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Today's links below the fold.

Wolves/Lynx:

Playoff Results:
  • Indy sends Orlando back to its Dwight Howard nightmare (ESPN)
  • Pinstripe Post's recap. Indy Cornrow's recap.
  • Denver shows Andrew Bynum that it won't be that easy by stretching out the series to 2-3 (ESPN)
  • Denver stiff's recap. Silver Screen and Roll's recap.
  • The Bulls take down the Sixers 77-69 to extend the series to 2-3. I hope none of you Droogies were forced to watch this game with your eyes forced open. (ESPN)
  • Blog-a-Bull's recap. Liberty Baller's post game thread.
  • Al Horford returned to the court to help the Hawks avoid elimination and extend the series to 2-3. (ESPN)
  • Celtics Blog's recap. Peachtree Hoop's recap.
  • JaVale McGee sends the game ball into orbit (SB Nation)
  • Jeremy Lin will not return to the playoffs in the Heat series...and therefore, the playoffs. (SB Nation)
Around SB Nation
Misc:
  • Vikings bill passes Senate with $25 mil more in user fees + a possible referendum in Minneapolis. (MPR)
  • The Senate bill also removes the exclusive right for the Wilfs/Vikes to bring in a MLS team. (Strib)
  • SCSU Economics prof and House Rep King Banaian studies stadium economics. (Time's Keeping Score blog)
  • Amendments accepted and rejected. (NewsCut)
  • How they voted in the Senate. (PiPress)
  • If Fisher Price made embryos. (Pharyngula)
  • Oil Not Guaranteed on the XL Pipeline. (Esquire)
  • Navy wants ultra-violet cloaking device for jet fighters. (Wired Danger Room)
  • Sacramento Bee's epic series on the epic destruction of wildlife by government trap, shot, and poison. (Knight Science Journalism Tracker)
  • Happy 65th Birthday, Japanese Post-War constitution! (Comparative Constitutions)
  • Gordy's Hi-Hat in Cloquet. (Heavy Table)
  • Michele Bachmann just became Swiss. (Politico)
Pics of the day (from the PiPress)
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Vikings fan Larry Spooner of Plymouth shakes Adrian Peterson's hand after Peterson stopped by the State Capitol in support of the stadium billing working its way through committee on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. (Pioneer Press: Ben Garvin)

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Lena Buggs, far left, Kim DeFranco and Paivy Ballayan, opponents of public funding for a Vikings stadium, argue with Greg Hansen of Cold Spring, who likes to go by the name "Sir Odin" when he dons his Vikings gear, outside the House Chambers at the State Capitol in St. Paul on April 30, 2012. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)