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Postgame: Hunter accepts Melky's apology for errant throw

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 07:06
Torii Hunter looked as if he was seriously hurt when he fell to the ground in the fourth inning after being hit in the chest by left fielder Melky Cabrera’s throw to the plate.
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Buxton responds after Molitor's move to bat him leadoff

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:06
The rookie's first-inning double got the Twins started, and he went 3-for-5, scored three runs and threw out two baserunners.
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Talk of Karl-Anthony Towns: He'll go to the Wolves at No. 1

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 23:04
The Kentucky big man's well-rounded game is likely to get him picked first overall in Thursday's NBA draft.
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Chuck Fletcher says no major draft-day moves in the Wild's cards, yet

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 22:23
The GM says he is not expecting to make “radical changes” to his team's roster.
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Twins find their elixir in a 13-2 romp over White Sox

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 22:09
Leadoff hitter Byron Buxton set the tone right away, and Chicago starter John Danks’ night got worse from there.
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Twins notes: Thompson says slump is mostly mental

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 22:02
The reliever's ERA in June is 14.54, and he has retired only 13 of the 23 batters he has faced in the month.
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A history of firsts in the NBA draft

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 21:55
The NBA has held 30 drafts since the lottery began in 1985. With the Wolves slated to pick first for the first time Thursday, staff writer Kent Youngblood looks at how well the past 30 No. 1s fared. You might be surprised how rarely the first player taken turned out to be the best player.
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When it comes to gambling, MLB has a double standard

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 21:54
While Pete Rose comes under more scrutiny because of a report that says he bet on baseball while playing, MLB continues to promote fantasy baseball, a form of gambling.
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Chambers Bay leaves strong 1st impression hosting U.S. Open, but question of what's next remains

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 19:44
The course provided spectacular scenery, a challenging layout that was adored by some and loathed by plenty of others, and brought buzz to the U.S. Open.
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Byron Buxton moves into leadoff spot for Twins

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 18:58
The rookie has only three hits as a major leaguer, but manager Paul Molitor likes his at-bats against lefties like tonight's Chicago starter, John Danks.
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Talking Wild draft, trades, qualifying offers, goaltending; Mike Reilly update

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 17:01
The Wild held its annual draft media luncheon today, so here are some Wild updates:
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Greg Jennings on Vikings' release: 'That's the nature of the business'

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 16:47
Three months ago, the Vikings made a deal to acquire wide receiver Mike Wallace from the Dolphins. The immediate question in the aftermath was what would happen to Greg Jennings, a similarly high-priced veteran WR who had been on the team for two years. We didn’t have to wait long to get the answer; the very next day, the Vikings released Jennings. The thing is, Jennings and his wife, Nicole, had already made Minnesota their home and were very comfortable here. So even though Jennings signed with the Dolphins after his release, the family has remained here and intends to keep doing so. On Monday, Jennings hosted his eighth annual Greg Jennings Celebrity Golf Classic, and for the first time it was in Minnesota. The event, out at Rush Creek in Maple Grove, raised funds for Jennings’ foundation. I had a chance to chat with Jennings for a few minutes beforehand and asked him whether he was surprised and/or unhappy about how things ended with the Vikings. “Not at all. That’s neither her nor there,” he said. “That’s one of those things that when you become a professional, that’s the nature of the business.” I also couldn’t resist asking him about his social media prank, in which he said on Twitter that he was going to be announcing his new team (only to reveal later it was an April Fool’s joke, snagging many including myself, in the trap). “I play an April Fool’s Day joke every year,” he said. “It just so happened that his year was a little different because I was a free agent. So we just played with it. In life, you have to embrace where you are. It wasn’t going to change who I was or what I do.”
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Minnesota's mallard population down 20 percent; blue-wing teal up

Star Tribune Sports - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 13:36
Minnesota’s breeding mallard population fell this year, while blue-winged teal increased
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