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Berrios, Duffey demoted after Twins fall 29 games below .500

Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Rookie Jose Berrios had the Twins down 6-0 after three innings but stayed in the game to get work and preserve the Twins bullpen.

In Coach Currier, Concordia football looks to past to reinvent future

Shannon Currier had been out of coaching for seven years, but when the head football job at Concordia (St. Paul) opened at the end of last season, he jumped at the chance to get back in the game.

Despite a seven-year detour as a sales manager, Shannon Currier is still passionate about coaching football.

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Lynx players ready to resume play after Olympic break

The Lynx’s Olympic core, including coach Cheryl Reeve, welcomed the return of guard Anna Cruz, who flashed the silver medal she won for Spain in Rio.

It's been more than a month since the Lynx last played a regular-season game. Players say they are not worries about rust - or fatigue in the case of their five Olympians.

'Better late than never' now applies to making U.S. Ryder Cup team

Despite being the hottest player on the planet in the fall of 2014, Billy Horschel was left off the U.S. Ryder Cup team. This time around, the final captain's pick will come the night before the team flies to Minnesota.

Big Ten's big powers await Gophers at start of conference season

The Gophers play Michigan State and Ohio State each twice in the first month of the Big Ten season. Five of their first eight conference games are on the road.

Oregon State, Gophers' football opponent next week, hosting open tryouts

The Beavers finished 2-10 and on a nine-game losing streak last season and it appears they're still looking for more talent.

U.S. Bank Stadium: What you need to know before Sunday's first Vikings game

To avoid problems Sunday, fans should plan their routes to the game, allow extra time to get there and arrive early. Fans also are strongly encouraged to enter the gate designated on their ticket.

Boat built, couple head down big river in their element

Having built a Norse-inspired vessel, the two are testing it -- and themselves -- with a journey down the Mississippi River.

US swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil

Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Wild left wing Zach Parise says he's 'good to go' after injury

The Wild's Zach Parise is one of several top NHL players helping form a new 4-on-4 summer hockey league playing Tuesday and Thursday nights at Braemar Arena in Edina.

Parise, who missed the playoffs with a back injury, said his MRI on Wednesday looked "fantastic"

Hartman: Pirsig sees changes working for Gophers football

Offensive lineman Jonah Pirsig said the arrival of O-line coach Bart Miller has been a welcomed addition to the Gophers family.

U.S. Bank Stadium doors open for first Vikings practice Friday

For Friday's practice, the Vikings will test how the air flows.

The Twins have the worst starting pitching in MLB (again)

Of all the discouraging things that have happened over the vast majority of the past six Twins seasons, poor starting pitching feels like it’s at the top of the list.

Obituary: Tom Metzen's passion helped horse racing thrive in Minnesota

Vikings notes: Veteran Michael Griffin in a fight for his job at safety

Time is running out for Vikings safeties to challenge incumbent Andrew Sendejo for the starting job.

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Hartman: Pirsig sees changes working for Gophers football
Sid Hartman

Offensive lineman Jonah Pirsig said the arrival of O-line coach Bart Miller has been a welcomed addition to the Gophers family.

Adrian Peterson says he decided that he won't play in the preseason
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“It was something I really thought about and ultimately I just decided against it,” running back Adrian Peterson said after Thursday’s practice, putting to rest any speculation he might see preseason action for the first time since 2013.


Ryan Lochte was interviewed by NBC about his legal troubles in Brazil.

US swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil

Hope Solo suspended from US soccer team for 6 months
State legislator proposes tax cut for Minnesota Olympic medalists
Rio Olympics kept NBC on top with viewers again last week

U.S. Bank Stadium sold out for Vikings 2016 season

Vikings setting up bar, music, kid games outside U.S. Bank Stadium
Vikings pay tribute to legendary columnist Sid Hartman at new stadium
U.S. Bank Stadium: What you need to know before Sunday's first Vikings game

LEADING OFF: Ruiz joins Dodgers, Wright returns to Red Sox

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:___CHOOCH'S NEW CHALLENGECarlos Ruiz is set to make his debut for the Dodgers, a day after…


Ryder Cup comes into view at FedEx Cup

The FedEx Cup is all about the $10 million bonus at the end of the four playoff events.


Pittsburgh RB Connor tops list of notable player comebacks

The most stirring comeback of the college football season already has taken place.Less than a year after his cancer diagnosis, Pittsburgh running back and 2014…


Moore loses no-hitter with 2 outs in 9th, Giants top Dodgers

After losing his no-hit bid with one out to go, Matt Moore just smiled.


Romo gives Cowboys scare as Seattle rolls past Dallas 27-17

Three plays were all it took for Dallas to get yet another injury scare surrounding Tony Romo.