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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:09 PM

The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

Hughes dodges disaster in loss to White Sox

Friday, July 25, 2014 9:31 AM
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes was knocked out of a 5-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning on Thursday night after being hit by Adam Dunn’s comebacker.

Tommie football ranked No. 11 in national poll

Monday, July 21, 2014 9:10 PM
Running back Jack Kaiser flips the ball to the referee after scoring a touchdown against Concordia-Moorhead last fall. Kaiser said he hopes the football team’s momentum will carry over into the 2014 season. (Andrew Stafford/TommieMedia)

After falling short of the NCAA playoffs last fall for the first time since 2007, the St. Thomas football team heads into the 2014 season ranked No. 11 in the preseason rankings.

Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game at Target Field

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:42 AM
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Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits.

Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

Sunday, July 13, 2014 6:55 PM
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With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany’s 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

Fuld, Hughes lead Twins past Mariners 2-0

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 2:09 PM
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Center fielder Sam Fuld barely cleared the wall with his second home run of the season, and Phil Hughes pitched into the eighth inning.

St. Thomas players optimistic about US soccer

Monday, July 7, 2014 1:45 PM
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Despite the United States’ loss Tuesday in the World Cup, St. Thomas soccer players said they feel optimistic about American soccer’s future in competing on a national stage more consistently.

US World Cup ends with 2-1 OT loss to Belgium

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 7:43 PM
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The U.S.’s World Cup ride came to an end as the team lost to Belgium in extra time.

Balanced athletic excellence defines Tommies

Monday, June 30, 2014 9:44 PM
Designated hitter Brenna Walek follows through on a hit to left field. Walek is one of 15 All-Americans who will be returning for the Tommies this year. (Andrew Stafford/TommieMedia)

St. Thomas finished in the top 10 nationally in the Learfield Division-III Director’s Cup standings for the third year in a row.

US advances to World Cup’s 2nd round despite loss

Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:38 PM
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Germany beat the U.S. 1-0 Thursday to win Group G, but the Americans held onto second place when Portugal defeated Ghana.

Ronaldo helps Portugal earn 2-2 draw against US

Sunday, June 22, 2014 8:12 PM
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s inch-perfect stoppage-time cross set up Varela for the equalizing goal Sunday in Portugal’s 2-2 draw against the U.S. at the World Cup.

Kenyan wins Grandma’s Marathon in record time

Saturday, June 21, 2014 2:52 PM

Dominic Ondoro finished in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 6 seconds. He beat second-place finisher Christopher Kipyego by 2 minutes, 51 seconds.

Twins HR in 10th doesn’t hold, Boston wins 2-1

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:01 PM
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The Minnesota Twins lost their fifth game in a row when Boston’s David Ortiz and Mike Napoli delivered back-to-back homers off Casey Fien and the Red Sox won it 2-1 Wednesday.

Dempsey, Brooks give US 2-1 win over Ghana

Monday, June 16, 2014 8:54 PM
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The victoy put the U.S. and Germany on top of the Group G, with Ghana and Portugal at the bottom.

Netherlands thrashes Spain 5-1 in World Cup opener

Friday, June 13, 2014 9:22 PM

The Netherlands defeated the defending world champions 5-1 Friday with a clinical display of counterattacking football at the World Cup opener.