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Wolves go all in hoping Wiggins becomes all that

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:22
Analysts back Saunders’ decision to bank on star potential rather than experience.
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Scoggins: Love's exit from Wolves is an enigma

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:19
Jilted fans didn’t deny Kevin Love’s talent, but they grew cool to his agendaI just think that they need to realize that I love being here. I don’t know where the misconception came along, but I love this team. I love this organization, and somewhere along the line it went the other way. I think that wholeheartedly they need to realize that I do want to be here.” — Kevin Love, February 2013
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If bigger is better, Gophers defense will be just fine

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:15
Ra’Shede Hageman is gone, but if Theiren Cockran continues his climb the U will still have a force on the D-line.
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Four Vikings' position battles to watch during third preseason game

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:04
Vikings coaches will weigh QB, safety, corner and middle linebacker performances.
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When needed, Lynx's Augustus rises to the challenge

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:46
After a regular season made difficult by injuries, she stood out down the stretch of a playoff victory.
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Pregame: Gardenhire not ready to discuss 2015

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:12
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says he paid no attention to a report that he'll be back for 2015, and won't discuss it until after this season ends.
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A closer look at Minnesota's 2014-15 schedule

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:41
Breaking down the non-conference and conference schedules, and my predictions for the upcoming year.
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Fargo RB James Johannesson picks Gophers

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:17
James Johannesson rushed for 2,671 yards last year as a junior at Fargo South.
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Yet another Maya Moore highlight reel

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:16
Here's a collection of Moore's stellar plays from Thursday's victory over San Antonio at Target Center. Keep in mind, these are all from one game.
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Vikings, Sports Facilities Authority agree to MLS usage agreement

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:26
The deal would help finance a soccer team at the new Vikings stadium.
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Prairie meets forest at Glendalough State Park

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:24
Glendalough State Park offers woods, waters, wetlands and uplands — plus miles of undeveloped lakeshore to explore.
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TwinsCentric: Oswaldo Arcia is crushing in August

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:03
It has been his ability to drive the ball with total disregard for human life that has made his plate appearances “must see” events, as far as “must see” events go this season anyway.
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Gophers hope to hear from NCAA about Jeff Jones' eligibility next week

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:51
Fall semester begins Sept. 2, and the decision will affect whether Jones gets his scholarship.
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Vikings kick in $46M more for new Minneapolis stadium

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:11
Team announces that money bring total team contributions to $49 million since November.
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Showtime! Throwtime! Whalen-to-Maya for a highlight-reel score

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:01
This is the play you should be talking about today.
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Vikings commit another $46.1 million to new stadium

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:17
The Vikings and the Wilf family announced this morning that they have agreed to commit an additional private contribution of $46.1 million toward the new stadium. With that commitment, the Vikings have now offered up a total of $49 million in additional contributions since November. The additional money, which was promised to the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority at a meeting today, pushes the total private contributions from the team from $477 million to about $526 million. The new money will go into the overall stadium budget and will ensure that amenities such as the five pivoting glass doors, elevators, escalators and acoustical treatments remain in the project. “It is critical that the original stadium design unveiled in 2013 is delivered to the public when the new stadium opens in 2016,” said Vikings owner Mark Wilf. “Our goal is to provide the best game day experience possible for our fans and for everyone in Minnesota who uses the stadium. We strongly believed eliminating significant items that contribute to that fan experience was not an option.” The public contribution toward the project remains at $498 million, the team said. “The Vikings have made a significant contribution to the stadium budget, which allows us to maintain the original design to ensure the stadium is the most iconic, world-class stadium in the country and perhaps the world,” said MSFA Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen. “The team stepping up to make this contribution was instrumental in helping to solve our budget gap.”
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