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Dunn ready for NBA: 'I've worked 22 years for this'

Minnesota Timberwolves first-round draft pick Kris Dunn cracked a smile as he spoke to the media Friday during a press conference at Mayo Courts.

After hustling pickup games just trying to make it through a day as a teen, the prospect of jumping from college to the NBA is more thrilling than intimidating.

Twins take on Yankees with same lineup as they await Sano's return

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Molitor looking for more offense, but it's not easy with best hitter out of action.

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Sparks gain revenge, hand Lynx first loss of season

Los Angeles Sparks guard Alana Beard (0) knocked the ball loose while defending Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) in the second quarter Friday at Target Center.

For the announced 13,003 fans at Target Center, the Lynx' 94-76 loss to Los Angeles was deflating. For the players, the end of a season-starting winning streak meant little.

Vanek's contract is bought out, creating $5M in cap space

The Wild cut ties with Thomas Vanek only two years after the former Gophers star turned down long-term, mega-million dollar offers from other clubs.

Reusse: Big-time local teams have sputtered; the rest have sparkled

Patrick Reusse

Don't look to the big four in this market if you want high achievement. Look to the "Next Four" instead.

Soccer to take over Target Field for a day

As Loons get ready for their match on the Twins' pitch, their new stadium still needs tax breaks.

Twins in a giving mood in 5-3 loss to Yankees

t's annoying enough for Twins manager Paul Molitor when his pitchers immediately give back any lead they are given. But now his fielders are doing the same.

Ex-Viking QB Jackson accused of pointing gun at woman

Jackson told deputies he told the woman that "he should shoot her to which she replied 'You better be accurate because you ain't on the field,'" an arrest report said.

Gap between U.S. and best teams exposed in Copa America loss to Argentina

American soccer remains far behind the best teams.

Twins trade Arcia to Rays for player to be named later

Oswaldo Arcia, who hit 20 home runs in 2014, wasn't able to stay in the lineup on a regular basis this year.

NHL draft sets record with 12 Americans selected

Top pick Auston Matthews is the first of a record 12 Americans taken.

Johnny Love's Saturday Canterbury line

A look at Saturday's races from Star Tribune handicapper Johnny Love

World Series possibility drives Nathan in comeback attempt

The former Twins closer pitched a perfect inning Thursday in his Tennessee Smokies debut, following a long recovery from his second Tommy John surgery.

Welcome, summer: A guide to outdoors activities all over Minnesota

From family friendly action at state parks to mountain bike racing, a guide to summer activities and possibilities in the Minnesota outdoors.

Postgame: Hicks hits home run against his former team

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Milone knows he should have been covering first base; Mauer commits his first error of the season.

Kieffer Bellows goes to Islanders, Riley Tufte to Dallas

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Bellows played last season for the U.S. under-18 team, while Tufte was Minnesota's Mr. Hockey.

Minnesota steps up drunken-boating patrols ahead of July 4th

Extra enforcement is planned as July 4th weekend approaches.


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Twins take on Yankees with same lineup as they await Sano's return

Molitor looking for more offense, but it's not easy with best hitter out of action.

Patrick Reusse
Reusse: Big-time local teams have sputtered; the rest have sparkled

Don't look to the big four in this market if you want high achievement. Look to the "Next Four" instead.


The Latest: Northern Ireland and Wales 0-0 at halftime

The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local):


Cibulkova wins Eastbourne final for her 2nd title this year

Dominika Cibulkova won her second title of the year when she defeated Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-3 Saturday in the Eastbourne International final.


Tennis elite going to Rio, not put off by Zika virus

While the Zika virus and family concerns have notably deterred some of golf's best players from going to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the tennis elite isn't put off.


WIMBLEDON 2016: Capsules on top men's players

Men to watch at Wimbledon, which begins Monday:___NOVAK DJOKOVICRanked: 1Age: 29Country: Serbia2016 Match Record: 44-32016 Singles Titles: 6Career Singles Titles: 65Major Titles: 12 — Wimbledon…


Correction: Quicken Loans National story

In a story June 24 about the Quicken Loans National, The Associated Press erroneously reported the first name of one of the co-leaders at Congressional. Is it Billy, not Bobby, Hurley III.