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Zimmer to test handing off play calling duties during preseason game

The Vikings head coach says he’ll likely let defensive coordinator George Edwards call a preseason game next month to see if that frees up Zimmer to better manage things.

Stephen A. Smith: Kyrie Irving's 'No. 1 preference' for trade? Minnesota

In the drip-drip-drip of Kyrie Irving trade speculation, one drop caught RandBall's ear in particular Tuesday.

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Five things to know about new Twins pitcher Jaime Garcia

Pitching with St. Louis, Garcia started seven career playoff games — including two World Series games, in which he posted a 1.80 ERA over 10 innings.

Free agent guard Anthony Brown to join Timberwolves

The former Stanford standout is likely to spend most of the season with the G-League team in Des Moines.

Linebacker Eric Wilson eyes opening on Vikings special teams

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson runs during NFL football practice Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Eden Prairie, Minn.

When Audie Cole left to sign with Jacksonville in free agency, he took his linebacker-leading 275 snaps on special teams with him.

How Jerry Kill ended up in coaching again

The former Gophers football coach is back in the Big Ten, trying to pump some life into Rutgers' offense.

Wild's Boudreau among owners of new Twin Cities junior hockey team

The Tier III expansion team is based in Coon Rapids and will debut its 44-game schedule at home Sept. 22. The Wild coach will attend tryouts this weekend.

Minnesota United stadium name goes global in deal with Allianz

The club and insurance company Allianz Life announced a multi-year partnership Tuesday morning at United's offices in Golden Valley.

Montgomery picking up Lynx's backcourt with energy, range

Renee Montgomery leaves her mark on games when spelling Lindsay Whalen.

Bartolo Colon's vow: 'I'm going to pitch until I'm 45'

The 44-year-old Colon said he promised his mother before she died that he would keep pitching until age 45. 'Next year could be the year,' he added.

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school.

'Hello, goodbye': Vikings rookie seeks to fill big shoes on special teams

Rookie Rodney Adams is looking to fill a glaring void on special teams after the departure of Cordarrelle Patterson for Oakland.

Fleck: 'Honeymoon stage' is over with Gophers

First-year Minnesota coach speaks to open the second day of Big Ten media days, looking forward to actual football.

Postgame shake-up: Gibson demoted to Rochester again; Colon starts Sunday

Newly acquired Jaime Garcia will take Kyle Gibson's spot in the starting rotation and Bartolo Colon gets another start for the Twins on Sunday at Oakland.

Twins get Garcia deal done by sending Atlanta a different prospect

The Twins sent 19-year-old righthanded pitcher Huascar Ynoa to Atlanta, though the real acquisition for the Braves is salary relief.

Bellinger's home run sends Twins to loss, back to .500 on the season

Cody Bellinger's three-run shot over the center field wall gave the Dodgers a 6-4 victory, and put the Twins to 49-49 for the season 3 1/2 games back of Cleveland.

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Zimmer to test handing off play calling duties during preseason game
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The Vikings head coach says he’ll likely let defensive coordinator George Edwards call a preseason game next month to see if that frees up Zimmer to better manage things.

Stephen A. Smith: Kyrie Irving's 'No. 1 preference' for trade? Minnesota
RandBall

In the drip-drip-drip of Kyrie Irving trade speculation, one drop caught RandBall's ear in particular Tuesday.


Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, left, is greeted by manager Dave Roberts after hitting three-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Monday, July 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Bellinger's home run sends Twins to loss, back to .500 on the season

Twins get Garcia deal done by sending Atlanta a different prospect
Postgame shake-up: Gibson demoted to Rochester again; Colon starts Sunday
Bartolo Colon's vow: 'I'm going to pitch until I'm 45'

Rookie wide receiver Rodney Adams during practice at Minnesota State University Mankato on Monday. Adams is in the running to return kicks.

'Hello, goodbye': Vikings rookie seeks to fill big shoes on special teams

Murray: Injury giving other backs 'upper hand' for playing time
Oft-injured Exum hopes to avoid injury bug at Vikings camp
Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

Rendition of the planned new soccer-specific stadium in St. Paul.

Minnesota United stadium name goes global in deal with Allianz

United's new soccer stadium will be Allianz Field
United FC sees silver lining in match with last-place D.C.
Getting to know Allianz: It has a long Twin Cities history

Fleck on Gophers quarterback riddle: 'I wish I had the answer'

How Jerry Kill ended up in coaching again
Gophers favored as DeLaSalle guard Kalscheur set to choose college
Unlike his son, Iowa coach Ferentz won't judge Fleck's recruiting style

The Shakopee High School mountain bike team gathered before a ride at the Bloomington Ferry Unit trail recently.

Mountain bike racing exploding in popularity in high school ranks

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

Kyrie Irving, left, watches the ball with Andrew Wiggins in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Trade Wiggins for Irving? It says more about Andrew than Kyrie

Hartman: Kundla leaves a bucket-load of memories
Class action lawsuit against Wolves over ticket system nears settlement
Poll: Would you trade Andrew Wiggins to Cleveland for Kyrie Irving?

Lynx guard Renee Montgomery.

Montgomery picking up Lynx's backcourt with energy, range

Fowles does it again, named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week
At the ready: Renee Montgomery through the years
Lynx vs. New York game preview

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Al Lindner as a kid dreamed of making a living in the fishing industry. The Brainerd area resident, along with his brother, Ron, has done that and more.

Anderson: Lindner family to share secrets on making a living fishing

Special antlerless deer hunt is proposed, surprises support groups
With yurts, campers and Wi-Fi, millennials fuel Minn. camping boom
Mountain bike racing exploding in popularity in high school ranks

Illinois to follow Indiana with strict domestic abuse policy

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman says there are plans to bar athletes with a history of sexual or domestic abuse from participating in sports.


Canada names Burke as GM, Desjardins as coach for Olympics

Canada has taken the first steps toward trying to win a third consecutive Olympic gold medal, only this time without NHL players.Hockey Canada on Tuesday…


Panthers' Olsen: Holding out 'wasn't the right thing to do'

Panthers star tight end Greg Olsen chose team over himself.


Penske inks NASCAR's Brad Keselowski to multiyear extension

Team Penske has locked up 2012 NASCAR Cup champion Brad Keselowski with a multiyear extension.


Funny thing happened to Harbaugh on the way to the Forum

Presenting the pope with a Michigan football helmet and a pair of Air Jordans wasn't the only highlight in Jim Harbaugh's trip to Rome this spring.