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Twins' Sano suspended one game for role in Saturday's bench-clearing incident

Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has been suspended for one game by Major League Baseball for his part in a benches-clearing incident on Saturday against Detroit.

The Twins will appeal the suspension, believing they have a good chance to get the punishment reduced to a fine.

Ibarra works way back into United FC spotlight

Minnesota United FC midfielder Miguel Ibarra sipped a beverage while celebrating with the True North Elite and Dark Clouds fans after the Loons’ victory on Sunday.

The fan favorite's first MLS goal rekindled memories of his previous stint in Minnesota.

Scores, schedules and stats

Report: Adrian Peterson getting close to making his Saints debut in Minnesota

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Peterson and the Saints are closing in on a one-year, $3 million deal for what would be Peterson’s 11th NFL season and the first outside of Minnesota.

The 25 biggest draft steals in Vikings history (Nos. 21-25)

This list encompasses several different eras of the draft and goes all the way back to the Vikings’ first draft in 1961.

Apple Valley's Tre Jones says 'great to see' Gophers making major strides

Apple Valley 2018 standout Tre Jones talked Gophers facilities and recruiting during his big opening AAU weekend with Howard Pulley at Nike EYBL in Hampton, Va.

Drafting the right tackle could make good Vikings defense great

Nerve damage to defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd’s knee during surgery has put his future in doubt, which in turn means the Vikings need to find a way to fill the possible gap on the defensive line.

The Vikings' defensive line is close to being great. All it might take is one new addition.

Torii Hunter's debut as Twins analyst earns rave reviews

Hunter made his debut as a Twins analyst Friday joining Fox Sports North play-by-play voice Dick Bremer in the booth for the weekend series against Detroit.

The top 25 players in the 2017 NFL draft, period

Our NFL Insider ranks the NFL draft's top 25 players, regardless of position, team or projection.

After Wild loss to Blues, a question: When does playoff misery end?

Here's some context on the last dozen-plus years of playoff futility among the four major men’s professional teams in Minnesota.

Prep athletes of the week: Shoot a 63? Blaine sophomore stays in the golf moment

Caleb VanArragon's 9-under-par round on April 17 at TPC Twin Cities is believed to be a boys' high school golf state best.

Ex-coaches strike back in NHL playoffs

Mike Yeo, the former Wild coach, wasn't the only coach to experience some payback.

Listen: NFL draft is near; who will the Vikings take?

Intro: A look at the Vikings' major areas of need in the draft; 20:00: Matt Vensel's round-by-round Vikings mock draft. 38:00: All-time Vikings draft steals. 43:00: Wait, Adrian Peterson might sign with the Saints and play against the Vikings in week 1?

Favorite schools, most-picked positions and other Vikings draft trends

Since the Vikings picked Peterson, 230 running backs have been drafted by NFL teams. But other than Peterson, the Vikings have only picked two.

NFL mock drafts: Vikings could trade up or hope to get lucky

With mock drafts making final edits just days before the draft, here is a roundup of how the Vikings might pick.

Michigan hires former Edina player Pearson as next men's hockey coach

A native of Flin Flon, Manitoba, Mel Pearson moved to the United States as a youth and played hockey at Edina High School before making his way to Michigan Tech. His father played for the Minnesota Fighting Saints in the old World Hockey Association.

Jimmie Johnson records rare victory at Bristol

Practice session reveals plan to succeed at oval he called "really difficult."

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Scoggins: Lynx's competitive fire hasn't mellowed with age
Chip Scoggins

The Lynx don't understand the concept of mediocrity. Not this core group, winners of three WNBA championships and five trips to the Finals in six seasons.

Twins' Sano suspended one game for role in Saturday's bench-clearing incident
Twins Insider

The Twins will appeal the suspension, believing they have a good chance to get the punishment reduced to a fine.


Apple Valley's Tre Jones says 'great to see' Gophers making major strides

Minnesota Scene: Record crowd watches Gophers finish softball sweep
Gophers commit Oturu, other targets start AAU league play Friday
Minnesota Scene: Gophers win home games in baseball, softball

When Wild coach Bruce Boudreau, General Manager Chuck Fletcher and their staff sequester themselves to analyze what went wrong for a team that two months ago looked like a bona fide Stanley Cup contender, the first task should be trying to determine how the chemistry for the West’s most consistent team for almost three months got so discombobulated.

Wild's puzzling collapse begs for the reasons why

Lawsuit against NHL over concussions heating up
Ex-coaches strike back in NHL playoffs
Souhan: Wild GM's moves were logical yet fruitless

The Pacers' Thaddeus Young has his shot blocked by the Cavaliers' LeBron James during the second half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA playoff series Sunday. Cleveland defeated Indiana 106-102 and won the series 4-0.

James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into second round

Nene's 28 lead Rockets past Thunder for 3-1 series lead
Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series
Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

Minnesota United FC midfielder Miguel Ibarra sipped a beverage while celebrating with the True North Elite and Dark Clouds fans after the Loons’ victory on Sunday.

Ibarra works way back into United FC spotlight

Minnesota United FC's first zero is a big something
Postgame: Minnesota United FC's new winning tradition
Former Loons player Gatt gets chance in Colorado

Report: Adrian Peterson getting close to making his Saints debut in Minnesota

The top 25 players in the 2017 NFL draft, period
Drafting the right tackle could make good Vikings defense great
Favorite schools, most-picked positions and other Vikings draft trends

Blaine sophomore Caleb VanArragon and coach Kevin Overgaard after VanArragon shot what is believed to be a boys' state-record round of 63 on April 17 at TPC Twin Cities.

Prep athletes of the week: Shoot a 63? Blaine sophomore stays in the golf moment

The week ahead: State's best track athletes headed for Hamline meet
Apple Valley's Tre Jones says 'great to see' Gophers making major strides
Minneapolis North boys' basketball takes its talent to the ice rink

Farmers, like other business owners, are driven by one thing: to make money. But earning a livelihood from the land while also protecting it from the potential harms of agricultural production are not mutually exclusive, thanks in large measure to improved technology like a software program called Profit Zone Manager.

Anderson: Software guides farmers to better decisions, bottom lines

As ice exits early in Minnesota, optimism rises about opener
Ride at the heart of Minnesota's gravel scene stays true to its origins
2017 ice-out dates on Minnesota lakes

Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has been suspended for one game by Major League Baseball for his part in a benches-clearing incident on Saturday against Detroit.

Twins' Sano suspended one game for role in Saturday's bench-clearing incident

Torii Hunter's debut as Twins analyst earns rave reviews
Twins' ugly homestand ends with blowout loss to Detroit
Twins GM Thad Levine has emotional trip back to Texas

Lynx leaders (from left) Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen are still motivated to be the WNBA's best.

Scoggins: Lynx's competitive fire hasn't mellowed with age

Loss in WNBA Finals serving as Lynx's motivation
A conversation with Cheryl Reeve: Lynx coach muses about 2017 season
Lynx to-do list for successful 2017 WNBA season

Cubs keep rolling, crush Pirates 14-3

Addison Russell set a career high with four hits, Jason Heyward homered for the third time in four games and drove in four runs as the Chicago Cubs jumped on the Pittsburgh Pirates early in a 14-3 victory on Monday night.


Tuesday's Page 2 tipsheet

TIPSHEETKNOW THISIf Matt Vensel gets every pick in his Vikings mock draft correct, I owe him chicken wings for one year. Listen to him explain…


Adrian Peterson, Saints closing in on a contract

The ex-Vikings star could return as an opponent to begin the 2017 season.


RandBall: Vikings have history of draft steals

This week, I'll be counting down the 25 biggest draft "steals" in Vikings history. This list encompasses several different eras of the draft and goes…


Local sports teams' postseason failures nothing new

Reader Brian Roberts checked in Monday morning with a blast of research that will not improve the moods of Minnesota sports fans but will put…