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Baseball's winter meetings were really the wild, wild West

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 22:39
Late-night wheeling and dealing highlighted one of the most active gatherings in recent memory.
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Gophers' Banham eligible for medical hardship waiver

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 22:21
The senior guard, who suffered a knee injury Wednesday, is deciding whether to return.
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MSU Mankato's Omaha connection has paid big dividends

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 22:05
MSU Mankato line shares prep history from Omaha.
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Reusse: NFL got this wrong, Peterson should be permitted back on the field

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 21:46
His son would be better off with his dad back at work.
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Tate joins crowded Vikings backfield in surprise season

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 21:06
The Vikings acted quickly after he was squeezed out of the Browns’ backfield.
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Peterson tells ESPN he has considered retirement

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 20:58
Running back Adrian Peterson, who learned this afternoon that his NFL suspension was upheld by a third-party arbitrator, told ESPN that he has been so disappointed by the league’s disciplinary process that he has considered retirement during his time away from the Vikings. “I’ve thought about getting back into the real estate [business in Texas] I’m already in,” Peterson said in the interview with ESPN. “That’s something I’ve been interested in, something I’m involved in. I’ve thought about getting back into that. “I’ve thought about going after the Olympics — you only live once. It might be time for me to pursue that, as well. I love playing football, don’t get me wrong, but this situation is deeper than that. For me, it’s like, ‘Why should I continue to be a part of an organization or a business that handles players the way they do?’” Peterson is apparently interested in competing in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash in the Olympics, saying, “I’ve seriously thought about this real hard.” As for whom he will play for if he sticks with football, Peterson again said that a “fresh start” might be good for him. But he told ESPN that he feels the Vikings have “the talent to win a championship.” His contract, the league’s biggest for a running back, is seemingly the biggest obstacle standing between him and a return to the Vikings in 2015. But Peterson doesn’t think he should need to take a pay cut. “I don’t see why it would be the case,” Peterson said. “I see me being a better player than I was.”
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Vikings treat stadium workers to a free lunch

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 20:56
900 workers get burgers and Vikings hoodies in a show of thanks.
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Obama criticizes sports 'blind spots'

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 19:43
Bad behavior has been tolerated, but new policies are welcome, he said.
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Thunder is back, and it's here at Target Center

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 18:37
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are back for Oklahoma City, which is in town to take on the Wolves at Target Center.
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Angry Mike Yeo: "We're tired of being on the cusp;" Zach Parise concurs

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 18:31
The Wild coach ripped into his team prior to practice and hopes players respond against Arizona on Saturday.
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Gophers sell 6,600 tickets to Citrus Bowl in less than five days

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 17:20
The Gophers surpassed their bowl ticket sales from the previous two years combined.
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Adrian Peterson's appeal denied

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:40
The Vikings running back will be suspended until at least April 15.
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An inside look at Missouri with Post-Dispatch beat writer Dave Matter

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 15:21
The Gophers will play Missouri for the first time since 1970 in the Citrus Bowl. Here's a Q&A with Dave Matter, Mizzou beat writer for the Post-Dispatch.
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Diedhiou to retake English proficiency test next week

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 15:08
The international big man could be eligible to compete next semester.
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Surviving winter in Minnesota's animal kingdom

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 15:05
Amazing stories of winter survival from Minnesota’s animal kingdom.
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