Souhan: Cassel has put end to No. 1 quarterback questions

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:56
The man the Vikings wanted there all along clearly has outplayed his intriguing understudies.
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Cassel solidifies his case to start

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 22:59
The veteran had a strong first half, leading the offense to three scores in the first half.
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Bicycle kick goal highlights big victory for United

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:55
An announced crowd of 5,420 spectators had much to celebrate in the United's big victory over Indy on Saturday night.
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United forward Ramirez talks about bicycle kick goal

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:41
United forward Christian Ramirez scored on a bicycle kick Saturday night.
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Halftime report: Cardinals 14, Vikings 13

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:18
The Vikings trail the Cardinals 14-13 at halftime at TCF Bank Stadium in the second preseason game. The first team offense played the entire first half, gaining 199 total yards on 30 plays. The Good: Quarterback Matt Cassel had another impressive outing against the Cardinals first and second team defense. He went 12 of 16 for 153 yards and a touchdown. Cassel even had a few scrambles, leading the Vikings with 30 rushing yards on three carries. Against the second team defense, Cassel had a two-play, 62-yard drive that was capped on a 51-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph. Cassel also had a solid 13-play, 65-yard drive against the Cardinals first team defense that ended on a field goal in the first quarter. The Bad: The Vikings defense got off to a rough start on the first drive, allowing a touchdown on a nine-play, 93-yard drive that lasted 3:26. Wide receiver Jaron Brown accounted for most of the yardage on a 51-yard reception due to cornerback Xavier Rhodes’ missed tackle. Linebacker Gerald Hodges also missed a tackle on running back Jonathan Dwyer one-yard touchdown run. The first team defense remained the game for the first half, with a few changes at strong safety and middle linebacker, and allowed 162 yards. The defensive line did a better job in pass rush situations than its preseason opener against the Raiders last week. Linebacker Anthony Barr recorded a strip sack to close the first half. The Ugly: The preseason is already difficult to watch once the starters exit. Tack on the emphasis the refs have on some of the rule changes this year, and it makes the game drag even more. There were a combined 10 penalties accepted for 56 yards.
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Hughes strong, Suzuki homers as Twins top Kansas City

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:13
Phil Hughes threw seven sharp innings, Kurt Suzuki hit his third homer of the season and the Twins beat first-place Kansas City 4-1 at Target Field.
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Many Twin Cities golf courses turn into losing ventures

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:03
The golf craze of more than a decade ago has waned, turning many Twin Cities courses, both public and private, into struggling ventures.
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Augustus expected to play tonight

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:44
Lynx have re-signed forward Rebekkah Brunson to a multi-year contract, a deal that was announced just prior to tipoff.
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MLB Insider: New commissioner offers best hope of extending labor peace streak

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:59
The commissioner-elect still faces many challenges, like salary cap rumblings.
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Hughes looks for third straight win as Twins face Royals

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 16:55
The Twins try to even the four-game series with Kansas City at a game apiece as they face hard-throwing righthander Yordano Ventura at Target Field. Phil Hughes counters for Minnesota.
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