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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.

Scoggins: Adding Butler? Keeping Wiggins? This deal is a steal

Jimmy Butler drives to the basket against the Wolves.

The Wolves were big winners Thursday night, and acquiring Jimmy Butler now raises the ante for Tom Thibodeau in Year 2.

Scores, schedules and stats

Get ready for soccer transfer tales with faux-legendary endings

Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe (standing) didn’t quite run roughshod over opponents last season, but he did enough to become one of the players rumored to be making a big-money transfer.

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

News updates and more: Follow the NHL draft here

The National Hockey League's draft begins Friday night with the first round and continues with Rounds 2 through 7 on Saturday.

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.

'Chicago, what can I say?' Butler bids classy farewell to Bulls fans

Jimmy Butler's farewell to Bulls fans helps to explain why people in Chicago will miss him for more than what he did as a basketball player.

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.

'I'm moving to Minnesota.' Video reaction to Wolves' Jimmy Butler trade

Experts, fans and a well-known e-gamer share their takes on Jimmy Butler moving from the Bulls to the Wolves.

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.

Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz

The Boston Red Sox are honoring David Ortiz by retiring his No. 34.

Blockbuster: Wolves trade a haul to get 'a good fit' in Bulls' Butler

The Timberwolves made a splash early on draft night. The blockbuster deal reunites Bulls forward Jimmy Butler with Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau. For it to happen, the Wolves gave up the No. 7 pick plus Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn.

Draft choice Patton thrilled to be coming to Minnesota

6-foot-11 Justin Patton said he is looking forward to playing with the Wolves in general and Wolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns. "He'll make me look good."

Melotakis, Wimmers designated for assignment as Twins call up Gee, Hildenberger

Mason Melotakis, a second-round draft choice who was once considered a top bullpen prospect, was designated for assignment as part of the latest Twins' roster moves.

Hartman: Trade for Butler signals Wolves want to win right now

Zach LaVine

It must have been hard to deal guards Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn, but Tom Thibodeau now has a veteran leader in Jimmy Butler who can score and defend.

After saving defensemen from expansion, will Fletcher trade one?

It's a a good bet Wild GM Chuck Fletcher wheels and deals in Chicago during this weekend's draft. Round 1 is Friday night, Rounds 2-7 are Saturday night.

Soggy mess: Twins wait out long delay, give away game in a hurry

After a rain delay of nearly five hours, Nik Hurley didn't make it through the first inning of a 9-0 loss to the White Sox.

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Twins start series in Cleveland sans Sano in lineup
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The Twins get a chance to pay the Indians back for sweeping them in a four game series last weekend at Target Field.

Chip Kelly on Vikings' new strength coach: He's 'cutting-edge'
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Uyeyama will be the third head strength and conditioning coach in Mike Zimmer’s four years as head coach.


Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano watches his two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Twins start series in Cleveland sans Sano in lineup

Soggy mess: Twins wait out long delay, give away game in a hurry
Melotakis, Wimmers designated for assignment as Twins call up Gee, Hildenberger
Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco Rodriguez

Five position battles to watch in Vikings training camp

Vikings begin to market 200-acre development around new Eagan HQ
Vikings roster projection: Who will survive training camp?
Chip Kelly on Vikings' new strength coach: He's 'cutting-edge'

Miguel Ibarra (10) passed the ball to a teammate in the first half.

Loons pick up much-needed home victory, 3-2 over Portland

Soccer weekend watch guide
Get ready for soccer transfer tales with faux-legendary endings
Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

The radio home for Richard Pitino and the Gophers men's basketball team is changing.

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

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

In trading for Jimmy Butler on Thursday night, the Wolves get a three-time All-Star and a physical perimeter defender who turns 28 in September.

Blockbuster: Wolves trade a haul to get 'a good fit' in Bulls' Butler

'Chicago, what can I say?' Butler bids classy farewell to Bulls fans
'I'm moving to Minnesota.' Video reaction to Wolves' Jimmy Butler trade
Hartman: Trade for Butler signals Wolves want to win right now

Seimone Augustus (33)

Augustus expands skills, remains WNBA force for Lynx

Mystics coaches will miss game vs. Lynx
In the zone: Seimone Augustus through the years
Taurasi stands alone atop WNBA scoring list

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

Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

The New Jersey Devils selected center Nico Hischier with the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft on Friday night.


Soccer weekend watch guide

WEEKEND WATCH GUIDE Confederations Cup: Mexico at Russia, 10 a.m. Saturday, Ch. 9. A win or a draw by Mexico will be enough to knock…


Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco Rodriguez

Francisco Rodriguez was released Friday by the Detroit Tigers, one day after the 35-year-old reliever allowed a grand slam to Robinson Cano in his latest rough outing.


LSU beats Oregon State 3-1 at CWS, ending 23-game win streak

With a wave of his cap to the LSU fans, Alex Lange disappeared into the dugout after what very well could have been his last outing as a collegian.


Jordan Spieth maintains lead in Travelers Championship

Jordan Spieth played well enough in the second round of the Travelers Championship to stay in the lead. Rory McIlroy played just well enough to stay in the tournament.