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Twins drop series opener to Yankees

YANKEES 7, TWINS 2 Gary Sanchez had three hits, including a mammoth home run, J.A. Happ tossed six shutout innings and New York extended its mastery of Minnesota. The Yankees increased their lead

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Deng to Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed free agent forward Luol Deng, the latest former Chicago Bulls player to reunite with coach Tom Thibodeau. Deng’s one-year deal is for the minimum salary

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Gophers lose Smith for season

Minnesota senior running back Rodney Smith will miss the remainder of the season because of an injury to his left knee, removing the most accomplished player from an inexperienced offense. Smith

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Cardinals Shut Out Buccaneers

The Redwood Valley football team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 21-0 win over Blue Earth Area Friday night at the Inglis Field Complex. The Cardinals shut out win was their first by shut out

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Twins welcome Yankees to Target Field

J.A. Happ has been splendid since joining the New York Yankees — so good that he is undefeated. Happ looks to stay undefeated as a Yankee on Monday night when he pitches in the opener of a

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Vikings hold of Niners in season opener

VIKINGS 24, 49ERS 16 Kirk Cousins passed for two touchdowns in his much-anticipated Minnesota debut, and the Vikings forced four turnovers to stick 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo with his first

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Twins win in ninth inning

TWINS 3, ROYALS 1 Willians Astudillo hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning that lifted Minnesota. Max Kepler doubled off Jason Hammel (2-13) with two outs in the Twins

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Gophers make big plays to beat Bulldogs

Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck prepared himself for a difficult conversation when he sat down during the offseason with Seth Green about switching positions. Green was going to be the third-string

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