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Twins try to salvage one game against the Royals

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:00
The plan is for Jorge Polanco to play one game at shortstop, then head back to Class AA Chattanooga. Kyle Gibson has pitched well against Kansas City, and the Twins need a big outing from him tonight.
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Who will Wolves take No. 1? Zach LaVine won't even guess

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 16:54
The Wolves’ Zach LaVine is spending much of his summer working out and trying to get more consistency with his jump shot. But he’s also taking some time with some of the next generation of potential dunk champions, putting on his first Minnesota basketball camp at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights. The camp runs Wednesday-Friday for boys and girls in grades 3-12, and LaVine on Wednesday afternoon looked very much at ease with the youngsters. He put on a dunking exhibition at the end of a session and said camps were a big part of his youth basketball experience — hence the desire to give back. I chatted with LaVine on a number of subjects, but the biggest one on the minds of everyone associated with the Wolves is, of course, who the team will take with the No. 1 overall pick — with the consensus top-2 being big men Karl-Anthony Towns of Kentucky and Jahlil Okafor of Duke. I asked LaVine, last year’s No. 13 pick, whether he was lobbying for one player over another … but he didn’t want to go there. “Nah, man, I’m not in position to pick,” LaVine said. “I’m not the GM. … I like all of them, man, I can’t pick. I’m not the one to judge. I wouldn’t want a first-year player judging me if I was getting ready to get picked.” That said, he is — naturally — excited about adding another young cornerstone player to a team that already has its share of them. “If he gets picked to our team, he’s going to be in our brotherhood, and we’re going to go at him so he gets better just like they did with me and Andrew (Wiggins) the first year. It will be a lot of fun,” LaVine said. “This is building toward the future, and that’s best for us. We have a bright future.”
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Wayzata wins 3A boys' golf team title

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 15:08
The Trojans finished second by a stroke in each of the last two seasons. Winners also were crowned in Class 2A and 1A as well.
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Canterbury hopes to draw Triple Crown winner American Pharoah

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 10:20
The track likely would have to raise the purse to more than $1 million, which would be the richest purse ever at Canterbury Park, to lure the horse.
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Twins focus on position players, not pitchers, in second day of draft

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:42
Six of their eight draft picks on Tuesday went away from the mound.
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Warhawks out, Cavalry still in as UND trims nickname options

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 08:09
The panel has now narrowed the list of nicknames to replace “Fighting Sioux” from more than 1,100 to just 15.
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The 2005 Twins draft: 10 years after

Star Tribune Sports - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 07:42
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Looking back at the Twins' 2005 draft: Drew Thompson's dream faded quickly

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 22:48
Twins pick Drew Thompson is just one example of the MLB draft’s miss-and-hit nature.
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Twins manage one hit in loss to Kansas City

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 22:03
The Twins fell out of first place in the AL Central for the first time since May 30 by falling to the Royals 2-0 on Tuesday.
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International stars lead Gophers to NCAA track meet

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 21:35
Three of the four men competing for the Gophers in the national meet were born overseas.
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Traveling light, fishing smart in the BWCA

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 20:35
Here’s the essentials you need to get the bites you want without lugging lots of gear.
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Molitor stands by Plouffe through June slump

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 17:40
The Twins are in danger of falling out of first place in AL Central as they meet Kansas City in the second of a three-game series at Target Field. Trevor Plouffe is 1-for-28 in June.
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