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KNOW THIS

Joe Mauer has quietly put together a pretty nice spring. He hit his first home run Thursday, bumping his spring OPS to .915. And in 31 at-bats he has nine walks to go with just six strikeouts. He should get plenty of April at-bats with ByungHo Park starting the season in Rochester.

WATCH THIS

The UConn women’s basketball team has won 111 consecutive games, meaning each time it plays is appointment viewing to find out if the team can extend the streak or if it will be broken. The stakes are especially high Friday in the second national semifinal vs. Mississippi State (8:30 p.m., ESPN2).

 

RANDOM FANDOM

“The problem with keeping a Rule 5 guy is that it is a season-long commitment to that roster spot. So, 13 pitchers might become somewhat normal for these guys.”

“gocgo2000” commenting on startribune.com.

TWEETED

“Gonzaga coach Mark Few talked about the program being ‘500 percent’ different from when he was a Zags assistant making NCAAs the first time”

@Marcus_R_Fuller