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Legislators urge Vikings to release report, seek tougher punishment for coach's anti-gay remarks

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 19:44
They urged Zygi Wilf to release report on slurs.
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17 lawmakers urge release of full Vikings investigation, call Priefer's suspension inadequate

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:44
The letter sent Friday was signed by 17 lawmakers
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Now healthy, Lynx look to finish season strong

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:26
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is looking for more consistent defense down the stretch. Ten games remain in the season for Minnesota, which has clinched a WNBA playoffs spot.
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Patterson misses practice, day to day with a foot injury

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:14
Receiver held out of practice as a precaution
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Writers pick Gophers to finish fifth in Big Ten West, behind Northwestern

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:08
The Gophers were picked last in the Legends Division in the same poll last year.
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First day of camp observations

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:00
Vikings open camp in Mankato
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What you missed at Vikings training camp today

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:58
A daily rundown of what went down at Vikings training camp.
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Nunez, Colabello replace Plouffe, Parmelee vs. White Sox

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:24
A couple of lineup changes for Game 2 of the series, plus updates on two starters
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Zimmer on Vikings roster moves, three PUP guys, a Mankato fan favorite and more

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:25
After Friday's morning walkthrough, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced seven roster moves and talked about Adam Thielen and reminding himself to pay attention to the offense, too.
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A decade ago, a Love/Wiggins deal would pretty much be dead

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:24
Anyone frustrated by the NBA rule that says draft picks can’t be traded for 30 days after they sign — and count us among those, since we’re eager to see a Kevin Love/Andrew Wiggins deal and move on with our lives — should note that it could be worse. A decade ago, this deal would pretty much be dead — and not because Love was 15 and Wiggins was 9, though we suppose that would pretty much kill any NBA deal as well. We found this nugget from a Cleveland AP story interesting: There have been restrictions placed on trading newly signed rookies dating back at least to the 1998-99 collective bargaining agreement. At that time, rookies were lumped in with all free agents into a rule that prevents any newly signed player from being traded for three months or before Dec. 15 of the next season – whichever is longer. The rule was modified in the 2005 CBA, separating rookie contracts into a different category with the shorter, 30-day timeline between signing date and trade eligibility. In the case of Wiggins, Dec. 15 would have been the date in question, or about 45 days into the NBA season. In other words, no deal, since it appears his salary being on the books is important to making this trade happen and his salary is only on the books now that he has signed. What’s the point of the rule, anyway? Why can’t teams just trade players, including rookies, whenever they please? It was designed to prevent teams from circumventing salary cap rules.  … The spirit behind the rule is that if a rookie is traded immediately after he signs, it gives the appearance that the acquiring team is the one that is in fact signing him. That doesn’t make a ton of sense to us, but then again the NBA collective bargaining agreement is a tangled web from which few people escape fully unscathed. Just be happy, we suppose, that a trade is still possible, even if it will take until the end of August to be official.
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Mike Zimmer assessing players, and himself, in training camp

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:43
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer will be assessing players over the next few weeks, but he will also get a chance to review how he's constructing practices in his first training camp as a head coach.
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: July 25

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 08:31
Our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening today.
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Reusse: Twins shouldn't trade players simply for sake of it

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:36
Morales didn’t work out, but that’s no reason to keep dealing good players.
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Vikings move quickly to eliminate distraction at camp

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:18
Vikings special teams coach apologizes for making anti-gay comment in 2012.
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