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MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Brewers’ first baseman Corey Hart has no idea when he can return from the right knee injury for which he had surgery last January. The Brewers overshot their projection that Hart would be back by early June. Now, there’s talk that Hart will not be ready after the All-Star break. And while nobody’s saying it yet, it’s possible that the three-time All-Star could miss the entire season.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - The 2014 United States Olympic women's hockey roster was announced yesterday and it has a distinct Minnesota flavor. Current University of Minnesota players Amanda Kessel of Madison, Wisconsin and Lee Stecklein of Roseville are on the team, as are three former Gophers. They include Gigi Marvin of Warroad, Anne Schleper of St. Cloud, and Megan Bozek of Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Wild and starting goaltender Niklas Backstrom have agreed to a three-year contract extension. The 35-year-old Backstrom went 24-15-3 in 2013 with a 2.48 goals against average and two shutouts.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent linebacker Desmond Bishop to a one-year contract, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Bishop was released by the Green Bay Packers last week. He missed all of last year with a hamstring injury after posting back-to-back 100-tackle seasons.
WAUSAU - About 300 people walked a gay rights march in Wausau yesterday afternoon. Event organizers say the march went without incident and was very festive.
It was a rough day on the course for the state’s two native PGA pros at the Travelers Championship. Both Jerry Kelly and Mark Wilson shot a one-over par (71) in yesterday’s (SAT) third-round. At the top of the leader board - Graham DeLaet, Charley Hoffman and Bubba Watson are all at ten-under for the tournament.
CLEVELAND, Ohio (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Indians scored six runs in the first inning and survived a ninth-inning scare to defeat the Minnesota Twins, 8-7, in the middle test of a three-game series at Progressive Field. Michael Bourn drove in three runs while Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with two RBI and was a home run shy of the cycle. Drew Stubbs also drove in two runs for the Indians, who have won four straight and eight of their last 10 games. Cleveland starter Corey Kluber (6-4) allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk over 5 2/3 innings.
DULUTH - Ellsworth's Morgan Place finished 52nd in the USA Half-Marathon Championships Saturday, part of the Grandma's Marathon races which take place in the Duluth area. Place's finishing time in Canal Park was 1:21:58.37. This was her first half-marathon championship race. She qualified by winning the Fitger's race in April. The race winner was Adriana Nelson of Boulder, Col. who finished in a time of 1:11:18.3.
MILWAUKEE - Donovan Hand allowed just two hits in four-and-two-thirds innings of work, as the Brewers hand Atlanta another loss – eight in a row now – at Miller Park. Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez locked up his sixth save in a row and his 300th of his career in the 2-0 win.
The LoRan Farm in Maiden Rock Township sreved as the site of this year's Pierce County Dairy Breakfast Saturday morning.