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Twins Minor League Team Involved in Florida Crash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – A bus carrying a minor league team affiliated with the Minnesota Twins was involved in a wrong-way interstate crash in Florida that killed the driver of the other car. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Dylan Bryan says no one on the bus was injured in the crash that occurred about 4:25...
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North Star Athletic Conference Names First Commissioner

   JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The North Star Athletic Association Board of Directors has announced that Cory Anderson has been selected as the inaugural commissioner of the new NAIA athletic conference. Anderson comes to the NSAA with over 25 years of experience in coaching, higher education, the private sector, and non-profit administration, including his most...
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Lions Sign Former NDSU Standout Matt Veldman, Cut TE Dominique Curry

DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Lions have signed tight end Matt Veldman and released tight end Dominique Curry. The moves were announced Monday. Veldman was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. The former North Dakota State standout signed with the Jaguars a year ago, but didn’t play because he tore a knee ligament...
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Packers Release Linebacker Desmond Bishop

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers have released linebacker Desmond Bishop. The move Monday was expected as a cost-saving measure. Bishop was due to make $3.464 million this season after missing all of last year with a hamstring injury. The 28-year-old inside linebacker had 310 tackles, nine sacks, seven forced fumbles...
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Trevor Mbakwe Gets Chance to Work Out for Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves are working out another group of draft prospects. Their guests on Monday afternoon included a player that president of basketball operations Flip Saunders is quite familiar with: former Gophers standout Trevor Mbakwe. Saunders watched Mbakwe play often last season at Williams Arena, where the team’s new boss once...
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Wild Re-Sign Defenseman Marco Scandella

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenseman Marco Scandella to a two-year contract. The team announced the deal on Monday. Scandella was eligible to be a restricted free agent, but the Wild locked the 23-year-old before he could hit the market. Scandella missed training camp in January because of a...
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Former Packers Donald Driver Draws Big Crowd for Charity Softball Game

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Former Packers receiver Donald Driver drew a sellout crowd of more than 9,000 fans Sunday for his annual charity softball game. “I was successful as I was because of the fans,” said Driver, who took over the game after the Packers traded Brett Favre. “This has always been such a...
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Twins Outfielder Receives Treatment on Knee

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota Twins outfielder Josh Willingham was out of the lineup against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday after receiving a cortisone shot in his balky left knee. The slugger had the shot after Saturday’s game, with the Twins scheduled for an off day Monday. Willingham and manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday they...
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Fister, Hunter Lead Tigers Over Twins 5-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Doug Fister held Minnesota hitless until the sixth inning and Torii Hunter connected for his 300th career home run, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Twins 5-2 Sunday. Fister (6-4) didn’t allow a baserunner until walking Ryan Doumit with two outs in the fourth inning, then lost his no-hit bid when...
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Post 8 Splits During Final Day of Hinseth Tournament

   RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Pierre Post 8 American Legion Baseball team split in thier final two games of the Rich Hinseth Tournament hosted by Rapid City Post 22. In their first game on Sunday, Pierre was outscored by Albuquerque, New Mexico by a 16-8 score. But Pierre came back in their tournament...
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