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Metrodome demolition reaches completion early

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Metrodome is no more. Project leaders for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium says the demolition of the team’s old home was formally completed Thursday. The final remnants were being trucked away a month ahead of schedule. The building was razed to make way for a nearly $1 billion stadium scheduled to open in More >

Tanaka cools Cubs’ bats in Yankees’ 3-0 win

NEW YORK (AP) – Masahiro Tanaka allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings on a frigid Monday, Carlos Beltran homered for the third straight game and New York welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the current Yankee Stadium with a 3-0 victory in the opener of Monday’s day-night doubleheader. The 25-year-old Japanese right-hander struck out More >

Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens. Kohl announced the deal Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center hours before the team was to play its final game of a dismal season. With the worst record in More >

Peralta helps Brewers beat Cards 5-1 and stop skid

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wily Peralta allowed one run in 6 1-3 innings and the Milwaukee Brewers turned two errors into four unearned runs Wednesday in a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals that ended a two-game losing streak. Milwaukee, which came into the series with a nine-game winning streak, salvaged the finale of the three-game More >

Necedah Girls’ Powerlifting Team Earn National Championship Title

The Necedah Girls Varsity Powerlifting Team has earned their sixth National title in the past eight years. The team went down to Killeen, Texas for the USAPL National High School Championships that took place March 28th through the 30th.  Coach Erich Mach said the girls’ team had some top place finishes individually as well. “We have More >

Michigan State’s Dawson decides to stay in school

(AP) – Michigan State forward Branden Dawson is staying for his senior season. The school announced Dawson’s decision Tuesday. He averaged a career-high 11.2 points last season. The 6-foot-6 forward scored a career-high 26 points in an NCAA tournament win over Harvard and had 24 points in his next game, helping the fourth-seeded Spartans beat top-seeded Virginia More >

Bautista, Lawrie lift Blue Jays over Twins 9-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jose Bautista had three hits and an RBI, and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI, and Aaron Loup (1-0) won in relief of starter Brandon Morrow, More >

White Sox slip past Red Sox 2-1 on error in 9th

CHICAGO (AP) – Alexei Ramirez scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a throwing error and the Chicago White Sox edged the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on a frigid Tuesday night. Tied at one, Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop (0-2) allowed a one-out single to Ramirez. After Tyler Flowers struck out, More >

Cards pitching shuts down Brewers again 6-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers. Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta each hit solo shots in the ninth More >

Agent: Vikings agree to deal with safety Coleman

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on a contract with free agent safety Kurt Coleman. Coleman’s agent, Blake Baratz, said Monday the deal was done. The Vikings have not yet made an announcement. Coleman visited the Vikings last Friday. The seventh-round draft pick in 2010 out of Ohio State played the last four More >