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MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wild open preseason camp yesterday

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MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Wild open preseason camp yesterday
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Wild opened preseason camp Thursday at Ridder Arena on the University of Minnesota campus. The camp shifts to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul today and will remain there for the rest of the preseason. There are open practices tomorrow and Sunday for fans to watch. There are 51 players on the roster at present. Minnesota opens the NHL exhibition season with a game at home against Columbus on Tuesday in St. Paul.

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Oakland's Josh Reddick homered and drove in three runs to support seven stellar innings from A.J. Griffin as the A's beat the Twins 8-2 at Target Field yesterday. Griffin allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out eight to improve to 14-and-9 with the win. The A's moved three-and-a-half games ahead of idle Texas atop the AL West. Scott Diamond allowed five runs in less than five innings to fall to 5-and-11 for Minnesota. Oswaldo Arcia homered and Alex Presley singled in a run for the Twins, who open a three-game weekend series against Tampa Bay tonight.

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 Los Angeles player Nneka Ogwumike posted 25 points and 11 rebounds as the Los Angeles Sparks slipped past the Lynx 85-84 in Minnesota's final road game of the WNBA regular season. Seimone Augustus scored 23 points to pace the Lynx, who had their seven-game winning streak snapped. The Lynx close out the regular season on Saturday at home against Chicago.

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NFC North rivals meet up Sunday at Soldier Field as the Minnesota Vikings go up against the Chicago Bears. The Vikings will try to avoid an 0-and-2 start in the division after dropping a 34-24 decision at Detroit in Week One. Rushing champ Adrian Peterson ripped off a 78-yard touchdown run on Minnesota's first play of the game, but was held to just 15 yards the rest of the way. Christian Ponder was picked off three times in defeat. The Bears rallied from a 21-10 deficit to beat the Bengals 24-21 in their home opener. Jay Cutler's 19-yard TD toss to Brandon Marshall in the fourth quarter was the difference.

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers are back in action tomorrow afternoon against Western Illinois at TCF Bank Stadium. It's the first of three straight home games for Minnesota. The Gophers are 2-0 on the year following last week's 44-21 win at New Mexico State. The Gophers will be without cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in last week's win. Minnesota will also not have the services of reserve linebacker Nick Rallis of Edina, reserve tight end Alex Bisch of Northfield, or reserve left tackle Ed Olson of Mahtomedi. All three are out with injuries. Western Illinois is also 2-and-0. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. at TCF Bank Stadium.

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St. Thomas kicked off a busy football weekend for Minnesota college teams with a 25-7 victory at Wisconsin-River Falls last night. A full docket of MIAC and NSIC games dot the landscape this weekend.

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Cretin-Derham Hall plays Stillwater this evening in the first-ever nationally televised Minnesota high school football game. ESPN-2 is broadcasting the Raiders' homecoming game from the University of Saint Thomas campus in Saint Paul. Cretin-Derham Hall defensive end Jashon Cornell is the number-one ranked junior player in the country by ESPN-dot-com. The network will air 13 high school football games on national T-V this season.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 
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