Chip Scoggins: Vikings look like an 8-8 team

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:02
There's optimism in Mike Zimmer's first season, but there's also concerns that figure to keep this team from doing anything better than .500.
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Mauer, Hughes carry Twins past Orioles

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:56
Joe Mauer had four RBI and Phil Hughes won his 15th game by allowing only three unearned runs over eight innings to keep Minnesota from being swept in the four-game series.
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MarQueis Gray surprised, excited to be a Viking

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 14:07
Vikings tight end MarQueis Gray, going on less than four hours of sleep, arrived at Winter Park on Monday for his first practice with the Vikings. The former Gophers quarterback said he was surprised to return to the Twin Cities after the Browns cut him on Saturday. “I found out more about it through Twitter more than my agent, but he called me right away and Mr. [Rick] Spielman called me also,” Gray said. “I’m happy to be here. I called my wife, and she was going crazy.” Gray was flooded with texts and social media responses on Sunday as reports rolled in that the Vikings claimed him. My phone and social media sites are finally starting to calm down lol! I couldn’t imagine if it was @EricDecker87 coming back to the vikes! — MarQueis Gray (@MarQueisG) September 1, 2014 The Indianapolis native spent his rookie season last year with the Browns under offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who Gray felt had a big impact on the acquisition. “[Turner] saw, first most, what I could do in this offense,” Gray said. “I believe he’s trusting me a lot, obviously, because he wants me to be here. I just got to make sure I do my part and uphold all the great things he’s said about me.” Gray does not know the specifics of his role at the moment. He was used in two tight end formations and Wildcat plays with the Browns in his first season at the position. “You never take a day off being a tight end,” Gray said. “A lot more physical stress on the body. That’s why I’m trying to mainly bulk up strength wise, because I’ve been doing a lot blocking. That’s been the main focus I’ve been working on since I’ve switched to tight end.”
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It's Sept. 1, and Kuemper, Niederreiter remain unsigned; Nick Seeler transferring to Gophers

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 13:00
Training camp starts later this month, and two of the Wild's best youngsters remain unsigned
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Hicks, Pinto, Tonkin among 8 called up by Twins

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:49
Minnesota will give their Opening Day center fielder a third chance to keep the job; four pitchers and three other hitters added, too.
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'September to forget' coming up for the Twins

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:28
Who else wants to join me in largely ignoring what happens on the field for the Twins in the season's final month?
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Rand: Minnesota's Seven Kevins

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:29
If you're a Kevin, there's a decent chance you will be a part of a Minnesota professional sports team someday. And if that happens, there is a pretty good chance your time here will come to an unceremonious end.
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Little League star Mo'ne Davis attends Lynx game

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:22
Thirteen-year-old Mo’ne Davis wants to follow in Maya Moore’s footsteps.
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Minnesota breds are crowd pleasers at Canterbury

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:57
There were several photo finishes among the day’s eight stakes races at Canterbury Park.
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Souhan: Lynx's Big Three comes through again

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:37
The Whalen-Augustus-Moore trio willed their team to victory in a do-or-die game.
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Vikings Insider: Roster gets younger in hopes to get better

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:34
The Vikings will have more rookies than players in their 30s.
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Star Tribune Metro football top 10

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:35
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Lynx rally to overtake Phoenix, even series at 1-1

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 16:55
Trailing 22-9 after one quarter, Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus led the Lynx back to defeat Phoenix and even the WNBA Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.
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Hardy's grand slam helps Orioles over Twins

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 16:55
The shortstop delivered the big blow in a seven-run inning against his former team as Baltimore lengthened its lead in the AL East.
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Vikings claim former Gopher MarQueis Gray

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:53
Former Gopher MarQueis Gray was among the two waiver claims the Vikings won on Sunday. Gray, who played quarterback for the Gophers and now serves as a tight end, was released by the Browns and announced his return to the Twin Cities on Twitter. It’s official I’m a Viking!! I’m coming come thank you lord!! — MarQueis Gray (@MarQueisG) August 31, 2014 Along with Gray, the Vikings claimed offensive tackle Michael Harris, who was released by the Chargers, according to an NFL source. Both players have previously worked with offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who held the same position last season with the Browns and served as the Chargers’ head coach in 2012. The Vikings must make two corresponding transactions to make room for Gray and Harris on the 53-man roster.
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