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Twins Insider: Trade deadline day update

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:34
The MLB trade deadline is at 3 p.m. The Twins have made one move and could make more before the day is over
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Hamline to play ball in Lowertown

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:52
The Pipers are signing a 25-year lease with the city for $1.5 million, a deal that includes a new clubhouse.
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Twins acquire Milone from A's, call up Vargas

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:24
Sam Fuld is sent to Oakland in exchange for left-handed starter
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Gophers update practice schedule; slight change for fans looking to come watch

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:16
Practices next Monday through Wednesday will be open to the public.
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Jarius Wright seeking breakout season

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:14
Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright is hoping to have a breakout year in his third season.
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Thursday (Wolves reportedly only dealing with Cavs in Love trade) edition: Wha' Happened?

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:20
Fresh reporting from ESPN on the Kevin Love trade situation only advances the ball a little and mostly just confirms what has been already reported or logically assumed, but there are a few passages worth noting: Sources this week have described the Cavs as the only team in contention for Love. … (Andrew) Wiggins is not eligible to be dealt until Aug. 23 after signing his rookie contract last week, but numerous league insiders — some of whom are gathered in Las Vegas for this week’s Team USA training camp — have begun to describe a Love-to-Cleveland trade as a “when” transaction as opposed to an “if.” This is good, of course, because it lets us all focus on one team, one trade. Even though a potential deal with Chicago is pretty good, too, we can stop talking about it. And we can certainly stop mentioning Golden State. It’s believed the Wolves hope to convince Cleveland to take J.J. Barea as part of a Love trade or find a third team to absorb Barea’s expiring contract. Again, this was an assumption after the Wolves signed Mo Williams, but it’s worth reiterating. We’d hate to see a deal blow up over the minor pieces, but if Flip Saunders can leverage this to not only add players he wants but subtract players he doesn’t want, that would be keen. Although Love, 25, is expected to opt for free agency after next season even if he’s dealt to Cleveland, sources say that’s purely because he can secure a far more lucrative contract next summer than he could going the extension route. That’s interesting. We had been operating under the assumption that Love would opt-in for the final year of his deal. Even if there is a handshake agreement that he will re-sign with Cleveland, that adds some burden to the Cavs. So basically the sides have a little more than three weeks now to hammer out the details and perhaps find a third team willing to add more pieces to this puzzle. While we’d still rather have the deal done right now since cold feet can change any deal, we’ll just have to trust the process.
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Postgame: A repeat of Morneau's farewell?

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:16
Willingham hit a home run, but we don't know if it's goodbye; Hughes makes a pitch for his catcher
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What you missed at Vikings camp Wednesday

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:24
A look at what happened at today's Vikings training camp practice.
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This way to the 50-plus tour

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:56
One door begins to close and another opens for rookies on the Champions Tour.
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Baserunning gaffes hurt Twins in 3-2 loss to Royals

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:47
Three baserunning gaffes put an end to potential scoring threats.
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Twins notes: Perkins covers mistakes well

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:59
Though he has been hit recently, the closer has converted 26 of 29 save chances.
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Hartman: Spielman sees lots of progress at camp

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:53
The Vikings GM knows many will focus on QBs.
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Reusse: Ex-Keller caddie recounts his weekend with Jack Nicklaus

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:42
An innocent 16-year-old caddied for the burgeoning legend in 1965. This weekend at the 3M Championship, Mark Kinderwater hopes to see Nicklaus again.
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Lynx need win over Phoenix to close West race

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:27
The Mercury has a 22-3 record and a 16-game winning streak.
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Vikings day at camp: Rookie WR Colter draws praise from Turner

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:59
A look at some daily dispatches from Mankato:
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Vikings notes: Bridgewater gets a first-team stint

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:56
The rookie QB was a bit sloppy in his short time with the starters.
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Mpls. City Council might side with birds in Vikings stadium debate

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:53
The Minneapolis Council will consider a proposal supporting bird-safe glass for the Vikings facility.
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Lighter Floyd hopes to make heavier impact with Vikings

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:50
The defensive tackle has shed weight in hopes of gaining a starting job.
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Rand: Twins' Gibson going to extremes

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:34
When he's good, Kyle Gibson is really good. And when he's bad, he's really bad.
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