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Twins Fall To Norris, Athletics 7-4 In 11th Inning

Phil Hughes picked the Minnesota Twins for the change of scenery. The new home ballpark alone won’t reverse the results of last season. Hughes gave up four runs off four hits and two walks in the first inning of Wednesday’s 7-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics. He needed 40 pitches to get the first out of his poor opening inning at Target Field, damage that a tying rally by the Twins in the ninth couldn’t overcome.

04/09/2014

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Lou Nanne To Lead Gophers Sports Fundraising

Former University of Minnesota hockey star Lou Nanne, now a prominent Gophers booster, has been picked to lead the school’s fundraising campaign for enhanced athletic facilities. The university announced the news on Monday. With a separate practice building for the men’s and women’s basketball teams at the top of the list, the Gophers are pursuing $190 million in private money to upgrade their sports programs. Football practice facility renovation is also a high priority. Nanne will lead a new volunteer leadership council that will assist the athletic department in meeting the needs of the athletes, coaches and programs.

12/09/2013

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New All-Natural MN Sports Drink Better Than Gatorade?

With the weather heating up, two Minnesota businessmen hope you fill up on their new sports drink — it’s called Aspire and it comes in three flavors.

05/15/2013

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Face Your Fears At Twins Cities Trapeze

Twin Cities Trapeze opened just a few weeks ago at the old Hamm Brewing complex in St. Paul and already their classes are filling up.

03/30/2013

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Bill Could Protect Coaching Jobs From Parental Complaints

The state hockey tournament means a little father-son bonding time between Conor and Ryan Lund. As a parent and a coach, he’s already seen how heated things can heated on and off the ice.

03/08/2013

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U. Of Iowa Leader Issues Apology In Athletics Case

University of Iowa President Sally Mason apologized but offered few answers Friday for the school’s failure to protect athletes and employees in its handling of a former athletics department official accused of sexual harassment for years.

11/16/2012

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China’s Olympic Methods

There has been plenty of discussion surrounding China and their success in the Olympics. Here is one look at their methods by the Daily Mail in the UK. Read article here.

08/01/2012

Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics slides in safely as Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins defends home plate during the first inning on July 14, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Carter Sparks A’s Power Surge In 9-3 Win Vs Twins

Chris Carter and Yoenis Cespedes each homered and drove in three runs, powering the Oakland Athletics past the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Saturday night.

07/14/2012

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Willingham’s 3-Run HR In 9th Lifts Twins Over A’s

Josh Willingham hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

05/29/2012

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Irondale H.S. Athlete Competes In Wheelchair

Many great athletes come from humble beginnings, but for his entire life, Mark Braun has been fighting to overcome obstacles. He was born with spinal bifida, a birth defect that left his legs upside down and crossed.

05/28/2012

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Matsui Helps A’s Beat Twins 8-3

Scott Sizemore hit a three-run double in the fifth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 8-3 on Saturday night.

07/30/2011

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Gonzalez, Fuentes Pitch A’s Past Twins 1-0

Twins right-hander Kevin Slowey was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with bursitis in his throwing shoulder.

04/09/2011

Baseball This Week – 8/15/10

The Twins continue to build their lead in the AL Central, and Eric recaps a sweep of the Athletics on Baseball This Week.  Steve Thomson joins in the fun with This Date in Baseball History, and […]

08/16/2010

Twins Ride Duensing's Arm to Victory

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Brian Duensing has done it all on the mound for the Minnesota Twins except be their closer, a remarkable versatility that helped stabilize the rotation when it was needed most. The Twins […]

08/15/2010

Twins Eek Out Fairly Sloppy Game in Series Opener

 Carl Pavano wasn’t happy when Drew Butera decided to shave his mustache.

08/13/2010

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