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Lynx point guards set up teammates in rout of Stars

Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen, shown in a game last October, registered 10 assists in just under 20 minutes of playing time in an 80-66 victory over San Antonio at Target Center on Sunday.

Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen didn't score and her backup, Renee Montgomery, had only four points. But their ball distribution might have been the most important factor in an 80-66 Lynx victory over San Antonio that wasn't nearly as close as the score indicated.

Souhan: Twins' Mauer does what he does best, reaching base seven times

On Sunday against the Rays, the Twins' Joe Mauer reached base in his first seven plate appearances. He would strike out in the 15th to ruin the hitters’ version of a perfect game. He finished 4-for-5 with three walks.

Try this sentence on for size: Joe Mauer made his first out of the game in the bottom of the 15th inning, 6 minutes, 23 seconds after the first pitch.

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Stanley Cup Final will match Penguins' world-class offense against Predators' world-class defense

The Penguins' Patric Hornqvist (72) and Sidney Crosby (87) will have a challenge solving goalie Pekka Rinne, left, and the Predators' brilliant corps of defensemen in the Stanley Cup Final.

Talented back end takes on high-powered offense.

Minnesota United's Venegas shows off playmaking ability

His no-look pass set up the only goal in the Loons' win over Orlando on Saturday.

Sato becomes first Japanese winner of Indianapolis 500

Takuma Sato holds on to become Japan's first 500 champion, adding to Andretti family legacy.

Dillon wins rain-delayed Coca-Cola 600

His No. 3 took the lead when Jimmie Johnson ran out of gas with two laps remaining.

Defensive tackle Noah Shannon decommits from Gophers

Noah Shannon, a consensus three-star recruit, announced Sunday he has decommitted from the Gophers.

Minnesota Scene: MSU Mankato wins opener in D-II softball championship

Minnesota State Mankato beat top-seeded Angelo State 5-1 Sunday in the first game of their best-of-three championship series in the NCAA Division II women's softball College World Series in Salem, Va.

In need of pitching, Twins send Vargas back to minors

The Twins bullpen was forced to throw 201 pitches and absorb 9⅔ innings in the 15-inning defeat, with all seven relievers and Hector Santiago, Wednesday's scheduled starter, forced into action.

Postgame: Lynx stay perfect against winless Stars

Lindsay Whalen and Renee Montgomery combined for 17 of the team's season-high 28 assists.

Iowa wins its first Big Ten baseball tournament title

The fifth-seeded Iowa baseball team won the Big Ten tournament title for the first time in program history with a 13-4 victory over seventh-seeded Northwestern in the championship game Sunday.

Spieth charges, Kisner holds on to win Colonial by stroke

Kevin Kisner came so close several times before finally winning on the PGA Tour. He now has another victory, withstanding a charge by Jordan Spieth at Colonial, after two more runner-up finishes this year.

Petra Kvitova returns from home attack to win opener at French Open

Czech player makes an inspiring return to the court after December home attack

Even where fun is No. 1, Saints tighten security in wake of Manchester attack

Fans entering CHS Field are now being scanned with metal-detecting wands and are being asked to empty pockets.

Michael Russo's Stanley Cup Final scouting report

One of the bigger story lines heading into the series is how Nashville's centers are going to match up against Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, particularly with Ryan Johansen (thigh surgery) out and banged-up Mike Fisher not 100 percent.

Live video at 10 a.m.: MSU-Mankato in Division II softball championship round

Minnesota State-Mankato is undefeated in the Division II national tournament and needs one more victory to reach the best-of-3 title round.

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Hartman: Vikings need their recent draft picks to develop quickly
Sid Hartman

The Vikings like what they see from their young players, which is good considering how many veterans are free agents after the season.

Souhan: Twins' Mauer does what he does best, reaching base seven times
Jim Souhan

Try this sentence on for size: Joe Mauer made his first out of the game in the bottom of the 15th inning, 6 minutes, 23 seconds after the first pitch.


The Twins' Brian Dozier was tagged out by by Rays catcher Jesus Sucre trying to score in the eighth inning Sunday. The Rays eventually won 8-6 in 15 innings.

Rays drill back-to-back homers in 15th to sink Twins

Souhan: Twins' Mauer does what he does best, reaching base seven times
In need of pitching, Twins send Vargas back to minors
Gibson gets another chance vs. Rays; Sano's 'mental break' lasts second day

Vikings defensive line coach Andre Patterson goes back with Mike Zimmer for three decades, a friendship that is one reason why Patterson is the one Zimmer has entrusted to make sure "I kind of get his message across to the team," Patterson said.

With trusty Vikings assistant Andre Patterson near, Mike Zimmer can rest easy

Scoggins: Bridgewater video is Vikings' subtle message of optimism
Hartman: Vikings need their recent draft picks to develop quickly
Andre Patterson's career highlights

Minnesota United’s Johan Venegas lurked outside the Orlando City SC goal as defender Jonathan Spector dived to clear a cross in front of goalkeeper Joseph Bendik on Saturday night.

Minnesota United's Venegas shows off playmaking ability

Christian Ramirez's goal makes Loons a 1-0 winner over Orlando
Souhan: Loons another viable Twin Cities sports option
Deric makes 4 saves, Dynamo and FC Dallas tie 0-0

Gophers coach John Anderson.

U ousted from Big Ten baseball tourney with 13-inning loss to Iowa

Sunday Q&A: Jessica Allister, Gophers softball coach
New Gophers freshman Jamir Harris brings shooting and leadership
Defensive tackle Noah Shannon decommits from Gophers

Ava Engler runs drills on the practice field at Blaine H.S.] Zone feature on Blaine girls' lacrosse team, which made its state tourney debut last spring and started this season 9-1.Richard Tsong-Taatarii�richard.tsong-taatarii@startribune.com

Blaine girls' lacrosse now the hunted as section playoffs begin

St. Thomas Academy, long a hockey power, is finding success on the golf course, too
Senior-led Waconia baseball takes 19-0 record into playoffs
New Prague, Farmington set course on road back to state softball

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates after sinking a three point shot during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

Ex-Wolves guard turned Beijing basketball legend Marbury stars in biopic
Golden State is beautiful to watch (unless you love the Wolves)
Ex-Wolves Love, Williams finally share championship experience

Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen, shown in a game last October, registered 10 assists in just under 20 minutes of playing time in an 80-66 victory over San Antonio at Target Center on Sunday.

Lynx point guards set up teammates in rout of Stars

Postgame: Lynx stay perfect against winless Stars
Sylvia Fowles' play most important reason Lynx remain unbeaten
Lynx-San Antonio game preview

From left, Jane Stark, Donna Pickard, Patrice Aubrecht, Cathy Burand, Lynn Allar and Mary Benson are aiming to make BWCA women’s venture a reality. Burand can’t make the trip because of an injury and will be replaced by Kathryn Erickson.

Group of Minnesota women eyeing Boundary Waters canoe venture

Anderson: Readers weigh in on resource-related issues at Capitol
Once shrinking White Bear Lake is on the verge of overflowing
In Texas, a hot-air balloon ride could also soon be a hunting trip

Anderson: Readers weigh in on resource-related issues at Capitol

Minnesotans share their thoughts about the Legislature's action in regards to the state's woods, prairies and wildlife.


Bernhard Langer wins Senior PGA for record 9th senior major

Bernhard Langer knew it wouldn't be easy to come from one stroke back to beat Vijay Singh, who's five years younger, drives the ball 30 yards farther and routinely competes with players young enough to be his sons.


Feng holds on for 1-stroke win at LPGA event in Michigan

Shanshan Feng won in Malaysia and Japan during an impressive stretch toward the end of the 2016 season.


Chan Kim wins Mizuno Open to qualify for British Open

Chan Kim of the United States fired a 4-under-par 68 on Sunday to win the Mizuno Open and qualify for the British Open.


Noren shoots 10-under 62, wins BMW PGA Championship

Racked with nerves, Alex Noren could barely line up his 6-foot eagle putt on the final hole that would help to clinch him the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday.