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Depleted, struggling Yankees had a Twins-like night at Target Field

The Twins have played weak sibling against the Yankees for years. In the series opener, though, a couple of traditional roles were reversed.


Make baseball better? Here are your ideas (serious and not so much)

We asked for ideas last week about how to make baseball better, and there was no shortage of suggestions.


'Our hearts are dropped'; Teen who signed 'contract' with Wild dies

Seventeen-year-old Carter Casey was honored by the Wild in March and inspired people throughout his hometown of Breckenridge.


Cord-cutter Friday: Twins game on Facebook, Lynx on Twitter

You can gather around your mobile device tonight to watch the Twins play Houston and the Lynx play Phoenix. Facebook has a deal with MLB and Twitter with the WNBA.


Rochester Red Wings honor 'Garbage Plate' meal with Colon jersey

The Twins' Class AAA affiliate will become the Rochester Plates for one game next month, and fans are eating up the merchandise that honors a locally inspired meal.


Have an idea to make baseball better? Share it with us

One issue raised by commissioner Rob Manfred over the All-Star break was the need to be "more aggressive about managing" changes during games. What do you think would improve baseball?


The fastest runner in baseball? The fastest Twins? Take this quick quiz

Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton

Baseball's web site has a massive database on, among other things, the fastest baserunners in the game. Find out who's No. 1 -- and then take our Twins' speed quiz.


Top draft pick Lewis homers in first pro at-bat; adds four RBI in second game

Royce Lewis was projected on the big screen at Target Field after being selected first overall in the 2017 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins.

In the first inning of his first minor-league game, first overall MLB draft choice Royce Lewis hit his first home run for the Gulf Coast League Twins.


'Chicago, what can I say?' Butler bids classy farewell to Bulls fans

Jimmy Butler's farewell to Bulls fans helps to explain why people in Chicago will miss him for more than what he did as a basketball player.


'I'm moving to Minnesota.' Video reaction to Wolves' Jimmy Butler trade

Experts, fans and a well-known e-gamer share their takes on Jimmy Butler moving from the Bulls to the Wolves.


'The only way out of basketball hell': Chicago views on the trade

Jimmy Butler

A roundup of notes and quotes surrounding Thursday night's mega trade between the Timberwolves and Bulls.


Fleck, Gophers snag Florida RB over two other Power 5 schools

The Gophers got their 19th commitment for the Class of 2018 on Thursday when Bryce Williams committed to Minnesota.


'And the Wolves take ...': A final mock draft round-up

There's nothing resembling consensus about what the Timberwolves will do when they use the seventh pick in the NBA draft. Here's an assortment of predictions.


Ben Clymer: Ex-Gopher, Stanley Cup champion, TV analyst ... and golf phenom

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ben Clymer (7) celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with center Vaclav Prospal in 2001.

A self-described "golf nerd," former pro hockey player Ben Clymer got his game in shape for this season and qualified for the Minnesota State Amateur championship.


Oops: 'Mittlestadt' honored at Wrigley Field before NHL draft

NHL draft prospect Casey Mittelstadt of Eden Prairie is in Chicago ahead of the draft, but the Cubs proved he's not yet a household name.


On point: Highlights from Isaiah Washington's summer basketball debut

Gophers freshman Isaiah Washington was greeted a by a young fan at the end of a Twin Cities Pro Am game at DelaSalle High School.

As long as you remember that summer league defense doesn't have a lot in common with Big Ten defense, you're not out of line to get excited.


'Straight from a Stephen King novel': Disaster averted at Canterbury Park

A series of events during the fifth race at Canterbury Park on Sunday came close to a catastrophe that was averted by the quick action of several jockeys in the race.


St. Paul's Housley named coach of the Sabres

Phil Housley

The Nashville Predators assistant was a Hall of Fame defenseman for the Sabres.


Guentzel's veteran move during victory parade: 'I sign it, you chug it'

Penguins rookie Jake Guentzel was already a star, but six words might have made him a legend during Wednesday's Stanley Cup victory parade in Pittsburgh.


Live at 7:30: Minnesota United vs. Sporting KC in U.S. Open Cup

Goalie Brian Rowe(12) of the Galaxy blocks a shot by Christian Ramirez(21).] soccer game action, Loons host Los Angeles at TCF Stadium in Minneapolis.Richard Tsong-Taatariiïrichard.tsong-taatarii@startribune.com

United begins its 2017 U.S. Open Cup play in a familiar spot: At Kansas City. The two sides played last week. Click here for a live stream of the match.