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ST. PAUL — Corey Potter and Nail Yakupov both scored two goals, and the Edmonton Oilers prevented the Minnesota Wild from clinching a spot in the Western Conference playoffs with a 6-1 rout on Friday night. Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle each added a goal and two assists for the Oilers, who won for the second time in 11 games but will miss the playoffs for the seventh straight season. Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 38 shots. Mikko Koivu scored for the Wild, who could have gotten into the playoffs for the first time in five seasons with a win.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Beltre homered and rookie Justin Grimm won his second consecutive start and the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Friday. Lance Berkman, Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler each had RBI doubles for the Rangers, who won for the seventh time in their past eight games. Grimm (2-0) followed up his career-best nine-strikeout effort against the Seattle Mariners by shutting out Minnesota for seven innings, allowing five hits and no walks with four strikeouts. The 24-year-old right-hander, filling in for the injured Matt Harrison, has allowed just one earned run in
EDEN PRAIRIE — Minnesota Vikings President Mark Wilf and brother Zygi were wrapping up an organization-wide meeting on Friday morning when the newest members of the team walked into the room. All three of them. The morning after the Vikings became the first team since the St.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered wedged between two New York City buildings. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said Friday the part includes a clearly visible Boeing identification number. Police haven't said how big the part is.
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors said Friday that a base model of the 2014 Corvette Stingray will start at just under $52,000. By TOM KRISHER AP Autos Writer DETROIT (AP)...
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was moved from a hospital to a federal prison medical center, while FBI agents searched for evidence Friday in a landfill near the college he was attending. By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- America loves its outlaws, and few are as admired and lionized as Willie Nelson. By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- America loves its outlaws, and few are as admired and lionized as Willie Nelson.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81. By HILLEL ITALIE and CHRIS TALBOTT AP Entertainment Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. economic growth accelerated to an annual rate of 2.5 percent from January through March, buoyed by the strongest consumer spending in more than two years. Government spending fell, though, and tax increases and federal budget cuts could slow growth later this year. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a building collapse, the refusal of global retailers to pay for strict nationwide factory inspections is bringing renewed scrutiny to an industry that has profited from a country notorious for its hazardous workplaces and subsistence level wages. By KAY JOHNSON and JULHAS ALAM Associated Press