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REGIONAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Delfino returing to Milwaukee

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Carlos Delfino is returning to the Milwaukee Bucks. The veteran small forward reportedly agreed last night to a two-year, six-and-a-half million dollar contract – plus a third-year that’s not guaranteed. The 30-year-old Delfino played for three seasons in Milwaukee before leaving for Houston last summer as a free-agent. He averaged just under 11 points a game with the Rockets, while starting just five games. Delfino had surgery two months ago to remove a bone spur from his right foot, which he broke in a first-round playoff series against Oklahoma City. He’s an eight-year N-B-A veteran and has two Olympic medals with his native Argentina. They won gold in 2004 and the bronze in 2008. Delfino the third free agent the Bucks rounded up in the last three days. On Friday, they agreed to terms with Dallas shooting guard O-J Mayo. Saturday, Milwaukee brought back former Bucks’ center Zaza Pachulia from Atlanta. Their contracts cannot be made official until Wednesday, when the NBA signing period begins.

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The Minnesota Wild had a busy weekend. The team added two outside free agents, re-signed one of their young players, traded away a veteran roster member, and added a draft choice for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Minnesota inked defenseman Keith Ballard to a deal on Friday. The former Golden Gopher star, who spent the past season in Vancouver, signed a two-year deal with the Wild. Ballard is from Baudette. The Wild also signed forward Matt Cooke to a three-year deal. Cooke played in 48 games for Pittsburgh last year. Minnesota also shipped forward Devin Setoguchi to Winnipeg for a second-round draft choice in next year's draft. And, the team re-signed defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a three-year pact. 

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Minnesota forward Maya Moore netted 23 points as the Minnesota Lynx mauled the Phoenix Mercury 91-59 on Sunday at Target Center. Monica Wright added 17 points off the bench and Lindsay Whalen had 14 for Minnesota, which improved to 6-and-0 at home and 8-and-3 overall. The Lynx played much of the game without star player Seimone Augustus, who suffered an ankle injury early in the contest. The team will find out more today about how severe the injury is. The Lynx host the Atlanta Dream tomorrow night. 

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 The Minnesota Timberwolves waived center Greg Stiemsma and forward Mickael Gelabale on Sunday. Stiemsma averaged four points and 3.4 rebounds in 76 games last season with the T'wolves. Gelabale posted five points and 2.8 boards per game in 36 contests last year. 

>>Wild Have Busy Weekend 

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Minnesota Wild had a busy weekend. The team added two outside free agents, re-signed one of their young players, traded away a veteran roster member, and added a draft choice for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Minnesota inked defenseman Keith Ballard to a deal on Friday. The former Golden Gopher star, who spent the past season in Vancouver, signed a two-year deal with the Wild. Ballard is from Baudette. The Wild also signed forward Matt Cooke to a three-year deal. Cooke played in 48 games for Pittsburgh last year. Minnesota also shipped forward Devin Setoguchi to Winnipeg for a second-round draft choice in next year's draft. And, the team re-signed defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a three-year pact. 

>>Korey Stringer Institute/OSHA Urge Awareness of Heat Risks 

(Undated) -- The Korey Stringer Institute and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are working to raise awareness or the risks of working or playing outside during the hot and humid weather that a Minnesota summer can bring The institute is, or course, named for the Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle who died of heat stroke after a practice in 2001. OSHA Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels says heat related deaths and injuries can be prevented with water, rest, shade. OSHA says employers have a duty to protect workers and develop a hot-weather plan when temperatures top 90 degrees.

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