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Questions for Minnesota United’s Bill McGuire

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, left, and Dr. Bill McGuire, current owner of the Minnesota United club in the second-tier North American Soccer League, chat during a news conference, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Minneapolis, where they announced that Minnesota will be awarded an MLS franchise. (AP Photo/Star Tribune,Glen Stubbe)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota United FC owner Bill McGuire had a good week with Wednesday’s announcement that his ownership group had been granted an expansion franchise in Major League Soccer with play to begin in 2018. McGuire faces a July 1 deadline to have a workable stadium plan and state lawmakers have said he’ll get little help, but the former UnitedHealth Group chief was in a jovial mood when he agreed to take a few questions from The Associated Press. Answers have been edited for length.

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Clarkson shines in OT to lead Lakers over Wolves, 101-99

Los Angeles Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson, right, watches his successful shot against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jordan Clarkson took a step back before helping the Los Angeles Lakers take one forward.

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MLS expanding to Minnesota, but stadium yet to be built

Cassie Benson, left, and her boyfriend Manny Chavez, center,  cheer during a news conference, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Minneapolis, where it was announced that Minnesota will be awarded an MLS soccer franchise. (AP Photo/Star Tribune,Glen Stubbe)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After preserving a professional soccer team for Minnesota, Bill McGuire soon began to think bigger.

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Baseball careers often start with winter grunt work

In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Casey Fien (50) throws in a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins in Kansas City, Mo. Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most players are in a similar spot as everyone else in the regular workforce. The right arm that would eventually fetch Fien a $1.38 million salary from the Twins for 2015 was once used for stacking crates, pallets and boxes at Costco. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most players are in a similar predicament as everyone else in the regular workforce.

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LaVine leads Timberwolves to 106-104 overtime win vs Jazz

Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke (3) defends against Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine, left, in the second quarter in an NBA basketball game Monday, March 23, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The future of the Minnesota Timberwolves gave a glimpse of what might be Monday night.

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