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Gophers' McNeil charged with domestic assault

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gophers sophomore guard Daquein McNeil has been suspended from all team activities pending an investigation into a possible domestic assault, the university announced Tuesday in a release. According to a Hennepin County police report, McNeil is being held in jail without bail. He was charged with domestic assault and was booked at 3 p.m. Tuesday, the report states...
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Notebook: Boddy-Calhoun has big game on big stage

MINNEAPOLIS -- Saturday should have been Gophers cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun's senior day. If not for a knee injury that cut his 2013 season short just two games in, Boddy-Calhoun entered 2014 as a redshirt junior. Given how well he played in the loss to Ohio State, Minnesota is sure glad Boddy-Calhoun will be back for one more year. After the Gophers fell behind 14-0 to...
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Miscues cost Minnesota chance at eye-opening upset of Ohio State

MINNEAPOLIS -- There was certainly not a lack of confidence in the Minnesota Gophers' locker room following Minnesota's 31-24 loss to Ohio State. Gophers linebacker De'Vondre Campbell went so far as to say he didn't think the eighth-ranked Buckeyes were better than Minnesota. Campbell added that TCU, whom the Gophers played earlier in the season, was better than Ohio...
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Ohio State outlasts Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- J.T. Barrett threw for three touchdowns and ran for an Ohio State quarterback-record 189 yards and another score, helping the eighth-ranked Buckeyes overcome three turnovers and wintry weather to beat Minnesota 31-24 on Saturday afternoon. Barrett completed 15 of 25 passes for 200 yards and one interception, another stellar performance for the freshman following...
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Garafolo: NFLPA to file grievance in effort to get Peterson reinstated

In an attempt to get Adrian Peterson reinstated by next Sunday, the NFL Players Association is preparing to file an expedited non-injury grievance early this week, alleging the NFL should have removed Peterson from the commissioner's exempt list when his legal process wrapped up, sources tell FOX Sports. The union's move would be in response to a letter the NFL sent the Minnesota...
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In scrimmage win, McNeil proves Pitino right as most improved Gophers player

MINNEAPOLIS -- All offseason, Gophers second-year head coach Richard Pitino lauded guard Daquein McNeil as the team's most improved player. But up until Thursday's exhibition game against Minnesota-Duluth, fans and media alike had to take Pitino at his word. When given the opportunity to prove his coach right, McNeil delivered. The sophomore scored 15 points in the Gophers...
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In scrimmage win, McNeil proves Pitino right as Gophers' most improved player

MINNEAPOLIS -- All offseason, Gophers second-year head coach Richard Pitino lauded guard Daquein McNeil as the team's most improved player. But up until Thursday's exhibition game against Minnesota-Duluth, fans and media alike had to take Pitino at his word. When given the opportunity to prove his coach right, McNeil delivered. The sophomore scored 15 points in the Gophers...
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Sources: NFL nixed Peterson reinstatement immediately after plea deal

The NFL rejected an attempt by Adrian Peterson's camp for immediate reinstatement following his plea agreement on Tuesday and refused to engage in discussions regarding a settlement over his playing status, two sources informed of the discussions told FOX Sports. Peterson's camp, which included the NFL Players Association, his agent Ben Dogra and his lawyer Rusty Hardin,...
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Wolves, Rubio agree on contract extension hours before deadline

MINNEAPOLIS -- Turns out the Timberwolves were able to lock up their new, de facto face of the franchise, after all. According to FOX Sports 1 NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Minnesota and point guard Ricky Rubio agreed to a four-year, $55 million contract extension Friday evening, mere hours before the 11 p.m. deadline for rookie extensions. Rubio would've become a restricted...
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Gophers rekindle old rivalry with series against St. Cloud State

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two years ago, the 70-mile drive from Mariucci Arena to the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud was a routine trip for the Gophers. The University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State were used to battling each other twice a year. Now that Minnesota has moved to the Big Ten Conference, trips like the one this weekend are a bit scarcer. The Gophers are no longer in the...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bridgewater, Vikings brace for Redskins blitzes

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Teddy Bridgewater watched intently on Monday night as Washington battered Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo with blitz after blitz, sacking Romo five times and eventually knocking him out of the game for a period of time. Dallas' offensive line had dominated in the running game all season long and had allowed 12 sacks heading into the game, a big reason...
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Minnesota's newcomers, reserves make Memphis sweat despite eventual loss

In the heart of rock-and-roll and barbeque country, which Thaddeus Young called home for the better part of his childhood, the newly minted Timberwolves forward slipped on his new road jersey and looked as comfortable as if he were sitting in his parents' living room. Minnesota fell 105-101 against the Grizzlies in its season opener Thursday, but Young -- acquired in this summer...
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Memphis deals Wolves unsettling season-opening loss

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Marc Gasol scored a career-high 32 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-101 on Wednesday night for the franchise's first victory in a season opener since 2000. Zach Randolph added 25 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis, which had dropped its last 13 openers. Gasol also had nine rebounds, Mike Conley scored 16 points and Courtney...
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Former coordinators in Cincinnati, Zimmer and Gruden used to competing

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Just across the hallway in Cincinnati, Mike Zimmer had the perfect person to converse with as he sought to become the Minnesota Vikings' head coach; someone who was well aware of what Zimmer was going through and with whom he could share observations. Only, Jay Gruden was trying to become a head coach himself. Two of the most prominent head coaching candidates...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' 5 things to watch this season

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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

ATTENTION DISH CUSTOMERS: ARE YOU MISSING WOLVES GAMES?

DISH customers will miss 35 Timberwolves games this season on FOX Sports North. FOX Sports North is the exclusive local home of the Minnesota Timberwolves and DISH will not carry all 75 scheduled Timberwolves games on FOX Sports North this season. DISH customers will miss 35 Timberwolves games, including the season opener against the Memphis Grizzles on Wednesday October 29 and the...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves waive veteran guard Barea

MINNEAPOLIS -- Looks like J.J. Barea is going back to where it all began. Flip Saunders said Monday the Timberwolves have negotiated a buyout with the veteran guard and waived him ahead of Monday's 4 p.m. 15-man roster deadline. According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Barea is expected to clear waivers and re-sign with Dallas. The Mavericks would still have to clear a roster spot...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings recover, win in overtime after Buccaneers rally

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Anthony Barr forced a fumble on the first play of overtime and returned it 27 yards to score, giving the Minnesota Vikings a 19-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The stunning end Sunday came just 17 seconds after the Vikings (3-5) extended the game on Blair Walsh's 38-yard field goal on the final play of regulation. Teddy Bridgewater threw for 241...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings at Buccaneers: 10/26/14

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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild rout Lightning, 7-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jason Zucker had two goals, and the Minnesota Wild routed the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-2 on Saturday night. Zach Parise and Marco Scandella both had a goal and an assist, and 13 Wild players had at least one point. Minnesota tied a team record with four goals on eight shots in the first period, capped by Zucker spinning around along the boards and firing the...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things to watch: Gophers vs. Illini

MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota football team continues to find ways to win. After last week's one-point victory over Purdue, the Gophers are now 6-1 and in first place in the Big Ten West. Minnesota looks to improve to 4-0 in conference play when it takes on Illinois this weekend. Here are five things to watch when the Illini host the Gophers on Homecoming. 1. Can...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Griffen rewarding new contract with strong play in Zimmer's scheme

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A decision was brewing for the Minnesota Vikings with days remaining before the opening of free agency in March. Jared Allen's departure was all but certain and left a considerable hole at right end in Minnesota's defense. The Vikings had an in-house candidate to replace Allen in Everson Griffen, the long-time understudy. Michael Johnson, who had thrived...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

McLeod Blog: Gophers' Rau on a mission to win championship

Make no mistake, the Gophers men's hockey team thought it should have won the national championship last spring. When it didn't, and upstart Union College skated off with the hardware, it left a bad taste in the mouths of a number of Minnesota players. Especially Kyle Rau. The senior co-captain has won championships at every level in which he's competed: peewee, bantam...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Love letter: Former Wolves forward says goodbye to Minnesota fans

Kevin Love would like to express his sincere gratitude. Gratitude toward Minnesota fans for what he calls "six great years." Adulation to former Timberwolves coach Kevin McHale for helping him develop into the player he is today. Thanks to the folks at Manny's Steakhouse for preparing him a good meal from time to time. And a shout to local comedian Mike Brody for not...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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