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Aug 7, 2014 at 5:52 am

Sports for Thursday, August 7th


MLB: Padres 5, Twins 4 F/10

-      Trevor Plouffe went 2-4 with a HR

-      Glen Perkins blew the save in the 9th inning, his 4th blown save of the year

-      Twins kick off a West Coast swing tonight against the Oakland A’s

-      Jon Lester (11-7) vs. Yohan Pino (1-3), first pitch is at 9:05pm


Northwoods League: Honkers 6, Rox 3 F/11

-      Rox will return home tonight to take on the Thunder Bay Border Cats for their final two home games this season, first pitch is at 7:05pm

-      First 500 people 21 years and older will receive a Rox Pint glass



-      Vikings will host the Oakland Raiders Friday in the first preseason game

-      The Vikings are urging people to head to TCF early as it is a new venue and they want to get the traffic and entrance kinks worked out. 

-      Head Coach Mike Zimmer announced that Matt Cassel will get the start, but Teddy Bridgewater will get some time with the starters.


-      The University of Minnesota is working to not allow the usage of the Washington Redskins team name when they come to TCF Bank Stadium later this year.


-      There is a petition on with more than 55-hundred signatures to have Weird Al Yankovic play the halftime Super Bowl this season. Ed Ball, the man who started the petition told reporters that he did it while drunk.



-      The PGA Championship gets started today and Tiger Woods WILL play. Woods said that the back injury he suffered last weekend is a different injury than the one he needed to have surgically repaired earlier this year.

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