off to work. Right? Right?! RIGHT!!!!? Well, maybe not. As we pointed out in print this morning, the NFL views April 15 as a much softer deadline than the IRS. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello sent this email reminder of Peterson’s vague timetable when asked Tuesday if the league would be removing the former NFL MVP from the commissioner’s exempt list and reinstating him today: “Here is what we said regarding April 15 when we announced his suspension [last fall]: – “Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was notified today that he has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 NFL season, and will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15, for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy in an incident of abusive discipline that he inflicted on his four-year-old son last May. … “In order to assess your progress going forward, I [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] will establish periodic reviews, the first of which will be on or about April 15, 2015.” Goodell and Peterson met for three hours last week. Whether it will lead to his reinstatement today, well, stay tuned. And keep in mind that, A, He will be reinstated; and B, the Vikings are off this Sunday.
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Wolves won where they could during a losing season

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 07:12
In an injury-riddled year, the Wolves got to develop talent, play the lottery well.
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Minnesota legislators say 'modest' MLS deal faces long odds

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:05
Ownership group seeks property tax exemption and sales tax break.
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'Disappointed' Molitor taking long view

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 22:10
Twins manager calm after hard-to-watch first week.
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Backes of Blues, Blaine: Minnesotan not-so-nice

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:36
David Backes of the Blues is a local boy who did well — but now is a chief agitator on the wrong side
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For Wild's Zucker, perfection is the goal

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:21
Jason Zucker is obsessed with neatness, loyalty, tattoos — and winning
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For Wild, power play still an unresolved flaw

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:10
While leading the NHL in killing penalties, the other side of special teams is a postseason concern.
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Minnesota legislators say 'modest' MLS deal faces long odds

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:11
Team owners seeking construction material, property tax break, but no direct subsidy.
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Peterson ruling remains uncertain

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:00
League spokesman says eligibility decision might not come Wednesday.
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Minnesota turkey hunters surveyed are fairly satisfied, but changes may be ahead

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 19:51
Opinions gathered from turkey hunters might be used to bring regulation changes
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Deer hunters group and DNR clash over deer population goals

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 19:05
The Deer Hunters Association is dissatisfied with the DNR’s response over the deer population goal-setting process.
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Mike Reilly picks up All-USCHO honors, officially named to U.S. men's national team

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 16:08
Gophers standout defenseman Mike Reilly continues to attract postseason awards.
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