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Are cities starting to see World Cup hosting duties as a poisoned chalice?

Chicago and Vancouver have both declined to be part of a North American World Cup bid, citing financial risks. Will others follow?The North American bid for the 2026 World Cup, a joint venture between the United States, Canada and Mexico, delivered its…

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Glitter and grit: Jessie Diggins is one of America’s best hopes for Olympic gold

One of America‚Äôs fittest athletes spends her downtime learning hip-hop dance routines from YouTube tutorials: an infectious cocktail of ferocity and fun that could deliver a historic firstFull schedule | Medal table | Sign up for The RecapThe LGBT athl…

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Minnesota Vikings’ new glass-plated stadium becomes ‘death trap’ for birds

  • US Bank Stadium study shows birds are flying into its clear glass
  • Conservation groups want authorities to make stadium bird-safe

The US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, which opened last June and cost more than $1bn of mostly taxpayer money, is beautiful, large, glassy – and deadly to birds.

A new report from a trio of conservation groups reveals that – for wildlife, at least – vast swathes of the new home of the Minnesota Vikings are indistinguishable from the sky and birds are being killed by flying straight into the stadium’s 200,000 sq ft of gleaming, clear glass.

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Standing Rock protesters unfurl banner over field at Minneapolis NFL game

Demonstrator rappels down banner at US Bank Stadium targeting Dakota Access pipeline during game between Minnesota Vikings and Chicago BearsIn Minneapolis on Sunday protesters unfurled a banner protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, high above the …

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Police walk off job after Minnesota Lynx players wear Black Lives Matter shirts

  • Team highlighted deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling
  • Police federation president praises conduct of officers

A police union official says four off-duty Minneapolis officers working a WNBA game walked off the job at the city’s Target Center arena Saturday after Minnesota Lynx players wore pregame warm-up jerseys supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

The shirts listed the names of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, both fatally shot by police officers last week. Castile was killed by a police officer in suburban St Paul during a traffic stop. The shirt also showed the Dallas police shield above the phrase “Black Lives Matter.”

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Stunning full-court buzzer-beater lifts Minnesota high school to miracle win

  • Junior forward Oman Oman cans miracle shot to lead team to win
  • Austin High player’s full-court buzzer-beater has since gone viral

A Minnesota high school basketball player delivered one of the most improbable endings imaginable on Tuesday night.

Oman Oman’s last-second heave off a missed free throw traveled the length of the court and into the basket as time expired, lifting the visiting Austin High Packers to a miraculous 56-55 win over conference rivals Northfield, who entered at No2 in the state’s Class AAA rankings and reached the state championship game in 2013 and 2014.

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Minnesota United expected to be named MLS expansion club this week

Minnesota United expected to be named the latest MLS expansion clubLeague office announced news conference for Wednesday in MinneapolisNASL club would likely join Major League Soccer ahead of 2018 season Continue reading…

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Minnesota United expected to be named MLS expansion club this week

Minnesota United expected to be named the latest MLS expansion clubLeague office announced news conference for Wednesday in MinneapolisNASL club would likely join Major League Soccer ahead of 2018 season Continue reading…

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Minnesota United expected to be named MLS expansion club this week

  • Minnesota United expected to be named the latest MLS expansion club
  • League office announced news conference for Wednesday in Minneapolis
  • NASL club would likely join Major League Soccer ahead of 2018 season

Minnesota United are expected to be confirmed as the next Major League Soccer expansion club during a Wednesday press conference at Target Field in Minneapolis.

“MLS, Don Garber and Dr Bill McGuire will make an important announcement on the future of soccer in Minnesota,” the league office said in a release issued Monday morning.

Related: Expanding horizons: where will Major League Soccer open shop next?

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Minnesota United expected to be named MLS expansion club this week

  • Minnesota United expected to be named the latest MLS expansion club
  • League office announced news conference for Wednesday in Minneapolis
  • NASL club would likely join Major League Soccer ahead of 2018 season

Minnesota United are expected to be confirmed as the next Major League Soccer expansion club during a Wednesday press conference at Target Field in Minneapolis.

“MLS, Don Garber and Dr Bill McGuire will make an important announcement on the future of soccer in Minnesota,” the league office said in a release issued Monday morning.

Related: Expanding horizons: where will Major League Soccer open shop next?

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Adrian Peterson avoids jail with no contest plea to child abuse charge

Minnesota Vikings running back to pay $4,000 fine and serve 80 hours of community service for disciplining 4-year-old son with wooden birch Continue reading…

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Adrian Peterson case exposes America’s blurred lines between discipline and abuse

Indictment of Vikings star brings pressure to revisit state lawsAs a country, weve drawn the line in a rather vague placeJeb Lund: Adrian Peterson and what our fathers did to usVikings suspend Peterson indefinitely over allegations Continue reading…

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Vikings suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely over child abuse allegations

Vikings in U-turn after initially reinstating Peterson Star running back charged with injuring his son Petersons statement: I am not a child abuser NFL players union appeal against Rice suspension Continue reading…

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Minnesota governor criticises Vikings’ decision to reinstate Adrian Peterson

Mark Dayton says running back should have remained suspended until allegations Peterson hit his son have been resolvedPaolo Bandini: a rotten week for the NFL Continue reading…

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Adrian Peterson reinstated by Vikings: ‘I am not a child abuser’

Running back will play in NFL game on Sunday against New Orleans after charged with beating 4-year-old son Continue reading…

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NFL’s Adrian Peterson released on bail over beating of son aged four

Allegedly excessive discipline by Minnesota Vikings running back is latest violence-related incident to tarnish NFLThe NFL star Adrian Peterson was freed on bail on Saturday morning, after he turned himself in to police in Texas investigating allegatio…

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Minneapolis to host 2018 Super Bowl

NFL owners choose Minneapolis and its new stadium to host 2018 game over New Orleans and Indianapolis Continue reading…

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City links: the best of the web

Here’s a roundup of the best content we’ve seen online this week – with a lot of colour and American stories

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Minnesota stadium demolition continues – video

Construction crews set off explosive charges to sever the cables of the Metrodome’s roof, as part of a gradual demolition of the former home of the Minnesota Vikings

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Minnesota stadium demolition continues – video

Construction crews set off explosive charges to sever the cables of the Metrodome’s roof, as part of a gradual demolition of the former home of the Minnesota Vikings