Twins-Orioles pregame: Hunter sits, Sano batting cleanup, O'Rourke arrives

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The Twins will try to win consecutive games for the first time in three weeks as they face the Orioles at Target Field.

Garnett agrees to two-year deal; Wolves sign Towns, Jones

On the Wolves

Wolves' signing of Kevin Garnett and Nemanja Bjelica can be finalized Thursday when NBA negotiating moratorium ends.

U.S. women begin Cup celebrations with L.A. rally

The festivities got underway for the World Cup winners, who were welcomed to downtown Los Angeles by an estimated crowd of 10,000 cheering fans.

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Souhan blog: No Dozier? Really?

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In the case of Brian Dozier being left off the American League All-Star team, at least pending the final five voting for the last spot on the roster, puzzlement …

Twins-Orioles: Twins place Pressly on DL with lat strain

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Twins open a three-game series against Baltimore tonight, part of a seven-game homestand that takes them into the All-Star break

Murray, Boddy-Calhoun named to Bednarik Award watch list

The two Gophers senior cornerbacks were among 80 players overall, including 13 cornerbacks, named to the list.

Watch Aaron Hicks (and Willie Mays) make similar fantastic catches

Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks made a catch during Monday night's game that resembled one of baseball's iconic plays.

Williams gets past Azarenka at Wimbledon; Sharapova next

Erasing an early deficit, Williams got past Azarenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 with the help of 17 aces and a remarkable ratio of 46 winners to 12 unforced errors.

A Twin Cities cycling survivor, the NSC velodrome, rolls along + Photo Gallery

NSC velodrome is still the place to be for racing-scene veterans, newcomers.

Timberwolves rookies report, ahead of the learning curve + Video

First-round selections Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones already see a connection growing.

Wild's Backstrom says elbow injury had nerve damage

In an interview with a Finnish TV station, Niklas Backstrom called it a scary situation and said it would take some time before he would be ready to play.

Cruz figures to provide immediate help for Lynx

The veteran point guard specializes in defensive intensity and projects to back up Lindsay Whalen.

Could Twin Cities land a women's pro soccer team, too?

Women’s soccer league commissioner Jeff Plush called Minneapolis “a fantastic market.’’

Vikings tap many sources for stadium funds

It’s now possible to accurately estimate what the owners will end up putting into the stadium. It’s about $572 million.

McIlroy not alone in golf in finding hazards off the course

Rory McIlroy's ankle injury heading into the final two majors of the year raises questions about which hobbies star athletes should avoid. It also brings to mind an entertaining …

Vikings deep at cornerback despite Robinson injury

In case you missed it during the holiday weekend, it was revealed that Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson has a partially torn pectoral muscle. The extent of the injury is …

Postgame: Twins tweak bullpen with addition of O'Rourke

The Twins on Monday sent down struggling lefthander Aaron Thompson after another rough outing on Sunday.

Blues re-sign Tarasenko for $60M over eight years

The 23-year-old winger is coming off a 37-goal, 73-point season.

Euroleague MVP Bjelica agrees to three-year, $12M deal with Wolves

The 2010 second-round draft pick is an offensively skilled 6-10 big man who can play both forward spots.

Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco will have ankle surgery

The bone fragment is causing pain when Nolasco tries to pitch. Rest, a cortisone injection and orthotics failed to alleviate the problem.