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    Best Remaining Bargains to Fill out Your Rosters

    All the big names are gone, but there are a host of players still looking for work in NFL free agency. Some of these free agents are not like the others, liable to become big bargains for those lucky teams that finally pull the trigger...

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    Future Heroes of the NBA Playoffs

    We all know LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard are the keys to the NBA 's true title contenders, but a handful of less-celebrated talents will also have major impacts on the 2015 playoffs...

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    Previewing Weekend Spring Games

    This weekend marks the earnest beginning of spring football games. Relevant teams such as Baylor and Michigan have already completed theirs, but those were anomalies. This weekend, we get our first loaded schedule...

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    Draft Predictions as Big Day Nears

    With just 22 days left until the opening of the 2015 NFL draft (April 30-May 2), draft prognosticators are starting to make their final predictions for how this year's picks will unfold...

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    Biggest CFB Stories You Likely Missed

    The madness is over. Please resume your regular daily activities. After several weeks of nonstop college basketball craziness, it's time to return to reality and go about our normal ...

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    Free Agents Each NBA Team Should Consider

    Take a break from the mathematical push and pull of the NBA 's late-season playoff races. Free-agency speculation is in the air. Weeks ago, such conjecture could have been deemed premature overkill...

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    Biggest MLB Storylines Heading into Season

    There are hundreds of storylines to pay attention to in the 2015 Major League Baseball season. Literally hundreds, as in more than just one hundred. And ideally, you would pay attention to all of them...

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    Biggest Offensive Playmakers in Draft

    There’s a lot more to scouting than just looking at college stats and pulling the trigger. However, history shows us that guys who are the biggest offensive playmakers in college have a much better chance at being productive in the NFL ...

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    Sneaky Good 'Plan B' NBA Free Agents

    The NBA offseason is a time for unbridled optimism. Until reality sets in. While a fortunate few teams might aim for the stars and actually come away with one, most must settle to some extent...

Recent Headlines

Saturday 04/11/2015
Twins need lots of work
Posted: April 11, 2015

HIBBING — In typical fashion, I was going to rip the Minnesota Twins on their fantastic start to the season, but I’ll be a little bit more lenient because they actually won a game Friday against the Chicago White Sox.

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Saturday 04/04/2015
Gophers did not show up
Posted: April 04, 2015

HIBBING — I want to write about the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team and their collapse in the NCAA Tournament, but it would be too easy to rip on the Gophers.

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Friday 04/03/2015
USA finishes fifth at 2015 Ford World Men’s Championship
Posted: April 03, 2015

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Team USA finished fifth after losing the tiebreaker game to Finland, 6-5, Friday afternoon at the 2015 Ford World Men’s Championship.

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Thursday 04/02/2015
Shuster plays waiting game at Worlds
Posted: April 02, 2015

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — The waiting game. That’s what Team USA will now play after finishing the round robin with a 6-5 record at the 2015 Ford World Men’s Championship.

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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Shuster set to lead Team USA at World Championship
Posted: March 24, 2015

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Three-time Olympian John Shuster (Duluth, Minn., and a Chisholm native) is set to lead Team USA at the 2015 Ford World Men’s Championship beginning Saturday in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Monday 03/23/2015
Truax set to fight Jacobs for WBA middleweight title
Posted: March 23, 2015

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — A professional for eight years now, Caleb Truax wants to win next month’s championship boxing match for himself and to represent all of the other fighters in Minnesota.

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Wednesday 03/18/2015
Local figure skaters performing in tour
Posted: March 18, 2015

VIRGINIA — Local figure skaters Maree Poppenhagen, Jayda Westerbur and Hailey Chavers skate because they love it. They were chosen to perform in the 2015 Stars on Ice tour because they’re very good at it.

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Saturday 03/14/2015
Iron Rangers clinch second
Posted: March 14, 2015

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The Minnesota Iron Rangers had just two games left on their regular season schedule, and were clinging to a slim 2-point lead over Dryden for second place in the Superior Junior Hockey League last week. All the Iron Rangers needed to do was get road wins against league-leading Fort Frances and Thunder Bay.

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