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Timberwolves to Introduce New Players, Lynx Prepare for Mercury

Wolves to introduce new players to the public today at the State Fair.

Al Bello

Following a private event for the corporate sponsors and high end ticket holders last night, the Wolves will introduce their new players to the general public today at the State Fair. Here's what the looked like yesterday. Zach LaVine wins the suit game:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The newest <a href="">@MNTimberwolves</a>: <a href="">@22wiggins</a> <a href="">@yungsmoove21</a> <a href="">@anthonybennett</a> and <a href="">@ZachLaVine</a> at tonight&#39;s VIP event <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Dave Benz (@tweetdavebenz) <a href="">August 25, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Information about today's event below if you are interested in attending. I think Zach will be there, so if anything exciting happens, we'll have it first hand.

What: The Minnesota Timberwolves will introduce newly acquired players Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young to the media. Wolves 2014 No. 1 draft pick Zach LaVine will also be in attendance.

Who: Anthony BennettAndrew WigginsThaddeus Young and Zach LaVine

When: TOMORROWTuesday, August 26

1:00 p.m.

Where:            Minnesota State Fair – Corner of Dan Patch Ave. & Nelson St. (Fox 9 space)

1265 North Snelling Avenue

St. Paul, Minnesota, 55108

Information: Tomorrow's introduction is open to the public and can be seen live on Fox Sports North, NBA TV, and heard on the Timberwolves Radio Network, including the radio home of the Wolves, WCCO-AM 830.

Elsewhere, the Phoenix Mercury finished off a sweep of the L.A. Sparks on Sunday night, setting up the Western Conference Finals matchup between the Mercury and Lynx. The series opens Friday in Phoenix, and game two is scheduled for Target Center on Sunday night. This is a huge hurdle for the Lynx, as the Mercury were the best team in the league this season, and both of these teams are better than anyone in the East. If you missed it yesterday, I put up a neat story about a girl who will definitely be at Sunday's game.

The FIBA World Cup begins on Saturday; hopefully you all saw RBE's fantastic preview that is on the front page. We'll leave it up there this week, and then cover the action as best we can once the tournament starts. The U.S. opens group play against Finland on Saturday at 2:30 pm CDT.

The Puerto Rican team is also getting ready for the World Cup, led by the inimitable J.J. Barea:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="">@jjbareapr</a> Miembros de la Seleccíon Nacional de Puerto Rico luego de finalizado el entrenamiento de hoy <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Xavier Araújo (@photoxabo) <a href="">August 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Today in History

1346: English Longbow dominates French at Crecy in 100 Years War
1498: Michelangelo commissioned to carve the Pieta
1821: University of Buenos Aires opens
1920: 19th Amendment takes effect; women's suffrage
1970: Betty Friedan leads Women's Strike for Equality

Today's musical birthday is Branford Marsalis, born in 1960.

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