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Zimmer names Matt Cassel as Vikings starting QB

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has named veteran Matt Cassel as the team’s starting quarterback for the season opener against the St. Louis Rams.

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Escobar, Twins bat around twice, pound Tigers 20-6

Minnesota Twins' Eduardo Escobar hits a single off Detroit Tigers pitcher Joba Chamberlain in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Minneapolis. Escobar went 5-for-6 at the plate, including a two-run home run in the second. The Twins won 20-6. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are barreling toward a fourth straight 90-loss season, with little hope that things will turn around very quickly.

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Escobar, Twins bat around twice, pound Tigers 20-6

Detroit Tigers shortstop Andrew Romine wipes his face after he have up a solo home run to Minnesota Twins' Trevor Plouffe, while called upon to pitch in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Minneapolis. Romine also gave up a two-run home run to Twins' Oswaldo Arcia moments earlier. The Twins won 20-6. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All those Cy Young awards, all that heat in their vaunted starting rotation, and there were the Detroit Tigers, staggering out to the field in the eighth inning with an infielder on the pitching mound.

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Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The wait is almost over.

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Source: Wolves get Young as part of Love trade

In this April 5, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers'  Thaddeus Young goes to the basket against the Brooklyn Nets during an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves will receive Thaddeus Young as part of the deal that will send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves secured the final piece they wanted in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade.

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