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Peterson not expected to participate in Vikings' voluntary OTAs this week

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 19:46
Running back Adrian Peterson will not be in attendance Tuesday at Winter Park when the Vikings begin their first week of voluntary organized team activities. He instead will remain in Texas, according to multiple reports. Peterson is not required to attend the voluntary workouts, but the $250,000 workout bonus in his contract is tied to participation in spring workouts. The first time that Peterson — and the rest of his Vikings teammates — are required to show up at Winter Park is next month’s mandatory minicamp. If he opts to skip those workouts, the Vikings can choose to fine him. Peterson is under contract through 2017 and is scheduled to make $12.75 million in base salary this season, assuming he eventually rejoins the team. The 30-year-old running back has remained in contact with coach Mike Zimmer and the Vikings since he was reinstated by the NFL last month. This winter, he expressed displeasure with the organization for a lack of support when he was penalized by the NFL after he was charged with child abuse in Texas last September. He has not spoken publicly in months, so it is unclear if Peterson still harbors strong resentment towards the Vikings.
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Gibson's strong start, Dozier's homers lift Twins over White Sox

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 17:40
Kyle Gibson pitched eight strong innings and Brian Dozier homered twice as the Twins thumped the White Sox 8-1 to complete a 4-1 road trip.
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Michigan wins Big Ten baseball tournament championship

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 15:31
The Wolverines, seeded third, received an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
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Twins-White Sox: Gibson and Quintana hook up again

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 11:42
The Twins can finish the road trip 4-1 with a win today over the White Sox.
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United survives second-half flurry of offense for 3-2 win

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 22:53
A three-goal second half, which included some good fortune, is barely enough against the Armada.
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MLB Insider: All the stats converge in St. Paul

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 22:38
The popular website Baseball-Reference.com is run by a Twin Cities man.
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College athletes feeling the love, and hate, on Twitter

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:51
Naive college athletes need help navigating Twitter’s mercurial nature.
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Is Twitter's hype just as dangerous as rage?

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:44
Twitter’s influence goes the other way, too, when it inflates the egos of young recruits
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Okafor, Towns offer Wolves contrasting styles

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 20:31
Flip Saunders' options: a low-post scorer or modern “stretch” big man.
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Big Ten making strides in improving its baseball programs

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 20:20
Up to six Big Ten teams could make the NCAA tournament field.
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