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Bulldogs bump Gophers lower in college men's hockey rankings

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:01
Gophers were idle, but continue to fall in the USCHO poll.
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Mo Walker named Big Ten Player of the Week

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:56
The honor gives Minnesota back-to-back Players of the Week after Andre Hollins was named last week.
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Union sues NFL, seeks Adrian Peterson's immediate reinstatement

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:04
The NFLPA followed through on its pledge and sued the league, which suspended Peterson until next spring for whipping his child with a tree branch. An arbitrator ruled in favor of the suspension on Friday.
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Rhodes proves up to the challenge vs. Megatron

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 22:31
The cornerback shadowed Calvin Johnson, holding him to four catches.
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Mark Craig's Five Extra Points

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 21:45
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Hartman: Vikings gave Lions a much better battle

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 21:40
Give the coaches a lot of credit for the team’s improvement since the Week 6 game vs. Lions.
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When a Finn turns fiery: 'Angry Mikko' inspires Wild

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 21:04
A chippy side, as shown in his reaction to Ballard injury, has coincided with stretch of improved play.
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Cordarrelle Patterson makes late impact in Vikings loss

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 20:53
Cordarrelle Patterson had a late opportunity to make an impact on both special teams and at wide receiver in the 16-14 loss to the Lions at Ford Field on Sunday. The Vikings kickoff returner broke off his longest return this season, 51 yards, with 3:20 left in the game then caught two passes for 16 yards on three targets. Right before the Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson’s final kick return against this Lions, his blockers called him into the huddle to give a pep talk. “I never come in the huddle, but they told me, ‘Trust me. Do what you do best,’” Patterson said. “They blocked it up so good, there was no way I couldn’t find no holes. I’ve been in [the huddle] before, but I feel comfortable outside the huddle. They told me come in. Maybe I need to start coming into the huddle with them more often.” Patterson, used sparingly on offense as a backup, filled in for wide receiver Jarius Wright after he was on injured on the first play of that drive. The only target Patterson didn’t catch was on fourth when rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw a ball over his head. A Lions defender made contact with Patterson on his route, but there wasn’t a penalty thrown with 1:56 remaining. “I felt like it was a penalty, but they didn’t call it,” Patterson said. “It was probably a good call by the official. The ball was probably out of reach of me getting, so it’s a 50-50 call.”
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Bryant passes Jordan, Lakers top Wolves at Target Center

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 20:37
Kobe Bryant ended up scoring 26 points – including 10 in the fourth quarter -- in the Lakers’ 100-94 victory over the Wolves but what most fans came to see came on a pair of free throws in the second quarter.
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Vikings lose another tight game down the stretch

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 20:30
The Vikings lost their fourth straight game by single digits in the 16-14 loss to the Lions on Sunday at Ford Field. They’ve lost their last four games by a combined 14 points to the Bills, Bears, Packers and now Lions. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer wasn’t looking for moral victories, as he hasn’t in the previous three close losses, but he was proud of his team’s effort despite slipping away a 14-point lead. “They’ll fight, they’ll compete and that’s what I’ve been trying to preach since the day I walked in is that’s what I want to get done,” Zimmer said. “Obviously you want to get a win but keep doing things like this and the wins will stack up. I’ve been doing this for a long, long time, and I’ve seen the teams that come out with great effort, great heart and great fight each and every day and each and every week, win.” The Vikings outgained the Lions 360-233 in total yards, but the Lions had 10 points off two interceptions from rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The Vikings failed to score in the second half with two missed field goals, one blocked and one attempted from 68 yards at the end of the game that fell short by Blair Walsh. “You never like losing, and we have that ‘hate-losing’ mentality around here,” Bridgewater said. “We knew it was going to be a challenge coming into this game. Those guys are very stout up front, but we let one slip away. You can’t turn the ball over twice, you can’t miss field goals. So for me, and this team, we’re going to try and continue to get better.”
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Brian Robison injures ankle in Vikings loss

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 19:33
Vikings defensive end Brian Robison injured his right ankle in the final minutes of the 16-14 loss to the Lions at Ford Field on Sunday. He hobbled off the field with assistance after the Vikings stopped the Lions on third down with 3:43 left in the game, forcing what eventually was the game-winning 33-yard field goal. Robison wasn’t in a walking boot after the game, however. “It feels OK right now,” Robison said. “Bottom line, I know in a few hours it’s not going to feel great. We’ll see how it progresses and go from there. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll try to get as much treatment as I can to get back as quick as possible and hopefully won’t miss any practice time this week. I don’t want to leave my guys hanging out there.”
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Vikings blow early lead, fall to Lions

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 18:55
Walsh misses three field goals, Bridgewater throws two interceptions
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Instant overreaction to Vikings losing at Detroit

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 18:30
Teddy was very good...most of the game
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Jim Souhan grades the Vikings

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 18:24
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Vikings-Lions game balls

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 18:21
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Turiaf to have hip surgery

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 17:24
Mo Williams also likely to miss game tonight
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