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Lefty Boshers called up, Dozier back in lineup today

Twins Insider

The Twins will now have a 13-man pitching staff, which makes sense given the struggles on the mound recently

Did the Timberwolves give Thunder the blueprint to beat Golden State?

RandBall

How are the Warriors — after going an NBA-record 73-9 in the regular season — suddenly in a 3-1 hole to Oklahoma City? Here's a theory that involves the Timberwolves.

Blair Walsh: 'I thought I had one of my better years'

Access Vikings

It’s not quite the same as a January wild-card game at TCF Bank Stadium, but, for the record, Vikings kicker Blair Walsh made all five field goal attempts at Winter Park today.

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Young Vikings fan invites Teddy Bridgewater to birthday party with rap song

RandBall

Here's a cute story via Foxsports.com: Obadiah Gamble, a 6-year-old Vikings fan and huge Teddy Bridgewater fan, released via YouTube recently a rap song inviting…

Grossman gets first-ever middle-of-the-lineup start tonight for Twins

Twins Insider

Robbie Grossman is batting fifth for the Twins tonight against Kansas City while Byung Ho Park and Brian Dozier get a night off in an effort to break their slumps.

Reusse: Twins make getting swept part of their stupefying routine

The 2016 Twins were swept in three three-game series to open the season, and then in three more three-game series over the next 22 games. It hasn't gotten better since.


Postgame: Slumping Sano moves into MLB lead in strikeouts + Video

Twins considering a roster move to shore up their bullpen; they're blowing some great scoring chances, too.


After fastball to the face, Gophers star Motl revels in first place + Video

Thirteen months after taking an 86-miles-per-hour fastball to the face, Dan Motl is among the leaders of a team that enters the Big Ten baseball tournament Wednesday as the No. 1 seed.


Is St. Thomas too good for its MIAC rivals? Yes, but ...

MIAC power St. Thomas once researched a potential move to NCAA Division I, but instead decided that fielding winning Division III athletic programs better fit the school's philosophy.


Attempt to stop muskie stocking fizzles; northern pike plan goes nowhere

The anti-muskie stocking movement was largely fed by local opposition to DNR plans to introduce muskies in Otter Tail County, Gull Lake and Big Marine Lake.


Allegations surface of drug abuse by U wrestlers, police probe

Four athletes are under investigation for dealing the prescription drug, Xanax, and 10 others are suspected of using the anti-anxiety medication recreationally.


Crosby helps Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7 + Video

The Pittsburgh Penguins made good on Evgeni Malkin's pledge to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final.


Twins beatings continue with another early knockout + Photo Gallery + Video

Ervin Santana was roasted by the Royals, who slapped him into submission in fewer than four innings, and the Twins raised hopes with a ninth-inning rally that produced only more frustration.


Westbrook, Thunder put Warriors on brink of elimination + Video

Suddenly, these Golden State Warriors who have been compared all season to the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s are on the brink of elimination.


Could the Wolves benefit from 'Global Ambassador' like Drake?

Rap superstar Drake has helped boost the international brand of the Toronto Raptors. Who would be the best Minnesota native to boost the Wolves' image?


Reusse: Twins of 1981 were unwatchable, but better than these 2016 yahoos

The opinion here long has been that the most-unwatchable team in Twins history was the 1981 collection. But at least there were two positive elements to that season: A new manager and a players' strike.


Gameday preview: Lynx at Phoenix

It's the second meeting of the young season for the Lynx and Phoenix, ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the WNBA preseason power ratings.


The Latest: Bourgue inspired by Muhammad Ali at French Open

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):


Canterbury reports successful opener after changes in wagering + Photo Gallery

In April, Canterbury announced it was lowering its takeout—the amount of money it keeps from each wager to pay for purses and track expenses—to the lowest level of any track in the country.


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