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Going camping: Vikings quarterbacks preview

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:30
When the Vikings open their training camp next weekend, the three players everyone will be watching closest will be the guys wearing the red jerseys. Choosing the right quarterback may very well be the most important decision Mike Zimmer makes during his first camp.
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Brewers' Lucroy shows he belongs

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:39
While the Brewers catcher hit two RBI doubles, much-hyped Dodgers star Yasiel Puig struggled once again.
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All-Star Insider: MVP trophy might be first of many for Angels' Trout

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:30
Mike Trout, the 22-year-old, took the baton from Derek Jeter.
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Tigers' Cabrera shows off power and athleticism

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:11
The first baseman slugged a home run and made a nifty play in the field.
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Reusse: Wainright falters on mound, in interview room

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:07
The Cardinals ace tried to backtrack from comments that grooved a pitch to Jeter, but don’t believe it.
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Scoggins: A fond farewell to Derek Jeter

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:02
Derek Jeter’s last All-Star appearance produced ovations, hugs — and a couple of hits.
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TFD: Jeter, the top of the first and Perkins. These things happened here

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:56
We just watched the MLB All-Star Game at Target Field. It feels a little like a blur because we’re working off of fumes. It also feels like a blur because, really? The All-Star Game was HERE? It was. We’re pretty sure. And we’re pretty sure we saw these things happen: 1) An unforgettable top of the first inning. Derek Jeter leads off with a double. Adam Wainwright grooved the pitch. Don’t let him backtrack and say anything different. He was giving Jeets something to hit because he thought he deserved it. That was not a joke. It made for a bad bit of baseball in a game that means something, but it also made for great theater and a great moment. Mike Trout followed with a triple. Miguel Cabrera homered. We’re pretty sure Wainwright was trying to get them out, and he couldn’t. It was an electric first inning. 2) Jeter blooped another hit in his second at bat — this after another ovation before he batted. He left the game to a grand display with the AL in the field. Another long ovation. So he went 2-for-2, almost made the defensive play of the game on the NL’s first batter of the game, and finished his All-Star career 13 for 27 (.481). Remarkable. 3) If the Jeter stuff felt scripted at the start, the finish was equally Hollywood-esque. Glen Perkins, the Minnesota native, the former Gopher, the Twins closer … came on for a perfect ninth inning, throwing to Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki. Come on. Really? Games with so much hype so often wind up as duds. This one had real moments, from start to finish. This happened here. We were here to see it. Minneapolis did well. Now let’s all go to sleep with a smile (after the 4 a.m. bar close, that is).
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Hartman: Grant cherishes '65 All-Star Game, World Series with Twins

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:08
Mudcat Grant gave up a Willie Stargell homer in the All-Star Game that ended up inside a tuba.
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State fishing report

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 19:47
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Jeter fever dominates Minnesota's big moment

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:10
During an afternoon parade and inside Target Field before the game, giddy fans mingled with players on a cool, pleasant day.
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