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College coach Self says trade to Wolves appeals to Wiggins

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 20:22
Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self indicated Andrew Wiggins is eager for a challenge.
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Chip Scoggins: Saunders looks like a success in pending Love deal

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 20:19
The Wolves leader lacked leverage, but he’s set to get plenty back.
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Hartman: Vikings defensive changes exciting to Robison

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 20:18
The Vikings defensive end is finding he likes the scheme implemented by new coach Mike Zimmer.
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Series preview: Twins at Houston

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 20:12
A look at the three-game series that begins Monday:
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High school fall practices begin Monday

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 19:23
Practice begins Monday, ending the summer but presenting a starting point for champs in the making.
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Twins beat Oakland 6-1, end 12-game skid against A's

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 18:09
Phil Hughes was sharp through seven innings, before Kurt Suzuki and Josh Willingham delivered key hits in the eighth.
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Linval Joseph says he is 'extremely thankful' to escape major injury at nightclub shooting

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 16:20
Nose tackle Linval Joseph is back with the Vikings in Mankato after being shot in the calf at a nightclub early Saturday. He attended the morning meetings with teammates and is said to be in good spirits. Joseph was not at the special-teams-only morning walkthrough — he wouldn’t have been under normal circumstances — and was not made available to media, but he did release a statement through the team. “I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and concerns over the past 24 hours,” said Joseph, who is in his first season with the Vikings after four with the Giants. “I am extremely thankful that this was a minor injury for me. As the team has communicated, this was an unfortunate situation where I, along with several others, was an innocent bystander to a senseless act. My thoughts are with all of the victims at this time. I am looking forward to getting back onto the field with my teammates in the near future.” General Manager Rick Spielman said the expectation is that Joseph will be ready for the season opener Sept. 7 against the St. Louis Rams, but the team shared no timetable for his return to practice. “We expect him to make a full recovery and definitely be ready by the regular season,” he said. Head coach Mike Zimmer was stunned when he got the phone call and is relieved Joseph is OK. “I thought ‘Oh my God.’ Thank God he is OK,” he said. “He’s a terrific young man. He’s a good, good kid.” Both men reiterated what the Vikings said in a statement yesterday, that Joseph was an “innocent bystander” when a gunman opened fire early Saturday in a Minneapolis nightclub, shooting nine people, including Joseph. “Coach Zimmer is always reminding our team just to make good decisions and be aware of your surroundings,” Spielman said. “There was no wrong done by Linval and he just happened to be an innocent bystander.”
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Linval Joseph shot but OK, Coleman happy here and more

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 09:13
Every day On most days, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — NT Linval Joseph is OK after being shot in the calf at a nightclub yesterday morning. — S Kurt Coleman is happy to be out of Philly and in Minny competing for a starting spot. — Head coach Mike Zimmer was mostly pleased with what he saw from the Vikings. TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY In dying need of a barber in MN. For business inquires please DM me. Sincerely, Wolverine — Jabari Price (@JayPrice04) August 9, 2014 AROUND THE NFC NORTH — The Lions protected their red zone in their preseason win over the Browns. — OLB Julius Peppers made his Packers debut in their preseason-opening loss. — TE Zach Miller had a memorable debut for the Bears. TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE The Vikings are back in Mankato with a brief walkthrough at 11:20 a.m. and practice at 3 p.m. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT The Vikings committed just ten holding penalties in 2013, the lowest total in the league.
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Phoenix edges Lynx, takes control of West race

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 23:44
Moore scores 30 points, but loss means Phoenix will almost certainly win title in West.
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United defeats Edmonton in NASL

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 23:28
The Loons, who have been part of several big matches lately, won, but their coach wasn’t celebrating the uneven effort.
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Seven walks make May's Twins debut a dud

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 22:19
Top prospect Trevor May couldn’t find the strike zone in a forgettable first start with the Twins.
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Vikings say victim of club shooting wasn't at fault

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:16
The team said tackle Linval Joseph was an “innocent bystander” when a bullet struck him in the leg early Saturday.
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Andrew Wiggins: The next big thing?

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 19:34
The Kevin Love era is over, and now it’s up to young Andrew Wiggins to help the Wolves turn the page.
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