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Kill confident Jones will be a Gopher, even if it takes hardship waiver

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:04
Gophers coach Jerry Kill said prized recruit Jeff Jones is prepared to appeal if the NCAA doesn't grant his eligibility.
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TCF Bank Stadium first: Grass surface being installed for soccer match

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:56
The temporary shift to grass is for Saturday afternoon’s battle between two participants in the second annual Guinness International Champions Cup tournament.
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What you missed at Vikings training camp Monday night

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 23:15
Vikings first night practice of camp comes before the team's first day off for players.
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Selling season arrives for Twins

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:15
Trade offers could come as deadline approaches.
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Gophers freshman Wagner possesses eye of the tiger

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:53
Once a pushover, U’s Carlie Wagner now fiercely competes
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3M Championship notes: 'Mr. 59' has unique spot in golf history

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:27
In 1977, Al Geiberger became the first person to shoot a 59 in a PGA-sanctioned event. Chip Beck matched that feat in 1991. Both will be in the 3M Championship.
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Penn State football makes news for all the right reasons

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:56
New coach James Franklin inspires Penn State as the Sandusky scandal recedes.
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Big Ten title? 12-0? Gophers set lofty goals for football season

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:52
“When we say we want to be 12-0, we mean it,” senior running back David Cobb says.
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Vikings keep big piece of puzzle by extending Rudolph

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:52
The team and tight end Kyle Rudolph see a bright future together.
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Vikings notes: Peterson sings praises of Turner's offense

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:41
The star running back sees a big difference in the creativity between the new coordinator's offense and predecessor Bill Musgrave's offense.
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Veteran guard Williams will join Wolves

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:25
The 31-year-old, who can play both backcourt spots, received a 1-year, $3.75 million contract.
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TFD: The Wolves have a new point guard. What does it (probably) mean?

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:33
The Wolves on Monday signed 31-year-old Mo Williams to a one-year contract reportedly worth $3.75 million. Williams is a combo guard, but mostly a point guard at 6-foot-1. What does this move mean? Let’s take a stab at it: *It likely means J.J. Barea’s days in Minnesota are done. Barea has one year left on his contract, and there is absolutely no sense in having Ricky Rubio, Barea and Williams on the roster. While Alexey Shved’s roster spot could also be in jeopardy, this move in particular appears to impact Barea the most. It would be amusing if Barea winds up as part of a Kevin Love trade and follows him to Cleveland, seeing as how the two had a public flareup last season. *Speaking of a potential Love trade, this would seem to indicate the Wolves know that Barea will be a part of it — whether he winds up in Cleveland to stay is another question — since they would not sign Williams if they didn’t have a way out with Barea. Would they? Please tell us they wouldn’t. This isn’t David Kahn’s Point Guard Central anymore. *This means the Wolves now have a player who, at age 26, was the second-best player on a LeBron-led Cavs team that lost in the Eastern Conference finals. In other words, he was six years ago what Love will be in 2014-15 (cheap shot alert). *This means the Wolves have a backup point guard who should be able to capably and reliably run the second unit. And he’s a career 38.5 percent three-percent shooter, a nice boost. *It also means the Wolves acquired a player who is on his fifth team in six years. That can happen for a variety of reasons, but it is notable. *It will be interesting to see, assuming Williams and Rubio are healthy, who plays the bulk of the fourth-quarter minutes. Those often went to Barea last year, and the results can politely be described as mixed. *It means tattoos. So many tattoos.
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Wolves agree to terms with guard Mo Williams

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:25
Deal is for one season, $3.75 million
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Lynx's Moore named conference player of week for third time a row

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:40
The forward's week was highlighted by a team-record 48 points in a victory over Atlanta.
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Kill praises Leidner and Thompson's leadership

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:49
While the Gophers have yet to name captains, Coach Jerry Kill said Mitch Leidner and Cedric Thompson are "obvious" choices.
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Wolves' LaVine above average (way above) when it comes to dunking

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:17
Wolves rookie Zach LaVine goes head to head in a Seattle Pro Am dunk contest with a professional in the craft. He does quite well.
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Offseason thoughts from Andre Hollins

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:11
The senior guard talks to the Star Tribune about his ankle injury, his adjustments and what he's up to in the kitchen these days.
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Big Ten Media Days: Leidner's the only sophomore in the house

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 09:34
Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner is the only sophomore representing his team this week at Big Ten Media Days.
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