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Coach K, Pitino others on hand for Wolves' first training camp session

United States head coach Mike Krzyzewski walks on the court before a basketball game against China at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

There were a lot of coaches at the Timberwolves' first training camp practice Tuesday morning. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was there with his staff, and so was Gophers coach Richard Pitino.

'Leidner Island' is home of Gophers quarterback's biggest fans

The island, which can be found in Lot 37 at TCF Bank Stadium on game days and in Twitter's universe, was settled only about a month ago.

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Read the replay: Vikings Live Chat with Andrew Krammer

Defense, coaching, kicking and more. See what Andrew Krammer was talking about with Vikings fans during our Tuesday afternoon Live Chat..

Staal, Eriksson Ek to make Wild exhibition debuts tonight at the X

Eric Staal, a longtime member of the Carolina Hurricanes, signed a three-year free-agent deal with the Wild.

The Wild, fresh off a 2-1 preseason win against Buffalo, hosts the Avalanche in its home preseason opener

Zimmer says Vikings' impressive defensive stats are a product of team play

The Vikings defense rank first in sacks (15), first in takeaways (nine), third in scoring defense (13.3 points per game), and sixth in total yards allowed (295.0). They are in the top 10 against both the run and pass, too.

Greetings from Hazeltine: More photos from the Ryder Cup

Media members had a chance to walk the Ryder Cup course Tuesday. Here's a photo tour of Hazeltine all dressed up and almost ready to go, with some bonus photos from our morning shoot..

They planned to rob pizza guy, but didn't count on an ex-Viking delivering it

The plan was simple : Order a pizza, rob whoever showed up to deliver the pie. But the caper did not go as the four men expected.

From intern to in charge: Falvey, 33, will be Twins' new baseball boss

Those who know Derek Falvey say he embraces statistical analysis, but also understands that there is room for old-school approaches to talent evaluation.

A half-billion people will have their eyes on Minnesota as Ryder Cup tees off

This weekend's Ryder Cup will be the year's most-watched sports event in the U.S.

Scoggins: Coaching carousel churns in college football

Les Miles fired at LSU four games into season

Isaac Kolstad sues 2 attackers, Mankato bars over injuries

The former football player suffered a traumatic brain injury after an altercation outside a Mankato bar in 2014.

The Toro Co. aides in final Ryder Cup course preparations

Staff from The Toro Co. and its distribution arm MTI Distributing are among Hazeltine volunteers this week making final course preparations for the Ryder Cup.

Will the Vikings finish with 100 fewer losses than the Twins?

The Twins will have six more chances to lose in the next six days before mercifully ending this season Sunday.

Vikings promote Willie Beavers to active roster, bring back Isaac Fruechte

Guard Willie Beavers, a Vikings fourth-round draft pick from Western Michigan, is now on the practice squad.

The Vikings still had an open roster spot after placing running back Adrian Peterson on injured reserve Friday following his knee surgery.

Gophers defensive end Devers to miss Penn State game with injury

Devers has forced three fumbles with sacks this season but injured his left ankle against Colorado State on Saturday.

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Twins arrive in KC just in time to see the defending champs eliminated
Twins Insider

A Royals loss or Orioles win would end KC's postseason hopes, while Molitor just tries to keep his last-place team engaged

Ryder Cup Fever: Bundle up for it
Souhan on Sports

My first day at Hazeltine this week

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was surrounded by Vikings defenders Linval Joseph (98), Shamar Stephen (93), Eric Kendricks (54) and Captain Munnerlyn (24) in the third quarter Sunday. The Vikings have asserted themselves early as one of the NFL’s top defenses. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ - September 25, 2016, Charlotte, NC, Bank of America Stadium, NFL, Minnesota Vikings vs. Carolina Panthers

Zimmer says Vikings' impressive defensive stats are a product of team play

Bradford trade has been an early win-win for Vikings and Eagles
Read the replay: Vikings Live Chat with Andrew Krammer
Boone should be able to play despite hip injury

Derek Falvey: assistant general manager of the first-place Cleveland Indians, will be hired to head the Twinsí baseball operations.

From intern to in charge: Falvey, 33, will be Twins' new baseball boss

The Twins have been terrible -- and terribly unlucky with weather
Five things to know about Derek Falvey
Will the Vikings finish with 100 fewer losses than the Twins?

U.S. Bank Stadium, seen from the sky in all its splendor, stands ready for today’s Vikings season home opener.

Vikings bring fanfare for biggest day in long franchise history

In settlement, Vikings allow Wells Fargo to keep elevated signs on roofs near stadium
What you need to know before Sunday's first Vikings game
Gophers to play basketball in U.S. Bank Stadium next year

McIlroy wants to return 'gift' of winning to Clarke

Rory McIlroy didn't think his 10th birthday could get any better.

Serena Williams to start 2017 season in Auckland

Second-ranked Serena Williams will begin her 2017 season and Australian Open buildup at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, organizers confirmed Tuesday.

AP Power Rankings: This time it's Pats, Denver tied at No. 1

The Denver Broncos are off to a perfect start under quarterback Trevor Siemian. The New England Patriots also are 3-0 despite playing without superstar Tom Brady.

Nationals catcher Ramos out for playoffs with torn ACL

The Washington Nationals' World Series hopes took a serious blow Tuesday when All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee.

Defense might be the Big Ten Conference's football trademark

While No. 2 Ohio State and No. 4 Michigan are among the nation's top five scoring teams, the Big Ten Conference is just as good…