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KNOW THIS

The Americans have reached the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup without playing their best soccer. Whether you see that as a good sign or bad sign depends on whether you are an optimist or not.

WATCH THIS

If you want to watch Chris Sale vs. Phil Hughes at Target Field, you'll need to buy a ticket or have access to the MLB Network (12:10 p.m. start). If neither of those are options, fill your baseball void at night with the Dodgers vs. Cubs (7 p.m., ESPN).

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"That is exactly why there is always doubt with any draft pick. All the total busts were just as highly regarded as the players who developed into great players."

christopherhaan commenting on startribune.com.

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"Just saw a jogger in Mpls with a Dunkin' Donuts sleeveless tee."

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