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Younger breed of techies replacing baseball lifers in GM roles

Dodger President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman.

Most general managers, and especially those appointed in the past five years, don't have much in common with the likes of Terry Ryan, who was fired by the Twins last week.

U.S. Bank Stadium open house swamped with soggy visitors

Doug Norris, left, and his son Matt marvel at the new stadium at the public opening at the U.S. Bank Stadium Saturday, July 23, 2016, in Minneapolis, MN. "It's fantastic," Doug Norris said of the new stadium.

Visitors to get a first peek at the Vikings' new home were lining up just as a severe storm blew in, forcing stadium officials to call an audible.

Scores, schedules and stats

Five-run seventh sends Twins to wild victory over Red Sox

Boston catcher Sandy Leon failed to put the tag on Kennys Vargas at home plate in the seventh inning. Plate umpire Clint Fagan called Vargas out, but the Twins challenged the call and won.

In a franchise-record 4 hours, 11 minute game the Twins banged out 19 hits and got a big pick-me-up from a replay challenge.

New faces help United to 3-1 victory over Fort Lauderdale

Steward Ceus held his own after replacing Sammy Ndjock in goal.

Anderson: Passion buoys bird hunters caught between seasons

Dennis Anderson

Bird hunters worry that age, infirmary, work or other calamity might someday keep them from venturing afield in autumn, an eventuality to be deferred as long as possible, passion being the best defense.

White Sox ace Chris Sale scratched after destroying jerseys

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night and sent home after he destroyed collared throwback uniforms that the team was scheduled to wear.

Reusse: Carew bringing lots of heart to Hall of Fame this weekend

Patrick Reusse

Ten months after he seemed lost to a heart attack, Twins hitting great Rod Carew will be at the baseball Hall of Fame this weekend to welcome in its new members.

WNBA withdraws fines for teams that wore black warmup shirts

The WNBA is withdrawing its fines for teams and players that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before and during games.

Hartman: Dennis Green's greatness went well beyond his coaching

Sid Hartman

Friday's news that Dennis Green had died made for a sad day not only for Green's family but for Vikings fans. He was one of the best coaches we have ever had here.

Souhan: Being a hometown guy not an asset for interim GM Antony

Jim Souhan

Minnesotans don't actually want Minnesotans involved with their sports teams. They want Minnesotans involved with their sports teams who make them feel good.

Sunday Q&A: Actor Michael Rapaport talks sports, podcasts

Actor Michael Rapaport, 46, is perhaps best known for his various TV and film roles. But his podcast will do a a live taping of a podcast Thursday at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis

Huzzah! Vintage base ball connecting in Minnesota

Vintage base ball — two words like in the 1860s — brings the game and its history to the diamond. There are 10-plus men's teams and a few women's.

Twins interim GM Antony working the phones

Rob Antony is looking to make his mark before the Aug. 1 nonwaiver trade deadline hits.

Pursuit of crappies turns up so much more

Crappie hunt turns up so much more — bugs, birds and other beings — for well-studied angler

Clif Keane was Boston baseball writer you can't find in Hall of Fame

Patrick+

Clif's absence has been an oversight, because he was what all sports writers should aspire to (cynical and smart alecky).

Postgame: Stitches for Suzuki but no concussion

Twins Insider

The Twins pulled off an 11-9 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday that will go down as one of the more exciting wins of the year. Catcher Kurt Suzukik is OK after taking a ball off his chin.

U.S. Bank Stadium formally opened for team 'on the rise'

Bud Grant said he tried to come up with a word for the building; he settled on "awesome."


Jim Souhan
Souhan: Being a hometown guy not an asset for interim GM Antony

Minnesotans don't actually want Minnesotans involved with their sports teams. They want Minnesotans involved with their sports teams who make them feel good.

Twins Insider
Postgame: Stitches for Suzuki but no concussion

The Twins pulled off an 11-9 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday that will go down as one of the more exciting wins of the year. Catcher Kurt Suzukik is OK after taking a ball off his chin.


United States center DeMarcus Cousine (12) controls the lane over Argentina guard Nicolas Laprovittola (8) during the first half of their warm-up international exhibition game Friday, July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow)

Cousins looks to make most of chance with US basketball team

US sending record number of women to Rio Games
Foreign athletes use Brazilian connections to make it to Rio
Ceremony marks 4 years to go before Tokyo hosts Olympics

Ceremony marks 4 years to go before Tokyo hosts Olympics

Organizers held a ceremony on Sunday to mark four years to go before Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics.


LEADING OFF: Kluber vs O's, Cards pitch rookie in primetime

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:___SEE YOU IN OCTOBER?AL Central-leading Cleveland plays its final regular-season game against AL East-leading Baltimore. Indians…


Valentina Shevchenko stuns Holly Holm at UFC Chicago

A traumatic start at Valentina Shevchenko's training camp didn't deter her from pulling off another shocking upset in the UFC women's bantamweight division.


Tigers, White Sox to resume suspended game Sunday

The Detroit Tigers thought they were going to face one of the best pitchers in baseball. They also assumed they would play a complete game.


Story's 2 home runs leads Rockies over Braves, 8-4

Trevor Story looked up to Troy Tulowitzki as he climbed through the Colorado Rockies' minor leagues. Now he's looking down at his mentor after another big night at the plate.