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Sano's return? Molitor says, 'I don't know if that's going to happen'

Tuesday marked exactly one month since third baseman Miguel Sano last played a game for the Twins after suffering a stress reaction in his left shin.

Manager Paul Molitor is concerned about Sano trying to regain his timing in the midst of a postseason chase.

Old man of the O-line: Berger keeps plugging holes for Vikings

Cut three times early in his career, 35-year-old Joe Berger has become a key to a Vikings line that’s tried to regain its footing through a number of high-profile investments.

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Your hottest of hot takes: Kyle Gibson, Adrian Peterson and more

RandBall put out a Twitter call for followers to e-mail him their best subject-line-only hot take, with the promise he'd publish the best ones. Here's what happened.

Souhan: Through the years, Vikings have suffered quarterback curse

The last true franchise quarterback the Vikings employed, Daunte Culpepper (11), had his career path ruined because of a knee injury.

Since Fran Tarkenton retired, the Vikings have been scrambling like Sir Francis to fill the position.

Show of loyalty: Koivu says new contract 'was right thing to do'

Mikko Koivu said his aim is to remain healthy and productive, then consider another contract extension when the time arrives.

Craig: Amid NFL angst from Vikings and beyond, Cutler is all smiles

Jay Cutler was signed for a one-year, $10 million contract by the Dolphins only after their starting quarterback — Ryan Tannehill — was lost for the season because of a knee injury.

Jay Cutler's situation, in which he put off the start of a broadcasting career to join the Dolphins for a one-year, $10 million contract, exemplifies the quarterbacking problems in the NFL.

Wild goalies rise to Boudreau's challenge in Winnipeg

Niklas Svedberg stopped 22 of 24 shots over two periods and Steve Michalek was perfect on 19 shots in the third period and overtime of the preseason opener.

Cunningham chooses Pelicans over Timberwolves

Veteran free agent and former Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham has agreed to re-sign with New Orleans, according to a report by the Vertical on Tuesday.

The Wolves still have three open roster spots, and some of the available options could add to the team's depth at guard or forward.

Can't have Mauer out of the lineup in a postseason race, Molitor decides

The Twins' hottest hitter will serve as designated hitter as Minnesota tries to salvage a victory in the three-game series.

Can't have Mauer out of the lineup in a postseason race, Molitor decides

The Twins' hottest hitter will serve as designated hitter as Minnesota tries to salvage a victory in the three-game series.

Souhan: Here's why Mientkiewicz firing is a bad look for the Twins

Doug Mientkiewicz

Six weeks ago, the Twins asked Doug Mientkiewicz to manage their Arizona Fall League team. That's usually a compliment, and often a sign that the manager has a future in the organization.

Hunting bluebills still thrilling despite their scarcity

But veterans of the pursuit lament the shortage of birds in Minnesota — 'It's just a shame'

Minnesota distance running star Steve Hoag dies

The former Gophers runner is probably best known for finishing second in the 1975 Boston Marathon to Bill Rodgers.

Preseason: Gophers, two others biggest threats to Michigan State

Athlon, Lindy's and Street & Smith college basketball preview magazines have three different Big Ten predictions for No. 2 team behind the Spartans

Mystic Lake Casino locks up massive, glitzy nightclub for the Super Bowl

During Super Bowl week early next year, Mystic Lake Casino will host a massive traveling nightclub for four days that counts some of pop music's biggest stars among its attractions as it has roamed the country.

Postgame: Berrios says hurricane, road venue wasn't the problem

Twins starter Jose Berrios (17) awaited the arrival of Twins manager Paul Molitor after allowing the tying run during the fourth inning of Minnesota's 5-2 loss to the Yankees in New York on Tuesday night.

Twins righthander had a subpar night, but credits Yankee patience for his rapidly climbing pitch count.

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Can't have Mauer out of the lineup in a postseason race, Molitor decides
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The Twins' hottest hitter will serve as designated hitter as Minnesota tries to salvage a victory in the three-game series.

Molitor: Mauer's days of rest are dine for the season
The Twins Beat

The Twins' hottest hitter will serve as designated hitter as Minnesota tries to salvage a victory in the three-game series against New York.


The last true franchise quarterback the Vikings employed, Daunte Culpepper (11), had his career path ruined because of a knee injury.

Souhan: Through the years, Vikings have suffered quarterback curse

Craig: Amid NFL angst from Vikings and beyond, Cutler is all smiles
Old man of the O-line: Berger keeps plugging holes for Vikings
What if Zimmer did have a crystal ball to predict Bradford's health?

Preseason: Gophers, two others biggest threats to Michigan State

You'll soon be able to buy an 'I still call it Mariucci' T-shirt
Gophers' Big Ten opener at home vs. Maryland scheduled for 11 a.m.
Minnesota distance running star Steve Hoag dies

The Yankees' Brett Gardner reacted after he was tagged out at the plate by Twins catcher Chris Gimenez during the seventh inning of New York's 5-2 victory Tuesday night.

Squandered chances, mistakes allow Yankees to wear down Twins

Sano's return? Molitor says, 'I don't know if that's going to happen'
Postgame: Berrios says hurricane, road venue wasn't the problem
Molitor: Mauer's days of rest are done for the season

Minnetonka's Jingjia McIntosh-Yee (right) kept the ball in play during a fifth-set volley as setter Dresden Pass (left) backed her up.

Minnetonka stops Hopkins in Lake Conference volleyball clash

Three-goal first half helps Eastview bolt past conference boys' soccer foe Eagan
Champlin Park polishes off Elk River in NW Suburban Conference volleyball battle
Prep roundup: Chanhassen edges Chaska in OT in boys' soccer

Veteran free agent and former Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham has agreed to re-sign with New Orleans, according to a report by the Vertical on Tuesday.

Cunningham chooses Pelicans over Timberwolves

Wolves executive Wright will become Loons CEO
Wolves sign undrafted college stars from Maryland, Duke
Roth reunites with Thibodeau as the Wolves G League mentor

The Lynx wants a concerted effort to get Williams Arena filled for the upcoming WNBA Finals with the Los Angeles Sparks. Game 1 is Sunday.

Whalen sees WNBA Barn burner: 'Two great teams, a lot of great players'

Lynx-Sparks schedule set, opens with two at the Barn
Rematch awaits Lynx after sweeping Washington in WNBA semifinals
Wings' Allisha Gray wins WNBA Rookie of the Year award

Chris Wright, the new CEO of the Loons, says one of his goals for the team is winning the MLS Cup.

Loons hire Wright as CEO

Morgan scores twice as US women beat New Zealand 5-0
Sporting KC to meet Red Bulls for US Open Cup championship
Wolves executive Wright will become Loons CEO

In “Windswept Bay’’ by David A. Maass, two bull canvasbacks led a parade of bluebills advancing on a hunter’s point — once a common scene in Minnesota in October and November, but no longer.

Hunting bluebills still thrilling despite their scarcity

Palaniuk wins BASS tournament on Mille Lacs
Anderson: Skilled hands of technicians keep major fishing tournaments afloat
Grouse leverage greenery to their advantage in hunting season opener

DeMaurice Smith re-elected as head of NFL players' union

DeMaurice Smith has been re-elected as executive director of the players' union in a special committee vote.Under guidelines passed since his last election as NFL…


Dallas, Houston, Philly join Overwatch esports league

Dave Scott is quick to note he wasn't at Comcast Spectacor when the company sold the Philadelphia 76ers six years ago.


Federer, Nadal happy to play doubles, Borg to decide

With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup team tennis tournament, expectations are running high about the chance of seeing the two as doubles partners.


Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato to drive for Rahal in 2018

Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing next season. Sato spent just one season with Andretti Autosport and became the first Japanese winner of the 500.


Morgan scores twice as US women beat New Zealand 5-0

Alex Morgan scored twice and the U.S. women's national team concluded a two-game series against New Zealand with a 5-0 victory at Nippert Stadium on Tuesday night.