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Twins' ugly homestand ends with blowout loss to Detroit

Twins catcher and emergency pitcher Chris Gimenez laughed with umpire Mike Everitt after he was successful in getting the Tigers' Andrew Romine to ground out in the eighth inning Sunday. The Tigers won 13-4.

Catcher Chris Gimenez took to the mound to finish the game.

Minnesota United FC's first zero is a big something

Minnesota United midfielder Miguel Ibarra celebrated his second-half goal against Colorado on Sunday afternoon, providing the Loons with a 1-0 victory.

The Loons locked down Colorado for their first MLS shutout as Ibarra's first MLS goal stood up.

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Spartans' McDowell could be answer for Vikings at defensive tackle

Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell has an abundance of talent and might even fall to the Vikings in the second round, but will the team take a chance on him?

But questions remain about the talented Michigan State product's work ethic.

Souhan: Wild GM's moves were logical yet fruitless

Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher will hold his season-closing news conference this week. That would be a good time to start asking how he will improve a team that has failed in the postseason during his tenure.

Chuck Fletcher has much for which to answer, but most of his recent mistakes or misjudgments stemmed from managing an inflexible roster.

Loss in WNBA Finals serving as Lynx's motivation

Sting of Finals loss to Los Angeles is motivation as training camp begins.

Lawsuit against NHL over concussions heating up

Many of the 126 former players in the suit have Minnesota connections.

Minnesota Scene: Record crowd watches Gophers finish softball sweep

The fifth-ranked Gophers completed a weekend softball sweep of Iowa with a 3-0 victory in front of an announced 1,383, a record crowd for Jane Sage Cowles Stadium, a day after drawing nearly 1,200 fans for Game 2 against Iowa.

The week ahead: State's best track athletes headed for Hamline meet

The Elite Meet ranks among the top high school track events of the season.

Boshers' reward for pitching well? Back to the minors

The lefthanded reliever became a casualty of the Twins' sudden shortage of bullpen arms and surplus of bullpen innings, spending roughly six hours in the big leagues before being sent back to the minors.

Prospects for Vikings defensive line depend on Floyd's future

Leading up to the NFL draft starting Thursday, we'll take an exclusive look at the Vikings' needs at each position and how they'll address them. Today at look at the defensive line. Check for a new story each day.

Wild's Granlund named finalist for Lady Byng Trophy

Granlund, 25, had a career-high 69 points this past season, tied for the fourth most in a single season in Wild history, with only 12 penalty minutes.

Postgame: Minnesota United FC's new winning tradition

The squad might have added a new element to its post-home win routine.

Postgame: Gibson suspected Tigers were stealing, relaying signs

Starter Kyle Gibson said the Twins believed the Tigers were stealing and relaying their signs. He and Jason Castro changed them with Detroit runners on base, but ended up confusing themselves.

Changing signs got the Twins pitcher mixed up while facing Alex Avila, resulting in a long home run.

Dealing with the end of the Wild's season

Wild fans are in different stages of grief after the team's five-game ouster from the playoffs by the Blues.

Former Loons player Gatt gets chance in Colorado

After a March 31 transaction sent Gatt and Mohammed Saeid to the Colorado Rapids, this was Gatt's first time meeting his old team as a new opponent.

U.S. defeats Finland in U-18 Worlds gold-medal game

Joel Farabee scored twice to help the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team defeat Finland 4-2 on Sunday in the gold-medal game of the 2017 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship.

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Souhan: Wild GM's moves were logical yet fruitless
Jim Souhan

Chuck Fletcher has much for which to answer, but most of his recent mistakes or misjudgments stemmed from managing an inflexible roster.

Postgame: Minnesota United FC's new winning tradition
The United Beat

The squad might have added a new element to its post-home win routine.


The fifth-ranked Gophers completed a weekend softball sweep of Iowa with a 3-0 victory in front of an announced 1,383, a record crowd for Jane Sage Cowles Stadium, a day after drawing nearly 1,200 fans for Game 2 against Iowa. Photo is courtesy of the University of Minnesota. For more Gophers photos, go to gophersports.com.

Minnesota Scene: Record crowd watches Gophers finish softball sweep

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Minnesota Scene: Gophers win home games in baseball, softball
Great weather to watch great Gophers teams on the diamonds

When Wild coach Bruce Boudreau, General Manager Chuck Fletcher and their staff sequester themselves to analyze what went wrong for a team that two months ago looked like a bona fide Stanley Cup contender, the first task should be trying to determine how the chemistry for the West’s most consistent team for almost three months got so discombobulated.

Wild's puzzling collapse begs for the reasons why

Souhan: Wild GM's moves were logical yet fruitless
Lawsuit against NHL over concussions heating up
Wild's Granlund named finalist for Lady Byng Trophy

The Pacers' Thaddeus Young has his shot blocked by the Cavaliers' LeBron James during the second half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA playoff series Sunday. Cleveland defeated Indiana 106-102 and won the series 4-0.

James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into second round

Nene's 28 lead Rockets past Thunder for 3-1 series lead
Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series
Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

Minnesota United midfielder Miguel Ibarra celebrated his second-half goal against Colorado on Sunday afternoon, providing the Loons with a 1-0 victory.

Minnesota United FC's first zero is a big something

Postgame: Minnesota United FC's new winning tradition
Former Loons player Gatt gets chance in Colorado
Minnesota United FC 1, Colorado 0

Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell has an abundance of talent and might even fall to the Vikings in the second round, but will the team take a chance on him?

Spartans' McDowell could be answer for Vikings at defensive tackle

Prospects for Vikings defensive line depend on Floyd's future
Vikings' long line of struggles drafting linemen hits critical point
Hartman: Vikings GM Spielman lays out plan without first-round pick

The Hamline Elite Meet, shown here in 2016, ranks among the top high school track events of the season.

The week ahead: State's best track athletes headed for Hamline meet

Minneapolis North boys' basketball takes its talent to the ice rink
Boys' lacrosse: Big second half leads Prior Lake over Jefferson
Apple Valley girls' lacrosse team aiming to soar back to state tournament

Farmers, like other business owners, are driven by one thing: to make money. But earning a livelihood from the land while also protecting it from the potential harms of agricultural production are not mutually exclusive, thanks in large measure to improved technology like a software program called Profit Zone Manager.

Anderson: Software guides farmers to better decisions, bottom lines

As ice exits early in Minnesota, optimism rises about opener
Ride at the heart of Minnesota's gravel scene stays true to its origins
2017 ice-out dates on Minnesota lakes

Twins catcher and emergency pitcher Chris Gimenez laughed with umpire Mike Everitt after he was successful in getting the Tigers' Andrew Romine to ground out in the eighth inning Sunday. The Tigers won 13-4.

Twins' ugly homestand ends with blowout loss to Detroit

Postgame: Gibson suspected Tigers were stealing, relaying signs
Boshers' reward for pitching well? Back to the minors
Detroit 13, Twins 4

The Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike, right, made the basket over Sylvia Fowles that denied the Lynx another championship.

Loss in WNBA Finals serving as Lynx's motivation

A conversation with Cheryl Reeve: Lynx coach muses about 2017 season
Lynx to-do list for successful 2017 WNBA season
Lynx training camp roster

Minnesota United FC 1, Colorado 0

Minnesota United FC beat Colorado 1-0 for their second home-field victory in an MLS soccer match Sunday afternoon.


Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series

Joe Johnson saved the Utah Jazz — again.


James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into second round

LeBron James stuck to the old script Sunday.


Nene's 28 lead Rockets past Thunder for 3-1 series lead

James Harden's shot was off, and one of the most unlikely players on Houston's roster came to the rescue.


Murphy, Scherzer slam Mets as Nats win 7th straight, 6-3

As usual, Daniel Murphy was diplomatic about all the damage he's done to the New York Mets since they let him leave as a free agent.