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Twins pregame: Nolasco returns to the mound against the Royals

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:20
The Twins open a four-game series against Kansas City on Friday night at Target Field. Ricky Nolasco makes his first start since July 6 as he tries to remind the Twins why they signed him to the richest free agent contract in team history.
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Mille Lacs walleye reproduction is topic for upcoming public meetings

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:08
Meetings set for Aug. 21 and Aug. 28
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Lynx's Seimone Augustus will miss tonight's game

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:52
This will be the 10th game Augustus has missed because of knee pain this season
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Fix the Twins: Participate in the Section 219 focus mob

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:10
The Twins are inviting some season-ticket holders in for focus groups this month. But you can share your opinions here too.
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Jamarca Sanford ready for live action vs. Cardinals

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:47
Safety Jamarca Sanford has started 41 games over the last three seasons for the Vikings, but he’s in a four-way competition for his starting strong safety spot having to prove his ability. It’s just another training camp for the seventh round pick in 2009. “A lot of people told me I wouldn’t last a year in this league,” Sanford said. “Now I’m going into Year 6. It’s nothing different, just another hump in the road I’ve got to get over.” Sanford will get his first live action on Saturday against the Cardinals after missing the preseason opener against the Raiders with back spasms. He’s had to play catch up throughout the offseason as Sanford also did not participate in OTAs and minicamp. “It was a setback but that’s part of the game,” Sanford said. “Injuries, it’s a physical game. You always have tweaks. It didn’t help the situation at all, kind of took a step back not being out there and getting the mental reps.” With injuries to Sanford, Andrew Sendejo and Robert Blanton, the Vikings signed Chris Crocker to compete at strong safety. Crocker has received the majority of the first team reps this week given his familiarity with head coach Mike Zimmer’s defense. There’s a good chance the newly-acquired safety will start against Arizona. Sanford will get his shot during the game however as Zimmer said he plans to divide the playing time among the four safeties. The new addition will make his battle to retain that starting spot even more challenging, though Sanford won’t treat Saturday’s game differently. Sanford has been in similar situations throughout his career, battling to secure a starting spot with the Vikings. “I’ve been fighting all my life,” Sanford said. “I’m not the prototype safety – 6-2, 220 (pounds). I’m 5-10 — stretching at 5-10 — 200-to-205 pounds. Size goes against me but it’s not about the size. It’s not the size of the dog, it’s the fight in the dog. I know I put a lot of effort this offseason to work my rear end off to come back and help this team.”
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Minnesota's secret hiking trails

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:43
A highly selective sample of Minnesota’s best under-the-radar hiking and backpacking trails.
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VikesCentric: Vikings walking a fine line on 'Redskins' controversy

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:17
The Minnesota Vikings find themselves wedged in the middle of the raging controversy over the Redskins nickname.
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Bridgewater: 'I have to stop overthinking'

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:18
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Speedy Schafer swipes bases with ease so far with Twins

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:59
The outfielder is safe on 81 percent of his career steal tries in the majors.
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Souhan: Buxton's injury keeps alive Twins curse

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:55
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Zimmer's first Vikings' camp in Mankato 'productive'

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:46
The Vikings coach liked his team’s focus in Mankato.
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Lynx look to rebound from late-game collapses

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:21
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Rand: What we won't miss about Kevin Love

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:18
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