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Twins' big rally trumped by Astros' bigger rally

The Astros' George Springer, left, and Jake Marisnick celebrated as they score the tying and go-ahead runs against the Twins on a double by Josh Reddick in the eighth inning at Target Field on Monday.

The Astros teed off for 14 runs over the last two innings.

Scoggins: Spurning fresh arms leads to baffling bullpen fiasco by Twins

Twins reliever Matt Belisle walked off the field after the eighth inning Monday, when the Astros tagged Twins pitchers for 11 runs. Meanwhile, two pitchers with fresh arms sat on the bench.

The Twins bullpen's stat line Monday looked like something out of youth in-house baseball: 14 runs, 13 hits, two home runs, three walks, a hit batter and a partridge in a pear tree.

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Eden Prairie sprinter pushed his pace in the face of adversity

Eden Prairie sprinter Denzel Brown, right, the state’s top male track and field athlete, got a ride to school from Bruce Kivimaki, his track and field coach and a pivotal mentor, at 6:30 a.m. Brown then worked to catch up on his geometry homework.

Denzel Brown has had hurdles put before him, like learning to trust.

Buxton hand injury not serious, but departure made big impact

Buxton said the finger was painful after the game, but "I was very relieved. It could have been worse than it was. Hopefully I'll be back out there tomorrow."

Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

Tiger Woods attributed an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medicine for his arrest on a DUI charge that landed him in a Florida jail Monday for nearly four hours.

Basebrawl! Harper, Strickland trade punches as Nationals, Giants fight

Nationals slugger Bryce Harper and San Francisco reliever Hunter Strickland both landed punches to the head during a wild brawl that erupted Monday after a hit by pitch.

On St. Louis River, massive cleanup project now in doubt

Proposed cut to Great Lakes fund comes at delicate time for St. Louis River.

Longtime Twins clubhouse attendant Wiesner dies

Jim Wiesner, a beloved baseball lifer who worked for the Twins since their arrival in 1961 as a clubhouse attendant and equipment manager for 37 years, died Sunday, a day after his 77th birthday.

MSU Mankato wins first Division II softball title

Senior pitcher Coley Ries threw a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Postgame: Rosario's day included some thrills -- and spills

Monday was a typical high-energy, eventful game for Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario, who made a spectacular diving catch in left field, but also committed an error that cost the Twins a run, and failed to catch an entirely catchable bloop fly ball that let two more runs in.

The young outfielder made a great catch, but also a costly throwing error and a critical mistake in center.

NHL commissioner discussed offside review issues before Game 1 call

Almost as if he was clairvoyant, Gary Bettman got ahead of what looked like what might have ended up being the Stanley Cup Final opener's chief story line two hours before puck drop.

Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

Prep athletes of the week: Minneapolis Edison sophomore rolls into boys' tennis tournament

Edison's Logan Couillard won the Class 1A, Section 5 individual tournament singles championship with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Ben Stevenson of Fridley.

Tuesday's Talker: Dare to hope, Twin fans — but do so cautiously

The warm months in Minnesota are better when the MLB team is interesting and competitive. Stop worrying about whether it will last and enjoy it for as long as it does.

With Andre Agassi as mentor, Novak Djokovic wins French Open match

The No. 2 seed advanced but wasn't in top form for new adviser Andre Agassi.

Sato takes Michael Andretti to victory lane at Indy

Takuma Sato, the newest full-time Andretti driver, proved Michael Andretti was no fool when he stretched his organization to six cars for Sunday's 101st running of the event.

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Scoggins: Spurning fresh arms leads to baffling bullpen fiasco by Twins
Chip Scoggins

The Twins bullpen's stat line Monday looked like something out of youth in-house baseball: 14 runs, 13 hits, two home runs, three walks, a hit batter and a partridge in a pear tree.

Postgame: Rosario's day included some thrills -- and spills
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The young outfielder made a great catch, but also a costly throwing error and a critical mistake in center.


The Astros' George Springer, left, and Jake Marisnick celebrated as they score the tying and go-ahead runs against the Twins on a double by Josh Reddick in the eighth inning at Target Field on Monday.

Twins' big rally trumped by Astros' bigger rally

Scoggins: Spurning fresh arms leads to baffling bullpen fiasco by Twins
Buxton hand injury not serious, but departure made big impact
Postgame: Rosario's day included some thrills -- and spills

Vikings defensive line coach Andre Patterson goes back with Mike Zimmer for three decades, a friendship that is one reason why Patterson is the one Zimmer has entrusted to make sure "I kind of get his message across to the team," Patterson said.

With trusty Vikings assistant Andre Patterson near, Mike Zimmer can rest easy

Scoggins: Bridgewater video is Vikings' subtle message of optimism
Hartman: Vikings need their recent draft picks to develop quickly
Andre Patterson's career highlights

Minnesota United’s Johan Venegas lurked outside the Orlando City SC goal as defender Jonathan Spector dived to clear a cross in front of goalkeeper Joseph Bendik on Saturday night.

Minnesota United's Venegas shows off playmaking ability

Player guide for Champions League finalist Juventus
Player guide for Champions League holder Real Madrid
Christian Ramirez's goal makes Loons a 1-0 winner over Orlando

Gophers coach John Anderson.

U ousted from Big Ten baseball tourney with 13-inning loss to Iowa

Sunday Q&A: Jessica Allister, Gophers softball coach
New Gophers freshman Jamir Harris brings shooting and leadership
MSU Mankato wins first Division II softball title

Eden Prairie sprinter Denzel Brown, right, the state’s top male track and field athlete, got a ride to school from Bruce Kivimaki, his track and field coach and a pivotal mentor, at 6:30 a.m. Brown then worked to catch up on his geometry homework.

Eden Prairie sprinter pushed his pace in the face of adversity

Prep athletes of the week: Minneapolis Edison sophomore rolls into boys' tennis tournament
Blaine girls' lacrosse now the hunted as section playoffs begin
The Denzel Brown file

Steve Kerr expects to decide soon whether he will coach the Golden State Warriors at all in the NBA Finals, saying Monday he is not yet ready but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1.

Kerr not well yet, but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1

Like Shaun Livingston, JaVale McGee perfect fit on Warriors
Cool Hand Lue: Cavs coach keeps NBA champs calm amid chaos
James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen, shown in a game last October, registered 10 assists in just under 20 minutes of playing time in an 80-66 victory over San Antonio at Target Center on Sunday.

Lynx point guards set up teammates in rout of Stars

Postgame: Lynx stay perfect against winless Stars
Sylvia Fowles' play most important reason Lynx remain unbeaten
Lynx-San Antonio game preview

From left, Jane Stark, Donna Pickard, Patrice Aubrecht, Cathy Burand, Lynn Allar and Mary Benson are aiming to make BWCA women’s venture a reality. Burand can’t make the trip because of an injury and will be replaced by Kathryn Erickson.

Group of Minnesota women eyeing Boundary Waters canoe venture

On St. Louis River, massive cleanup project now in doubt
Anderson: Readers weigh in on resource-related issues at Capitol
Once shrinking White Bear Lake is on the verge of overflowing

Guentzel's goal lifts Penguins by Predators 5-3 in Game 1

This is what the Pittsburgh Penguins do. They find a way.


LEADING OFF: Discipline on deck for Harper-Strickland brawl

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:___BASEBRAWLNationals slugger Bryce Harper and Giants reliever Hunter Strickland are certain to soon get penalized by…


Braves beat Angels; Trout headed for surgery on thumb

The Atlanta Braves took advantage Monday when the Los Angeles Angels were without their star center fielder.


Player guide for Champions League finalist Juventus

A look at the top 11 players who led Juventus to Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid:


NHL's international plan includes China but not Olympics

The NHL is heading to Asia next season. Just not the Olympics.