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Important start for Duffey today as Twins try to break streak in NY

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Spot in starting rotation could be at stake as righthander tries to shake seven-game slump.

How will Wild reshape roster after a dull finish to draft?

With salary-cap money to burn, Blues captain David Backes is one potential free-agent target.

Fletcher won't say right this second what he has up his sleeve. But he didn't buy out Thomas Vanek's contract for no reason. He has his paws in multiple trade scenarios.

Scores, schedules and stats

Ryan: Suspended Allen will return to job when he completes treatment

Twins pitching coach Neil Allen.

GM Terry Ryan offered no timelines and few details about pitching coach Neil Allen's current program, other than to say, "Everything is going fine. … He's making progress."

Draft just the start for Wolves' new regime

A look at five questions facing Tom Thibodeau's team this offseason, with NBA free agency kicking off this week.

United falls to Club Leon in Target Field exhibition

A two-goal loss to a Mexican squad still is regarded as a positive for the United, playing at Target Field for the first time.

New direction, new results for Olympic swimming hopeful Plummer

The former Gophers swimmer is producing the best results of his career at age 30 as he pursues a spot in Rio.

Hartman: Eden Prairie's Bykowski to battle for spot on Vikings line

Sid Hartman

The offensive line competition figures to be intense, but Carter Bykowski is ready to show what he can do after sitting out last season because of injury.

Catch rate keeps improving for Red Lake walleye

More than a decade after a bold move, hot fishing is getting hotter.

Escobar's error, Yankees relief extend another Twins losing streak

In only 74 games, the Twins have managed a remarkable — eleven — losing streaks of three games or longer, a couple of them two or three times that long.

Wheaton: Sun rarely sets on the Wimbledon empire

The All England Club will help provide a distraction from the British's European Union departure.

Wild draft pick will try to rebuild his image

Dmitry Sokolov, considered by most experts to be a top-15 or even top-10 draft pick heading into this past season, fell all the way to the Wild at 196th overall.

Johnny Love's Sunday Canterbury Park line

A look at Sunday's races from Star Tribune handicapper Johnny Love.

Gameday preview: Lynx at Washington

The Lynx will try to begin a new winning streak after seeing their 13-0 start end Friday night.

Gophers add Donnell Greene, another JUCO offensive lineman

Gridiron Gold

Donnell Greene will transfer to the Gophers from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College and have three years of eligibility remaining.

PGA Tour cancels Greenbrier Classic amid West Virginia flood

The PGA Tour canceled the Greenbrier Classic, scheduled for July 7-10, on Saturday because of devastating flooding in West Virginia.

Mercury Club award carries on a century-old tradition of pride in Jewish athletes

The honor for Minneapolis high school athletes is rooted in a time when anti-Semitism was prevalent.

MLB Insider: Indians fans hoping for a title, another parade

And the Cleveland rotation might just be good enough to deliver one.

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Important start for Duffey today as Twins try to break streak in NY

Spot in starting rotation could be at stake as righthander tries to shake seven-game slump.

Jim Souhan
Souhan: Rubio hasn't proven worthy of leading Wolves' resurgence

Tom Thibodeau's selection of Kris Dunn means he doesn't want to rely on a point guard who never seemed to be as good as he was projected to be, and who never seemed to elevate his team.

The Latest: Germany leads Slovakia 2-0 at halftime

The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local):

Lochte finishes 2nd in 400 IM heats at US Olympic trials

Chase Kalisz qualified fastest in the 400-meter individual medley preliminaries Sunday at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

US rowers get anti-microbial training suits for Rio waters

U.S. Olympic rowers will be given a new, high-tech training suit with anti-microbial features designed to protect them against water pollution in Rio de Janeiro.Athletics…

Defending champ Serena Williams at Wimbledon ready to play

Top-ranked Serena Williams hasn't won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon a year ago, but the 21-time major champion appeared confident about her chances of retaining the title on the eve of the tournament.

Miller masters treacherous Assen track for maiden MotoGP win

Jack Miller of Australia won his first MotoGP race Sunday, triumphing in treacherous conditions of a restarted race in Assen after torrential rain forced the riders off the track after 14 laps.