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Lynx's Game 1 comeback falls just short after spotting L.A. 26 points

Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) and Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (33) reacted to a last second loss at the end of the game where L.A. won 85-84.

The furious comeback was no consolation for coach Cheryl Reeve after 85-84 loss to the Sparks in the WNBA finals at Williams Arena.

Twins sweep Tigers, maintain their lead in wild-card race

Minnesota Twins’ Zack Granite (8) hits a sacrifice fly during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit.

With six games remaining, they're 4.5 games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels, who beat Houston 7-5 on Sunday night, for the second American League wild card.

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Scoggins: Moore steps up in crunch time for Lynx, but Sparks' Gray has the answer

Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker (3) celebrated with guard Chelsea Gray (12) after a traveling violation was called against Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) with :01 left on the clock, sealing a victory for Los Angeles.

The difference in one being the hero and the other one not came down to a matter of seconds.

Vikings took care of priority: Keeping a handle on Bucs' Gerald McCoy

On Sunday, the Vikings wrecked Tampa Bay's 6-4, 300-pound wrecking ball.

Thibodeau wants Wolves players to speak freely, stand during anthem

The NBA has had a longtime rule that requires players, coaches and trainers to stand during the national anthem.

Souhan: Donald Trump's words brought the sports world together for a day

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson, center, takes a knee during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Minneapolis.

The president's words produced an NFL Sunday unlike any other.

Blue-collar forward Daniel Winnik punches in for the Wild

The forward became available when the Capitals chose not to re-sign him.

Prep football metro Top 10: Coon Rapids enjoying early success

They dropped a tough season-opener to Chaska in overtime but have reeled off three straight victories since.

Loons' Miguel Ibarra 'in a completely different place'

Ibarra has started the past two comeback victories, including Saturday's 4-1 result against FC Dallas, when the winger scored the go-ahead goal.

Hartman: Vikings' Keenum has spelled trouble for the Buccaneers

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) picked up a first down as Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) missed a tackle in the forth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday September 24,2017 in Minneapolis ,MN.

The star of the Vikings' win has come up big vs. the Buccaneers each of the past three seasons.

Your turn: Grade the Vikings performance vs. Tampa Bay

It's time to grade the Vikings' performance Sunday on offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

With Miguel Sano out, Eduardo Escobar surprised by his burst of power

The Twins infielder belted a three-run homer during the Twins' five-run sixth inning that helped them put the Tigers away 10-4 on Sunday.

Road to Minneapolis: Today's NFL tackles out-manned by pass-rushing specialists

Over-simplified protection schemes in college and an NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement that has reduced practice time are popular notions why O-linemen can't keep up with pass rushers.

Trump tweet, NFL response escalate drama of Sunday games

Across the NFL on Sunday, players, team owners and coaches joined a chorus criticizing President Donald Trump's suggestion that teams fire players who kneel for the national anthem. He later said his objection "has nothing to do with race," and instead has to do with "respect for our country and respect for our flag."

Wolves missing their old teammate Zach LaVine

His absence has been noticed in the early days of the Wolves' San Diego training camp by those who know him best.

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau misses preseason game because of death of brother

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Hartman: Vikings' Keenum has spelled trouble for the Buccaneers
Sid Hartman

The star of the Vikings' win has come up big vs. the Buccaneers each of the past three seasons.

Scoggins: Moore steps up in crunch time for Lynx, but Sparks' Gray has the answer
Chip Scoggins

The difference in one being the hero and the other one not came down to a matter of seconds.


Minnesota Vikings quarterback Casey Keenum greeted players at the end of the game.

Vikings crush Bucs 34-17 with Case Keenum leading the way

Vikings took care of priority: Keeping a handle on Bucs' Gerald McCoy
Vikings veteran Brian Robison: 'We were able to stand up and make a big-time statement'
Souhan: Donald Trump's words brought the sports world together for a day

Gophers middle blocker Regan Pittman (21) sent the ball over the net as Michigan outside hitter Carly Skjodt (18) leapt to defend in the first set Friday night.

Gophers volleyball opens Big Ten play with four-set win over Michigan

Flyin' Fleck: Gophers coach uses helicopter to drop in on recruits Friday night
Eden Prairie star, Gophers recruit Sapp out for season with knee injury
Reusse: Victorious Tommies can dwell on a single rushing yard allowed vs. Johnnies

Minnesota Twins’ Zack Granite (8) hits a sacrifice fly during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit.

Twins sweep Tigers, maintain their lead in wild-card race

With Miguel Sano out, Eduardo Escobar surprised by his burst of power
Berrios' workload could become a factor for Twins
Hartman: Kelly praises Molitor for Twins' 2017 turnaround

Breck quarterback David Roddy.

Breck, led by 6-5 quarterback, matches win total of last season in first three games

Totino-Grace midfielder back on pitch after brain trauma
Running on Rosemount's cross-country is another bond joining twins
Rosemount's defense shuts down Farmington

Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns wrote an essay on racism in America published by the Players’ Tribune.

Thibodeau wants Wolves players to speak freely, stand during anthem

Wolves missing their old teammate Zach LaVine
Wolves aim to bond on long trek to China
Wiggins is 'same guy' but vows to earn his big deal

Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) and Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (33) reacted to a last second loss at the end of the game where L.A. won 85-84.

Lynx's Game 1 comeback falls just short after spotting L.A. 26 points

For the fourth time in six finals appearances, Lynx drop Game 1 at home
Ready for a rematch: High anticipation for Lynx-Sparks Finals
How Lynx captivated a city and built from the floor up

Minnesota United's Miguel Ibarra raises his arms after scoring the final goal during the second half against D.C. United on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at TCF Bank Stadium

Loons' Miguel Ibarra 'in a completely different place'

Shuttleworth comes up big again, Loons finally win two in a row
Valeri scores twice and Timbers beat Orlando City 3-0
Atlanta extends home unbeaten streak to 12, beats Impact 2-0

Willy Smith, left, of Willmar, and his son Matthew, tracked a pair of Canada geese that flew over their blind in the Minnesota River Valley backwaters Saturday.

Anderson: Ducks scarce at Minnesota River hunting reunion

Wilderness is deeper than pristine beauty, writer says. At its core is human history.
Most Minnesotan race ever? A canoe portaging division in Ely half marathon
Anderson: Minnesota duck hunters always are ready for one more flight

US Open finalists knocked out in 1st round at Wuhan Open

U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens and runner-up Madison Keys were knocked out of the Wuhan Open in the first round on Monday.


More than 200 NFL players sit or kneel during anthem

The Associated Press observed more than 200 players around the NFL kneeling or sitting during the national anthem on Sunday.The highest total was in Washington…


ICYMI in NFL Week 3: Owners, players lock arms for anthems

They were memorable images bookending a day around the NFL that will remain memorable — for absolutely nothing at all to do with football itself.


LEADING OFF: Harper back for Nats? Red Sox, Cubs close in

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:___READY OR NOTNationals slugger Bryce Harper could come off the disabled list and return to the…


AP Top 25 Heat Check: TCU, UGA move up _ but no far enough

The effects of preseason rankings are still lingering in the AP college football poll, and probably holding back the two newest members of the top…