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Adrian Peterson wants to break Emmitt Smith’s rushing record 06.16.15 at 8:55 am ET
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Despite missing nearly all of 2014, Adrian Peterson remains optimistic about breaking the all-time NFL rushing record of 18,355 rushing yards set by Emmitt Smith.

“I don’€™t think it’€™s impossible,” he told the Pioneer Press during Adrian Peterson Day in Palestine, Texas, on Saturday. “A lot of things are still to come. … I look at things that anything is possible. He played 15 years. I’€™m going into year nine but I’€™ve only got eight on the body. That’€™s a long-term goal (to break the record).”

The Vikings running back currently sits at 10,190 career rushing yards to begin his age-30 season. However, he believes that he’s capable of playing seven or eight more years in the league, which is unprecedented longevity for a running back. In order to break the record, Peterson would have to average 1,021 yards per season over the next eight years.

“I think I can play (past Smith’s retirement age of 35),” Peterson said. “I’m blessed with tremendous talent and recovery and everything, so I feel like I’ll be able to play as long as I want. … I want to play seven more (years). Eight. I really feel that I can be 38 out there and still be the best running back in the NFL.”

In addition to Smith’s record, Peterson also alleged that he has the ability to break Eric Dickerson‘s single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards. Meanwhile, Vikings running back coach Kirby Wilson told Marc Sessler last week that he wants the veteran tailback to have a more “balanced workload,” perhaps leading to fewer carries in 2015.

Peterson’s wife, Ashley, still believes her husband’s season goal is attainable.

“I’d say 2,200 yards (this season),” she said of her husband’s goals in 2015. “I think he can definitely do it. His mind-set is totally different than anybody I’ve ever met. He’s very determined; he’s very strong-minded; he’s very strong-willed. I think he has a goal in mind and he’s not going to stop until he reaches that goal. … I think he’s going to go out there and surprise a lot of doubters and the naysayers.”

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Adrian Peterson will participate in Vikings’ OTAs Tuesday 06.02.15 at 8:57 am ET
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After nearly nine months away from the team, Adrian Peterson will return to the Vikings for OTAs on Tuesday.

“I’m returning because I want to. I’m a part of this football team and I owe it to the guys I play with and to our coaches,” Peterson told ESPN. “I was planning on coming in this week, and I’m looking forward to getting back on the field. It’s what I love to do.”

Following Week 1 of the 2014-15 NFL season, Peterson was indicted on child abuse charges after allegedly disciplining his child with a switch. He missed the remaining 15 games of the season and speculation abounded that he would be traded this offseason. Peterson previously skipped the first two phases of the Vikings offseason program in hopes of making his $12.75 million 2015-16 salary fully guaranteed.

The 2012 NFL MVP went on a highly publicized Twitter rant Sunday morning regarding the viability of NFL contracts.

Peterson did not discuss whether he and the Vikings had begun restructuring his contract.

“I’ll leave those discussions to my agent, but any player wants to guarantee his future as much as possible,” Peterson said. “I’m focused on what I need to do on the field, what I need to do to prepare for the season.”

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Friday’s Morning Mashup: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson goes on Twitter rant about contract 05.29.15 at 8:09 am ET
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Welcome to Friday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
NHL playoffs: Lightning at Rangers, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
Soccer: U-20 World Cup, United States vs. Myanmar, midnight (FS1)
College softball: World Series, LSU vs. Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College softball: World Series, Michigan vs. UCLA, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)

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Adrian Peterson brought some clarity to his dispute with the Vikings, tweeting his frustration that his contract is not fully guaranteed.

There had been speculation that Peterson was skipping this week’s voluntary three-day practice session because he felt the Vikings did not support him enough during his legal problems last season. However, he indicated the issue is only about his contract.

Peterson apparently wants the Vikings to guarantee money due in the final two years of his deal, especially after he lost money during last season’s suspension.

Tweeted Peterson: I know hundreds of players that wished their team would’ve HONORED the contract! But instead got threw to the side like trash.

Peterson has three years and about $45 million remaining on his contract. If he is on the roster for Week 1, his $12.75 million salary for 2015 is guaranteed, but not the final two years.

Tweeted Peterson: A lill crazy how one side has so much power that they can do as they please when it comes to the contract! But when the other-side (player’s) feels for whatever reason! Family, Change of scenery or simply – what they feels just might work best for them! Those same laws don’t apply! It’s all about honoring you’re contract! Sounds like free will is being a lil challenged to me!

Peterson later indicated his anger is directed at the players’ lack of power, not at the Vikings in particular.

Wrote Peterson: This is not against the Vikings. I am just frustrated that our union did not get guaranteed contracts for its players.

The Vikings have another set of voluntary practices next week, but Peterson is not required to show up until minicamp that starts June 16.

— Eagles coach Chip Kelly responded to allegations from traded running back LeSean McCoy that he intentionally got rid of the team’s good black players by denying race played a role in any of his offseason decisions.

“I’ve got great respect for LeSean. However, in that situation, I think he’s wrong,” Kelly said Thursday. “We put a lot of time in looking at the characters and factors that go into selection and retention of players, and color’s never been one of them.”

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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Ex-Bears DL Ray McDonald arrested again 05.28.15 at 8:00 am ET
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Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
College softball: World Series, Tennessee vs. Florida, noon (ESPN)
College softball: World Series, LSU vs. Auburn, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College softball: World Series, Alabama vs. Michigan, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College softball: World Series, UCLA vs. Oregon, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Tennis: French Open, 5 a.m. (ESPN2)

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Ray McDonald

Ray McDonald

— Two days after being arrested for domestic violence and child endangerment and then being cut by the Bears, lineman Ray McDonald was arrested again, this time for violating a restraining order.

McDonald was issued the restraining order after Monday’s incident, in which he allegedly broke down a bedroom door to get to his ex-fiancee, who was with their infant child. His attorney denies that he or McDonald were notified of the restraining order, which barred him from returning to the home in Santa Clara, California.

McDonald went to the home to meet with a private investigator, his lawyer said, at a time when his ex-fiancee was not home. He was arrested at a fast-food restaurant Wednesday afternoon and booked on $5,000 bail.

Cut by the 49ers in December after what the team called a “pattern of poor decision-making,” McDonald signed a one-year deal with the Bears this offseason.

During a press conference Wednesday morning, Bears team chairman George McCaskey expressed concern for the alleged victim.

“The overriding emotion for me was sadness,” McCaskey said of his reaction to McDonald’s Monday arrest. “Sadness for the child, for the child’s mother and for the entire situation. Domestic violence is a vexing social problem. The NFL has had some high-profile cases including this one, and the NFL because it’s a leader in a society is called upon to take action, which we are doing. We’re not going to do it by ourselves, but I think we have an opportunity to make an impact.”

— Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made it clear that the Vikings have no intention of trading Adrian Peterson, despite the running back’s lack of cooperation since his return from his suspension last season.

Speaking to the media Wednesday during the second day of OTAs — which Peterson is skipping — Zimmer dismissed any suggestion that the team might move Peterson.

“He’s really got two choices. He can either play for us or he cannot play,” Zimmer said. “He’s not going to play for anybody else, and that’s just the way it’s going to be.”

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Yankees honor Bernie Williams, then continue skid 05.25.15 at 8:23 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Twins, 2:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Royals at Yankees, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Tigers at Athletics, 4 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA playoffs: Warriors at Rockets, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL playoffs: Blackhawks at Ducks, 9 p.m. (NBCSN)
College lacrosse: NCAA championship game, Denver vs. Maryland, 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
Tennis: French Open, noon (NBC), 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Bernie Williams’ No. 51 was retired by the Yankees on Sunday night, and the list of dignitaries on hand was headed by Derek Jeter, making his first appearance at Yankee Stadium since his retirement.

Williams, who was the center fielder on the Yankees teams that won four titles in five seasons from 1996-2000, batted .297 in 16 seasons in the Bronx, finishing third in team history in doubles and in the top seven in hits, runs, games played, home runs and RBIs. He was a five-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner, and he won the 1998 American League batting title (.339).

The Yankees’ all-time leader in postseason home runs (22) and RBIs (80), Williams only signed his retirement papers last month.

“It took a long time [to retire],” Williams said after Sunday’s ceremony. “I think I sort of misunderstood my own feelings in my own emotions. The first three or four years [after I stopped playing] I was really making sure that I wasn’€™t going back. After the fifth or sixth year I started putting it on the shelf. I was like, ‘Well, this is not that important.’ I think to me, I was moving on to other things. I really needed to have this chapter of my life closed. It took me nine years but I finally got it done.”

As for Jeter, who was introduced last and received a long ovation, Williams said: “I think he’s very at peace with where he is right now in his life and I am so happy with him. I think a very important part of players when they retire is to try to make that transition from going 1,000 miles an hour to more of a normal kind of pace, and he seems to be handling it pretty good. So I’m really happy for him.”

As for Sunday’s game, the Yankees lost to the Rangers, 5-2, their sixth straight loss and 10th in 11 games — their worst skid since 1995. New York is 22-22, one game ahead of the third-place Red Sox in the AL East.

Adrian Peterson‘s standoff with the Vikings continues, as the running back told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the team’s optional practices that begin Tuesday, according to an Associated Press report.

Although the Vikings have expressed a desire to have Peterson return to the team following his suspension last season while he handled his legal issues related to child abuse, Peterson apparently still has a chip on his shoulder due to a perceived lack of support from the organization.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin move on from racial incident with Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison 04.06.15 at 8:09 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Phillies, 3:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Blue Jays at Yankees, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Mets at Nationals, 4 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Indians at Astros, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Giants at Diamondbacks, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
NBA: Trail Blazers at Nets, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament final, Wisconsin vs. Duke, 9 p.m. (CBS; WEEI-FM)
Soccer: Premier League, Manchester City at Crystal Palace, 2:55 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

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Andrew Harrison (5) and Kentucky were frustrated by Frank Kaminsky (44) and Wisconsin in Saturday’s national semifinal. (Chris Steppig/Getty Images)

— Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky tried to play down the controversy that erupted when Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison muttered a racial slur about him during Saturday’s postgame press conference.

After Kentucky’s loss that ended the Wildcats’ season at 38-1, Harrison responded to a question about Kaminsky by saying, ‘[Expletive] that [N-word],” even though Kaminsky is white. Although Harrison covered the microphone with his hand, the comment was audible.

Harrison, who also was criticized for skipping the postgame handshake line along with a few of his teammates, later tweeted an apology, writing: First i want to apologize for my poor choice of words used in jest towards a player I respect and know.

Added Harrison: When I realized how this could be perceived I immediately called big frank to apologize and let him know I didn’t mean any disrespect.

Kaminsky, who on Sunday was named winner of the Naismith Award as the nation’s top player, confirmed that Harrison contacted him, and he attempted to put the issue to rest.

“He reached to me, we talked about it, [I’m] over it,” Kaminsky said Sunday, as he focused on leading the Badgers against Duke in Monday night’s NCAA championship game. “Nothing needs to be made out of it.”

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan also was in a forgiving mood, saying: “In this day and age, it always reminds all of us that whatever we say can and will be heard, it seems. The teaching moment is the individual himself learned from it obviously by reaching out to Frank, so we’ll leave it at that.”

— Jaguars defensive lineman Sen’Derrick Marks isn’t impressed with the NFL’s decision to hire a female official, and he made an interesting comparison.

The league announced last week that Sarah Thomas will be the first full-time non-replacement official.

“It’s just like the Michael Sam situation — if he wasn’t gay, he would have gone undrafted,” Marks told TMZ. “Instead, the league drafts him because I think they are trying to monopolize every aspect of the world. The same thing with a female ref.

“For the league, it’s great publicity. The NFL is all about monopolizing every opportunity.”

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: LLWS star Mo’ne Davis asks for leniency for offensive tweeter 03.24.15 at 8:06 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Kings at Rangers, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Spurs at Mavericks, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Warriors at Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: NIT, Miami at Richmond, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: NIT, Vanderbilt at Stanford, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB exhibition: Phillies at Braves, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB exhibition: Angels at Rangers, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB exhibition: Tigers at Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

Mo'ne Davis

Mo’ne Davis

Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis showed remarkable class in responding to a college baseball player’s dismissal from his team due to his insult of Davis in a tweet.

Bloomsburg (Pa.) University junior first baseman Joey Casselberry was booted from the team Sunday after he complained about Davis getting a movie made about her, tweeting: Disney is making a movie about Mo’ne Davis? WHAT A JOKE. That slut got rocked by Nevada.

Davis said Monday that she emailed the school to ask that Casselberry, who apologized for his tweet, be reinstated.

“Everyone makes mistakes,” Davis told ESPN. “Everyone deserves a second chance. I know he didn’t mean it that type of way. I know people get tired of seeing me on TV. But sometimes you’ve got to think about what you’re doing before you do it.

“It hurt on my part, but he hurt even more. If it was me, I would want to take that back. I know how hard he’s worked. Why not give him a second chance?”

The school acknowledged receiving Davis’ email but did not give any indication that it would reverse its decision.

“Her request demonstrates the type of person she is, her level of maturity and the empathy that her family and coach teach her,” the school said in a statement. “Bloomsburg University stands firm on our decision; however, his consequences will be reviewed as is common in disciplinary actions like this.”

— The Princeton women’s basketball team’s previously undefeated season came to an end Monday with a loss to host Maryland in the NCAA Tournament’s second round, and there was increased security at the arena following a threat made against a Princeton player who is the niece of President Barack Obama.

According to media reports, a phone message threatening Princeton freshman Leslie Robinson — whose father, Craig Robinson, is Michelle Obama’s brother — was left at Maryland.

Barack and Michelle Obama attended Saturday’s opening-round game but were not in attendance for Monday’s contest, which the Terrapins won 85-70.

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Yankees fire ticket-seller involved in Curt Schilling Twitter controversy 03.03.15 at 7:56 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Celtics at Cavaliers, 7 p.m. (CSNNE)
College basketball: Rhode Island at Dayton, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Iowa at Indiana, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: North Carolina at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Georgetown at Butler, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Kentucky at Georgia, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: West Virginia at Kansas, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Texas A&M at Florida, 9 p.m. (ESPNU
College basketball: Villanova at Creighton, 9 p.m. (FS1)
NHL: Sabres at Lightning, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
MLB exhibition: Red Sox vs. Boston College/Northeastern, 1 p.m. (WEEI-AM)
MLB exhibition: Pirates at Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: Premier League, West Bromwich at Aston Villa, 2:40 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

The Yankees announced Monday afternoon that they have fired the part-time ticket-seller who posted vulgar tweets about Curt Schilling’s daughter, saying they have “zero tolerance for anything like this.”

A number of individuals made vile comments on social media after Schilling tweeted congratulations to his 17-year-old for committing to play for the Salve Regina University softball team next year. Sean MacDonald was one of the most offensive tweeters, and Schilling called him out.

Yankees director of communications Jason Zillo said MacDonald worked a few days for the team in January, but, “We’ve terminated him.”

MacDonald is a former vice president of the Theta Xi fraternity at Montclair State University, from where he recently graduated. The fraternity acknowledged his “inappropriate and offensive tweets” and posted that “cyberbullying is unacceptable and should not be tolerated.”

Another tweeter, identified as Adam Nagel, a student at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey who hosted a one-hour show on his school radio station’s student radio streams, was suspended by the school and is being investigated by local police.

Schilling joined Dennis & Callahan on Tuesday morning to discuss the situation.

— More details are emerging about why Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski dismissed Rasheed Sulaimon in January, making him the first player kicked off the team in the coach’s 35-year tenure.

According to a report in The Duke Chronicle, the school’s newspaper, two students accused Sulaimon of sexual assault last school year, and the team was aware of the allegations for at least a year before Sulaimon was dismissed. According to a statement from Krzyzewski at the time, Sulaimon “has been unable to consistently live up to the standards required to be a member of our program.”

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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson ‘still uneasy’ about potential return to Minnesota 02.20.15 at 1:53 pm ET
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On Thursday Adrian Peterson told ESPN that he is “still uneasy” about rejoining the Vikings next season, questioning the support he had from the organization after it worked with the NFL to put him on the commissioner’s exempt list in September.

Peterson played just one game in 2014 because he was indicted for reckless injury to a child on Sept. 12. He will not be able to be reinstated into the league until April 15 unless Judge David Doty rules in favor of a suit against the league brought forth by the NFL Players Association in hopes of Peterson’s immediate reinstatement.

The running back “has been complying with the NFL’s requirements for reinstatement” and has to meet those for his probation in Texas and child protective services order in Minnesota as well. Even if Peterson does not return to the Vikings, he still plans on playing somewhere next season.

“It shows you can have all the loyalty toward someone and toward an organization, a fan base, but when things really shift and it’s you or the empire, they’re going to put you out on a leash,” he said. “I said, ‘Of course [I would love to come back to the Vikings].’ I said it. But my emotions, as far as those things I feel, those are for players like [linebacker] Chad Greenway, those guys that play the game just like me, that have the same passion I have, the same goal I have, to win a championship. That’s where it comes from. It don’t come from the organization. I’m not in a good place when it comes to that.”

Team president Mark Wilf, chief operating officer Kevin Warren, general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer all recently said they want Peterson to return in 2015, and the Vikings seem to be preparing for it. Peterson knows, though, that he wouldn’t be forced into staying with the Vikings if he doesn’t want to, and Zimmer pointed out that “the relationship needs to be a two-way street.”

“I know there are a lot of people in the organization who want me back,” Peterson said. “But then again, I know the ones who don’t. It’s a difficult transition, and it’s not just about me. I have a wife who was able to sit back and see how people in Minnesota said this and said that, how media in Minnesota took the head of the situation with my child, and were digging into things that weren’t even relevant. That wasn’t people in Texas — it was people in Minnesota that dug in and brought things out. That impacted me, but most importantly, it impacted the people around me — my family, my kids. This came from the state I love so much, that I wish to bring a championship to? This is how they treat me when I’m down and out? You kick me? My wife [and I], we’ve had several conversations about me returning to Minnesota, what the best options are. If I left it up to her, I’d be somewhere else today, and that’s with her weighing everything. It’s a lot for me to weigh; she understands that. But there are some things that I’m still uneasy about.”

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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Timberwolves reportedly make push for Kevin Garnett 02.19.15 at 8:07 am ET
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Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Mavericks at Thunder, 8 p.m. (TNT; WEEI-AM)
NBA: Spurs at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: Saint Joseph’s at Dayton, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Purdue at Indiana, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Temple at SMU, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Central Florida at Tulane, 7 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Louisiana Tech at Charlotte, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Rutgers at Iowa, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: UConn at Memphis, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Saint Francis (Pa.) at Central Conn., 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Mississippi at Mississippi State, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: San Diego at BYU, 10 p.m. (ESPNU)
NHL: Blue Jackets at Penguins, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Kevin Garnett might be going back to where it all began.

According to reports out of Minneapolis, the Timberwolves have had talks with the Nets about acquiring the player who spent his first 12 NBA seasons in Minnesota before he was traded to the Celtics in 2007.

Flip Saunders, who returned to the Timberwolves to serve as president of basketball operations last year, coached Garnett for much of the forward’s time in Minnesota and apparently is interested in having Garnett end his career with his original club — and provide guidance to the team’s young players, including No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins and 19-year-old dunk champion Zach LaVine.

Garnett, traded from Boston to Brooklyn in 2013, is in the final year of a contract that pays him $12 million this season, seeing reduced minutes on an underachieving Nets team that is 21-29. If he agrees to change teams, Garnett would go to the team with the worst record (11-42) in the Western Conference.

The Timberwolves reportedly would give up 26-year-old forward Thaddeus Young to acquire Garnett, who would have to waive his full no-trade clause by Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. Garnett has said previously that he is not looking to leave Brooklyn, mainly because he does not want to disrupt his family in the middle of the season.

“I haven’t thought too much of my own personal [situation],” Garnett said recently. “When that road comes, I’ll cross it and I’ll deal with it. A lot of things with [my] family situation and things, it’s not just convenient to get up and move, to change things. It’s not as convenient as it once was when I was younger. I have a lot more responsibilities and things to take into account.”

— The Vikings reiterated that they are ready to welcome back Adrian Peterson once his NFL suspension is lifted.

General manager Rick Spielman told reporters Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine that the team expects Peterson to return to Minnesota when his NFL suspension is lifted, and, “I think our whole organization is on that same page.”

“He admitted a mistake,” Spielman said. “I’m sure he’s doing everything he can to not only make himself better as a football player but also a better person off the field.”

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