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Twins’ new season comes with new Black coach

Butch Davis

The Minnesota Twins earlier this week opened its 2015 season with a new manager and its first Black coach since 2012. Butch Davis was hired in January as first base coach.

Davis worked for 20 seasons in the Baltimore Orioles organization as a minor league coach after eight seasons as a major league baseball player (1983-1994). This is his first major league coaching job. Continue Reading →

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Duke wins it 68-63!


Coach Mike Krzyzewski has done it again: After 35 years at Duke, he knows a thing about recruiting good student-athletes. To finish first, you must first finish. Year after year he has done the best job of, like a magnet, drawing that talent to tobacco road. Apparently it’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. Continue Reading →

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Boys’ state tournament pictures


This week will feature four pictures from the state boys’ basketball tournament: Tre Jones, who led Apple Valley to the Class 4A championship as a freshman; Jarvis Johnson, who started on four straight Class 3A title teams for DeLaSalle; Metro Player of the Year J.T. Gibson of Class 4A runner-up Champlin Park; and Malik Jones, who earned all-tournament honors in Class 3A for runner-up St. Paul Johnson.
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No. 1 Kentucky at Final Four: 40-0 or bust?


Not since 1976 has a men’s college basketball team finished undefeated. That team was Bobby Knight’s Indiana Hoosiers: They were 32-0. I remember it like it was yesterday — I went to college in Indiana. Indiana State that is, in Terre Haute, about an hour south of Bloomington, Indiana. Continue Reading →

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