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Sid Hartman is a sports columnist. He also can be heard weekdays on WCCO AM-830 at 6:40, 7:40 and 8:40 a.m.

Hartman: Molitor, Twins have experienced month-long rolls before

In Paul Molitor's most successful seasons, the team occasionally has surged for extended runs.

Hartman: Twins don't have to buy or sell players just yet

Their 9-2 homestand before the All-Star break closed gap on the Indians before July 31 deadline.

Hartman: Departing U president Kaler leaves legacy of accomplishments

Eric Kaler's accomplishments are wide-ranging, and he has overseen drastic changes in the athletic department during turbulent times for the Gophers.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • Pro Football Focus has the Vikings as the favorites to win the NFC North with 38 percent odds, compared to 23 percent for…

Hartman: Gophers' Coffey still working his way back

Amir Coffey's sophomore season was ruined by an injury to his right shoulder. He is rehabbing daily but is probably two months away from being fully cleared.

Hartman: Twins GM says all trade options possible, including not making any

Twins GM Thad Levine said the team will keep monitoring the MLB trade market and hope the recent surge of victories on the field continues.

Hartman: Rudolph-Smith friendship began with fight at Irish camp

Kyle Rudolph and Harrison Smith have been sharing the same football field since 2008, when Rudolph joined Notre Dame and Smith was already there as a redshirt freshman.

Sid's jottings

JOTTINGS • Pro Football Focus wrote recently that the Vikings’ Trae Waynes was the NFL’s best cornerback when it came to stopping the run.…

Hartman: Gophers AD Coyle still confident in Pitino, Fleck

Gophers Athletic Director Mark Coyle offered support to both coaches during a wide-ranging interview.

Hartman: Like Twins, Joe Mauer rolls with the ups and downs

The Twins first baseman broke out of a slump in the first two games at Wrigley Field, but it hasn't helped his team win.