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Honors for Rantz highlight annual Diamond Awards

Honors for Rantz highlight annual Diamond Awards

MLB.com Updated Jan 24, 2013
Since announcing his plans to retire at the end of last season after 52 years with the Twins, Jim Rantz has received his fair share of accolades. But Rantz, who officially retired as farm director on Jan. 1, was especially touched on Thursday, when he w…
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  • Pavano ruptures spleen, will miss up to eight weeks

    Pavano ruptures spleen, will miss up to eight weeks

    MLB.com Jan 24, 2013
    More health problems for free-agent right-hander Carl Pavano could postpone his signing with a new team, as the former Twins starter ruptured his spleen while shoveling snow on his driveway and will be sidelined for six to eight weeks, according to Ken …
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  • Fred Smoot, Who Double-Donged Two Hookers, Peed His Pants After…

    Fred Smoot, Who Double-Donged Two Hookers, Peed His Pants After Being Arrested For DUI

    Fred Smoot, the former Redskins and Vikings cornerback, would like to be known as something other than "that guy who put a double-ended dildo into two prostitutes on the Vikings sex boat." He tried breaking the news that Robert Griffin III's s…
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  • Rubio works through frustration in comeback

    Rubio works through frustration in comeback

    nba.com Jan 24, 2013
    Ricky Rubio swiped the pass in the open court and darted down the lane with Derrick Williams on his wing.
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  • Adrian Peterson: Don’t compare RG3 recovery to mine

    Adrian Peterson: Don’t compare RG3 recovery to mine

    profootballtalk.com Jan 24, 2013
    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson set the bar pretty high when it comes to recoveries from torn ACLs this season by rushing for 2,097 yards. It’s a bar the Redskins and their fans hope quarterback Robert Griffin III can reach after his own knee surge
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  • Marlins ink Slowey to Minors deal with camp invite

    Marlins ink Slowey to Minors deal with camp invite

    MLB.com Jan 24, 2013
    The Marlins have signed former Twins starter Kevin Slowey to a Minor League deal with an invitation to big league camp. Slowey, 28, missed most of last season with a stress fracture in his rib cage.
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  • Spiraling; Wolves lose 91-83

    Spiraling; Wolves lose 91-83

    howlintwolf.com Jan 24, 2013
    Rubio goes up for a layup with more joy than any of us have felt this season. Three Positives: Jonah: Through this spiraling tailwind of misfortune of a season, Andrei Kirilenko has remained the most reliable, versatile and steady player on the team. AK…
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  • Vikings 2013 look ahead: Offensive line

    Vikings 2013 look ahead: Offensive line

    startribune.com Jan 24, 2013
    The Vikings turned their offensive front into a strength in 2012 and hope to retain continuity as much as possible.
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  • Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves at Washington Wizards, 1/25/13

    Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves at Washington Wizards, 1/25/13

    timberpups.com Jan 24, 2013
    This Friday’s game sends the Timberwolves to the nation’s capital to face the Wizards.  The Pups enter the game with a 17-22 record and are coming off a loss at home to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.  Ricky Rubio was not pleased with sitting
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  • Minnesota Timberwolves 83 — Brooklyn Nets 91

    Minnesota Timberwolves 83 — Brooklyn Nets 91

    timberpups.com Jan 24, 2013
    The Wolves returned to the Target Center against the Nets Wednesday night and opened up with Rubio, Ridnour, Kirilenko, Williams, and Stiemsma.  Earlier in the day, the team announced that Pekovic and Shved would both miss the night’s festivities.  So
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  • Video - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson at the Pro Bowl 03:23

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson at the Pro Bowl

    Jan 24
    What does Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson have in store for Sunday's Pro Bowl? Watch Peterson talk about what the event means to him.
  • Video - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson at the Pro Bowl 03:23

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson at the Pro Bowl

    Jan 24
    What does Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson have in store for Sunday's Pro Bowl? Watch Peterson talk about what the event means to him.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

    Jan 24
    A mock draft in January is the ultimate example of the can't-wait-for-it mindset that prevails in today's world. Never mind that this year's draft class just became finalized days ago, or that NFL teams are still very early in the process of immersing t…