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Mauer Hosts Lunch For Gillette Children’s Hospital Patients

Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer hosted a special lunch Tuesday at the ballpark. It was part of the Twins Hope Week. He invited families of kids who are at Gillette Children’s Hospital to a pizza lunch at Target Field.

07/07/2015

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Gopher Women’s Basketball Releases 2015-16 Non-Conference Schedule

University of Minnesota women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings released the team’s 2015-16 non-conference schedule on Tuesday. The schedule is highlighted by the Gophers playing in the San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico over Thanksgiving weekend and a road match-up at Duke On Dec. 3.

07/07/2015

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Timberwolves Sign Jones, Towns To Rookie Contracts

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that they’ve signed their two first-round draft picks, Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones. The Timberwolves took Towns, a center out of Kentucky, with the No. 1 overall pick in the June 25 NBA Draft.

07/07/2015

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Twins Closer Glen Perkins Gets Surprise Gift After All-Star Selection

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins had quite a night Monday as the team earned a walk-off 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Target Field. After being selected for his third straight All-Star Game, his wife surprised him with a Porsche in the parking lot.

07/07/2015

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Burnsville’s Brock Boeser In A Hockey Class By Himself

Brock Boeser grew up in Burnsville knowing he wanted to be a hockey player. That’s nothing new for a Minnesota kid, but he grew into his dream. Boeser was the only Minnesotan taken in the first round, by Vancouver, in the NHL Draft.

07/06/2015

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Timberwolves Announce NBA Summer League Roster

The Minnesota Timberwolves start mini camp this week ahead of a trip to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, but the team announced its summer league roster on Monday.

07/06/2015

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Former Marine Now A Preseason All-America For Concordia Football

Hank Goff was a standout on the Minnetonka state championship football team in high school. He went onto South Dakota State to play football, but it didn’t work out academically. That’s when his life changed.

07/06/2015

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Jerry Kill Stresses Love For Football, Fun At Camps

Here is a good question: During the summer months of camp season, can you teach kids to like football if they don’t? We paid a visit to Jerry Kill’s camp and asked him just that.

07/05/2015

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Minnesota Hosts 10K Athletes In National Senior Games

Athletes from around the country are in the Twin Cities to show that age does not have to slow you down. Minnesota is hosting the National Senior Games for the first time. The Olympic-style event — which is held every two years — is open to anyone over the age of 50.

07/04/2015

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Roseville Native Mike Muscala Living His NBA Dream

He is now a member of the Atlanta Hawks, but the road started in Roseville for Mike Muscala. He grew into his long frame, put up numbers at Bucknell in college and because of it is now drawing an NBA pay check.

07/02/2015

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Maya Moore Ranked Third In WNBA All-Star Voting

Minnesota Lynx guard Maya Moore is currently third overall in WNBA All-Star balloting with more than 7,700 votes so far, league officials said Thursday. Moore is behind Tulsa’s Skylar Diggins and Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne.

07/02/2015

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Timberwolves To Hold Mini Camp Before NBA Summer League

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday they’ll host a four-day mini camp and an open scrimmage before they head to Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League.

07/02/2015

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Saints’ DiFazio Named American Association Player Of The Month

The St. Paul Saints are off to a hot start, and catcher Vinny DiFazio has a lot to do with it. DiFazio was named the American Association Player of the Month for June on Thursday. He hit .393 with seven home runs and 27 RBI in 22 games for the month.

07/02/2015

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13 Minnesota Athletes Now On Local Pro Teams

The Minnesota sports fan is a rare breed: One that hopes for the best but expects the worst, yet still somehow still manages to be devastated at the end of the day. But when a Minnesota athlete has a chance to come home and play for a team, we salivate like sharks that smell blood. Especially if it’s a professional athlete.

07/02/2015

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Twins Blog: The Future Is Now, Chapter 2

It’s official. Miguel Sano is a Minnesota Twin. The rumors started Wednesday after Kennys Vargas was demoted to Double-A Chattanooga. They were fueled when MLB.com reported that the corresponding move would be promotion of the prospect ranked second in the Twins system at the beginning of the year. And now the Twins have announced the promotion of Miguel Sano, who will likely make his Major League debut Thursday night in Kansas City.

07/02/2015

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MLS To Meet With St. Paul Officials About Stadium Site

Major League Soccer officials had a July 1 deadline with Minneapolis to reach a deal for a stadium site and keep professional soccer in the Twin Cities. The talks never materials, but don’t count the Minnesota United out just yet.

07/01/2015

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Timberwolves Hosting Free Scrimmage For Public July 8

If you want to get an early look at the Minnesota Timberwolves before they head to the NBA Summer League, you can do next week without using your wallet. The Timberwolves announced that they will host an open scrimmage at Target Center at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, July 8.

07/01/2015

Brandi Chastain of the US celebrates after kicking the winning penalty shot to win the 1999 Women's World Cup final against China 10 July 1999 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The US won 5-4 on penalty kicks.

Top 5 Moments In US Women’s Soccer Team History

With excitement still burning over the U.S. women’s soccer team victory over No. 1-ranked Germany Tuesday evening, we thought it’d be great to look back at some of the team’s top moments in its (relatively young) history.

07/01/2015

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Patterson Hoping To Forget Rough 2nd Season With Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings offseason lasts for about six weeks. Training camp in Mankato is less than a month away. One player who can’t wait for it to get here is wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.

06/30/2015

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Whalen Named Western Conference Player Of The Week

The WNBA announced Tuesday that Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for June 22-28. It’s Whalen’s third Player of the Week honor with the Lynx and seventh of her career.

06/30/2015

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Phil Housley Gets The Call To Hockey Hall Of Fame

The State of Hockey is proud of one of its own Tuesday morning as a local legend got a call to the hall. Phil Housley was elected Monday to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The South St. Paul native was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in 1982.

06/30/2015

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Gopher Football To Face Fresno State In 2018-19

The University of Minnesota announced Tuesday that the football program has agreed to a home-and-home non-conference series with Fresno State. The Gophers will host the Bulldogs on Sept. 8, 2018, and travel to Fresno State on Sept. 7, 2019.

06/30/2015

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Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan Retiring After 2015-16 Season

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan plans to retire after next season, looking to pass the torch after molding the Badgers into a national power during his 14 seasons in Madison. Ryan made the surprising announcement on Monday

06/29/2015

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Teddy Bridgewater Talks Vikings, Kentucky Derby, High School Prom

Teddy Bridgewater is entering is his second NFL season as the potential new face of the Minnesota Vikings. But it’s just as important to him to be an approachable, down to earth guy.

06/29/2015