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Gibson's strong outing holds up as Twins top Boston 2-1

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson shouts after striking out Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez to end the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, July 22, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Behind Kyle Gibson's eight innings of two-hit baseball, the Twins shook off a blowout loss on Thursday by beating the Red Sox on Friday night.

Lynx head off into Olympic break after victory over Seattle

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) was double teamed by the Seattle Storm in the second half Friday. ] (AARON LAVINSKY/STAR TRIBUNE) aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com The Minnesota Lynx play the Seattle Storm on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Lynx pulled away to defeated Storm 79-72 for its sixth straight victory, improve to 21-4 and remain a half-game behind Los Angeles for the best record in the WNBA. Up next: A month-long hiatus.

Scores, schedules and stats

Reusse: Dennis Green, a terrific coach, was just as crafty at the mic

Patrick Reusse

What can be said without a doubt is that Denny Green was an outstanding NFL coach — second only to Bud Grant in the Vikings' archives.

U.S. Bank Stadium formally opened for team 'on the rise'

Bud Grant said he tried to come up with a word for the building; he settled on "awesome."

Venegas' knee injury leaves United thin for Saturday

United FC defender Kevin Venegas was hurt during Wednesday's friendly and will miss Saturday's match against Fort Lauderdale.

He was who we thought he was: the best Dennis Green quotes

RandBall

Former Vikings coach Dennis Green, who died Friday morning at age 67, was known for his colorful quotes, expression and moments almost as much as he was known for winning football games.

Gophers picked to finish near bottom of Big Ten West by media

"Easier" schedule fails to inspire confidence: team picked to finish 5th in West in preseason poll.

AquaJam, a Minneapolis skateboard classic, returns to Aquatennial

RandBall

Tucker Gerrick, director of marketing for Fulton Beer and a longtime skateboarding enthusiast who remembers AquaJam from his youth, was instrumental in getting the event back on the schedule

Taxes to pay for now-open U.S. Bank Stadium rebound, thanks to gamblers

Recovering from stumble, pulltab revenue is soaring. And there is further optimism in Minneapolis.

A look at wide receivers and tight ends heading into Vikings training camp

Access Vikings

Leading up to the start of training camp on July 29, we will set the stage for Vikings camp by taking a look at where things stand at each position group. Today, we will do double duty with wide receivers and tight ends.

Soccer insider: For some coaches, it's tactics, schmactics

Ask any 10 soccer fans about the importance of a soccer coach's offensive and defensive system — universally referred to as "tactics" — and you're likely to get 10 different answers.

Green recalled as blustery, shrewd coach — and an influential mentor

When in his element — talking, teaching and coaching football — Dennis Green was at the top of his peer group.

Limit on number of relievers? Molitor calls it 'a little funny'

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred reacted positively when a fan suggested reducing the number of relief pitchers used in an inning or game.

Nebraska offensive lineman Brett Kitrell commits to Gophers

Gridiron Gold

Brett Kitrell became the fourth offensive line recruit to commit to the Gophers for the Class of 2017.

Texas defensive lineman Joshua Croslen commits to Gophers

Gridiron Gold

Joshua Croslen also had reported offers from Houston, Rice, SMU, Bowling Green and Colorado State.

Lynx to play 2017 home games at Xcel Energy Center

The team will relocate due to the previously announced renovation of Target Center taking place during the summer and early fall of 2017.

Postgame: Kintzler doesn't wilt for Twins in the ninth

Twins Insider

The Twins held off Boston on Friday to win 2-1. Kyle Gibson was excellent for eight innings, and Brandon Kintzler got out of a bases-loaded no out jam to get the save.


Twins Insider
Postgame: Kintzler doesn't wilt for Twins in the ninth

The Twins held off Boston on Friday to win 2-1. Kyle Gibson was excellent for eight innings, and Brandon Kintzler got out of a bases-loaded no out jam to get the save.

Patrick Reusse
Reusse: Dennis Green, a terrific coach, was just as crafty at the mic

What can be said without a doubt is that Denny Green was an outstanding NFL coach — second only to Bud Grant in the Vikings' archives.


Kendra Harrison of the US poses next to the time she ran to win the women's 100 meter hurdles in a world record time of 12.20 seconds during the Diamond League anniversary games at The Stadium, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, Friday, July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Kendra Harrison breaks 28-year record in 100-meter hurdles

Skateboarding star Tony Hawk: Olympics 'need our excitement'
The Greatest: Phelps returns for another Olympic farewell
Foreign athletes use Brazilian connections to make it to Rio

Lorenzi beats Basilashvili, is oldest 1st-time ATP winner

Paolo Lorenzi of Italy became the oldest first-time winner of an ATP event on Saturday after beating Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-3, 6-4 in the Generali Open final.


LEADING OFF: Sale goes for 15th win, Leake on a streak

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:___SALE'S PITCHChris Sale goes for his major league-leading 15th win when the White Sox host Detroit.…


Foreign athletes use Brazilian connections to make it to Rio

Rugby player Isadora Cerullo never lived in Brazil. Fencer Ghislain Perrier speaks very little Portuguese. Golfer Miriam Nagl played abroad most of her life.


Adams homers in 16th to lift Cardinals over Dodgers 4-3

For Matt Adams, no feeling turned out to be the best feeling.


Crisp's single in the 13th lifts Athletics past Rays 1-0

Some 90 minutes after his impressive night was through, Oakland rookie Sean Manaea waited on a clubhouse couch watching the innings wear on and hoped Coco Crisp would deliver when his chance came.