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Nunez back in lineup as Twins try to win first road series

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Phil Hughes is on the mound on Wednesday as the Twins can take two of three games from Houston

Peterson donating $100,000 to aid flooding victims in Texas hometown

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is donating $100,000 to aid those affected by the deadly floods in his hometown of Palestine, Texas

Pollution, Zika virus, political unrest among concerns for Rio Olympics

With 92 days to go before this summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the skeptics far outnumber optimists. Officials have acknowledged many of those problems will not be solved when the Games open on Aug. 5.

Scores, schedules and stats

One-sixth of the way into the season, projections are mostly ugly for Twins

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At 8-19, it’s been an ugly start. And while many of the team’s numbers figure to improve, other inflated ones figure to get worse. (We're pretty sure the Twins won't lose 114 games, their current pace, for example.)

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler thinks Vikings got a top-five class

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CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler joined the Access Vikings podcast today to give his thoughts on how the Vikings did over the weekend. Brugler…

Minnesota teams barred from national baseball tournaments in NC

The Minnesota State College and Universities system announced that all sports travel is nonessential, meaning future trips to North Carolina would be prohibited.


Budget cuts slice away at St. Cloud State athletics

St. Cloud State athletes, coaches and administrators lament athletic budget cuts and elimination of teams. When the news came out, some thought it was a prank.


Bud Grant is having yet another garage sale

The Vikings coach has turned his family's garage sale into an annual event. This one starts May 18.


Vikings knocking out deals for draft picks; only three left to go

The Vikings are continuing to hammer our deals for their draft class in advance of this weekend’s rookie minicamp, which starts Friday.


Favorite Nyquist draws post No. 13 for Kentucky Derby

That post suited Nyquist before, and four have won the Derby from there.


Anderson's milestone victory just part of Gophers baseball's U-turn + Photo Gallery

John Anderson got career win No. 1,200 on Tuesday night, continuing the Gophers' resurgence as the Big Ten season winds down.


Minneapolis tech firm tracking young athletes takes top prize at Google competition

Player's Health, which helps parents and coaches track young athletes, is seeking its first big funding.


Meyer's outing goes south, then he's sent down after Twins lose + Video

Unlike Jose Berrios, Alex Meyer's first start didn't last past the third inning Tuesday night. Meyer was optioned to Class AAA Rochester following the game.


22 horses entered for Kentucky Derby; field limited to 20

Twenty-two horses have been entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, two more than the maximum field of 20.


Kentucky Derby post positions and morning line odds

KENTUCKY DERBY ODDS TV: Saturday, Ch. 11. Post time: 5:34 p.m. Weights: 126 pounds. Distance: 1¼ miles. Purse: $2,391,600 if 20 start. First place: $1,691,000.…


Souhan: Lynx leading a Minnesota basketball resurgence

A Lynx game is one of the more underappreciated sporting events in Minnesota, given the world-class talent on the court and how the players treat the fans.


Do the Twins miss Torii Hunter and his leadership?

Is it a coincidence that the last three teams Torii Hunter has played for have experienced a dramatic drop-off in performance the year after he departed the team?


Here comes the boom! John Daly plans to play in 3M Championship

With wide fairways and receptive greens, TPC Twin Cities is the ideal golf course for long hitters. One of game's first true big boppers is on his way.


Sports on TV and radio

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Postgame: Should Meyer have stayed in the game?

Meyer's history is that he lets games get away from him. It's happened to him at Rochester, and it was happening in the third inning on Tuesday.