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Next up for Wolves: A big contract for Wiggins

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins

The Timberwolves intend to sign young star Andrew Wiggins to a contract extension by October's season opener that could approach $150 million.

Reusse: Granite puts boyhood love of Yankees on hold

Zack Granite rounded third base on his way to score on a single by Eduardo Escobar in the six-run second inning Wednesday.

Born on Staten Island, Twins' rookie Zack Granite grew up idolizing the Yankees' 1990s dynasty. He has a dog named "Jeter." But these days it's all about his opportunities with the Twins.

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Fowles goes 'top level' as Lynx crush Dallas 100-74

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) and the forward Maya Moore (23) combined for 47 points on Wednesday against Dallas.

Lynx center Sylvia Fowles racked up another stellar game Wednesday afternoon, finishing with 24 points and 12 rebounds in 25 minutes vs. Dallas.

British Open begins with rain, wind and big numbers

Mark O'Meara was supposed to hit the first tee shot to start the 146th British Open. He wound up hitting two of them.

Even more injuries as roster-depleted Wild draws 0-0 with Houston

The Loons mustered a disappointing draw out of a game that seemed primed for a chance at three points that could have kick-started a four-game homestand.

Twist and shout: US survives bites and more in Gold Cup quarterfinal

Skirmishing for position at the goal line, Jozy Altidore could not believe what occurred: El Salvador defender Henry Romero bit his left shoulder, then twisted his nipple.

The 17 most important Vikings for 2017: No. 3, RT Mike Remmers

Minnesota Vikings newly acquired player Mike Remmers worked out on a bike at Winter Park, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN.

Lineman Mike Remmers returns to the Vikings with 35 consecutive starts under his belt in Carolina. He’ll need even more to help fix a dire situation.

The end? Next start may decide whether 44-year-old Colon retires

The 44-year-old pitcher had another rough outing on Tuesday, and is considering retirement, according to an ESPN report.

The 17 most important Vikings in 2017: No. 2, LT Riley Reiff

To count down the days until Vikings rookies, quarterbacks and select veterans report to Mankato on July 23, we will reveal our ranking of the…

Hartman: Sano put himself in position to succeed with Twins

Miguel Sano rounds third base in the second inning.

Twins third baseman and slugger Miguel Sano reached his goal of making the All-Star Game by working hard.

Jamal Crawford: Timberwolves 'made sense on every level'

Jamal Crawford was first drafted in Minneapolis, and the Timberwolves have long had an interest in acquiring him. Moves by the team to bring in Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague and Taj Gibson were an added enticement, he said.

New Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford consulted former Wolf and fellow Seattle native Zach LaVine before he signed on

11 key players in OJ Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada

The Nevada parole board members who will decide if O.J. Simpson gets released from prison have experience in law enforcement, prisons, probation and social work.

Reusse: Wolves have made too many solid moves for this to be another failure

Free agent signee Jamal Crawford looked pleased to join Wolves President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Tom Thibodeau in a roster built to contend.

Championships are something to dream about. The Wolves right now are dealing with the reality they have to get back in NBA's competitive mix.

Twins to unveil Tom Kelly statue on Friday at Target Field

The former manager is the team's all-time leader in games, victories and losses.

Twins within half-game of first after Cleveland blows lead in eighth to Giants

Their worst season in years has afforded the San Francisco Giants few light-hearted moments.

Minneapolis Park Board moves closer to closing Hiawatha golf course

Park Board planning committee was not swayed by about 70 golf supporters.

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The 17 most important Vikings in 2017: No. 2, LT Riley Reiff
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To count down the days until Vikings rookies, quarterbacks and select veterans report to Mankato on July 23, we will reveal our ranking of the…

Reusse: Granite puts boyhood love of Yankees on hold
Patrick Reusse

Born on Staten Island, Twins' rookie Zack Granite grew up idolizing the Yankees' 1990s dynasty. He has a dog named "Jeter." But these days it's all about his opportunities with the Twins.


Jose Berrios needed advice/scolding from catcher Chris Gimenez and pitching coach Neil Allen in his first two dicey innings, then carried a shutout into the seventh to help the Twins beat the Yankees 6-1 on Wednesday.

Support group helps Berrios settle in, beat Yankees for series win

The end? Next start may decide whether 44-year-old Colon retires
Reusse: Granite puts boyhood love of Yankees on hold
Hartman: Sano put himself in position to succeed with Twins

Minnesota Vikings newly acquired player Mike Remmers worked out on a bike at Winter Park, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN.

The 17 most important Vikings for 2017: No. 3, RT Mike Remmers

Vikings, Mankato parting ways after one final training camp
Could quarterback Kirk Cousins wind up with Vikings in 2018?
The 17 most important Vikings in 2017: No. 2, LT Riley Reiff

Ricardo Clark (13) and Kevin Molino (18) fought for the ball in the first half.

Even more injuries as roster-depleted Wild draws 0-0 with Houston

Twist and shout: US survives bites and more in Gold Cup quarterfinal
United offers its youth teams a chance to share the pitch
Justin Davis still adjusting to United's defensive changes

Jarvis Thomas spoke with reporters after announcing his commitment to the University of Minnesota men's basketball team.

Orono's Thomas brings 'hype' with commitment to Gophers basketball

Fears become reality as U softball coach Allister leaves for Stanford
Who cares about renaming Mariucci (or Williams) Arena? Former players
Las Vegas pegs Gophers at 7.5 wins; what say you?

Jarvis Thomas spoke with reporters after announcing his commitment to the University of Minnesota men's basketball team.

Orono's Thomas brings 'hype' with commitment to Gophers basketball

L.L. Bean's Outdoor Discovery School trying to hook beginners on outdoors
Summer schooling in session for new boys' basketball coaches
Photo essay: High school sports moments to savor from 2016-17

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins

Next up for Wolves: A big contract for Wiggins

Jamal Crawford: Timberwolves 'made sense on every level'
Reusse: Wolves have made too many solid moves for this to be another failure
Ginobili indicates he will return to Spurs for 16th season

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) and the forward Maya Moore (23) combined for 47 points on Wednesday against Dallas.

Fowles goes 'top level' as Lynx crush Dallas 100-74

Brunson added to WNBA All-Star Game roster as injury replacement
Lynx's Augustus, a WNBA All-Star Game mainstay, named a reserve
Tina Charles' double-double lifts Liberty over Sun 96-80

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Trophy tales: Memorable fish catches from around Minnesota

Anderson: So, where are the ducks?
DNR sizing up habitat, populations in advance of grouse season
DNR cracks down on cabin owners who blast weeds with water jets

No sleep, jittery nerves and an opening 68 for Manley

Stuart Manley was up part of the night tending to his 6-month-old son, and so nervous when he stood on the first tee that he thought he wouldn't be able to hit the ball.


Arena changes all 11 US starters for 2nd straight match

U.S. coach Bruce Arena changed all 11 starters for the second straight game, inserting forwards Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore into the lineup for Wednesday night's CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against El Salvador.


The Latest: Spieth, Poulter on target in early going

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


Meyer, 2 relievers throw 1-hitter in Angels' 7-0 win

The book on Alex Meyer was pretty clear: big stuff, bigger control problems.


LEADING OFF: Dodgers chase 12th straight, Bryant heals

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:___A DODGER DOZEN?The Dodgers are bringing home their longest winning streak of the season, seeking a…