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Younger breed of techies replacing baseball lifers in GM roles

Dodger President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman.

Most general managers, and especially those appointed in the past five years, don't have much in common with the likes of Terry Ryan, who was fired by the Twins last week.

U.S. Bank Stadium open house swamped with soggy visitors

Doug Norris, left, and his son Matt marvel at the new stadium at the public opening at the U.S. Bank Stadium Saturday, July 23, 2016, in Minneapolis, MN. "It's fantastic," Doug Norris said of the new stadium.

Visitors to get a first peek at the Vikings' new home were lining up just as a severe storm blew in, forcing stadium officials to call an audible.

Scores, schedules and stats

Five-run seventh sends Twins to wild victory over Red Sox

Boston catcher Sandy Leon failed to put the tag on Kennys Vargas at home plate in the seventh inning. Plate umpire Clint Fagan called Vargas out, but the Twins challenged the call and won.

In a franchise-record 4 hours, 11 minute game the Twins banged out 19 hits and got a big pick-me-up from a replay challenge.

New faces help United to 3-1 victory over Fort Lauderdale

Steward Ceus held his own after replacing Sammy Ndjock in goal.

Anderson: Passion buoys bird hunters caught between seasons

Dennis Anderson

Bird hunters worry that age, infirmary, work or other calamity might someday keep them from venturing afield in autumn, an eventuality to be deferred as long as possible, passion being the best defense.

White Sox ace Chris Sale scratched after destroying jerseys

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night and sent home after he destroyed collared throwback uniforms that the team was scheduled to wear.

Reusse: Carew bringing lots of heart to Hall of Fame this weekend

Patrick Reusse

Ten months after he seemed lost to a heart attack, Twins hitting great Rod Carew will be at the baseball Hall of Fame this weekend to welcome in its new members.

WNBA withdraws fines for teams that wore black warmup shirts

The WNBA is withdrawing its fines for teams and players that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before and during games.

Hartman: Dennis Green's greatness went well beyond his coaching

Sid Hartman

Friday's news that Dennis Green had died made for a sad day not only for Green's family but for Vikings fans. He was one of the best coaches we have ever had here.

Souhan: Being a hometown guy not an asset for interim GM Antony

Jim Souhan

Minnesotans don't actually want Minnesotans involved with their sports teams. They want Minnesotans involved with their sports teams who make them feel good.

Huzzah! Vintage base ball connecting in Minnesota

Vintage base ball — two words like in the 1860s — brings the game and its history to the diamond. There are 10-plus men's teams and a few women's.

Sunday Q&A: Actor Michael Rapaport talks sports, podcasts

Actor Michael Rapaport, 46, is perhaps best known for his various TV and film roles. But his podcast will do a a live taping of a podcast Thursday at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis

Twins interim GM Antony working the phones

Rob Antony is looking to make his mark before the Aug. 1 nonwaiver trade deadline hits.

Pursuit of crappies turns up so much more

Crappie hunt turns up so much more — bugs, birds and other beings — for well-studied angler

Milone on the mound as Twins look to take series in Boston

Twins Insider

The Twins will face Rick Porcello, who has been on a roll for the Red Sox

Clif Keane was Boston baseball writer you can't find in Hall of Fame

Patrick+

Clif's absence has been an oversight, because he was what all sports writers should aspire to (cynical and smart alecky).

Postgame: Stitches for Suzuki but no concussion

Twins Insider

The Twins pulled off an 11-9 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday that will go down as one of the more exciting wins of the year. Catcher Kurt Suzukik is OK after taking a ball off his chin.


Twins Insider
Milone on the mound as Twins look to take series in Boston

The Twins will face Rick Porcello, who has been on a roll for the Red Sox

Jim Souhan
Souhan: Being a hometown guy not an asset for interim GM Antony

Minnesotans don't actually want Minnesotans involved with their sports teams. They want Minnesotans involved with their sports teams who make them feel good.


United States center DeMarcus Cousine (12) controls the lane over Argentina guard Nicolas Laprovittola (8) during the first half of their warm-up international exhibition game Friday, July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow)

Cousins looks to make most of chance with US basketball team

US sending record number of women to Rio Games
Foreign athletes use Brazilian connections to make it to Rio
Australia team won't move into 'unfinished' Athletes Village

The Latest: Russia won't appeal against Rio ban on dopers

The Latest from the IOC meeting on Russia's participation at the Rio Games (all times local):


Australia team won't move into 'unfinished' Athletes Village

Australian athletes will not move into their rooms at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics until serious plumbing, electrical and cleaning problems are fixed, with the troubled South American games opening in under two weeks.


Siegemund clinches 1st WTA title with Swedish Open win

Sixth-seeded Laura Siegemund clinched her first WTA title Sunday with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic in the Swedish Open final.


Froome drinks beer _ not Champagne _ in final stage of Tour

Poised to clinch his third Tour de France title, Chris Froome and his teammates at Sky are celebrating by drinking beer — not the traditional Champagne — during the final and mostly ceremonial stage which ends on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.


South Korea, Japan advance in UL International Crown

South Korea completed a rain-delayed sweep of Australia in the UL International Crown on Sunday, and Japan won a three-team playoff for the final spot in the singles session.