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Mejia labors through Twins' 5-0 shutout of Indians

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia delivers in the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

When lefthander Adalberto Mejia wasn't nibbling at the corners of the plate on Friday, he was missing by feet. The game was set up for the Indians to end Mejia's night with one big blow. But Mejia never let that hit happen.

Jimmy Butler gives the Timberwolves a ready-made leader

Jimmy Butler

Young stars Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns lost a good friend when the Wolves traded Zach LaVine to Chicago. In return, they gained a mentor, taskmaster and self-made star who has gone where they still hope to go, but on a far different path.

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Getting defensive: Lynx shut down Mystics 93-76

The Minnesota Lynx Sylvia Fowles (34) scores over the Washington Mystic’s Elena Belle Donne (11) during the first period Friday, June 22, 2017, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.]

Brunson-led Minnesota held Washington to 40.3 percent shooting.

Calvo immortalizes loss, counts many blessings

While processing a family tragedy, Francisco Calvo has been a cornerstone for United FC on and off the pitch.

Thibodeau, Butler happy to be reunited

New Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler called his relationship with his former coach "love-hate" even after he and Tom Thibodeau won a gold medal together at last year's Summer Olympics in Brazil. It's sure to be so again, but for now it's much more one than other.

Koivu knows contract status not a top Wild priority, yet

Wild captain Mikko Koivu knows GM Chuck Fletcher has a lot on his plate before he can even think about maybe talking to him about a contract extension.

Hildenberger's Twins debut features scoreless inning

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Trevor Hildenberger, left, is congratulated by Joe Mauer after the Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-0 in a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The rookie sidearmer gave up one hit - a double - but pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Twins' win over Cleveland has his family looked on.

Get ready for soccer transfer tales with faux-legendary endings

It's transfer time in soccer, and it follows a pattern.

Hildenberger, Gee added to Twins' long list of pitchers

They could use their 26th and 27th different pitchers of the season by the end of the weekend after calling up righthanders Trevor Hildenberger and Dillon Gee.

Bruce Boudreau on new Wild assistant Bob Woods: 'He gets me'

The Wild coach is excited to work with his old player and fellow coach again.

Gameday preview: Minnesota United vs. Vancouver

Minnesota United (5-9-2) caps a three-match week against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (6-6-2) on Saturday with a chance to vault itself very close to playoff contention.

Backfield churn: One prep running back commits to Gophers, another decommits

Nolan Edmonds

Nolan Edmonds, a three-star running back from Alpharetta, Ga., announced Friday that he is decommitting from Minnesota.

Wild trades Jordan Schroeder to Columbus for minor leaguer

Schroeder scored 11 goals and 25 points in 88 games over parts of three seasons for the Wild, and was told a few days ago that he isn't part of the team's future.

Vikings roster projection: Who will survive training camp?

The first full practice of training camp is in five weeks -- and there are more than a dozen roster spots where competition should be wide open. Here's a prediction on how they'll play out.

Red Sox retire No. 34 for Ortiz: 'This is his (pause) city'

David Ortiz stepped up to the microphone, wiped the tears from his eyes and waited for the sold-out Fenway crowd to shout "Papi!" a few more times.

Chip Kelly on Vikings' new strength coach: He's 'cutting-edge'

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly stands on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif. Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly is joining ESPN as a studio analyst next season. ESPN announced Friday, May 26, 2017, it has signed Kelly to a multiyear deal. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Uyeyama will be the third head strength and conditioning coach in Mike Zimmer’s four years as head coach.

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Bruce Boudreau on new Wild assistant Bob Woods: 'He gets me'
Russo's Rants

The Wild coach is excited to work with his old player and fellow coach again.

Hildenberger's Twins debut features scoreless inning
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The rookie sidearmer gave up one hit - a double - but pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Twins' win over Cleveland has his family looked on.


Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia delivers in the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Mejia labors through Twins' 5-0 shutout of Indians

Hildenberger, Gee added to Twins' long list of pitchers
Hildenberger's Twins debut features scoreless inning
Cespedes, Duda power Mets over Giants 11-4

Vikings roster projection: Who will survive training camp?

Chip Kelly on Vikings' new strength coach: He's 'cutting-edge'
Five position battles to watch in Vikings training camp
Vikings begin to market 200-acre development around new Eagan HQ

A flower tattoo on Francisco Calvo’s hand immortalizes the loss of twins in a miscarriage. But soccer — and another child on the way — have led him to declare, “Everything is good.”

Calvo immortalizes loss, counts many blessings

Hiddink urges FIFA to pick best referees for World Cup
Germany coach Loew offers advice to Goretzka on club career
Planes provide glimpse into private Sochi training sessions

Nolan Edmonds

Backfield churn: One prep running back commits to Gophers, another decommits

Gophers basketball, hockey leaving ESPN 1500 for 'The Fan' family of stations
Georgia, Ohio remain key recruiting battlegrounds for Gophers under Fleck
On point: Highlights from Isaiah Washington's summer basketball debut

Eden Prairie too much for Forest Lake, wins 4A championship

Waconia caps undefeated season with Class 3A title
Minnehaha Academy repeats as 2A baseball champion
Mounds View football head coach resigns to become school's activities director

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler gives the Timberwolves a ready-made leader

Thibodeau, Butler happy to be reunited
'Chicago, what can I say?' Butler bids classy farewell to Bulls fans
'I'm moving to Minnesota.' Video reaction to Wolves' Jimmy Butler trade

The Minnesota Lynx Sylvia Fowles (34) scores over the Washington Mystic’s Elena Belle Donne (11) during the first period Friday, June 22, 2017, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.]

Getting defensive: Lynx shut down Mystics 93-76

Augustus expands skills, remains WNBA force for Lynx
Mystics coaches will miss game vs. Lynx
Moore scores 18 of 22 points in 1st half, Lynx beat Mystics

Sunset in Ontario’s Wabakimi Provincial Park, a remote wilderness twice the size of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Ontario's Wabakimi park delivers wild, remote alternative to BWCA and Quetico

Minneapolis cyclist had audacious dream to ride to New York City — in 1896
Minnesota's two-story lakes can bring different fishing experiences to one spot
Big catch: Fisherman finds camera, returns it to owner

Federer beats Khachanov to advance to his 11th Halle final

Roger Federer defeated Karen Khachanov 6-4, 7-6 (5) to advance to the final of the Gerry Weber Open for the 11th time on Saturday.


Kvitova reaches 1st final since attack

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Lucie Safarova in the Aegon Classic semifinals on Saturday to reach the first final since her playing hand was injured in a knife attack at her home last year.


Hiddink urges FIFA to pick best referees for World Cup

FIFA should pick the best referees for the World Cup and not limit its list to one per nation, according to coaching great Guus Hiddink.


Germany coach Loew offers advice to Goretzka on club career

Germany coach Joachim Loew says he has offered Leon Goretzka advice on his club future as the midfielder is linked with a move away from Schalke.


Planes provide glimpse into private Sochi training sessions

Perhaps keeping the ball on the ground should be the order from air traffic control rather than coaches in this southern Russian coastal resort.