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Vikings, in need of another quarterback, sign former Gophers QB Mitch Leidner

Former Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner ran a drill at the NFL scouting combine in March at Indianapolis.

The former Gophers QB had been delivering food around the Twin Cities, waiting for his chance.

Lynx can't maintain momentum, fall to Liberty

New York Liberty star Tina Charles.

New York extended its winning streak to five.

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Souhan: Pounds sneak up on injured Sano as Twins get back in race

Miguel Sano is remarkably agile for a man his size, but that agility might be difficult to maintain if his weight continues to creep up.

Miguel Sano, playing heavier than his listed weight of 260 pounds, needs to show some dietary discipline.

Leah Pritchett wins NHRA Top Fuel division at Brainerd

Leah Pritchett won the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals on Sunday at Brainerd International Raceway for her fourth Top Fuel victory of the season.

Vikings' roster returns to near full strength a week from third preseason game

Vikings guard Alex Boone.

The Vikings are as close to full strength as they've been all summer.

Loons' Jome working hard to learn new position

Former Prairie Seeds player Ish Jome is starting for United at left back.

Filly Firstmate wins debut at Canterbury's Festival of Champions

Eden Prairie couple gets to Festival winner's circle.

U.S. beats Europe in Solheim Cup 16½-11½ in Iowa

Lexi Thompson set the tone by rallying from four holes down. The rest of the Americans took it from there and restored their dominance in the Solheim Cup.

Remembering 1967: A big-time milestone for Twin Cities sports

It wasn't easy, but the Twin Cities sports hit the big time 50 years ago as a major sports market. The Gophers won a title. A new hockey team arrived, along with a new Vikings coach. Pro basketball returned and the Twins nearly won a pennant.

Gophers have yet to cash in on Fleck Fever

Hiring P.J. Fleck as the Gophers new charismatic football coach hasn't sold many season tickets. Fewer than 40,000 tickets have been distributed for the Aug. 31 opener in the 50,805-seat TCF Bank Stadium.

Miguel Sano headed to disabled list because of stress reaction in left tibia

The All-Star third baseman is not sure how long it will take him to recover from the injury.

Gameday preview: Lynx in New York to take on Liberty

The Lynx, who had scored just 61 and 64 points in their previous two games, scored 68 in the first half Friday.

Scoggins: Gophers' QB platoon plan looks like a bad sign

Quarterback Demry Croft ran drills during the Gophers football practice at Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex, Friday, August 4, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.

P.J. Fleck insists the Gophers having two starting quarterbacks is "not a controversy." It's not ideal, either.

Keenum improves standing as Vikings' No. 2 quarterback

Two more exhibitions — against the 49ers and Dolphins — will help solidify the Vikings' QB pecking order but it appears Case Keenum is in at No. 2.

Vikings sign former Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner

The Vikings added a fifth quarterback to the roster in ex-Gopher Mitch Leidner, who had an unsuccessful tryout with the Baltimore Ravens.

Lynx reserve Plenette Pierson to retire after season

The Lynx reserve is a two-time WNBA champion with Detroit.

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Souhan: Pounds sneak up on injured Sano as Twins get back in race
Jim Souhan

Miguel Sano, playing heavier than his listed weight of 260 pounds, needs to show some dietary discipline.

Vikings' roster returns to near full strength a week from third preseason game
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The Vikings are as close to full strength as they've been all summer.


Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario was congratulated by Max Kepler and Brian Dozier, right, following his grand slam off Arizona’s Braden Shipley on Sunday at Target Field.

Nine-run first inning propels Twins to sweep of Diamondbacks

Souhan: Pounds sneak up on injured Sano as Twins get back in race
Miguel Sano headed to disabled list because of stress reaction in left tibia
Pitchers who've beaten all 30 major league teams

Former Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner ran a drill at the NFL scouting combine in March at Indianapolis.

Vikings, in need of another quarterback, sign former Gophers QB Mitch Leidner

Keenum improves standing as Vikings' No. 2 quarterback
Dalvin Cook, Ifeadi Odenigbo stand out in Vikings' loss to Seahawks
Boldin abruptly retires 2 weeks after signing with Bills

United’s Ish Jome, right, battled for the ball in an international friendly against Atlas last month. The former attacking player has made the switch to left back on defense.

Loons' Jome working hard to learn new position

Lewis scores in stoppage time, NYCFC beats Revolution 2-1
Victims honored in Spain; Barcelona, Madrid win Liga openers
Chelsea title defense back on track; Huddersfield wins again

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck addressed his team after the spring game. Minnesota opens its season Aug. 31, and there are more than 10,000 tickets available.

Gophers have yet to cash in on Fleck Fever

Scoggins: Gophers' QB platoon plan looks like a bad sign
New Nike basketball shoe: No 'Jelly Fam,' just grapes?
Coaching change and attendance: Do they relate?

After participating in drills, Benilde-St. Margaret's players headed for water during a break in the second day of practice.

Benilde-St. Margaret's football starts quest for another ring

Andover girls' soccer 'super-pumped' for return shot at state
Eagan girls' tennis returns with three No. 1 players
After blast, Minnehaha Academy boys' soccer plays for injured coach

Minnesota Timberwolves CEO Ethan Casson.

Q&A with Wolves CEO Ethan Casson

New Wolves guard Crawford tweets Shabazz Muhammad: 'C'mon back home'
Wolves popular network TV choice, Rubio returns for home opener
Here's your master plan for watching the Timberwolves and Wild this year

New York Liberty star Tina Charles.

Lynx can't maintain momentum, fall to Liberty

Lynx reserve Plenette Pierson to retire after season
Lynx 'locked in' for record 59-point rout over Indiana
Without Whalen in lineup, Lynx are stumbling, searching, losing

Zebra mussels, like the ones collected by University of Minnesota research assistant Sophie Mallez, right, are disrupting the food webs in an increasing number of Minnesota walleye lakes. A new study chosen by the U’s Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center in St. Paul is studying the impacts.

DNR launches high-tech study of food webs in Minnesota's largest walleye lakes

Refashioned paddle helps man who lost his hand explore joys of canoeing
Minnesota Zoo envisions itself as a gateway to state parks
DNR, fearing spread of CWD, wants owner of troubled deer farm penalized

Pitchers who've beaten all 30 major league teams

They've beat 'em allBartolo Colon, above, on Sunday became the 18th pitcher to record a victory against each of the current 30 major league teams.…


Cardinals, Pirates in awe of Little League spectacle

Mike Matheny took a moment to look around the Lamade Stadium bleachers and was transported back in time.


Miguel Sano headed to the disabled list

The Twins third baseman has a stress reaction in his left shin


Bell powers Pirates past Cards 6-3 in Little League Classic

Josh Bell homered and drove in four runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in the Little League Classic on Sunday night.


Boldin abruptly retires 2 weeks after signing with Bills

Anquan Boldin abruptly announced his retirement just under two weeks after signing with the Buffalo Bills.