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Mackey: Patience paid off Regardless of what happens in the rest of the Wild's series against Colorado, Mikael Granlund is showing why a little bit of patience can pay off, Phil Mackey writes. [Full Story]

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Sports Over Beers, episode 14 Posted by 1500ESPN | 4 hours ago NFL chatter with USA Today’s Tom Pelissero, former senior editor of Before getting into some serious NFL discussion, there are several Mike Tice stories and drinking stories from Boomtown. The NFL schedule being released is now front-page news. Is the NFL too popular or will it forever be this important in the U.S.? What has made the NFL so popular? In the future of the NFL, will attendance matter, or can the league make money by other avenues? -- Also, a surprisingly high number of ‘can’t come back from that’ moments throughout the podcast. Wetmore takes dating advice from Pelissero. But then Tom gets the podcast back on a serious note and provides a 'State of the Vikings' address. -- What’s the upside of the Vikings in 2014? What do they need to do going forward? -- From Mike Zimmer to Norv Turner to Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, Adrian Peterson, Charlie Johnson, Brandon Fusco, Kyle Rudolph, Cordarrelle Patterson, Greg Jennings, Chad Greenway, Linval Joseph, Everson Griffen, Brian Robison, Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes, Harrison Smith and Captain Munnerlyn. [Click to listen]
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David Price goes the distance, Kyle Gibson gives up 10 hits in loss Posted by The Associated Press | 4 hours ago Kyle Gibson had been 3-0 with a sub-1.00 ERA until Tuesday's start. [Full Story]
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NFL announces it will announce schedule tomorrow Posted by Derek Wetmore | 8 hours ago The NFL will announce its 2014 schedule across multiple platforms Wednesday. [Full Story]
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Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays Posted by 1500ESPN | 9 hours ago
Mackey: Mikael Granlund showing us why patience is important Posted by Phil Mackey | 9 hours ago Regardless of what happens in the rest of the Wild's series against Colorado, Mikael Granlund is showing why a little bit of patience can pay off, Phil Mackey writes. [Full Story]
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Zulgad: It's difficult to buy the 'changed man' act from Matt Cooke Posted by Judd Zulgad | 10 hours ago Matt Cooke had worked hard to shed his reputation of a cheap shot artist. But he offered another cheap shot Monday, which causes many to wonder if he's really changed. [Full Story]
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Darin Mastroianni claimed off waivers by Toronto Blue Jays Posted by Derek Wetmore | 11 hours ago The Blue Jays claimed Darin Mastroianni off waivers from the Twins. [Full Story]
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A history of Matt Cooke's NHL suspensions Posted by Derek Wetmore | 13 hours ago Matt Cooke had a reputation before joining the Wild. Here are the NHL suspensions that earned him that reputation. [Full Story]
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Roy Smalley share his opinion on why Joe Mauer's strikeouts have increased Posted by 1500ESPN | 14 hours ago Roy Smalley joins the guys for Talkin' Twins. Roy says he's concerned about Aaron Hicks' struggles at the plate, talks about Trevor Plouffe's impressive hitting so far this season, and shares his opinion on why Joe Mauer's strikeouts have increased. [Click to listen]
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Gophers left off Big Ten Network's prime-time football schedule Posted by Nate Sandell | 14 hours ago After ESPN/ABC unveiled its prime-time football schedule last week, the Big Ten Network followed suit on Tuesday. As it currently stands, the Gophers are one of five Big Ten teams not scheduled for a prime-time game this season. [Full Story]
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After Matt Cooke's hit, Tyson Barrie will be out four to six weeks Posted by The Associated Press | 16 hours ago Barrie will miss the rest of the first-round playoff series and Minnesota and more. Matt Cooke could be suspended by the NHL. [Full Story]
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Tennessee fills vacant head coaching position, Gophers fans unclench Posted by The Associated Press | 16 hours ago ESPN reported that Gophers coach Richard Pitino was on the "short list" for the vacant Tennessee job, which now has been filled by Southern Mississippi's Donnie Tyndall. [Full Story]
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NHL to conduct hearing with Matt Cooke after knee-on-knee hit Posted by Judd Zulgad | 18 hours ago Wild forward Matt Cooke has been offered a chance for an in-person hearing by the NHL after his knee-on-knee hit on Colorado's Tyson Barrie during Monday night's playoff game. [Full Story]
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Zulgad: Granlund's overtime goal saves day, and maybe season, for Wild Posted by Judd Zulgad | 1 day ago Mikael Granlund has scored big goals before and is no stranger to pressure situations. But his overtime goal Monday against Colorado was easily his biggest in a Wild uniform. [Full Story]
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Sandell: Love's hazy future makes Wolves coaching job a tough sell Posted by Nate Sandell | 1 day ago The Timberwolves' search for a successor to Rick Adelman is underway. However, the vast uncertainty surrounding Kevin Love's future in Minnesota is likely to increase the difficulty of Flip Saunders' task of finding the Wolves' next coach. [Full Story]
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Granlund saves the day

Judd Zulgad and Jess Myers analyze what changed for the Wild in Game 3 of their playoff series against Colorado. The two also discuss Mikael Granlund's overtime goal and Matt Cooke's hit. #1500ESPN #sportswire #judd [Watch]
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