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Vanek's contract bought out by Wild to create salary cap space

Russo's Rants

While disappointed, Thomas Vanek said: "I'm grateful I got the chance to play for the Wild. It was a dream of mine." The move will free up about $5 million to use toward signing other players.

Kris Dunn ready to display his toughness for Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves first-round draft pick Kris Dunn walked onto the podium before the start of a press conference Friday afternoon.

Dunn called being selected fifth overall by the Wolves Thursday night "one of the best feelings ever" and said it was even more special to share it with his family

Twins trade Arcia to Rays for player to be named later

Oswaldo Arcia

Oswaldo Arcia, who hit 20 home runs in 2014, wasn't able to stay in the lineup on a regular basis this year.

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All Dunn: Watch these Kris Dunn college highlights

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Take a look at these video highlights of the newest member of the Timberwolves, including some impressive moves from the NCAA tournament.

Trade talk: Wild would need young, scoring forward for a defenseman

Russo's Rants

Tonight at 6 p.m., the first round of the NHL Draft will take place. The Wild currently picks 15th and GM Chuck Fletcher is getting calls about his young defensemen.

Souhan: Thibodeau's first Wolves draft pick eschews obvious for intriguing

Jim Souhan

Oklahoma's Buddy Hield was the safe, even obvious, pick. Kentucky's Jamal Murray was the safe upside pick. Kris Dunn was a less obvious fit but that doesn't mean he wasn't the right guy.

Hot-shooting Howard has exceeded Lynx' expectations

Natasha Howard has become a confident forward off the bench for the Lynx, able to spell forward Rebekkah Brunson with very little drop-off in production

'A great fit': Wolves select, and keep, Kris Dunn No. 5 overall

The 6-4 Dunn averaged 16.4 points per game last season for Providence. Trade rumors persisted during the draft but the Wolves are keeping their pick.

Surgery reveals Perkins had more shoulder damage than thought

Glen Perkins' labrum had to be reattached to the bone during surgery Thursday. In many cases, that means around eight months for recovery.

Vanek could be bought out of final year with Wild

GM Chuck Fletcher has indicated that he may need to buy out the final year of Thomas Vanek's contract to pay other players, an NHL source said.

Replay: Kris Dunn press conference Live Blog

New Timberwolves point guard met with Twin Cities media Friday afternoon. See what he had to say, along with photos and more from social media, on our Live Blog.

Charles Buggs headed for USC

The school announced earlier this month that the 6-9 forward would move on after getting his degree in the spring.

Welcome, summer: A guide to outdoors activities all over Minnesota

From family friendly action at state parks to mountain bike racing, a guide to summer activities and possibilities in the Minnesota outdoors.

Wolves notes: Andy Greer joins team as Thibodeau's top assistant

Greer and Thibodeau were assistants together for Jeff Van Gundy in Houston a decade ago, and Thibodeau hired Greer as an assistant in Chicago.

Wild begins NHL draft as part-time player with just two picks in first six rounds

Trades leave Chuck Fletcher with just two picks in first six rounds.

Jepsen fails again as Phillies break open close game

One-time closer Kevin Jepsen couldn't keep the score close in late innings, surrendering a three-run home run in the eighth inning as the Twins fell to the Phillies.

Friday's Lynx-Sparks rematch added to NBA TV schedule

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The Lynx game against Los Angeles has been added to the NBA TV schedule and will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday.

Pitino: Lynch still suspended, 2016-17 schedule toughest

Gold in the Barn

The Gophers coach posted some updated thoughts now that most of the 2015-16 team is in town.


Jim Souhan
Souhan: Thibodeau's first Wolves draft pick eschews obvious for intriguing

Oklahoma's Buddy Hield was the safe, even obvious, pick. Kentucky's Jamal Murray was the safe upside pick. Kris Dunn was a less obvious fit but that doesn't mean he wasn't the right guy.

Russo's Rants
Vanek's contract bought out by Wild to create salary cap space

While disappointed, Thomas Vanek said: "I'm grateful I got the chance to play for the Wild. It was a dream of mine." The move will free up about $5 million to use toward signing other players.


UEFA's Collina happy with European Championship refs' work

No goal controversies. No straight red cards. No players seriously injured by bad tackles.


IndyCar's Newgarden returns to practice at Road America

IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden is practicing at Road America, his first time back on a track since breaking his right collarbone in a scary crash at Texas.


NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe

Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked them to the use of performance-enhancing drugs.


Vijay Singh shoots 66 to lead Quicken Loans National

Vijay Singh shot a 66 to move to 8 under par through two rounds and take the early lead Friday at the Quicken Loans National.


Rays acquire Oswaldo Arcia from Twins to bolster outfield

The Tampa Bay Rays have addressed a need for help in the outfield by acquiring left-handed hitting Oswaldo Arcia from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named or cash.