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Reusse: Statue of T.K. makes Twins manager look good, and he was

Tom Kelly laughes while standing next to a statue modeled after him as the Minnesota Twins unveil the former manager's tribute on Friday, July 21, 2017, at Target Field Plaza.

Retiring former manager Tom Kelly's number 10 in 2012 wasn't enough. Now he has the eighth statue on the plaza outside Target Field.

Three concussions in half-season for United player are 'concerning'

Minnesota United FC defender Joe Greenspan, left, during training camp.

United's Joe Greenspan broke his nose and is sidelined by a third concussion of the season already. The Loons have played 20 matches.

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Mille Lacs walleye quota already exceeded; reopening of lake delayed

The unexpected announcement means walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs can't resume until August 11, two weeks later than originally planned.

Kyrie Irving wants to be traded - maybe to the Wolves?

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) drives against Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio (9), from Spain, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Kyrie Irving reportedly wants to be traded from Cleveland. ESPN.com reports that the Timberwolves are on the short list.

Spieth turns into a beauty on a nasty day at British Open

Jordan Spieth seized control Friday at Royal Birkdale. He managed a 1-under 69 to build a two-shot lead over Matt Kuchar going into the weekend

The most important Vikings player of 2017 is ... quarterback Sam Bradford

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford

How Bradford plays in 2017 will not only factor significantly into whether the Vikings make the playoffs, but his performance is also likely to impact how they proceed at quarterback beyond this season.

In new dispute, Vikings say stadium agency can't sell seats

The team says the suites were "gifted" by the team to the MSFA for the agency's use only. The MSFA disagrees.

Wild's new forward Foligno: 'I'm excited to win and be a winner'

FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno carries the puck against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. Former Sabres captain Jason Pominville is returning to Buffalo after being acquired along with defenseman Marco Scandella in a four-player trade with the Minnesota Wild, Friday, June 30, 2017. In exchange, the Wild acquired forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno as well as Buffalo's third-round pick in next year's draft.

New Wild winger Marcus Foligno has been a part of six Buffalo teams — all of which missed the playoffs. That's one reason he's excited about coming to Minnesota.

Minnesota mom works to take 'fear out of food allergies'

Peanut-free sports games, epinephrine in schools part of Nona Narvaez's advocacy work.

Slow the boat? Media picks Fleck's Gophers fifth in Big Ten West

P.J. Fleck has a chance to be 3-0 when he charges into TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 30 for his first Big Ten game.

The Gophers were picked to finish fifth in the Big Ten West for the second consecutive time in the Big Ten media poll. The 38 voters predict Ohio State will win the conference title game.

Ben Greve, defending champion, leads Minnesota State Open

Ex-Gophers golfer Ben Greve, last year's winner, stands a stroke better than Tommy Vining.

Online gambler takes big risk to win record $312K Canterbury payout

The person who won $312,130.90 by hitting the Final Five bet at Canterbury Park on Thursday could also have lost money with his four-figure wager. Here's how it went down.

Vikings sign rookie defensive tackle Chunky Clements

To make room for Clements, the Vikings waived rookie defensive end Caleb Kidder, who was with the team throughout spring workouts.

Still special after all these years: Minnesota State Open turns 100

Since 1917, the Minnesota State Open golf tournament has been a true test of who's best among the area's top amateurs and professionals. The 100th State Open begins Friday.

Possible Twins trade for Braves pitcher Jaime Garcia in limbo

Jaime Garcia

Medical issues are being explored by the Twins. Garcia has had an injury-plagued career, including surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome in 2014.

Steve Stricker commits to 3M Championship at TPC Twin Cities

50-year-old will bring Wisconsin pride to Minnesota senior event.

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Reusse: Statue of T.K. makes Twins manager look good, and he was
Patrick Reusse

Retiring former manager Tom Kelly's number 10 in 2012 wasn't enough. Now he has the eighth statue on the plaza outside Target Field.

Santana, steady in July after June hiccups, on mound against Tigers
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The Twins open a three-game weekend series with Detroit tonight at Target Field with Ervin Santana on the mound. Meanwhile, the Twins will send Byron Buxton and Hector Santiago on rehab assignments, perhaps as early as this weekend.


Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Santana, steady in July after June hiccups, on mound against Tigers

Possible Twins trade for Braves pitcher Jaime Garcia in limbo
Tom Kelly's statue unveiled on Target Field plaza
Astros end Orioles' 4-game winning streak with 8-7 victory

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford

The most important Vikings player of 2017 is ... quarterback Sam Bradford

Vikings, Mankato parting ways after one final training camp
Could quarterback Kirk Cousins wind up with Vikings in 2018?
O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?

Minnesota United FC defender Joe Greenspan, left, during training camp.

Three concussions in half-season for United player are 'concerning'

Venegas returns to Minnesota United from national team duty
Guzan has shutout in 1st MLS game since 2008, Atlanta wins
Minnesota United's center-back situation a game-time decision

P.J. Fleck has a chance to be 3-0 when he charges into TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 30 for his first Big Ten game.

Slow the boat? Media picks Fleck's Gophers fifth in Big Ten West

Gophers' women's hockey conference seeking online donations
Prep stars Oturu and Thomas: Great Gophers frontcourt of the future?
P.J. Fleck will be subject of four-part show on ESPN, BTN

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
Cowboys rookie Joey Ivie motivated by late sister's memory

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Five available NBA free agents who could make sense with Wolves

Next up for Wolves: A big contract for Wiggins
Jamal Crawford: Timberwolves 'made sense on every level'
Kyrie Irving wants to be traded - maybe to the Wolves?

Former San Antonio Stars assistant James Wade consulted with Cheryl Reeve during a Lynx game against Los Angeles.

Lynx, Reeve score big with new assistant coaches

Fowles goes 'top level' as Lynx crush Dallas 100-74
Brunson added to WNBA All-Star Game roster as injury replacement
WNBA All-Star Game rosters

Mille Lacs walleye quota already exceeded; reopening of lake delayed

Longtime tent user gets to the bottom of hammocks' wild popularity
Anderson: Young paddlers have answered the call to river adventures
Minnesota DNR chief apologizes for extended walleye ban on Lake Mille Lacs

Astros end Orioles' 4-game winning streak with 8-7 victory

Rookie Yuli Gurriel had a career-high four hits, including a home run, and the Houston Astros received a gritty pitching performance from Mike Fiers in an 8-7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.


Minnesota DNR chief apologizes for extended walleye ban on Lake Mille Lacs

Catch-and-release will resume on Aug. 11.


Miguel Cabrera leaves after getting hit in chest at 1B

Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera had to leave the game against Minnesota in the fifth inning Friday night after taking a hard-hit grounder off the chest at first base.


Aaron Nola, Freddy Galvis lead Phils to 6-1 win over Brewers

Aaron Nola tied a career-high with nine strikeouts in seven sharp innings, Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the reeling Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Friday night.


Aaron Nola, Freddy Galvis lead Phils to 6-1 win over Brewers

Aaron Nola tied a career-high with nine strikeouts in seven sharp innings, Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the reeling Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Friday night.