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Glen Taylor opens up about Love trade "I spoke the truth when I said if Kevin [Love] would stay here then we would have the best season. Inside I knew Kevin wasn't giving us that alternative even though it's what I wanted," Wolves owner Glen Taylor said. [Full Story]

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Kevin Love responds to Glen Taylor's parting shots Posted by 1500ESPN | 1 hours ago Kevin Love joins Mike & Mike to discuss his trade to Cleveland, teaming up with LeBron, and the comments Wolves owner Glen Taylor made about Love needing to pick up his defense with the Cavs. [Click to listen]
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Andrew Wiggins on SportsTalk Posted by 1500ESPN | 2 hours ago New Wolves guard/forward Andrew Wiggins stopped by to visit with Joe & Pat during SportsTalk at the Fair [Click to listen]
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Sports Over Beers, ep 30: Andrew Wiggins era is off to a fun start for fans Posted by 1500ESPN | 9 hours ago The Wolves introduced Andrew Wiggins to a crowd of Wolves fans and by doing so won the day from a P.R. standpoint. Wolves analyst Steve McPherson joins the Sports Over Beers podcast to discuss how Wiggins changes the dynamic of the franchise going forward. Some surprising comments from Wolves owner Glen Taylor on the way the Kevin Love saga went down, including why they didn’t sign him to a 5-year max contract: www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Wolve…Love_trade082614 Give credit where it’s due: Flip Saunders played the puppet strings perfectly in this trade conversation. What are some of the rotations the Wolves likely will use? Steve wrote in detail about this subject for the website at 1500ESPN.com, which you can read here: www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Feeli…_look_like082314 How competitive will the Wolves roster be? How many games will they win? Is it ridiculous to think they’re a playoff team? Is Ricky Rubio capable of becoming the leader on the court for this team? Which players should Rubio aspire to be? Jason Kidd? Goran Dragic? How will Flip’s coaching strategy have to mold to this team compared to how he coached in his last turn as a head coach in the NBA. Is this the best return for an NBA superstar in league history? “It’s exciting to consider that there might be a player as fundamentally important to a team as Kevin Garnett was in Wiggins.” [Click to listen]
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Nolasco pitches well, but Perkins blows save as Royals overtake Twins Posted by The Associated Press | 9 hours ago The Royals had been shut down all night by Ricky Nolasco, who scattered three hits over seven innings. But after going quietly in the eighth, they managed to break through against Perkins (3-1), who had converted 18 consecutive saves on the road. [Full Story]
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Mike Zimmer happy he found the 'perfect fit' with the Vikings Posted by The Associated Press | 9 hours ago Despite a 1-7 start and a 5-10-1 finish last season that led to the firing of Leslie Frazier, this team is in position for significant improvement if injuries can be minimized and the quarterback position can finally be stabilized. [Full Story]
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Wolves introduce Wiggins and a few teammates to fans at the State Fair Posted by The Associated Press | 11 hours ago The Timberwolves unveiled the bounty they got for All-Star Kevin Love at the Minnesota State Fair, and Wiggins wore an ear-to-ear smile for most of the day as hundreds of fans followed him around the fairgrounds. [Full Story]
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Kevin Love introduced to Cavs fans, vowing commitment to win a ring Posted by The Associated Press | 13 hours ago "I'm committed to this team, committed long term to the end goal and that's to win championships," he said. Cleveland is smitten with its newest superstar. [Full Story]
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Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals Posted by 1500ESPN | 14 hours ago
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Zulgad's 3-and-out: Bridgewater sitting is latest example of sanity in NFL Posted by Judd Zulgad | 14 hours ago Judd Zulgad writes that NFL teams, including the Vikings, seem to be getting it when it comes to developing QBs. He also writes that Thaddeus Young has at least one strength Kevin Love lacks and unveils his sports optimism rankings. [Full Story]
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Saunders has high hopes for new look Wolves Posted by 1500ESPN | 14 hours ago Timberwolves President & Head Coach Flip Saunders talks with Patrick Reusse about the team's future with it's new young players. [Click to listen]
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Notebook: Peterson confident practice is enough to fit to new offense Posted by Andrew Krammer | 15 hours ago This is the first exhibition schedule Adrian Peterson has missed while being tasked to learn a new offensive system, one that will present changes to his game, as he prepares for the Sept. 7 opener at St. Louis. [Full Story]
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Byron Buxton included on Twins' Arizona Fall League roster Posted by Derek Wetmore | 16 hours ago Buxton still is recovering from a concussion in Fort Myers, Fla., so the Twins put him on the roster with the understanding that he may need to be pulled off if he's not healthy enough to play. [Full Story]
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Wolves owner Glen Taylor opens up about the Kevin Love trade Posted by Derek Wetmore | 16 hours ago "I spoke the truth when I said if Kevin [Love] would stay here then we would have the best season. Inside I knew Kevin wasn't giving us that alternative even though it's what I wanted," Wolves owner Glen Taylor said. [Full Story]
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Turner aligns with Zimmer's critical take on outside film evaluations Posted by Andrew Krammer | 18 hours ago Offensive coordinator Norv Turner appeared to take the same issue, unprompted, with outside evaluators when asked to generally describe left tackle Matt Kalil's play this preseason. [Full Story]
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Joseph vows to practice next week after 'straight in/out' bullet wound Posted by Andrew Krammer | 20 hours ago Joseph, 25, spoke for the first time since he suffered a stray bullet wound he described as "straight in, straight out" following the preseason opener against the Oakland Raiders earlier this month. [Full Story]
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