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High School Football Preview; Apollo Eagles

The Apollo Eagles were 0-9 in 2011 under head coach Justin Skallerud. Apollo suffered a 21-20 loss at home against Willmar late in the season which shows the improvement made throughout the season. The Eagles are a young team against with 44 freshman out, 40 sophomore and around 20 juniors and 20 seniors.

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Fantasy Football Forum In St. Cloud Tonight

The annual Fantasy Football Forum will take place tonight at Boulder Tap House in St. Cloud from 6-8pm. Fantasy Football experts John Tuvey from thehuddle.com and Bo Mitchell from Fantasy Football Weekly will be at the event giving patrons the latest fantasy football information and strategies to win your league. Tuvey and Mitchell will take questions and analyze the in-house participants' mock draft.

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Peterson Is OK With Missing Preseason Games

Viking running back Adrian Peterson talked about missing the remaining 2 preseason games at practice Tuesday. He says he understands the reasons for it and knows he needs to be patient with his recovery. Viking head coach Leslie Frazier officially announced the decision Tuesday that Peterson will not play in the remaining 2 preseason games despite the progress he has made in his recovery.

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Oakland, Anderson Down Twins 4-1

Oakland starter Brett Anderson silenced the Twins for 7 innings in the A's 4-1 win over the Twins in Oakland Tuesday night. Anderson allowed just 4 hits and 1 earned run in 7 innings to get the win. This was his first start since coming back from elbow surgery. Cole DeVries allowed 6 hits and 2 earned runs allowed in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss and drop to 2-5.

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Lynx Win at Seattle 86-73

The Minnesota Lynx downed Seattle 86-73 in Seattle Tuesday night. Seimone Augustus led the Lynx with 22 points, Rebekkah Brunson added 20 points and 14 rebounds and Maya Moore chipped in 20 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.

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Twins Recall Hendriks; He’ll start Wednesday

The Twins have recalled righthander Liam Hendriks from triple-A Rochester to replace Nick Blackburn in the starting rotation. This will be his 3rd stint with the Twins this season. He was 0-5 with a 7.04 in 38 1/3 innings while with Minnesota. For triple-A Rochester he was 9-3 with a 2.20 ERA in 106 1/3 innings. Hendriks is expected to start against the A's on Wednesday afternoon.

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Vikings’ Peterson Won’t Play Final 2 Preseason Games

The Vikings will play their final 2 preseason games without running back Adrian Peterson according to multiple reports. Peterson is practicing with the team and was taken off the physically unable to perform list August 12. He is recovering from a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. Peterson could still play in the Vikings regular season opener September 9 against Jacksonville.

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Twins End Skid With Win Over A’s 7-2

The Twins ended their 5-game losing streak with a 7-2 win at Oakland Monday night. Oakland's 4-game win streak is snapped. Brian Duensing threw 6 innings with 5 hits and 2 runs (1 earned) to earn the win and improve to 3-8. Joe Mauer and Josh Willingham were each 3-5 with 2 RBIs, Darin Mastroianni went 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs and Pedro Florimon went 3-3 with 3 runs scored for the Twins.

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Twins Take Blackburn and Nishioka Off 40-Man Roster

The Twins took starting pitcher Nick Blackburn and infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka off the 40-man roster. Both players cleared waivers and were re-assigned to triple-A Rochester. Blackburn was 4-9 with a 7.39 ERA in 19 starts for the Twins this season. Blackburn is due $4.75 Million this season. Both players are unlikely to return to the major league team this season.

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Waite Park Baseball Eliminated In Babe Ruth World Series

The Waite Park 13 and under youth baseball team lost 6-3 to Greenville, North Carolina in bracket play at the 13AAA Babe Ruth World Series in Kitsap, Washington late Monday night. Waite Park is eliminated with the loss and finishes the tournament 3-2. Jack Schramel was 1-4 with a 2-run single and 3 RBIs and both Sam Nelson and Camren Dehler had 2 hits apiece. Dehler took the loss allowing 11 hits and 6 earned runs in 7 innings.

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