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Former Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson claims he's broke, requests …

Former Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson claims he's broke, requests public defender

startribune.com profootballtalk.com Updated 5 hours ago
Jackson said he can’t afford a lawyer to defend himself against assault charges stemming from a recent ncident when he allegedly pulled a gun on a woman.
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  • Detroit could be Thomas Vanek’s last chance

    Detroit could be Thomas Vanek’s last chance

    thehockeynews.com 5 hours ago
    For Red Wings fans who find themselves wincing right now, let’s put the Thomas Vanek signing in perspective: it’s only one year and it’s only $2.6 million. True, when the Minnesota Wild was battling for a playoff spot this past season, they felt it best…
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  • Eric Staal signs with Minnesota, next stop Las Vegas?

    Eric Staal signs with Minnesota, next stop Las Vegas?

    thehockeynews.com 7 hours ago
    For most high profile free agents, July 1 is the day they cash in. For Eric Staal, it was a day to take an enormous haircut. It wasn’t long ago that people were talking about Staal as one of the most sought-after free agents this summer. But when the du…
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  • Twins activate Sano, option Park to Rochester

    Twins activate Sano, option Park to Rochester

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    The Twins reinstated Miguel Sano from the 15-day disabled list and optioned struggling designated hitter Byung Ho Park to Triple-A Rochester before Friday's game against the Rangers.
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  • Cris Carter's son scores touchdown, knocks over coach, starts b…

    Cris Carter's son scores touchdown, knocks over coach, starts brawl

    startribune.com 13 hours ago
    The son of the former Vikings' Hall of Famer scored a touchdown in a Canadian Football league game Thursday and then took his celebration to the opposing bench.
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  • Timberwolves waive Greg Smith

    Timberwolves waive Greg Smith

    nba.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived forward/center Greg Smith.
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  • Shuck's RBI Single in 8th Lifts White Sox Over Twins 6-5

    Shuck's RBI Single in 8th Lifts White Sox Over Twins 6-5

    nytimes.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    Since racing to a 23-10 start, nothing has been easy for the Chicago White Sox.
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  • Miguel Sano Assists Putout With His Noggin

    Miguel Sano Assists Putout With His Noggin

    deadspin.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    Minnesota Twins star Miguel Sano is finishing up a rehab assignment with the team’s Triple A affiliate in Rochester, N.Y. It’s a good thing he’s getting plays like this one out of his system before he returns to the big club:Read more...
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  • Vikings promote scout Scott Kuhn to director of analytics

    Vikings promote scout Scott Kuhn to director of analytics

    profootballtalk.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    When the Vikings were at the Scouting Combine earlier this year, General Manager Rick Spielman said that the team was using analytics to derive data beyond 40 times and bench press totals. Spielman called it “another tool” the team could use to evaluate…
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  • For first time since big trade, Shields delivers

    For first time since big trade, Shields delivers

    MLB.com nytimes.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    He's pitched many better games. He's pitched dozens that carried more importance. But you wonder, has James Shields ever felt the way he did when he walked from the mound to the White Sox dugout in the seventh inning of a 9-6 victory over the Twins Wedn…
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  • Dozier sets mark with XBH in 10th straight game

    Dozier sets mark with XBH in 10th straight game

    MLB.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    Brian Dozier set a Twins record with a double in the sixth inning of Wednesday's 9-6 loss to the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Dozier, who's having a great month of June, now has an extra-base hit in 10 straight games to set the franchise mark.
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  • Vikings' plan for Eagan compound quickly takes shape

    Vikings' plan for Eagan compound quickly takes shape

    startribune.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)
    Included is an outdoor stadium the team hopes will play host to prep and college football.
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  • Twins willing to be patient with Buxton

    Twins willing to be patient with Buxton

    MLB.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)
    The learning process continues for Byron Buxton, but that's not why he remains in the Major Leagues despite his ongoing struggles at the plate. The answer involves all the other ways Buxton's athleticism helps the Twins on a daily basis. Hitting is just…
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  • Wolves finalize addition of NBA's 1st Chinese minority owner

    Wolves finalize addition of NBA's 1st Chinese minority owner

    nba.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)
    The NBA has spent years making in-roads in basketball-loving China, installing offices there, bringing players stateside and playing exhibitions there to increase the league's presence in a country that can't get enough of it.
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  • Wild afternoon of NHL moves lights up social media

    Wild afternoon of NHL moves lights up social media

    ESPN.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)
    Wild afternoon of NHL moves lights up social media
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  • Wild re-sign LW Jason Zucker for 2 years, $4 million

    Wild re-sign LW Jason Zucker for 2 years, $4 million

    NHL.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have re-signed left wing Jason Zucker to a two-year, $4 million contract. The deal was done Wednesday, preventing Zucker from becoming a restricted free agent. He will make $2 million in each of the next t...
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  • Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman honored at new Vikings stadi…

    Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman honored at new Vikings stadium

    startribune.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)
    When journalists arrive at the new U.S. Bank Stadium, Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman’s image will greet them at the media entrance.
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  • Troy Williamson says it wasn’t his eyes, it was his head

    Troy Williamson says it wasn’t his eyes, it was his head

    profootballtalk.com startribune.com Jun 29 (3 days ago)
    The Vikings tried everything to tap into the potential they saw in wide receiver Troy Williamson. When you draft a guy seventh overall in 2005, that’s what you do. But after watching him struggle to catch the ball, the Vikings decided he had depth-perce…
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  • Dozier Hits 2 HRs, Gibson Shines as Twins Blank White Sox

    Dozier Hits 2 HRs, Gibson Shines as Twins Blank White Sox

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jun 29 (3 days ago)
    Brian Dozier was struggling to keep his average above .200 for the first two months of the season.
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  • Cordarrelle Patterson: Sometimes I didn’t work hard enough

    Cordarrelle Patterson: Sometimes I didn’t work hard enough

    profootballtalk.com Jun 28 (3 days ago)
    The Vikings didn’t pick up their fifth-year option on wide receiver/kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson’s contract this offseason, leaving the 2013 first-round pick on track for free agency after the season. If Patterson is going to generate a robust ma…
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  • Vikings old-timers remember Buddy Ryan as great guy, great coac…

    Vikings old-timers remember Buddy Ryan as great guy, great coach

    startribune.com Jun 28 (3 days ago)
    Longtime NFL coach Buddy Ryan died Tuesday at age 82. He spent two seasons with the Vikings in 1976-77 as the defensive line coach and impressed a lot of people.
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  • Lifelong Vikings fan named public address announcer at U.S. Ban…

    Lifelong Vikings fan named public address announcer at U.S. Bank Stadium

    startribune.com profootballtalk.com Jun 28 (4 days ago)
    Alan Roach, a Minnesota native and lifelong Vikings fan who has been the public address voice of eight Super Bowls and numerous other high-profile events, was announced Monday as the P.A. announcer at the new U.S. Bank Stadium. In an interview with Viki…
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  • Video - Do the Vikings have a shot at the Super Bowl? 00:49

    Do the Vikings have a shot at the Super Bowl?

    Jun 25
    Mark Brunell isn't calling Vikings running back Adrian Peterson crazy for saying Minnesota has a good chance to win the Super Bowl this season.
  • Video - Peterson defies his age, but wary of NFL grind 01:28

    Peterson defies his age, but wary of NFL grind

    Jun 22
    ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates explains why age may not affect Adrian Peterson the way it does to most running backs over the age of 30.
  • Video - Peterson gives back to hometown in time of need 02:51

    Peterson gives back to hometown in time of need

    Jun 20
    Adrian Peterson helps his hometown of Palestine, Texas after severe flooding that took several lives and caused millions of dollars in damage.
  • Video - Peterson won't be taking anything for granted 01:56

    Peterson won't be taking anything for granted

    Jun 15
    ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling talks about Adrian Peterson's mindset heading into the 2016 season.