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Santana gets just 10 outs in Twins loss to Tigers

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana sits in the dugout after leaving in the fourth inning of a baseball game with the Detroit Tigers, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Inconsistent ace Ervin Santana had another one of those games Friday, getting pulled in the fourth after allowing a pair of home runs to Victor Martinez.

Reusse: Statue of T.K. makes Twins manager look good, and he was

Tom Kelly stood in front of his just-unveiled statue during its unveiling ceremony Friday

Retiring former manager Tom Kelly's number 10 in 2012 wasn't enough. Now he has the eighth statue on the plaza outside Target Field.

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Lakeville's Regan Smith, 15, is swimming's breakthrough star

At 15, Regan Smith will swim with Olympians at the world meet.

Regan Smith's breakthrough at nationals altered her summer plans — and stature on swimming's world stage.

Lynx know WNBA All-Star Game is made for memories — they have many

Two Lynx players will start for the West in Saturday's All-Star Game, two more will be reserves.

Kyrie Irving wants to be traded - maybe to the Wolves?

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) drives against Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio (9), from Spain, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Kyrie Irving reportedly wants to be traded from Cleveland. ESPN.com reports that the Timberwolves are on the short list.

Three concussions in half-season for United player are 'concerning'

United's Joe Greenspan broke his nose and is sidelined by a third concussion of the season already. The Loons have played 20 matches.

Minn. DNR chief apologizes for extended walleye ban on Lake Mille Lacs

Catch-and-release will resume on Aug. 11.

The most important Vikings player of 2017 is ... QB Sam Bradford

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford

How Bradford plays in 2017 will not only factor significantly into whether the Vikings make the playoffs, but his performance is also likely to impact how they proceed at quarterback beyond this season.

Spieth turns into a beauty on a nasty day at British Open

Jordan Spieth seized control Friday at Royal Birkdale. He managed a 1-under 69 to build a two-shot lead over Matt Kuchar going into the weekend

Postgame: Duffey fired up over defense; Belisle throws longest outing

Miguel Sano, with two hits Friday, seems to be over whatever brief post-All-Star slump afflicted him last weekend.

Twins 'engaged on a number of players' but what about Garcia?

Whether Braves lefty Jaime Garcia ever wears a Twins uniform or not, the prospective deal has established an objective that Derek Falvey made explicit Friday.

Slow the boat? Media picks Fleck's Gophers fifth in Big Ten West

P.J. Fleck has a chance to be 3-0 when he charges into TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 30 for his first Big Ten game.

The Gophers were picked to finish fifth in the Big Ten West for the second consecutive time in the Big Ten media poll. The 38 voters predict Ohio State will win the conference title game.

Soccer insider: In the U.S., most eyes glued to Mexico's Liga MX

When it comes to soccer popularity in America, Liga MX carries the torch.

Wild's new forward Foligno: 'I'm excited to win and be a winner'

FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno carries the puck against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. Former Sabres captain Jason Pominville is returning to Buffalo after being acquired along with defenseman Marco Scandella in a four-player trade with the Minnesota Wild, Friday, June 30, 2017. In exchange, the Wild acquired forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno as well as Buffalo's third-round pick in next year's draft.

New Wild winger Marcus Foligno has been a part of six Buffalo teams — all of which missed the playoffs. That's one reason he's excited about coming to Minnesota.

Ben Greve, defending champion, leads Minnesota State Open

Ex-Gophers golfer Ben Greve, last year's winner, stands a stroke better than Tommy Vining.

In new dispute, Vikings say stadium agency can't sell seats

The team says the suites were "gifted" by the team to the MSFA for the agency's use only. The MSFA disagrees.

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Reusse: Statue of T.K. makes Twins manager look good, and he was
Patrick Reusse

Retiring former manager Tom Kelly's number 10 in 2012 wasn't enough. Now he has the eighth statue on the plaza outside Target Field.

Postgame: Duffey fired up over defense; Belisle throws longest outing
Twins Insider

Miguel Sano, with two hits Friday, seems to be over whatever brief post-All-Star slump afflicted him last weekend.


Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana sits in the dugout after leaving in the fourth inning of a baseball game with the Detroit Tigers, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Santana gets just 10 outs in Twins loss to Tigers

Reusse: Statue of T.K. makes Twins manager look good, and he was
Twins 'engaged on a number of players' but what about Garcia?
Szczur's 4th hit sends Padres past Giants 12-9 in 11 innings

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford

The most important Vikings player of 2017 is ... QB Sam Bradford

Vikings, Mankato parting ways after one final training camp
Could quarterback Kirk Cousins wind up with Vikings in 2018?
O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?

Minnesota United FC defender Joe Greenspan, left, during training camp.

Three concussions in half-season for United player are 'concerning'

Soccer insider: In the U.S., most eyes glued to Mexico's Liga MX
Weekend soccer watch guide
Soccer short takes

P.J. Fleck has a chance to be 3-0 when he charges into TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 30 for his first Big Ten game.

Slow the boat? Media picks Fleck's Gophers fifth in Big Ten West

Gophers' women's hockey conference seeking online donations
Prep stars Oturu and Thomas: Great Gophers frontcourt of the future?
P.J. Fleck will be subject of four-part show on ESPN, BTN

Jarvis Thomas spoke with reporters after announcing his commitment to the University of Minnesota men's basketball team.

Orono's Thomas brings 'hype' with commitment to Gophers basketball

L.L. Bean's Outdoor Discovery School trying to hook beginners on outdoors
Summer schooling in session for new boys' basketball coaches
Cowboys rookie Joey Ivie motivated by late sister's memory

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) drives against Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio (9), from Spain, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Kyrie Irving wants to be traded - maybe to the Wolves?

Five available NBA free agents who could make sense with Wolves
Next up for Wolves: A big contract for Wiggins
Jamal Crawford: Timberwolves 'made sense on every level'

Maya Moore is a starter for the WNBA All-Star Game. Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve and her staff will guide the Western Conference team.

Lynx know WNBA All-Star Game is made for memories — they have many

Lynx, Reeve score big with new assistant coaches
Fowles goes 'top level' as Lynx crush Dallas 100-74
Brunson added to WNBA All-Star Game roster as injury replacement

DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr, shown in 2015, called a two-week extension of a midsummer ban on walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs "profoundly difficult" and "deeply discouraging."

Minn. DNR chief apologizes for extended walleye ban on Lake Mille Lacs

Longtime tent user gets to the bottom of hammocks' wild popularity
Anderson: Young paddlers have answered the call to river adventures
Mille Lacs walleye quota already exceeded; reopening of lake delayed

'Team Alfie' members making themselves heard at British Open

They snaked their way beside the undulating fairways of Royal Birkdale all week, a group of around 150 spectators wearing white T-shirts and caps, displaying colorful banners and cheering on their working-class hero playing inside the ropes.


Branden Grace, hole by hole

A hole-by-hole look at the 62 that Branden Grace shot Saturday in the British Open at Royal Birkdale.


The Latest: Dustin Johnson makes a move with 64

The Latest from the British Open (all times local):


Roddick, Clijsters among Tennis Hall of Fame inductees

Andy Roddick says jokingly he can now keep Roger Federer from a unanimous selection for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.


Former Australian tennis pro Peter Doohan dead at 56

Former tennis professional Peter Doohan, whose best-known victory was over Boris Becker at Wimbledon in 1987, has died aged 56, Tennis Australia said in a statement on Saturday.