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Twins-Blue Jays game postponed

MINNEAPOLIS - The game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed due to expected inclement weather and cold temperatures in the Twin Cities.

The game will be made up at 6:10 p.m. Thursday as part of a split doubleheader at Target Field.

Cold temperatures are expected all week in Minneapolis. Rain and snow are forecasted for Wednesday with highs reaching only the upper-30s. Things look slightly better for Thursday, with sun and temps in the low...

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Fargo North names Adam Roland as new head football coach

FARGO – Fargo North High School announced Wednesday that Adam Roland will be the school’s new head football coach.

Roland is a teacher at North High School and has been an assistant coach in football and track and field the last three years.

Roland, a former football standout at Wahpeton High School and the University of North Dakota, takes over a Spartans program that finished the 2013 season 1-8 under Kelly Kalina, who resigned in January.

Prior to his positions at North, Roland taught a...

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Giants to sign QB Freeman

Josh Freeman could sign with the New York Giants this week after a successful tryout with the team Monday.

ESPN reported the deal would be finalized Wednesday or Thursday.

The quarterback gives the team a second arm in offseason workouts, joining second-year backup Ryan Nassib. Starter Eli Manning is out for at least six weeks after undergoing ankle surgery.

A first-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Freeman would be joining his third team in six months, which included a start for the Min...

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Athmann’s three hits propel Gophers to win over Bison

MINNEAPOLIS – Austin Athmann went 3-for-3 with an RBI to lead Minnesota to a 5-3 victory against North Dakota State in college baseball Tuesday at Siebert Field.

Brian Glowicki allowed one unearned run in four shutout innings for the Gophers (18-14).

David Ernst drove in two runs for the Bison (8-16).

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Trewin, Schumacher (3), Mayo (5), Folman (5), Choles (7), Flaa (7) and Leach. Glowicki, Anderson (5), Fiedler (7), Thonvold (8), Kray (8) and Athm...

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Wild’s Koivu knows playoff berths can be rare

ST. PAUL – Mikko Koivu has a protein shake in one hand. With his other hand, he begins wiping down his equipment and organizes the pads the same as he does after every practice.

They’re wiped free of ice and sweat and meticulously placed where they’re always placed. Gloves go on top of his locker stall, where he has all six of them – more than any other Wild player – organized in a pyramid.

On this Saturday afternoon, he’s breaking in a new pair of skates in advance of the playoffs,...

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Minnesota-Crookston hires men’s basketball head coach from Dragons staff

MOORHEAD – Dan Weisse is leaving Minnesota State Moorhead, but staying in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Weisse was named head men’s basketball coach at Minnesota-Crookston on Tuesday after spending the three previous seasons as an assistant coach with the Dragons.

“It is a lifelong dream to be a head coach, and to do it in one of the best Division II conferences in the country, that means a lot,” Weisse said.

Weisse takes over for Jeff Oseth, who didn’t have his contrac...

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Vikings sign TE Reisner; OL Samuda injured

The Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday signed tight end Allen Reisner, who rejoins the team after spending the final week of the 2012 season and the entire 2013 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Originally signed by the Vikings as a rookie free agent in 2011, Reisner joined the Jaguars after being signed off the Vikings' practice squad on Dec. 24, 2012.

In 15 career appearances, Reisner has caught seven passes for 58 yards. Reisner has made three career starts, all coming during the 2013 season....

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UND holds outdoor football practice on less-than-ideal day

GRAND FORKS – The University of North Dakota football team plays its home games indoors. The controlled climate at the Alerus Center certainly would have been nice Monday when UND held spring practice No. 9 at Memorial Stadium.

But few were complaining too loudly about the stiff north wind that produced a wind chill of 14 degrees on the Memorial Stadium turf.

“With the cold, we’re asked to deal with it,” said UND receiver Casey Young. “It was cold but it wasn’t terrible. It’s the ...

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Head coach Hoffner decides to return to MSU-Mankato football and leave Minot State

MINNEAPOLIS – Todd Hoffner has decided to return to Minnesota State-Mankato to be the head football coach after a recent arbitrator ruling, leaving the Minot State head spot after a few months.

Hoffner, 47, made the announcement this afternoon at his attorneys’ office in Minneapolis.

“My hope is to put this behind me as I take this step,” Hoffner said. “I intend to make every effort to resume normal, working relationships.”

Hoffner was hired as head football coach at Minot State in ...

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Standings and schedule

NBA

Western Conference

W L Pct GB

S Antonio (SW) 62 19 .765 —

Okla. City (NW) 58 23 .716 4.0

LAClippers (PAC) 56 24 .700 5.5

Houston 54 27 .667 8.0

Portland 53 28 .654 9.0

Golden State 50 31 .617 12.0

Dallas 49 32 .605 13.0

Memphis 49 32 .605 13.0

Phoenix 47 34 .580 15.0

Minnesota 40 41 .494 22.0

Denver 36 44 .450 25.5

New Orleans 33 48 .407 29.0

Sacramento 28 53 .346 34.0

L.A. Lakers 26 55 .321 36.0

Utah 24 57 .296 38.0

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