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Hartman: All-Star MVP was a career thrill for Steinbach

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 22:01
The Twins bench coach was the best of the best in 1988, but a World Series win in ’89 was his pinnacle.
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Soccer provides an escape route for girls' team from India

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 21:42
A girls’ team from India faces pressures other teams do not at the Schwan’s USA Cup.
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Brazil won even in losing World Cup

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 21:13
The host nation proved it could handle big sporting events, even if the time on the field ended poorly.
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Team USA World Cup basketball training camp roster finalized

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:49
Tournament begins Aug. 3 in Spain
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Moore wins WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week award

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:35
For the second time this season, Lynx forward Maya Moore was named the WNBA Western Conference of the Week. She leads the league in scoring (23.7) and minutes (34.9).
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Warm clothes, early arrival recommended for All-Star Game

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 16:08
Fans can start passing through Target Field metal detectors at 4 p.m.
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West metro riders wonder why no Twins Express for Tuesday's All-Star Game

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 16:04
Metro Transit runs Twins Express Route 679 from the County Road 73 Park and Ride in Minnetonka for all home games, but curiously it's not offering the service Tuesday.
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Mille Lacs night fishing ban to be lifted next week

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:45
Harvest quota unlikely to be reached, DNR says
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High school teammates Josh Martin and Zach LaVine reunited in Minnesota

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:00
The pair came up together in Washington state. Now, they're bringing their shenanigans and lighthearted competitiveness to the Twin Cities.
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Bulldozers go against Dozier in HR Derby

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:00
The Twins second baseman is smaller than most participants, but he could get pumped by hometown fans.
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Monday (Adrian Peterson and the nature of celebrity) edition: Wha' Happened?

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:33
After the final out was recorded in Sunday’s Legends and Celebrities softball game at Target Field — and yes, the final out came when rapper/TV personality Sway was caught in a rundown — players mingled on the field while fireworks blasted overhead. Fans dangled pens, hoping for autographs. Look one way and you saw Dwight Gooden. Look another way and you saw Andrew Zimmern. Mad Men’s January Jones sidled up to Vikings running back Adrian Peterson with her smart phone in hand. Even celebrities can be starstruck around celebrities; she wanted a picture with AP, and she wasn’t about to leave empty-handed. “It’s cool. It’s humbling,” Peterson said later, when asked about being asked by Jones for a picture. “It makes you realize the position you’re in. I really don’t take in the celebrity status I have. When people want to take a picture or want an autograph, it brings me back to, ‘wow, you’ve really been blessed.’” That was the theme of the afternoon and evening: celebrities in awe of each other. Actor Rob Riggle (we remember him best as the over-aggressive police officer in The Hangover) gushed about having a locker next to Rollie Fingers. Wild forward Zach Parise, himself one of the most recognizable names and faces in Twin Cities sports, said he was really looking forward to meeting Peterson. He also loved seeing other stars from the baseball world that he grew up admiring. “You’re so used to being around hockey players,” Parise said. “To see legends from these other sports, I’m still a fan of a lot of them. Rickey Henderson, Jack Morris, (John) Smoltz. I was a fan growing up, so it’s fun to be around them.” Even Peterson, one of the biggest stars in all of sports, seemed thrilled to get some tips from Rickey Henderson. “Mr. Henderson, he gave me some pointers and whatnot, so I was able to take a couple of those from him,” Peterson said. “But it didn’t show when I was up to bat.” Indeed, Peterson grounded out to third, twice — a position manned by Nelly. What a strange, surreal, celebrity scene.
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Streets named for Carew, Puckett find new homes next to Target Field

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:54
Short stretches of city streets named for the two have been relocated from the team’s dearly departed home and positioned next to Target Field in time for the All-Star Game.
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Home Run Derby tickets still available for face value -- or less

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:43
In case you're wondering, admission to the first Home Run Derby, held at the Metrodome, was $2.
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