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Weekend Briefs....

Jeff Bauman Jr. appeared before the Maple Leafs-Bruins game last night
T’Wolves Owner Glen Taylor on Friday said that he is “taking his team off the market with the hope of purchasing a larger interest in the operation.” Speaking at the press conference for new President of Basketball Operations and minority Owner Flip Saunders, Taylor said that he “also has offered to buy out his 12 minority owners” (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 5/4).

Fans "cheered" last night when Jeff Bauman Jr., who "lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombings," appeared before the Maple Leafs-Bruins playoff game as honorary fan banner captain (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/5).

NASCAR driver Travis Pastrana, who on Friday "became a first-time pole winner" during qualifying for the Nationwide Series Aaron's 312, finished 36th in yesterday's race at Talladega Superspeedway  (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 5/4).

The Suns' decision on the team's next GM "could come down to two men," Bucks Assistant GM Jeff Weltman and Celtics Assistant GM Ryan McDonough (AZCENTRAL.com, 5/4).

The Twins, who will host the ‘14 MLB All-Star Game at Target Field, “had a group of employees” in N.Y. last week to meet with officials from MLB and the Mets, who host this year's All-Star Game on July 16 (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 5/4).

The Reds “auctioned off a baseball stained with the blood” of Cubs P Jeff Samardzija used during an April 24 game at Great American Ball Park. The website auction “closed Friday morning with a high bid of $130.01” (ESPNCHICAGO.com, 5/3).

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