Brian Murphy has been on the Pioneer Press sports staff since 2000, migrating from the Detroit Free Press, where he covered police, courts and sports for four years. Murphy was the Minnesota Wild/NHL beat writer from 2002 to 2008 and has covered the Vikings as a reporter and columnist since 2009....
One defeat is not a losing streak but the Minnesota Lynx have marinated so long in their first loss of 2017 they are anxious to prevent this one from taking root. Six days is plenty to sift through what went wrong in their 98-93 home loss to the Connecticut Sun last weekend as Minnesota prepares to play host to the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. Friday at Xcel Energy Center on ESPN2. Not much as it turned out.
The call ended so abruptly Rodney Adams figured his mother would redial from the car to hear Toledo’s new punt returner recount the rest of his day against Eastern Michigan. The true freshman had accumulated 23 all-purpose yards and absorbed a wicked tackle which Michelle Scott playfully tormented her son about seeing on television. “I got smacked really hard and she was just cracking on me about that,” recalled Adams, the speedy wide receiver whom the Vikings drafted in the fifth round.
Vikings receiver Michael Floyd violated the terms of his house arrest by accidentally drinking a tea drink that contains alcohol, his agent said Friday. As a result, he is due in Scottsdale, Ariz., later this month for a court hearing to explain positive readings from three blood-alcohol tests early on the morning of June 11. “We are aware of the situation involving Michael Floyd and are looking into the matter,” the Vikings said in a statement.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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