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Twins Lose Playoff Ground

J.B. Shuck's two-run, pinch-hit triple in the seventh inning sent the Chicago White Sox over Minnesota 6-4 Thursday, the Twins' last home game before beginning a key road trip.

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Vikes Drop Final Tuneup

Marcus Mariota threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Harry Douglas to cap his only series, and the Tennessee Titans wrapped up the preseason by beating the Minnesota Vikings 24-17 on Thursday night.

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Jacks Open At Kansas

For the second time in four seasons, the South Dakota State University football team will kick off its season with a road matchup at Kansas.

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Good Matchups In Openers

Several interesting matchups await area teams opening the football season this weekend.

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Gophers Take TCU To Wire

Trevone Boykin threw for 246 yards and a touchdown and ran for 92 yards and another score to help No. 2 TCU outlast Minnesota 23-17 on Thursday night.

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Royals Outscore Tigers

Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Paulo Orlando added a two-run shot and Kendrys Morales drove in four runs as the Kansas City Royals routed the Detroit Tigers 15-7 on Thursday night to wrap up another series win.

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Twins Beat Sox Again

Tommy Milone struck out seven in seven innings and Miguel Sano hit another monster home run to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Wednesday night.

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Royals Rout Tigers

Yordano Ventura struck out 11 over seven sharp innings, the Royals hit four home runs and Kansas City rolled to a 12-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.

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Gophers Host Title Contenders

Trevone Boykin and his buddies at TCU have grown tired of hearing about last season.

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UND To Pay Stipends

The University of North Dakota is joining its in-state Division I counterparts in providing stipends to all of its scholarship athletes.

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Augie Runners Rate High

Augustana University men's and women's Cross Country team's both earned top-5 rankings by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division II top-25 preseason poll released on Wednesday.

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Sano Keys Twins Win

Miguel Sano's towering home run tied the game for Minnesota in the seventh inning, and two Chicago errors aided the go-ahead rally in the eighth for the Twins in an 8-6 victory Tuesday over the White Sox.

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Twins Add To Roster

The Minnesota Twins have added five players from Triple-A Rochester for September: shortstop Danny Santana, first baseman Kennys Vargas, catcher Eric Fryer and right-handed relievers A.J. Achter and Michael Tonkin.

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Royals Edged By Tigers

Justin Verlander threw his fifth consecutive quality start, and Ian Kinsler homered and drove in three runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 Tuesday night.

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Vikings Cut Quarterback

The Minnesota Vikings have waived quarterback Mike Kafka.

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Jacks Drop Home Opener

Sophomore Ashley Beaner led the South Dakota State volleyball team (0-4) despite dropping a 25-17, 25-21 and 25-18 match to Drake (5-0) in the home opener at Frost Arena.

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USD Runners Rated

The South Dakota women’s cross country team enters the 2015 season ranked sixth in the Midwest region as released by the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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Vikings Continue Roster Moves

The Minnesota Vikings have placed offensive tackle Carter Bykowski on injured reserve and cornerback Josh Robinson on the physically unable to perform list.

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Sano Numbers Grow

Miguel Sano has shown he has one of the most powerful swings in the majors, in less than two months with the Minnesota Twins.

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Royals Obtain Outfielder

The AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals have reached a deal to get outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Atlanta Braves.

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Daugaard Has Fond Fair Memories

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The South Dakota State Fair is underway in Huron, continuing through Monday.

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Cooler, Wetter Weather Ahead

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The longer range forecasts now appear to favor a wetter, cooler trend for the northern plains.

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Changes Coming To Retirement System

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The Retirement Laws Committee of the South Dakota Legislature voted this week to begin the process of changing some of the rules of the state retirement system.

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Iran Debate Unlikely

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It was expected that the Senate would have a lengthy debate next week over the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.

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Lots Of Pheasants In Iowa

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A statewide survey by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources shows the pheasant population has increased for the second year in a row.