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Mauer makes slow progress with oblique strain

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 22:32
“It’s a slow process,” the first baseman said. “[Monday] was better.”
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Willingham's homer in eighth powers Twins over Cleveland

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 22:28
Kris Johnson couldn’t pick up his first major league win, but the late homer preserved the victory
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Hummel returns to Wolves

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:52
The forward agreed to a one-year contract.
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Wild's Vanek testifies in gambling case

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:16
The veteran winger and new Wild signee appeared voluntarily and is not charged with any crime.
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Monday (Wiggins reportedly to sign with Cavs soon) edition: Wha' Happened?

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:04
One of the curious parts of any proposed Kevin Love-to-Cleveland deal is slated to change this week because the Cavaliers are reportedly going to sign No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins to his rookie contract. This can impact a Love/Wiggins deal in many ways. First off, per NBA rules, Wiggins cannot be traded for 30 days after signing his rookie contract. Second, once he is signed, he will have a defined NBA salary cap number that will impact any trade as well. So is this good news or bad news when it comes to a potential trade between the Wolves and the Cavs? Well, it depends on how you look at it. Even if Wiggins is signed, the teams could agree to a deal in principle behind-the-scenes and wait to make it official once the 30 days have passed. So Wiggins signing certainly doesn’t make a deal impossible. That said, it might have been more convenient had he signed immediately after the draft, since his 30 days would be pretty close to over by now. The complication is probably more in the perception. Let’s say Wiggins signs on Friday; it’s going to be late August before he could officially be traded — and late August before the resolution of any movement with Love. The longer this plays out, the worse it is for both teams. We also have to consider the possibility that Wiggins signing is an indication that Cleveland is not going to trade him. … And we also must wonder whether leaking information that they plan to sign him this week is an attempt to speed up trade talks. Until he signs, or at least until we have definitive word that the Wolves and Cavs are serious about a deal, everything is status quo.
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Gophers basketball summer series: Offseason surgery has slowed Charles Buggs in practice

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:03
The forward has put on good weight, but hasn't been able to practice to contact.
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McNamara's love of Gophers sports always showed

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:02
Former football great did everything in his power to help Gophers athletics
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Vikings 4 Downs: Rookies starting, Kluwe, 3-4 defense, alternate uniforms

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:02
Every Monday during the offseason we’ll take four questions from Twitter for our weekly mailbag using the #VikingsST hashtag.
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Twins-Indians: Mauer making progress; Pino starts Tuesday

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:57
The Twins open a three-game series tonight against the Cleveland Indians at Target Field
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Obit: Robert May led UND to '59 hockey title, was North Stars team dentist

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:45
May entered dental school in 1960 and was the North Stars’ team dentist from 1968 to 1983, according to franchise records. He also invented the first custom-fit mouthpiece for hockey players, the university said.
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Gophers football great, fundraiser Bob McNamara dies at 82

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:35
McNamara was one of the most important backers of U of M athletic projects.
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Souhan: The Vikings and Kluwe deserve each other

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:54
Both parties are sullied because of their behavior.
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Postgame: GM Ryan praises Rays' Price

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:36
The general manager touched on the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but with respect to a Rays pitcher, not any Twins.
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