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Twins' Sano has whiffed at a record rate

Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski, right, pumps his fist as Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano, left, breaks his bat over his leg after striking out to end the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Minneapolis. The Braves won 9-7. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Miguel Sano has shattered the mark for K's through 150 games and on Wednesday night shattered his bat over his knee after adding three to the season total.

'Beef' reaches folk-hero status among golf fans at PGA

Whether it’s the beard, the bulk or the “Beef,” Andrew Johnston has generating a rapidly-growing following.

In a short period of time, Andrew Johnston's burly charm has enchanted golf fans around the globe.

Scores, schedules and stats

Karl-Anthony Towns looking to improve: 'Things are about to change'

Karl-Anthony Towns posed for a photo with Maddyn Greenway, daughter of Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway, and Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph at his camp in Hopkins.

Wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is committed to his team and his adopted hometown.

Five questions as the Vikings report to training camp

After an offseason of optimism, the Vikings prepare for the 2016 season. Players report to Mankato on Thursday with the first practice of training camp set for Friday.

Pitino explains why walk-on Haugh got scholarship over Sharp

Darin Haugh

Earlier this month, the Gophers announced that walk-on Darin Haugh had been given a scholarship, a move that came to the surprise of some.

Donatello, er, Adrian Peterson is so ready for training camp

How do you know players are ready to get back on the field? Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is tweeting pictures of himself as a ninja turtle.

Wild asks fans: Change goal song to Prince's 'Lets' Go Crazy?'

The Wild traditionally has used Joe Satriani’s “Crowd Chant” as the song played after the home team scores a goal. Should that change?

Record Minnesota soccer crowd expected at first U.S. Bank Stadium sporting event

More than 55,000 tickets have been sold for the Aug. 3 match between Chelsea and A.C. Milan. That would eclipse the 1978 mark set at Metropolitan Stadium when the Minnesota Kicks played the New York Cosmos.

Duffey roughed up again, Twins comeback falls short in loss to Braves

The righthander was roughed up for the second start in a row.

Hartman: Twins needed new vision at GM spot

Team President Dave St. Peter said no single disagreement caused Terry Ryan's ouster.

Souhan: The next step for Vikings is a delicate one

There are circumstantial reasons to wonder if the Vikings fan base may be setting itself up for a dose of disappointment after an 11-win season.

Kevin Williams signs one-day contract to officially retire with Vikings

Kevin Williams (93)

Kevin Williams, a member of the 50 greatest Vikings squad, signed a one-day contract with the team and will officially retire as a member of the Vikings on Thursday.

Vikings select architect and construction company for Eagan headquarters

Ex-Vikings WR Mike Wallace fails conditioning test with Ravens

File this under: not really that big of a deal, but still a delight for Vikings fans of a certain mindset. Mike Wallace, a bust…

Now at Target Center: Out with the old, in with the new (and improved) scoreboard

Video and images emerged Wednesday of the current Target Center scoreboard being lowered to the arena floor for a final time, removed permanently to make way for much-needed change.

A look at the linebackers heading into Vikings training camp

Vikings linebackers Anthony Barr, left, and Chad Greenway

Veteran Chad Greenway's playing time and a glut of linebackers are the top stories at the position as the Vikings prepare for their first workout on Friday.


Souhan: The next step for Vikings is a delicate one
Jim Souhan

There are circumstantial reasons to wonder if the Vikings fan base may be setting itself up for a dose of disappointment after an 11-win season.

Twins postgame thoughts from LEN3: Abad, Suzuki, Duffey
Twins Insider

The Twins lost both games to Atlanta in a matchup of the worst teams in baseball


Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) celebrated a blocked shot against Seattle last week.

Charles and Moore help US women's hoops beat France 84-62

Go fund them? Athletes raise their own green to go for Olympic gold
Federer to miss rest of season, including Olympics, US Open
Novak Djokovic survives scare, tops Gilles Muller in Toronto

Charles and Moore help US women's hoops beat France 84-62

The game was a rematch of the 2012 London Olympics gold medal game that the Americans won 86-50. This time the U.S. took a half to get going.


Davis homers twice, Crisp goes deep as A's beat Rangers 6-4

Coco Crisp and Khris Davis got Oakland off to a quick start against Yu Darvish. Then came their big blows against a hard-throwing reliever to clinch the fourth series in a row for the Athletics.


Cardinals snap Familia's saves streak, rally past Mets 5-4

Just shy of a year. That's how long Jeurys Familia's saves streak lasted — until Yadier Molina ended it with one perfectly timed swing.


Michigan State scholarship to honor Sadler

Michigan State's athletic department is establishing a scholarship fund to honor Mike Sadler, the former Spartans punter who died in a car accident Saturday in Wisconsin.


McCullers, Rasmus help Astros over Yankees 4-1

Lance McCullers isn't reveling in his success after two straight 10-strikeout games.


Mondesi's bunt single helps Royals beat Angels, 7-5

Raul Mondesi had a bunt single for his first big league hit, with two runs scoring on the play on pitcher Matt Shoemaker's throwing error, as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.


Freeman HR, 5 RBIs as Braves top Twins for 2-game sweep

Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and tied a career high with five RBIs as the Atlanta Braves held off the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Wednesday night for a two-game sweep.


Baez hits 2-run HR, Russell adds slam as Cubs rout White Sox

Javier Baez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer deep into Wrigley's Field's left bleachers in the seventh, Addison Russell added a grand slam in a five-run eighth and the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 8-1 on Wednesday night.


Tomas homers twice; Bradley, D'backs beat Brewers 8-1

Yasmany Tomas hit two home runs, Archie Bradley pitched seven solid innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-1 on Wednesday night.


Twins-Orioles preview

Thursday's game is a make-up from the May 9 rainout at Target Field.