Minnesota was a good fit for Bernie Allen of the '65 Twins

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 23:05
Bernie Allen will return for celebration of 1965 Series team.
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Moore, Whalen team for 51 points as Lynx defeat Sparks

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:58
The Lynx took advantage of 22 L.A. turnovers to score 21 points. And Maya Moore, who struggled at times hit two key baskets late to preserve the victory.
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Kill, three Gophers players in Chicago for Big Ten media days

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:56
Each team can bring three players, and Gophers coach Jerry Kill is taking quarterback Mitch Leidner, cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun and defensive end Theiren Cockran.
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Twins pitchers get ahead in count but struggle to close deal

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:46
It happened during both games of the series with the Pirates. A Twins pitcher would get two strikes on a hitter but fail to put him away.
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Scott McCarron knows winning early is key on the Champions Tour

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:57
Players aged 50 or 51 top leaderboard consistently.
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Vikings notes: Patterson 'impressive,' according to Zimmer

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:48
Third-year receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has mostly worked with the second team during training camp but has impressed coach Mike Zimmer.
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Vikings nose tackle Joseph puts 2014 in the past

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:42
In his first year as a Viking, the nose tackle face adversity — including being shot in his leg.
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RandBall: A Lambeau Leap by Vikings infidels at Packers shareholder meeting

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:18
Get to know the two Vikings fans who attended the Green Bay Packers shareholders meeting on Tuesday and sparked a stir on social media.
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3M Championship notebook: Blaine McCallister hasn't lost love of baseball

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:08
The five-time PGA Tour winner’s drive into golf started with baseball.
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Wolves, Andre Miller reach one-year deal

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:01
The 39-year-old will provide depth at the point guard position beyond Ricky Rubio and Tyus Jones.
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Special legislative session likely as Gov. Mark Dayton seeks to address walleye shortage at Lake Mille Lacs

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 17:52
Gov. Mark Dayton said at a news conference today that he expects to call a special legislative session so lawmakers can help struggling resort-related businesses in the Lake Mille Lacs region.
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McLaughlin: Ballpark taxes, authority could aid soccer stadium

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:50
Hoping to break an impasse over a pro-soccer stadium in Minneapolis, a Hennepin County commissioner is suggesting that a final deal could hinge on the taxes and agencies associated with Target Field.
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Twins knocked around by Pirates

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:48
The offense did little against former Twin Francisco Liriano, and defensive lapses didn't help Ervin Santana's cause.
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August is Tyus Time

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:58
Wolves rookie Tyus Jones headlines team's annual caravan tour, will throw out Twins' first pitch
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Ballhawks know secrets to snagging fouls, homers and freebies

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:55
Getting baseballs at major league games requires strategy, effort, and lots of luck.
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Gophers update: Borchardt recovering well; Johannesson can fly; Limegrover on the RBs

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:30
Gophers wide receiver Jeff Borchardt continues to make good progress after having surgery June 2 to remove a brain tumor.
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Plouffe on paternity leave as Twins take on Pirates

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:28
The Twins third baseman could be away from team for up to three days before having to return. Jorge Polanco has been called up.
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Peterson ready for bigger receiver role if Bridgewater channels 'inner Favre'

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 09:52
Every spring and summer, running back Adrian Peterson gets asked if he expects to have a bigger role in the passing game. This year is no exception, but it is fair to wonder if he will be busier than usual in that area. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner is known, amongst many other things, for distributing passes to his running backs. In recent years, LaDainian Tomlinson, Darren Sproles and the immortal Chris Ogbonnaya all caught at least 45 balls in a season. Last year, with Peterson suspended, Matt Asiata caught 44 passes and Jerick McKinnon chipped in with 27 catches. With Peterson back, many of those catches will be funneled to him. Peterson has been prolifically productive as a runner but far from perfect as a pass-catcher. His hands have been shaky at times, and when it comes to pass protection, he hasn’t been as reliable as one would expect. That being said, Peterson has usually looked pretty natural while snagging passes in the early stages of training camp. So he was asked yesterday if he put in extra work with the JUGS machine during the offseason. “Not really,” said Peterson, who had two catches for 18 yards in one 2014 game. “I always work on my hands during the offseason. No more, no less.” Then the 30-year-old running back brought up an interesting point when it comes to his role in the passing game in past years. “Think about when Brett Favre was here [in 2009 and 2010], when I actually had a quarterback that checked the ball down to the running backs,” Peterson said. “I did pretty decent.” He did. In 2009, Favre’s first season here, Peterson established career highs with 43 catches and 436 receiving yards. His 10.1 yards-per-reception average was also the most in his career. He followed that up with 36 catches for 341 yards the following season. While Teddy Bridgewater is not on the level as Favre, his childhood hero, he has shown a willingness so far to check it down after a few defensive backs chase, say, Charles Johnson and Mike Wallace deep down the field. So opportunities will be there, even if Asiata or McKinnon end up getting more third-down work. If Peterson catches two or three passes a game, which isn’t unreasonable, he could top 40 catches for just the third time. “It’s all about just getting the ball to us and we’ll catch it and do what we can do with it,” Peterson said.
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