Scoggins: After tuneup from Brunansky, Dozier's mechanics are in sync

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 21:32
A small adjustment in footwork at the plate unleashed more power.
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Zimmer takes hands on approach at Vikings practice

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 21:12
The constantly moving coach is peppering his players with lots of constructive criticism.
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Hartman: Don't worry about Mauer, because Twins aren't

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 20:37
He’s struggling, but manager Ron Gardenhire won’t call it a slump because the first baseman still hits balls hard.
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Mike Zimmer wants 90 Greenways and versatility at linebacker

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 17:23
Chad Greenway, Jasper Brinkley and Audie Cole lined up as the linebackers with the Vikings' first-team defense Thursday, but it is still way too early to get an indication of who will line up where in Week 1.
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Gophers hockey standouts Brandt, Condon represent U as Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award honorees

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 17:20
The women's and men's hockey student-athletes were selected among 24 honorees throughout the Big Ten Conference.
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Martin runs Rangers to 5-4 victory over Twins

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 16:28
Leonys Martin doubled twice and scored three times, including the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Thursday to win their second straight four-game series on the road.
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Vikings' Bridgewater not at OTA; Cassel handles first team reps

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 14:18
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater missed Thursday's OTA and will not be at Winter Park on Friday due to an NFLPA rookie event in Los Angeles. Matt Cassel took most of the first team reps.
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Pair of sevens: The low-hanging fruit of criticizing Joe Mauer and Christian Ponder

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:26
We believe we have reached the point where any discussion about Joe Mauer and/or Christian Ponder -- a pair of sevens whose career trajectories have somehow merged in the most unlikely way -- becomes akin to a dog chasing its tail.
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Twins pregame: Hicks out of the starting lineup again; Deduno will try to give hitters a chance

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:22
Shortstop Danny Santana will play in center field for the second consecutive game.
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Zimmer on the challenge of drafting good safeties

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 08:33
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer spoke about how difficult it can be to project some college defensive backs to the safety position in the pros.
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