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Rain not expected to delay Twins-Braves game

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Tyler Duffey delivers to the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Tyler Duffey is on the mound as the Twins look to split the two-game series against Atlanta

'Beef' reaches folk-hero status among golf fans at PGA

Whether it’s the beard, the bulk or the “Beef,” Andrew Johnston has generating a rapidly-growing following.

In a short period of time, Andrew Johnston's burly charm has enchanted golf fans around the globe.

Scores, schedules and stats

Karl-Anthony Towns looking to improve: 'Things are about to change'

Karl-Anthony Towns posed for a photo with Maddyn Greenway, daughter of Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway, and Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph at his camp in Hopkins.

Wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is committed to his team and his adopted hometown.

Five questions as the Vikings report to training camp

After an offseason of optimism, the Vikings prepare for the 2016 season. Players report to Mankato on Thursday with the first practice of training camp set for Friday.

Pitino explains why walk-on Haugh got scholarship over Sharp

Darin Haugh

Earlier this month, the Gophers announced that walk-on Darin Haugh had been given a scholarship, a move that came to the surprise of some.

Record Minnesota soccer crowd expected at first U.S. Bank Stadium sporting event

More than 55,000 tickets have been sold for the Aug. 3 match between Chelsea and A.C. Milan. That would eclipse the 1978 mark set at Metropolitan Stadium when the Minnesota Kicks played the New York Cosmos.

Wild asks fans: Change goal song to Prince's 'Lets' Go Crazy?'

The Wild traditionally has used Joe Satriani’s “Crowd Chant” as the song played after the home team scores a goal. Should that change?

Kevin Williams signs one-day contract to officially retire with Vikings

Kevin Williams (93)

Kevin Williams, a member of the 50 greatest Vikings squad, signed a one-day contract with the team and will officially retire as a member of the Vikings on Thursday.

Vikings select architect and construction company for Eagan headquarters

Donatello, er, Adrian Peterson, is so ready for training camp

How do you know players are ready to get back on the field? Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is tweeting pictures of himself as a ninja turtle.

Hartman: Twins needed new vision at GM spot

Team President Dave St. Peter said no single disagreement caused Terry Ryan's ouster.

Souhan: The next step for Vikings is a delicate one

There are circumstantial reasons to wonder if the Vikings fan base may be setting itself up for a dose of disappointment after an 11-win season.

Now at Target Center: Out with the old, in with the new (and improved) scoreboard

Video and images emerged Wednesday of the current Target Center scoreboard being lowered to the arena floor for a final time, removed permanently to make way for much-needed change.

A look at the linebackers heading into Vikings training camp

Vikings linebackers Anthony Barr, left, and Chad Greenway

Veteran Chad Greenway's playing time and a glut of linebackers are the top stories at the position as the Vikings prepare for their first workout on Friday.

Nathan, Morneau, Liriano: Good reason to catch up on three ex-Twins

Justin Morneau congratulated Joe Nathan after a game in 2009. The catcher is Joe Mauer.

We have this thing in Minnesota about keeping track of players who got away for one reason or another. But there's good reason to update three of them right now.

Ex-Vikings WR Mike Wallace fails conditioning test with Ravens

File this under: not really that big of a deal, but still a delight for Vikings fans of a certain mindset. Mike Wallace, a bust…


Donatello, er, Adrian Peterson, is so ready for training camp
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How do you know players are ready to get back on the field? Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is tweeting pictures of himself as a ninja turtle.

Hartman: Twins needed new vision at GM spot
Sid Hartman

Team President Dave St. Peter said no single disagreement caused Terry Ryan's ouster.


Chuck Aoki, a paralympic rugby player, helped Givenson Thimjon, 6, with shoulder pads during his shift at Dick’s Sporting Goods

Go fund them? Athletes raise their own green to go for Olympic gold

Federer to miss rest of season, including Olympics, US Open
US women's hoops team wraps up 3 exhibitions at Garden
Novak Djokovic survives scare, tops Gilles Muller in Toronto

Target to end long-running IndyCar sponsorship as it changes sports marketing approach

For 27 years, Target's bull's-eye has been a triumphant fixture on the IndyCar scene, connected to more than 101 victories including four Indianapolis 500 wins.But…


Charles and Moore help US women's hoops beat France 84-62

Elena Delle Donne had dreamed of playing basketball in the Olympics since she was little.


AP source: Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to 1-year deal

Fitz Magic has returned and — voila! — the New York Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract.


A lot of Wild fans say about Xcel: Let's Go Crazier

If pressing needs for the Wild are put in any kind of order, scoring goals is high on the list — and deciding what song…


Ex-Viking Wallace fails fitness test

File this under: not really that big of a deal, but still a delight for Vikings fans of a certain mind-set.Mike Wallace, a bust in…


Unplugged: scoreboard at Target Center

Is this a sign of things to come?Video and images emerged Wednesday of the current Target Center scoreboard being lowered to the arena floor for…


Cole pitches 3-hitter, Pirates rout Mariners 10-1

Gerrit Cole pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game and slumping Andrew McCutchen had a three-run home run among his three hits as the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to a 10-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.


PGA Championship Round 1&2 tee times

The action gets underway Thursday at 6 a.m. Central time


PGA Championship at a glance

Beginning Thursday morning, 156 players (136 tour pros, 20 club pros), including 98 of the top 100 in the world set out to tame Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey.


Hundley, Dahl homer as Rockies beat Orioles 3-1 behind Gray

Nick Hundley broke up Dylan Bundy's no-hit bid with a sixth-inning homer, and the Colorado Rockies used a strong pitching performance by Jon Gray to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Wednesday night.