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Punchless Twins fall 1-0 to Cleveland in 10 innings as losing skid hits 11

Twins closer Brandon Kintzler conferred with catcher Juan Centeno after giving up a single to Cleveland's Chris Gimenez in the 10th inning. Gimenez scored the game's only run when Jason Kipnis later singled in the 10th.

Hector Santiago's strong start was wasted as his teammates couldn't score.

With favorable schedule, Iowa looks to finally write happy ending

It was still a 2015 Hawkeyes season to remember, though. Quarterback C.J. Beathard (16) and his teammates celebrated a victory at Nebraska to complete a 12-0 run.

The Hawkeyes' best players return from 2015's perfect regular season.

Scores, schedules and stats

Filling out the U.S. Ryder Cup roster will be a lesson in teamwork

Last September, Ryder Cup captains Davis Love (U.S.) and Darren Clarke (Europe) visited Hazeltine National.

Captain Davis Love III says the eight players already in place will have a say.

Through three preseason games, Vikings 'D' is developing as desired

After the defense's strong 2015 display, the offseason was spent focusing on turnovers and disruption.

Scoggins: U assistant embodies what's great about college football

In this 2014 photo, Gophers linebackers coach Mike Sherels got ready to board a team bus. Sherels underwent multiple surgeries and won't be on the sideline to start the season.

Linebackers coach Mike Sherels is recovering from an undisclosed medical situation that required multiple surgeries.

Prep offensive linemen find unique ways to bond

Offensive linemen labor in obscurity, but the units' bonds speak volumes.

For the Twins, it's not great when you need 48

They're still throwing things at the wall to see what sticks, which in a lost season is not a bad short-term plan. In a mostly lost decade, it's not a good long-term plan.

Vikings' Boone on Kaepernick sitting during anthem: 'It's shameful'

Vikings lineman Alex Boone said his former 49ers teammate "probably would have had a problem on the sideline" during Friday's game if the two were still teammates.

The Latest: Kerber advances at US Open when opponent retires

The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

Logan Schafer excited by Twins' call to return to big leagues

At nearly 30, he's the oldest outfielder on the team by more than three years.

Matt Vensel's three takeaways from the Vikings-Chargers game

Items that stood out in the third game of the preseason:

Smith, McCrary ready to run for Gophers against Oregon State

Minnesota running back Rodney Smith

Rodney Smith was effective as a freshman, and junior college transfer Kobe McCrary has emerged as the top backup with Shannon Brooks recovering from a broken bone in his foot.

Zimmer vs. local media gets national TV attention during Vikings game

Zimmer explained to FOX broadcaster John Lynch why the Vikings coach was 'prickly' with the local media throughout the past week.

Big Ten West story lines

What to watch in 2016:

Big Ten West football: a closer look

In predicted order of finish by Star Tribune college football writer Joe Christensen:

Sports on TV and radio

Where to find today's games.


Postgame: Molitor liked his matchup with Kintzler facing Kipnis
Twins Insider

Twins hold fantasy football draft; Santiago says thumb is much better, but not completely healed.

Scoggins: U assistant embodies what's great about college football
Chip Scoggins

Linebackers coach Mike Sherels is recovering from an undisclosed medical situation that required multiple surgeries.


Ryan Lochte attends a charity event on Oct. 8, 2013, in New York City.

Lochte's bad night in Rio will cost him $1M — but at least his throat won't be sore

Gwen Jorgensen donates bike to help paratriathlon club
US swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil
Serena's US Open begins with tough matchup vs Makarova

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

Metro Transit's Rail Control Center leans in to stadium learning curve
Vikings setting up bar, music, kid games outside U.S. Bank Stadium
U.S. Bank Stadium doors and Vikings Voyage open

Keys outlasts fellow American Riske in late night at US Open

Madison Keys slept until almost 11 a.m. Monday. She didn't arrive at Arthur Ashe Stadium until 6:30 p.m., knowing that a late night on court awaited her.


Penn State tries to move forward without abandoning Paterno

Legends tend to linger in college football even after they are gone. At Penn State, getting out from under Joe Paterno's shadow is more complicated than the typical transition from a coaching giant.


Look for Luck, Colts back in playoffs, and maybe Raiders?

The Indianapolis Colts played mostly without Andrew Luck when they missed the playoffs in 2015 after winning their division a year earlier.


LEADING OFF: Kershaw vs Tebow? Watch for the slider

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:___HAPP ON TAPJ.A. Happ (17-4, 3.19) tries for his 18th win as the Blue Jays and…


Houston tops Group of Five contenders for New Year's Six bid

The Group of Five is making the most of its inclusion in the New Year's Six bowl lineup.Boise State of the Mountain West Conference earned…