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Gophers All-American McNamara Dies At 82

Bob McNamara, an All-American football player for Minnesota in the 1950s and later a major fundraiser for the university, has died. He was 82. The university announced McNamara’s death on Monday. The school says McNamara died after a long illness on Sunday night.

07/21/2014

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McCutchen Gets Hr, 3 Hits, Pirates Lose To Twins

Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins. McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring. “No big deal,” he said. “They don’t count in the spring.”

03/07/2014

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Garnett On Wolves: ‘They’re Playing With A Lot Of Confidence’

Kevin Garnett has never lost to his former team. He’s 7-0 against the Timberwolves with four of those wins at Target Center, averaging 14.9 points and 10.3 rebounds in those games. “I played in this building before, for countless years,” Garnett said, before breaking into a smile and a chuckle. “I hope that I at least make a couple shots in this place.” Indeed, more than just a couple. A Garnett return is a good chance to break out the old highlight tape, and remember.

11/22/2013

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What’s The Odds Kevin Love Leads The NBA In Rebounds, Rubio In Assists?

What are the odds Kevin Love leads the NBA in rebounds in 2013-14? Or what are the chances Minnesota’s favorite Spaniard – Ricky Rubio – doles out the most assists per game? Actually, pretty good.

10/24/2013

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Peterson Aims To Look Like 2012 Version Against Packers

Adrian Peterson carried the ball only 23 times in Minnesota’s last two games. He didn’t complain to the coaches this week about the play calls, though. “I don’t think I had to,” Peterson said.

10/24/2013

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Maya Moore Takes Over In Minnesota

This is always the way it was supposed to be for Maya Moore. She was a star in high school and the most decorated college player to ever hit the court. She was the unanimous No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, a franchise-changing talent who could draw more than just hard-core fans to the arena to see her play.

09/19/2013

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Vikings’ Offense Has Been Rough With Peterson Out

Through their first two preseason games, the best performance from Minnesota’s first-team offense has been by rookie punter Jeff Locke.

The Vikings haven’t done much well in these exhibition games yet. Each incompletion by Christian Ponder or three-and-out series by the unit has only heightened concerns whether this team can be balanced enough to build off last year’s playoff appearance.

08/21/2013

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Adrian Peterson: ‘I’m All Natural. I Work Hard.’

Embracing the challenge has always been a part of Adrian Peterson’s persona. Following his quick comeback from reconstructive knee surgery, surpassing the 2,000-yard mark and the league MVP award last season for the Minnesota Vikings, Peterson said Friday he’d eagerly accept another test: for human growth hormone. The NFL and the players union have been working on an agreement for HGH testing procedures.

07/26/2013

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Vikings Tight End Rudolph’s Stock Is Rising

The Minnesota Vikings are in off-season mode or a few more weeks, so it’s a good time to catch up with Kyle Rudolph, a tight end who’s blossoming before our eyes. Rudolph’s becoming a favorite target of Christian Ponder, and a player who looks like the future is bright. He’s also coming in to training camp with the confidence of a veteran.

07/06/2013

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LeBron Wins 2nd Straight Finals MVP

He’s the most decorated player in the National Basketball Association and when it mattered most, LeBron James once again came through for the Miami Heat.

06/21/2013

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LeBron Answers Critics In Game 4

Miami Heat superstar and NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James looked like a shell of himself in Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. He promised he would play better in Game 4 and just like the mailman, he delivered.

06/14/2013

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Sports Verdict: Most Impressive Start To The Season? Mariano Rivera Vs. Miguel Cabrera

Two of the elite talents in the American League, Miguel Cabrera and Mariano Rivera, have begun this year no differently than any other they have played.

05/16/2013

Between her on-ice prowess, her off-ice benevolence and her academic prowess, Gustavus senior Lindsey Hjelm's the definition of success.  (credit: Dan Coquyt, Gustavus Sports Information)

Beyond Bounds: Athletic, Artistic, Academic & Winning The Game Of Life

I can’t believe Lindsey Hjelm’s success with what can only be explained as a successfully split personality. Gustavus’ all-time leader in penalty minutes is known the “Penalty Queen” around campus.

03/06/2013

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Beyond Bounds: Reigning MIAC Baseball MVP Also Most Valuable Volunteer

What does Bethel’s star senior pitcher Matt Rowley share with Tim Tebow?

02/21/2013

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Adrian Peterson Named MVP, OPOY

Vikings fans have been chanting it all season long: A.P. for M.V.P. But on Saturday night, the chant became the truth.

02/02/2013

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