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Turner's single in ninth leads Dodgers to 6-5 win over Twins

Justin Turner had a game-winning single with two outs in the ninth off All-Star closer Brandon Kintzler to propel the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-5 comeback victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

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Back where it began, baseball pioneer Borders still thankful, hopeful Video included

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It was July 24, 1998. That's early two decades ago now when Ila Borders stood on the mound at Wade Stadium, about to embark on baseball history as part of the Duluth-Superior Dukes.

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Smith outlasts challengers, wins 75th MGA women's state am Video included

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Kate Smith didn't play her best golf down the stretch on Wednesday afternoon, but she played just well enough to capture the title at the 75th MGA women's amateur championships at Northland Country Club.

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One decade later, Duluth native Goucher will receive 2007 silver medal Video included

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Duluth, Minn. native Kara Goucher has really only been waiting since March for her silver medal from the 2007 IAAF World Championships, but it'll have been more than a decade between the race and when she finally receives it.

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Minnesota QB Bridgewater on PUP, will meet with media on Thursday

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The Minnesota Vikings have placed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp, with more rehabilitation necessary for his left knee.

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Harper ejected, Nats use big eighth inning to surge past Brewers

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Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Lind each had two-run doubles in a seven-run eighth inning to help the Washington Nationals rally past the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5 on Wednesday night.

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Minnesota signs DE Griffen to four-year, $58M contract extension

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The Minnesota Vikings have signed two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Everson Griffen to a contract extension. Griffen's deal was done Wednesday, when veteran players reported to training camp at Minnesota State University in Mankato.

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NFL teams begin 2017 campaigns as training camps begin Wednesday

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It's a big day for football fans! 

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Dodgers first to win 70 games with 6-2 victory over Twins

Chris Taylor hit two run-scoring doubles and the Los Angeles Dodgers became baseball's first team to reach the 70-win mark with a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

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Nevarez hits home run, Duluth loses second straight to La Crosse Video included

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Dean Nevarez hit his third home run of the season on Tuesday night, but he and the Duluth Huskies were doubled up in an 8-4 loss to the La Crosse Loggers at Wade Stadium.

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Davies, powerful offense pushes Milwaukee past Washington in opener

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Travis Shaw, Eric Thames and Manny Pina homered, Zach Davies tossed 7 2/3 shutout innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Tuesday night.

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Whalen hits game-winning jumper, Minnesota edges New York at home

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Maya Moore scored a season-high 27 points, Lindsay Whalen made a go-ahead baseline jumper with 47.7 seconds left and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 76-75 on Tuesday night.

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Duluth FC raises NPSL North trophy, embraces underdog role into playoffs Video included

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In its first season as part of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), Duluth FC has exceeded expectations. Now, four wins away from a national title, the hope is to continue in that underdog role deep into the league playoffs.

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Minnesota United, Allianz announce naming partnership for $150M stadium

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Allianz Life Insurance Company has bought naming rights to the new $150 million stadium that will eventually be the home of the Minnesota United, the team announced on Tuesday morning. 

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Five Duluth players invited to NWL Big League Dreams Showcase

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Five Duluth players have been invited to next month's 2017 Big League Dreams Showcase, which aims to feature some of the best pro-ready talent in the Northwoods League.

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Mountain Iron-Buhl's Holmes to play for St. Scholastica in 2017-18 Video included

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Mountain Iron-Buhl all-time leading scorer Jaylon Holmes has committed to play Division III basketball for St. Scholastica, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon. 

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Moose Lake's Jamros arrives at St. Scholastica, takes long-term approach to growth Video included

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Monday marked the first day at a new job for Moose Lake, Minn. native Brian Jamros, but it also served as a homecoming of sorts. He was, after all, back in the Northland. 

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New AMA study draws connection between football, brain injuries

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Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL down to high school. It's the biggest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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Bellinger three-run homer leads Dodgers past Twins, 6-4

Cody Bellinger continued his super rookie season, drilling a three-run homer in the eighth inning to rally the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

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Duluth, La Crosse split evening doubleheader at Wade Stadium Video included

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The Duluth Huskies and La Crosse Loggers split a pair of seven-inning games on Monday evening, keeping the Huskies within striking distance in the Northwoods League North Division standings.

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Minnesota C Fowles again named WNBA Western Conference player of the week

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For a fourth time this season, Minnesota center Sylvia Fowles has been named the WNBA's Western Conference player of the week.

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Western LL loses to Michigan, bows out of Central Regional tournament

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The Western Little League All-Stars lost to a team from Grand Rapids, Mich. on Monday afternoon, ending that team's bid at this year's Little League World Series. 

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Minnesota D Roehl commits to UMD men's hockey, expected in 2018-19 Video included

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Minnesota Wilderness defenseman Louie Roehl has verbally committed to the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey team, he announced Monday afternoon via Twitter.

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Duluth native Trachsel named new Minnesota softball head coach

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Duluth, Minn. native Jamie Trachsel has been named the new head softball coach at the University of Minnesota, the school announced on Monday morning. 

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Minnesota acquires P Garcia, C Recker in trade with Atlanta

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Hoping to bolster their rotation for a playoff run, the Minnesota Twins have acquired veteran left-handed pitcher Jaime García, catcher Anthony Recker and cash considerations from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league right-hander Huascar Ynoa.

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Minnesota starts training camp, puts RB Murray on PUP list

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The Minnesota Vikings placed running back Latavius Murray on the physically unable to perform list Monday, and put defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd on the non-football injury list.

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Basketball Hall of Famer John Kundla dies at 101

John Kundla, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships, died Sunday. He was 101.

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Fisher goes eight innings, MoonDogs blank Huskies 6-0

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Andrew Fisher tossed eight scoreless innings to lead the Mankato MoonDogs over the Duluth Huskies 6-0 at Wade Stadium on Sunday.  

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Iglesias, Boyd lead Tigers over Twins 9-6

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Jose Iglesias had three hits, including a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh that led the Detroit Tigers over Minnesota 9-6 Sunday in a game that took 4 hours, 19 minutes -- the longest nine-inning game in Twins history. 

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Phillies beat Brewers behind Williams, Eickhoff, Kendrick

Nick Williams homered, Jerad Eickhoff pitched six strong innings and Howie Kendrick continued to increase his trade value with two hits and two RBIs as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 Sunday.

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UMD volleyball hosts Trainer Tom's Grass Tournament to fight ALS

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13 teams and around 40 volleyball players competed in the second Trainer Tom's Grass Tournament on the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) campus on Sunday.  

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Gibson starts strong, Twins hold on to beat Tigers, 6-5

Kyle Gibson took a shutout into the eighth inning in his longest start of the season, Zack Granite had three of the Twins' 14 hits, and the Minnesota Twins held off a late rally to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on...

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Santana drives in winning run, Brewers end 6-game skid

Domingo Santana singled home the winning run in the ninth inning after the Brewers blew a big lead, and Milwaukee beat Philadelphia 9-8 Saturday night to snap a season-worst six-game losing streak.

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Huskies take walk-off walk, take down MoonDogs 4-3 Video included

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Trailing 3-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, the Duluth Huskies took two consecutive walks with the bases loaded, culminating with a walk-off walk drawn by Chase Strumpf, to defeat the Mankato MoonDogs 4-3 at Wade Stadium on Saturday. 

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UW-Superior enshrines five into Athletic Hall of Fame Video included

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The Class of 2017, featuring, Don Carlson, Matt Kramer, Melissa Kunzelman, Steve Nelson, and Jake Smith, were inducted into the University of Wisconsin Superior (UWS) Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday in Yellowjacket Union.

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Duluth Lakeview slugs past Grand Rapids, advances to American Legion state tourney Video included

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The Duluth Lakeview baseball team defeated Grand Rapids 16-3 in the Minnesota American Legion sub-state 10 championship game at Duluth East High School on Saturday.  

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Moore leads West past East 130-121 in WNBA All-Star Game

Maya Moore scored 23 points, reigning league MVP Nneka Ogwumike added 22 points and the West outlasted the East 130-121 in the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, where most of the attention was on Seattle's Sue Bird.

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Royer, Red Bulls beat Minnesota United 3-0

Daniel Royer had a goal and an assist and the New York Red Bulls beat Minnesota United 3-0 on Saturday.

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Report: Grand Rapids G Stejskal will play 2017-18 with USHL's Bloomington

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It was a case of good news, bad news on Friday night for the Grand Rapids boys' hockey team, culminating in the report that goaltender Zach Stejskal won't play his senior high school season and instead will join the United States Hockey League (USHL).

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Nola, Galvis help Philadelphia send Milwaukee to sixth straight loss

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Aaron Nola tied a career-high with nine strikeouts in seven sharp innings, Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the reeling Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Friday night.

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UW-Superior celebrates alumni, Hall of Famers on same weekend

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Nearly 200 people gathered at Nemadji Golf Course on Friday afternoon for the 31st annual UW-Superior alumni golf outing, and even more are expected Saturday night for the school's 2017 Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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Northern Exposure hockey tournament offers balance of competition, fun

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65 teams from 11 different states are in the Northland this weekend, all participating in the 12th annual Northern Exposure AAA hockey tournament. 

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Western LL wins regional opener, moves to winner's bracket

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The Western Little League All-Stars won their opening game at the Central Regional tournament on Friday night, beating the host Kalamazoo 23-5 in five innings.

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AP: Cleveland's Irving requests trade, lists Minnesota as preferred landing spot

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Two people familiar with the situation says All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him. Irving made the request last week to owner Dan Gilbert, said the people who spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting on the star's demands.

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Green Bay's Driver, Lee set to enter team's Hall of Fame

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The Green Bay Packers are getting ready to induct two new members to the franchise's Hall of Fame. All-time leading receiver Donald Driver and ball-hawking cornerback Mark Lee will be honored on Saturday at a banquet at Lambeau Field.

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Duluth native Kurosky transfers to UMD, will be eligible in 2018 season Video included

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Duluth, Minn. native Mandy Kurosky has transferred to the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) and will be on the roster this season for the volleyball team, assistant coach Christyn May confirmed to KBJR6 Sports on Thursday evening.

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UMD youth camp reminds Grand Rapids' Peterson of his hockey past Video included

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More than 300 kids will be on the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) campus the next three weeks for the men's hockey skills camp, and that has Grand Rapids, Minn. native Avery Peterson reminiscing on his youth.

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In wake of UND cuts, WCHA turns to crowdfunding effort to offset expenses Video included

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The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) is turning to a popular crowdfunding website to help offset the league's expenses, it was announced on Thursday morning.

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Polanco homers, Pittsburgh beats Milwaukee to complete four-game sweep

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Gregory Polanco homered, Chris Stewart added three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a four-game sweep of the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers with a 4-2 victory on Thursday. 

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Former Minnesota manager Tom Kelly will get bronze statue at Target Field

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Former manager Tom Kelly will become the latest Minnesota Twins legend to have his likeness on display at the ballpark.

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Report: Hibbing's Harris will miss entire 2017 football season with leg injury

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Hibbing, Minn. native and North Dakota senior cornerback Deion Harris will miss the entire 2017 season with a leg injury, according to a report Wednesday night from the Grand Forks Herald.

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Houston remains winless on the road, plays to 0-0 draw with Minnesota

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Bobby Shuttleworth saved all four Houston shots on goal and Minnesota United tied the Dynamo 0-0 on Wednesday night.

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Pittsburgh rookie Moroff walks off with win over struggling Milwaukee

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Max Moroff got his first career game-ending hit with a single in the 10th inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Wednesday night.

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Bluegreens rookie Ben-Tal anchors back line, powers run into playoffs Video included

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Scoring goals might bring in the fans. But let's face it, the old saying is right --- defense wins championships.  

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Green Bay WR Allison suspended one game following marijuana charge

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The NFL has suspended Green Bay Packers receiver Geronimo Allison without pay for the season opener on Sept. 10 against Seattle for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

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Duluth East F Donovan makes verbal commitment to North Dakota Video included

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Duluth East junior forward Ryder Donovan has made a verbal commitment to play Division I hockey at the University of North Dakota, he announced via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

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Minnesota F Brunson named WNBA All-Star Game injury replacement

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Minnesota's Rebekkah Brunson will serve as an injury replacement for Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game, marking her fourth career All-Star appearance.

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Sano's HR, Granite's first RBI highlights Minnesota win over New York

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Miguel Sano hit a three-run home run, Jose Berrios went strong into the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins beat New York 6-1 on Wednesday to win their first home series against the Yankees in nine years.

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Fowles, Moore lead Minnesota past Dallas in front of sellout crowd

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Sylvia Fowles had 24 points and 12 rebounds, Maya Moore added 23 points and the Minnesota Lynx cruised past the Dallas Wings 100-74.

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New York surges past Colon, Minnesota at Target Field

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Bartolo Colon faltered in the fifth inning after a decent start by the burly 44-year-old, whose Minnesota debut ended with a two-run double by Gary Sanchez that sent the New York Yankees on their way to a 6-3 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night.

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UMD volleyball's 'Little Dog Youth Camp' focuses on fundamentals, fun Video included

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The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) volleyball team spent four straight weeks as the nation's No. 1 ranked team in 2016, but that doesn't mean the Bulldogs have forgotten some of the basics. Fundamentals and fun.

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Pirates rally past Brewers in Marte's return from suspension

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Francisco Cervelli and Josh Harrison homered during a sixth-inning rally and the streaking Pittsburgh Pirates welcomed outfielder Starling Marte back with a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

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Mountain Iron-Buhl's Burke announces commitment to Minnesota-Crookston Video included

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Mountain Iron-Buhl senior center Mary Burke has verbally committed to play Division II basketball for Minnesota-Crookston, she announced Tuesday night via Twitter.

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Minnesota F Augustus named WNBA All-Star reserve

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Minnesota forward Seimone Augustus headlines the Western Conference WNBA All-Star reserves, which were announced on Tuesday evening.

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Minnesota P Hughes on 60-day DL, likely done for 2017 season

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Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes will miss the rest of the season because of persistent arm trouble related to a condition that required rib removal surgery a year ago.

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Milwaukee C Vogt will miss at least a month with sprained MCL

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Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt is out for at least a month with a sprained left knee following a collision at home plate. Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Vogt will miss "significant time."

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After (56-5) season, Minnesota's Allister leaving for alma mater Stanford

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Minnesota softball coach Jessica Allister, who steered the Gophers to a 56-5 record and top national ranking this year, is leaving for Stanford.

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Minnesota's Moore will compete in WNBA's All-Star three-point contest

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The league is bringing back the contest for the first time since 2009, and the winner will get $10,000 donated to a charity of her choice.

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Former UMD captain Krause leaves Pittsburgh, signs AHL deal with Buffalo Video included

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Hermantown, Minn. native Adam Krause has signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres organization, he confirmed to KBJR6 Sports on Tuesday morning.

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After first pro season, Baudette's Lyon re-signs with Philadelphia Flyers

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Baudette, Minn. native and goaltender Alex Lyon has re-signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers organization, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon. 

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Minnesota Vikings will hold final training camp in 'Kato, move to team facility in Eagan

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The Minnesota Vikings say the 52nd training camp in Mankato will be their last one away from headquarters.

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Rosario, Escobar lift Minnesota over New York on stormy night

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Eddie Rosario had two RBI doubles and Eduardo Escobar added the go-ahead, pinch-hit single in the eighth inning to help the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.

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Polanco's offense, defense leads Pittsburgh to win over Milwaukee

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Gregory Polanco doubled twice, drove in two runs and threw out a potential go-ahead run at the plate to lead the surging Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

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Report: Minnesota Lynx make bid to host 2018 WNBA All-Star Game

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The Minnesota Lynx has made an official bid to host the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game at Target Center, according to a report Monday night from the Star Tribune's Kent Youngblood.

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Former Minnesota LB Henderson in Duluth, teaches football and character Video included

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Former Minnesota Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson is in town, and he's got both on- and off-the-field advice for area kids. The first piece --- get out and be active. 

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Fiers strikes out 11 as Astros beat Twins 5-3

Mike Fiers struck out a season-high 11 over seven strong innings and Nori Aoki had two hits and two RBIs to help the Houston Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Sunday.

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Nick Williams' 1st career slam lifts Phils over Brewers 5-2

Rookie Nick Williams hit his first career grand slam before the Philadelphia Phillies' bullpen escaped two late-game jams for a 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.

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Fowles scores 18, Lynx use big run to beat Mercury 81-66

Sylvia Fowles scored 18 points and the Minnesota Lynx used an 18-0 run in the third quarter to beat the Phoenix Mercury 81-66 on Sunday night.

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Strong second period lifts host-team Duluth Marshall to Blackwood's Open title Video included

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The Duluth Marshall boys' hockey team overcame an early deficit by scoring three goals in the second period to defeat St. Cloud Cathedral 5-2 in the Blackwood's Open championship game at Mars Lakeview Arena on Sunday. 

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Rosario's 2-run double helps Twins over Astros 4-2

Brian Dozier homered and Eddie Rosario's two-run double in the sixth inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

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Shaw's HR in the 8th give Brewers 3-2 win over Phillies

Travis Shaw hit his 20th home run of the season leading off the bottom of the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Saturday night.

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  • Zach Schneider

    Zach Schneider

    Zach is homegrown in the Northland, having gone to high school at Duluth Marshall before graduating summa cum laude in 2010 from St. Scholastica with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

    Zach is homegrown in the Northland, having gone to high school at Duluth Marshall before graduating summa cum laude in 2010 from St. Scholastica with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

  • Alec Bochner

    Alec Bochner

    Alec joined KBJR6 in January of 2016. He worked five months as a General News Reporter before moving into the sports department as the Weekend Sports Anchor in May. A Cincinnati, Ohio native, Alec attended school at Chapman University in Orange, California.

    Alec joined KBJR6 in January of 2016. He worked five months as a General News Reporter before moving into the sports department as the Weekend Sports Anchor in May.

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