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Byung Ho Park and Kennys Vargas are the acknowledged leading candidates for a role as the Twins' designated hitter and Joe Mauer's backup at first. But all Ben Paulsen wants is a chance.
Russell Westbrook scored 17 points in his 28th triple-double of the season, and his new teammates fit in seamlessly as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 110-93 on Friday night.
Lizzy Wendell scored 21 points and No. 21 Drake defeated Northern Iowa 70-57 on Friday night and clinched outright the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship.
Without their usual offensive dominance at home and missing several key regulars, the Washington Capitals kept the puck almost all night and kept their home winning streak alive.
Chad Johnson made 36 saves during his first start in five games to lead the Calgary Flames past the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Friday night for their third consecutive victory.