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Lincecum throws his second no-hitter against Padres

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 23:17
The Giants righthander baffled the Padres for the second time in a year.
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Prankster Lapointe no joke for Wild

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 23:10
Team’s chief amateur scout has a Hall of Fame pedigree.
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Acrobatic goalkeeper gives U.S. a chance

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 23:05
Agile Tim Howard saves his teammates often in World Cup matches.
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Wild contacts agents for some big names

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 22:45
Matt Niskanen, Thomas Vanek and Paul Stastny are among the targets.
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Hartman: Local NBA draft picks were once the norm

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 22:31
In the 1940s and ’50s, the Lakers won titles with a roster featuring many players from Minnesota.
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Arcia, Twins try to solve Richards

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:35
After losing first game of series, Twins look to bounce back with Yohan Pino on the mound.
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World Cup Day 13: Looking forward to the knockout round

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:24
France, Switzerland, Argentina, and Nigeria sealed their places in the knockout round - and we can start peeking at the bracket.
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TFD: Cavs were dangling No. 1 for Love, but he shot it down

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 17:42
If you were wondering whether Kevin Love can continue to hold the Wolves hostage even while he’s still with the team, look no further than a report from Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Cleveland’s pursuit of Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love – which included a package centered on the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft – has sputtered because of Love’s warning he’d never sign an extension with the Cavaliers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. There was no deal structure fully in place, but the Cavaliers had been fiercely determined to secure Love in a trade package, sources said. A package including the No. 1 overall pick would have  been mighty nice. But it’s a reminder that the Wolves not only have to find the best trade possible, but also have to make it happen with a team with whom Love is willing to stay long-term.
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There is no consensus when it comes to the Wolves' No. 13 pick

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:30
With the NBA Draft swiftly approaching Thursday night, we took a spin through some of the most notable mock dock drafts out there to see if there is any sort of consensus when it comes to the Timberwolves and who they might land at No. 13. Because 13 seemed to be a nice number, that’s how many mocks we tracked. It’s useful to remember that mock drafts are not much more than educated guesswork and that after Thursday the only thing they will be good for is kindling for a beautiful fire. But for now, let’s have some fun! (Note: We thought we would have to go to all the individual sites, but NBA.com has nicely gathered almost all of them up for us): 13 FOR THE WOLVES AT NO. 13: Nik Stauskas, SG, Michigan: Sporting News, Sheridan Hoops, NBAdraft.net, Bleacher Report Gary Harris, SG, Michigan State: ESPN.com, SI.com, NBA Draft Insider Adreian Payne, PF, Michigan State: NBA.com, CBS Sports Net Scouts Rodney Hood, SF, Duke: FOX Sports and USA Today. Zach LaVine, SG, UCLA: Draft Express That’s five guys in the 13 mocks and certainly no clear consensus. The smart money appears to be on either Stauskas, Harris or Payne. Stauskas seems to be moving up quite a few boards, so it’s less likely he will be available. Harris would fill a need as a shooter, while Payne could be a ready-made replacement for Kevin Love if he is traded. Our hope is for Payne; our hope beyond that is for Stauskas if he falls. Harris would be fine. Anyone else feels like a reach, but again we’re just part of the educated guess crowd.
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Claeys bullish about Gophers defense; injury and weight room updates

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:06
De'Vondre Campbell now weigh 238, while fellow linebacker Damien Wilson has dropped to 245.
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Hicks completes rehab and officialy optioned to Rochester. May to Futures Game

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:31
The move caps a controversial month for Aaron Hicks, who is searching for the things that once made him a top prospect in the organization
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Lynx practice, according to coach, one of the best of the year

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:21
The Lynx worked hard practicing against the defense they figure to see Friday and Sunday in back-to-back games against Seattle.
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A contrary view of the Suarez bite: Get over it and play on

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:48
Things happen during soccer games (and in other sports) and the best response is to respond with good play.
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See the football field from Adrian Peterson’s perspective

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:33
The Vikings put a GoPro on Peterson’s helmet. Watch what it is like to be #28. You can see full video at Vikings.com.
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A look at 2016 recruit Amir Coffey, part 2: A lifetime leading up to this

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:05
Coffey's father has been training him for the pinnacle he seeks, since he was 1 year old.
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Vikings rookies soak in NFL Rookie Symposium

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:08
The Vikings’ rookies are in Aurora, Ohio this week for the NFL Rookie Symposium. The week-long orientation focuses on NFL history, total wellness, experience and professionalism.
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