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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Joe Flacco knows his stature as the highest-paid player in NFL history may not last for long, and he’s OK with it. What matters most to the Super Bowl MVP is that the Baltimore Ravens were willing to pay him that kind of money in the first place. Flacco signed his new contract Monday worth $120.6 million over six years. He will receive a $29 million signing bonus, $52 million in guaranteed money and $51 million over the first two years of the deal.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Lance Lynn allowed four hits in a three-run first inning and Jason Motte gave up a two-run homer in his second straight outing as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Minnesota Twins 7-0 Monday. Working on his slider instead of throwing fastballs and trying to induce fly balls into the wind, Lynn gave up three runs — two earned — and five hits in 2/1-3 innings.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dwyane Wade had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, LeBron James shrugged off a sore left knee to score 20 points and grab 10 rebounds, and the Miami Heat earned their franchise-record 15th straight victory with a 97-81 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. Chris Bosh added 11 points and nine rebounds, and James played 35 minutes despite being listed as a game-time decision with a twisted left knee.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans controlling the House moved Monday to give the Pentagon more money for military readiness while easing the pain felt by such agencies as the FBI and the Border Patrol from the across-the-board spending cuts that are just starting to take effect. By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn't exactly a mighty victory, but “Jack the Giant Slayer” won the weekend at the box office. The Warner Bros. 3-D action extravaganza, based on the Jack and the Beanstalk legend, made just $28 million to debut at No. 1, according to Sunday studio estimates. It had a reported budget of just under $200 million.
MINNEAPOLIS — Mikko Koivu made up for a frustrating stretch without a goal by Minnesota, scoring 9 seconds into the third period to snap a tie and spark the Wild to a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota high school coaches could soon have a bit more job protection. A bill now before the Legislature would add a sentence to the existing Minnesota law that governs the rights of coaches to contest their dismissals. It says that parent complaints can't be the sole reason for letting a coach go. State Rep. Dean Urdahl, a former varsity cross country coach, says he's trying to guard against coaches losing their jobs when a parent complains about a child's playing time or the type of plays they call.
JUPITER, Fla. — When Minnesota Twins right-hander Vance Worley threw his first changeup of spring training Friday, Kyle Skipworth hit a broken-bat double. So it went for Worley, who was satisfied with his pitching but unhappy with the results in the Twins’ 8-7 victory over the Miami Marlins. “They were swinging and got the good part of the bat on the ball,” Worley said. Making his second start, Worley allowed four runs — three earned — and six hits in two innings.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Denver goalie Juho Olkinuora made 33 saves as the Pioneers beat suddenly punchless Minnesota 2-0 on Friday in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game. Olkinuora made 17 saves in the third period to preserve the win and pull Denver within two points of Minnesota in the WCHA race. The Gophers (21-7-5, 13-7-5) entered the night two points out of first place.
MINNEAPOLIS — Trevor Mbakwe’s last home game for Minnesota was supposed to be two years ago. The occasion has finally arrived, though, and it’s only fitting that Rodney Williams will share the sure-to-be-emotional experience with him. “I’ve been through a lot of ups and downs, but it’s always been good to be here in front of our home crowd. I’m going to miss it,” Williams said the day before the Gophers were to host Penn State.