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Lynx eliminated with loss to Mercury

PHOENIX (AP) -- Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in 2011 and 2013...
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Twins Tuesday: Hicks regains swagger at plate courtesy tips from Carew

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks was determined to give up on switch-hitting for good and focus only on batting from the right side of the plate, but Rod Carew eventually talked him out of it. When a Hall of Famer with 3,053 career hits talks, young players would be wise to listen. That's exactly what Hicks did during his time in the minor leagues, as he returned to...
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Gray returns to Minnesota, this time as a member of the Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --€“ When he left the University of Minnesota, MarQueis Gray never believed he'd step foot into the home locker room at TCF Bank Stadium again. The former Gophers quarterback, now a tight end, will get the chance to return to campus and TCF Bank Stadium with the Minnesota Vikings, who claimed him on waivers from the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Gray has lived...
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Schafer drives in four runs as Twins top Royals 11-5 in 10 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5. Bruce Chen (2-4), the sixth pitcher for the AL Central-leading Royals, gave up five hits and walked two in the 10th. Eduardo Nunez singled home the go-ahead run and Brian Dozier added a...
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Smalley honored for youth-baseball work, reflects on Little League time

As a kid growing up in Southern California, Roy Smalley was a Little League star. But his teams never made the journey from the West Coast to Williamsport, Pa., for the Little League World Series. Smalley, who went on to play 13 seasons in the major leagues, will now be making that trek to the mecca of Little League baseball -- and he'll do so for good reason. During Tuesday...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Location, location, location: Hughes on the mark in Twins win

MINNEAPOLIS -- A trend emerged for Twins right-hander Phil Hughes through four innings Tuesday against San Diego. The leadoff batter of each inning couldn't help but stand there and watch as strike three from Hughes crossed home plate. Padres batters Everth Cabrera, Jedd Gyorko, Chris Nelson and Tommy Medica all fell victim as Hughes racked up a season-high nine strikeouts, five...
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Cavs sign Wiggins, who can't be traded for 30 days

CLEVELAND (AP) Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can't be finalized for at least 30 days. The Cavs...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite loss, Wolves show a lot of improvement in summer league

LAS VEGAS -- The NBA Summer League is the ideal place for young players to get adjusted to the speed of the NBA, to learn critical strategies and concepts their new teams and coaches espouse, and to try out new players and new roles that could help the team during the season. It's not necessarily about winning, but getting better as individual players and as a team. The Minnesota...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild latest to take advantage of U.S. developmental program

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In the revelry that followed being drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Wild last month, Alex Tuch was approached by members of the organization and asked about Louis Belpedio, who Tuch played with last season as part of the U.S. National Under-18 team. Tuch wasn't sure what the line of questioning meant, but he figured the Wild were interested in his...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Time to run: Wolves bringing back fast-break offense

MINNEAPOLIS -- Sidney Lowe slumped down in his chair after practice, an ice pack the size of a watermelon fastened to his right knee. It had been a perspiration-filled, physically demanding workout. But this wasn't a session with Bill Musselman during the 1989-90 preseason. This was Monday, July 7 at the Target Center. And Lowe was dressed in a coaching polo, not a practice jersey...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

5 second-half Twins storylines to watch

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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings training camp preview: Cornerbacks

  This is the ninth in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: CORNERBACKS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 5 Projected starters: Captain Munnerlyn (sixth year) and Xavier Rhodes (second year) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *Derek Cox, Kendall James, Julian Posey, *Shaun Prater, Jabari...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves owner Taylor: Team keeping Love for now

Some soap operas conclude where they commenced. This one probably won't. But one of its main characters continues, despite strong evidence to the contrary, to entertain the notion that it will. Keeping in line with previous public comments regarding his NBA franchise's indignant superstar, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Wednesday the team plans on having Kevin Love in...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins 'thrilled' at how Target Field All-Star Game went off

  Major League Baseball's All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Target Field wasn't just a hit. It was a home run. The Minnesota Twins played host to the 85th Midsummer Classic on a night that produced plenty of memorable moments. At the top of the list was a farewell to Derek Jeter, the longtime Yankees shortstop who was playing in the final All-Star Game of his illustrious...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

After defeat of Tulsa, Lynx look to catch fire in season's second half

MINNEAPOLIS -- The dish from Damiris Dantas was fluid, certainly unbecoming of a rookie who's still a toddler to this current Lynx run. Early in the second quarter of Wednesday afternoon's 93-82 Minnesota triumph over Tulsa, Dantas took an entry pass and immediately, effortlessly and clandestinely deposited it via bounce pass in the hands of veteran point guard Lindsay Whalen...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx top visiting Shock, 93-82

MINNEAPOLIS -- After a rocky midseason stretch, Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve believes the defending-champion Lynx have just started to play their best basketball. Maya Moore scored 32 points and the Lynx handed the Tulsa Shock their fifth straight loss with a 93-82 win on Wednesday afternoon. "A strong, strong testament to how good Lindsay (Whalen) and Maya are to be sitting...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Shock at Lynx: 7/16/14

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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Whalen leads Lynx to 91-84 win over Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- With the Minnesota Lynx missing one of their three Olympians, Monica Wright made sure they never missed a beat. Wright hit two early 3-pointers and finished with a season-high 17 points as the Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 91-84 on Thursday night. Seimone Augustus missed her second straight game with bursitis in her left knee, so Wright stepped into the starting...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

FOX Sports North podcast: Draft recap, free agency and the All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS -- It's a free agent frenzy in the Twin Cities, with the Timberwolves and Wild set to add to their rosters starting Tuesday, July 1. Or is it? As FOXSportsNorth.com's Tyler Mason, Brian Hall and Phil Ervin discuss on the latest FOX Sports North Podcast, the Twin Cities' NBA team is strapped for cash and thus won't be as busy during this year's NBA...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Saunders, Wolves taking 'wait and see' approach to free agency

MINNEAPOLIS -- When the clock strikes 11 on Monday night in Minnesota, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony will officially begin determining the rest of the Timberwolves' offseason plans. No, naive pipe dreamers, neither NBA free-agent megastar is coming to the Twin Cities. But for a franchise with little to spend and a potentially departing star of its own to deal with, the top...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild open season Oct. 9 against new rivals

The Minnesota Wild won't have to wait long to renew the budding rivalry with the Colorado Avalanche. Minnesota opens the 2014-15 regular season at home against Colorado on Oct. 9. The NHL revealed the full schedule on Sunday. The opener will be one of five games against the Avalanche, whom the Wild beat in seven games in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs this...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Source: Twins, slugger Morales agree to one-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins reached an agreement with free-agent veteran Kendrys Morales, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal confirmed. Morales, 30, had yet to sign with a team this season before the Twins inked him to a one-year deal Saturday. The seven-year veteran spent six years with the Los Angeles Angels and played the 2013 season with the Seattle Mariners. Morales is a...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Saunders' timeline shows plenty of coaching success

MINNEAPOLIS -- FOXSportsNorth.com learned Thursday that Flip Saunders will become the Timberwolves' next head coach. In addition to his duties as president of basketball operations, he'll reassume the position that made him the most successful head man in franchise history. Saunders brings an impressive coaching resume back to the bench. Heading into the 2013-14 season, his...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Million dollars, baby: Cost of Big Ten opponents keeps rising

David Sayler recalls a decade ago when the thought of commanding $1 million for a nonconference football game contract seemed a preposterous pipe dream. But Sayler, the Miami (Ohio) athletic director, understands how quickly times have changed as the multimillion-dollar industry of college football impacts every facet of the sport. Sayler, in fact, won't even field calls to schedule...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings LB Chad Greenway helps boaters stuck on Lake Minnetonka

A couple that was out house gazing on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota will never forget Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway. The two-time Pro Bowler happened to be on the scene when two boaters lost the ability to steer their boat and became stuck, forcing the newly purchased craft to go round and round in circles. Subsequently, they started drifting "scary close to the rocks...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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