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39th Green Lake 12-mile run Sunday

The run-around-the-lake starts at 7 a.m. Sunday at Saulsbury Beach in Spicer with race headquarters at Zorbaz.

It will be the 39th Green Lake 12-mile Road Race, which began in 1976 and saw 23 finish.

Last year, 260 finished which followed 241 in 2012 and a record 265 in 2011.

Last year’s winners and runners-up were Thomas Myers, 32, Mankato, 1:11.24; Ben Burgett, 17, Spicer, 1:12.32; female, Bri (Nowacki) Rohne, 29, St. Paul, 1:24.51; Samantha Goff, 19, Danvers, 1:28.31.

Montevideo’s Evans signs with South Dakota State

Eldon Evans of Montevideo has signed with South Dakota State, announced Jackrabbits baseball coach Dave Schrage on Tuesday.

After spending four years in the Air Force, Evans played two years for Century College of White Bear Lake for coach Dwight Kotila. He was 7-2 his freshman season as the Wood Ducks placed second in the NJCAA Division III World Series.

Evans was an All-Region 13 Selection as a sophomore with a 5-2 record and a 1.75 ERA in 46.1 innings.

Arbitrator says Saints’ Graham a tight end

Arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled Wednesday that New Orleans Saints star Jimmy Graham should be designated as a tight end and not a wide receiver for purposes of the franchise tag.

Graham had filed a grievance against the Saints, who designated Graham as their franchise player this offseason. The difference between the franchise-tag salary for a receiver and a tight end is $5.3 million.

Graham would receive a $7.035 million salary if he signs the franchise tender as a tight end for 2014. The teams also have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal.

The NFL Players Association issued a statement saying it will review Burbank’s decision, and Graham could still appeal.

“We will advise Graham of his options and carefully determine next steps in this matter,” the statement read. “We will also continue to assist Graham and his representation as necessary to help the player reach a fair long-term deal with the New Orleans Saints.”

The Collective Bargaining Agreement bases a player’s position on where the most snaps were taken during the season.

Graham set a career high with 16 touchdowns last season. Through four NFL seasons, he has 301 catches for 3,863 yards and 41 touchdowns, averaging 12.8 yards per reception.