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One-sixth of the way into the season, projections are mostly ugly for Twins

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At 8-19, it’s been an ugly start. And while many of the team’s numbers figure to improve, other inflated ones figure to get worse. (We're pretty sure the Twins won't lose 114 games, their current pace, for example.)

Vikings knocking out deals for draft picks; only three left to go

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The Vikings are continuing to hammer our deals for their draft class in advance of this weekend’s rookie minicamp, which starts Friday.

Budget cuts slice away at St. Cloud State athletics

St. Cloud State athletes, coaches and administrators lament athletic budget cuts and elimination of teams. When the news came out, some thought it was a prank.

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Bud Grant is having yet another garage sale

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The Vikings coach has turned his family's garage sale into an annual event. This one starts May 18.

Postgame: Should Meyer have stayed in the game?

Twins Insider

Meyer's history is that he lets games get away from him. It's happened to him at Rochester, and it was happening in the third inning on Tuesday.

Minnesota teams barred from national baseball tournaments in NC

The Minnesota State College and Universities system announced that all sports travel is nonessential, meaning future trips to North Carolina would be prohibited.


Meyer's outing goes south, then he's sent down after Twins lose + Video

Unlike Jose Berrios, Alex Meyer's first start didn't last past the third inning Tuesday night. Meyer was optioned to Class AAA Rochester following the game.


Do the Twins miss Torii Hunter and his leadership?

Is it a coincidence that the last three teams Torii Hunter has played for have experienced a dramatic drop-off in performance the year after he departed the team?


Anderson's milestone victory just part of Gophers baseball's U-turn + Photo Gallery

John Anderson got career win No. 1,200 on Tuesday night, continuing the Gophers' resurgence as the Big Ten season winds down.


Souhan: Lynx leading a Minnesota basketball resurgence

A Lynx game is one of the more underappreciated sporting events in Minnesota, given the world-class talent on the court and how the players treat the fans.


Here comes the boom! John Daly plans to play in 3M Championship

With wide fairways and receptive greens, TPC Twin Cities is the ideal golf course for long hitters. One of game's first true big boppers is on his way.


Wild GM Fletcher travels to Southern California for coaching search

General manager Chuck Fletcher is usually patient and methodical. The fact he's being so aggressive about lining up interviews shows the urgency of the Wild's coaching search.


Fun facts about the Vikings' draft picks

One Vikings draft choice plays nine musical instruments and another apparently hates to be tickled. Here's some stuff about the Vikings picks that's more interesting than important.


Gophers basketball adding St. John's, Arkansas to 2016-17 men's schedule

The University of Minnesota basketball team has added a pair of home matchups with major-conference teams to its schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 season.


22 horses entered for Kentucky Derby; field limited to 20

Twenty-two horses have been entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, two more than the maximum field of 20.


TCF Bank Stadium's new field is less sport specific; no football markings yet

The University of Minnesota purposely installed new FieldTurf that is less sport specific so it would be easier to host other events, such as soccer.


Sports on TV and radio

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Twins' Santana expected back on mound Saturday

Ervin Santana will be activated from the 15-day disabled list in time to start Saturday in Chicago. Twins manager Paul Molitor made the announcement after Santana threw 30 pitches during a simulated game Tuesday


Warriors rally in fourth for 2-0 series lead on Portland

The defending champions mounted a remarkable comeback without MVP Stephen Curry.


About the Rio Olympics

RIO OLYMPICSWhen: Aug. 5-21Where: Rio de Janeiro, BrazilWho: 10,500 athletes from 206 countriesSports: 42What's new: The 2016 Summer Games will be the first to be…