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Eden Prairie bashes Burnsville for DI title

Eden Prairie piled up 18 hits to wallop Burnsville 15-2 in seven innings in the American Legion State Baseball final at Braemer Field in Edina on Monday afternoon. Eden Prairie, the 2011 state champion, outscored opponents 55-13 while going 5-0, including downing Burnsville 8-7 in 12 innings on Saturday.

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Minnesota fourth at Culver’s Midwest Cup;  Jacobson ties for 28th

Team Minnesota placed fourth of eight teams Sunday at the end of the three-day Culver’s Midwest Cup held Wildhorse Golf Club near Gothenberg in central Nebraska. Individually, Andy Jacobson, 33, of Willmar tied for 28th place overall with rounds of 74-71-80-225. He had been tied for sixth after two rounds.

Though it was a disappointing final round, he called the experience “incredible” playing on a superb links-style course with top amateurs from around the Midwest. The five-time Lakeland Tournament champion had the third lowest score on Minnesota’s nine-man team.

Jacobson played the final round in a foursome with the event’s individual champion, Todd Mitchell, who shot a trio of 68s to lead the field by a dozen strokes, while leading Illinois to the team title.

Free soccer goalie clinic today at Roosevelt

The Willmar Soccer Association is sponsoring a free goalie clinic today from   5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Roosevelt fields.

Boys and girls ages 12-18 are encouraged to attend. If it’s storming, the clinic will be Wednesday at the same time and place.

For more information, contact Richard Courtney at 320-212-0661.

Timberwolves announce preseason schedule

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves will play two of their seven preseason games at Target Center.

The Wolves announced their preseason schedule on Monday. It begins with a game against CSKA Moscow at Target Center on Oct. 7.

The Wolves will host the Toronto Raptors at Target Center on Oct. 12. They will also serve as the designated home team for a game in Sioux Falls, S.D., against the Milwaukee Bucks on Oct. 10 and in Montreal against the Boston Celtics on Oct. 20.

Road games will be played at Toronto on Oct. 9, at Philadelphia on 23 and at Detroit on Oct. 24.

The regular season schedule is set to be announced on Tuesday.

— Associated Press/Staff reports

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