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Gophers have yet to cash in on Fleck Fever

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck addressed his team after the spring game. Minnesota opens its season Aug. 31, and there are more than 10,000 tickets available.

Hiring P.J. Fleck as the Gophers new charismatic football coach hasn't sold many season tickets. Fewer than 40,000 tickets have been distributed for the Aug. 31 opener in the 50,805-seat TCF Bank Stadium.

Twins to start Gee, Melville in Monday's doubleheader at Chicago

Minnesota Twins pitcher Dillon Gee throws in relief in the fifth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Minneapolis.

The Twins will face former foe Zack Greinke on Saturday as they try to win the second game of this three game series at Target Field.

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Case Keenum improves standing as Vikings' No. 2 quarterback

Case Keenum stepped up to make a throw with Seattle's Cassius Marsh rushing from the outside Friday night.

Sixth-year pro goes 12-for-18 in duel with Heinicke.

DNR launches high-tech study of food webs in Minnesota's largest walleye lakes

By digging deeper into impact of invasive species, DNR aims to understand walleye numbers

Ex-Vikings kicker Walsh says he was joking with his stares at teammates

Loons' Jome working hard to learn new position

Former Prairie Seeds player Ish Jome is starting for United at left back.

Scoggins: Gophers' QB platoon plan looks like a bad sign

Quarterback Demry Croft ran drills during the Gophers football practice at Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex, Friday, August 4, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.

P.J. Fleck insists the Gophers having two starting quarterbacks is "not a controversy." It's not ideal, either.

Souhan: Keeping or signing hometown stars hasn't always worked for Twins, Wild

The risk in having home-state favorites end their careers here is wondering if the player wants to return home more because of comfort than ambition.

Q&A with Wolves CEO Ethan Casson

Ethan Casson, 43, has been on the job as CEO of the Timberwolves and Lynx for a little over a year.

Hartman: Vikings GM Spielman likes new rule for holding off roster cuts

Thanks to a new NFL rule, the Vikings will get more time to evaluate players like cornerback Jabari Price, who tried to bring down Seattle Seahawks running back Mike Davis, making a 22-yard touchdown catch Friday in a preseason game.

One of the big offseason changes in the NFL was the decision to let teams keep up to 90 players on the roster until after the final preseason game.

How fast is the Twins' Byron Buxton? See for yourself, kids

Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton (25) celebrated his inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the fourth inning as Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Godley (52) walked behind him.

Buxton's inside-the-park home run was the fastest recorded trip around the bases since MLB started keeping track.

Gameday preview: Lynx in New York to take on Liberty

Dalvin Cook, Ifeadi Odenigbo stand out in Vikings' loss to Seahawks

The Vikings’ perfect preseason ended in the second game during a 20-13 loss to the Seahawks on Friday night. So let’s update our Vikings stock watch after the exhibition.

Zimmer expects Reiff, other injured Vikings to play in third preseason game

Bradford said he’s looking forward to the “dress rehearsal” next week against the 49ers, when his offensive line is expected to be at full strength.

Reusse: Altercation on Twins team bus in '67 included gun

There were reports in Minneapolis newspapers on a 'fracas' between Oliva, Uhlaender and Boswell. Tony O. was asked about it on Friday, and gave some details.

MLB Insider: Rebuilding White Sox waiting for tide to rise

Chicago is rebuilding, but it has a lot of premier prospects coming up.

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Scoggins: Gophers' QB platoon plan looks like a bad sign
Chip Scoggins

P.J. Fleck insists the Gophers having two starting quarterbacks is "not a controversy." It's not ideal, either.

Reusse: NAIA stars stole the show at 1967 Pan Am Games auditions
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The trials used to select the Pan Am Games basketball team were held in early April at Williams Arena.


Minnesota Twins pitcher Dillon Gee throws in relief in the fifth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Minneapolis.

Twins to start Gee, Melville in Monday's doubleheader at Chicago

MLB Insider: Rebuilding White Sox waiting for tide to rise
How fast is the Twins' Byron Buxton? See for yourself, kids
McHugh throws 6 innings in Astros' 3-0 win over A's

Case Keenum stepped up to make a throw with Seattle's Cassius Marsh rushing from the outside Friday night.

Case Keenum improves standing as Vikings' No. 2 quarterback

Dalvin Cook, Ifeadi Odenigbo stand out in Vikings' loss to Seahawks
Hartman: Vikings GM Spielman likes new rule for holding off roster cuts
Ex-Vikings kicker Walsh says he was joking with his stares at teammates

United’s Ish Jome, right, battled for the ball in an international friendly against Atlas last month. The former attacking player has made the switch to left back on defense.

Loons' Jome working hard to learn new position

Barnes scores trying goal in Orlando's 1-1 draw with Crew
Ignacio Piatti scores twice, Impact beat Real Salt Lake 3-1
Midway Shopping Center deal clears way for St. Paul soccer stadium

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck addressed his team after the spring game. Minnesota opens its season Aug. 31, and there are more than 10,000 tickets available.

Gophers have yet to cash in on Fleck Fever

Scoggins: Gophers' QB platoon plan looks like a bad sign
New Nike basketball shoe: No 'Jelly Fam,' just grapes?
Coaching change and attendance: Do they relate?

After participating in drills, Benilde-St. Margaret's players headed for water during a break in the second day of practice.

Benilde-St. Margaret's football starts quest for another ring

Andover girls' soccer 'super-pumped' for return shot at state
Eagan girls' tennis returns with three No. 1 players
After blast, Minnehaha Academy boys' soccer plays for injured coach

Here's your master plan for watching the Timberwolves and Wild this year

New Wolves guard Crawford tweets Shabazz Muhammad: 'C'mon back home'
Wolves popular network TV choice, Rubio returns for home opener
Q&A with Wolves CEO Ethan Casson

Lynx point guard Renee Montgomery, who scored 20 points, started celebrating during the second half of a blowout win over Indiana.

Lynx 'locked in' for record 59-point rout over Indiana

Without Whalen in lineup, Lynx are stumbling, searching, losing
More Lynx woes: Brunson out for two weeks with sprained ankle
Gameday preview: Lynx in New York to take on Liberty

Zebra mussels, like the ones collected by University of Minnesota research assistant Sophie Mallez, right, are disrupting the food webs in an increasing number of Minnesota walleye lakes. A new study chosen by the U’s Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center in St. Paul is studying the impacts.

DNR launches high-tech study of food webs in Minnesota's largest walleye lakes

Refashioned paddle helps man who lost his hand explore joys of canoeing
Outdoorsman says his experience is unequivocal: Duck numbers are down in Minnesota
Minnesota Zoo envisions itself as a gateway to state parks

3 Chiefs throw TD passes in 30-12 win over Bengals

Rookie Patrick Mahomes threw a pair of touchdown passes, solidifying his spot as the Chiefs' primary backup, and three Kansas City quarterbacks threw for a score on Saturday night during a 30-12 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.


McHugh throws 6 innings in Astros' 3-0 win over A's

Collin McHugh threw six innings, Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run single and the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Saturday night.


Barnes scores trying goal in Orlando's 1-1 draw with Crew

Giles Barnes scored in the 67th minute and Orlando City tied the Columbus Crew 1-1 on Saturday night to keep its slim playoff hopes alive.


Ignacio Piatti scores twice, Impact beat Real Salt Lake 3-1

Ignacio Piatti scored twice for the second straight game and the Montreal Impact beat Real Salt Lake 3-1 on Saturday night for their fourth victory in a row.


Olympic champ Simone Biles back in gym as she weighs options

Simone Biles is back in the gym. That's it. That's all.