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Report: Wiggins now on negotiating table for Love trade

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:11
Ohio newspaper reports Cavaliers now willing to trade No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins
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Thursday (Twins now have 6 of top 50 prospects in baseball) edition: Wha' Happened?

Star Tribune Sports - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 09:14
It’s time to play a little “Good News, Bad News” when it comes to Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano — the Twins’ two best prospects and perhaps their Nos. 3 and 4 hitters of the not-too-distant future — as well as the rest of the team’s prospects. Good News: In Keith Law’s ESPN.com ranking of all the top prospects in baseball, Buxton and Sano are still firmly entrenched near the top — with Buxton No. 2 overall and Sano at No. 11. Bad News: Both of those positions represent a drop, albeit a small one, from the start of the year. Buxton was No. 1 overall, while Sano was No. 8. Good News: Considering both have been injured for almost the entire season, that’s not too far to fall. That means the ceiling for both, at least in Law’s estimation, remains very high. Bad News: This time missed has cost both of them valuable development time. Though Law notes that it shouldn’t, at least in the case of Buxton, “change his ultimate ceiling at all,” it has basically made this a lost season. Whereas both could have conceivably debuted this year with the Twins, at least for a taste, getting healthy is now the top priority. Good News: Those two now have very good company within the Twins’ organization on Law’s top prospects list. RHP Kohl Stewart vaulted from No. 76 to No. 19 since the preseason. SS Nick Gordon, drafted in June, is No. 25. Alex Meyer, No. 62 in the preseason, is up to No. 42 now. And Jose Berrios, not rated in the preseason, is now No. 50. So that means the Twins have six of the top 50 prospects in all of baseball, according to Law. Do the math: That’s about 1 of every 8 top prospects that are on the Twins even though they are just 1 of 30 teams. That bodes well for the future, even if the future can’t get here soon enough.
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After the break, rest of AL Central goes Tiger hunting

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 22:02
Detroit has a commanding lead, but pursuing teams aren’t giving up yet.
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Reusse: All-Star Game was a huge hit

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 21:44
Fans and players stepped to the plate for Target Field’s moment in the sun (and rain).
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TV ratings up for All-Star Game

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 21:21
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TFD: Watch Wolves draft pick Zach LaVine's ridiculous dunk

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:33
Want to get excited about something Timberwolves-relate? Tired of all the Kevin Love rumors and dead ends? Well, here’s first-round pick Zach LaVine showing off some serious hops Wednesday in a summer league victory over Phoenix. That … that looks nice.
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All-Star events boosted sales for some, left others wanting more

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:11
Restaurateurs describe boom and moderate bust scenarios, but overall, most businesses benefited.
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Lynx enter the All Star break on a roll

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:11
Moore picks up her ninth 30-point game of the season
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Gophers set 2:30 kickoff time for Middle Tennessee State

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 14:57
The Gophers and Blue Raiders will square off at TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 6.
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The Vikings were considering black jerseys in the 2000s?

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:25
Uni Watch got ahold of some Reebok prototypes of Vikings jerseys from 2003. You’ll note the pretty typical home/road jerseys. But take a gander at that “third jersey.” Black? Not sure what to think about that. Would we be cool with that?
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Here's how Glen Perkins got here...

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:49
My column on Perkins from this spring, in which he talked about the turning point of his career
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