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Gophers hold off Purdue, 39-38

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- David Cobb rushed for 194 yards and a touchdown and Ryan Santoso kicked a 52-yard field goal with 4:59 left to cap Minnesota's comeback on Saturday, giving the Gophers a 39-38 victory over Purdue and their first 3-0 start in Big Ten play since 1990. Cedric Thompson had two interceptions for Minnesota (6-1, 3-0), including a diving pickoff of Austin Appleby...
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Kuemper, Wild knocked from scoreless pedestal in loss to Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Andrew Cogliano ended Minnesota's season-long shutout streak with a short-handed goal early in the third period, and Corey Perry got the tiebreaking goal with 8:25 left in the Anaheim Ducks' 2-1 victory over the Wild on Friday night. Frederik Andersen made 27 saves in the fourth consecutive victory for the Ducks, who made a dynamic rally to win their...
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Wolves player profile: Thaddeus Young

  This is the 13th installment in a 16-part series running Tuesdays and Fridays profiling each Minnesota Timberwolves player leading up to the start of the NBA season. Like Sean Connery mentoring Kevin Costner in "The Untouchables," Thaddeus Young describes it as bringing a knife to a gun fight. During the power forward's final year in Philadelphia, the 76ers weren...
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Wolves player profile: Nikola Pekovic

  This is the 12th installment in a 16-part series running Tuesdays and Fridays profiling each Minnesota Timberwolves player leading up to the start of the NBA season. The rim-rattling, lane-clearing, ice-fishing behemoth that is Nikola Pekovic has come to a bit of a career crossroads. The Timberwolves center's merits are no secret by now, his fifth NBA season. When healthy...
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Notebook: Gophers' goal is to give up 17 points or less per game

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Gophers football team gave up 17 points in Saturday's win against Northwestern. In the eyes of the defense, one point more would have been too many. Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys said Minnesota's defense set a goal before the year started to give up 17 or fewer points per game. In their last three games -- all wins -- the Gophers have done...
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Offensive line changes possible as Vikings search for answers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- In his first go-round as a head coach, Mike Zimmer is learning how to divide his attention. The Minnesota Vikings' first-year head coach only had to worry about one side of the ball in his career as a defensive coordinator. Zimmer is now tasked with being a part of the offense and special teams, as well. Zimmer's worked heavily with Minnesota's...
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Wild's dominant win over Avalanche doesn't resemble playoff battle

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche met in the first round of last year's playoffs, it was about as tight and exciting of a series for which fans from both sides could have hoped. The series went to seven games and featured four overtimes. Five of the seven games were decided by just one goal. In total, the Wild outscored the Avalanche by two goals...
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Adrian Peterson admits to smoking 'a little weed,' faces possible arrest

CONROE, Texas – Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson admitted to court officials that he had “smoked a little weed” and was likely to fail a drug test – and now he faces a new possible arrest. Peterson made the admission Wednesday when he made his first court appearance on a child abuse charge, according to court documents filed in Conroe on Thursday....
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Wolves' young players getting plenty of preseason court time

MINNEAPOLIS -- In a 21st-century, YouTube-generation version of rookie hazing, Timberwolves newcomers stood up before their teammates Friday night at Rounders Sports Bar in Mankato, Minn., and belted out some contemporary karaoke tunes. Andrew Wiggins rapped along with Tupac's "Dear Mama." Zach LaVine and Glenn Robinson III teamed up for a duet cover of Usher's...
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Ever-adapting Young will be whatever he needs to be to help Wolves win

There's a chameleon playing basketball for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season. He's 6-foot-8, weighs 230 pounds and doesn't change colors. But Thaddeus Young has done a copious amount of adapting in his long but young NBA tenure. Five different coaches in seven years with the 76ers, some of which ended in the playoffs, another (last season) that was over before it...
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Police used spray, stun gun on Vikings' Johnson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A police report shows Minneapolis officers used a chemical spray and a stun gun on Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson after he refused to leave a downtown club. Johnson, who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 288 pounds, was arrested early Sunday after security officials and police repeatedly told him to leave Seven steakhouse. He was charged with misdemeanor counts...
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Despite heavy workload, Gophers' Cobb continues to produce

MINNEAPOLIS -- After the Minnesota Golden Gophers secured a win over rival Michigan late last month, they had a chance to revel in the victory for a week without having to prepare for a new opponent right away. This past Saturday's bye week came at a good time for that. It also was good timing for running back David Cobb, arguably the Gophers' offensive MVP through five games...
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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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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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