Minnesota Sports
  • Rookie Diamond keeps shining for Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Diamond grew up in Canada, seemingly destined to become a pitcher. He says he was a bad skater, so hockey was merely a hobby. Baseball was his primary sport, but he …

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    12 Jun 12
  • Vikings WR Simpson suspended 3 games

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has suspended Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson for the first three games of the 2012 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Simpson also was fined one …

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    12 Jun 12
  • New college hockey conference eyes Target Center

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The National Collegiate Hockey Conference is expected to hold its postseason tournament at Target Center. The new eight-team league has scheduled a news conference for the arena lobby in downtown Minneapolis for …

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    11 Jun 12
  • Gophers set to break ground on new campus ballpark

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Gophers baseball team is about to break ground on a new stadium. The University of Minnesota has scheduled a Monday afternoon ceremony at Siebert Field, which has been slated for replacement …

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    11 Jun 12
  • Dempster sparks Cubs vs. Twins 8-2 in 8-inning gem

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Dempster further raised his trade value with eight shutout innings, pitching the Chicago Cubs past the Minnesota Twins 8-2 Sunday. After an 18-start winless streak dating to Aug. 11, Dempster (2-3) …

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    11 Jun 12
  • Simpson’s speed is making Ponder, Vikings smile

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Jerome Simpson’s presence this year in Minnesota is making the Vikings smile. Spring practices are by no means an assurance of autumn success, but so far the potential impact of …

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    08 Jun 12
  • Twins option De Vries, will recall Parmelee

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are taking advantage of a few extra days off in the coming weeks to add some offense to their bench. The Twins announced on Thursday that they optioned right-hander …

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    08 Jun 12
  • Sullivan takes over leadership of new Vikings OL

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — John Sullivan used to be a question mark on the Minnesota Vikings offensive line, an undersized sixth-round pick trying to fill in for a perennial Pro Bowler. Now Sullivan enters …

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    07 Jun 12