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Souhan: Rubio hasn't proven worthy of leading Wolves' resurgence

Jim Souhan

Tom Thibodeau's selection of Kris Dunn means he doesn't want to rely on a point guard who never seemed to be as good as he was projected to be, and who never seemed to elevate his team.

How will Wild reshape roster after a dull finish to draft?

With salary-cap money to burn, Blues captain David Backes is one potential free-agent target.

Fletcher won't say right this second what he has up his sleeve. But he didn't buy out Thomas Vanek's contract for no reason. He has his paws in multiple trade scenarios.

Scores, schedules and stats

Ryan: Suspended Allen will return to job when he completes treatment

Twins pitching coach Neil Allen.

GM Terry Ryan offered no timelines and few details about pitching coach Neil Allen's current program, other than to say, "Everything is going fine. … He's making progress."

Draft just the start for Wolves' new regime

A look at five questions facing Tom Thibodeau's team this offseason, with NBA free agency kicking off this week.

United falls to Club Leon in Target Field exhibition

A two-goal loss to a Mexican squad still is regarded as a positive for the United, playing at Target Field for the first time.

New direction, new results for Olympic swimming hopeful Plummer

The former Gophers swimmer is producing the best results of his career at age 30 as he pursues a spot in Rio.

Hartman: Eden Prairie's Bykowski to battle for spot on Vikings line

Sid Hartman

The offensive line competition figures to be intense, but Carter Bykowski is ready to show what he can do after sitting out last season because of injury.

Catch rate keeps improving for Red Lake walleye

More than a decade after a bold move, hot fishing is getting hotter.

Important start for Duffey today as Twins try to break streak in NY

Twins Insider

Spot in starting rotation could be at stake as righthander tries to shake seven-game slump.

Whose 6th-inning hit halted Duffey's perfect game vs. Yankees?

The dazzling performance comes amid a most distressing season for the Twins.

Escobar's error, Yankees relief extend another Twins losing streak

In only 74 games, the Twins have managed a remarkable — eleven — losing streaks of three games or longer, a couple of them two or three times that long.

Johnny Love's Sunday Canterbury Park line

A look at Sunday's races from Star Tribune handicapper Johnny Love.

Gameday preview: Lynx at Washington

The Lynx will try to begin a new winning streak after seeing their 13-0 start end Friday night.

Wheaton: Sun rarely sets on the Wimbledon empire

The All England Club will help provide a distraction from the British's European Union departure.

Wild draft pick will try to rebuild his image

Dmitry Sokolov, considered by most experts to be a top-15 or even top-10 draft pick heading into this past season, fell all the way to the Wild at 196th overall.

Gophers add Donnell Greene, another JUCO offensive lineman

Gridiron Gold

Donnell Greene will transfer to the Gophers from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College and have three years of eligibility remaining.

PGA Tour cancels Greenbrier Classic amid West Virginia flood

The PGA Tour canceled the Greenbrier Classic, scheduled for July 7-10, on Saturday because of devastating flooding in West Virginia.


Twins Insider
Important start for Duffey today as Twins try to break streak in NY

Spot in starting rotation could be at stake as righthander tries to shake seven-game slump.

Jim Souhan
Souhan: Rubio hasn't proven worthy of leading Wolves' resurgence

Tom Thibodeau's selection of Kris Dunn means he doesn't want to rely on a point guard who never seemed to be as good as he was projected to be, and who never seemed to elevate his team.


Meesseman, Hill lead Mystics to 87-63 win over Lynx

Emma Meesseman scored 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting, Tayler Hill added 17 points, five assists and four steals and the Washington Mystics never trailed in an 87-63 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.


Sale pitches White Sox past Blue Jays 5-2

Pitching on a hot, muggy afternoon against one of the majors' best lineups, Chris Sale made it look easy.


Perez, Rangers take another series with 6-2 win over Red Sox

Martin Perez pitched six solid innings for his sixth straight win, the first six Texas hitters reached for an early lead and the Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Sunday.


Duffey: Throwing strikes "works wonders"

Twins righthander Tyler Duffey says fixing his mechanics and throwing strikes was the big difference in his eight-inning, two-hit performance Sunday.


Cook gets redemption by winning 3-meter for Olympic spot

Diver Kassidy Cook got a measure of redemption Sunday by qualifying for her first U.S. Olympic team.