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Pregame: Streveler to start at QB in place of Leidner; Maxx Williams won't play

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 13:48
The Gophers defeated San Jose State 43-24 last year at TCF Bank Stadium.
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Wild's Ryan Suter talks about the loss of his father

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:50
Rock-solid defenseman still reeling as camp opens.
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Twins pick up Hughes with extra-innings win

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:43
Phil Hughes wasn’t great, but the Twins came back thanks in part to a bobbled potential double-play ball.
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Vikings prepare for loud environment against desperate opponent

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:55
The Vikings will have to overcome some huge obstacles to beat the Saints.
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Reports: Wolves interested in Suns' guard Bledsoe, but it's complicated

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:51
He reportedly is balking at a $48 million offer, but the Wolves’ cap issues complicate things.
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Backstrom hopes for healthy season

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:35
Three returnees show up rejuvenated, and suspended Josh Harding isn’t being counted out.
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Mpls. sticks with Ryan for developing land near Vikings stadium

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 18:00
Eager to get construction started on the last part of the Downtown East project, council accepts a lower payment from development firm.
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West River Parkway work causes rerouting of Twin Cities 10-mile race

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 18:00
June mudslide closed section of route near Bohemian Flats Park.
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Arcia back in lineup to face a favorite victim

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:57
The Twins' rightfielder has hit three of his 18 home runs this year off Indians' starter Trevor Bauer, who faces Phil Hughes tonight.
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Reports: Wolves willing to pay Eric Bledsoe max contract

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:25
Team is over salary cap and can't offer such a rich deal with striking a trade with Phoenix
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Roger Goodell breaks silence, talks about Adrian Peterson

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:20
In his first public comments since news of Adrian Peterson’s indictment broke, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a Friday news conference the league is prepared to dole out tougher punishment for player impropriety going forward but offered few specifics beyond the formation of various committees to help the league get its house in order. Goodell had been silent for more than a week while the NFL felt the backlash from mounting controversies involving Peterson, Ray Rice and others. “I got in wrong in the handling of the Ray Rice matter, and I’m sorry for that,” Goodell said. “I got it wrong on a number of levels, from the process that I lead, to the decision that I reached, but now I will get it right and will do whatever’s necessary to accomplish that.” Asked specifically about Peterson’s situation about 15 minutes into a 45-minute news conference, Goodell said: “While I’m disappointed in what Adrian Peterson was involved with, we want to see the facts. But I think what we see so far is tragic. I have two daughters who are 13. It’s very difficult to see. I think what we have to do is allow those facts to proceed.” Reaction to Goodell on Twitter was primarily negative, including former Viking Sidney Rice tweeting “Boo this man,” among other things, as the press conference proceeded.
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Hennepin County seeks protection for Adrian Peterson's son

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:58
The petition from County Attorney Mike Freeman was filed Friday in Hennepin Juvenile Court.
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Vikings' Greenway optimistic he'll play Sunday

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:40
Linebacker Chad Greenway, who has a broken left hand, will be a game-time decision when the Vikings play at New Orleans on Sunday. Greenway practiced on Friday at Winter Park, and briefly huddled with coach Mike Zimmer and head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman afterward. Greenway, who also has been on the injury report because of a rib injury, seemed optimistic he might be ready for the game. Defensive tackle Sharif Floyd (shoulder) and right offensive tackle Phil Loadholt (ankle) should be ready to start in the Saints game, Zimmer said. Zimmer briefly addressed the team dropping receiver Jerome Simpson, who was scheduled to return from a three-game suspension Monday. Simpson was cut after it discovered Thursday that he had been cited for possession of marijuana and an open bottle during a July traffic stop. His current suspension was his second for violation of the NFL’s substances of abuse policy. “Every situation is different,” Zimmer said, adding the team “will do what’s in their best interest.” Simpson’s locker was empty. With running back Adrian Peterson on the commissioner’s exempt list following his indictment in Texas on child abuse charges, the Vikings do have an open roster spot. Zimmer said it would eventually be filled, but he wasn’t certain when that would happen. He was eager to turn the team’s focus to Sunday’s game against the Saints (0-2), as was Greenway, who was asked about distractions. “We need to understand our jobs, but also understand it’s in a hostile environment against a team that is desperate,” Greenway said. “There’s a lot of stuff going on, and we have to prep our guys, who haven’t been in this situation, to help focus on their jobs.”
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University of Iowa Police take a fun shot at Hawkeyes football team on Twitter

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:00
The Iowa football team is struggling — perhaps even more than the Gophers, though that’s debatable. The Hawkeyes struggled to beat Northern Iowa in their opener, barely beat Ball State (17-13) after that, then lost to Iowa State 20-17 last week. As such, this humorous give-and-take on Twitter caught our eye: We’re getting reports of a major power outage on the west side of campus- we are aware and making notifications to try and get it fixed. — U of Iowa Police (@UIowa_Police) September 19, 2014 .@UIowa_Police i’d like to report a major power outage: the Hawkeyes offense — Rémy Martin (@DaviidHO) September 19, 2014 @DaviidHO Athletics has been notified. They’re hoping to have it fixed by tomorrow. — U of Iowa Police (@UIowa_Police) September 19, 2014 That’s a light shot at the Hawkeyes’ struggling offense, but it’s always amusing to see those types of things coming from official Twitter accounts.
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