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Minnesota Sports Roundup: Correia makes Twins debut today against Tigers

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MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins resume their season-opening three-game series with the Tigers today at Target Field.

Detroit doubled up Minnesota 4-2 on Opening Day on Monday. Kevin Correia will make his Twins debut today on the mound. He was signed in the off-season as a free agent from Pittsburgh. The Tigers will counter with Anibal Sanchez. First pitch is at 3:10 p.m.

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Former Twins and current Mets pitcher Johan Santana is recovering from shoulder surgery. The 34-year-old had his left shoulder capsule repaired Tuesday for a second time and will miss the entire season. Santana is in the final year of a six-year, $137.5-million-dollar contract. The two-time Cy Young Award winner threw the first no-hitter in franchise history last June.

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Former University of Minnesota head basketball coach Tubby Smith was introduced as the new coach at Texas Tech yesterday. Smith said at his introductory news conference that he looks forward to the challenge of building the Red Raiders into one of the top teams in the country. He says he enjoyed his time in Minnesota and that he is leaving some good friends and good players behind. Smith says believes the Golden Gopher program is in better shape today than it was when he arrived in 2007. Smith was fired from the Minnesota position last week. The Gophers are still hunting for his replacement.

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The Minnesota Timberwolves battle the Bucks tonight in Milwaukee. Minnesota finished 2-and-2 on its recent four-game homestand following Monday's 110-100 victory over Boston. The T'wolves sit at 27-46 on the season. The Bucks are 36-37, a game-and-a-half behind Boston for seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

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The Minnesota Wild begin a three-game road trip tonight in San Jose against the Sharks. Minnesota will also make stops in Los Angels and Columbus. The Wild have lost two-of-three after their seven-game winning streak following Monday's 4-1 setback to St. Louis. They are third in the Western Conference with 44 points, two more than the Sharks.

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The Wild made a couple of transactions yesterday. The team recalled forward Johan Larsson from AHL Houston. The 20-year-old Larsson has 37 points in 62 games this year for the Aeros. He was a second-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut earlier this season. The team also signed 2011 draftee Tyler Graovac to an entry level contract. The 19-year-old Graovac was a seventh round pick and is currently a center for the Belleville Bulls in the Ontario Hockey League. He is taking part in the playoffs right now for Belleville. He says he hopes to play in the NHL someday.

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University of Minnesota standout defenseman Nate Schmidt of St. Cloud has signed a two-year entry level contract with the Washington Capitals. Schmidt had one year of eligibility remaining, but because he was never drafted, was able to sign a deal with any team he wanted to. Schmidt says it wasn't easy to leave Minnesota, but the Capitals offer him the best fit right now. He scored 74 points in 96 career games and was a two-time all-WCHA member for Minnesota.

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