Moore, Lynx stumble in loss at Los Angeles

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 06:28
Maya Moore scored only 13 points, ending her run of 20-point performances.
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Twins' Nunez polishes his defense

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 01:04
According to the defensive statistics kept by fangraphs.com, Eduardo Nunez has gone from a minor liability at the position to an average shortstop.
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Fishing gear: Krazy Glue can aid knot tying

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:18
Krazy Glue can serve as an aid to any angler in making effective knots.
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State fishing report

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 00:17
A breakdown of how the fish are biting across parts of Minnesota.
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Gophers will play tourists as well as some basketball

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 23:21
When the Gophers men’s basketball team boards its flight to Barcelona next week, the team will do so with an ease that hasn’t accompanied any other road trip of the Richard Pitino era.
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Gophers get creative in hopes of improving receiving corps

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 23:13
Coach Jerry Kill said Tuesday that Jeff Jones, the highly touted tailback recruit from Minneapolis Washburn, will open camp Friday at receiver. Kill said backup quarterback Chris Streveler might practice some at wideout, too.
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Not all fun and Games: Near miss fuels David Plummer's Olympic dream

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 22:23
The former Gophers swimmer is going all out to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio after missing out on the 2012 games.
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Kill advises Minnesotans to shed red from their wardrobe

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 21:44
Gophers coach Jerry Kill takes a jab at Minnesotans who rock clothing of other Big Ten schools.
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Vikings graced by numerous ironman streaks

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 21:34
Thirteen players in NFL history started at least 200 consecutive regular-season games. Five of them are former Vikings, including Favre, the Packers great whose final 28 starts were posted in purple from 2009 to ’10.
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Vikings look for Audie Cole to be consistent at linebacker

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 21:12
Audie Cole has mostly been a backup in his young NFL career, but he has had some memorable performances when given an opportunity to start.
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Twins fall out of wild card spot in 3-1 loss to Blue Jays

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 21:06
Phil Hughes was plagued by home runs as his six-game winning streak came to an end.
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Pitino would grant Jarvis Johnson his release should he pursue it

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 19:07
The Gophers coach, in his first meeting with the media since last season, discussed the medical redshirt and more as the team prepares to leave for Spain next week.
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Minneapolis youth basketball team involved in assaults in Wichita skipped out on chaperone

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 18:52
The players now have been released to their parents.
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Hughes tries to defend Twins' playoff spot tonight

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 18:15
Minnesota's three-month grasp on wild-card berth at stake in the second of a four-game set in Toronto.
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Kill and Pitino: Managing expectations, trying to topple Wisconsin

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 17:34
Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino and football coach Jerry Kill both cited a desire to topple Wisconsin in the coming season. One has an expectation. And one has a hope.
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Dayton orders creation of new citizens committee to advise Pollution Control Agency

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 16:41
Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday ordered the creation of a new citizens' committee to advise the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency following the recent demise of a similar board.
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DNR to allow bass sorting on Mille Lacs to boost tourneys

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 16:30
Only bass shorter than 18 inches would be affected
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Turner talks filling in for Zimmer, Sullivan's son, speedy WRs and more

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 14:36
Offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who is running the show today while coach Mike Zimmer is away from the team to be with his ailing father, just finished up his press conference a little bit ago. Some highlights: — Zimmer will not be back in time for tonight’s practice at Blakeslee Stadium, according to a team spokesman. Turner said he has no plans to deviate from Zimmer’s practice script. “We’re rolling pretty good,” he said. “Coach Zimmer’s getting this team like he does it, the way he wants it. He’s creating an atmosphere where these guys really go hard and compete every day and they’re doing that.” With an off day tomorrow, the earliest Zimmer could be back on the field here in Mankato is Thursday morning. — Center John Sullivan missed yesterday’s practice and today’s morning walkthrough while his wife was giving birth to a baby boy. “I haven’t heard a name. I don’t think it’s Norv,” Turner joked. Actually, the boy’s name is John Harris Sullivan. Speaking of Sullivan, Turner said he is having a “great camp,” adding that he is “playing really strong and really physical.” He also likes what he has seen from Zac Kerin, who got first-team reps yesterday, at least partially because the Vikings know what they have in Joe Berger. — With Carter Bykowski hobbled, David Yankey has spent the past couple of days at left tackle. “It’s a hard adjustment just to throw him out there, but I thought he had two good days in a row,” Turner said. Turner said Yankey is stronger, which has in turn improved his quickness and technique. — Turner was asked how this year’s wide receiver group stacks up with the ones he had in the past in terms of speed. Everyone knows about Mike Wallace’s wheels, but Cordarrelle Patterson, Jarius Wright and Charles Johnson also tested well in the 40-yard dash at their respective combines or pro days. “I have a hard time comparing players and comparing groups, but this group, I think we could put together a pretty good relay team,” he said. — In the offseason, the Vikings moved young defensive tackle Isame Faciane to offensive guard. “He’s an outstanding athlete and I think Coach Zimmer felt that his best opportunity would be to play on offense,” Turner said. “When I was in San Diego — they did it before I got there — Kris Dielman went from defensive tackle to offense and became a Pro Bowl guard, so guys are able to do it.” But he added that Faciane has a long way to go.
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