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MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - Oklahoma City Thunder key reserve Kevin Martin is reportedly leaving the team after just one season with the club. According to multiple sources, Martin will sign a four-year deal worth as much as $30 million with the Minnesota Timberwolves when the free agency moratorium is lifted on July 10. The move comes just hours after Minnesota brought back free agent forward Chase Budinger on the strength of a three-year, $16 million contract. Martin will be reunited with head coach Rick Adelman, whom he played for during his time with the Sacramento Kings and Ho
MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - C.C. Sabathia picked up his 200th career win and the New York Yankees scored three times in the sixth inning to take a 3-2 win from the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Sabathia (9-6) gave up seven hits and two runs, but had nine strikeouts over seven innings to continue his domination of the Twins.
WASHINGTON D.C. - Kyle Lohse did exactly what his manager hoped he would do, when the Milwaukee Brewers beat Washington 4-1 last night in the nation’s capital. Skipper Ron Roenicke moved Lohse’s start up by a day, to try and give his worn-out bullpen a little rest. And the veteran right-hander came through with eight solid innings, matching his season-high.
MINNEAPOLIS-- Police are now calling suspicious the death of a 9-year-old boy found hanging from a clothesline in Minneapolis. The youth was discovered in the backyard of an abandoned home by people who lived nearby and died of his injuries Monday night.
LA CROSSE - A southwest Wisconsin man was found dead yesterday in a tugboat that crashed over the roller gates of a Mississippi River lock near La Crosse, and tipped over. The body of 22-year-old Tyler Trussoni of Genoa was recovered from the second deck of the Megan Mc-“B,” about nine hours after the incident was first reported. Two other Wisconsin men had minor injuries.
ST. PAUL - Health officials are investigating an outbreak of listeria in Minnesota that may be linked to cheese made by a Wisconsin firm.
CADOTT - Organizers of a country music festival near Chippewa Falls say a 27-foot free-fall attraction will not return next year, after four jumpers were injured. The ride featured jumpers falling onto a 50-by-50-foot air-bag while the Country Fest crowds cheered them on.
Over 200 people have been killed in Wisconsin boating accidents over the last 11 years – and according to Gannett Wisconsin Media, 85-percent of those victims were not wearing life jackets.
CHICAGO - The Big Ten Conference female athlete-of-the-year is no longer named in honor of former Wisconsin Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton. The league said today that it dropped Favor Hamilton’s name from the award, after discussions between the Badgers and conference officials. Last December, she admitted working as a $600-dollar-an-hour call girl in Las Vegas, after the Smoking Gun website broke the news.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks have lost their sixth man Mike Dunleavy to the Chicago Bulls. The 32-year-old veteran has reportedly committed to a two-year, six-million-dollar contract.