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The Wild's 2016-17 depth chart, entering free agency

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Here's an early look at what will be the Wild's ever-changing depth chart this offseason.

Jimmy Butler doesn't expect trade from Bulls to Wolves

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The Bulls star guard believes his future is in Chicago, not Minneapolis or any other NBA city.

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Hall of Famer Goose Gossage, Saints to explain baseball's unwritten rules

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The first 1,500 fans in attendance at CHS Field on July 6 will receive "the first of its kind" 2016 Official Baseball Unwritten Rulebook and have the opportunity to meet Gossage.

No charges for U wrestlers, Robinson in Xanax drug case

County attorney says evidence insufficient, but U is still investigating wrestlers, coach.

Five Twins players who could be traded in the next month


Twins GM Terry Ryan said recently that he anticipates the team being active in the trade market. Here are five players who could be dealt in the next month for a variety of reasons:

Postgame: Buxton's defense lets Twins live with slump, Ryan says

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GM is no fan of let-kids-learn-in-majors approach; Milone disappointed that getting ahead didn't pay off.

Catching up with Zahui B. after career high vs. Lynx

Gold in the Barn

We caught up after the game for a quick Q&A.

Joakim Noah for $18 million a year? Forget it, Wolves fans, the Knicks can have him


The Washington Post reports Noah is “almost certainly” going to sign with the Knicks once free agency officially begins Friday, at a price tag of $18 million per season.

A year later, feds still investigating Twin Cities dentist who killed Cecil the lion

Zimbabwe, where the beloved lion was killed, passed on charges.

Wild re-signs Tyler Graovac, Zac Dalpe; Alex Stalock likely goalie candidate

Russo's Rants

The Wild inked a couple more players.

Chanhassen archery range closed for safety after neighbors find arrows on property

City's only outdoor archery range closed over safety concerns.

Reusse: Perkins, Hughes were right to be wary about their health

Patrick Reusse

Pitchers are athletes like none other, in that they are required to make their arms work in an unusual way thousands of times per year. And the public diagnosis of Glen Perkins and Phil Hughes as 'soft' was silly and misguided.

Hartman: Vikings' plan for Eagan compound quickly takes shape

Sid Hartman

Included in the plan for a new Vikings headquarters in the south metro includes an outdoor stadium the team hopes will play host to prep and college football.

Must see: Miguel Sano takes a pop-up off his head in Rochester

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In a play you have to see to believe, Miguel Sano lost the baseball in the sun and had a teammate come to the rescue.

With inflated salary cap, it's a whole new world in the NBA

With a 30 percent hike in the salary cap, contract lines are about to be redrawn.

DNR OKs review of Red River flood project

Minnesota finishes environmental review of big flood-control project on N.D. border.

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Wild re-signs Tyler Graovac, Zac Dalpe; Alex Stalock likely goalie candidate

The Wild inked a couple more players.

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Postgame: Buxton's defense lets Twins live with slump, Ryan says

GM is no fan of let-kids-learn-in-majors approach; Milone disappointed that getting ahead didn't pay off.

Davies struggles as Brewers routed by Dodgers 8-1

After struggling in April, Zach Davies has been one of the few bright spots in the starting rotation for the Milwaukee Brewers over the past two months.

Dodgers belt 3 home runs in 8-1 rout of Brewers

Yasmani Grandal, who hadn't hit a home run on the road this season, was just trying to get on base after working a 3-0 count with two outs in the fourth inning.

USOC increases anti-doping funding by nearly 25 percent

The U.S. Olympic Committee approved a 24 percent funding increase to the country's anti-doping agency Thursday, choosing money over words in an effort to fix…

Nicklaus to play in pro-am benefiting Detroit schools

Jack Nicklaus will participate in a pro-am golf tournament to help raise money for Detroit schools.

Hamlin insists he didn't let retiring Stewart win in Sonoma

Denny Hamlin insists he didn't let retiring NASCAR star Tony Stewart win last week at Sonoma Raceway.

McGirt goes low in Ohio, leads at Firestone

Golf in Ohio must bring out the best in William McGirt.

Twins fall again, 6-5, as White Sox take series

The Twins are in the middle of the worst season in their Minnesota history, and there's no relief in sight.

Milone: Need to finish off hitters better

Twins lefthander Tommy Milone says he did better at getting ahead of hitters Thursday, but he had problems putting them away.

Pat Summitt played major role in Reeve's coaching journey

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve remembers the impact legendary women's basketball coach Pat Summitt had on the sport and Reeve's life.

Jason Pierre-Paul's fireworks PSA

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul recorded a fireworks safety public service announcement one year after the star lost a finger and damaged his hand in a July 4th fireworks accident.