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Twins lefty Rogers, like twin brother, continues to learn

Twins pitcher Taylor Rogers made 87 starts in the minors but is being used out of the bullpen in the majors for the Twins. The lefthander is 3-0 with a 3.63 ERA in 20 games, but that includes one appearance in which he gave up four runs in less than an inning to the Angels.

Twins prospect Taylor Rogers made it first to the big leagues, but twin brother Tyler, a Giants prospect who leads the Eastern League in appearances and owns a 0.77 ERA, isn't far behind.

'Whose house?' Lynx honored by Obama for third time in five years

President Barack Obama holds up a jersey as he poses for a photo in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 27, 2016, during a ceremony where he honored the 2015 WNBA basketball Champion Minnesota Lynx. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Obama told a crowd packed into the East Room to honor the Lynx: "I think it's safe to say this team is a powerhouse."

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Wolves free agency roundup (and why a splashy trade might make sense)

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An increase in the NBA salary cap will make free-agent season, which starts Friday, that much more interesting around the NBA. Here's a look at how things could play out for the Timberwolves.

Ex-Gopher swimmer, Lakeville 14-year-old move on in Olympic qualifying

David Plummer had the top 100 back run in semis.

Lifelong Vikings fan named public address announcer at U.S. Bank Stadium

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Alan Roach, a Minnesota native and lifelong Vikings fan who has been the public address voice of eight Super Bowls, will handle public address duties at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Iceland beats England 2-1 in shock of Euro 2016

Iceland on Monday pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history.

U women's basketball non-conference schedule filled with tournament teams

Coach Marlene Stollings' third season at Minnesota's helm will feature a trip to South Carolina, which finished the year at No. 3 in the Associated Press poll, and home games against four Sweet Sixteen participants.

Taylor selling off part of Wolves; Chinese investor one of two buyers

The new owners include Lizhang Jiang, a 35-year-old who works in sports marketing in China.

Plan to hold displaced PGA Tour event in Minnesota falls through

Scoggins: Lynx coach Reeve still pushing hard for equity, respect

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Cheryl Reeve passionately advocates for greater media coverage of women sports, better pay in the workplace and more willingness from "decision-makers" to ignore traditional stereotype

Analyst Brunell says Vikings have 'good chance' at Super Bowl run

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Adrian Peterson proclaimed earlier this month that the Vikings have the pieces necessary to win a Super Bowl. Mark Brunell, the former Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl quarterback, agrees with him.

Italy beats Spain 2-0 to reach Euro 2016 quarterfinals

Spain's era of dominance at the European Championship came to an end Monday when Italy beat the two-time defending champion 2-0 in the round of 16.

Amid reports Pat Summitt's failing health, family asks for prayers

The legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach has been battling Alzheimer's disease.

Pulled muscle slows Lochte at Olympic swimming trials

First impressions? Wolves top draft choice makes one in ad

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Kris Dunn appeared in his first TV commercial in the days leading up to the NBA draft with fellow top pick Brandon Ingram. The Speed Stick ad promoting first impressions also aired during the draft.

Replay: Watch the Lynx at the White House

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The Lynx were honored by President Obama at the White House today. Move the video ahead to the 21:30 mark to watch the ceremony.

Kris Bryant hits 3 homers as Cubs, Arrieta beat Reds 11-8

Kris Bryant became the first major leaguer to hit three homers and two doubles in a game, and Jake Arrieta added a solo shot in the ballpark where he threw a no-hitter in April, leading the Chicago Cubs to an 11-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.


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Scoggins: Lynx coach Reeve still pushing hard for equity, respect

Cheryl Reeve passionately advocates for greater media coverage of women sports, better pay in the workplace and more willingness from "decision-makers" to ignore traditional stereotype

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Lifelong Vikings fan named public address announcer at U.S. Bank Stadium

Alan Roach, a Minnesota native and lifelong Vikings fan who has been the public address voice of eight Super Bowls, will handle public address duties at U.S. Bank Stadium.


Fans, president, Maradona want Messi to reconsider

Lionel Messi arrived back in Argentina on Monday and avoided commenting on his abrupt resignation from the national team after losing the Copa America final to Chile.


Danny Duffy pitches Royals to 6-2 win over Cardinals

Danny Duffy matched a career best with eight sharp innings, the Royals kept swinging hot bats and Kansas City routed the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 on Monday night to open a four-game, two-city series.


Chisenhall's HR helps streaking Indians beat Braves 8-3

Trevor Bauer complained that he wasn't as sharp as in recent outings.


Twins-White Sox series preview

The Twins are 0-6 against the White Sox this season and have been outscored 30-9. They have been held to one run by Chicago three times and shut out once


LEADING OFF: Giolito debuts, Indians go for 11th straight

A look at what's happening all around the majors on Tuesday:___THE NEXT BIG THING?Top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito makes his big league debut for Washington…