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MLB Insider: Reflections on the recent draft

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 18:03
Among the questions: Will first-round pick Tyler Jay pitch for the Twins this season?
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Sunday Q&A with Zach LaVine, Wolves guard

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:58
After a solid rookie season, he's working on improving his overall game. LaVine chatted with the Star Tribune’s Michael Rand on a variety of subjects.
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Dayton signs bill to mandate buffers to improve water quality and habitat

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:57
But critics say law doesn’t do enough for clean water.
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High school trapshooting league continues to grow

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:28
High school trapshooting is still in its infancy, but numbers continue to grow
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Top prospect Byron Buxton to make MLB debut Sunday with Twins

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:27
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft will be called up to face the Rangers.
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Torii Hunter will begin serving suspension today in Texas

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:55
Torii Hunter has decided to drop his appeal of a two-game suspension. Meanwhile, Aaron Hicks is out of the Twins lineup with elbow soreness so Minnesota has only one player on its bench today against the Rangers.
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Are we watching the Twins you were afraid of seeing?

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 11:22
The Twins have played shabby baseball recently and that needs to change for their season to keep from slipping into another bad one.
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'Dr. Fan' will be there for A-Rod

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 23:12
As 'Dr. Fan', Seth Hawkins has been in the ballpark to see the past 20 big-leaguers achieve 3,000 hits
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Late gaffe costs Twins in 6-2 loss at Texas

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 22:22
Aaron Hicks dropped a would-be third out flyball in center, allowing two late runs as the Twins dropped their fourth game in a row.
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United FC to salute Alan Willey, the 'Artful Dodger'

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 22:06
United FC is honoring Kicks prolific scorer and Hall of Famer Alan Willey
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Logan Shore to start for Florida against Miami in College World Series

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 20:39
The longtime rivals will play their first game in Omaha against each other.
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Molitor tinkers with lineup as offense slumbers

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:25
He'll keep moving players around, hoping to give the batting order a different look
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Vikings tackle Tom Johnson cleared of charges stemming from October arrest

Star Tribune Sports - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:18
Vikings reserve defensive tackle Tom Johnson was found not guilty today in Hennepin County court on misdemeanor charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer, Johnson’s attorney said. Johnson’s trial began Monday and caused him to miss the team’s voluntary organized team activities throughout the week. His attorney, David Valentini, said it took the jury just 15 minutes to reach a verdict today. “We’re very happy,” Valentini said. “He left immediately to go see his daughter down in New Orleans. He’ll be back for minicamp on Monday. All along he steadfastly insisted he was innocent and he won his day in court.” Johnson was arrested Oct. 5 at 3:18 a.m. outside the Seven Steakhouse downtown. Police used chemical spray and a stun gun during the arrest. The 30-year-old was briefly jailed and released later that day on $78 bond. Johnson and his agent, Bardia Ghahremani, later claimed he was calm and cooperative and said that the police,  acted inappropriately. They also released a video from Johnson’s cellphone showing a uniformed officer slapping away the phone. Ghahremani said Friday that Johnson plans to file a lawsuit against the Minneapolis Police Department, but won’t do it until after the Vikings season ends.  That means a suit would not be filed until early 2016. “For me, I just feel like people in authority should be accountable,” Johnson said before a Vikings practice three days after the incident. “If they do something negligent, they should be accountable just like anyone else.” Johnson played all 16 games in 2014 and recorded a career-high 6.5 sacks. The Vikings re-signed him in March to a three-year, $7 million contract.
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