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Buxton, Berrios among Twins' first 9 cuts

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 16:03
Top prospects made good impressions in camp, GM Terry Ryan says, but now need more playing time than Twins can give them.
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Players scuffle at Bloomington youth basketball game; adults get loud, ornery

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 15:55
The dust-up settled down soon after police arrived Saturday evening at Kennedy High School.
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95th birthday today: Sid Hartman through the years

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 15:54
Legendary sports columnist Sid Hartman celebrates his 95th birthday March 15, 2015. Hartman wrote his first column for the Star Tribune on Sept. 11, 1945, and continues to write and work from the Star Tribune's downtown office several days a week.
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Michael Johnson picks the Bengals over the Vikings

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 10:48
The Vikings have come up short in their pursuit of free-agent defensive end Michael Johnson. The Bengals announced that Johnson has decided to go with his former team instead of his former coach, agreeing to return to the Bengals instead of reuniting with Mike Zimmer with the Vikings. Full terms of the deal are not yet known, but it is reportedly a four-year agreement. Johnson was in town Friday to visit the Vikings. He checked out Winter Park, toured the area, saw the new downtown stadium site and had dinner with team officials. But Zimmer and the Vikings were unable to talk him into signing a deal before he headed to the airport yesterday morning. The Vikings and the Bengals were believed to be the only teams Johnson was strongly considering, and in the end he decided to with the Bengals, who drafted him in the third round back in 2009. The 28-year-old had 26.5 sacks in five seasons with Zimmer and the Bengals. He spent last season with the Buccaneers, who released Johnson on Wednesday after he had just four sacks in 2014. It’s unclear where the Vikings will turn to next after missing out on Johnson. They had interest in other free-agent defensive ends, but many of the top ones are now off the market. Greg Hardy, George Selvie, Mathias Kiwanuka and Da’Quan Bowers are among the more notable names left.
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Veterans back in lineup for Twins today

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 09:22
Dozier, Mauer, Hunter skipped long bus rides, but seven projected starters will face Cardinals
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Souhan: DeLaSalle's latest state title shows it's nearly ready for a new test

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 22:33
DeLaSalle’s latest championship shows it’s on the verge of needing a new challenge.
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Dubnyk shines again, late flurry of goals lifts Wild over St. Louis

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 21:58
Devan Dubnyk made 41 saves improving to 20-5-1 to help the Wild avoid consecutive losses for the first time since Jan. 19-20.
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It's a four-peat in Class 3A for DeLaSalle

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 21:40
Poised DeLaSalle thwarted St. Paul Johnson in every phase to join an elite title group.
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Gophers rout Penn State again to win Big Ten hockey title

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 21:39
The Gophers celebrated a Big Ten conference championship after blowing by Penn State for the second straight night, 6-2.
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Kentucky's push for perfection has a historical perspective

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 20:26
Calipari’s team is game to leave program a 40-0 legacy.
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Gophers, out of NCAA running, have mixed feelings about NIT

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 19:57
Gophers seniors hungry to play in NCAA have mixed feelings about second-tier tourney.
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Justin Hamilton finding his way with the Wolves

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 19:51
Strong play and a bond with Nikola Pekovic may help teammates remember his name.
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Vikings cut Jennings after Wallace trade

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 19:39
Mike Wallace said he’s excited to join squad.
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Gophers breeze into women's Frozen Four with win over RIT

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 18:50
The Gophers shook off two major penalties to still win 6-2 and advance to next week’s Frozen Four at Ridder Arena.
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Danny Santana: Getting into the proper position

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 18:42
Danny Santana was the Twins’ emergency center fielder last year. Now he’s back at shortstop.
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Postgame: Molitor faults defense for "disappointing double"

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 17:56
Arcia and Escobar allow popup to fall, but Meyer pitches out of trouble as Twins win third straight
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