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Wild takes Wisconsin center Luke Kunin with 15th pick

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Kunin had 19 goals for the Badgers last season.

Vanek's contract bought out by Wild to create salary cap space

Russo's Rants

While disappointed, Thomas Vanek said: "I'm grateful I got the chance to play for the Wild. It was a dream of mine." The move will free up about $5 million to use toward signing other players.

Kris Dunn ready to display his toughness for Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves first-round draft pick Kris Dunn walked onto the podium before the start of a press conference Friday afternoon.

Dunn called being selected fifth overall by the Wolves Thursday night "one of the best feelings ever" and said it was even more special to share it with his family

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Milone returns to majors by making his Yankee Stadium debut

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Max Kepler moves up to fifth in batting order with Trevor Plouffe sidelined by a groin strain.

Reeve signs off on playing Moore for Lynx-Sparks rematch

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Coach Cheryl Reeve said her star forward is expected to get her regular minutes against Los Angeles.

Twins trade Arcia to Rays for player to be named later

Oswaldo Arcia, who hit 20 home runs in 2014, wasn't able to stay in the lineup on a regular basis this year.

Souhan: Thibodeau's first Wolves draft pick eschews obvious for intriguing

Jim Souhan

Oklahoma's Buddy Hield was the safe, even obvious, pick. Kentucky's Jamal Murray was the safe upside pick. Kris Dunn was a less obvious fit but that doesn't mean he wasn't the right guy.

All Dunn: Watch these Kris Dunn college highlights

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Take a look at these video highlights of the newest member of the Timberwolves, including some impressive moves from the NCAA tournament.

Maple Leafs select Arizona-born Matthews No. 1 in NHL draft

On the heels of the NHL expanding into Las Vegas, the Toronto Maple Leafs are pinning their future on Arizona-born center Auston Matthews.

'A great fit': Wolves select, and keep, Kris Dunn No. 5 overall

The 6-4 Dunn averaged 16.4 points per game last season for Providence. Trade rumors persisted during the draft but the Wolves are keeping their pick.

Trade talk: Wild would need young, scoring forward for a defenseman

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Tonight at 6 p.m., the first round of the NHL Draft will take place. The Wild currently picks 15th and GM Chuck Fletcher is getting calls about his young defensemen.

Hot-shooting Howard has exceeded Lynx' expectations

Natasha Howard has become a confident forward off the bench for the Lynx, able to spell forward Rebekkah Brunson with very little drop-off in production

Welcome, summer: A guide to outdoors activities all over Minnesota

From family friendly action at state parks to mountain bike racing, a guide to summer activities and possibilities in the Minnesota outdoors.

Surgery reveals Perkins had more shoulder damage than thought

Glen Perkins' labrum had to be reattached to the bone during surgery Thursday. In many cases, that means around eight months for recovery.

Replay: Kris Dunn press conference Live Blog

New Timberwolves point guard met with Twin Cities media Friday afternoon. See what he had to say, along with photos and more from social media, on our Live Blog.

Text: Johnny Manziel lawyer seeks plea deal, doubts QB can stay clean

An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to a lengthy text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press.

Charles Buggs headed for USC

The school announced earlier this month that the 6-9 forward would move on after getting his degree in the spring.

Wolves notes: Andy Greer joins team as Thibodeau's top assistant

Greer and Thibodeau were assistants together for Jeff Van Gundy in Houston a decade ago, and Thibodeau hired Greer as an assistant in Chicago.


Russo's Rants
Wild takes Wisconsin center Luke Kunin with 15th pick

Kunin had 19 goals for the Badgers last season.

Twins Insider
Milone returns to majors by making his Yankee Stadium debut

Max Kepler moves up to fifth in batting order with Trevor Plouffe sidelined by a groin strain.


Golf Capsules

Jon Rahm and Billy Hurley III shared the Quicken Loans National lead, three strokes ahead of Vijay Singh going into the weekend at Congressional.


Briles officially out at Baylor after sexual assault scandal

Baylor and Art Briles have mutually agreed to part ways, the move coming almost a month after the release of a scathing report over the university's handling of sexual assault complaints against players and the coach being suspended by school regents "with intent to terminate."


Tony Stewart ready for final season to come to an end

There was a twinge of nostalgia in Tony Stewart's voice as he was inducted into the Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame.


Japan's Ayako Uehara shoots 62 to take NW Arkansas lead

One of Ayako Uehara's best memories in her four full-time seasons on the LPGA Tour is a hole-in-one she made in her first appearance at the NW Arkansas Championship in 2013.


Arizona tops Cowboys 9-3, forces CWS bracket final rematch

The Wildcats forced a Saturday rematch, with the winner advancing to the best-of-three finals beginning Monday.