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Timberwolves trio went through weeks of hell with Navy SEAL trainer

The children are slipping down Shabazz Muhammad's back, inches away from falling into a pit of whitewater rapids and fire. As Muhammad gropes for another handhold, his entire weight and an additional 100 pounds of helpless youth suspended above the perils below, he falters. A pair of guiding hands help steady him but only for a moment. Regaining his balance and summoning some...
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Gophers at Wolverines: 9/27/14

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Spartans at Gophers: 9/20/14

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Report: Adrian Peterson faced previous accusations of injuring a child

Hours after Adrian Peterson released a statement insisting he is "not a child abuser," a report alleged the star running back faced a separate accusation of injuring one of his children in a previous incident. Houston TV station KHOU, citing sources, reported Monday that the mother of another of Peterson's 4-year-old sons filed a report with Child Protective Services...
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FOX Sports North wins seven regional Emmy awards

FOX Sports North walked away from the regional Emmy awards over the weekend with plenty of trophies. The network earned Emmy awards in seven categories. The Hockey Day Minnesota Second Screen Experience won for Interactivity; Hockey Day Minnesota took home the trophy for Sporting Event/Game; the network won in the Sporting Event, Live Series category for its Minnesota Timberwolves...
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Adrian Peterson posts religious tweet in wake of child-injury charges

In the wake of accusations that he injured his son via spankings with a wooden switch, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took to Twitter to post a passage of religious text with certain sentences highlighted in blue. Peterson was deactivated for Sunday's game vs. the New England Patriots after being charged in the injury of one of his sons in an incident in May....
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Vikings fans wear Adrian Peterson jerseys to game against Patriots

Adrian Peterson may not be in the Vikings lineup, but that hasn’t stopped fans from supporting him on Sunday. Several days after Ravens fans wore Ray Rice jerseys in a show of support for their former player, who was cut after a video leaked of him clocking his wife, Vikings fans are supporting their suspended running back. Peterson is charged with causing injury to a child for...
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Gophers report card: Strong rushing balances weak passing

MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota football team is 2-0 after a 35-24 win over Middle Tennessee on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. Despite the perfect record, though, there were some blemishes in Minnesota's game. Among the glaring weakness was the passing game, which was balanced out by a strong effort from the rushing game. Here's a look at the Gophers' grades...
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Lynx eliminated with loss to Mercury

PHOENIX (AP) -- Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in 2011 and 2013...
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Twins Tuesday: Hicks regains swagger at plate courtesy tips from Carew

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks was determined to give up on switch-hitting for good and focus only on batting from the right side of the plate, but Rod Carew eventually talked him out of it. When a Hall of Famer with 3,053 career hits talks, young players would be wise to listen. That's exactly what Hicks did during his time in the minor leagues, as he returned to...
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Gray returns to Minnesota, this time as a member of the Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --€“ When he left the University of Minnesota, MarQueis Gray never believed he'd step foot into the home locker room at TCF Bank Stadium again. The former Gophers quarterback, now a tight end, will get the chance to return to campus and TCF Bank Stadium with the Minnesota Vikings, who claimed him on waivers from the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Gray has lived...
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Schafer drives in four runs as Twins top Royals 11-5 in 10 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5. Bruce Chen (2-4), the sixth pitcher for the AL Central-leading Royals, gave up five hits and walked two in the 10th. Eduardo Nunez singled home the go-ahead run and Brian Dozier added a...
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Smalley honored for youth-baseball work, reflects on Little League time

As a kid growing up in Southern California, Roy Smalley was a Little League star. But his teams never made the journey from the West Coast to Williamsport, Pa., for the Little League World Series. Smalley, who went on to play 13 seasons in the major leagues, will now be making that trek to the mecca of Little League baseball -- and he'll do so for good reason. During Tuesday...
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Location, location, location: Hughes on the mark in Twins win

MINNEAPOLIS -- A trend emerged for Twins right-hander Phil Hughes through four innings Tuesday against San Diego. The leadoff batter of each inning couldn't help but stand there and watch as strike three from Hughes crossed home plate. Padres batters Everth Cabrera, Jedd Gyorko, Chris Nelson and Tommy Medica all fell victim as Hughes racked up a season-high nine strikeouts, five...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs sign Wiggins, who can't be traded for 30 days

CLEVELAND (AP) Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can't be finalized for at least 30 days. The Cavs...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite loss, Wolves show a lot of improvement in summer league

LAS VEGAS -- The NBA Summer League is the ideal place for young players to get adjusted to the speed of the NBA, to learn critical strategies and concepts their new teams and coaches espouse, and to try out new players and new roles that could help the team during the season. It's not necessarily about winning, but getting better as individual players and as a team. The Minnesota...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild latest to take advantage of U.S. developmental program

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In the revelry that followed being drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Wild last month, Alex Tuch was approached by members of the organization and asked about Louis Belpedio, who Tuch played with last season as part of the U.S. National Under-18 team. Tuch wasn't sure what the line of questioning meant, but he figured the Wild were interested in his...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Time to run: Wolves bringing back fast-break offense

MINNEAPOLIS -- Sidney Lowe slumped down in his chair after practice, an ice pack the size of a watermelon fastened to his right knee. It had been a perspiration-filled, physically demanding workout. But this wasn't a session with Bill Musselman during the 1989-90 preseason. This was Monday, July 7 at the Target Center. And Lowe was dressed in a coaching polo, not a practice jersey...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

5 second-half Twins storylines to watch

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Vikings training camp preview: Cornerbacks

  This is the ninth in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: CORNERBACKS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 5 Projected starters: Captain Munnerlyn (sixth year) and Xavier Rhodes (second year) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *Derek Cox, Kendall James, Julian Posey, *Shaun Prater, Jabari...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves owner Taylor: Team keeping Love for now

Some soap operas conclude where they commenced. This one probably won't. But one of its main characters continues, despite strong evidence to the contrary, to entertain the notion that it will. Keeping in line with previous public comments regarding his NBA franchise's indignant superstar, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Wednesday the team plans on having Kevin Love in...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins 'thrilled' at how Target Field All-Star Game went off

  Major League Baseball's All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Target Field wasn't just a hit. It was a home run. The Minnesota Twins played host to the 85th Midsummer Classic on a night that produced plenty of memorable moments. At the top of the list was a farewell to Derek Jeter, the longtime Yankees shortstop who was playing in the final All-Star Game of his illustrious...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

After defeat of Tulsa, Lynx look to catch fire in season's second half

MINNEAPOLIS -- The dish from Damiris Dantas was fluid, certainly unbecoming of a rookie who's still a toddler to this current Lynx run. Early in the second quarter of Wednesday afternoon's 93-82 Minnesota triumph over Tulsa, Dantas took an entry pass and immediately, effortlessly and clandestinely deposited it via bounce pass in the hands of veteran point guard Lindsay Whalen...
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