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Mauer avoids matchup with David Price as Twins face Red Sox

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The four-game series is tied at 1-1 as the Twins send righthander Ricky Nolasco to the mound.

Lynx head off into Olympic break after victory over Seattle

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) was double teamed by the Seattle Storm in the second half Friday. ] (AARON LAVINSKY/STAR TRIBUNE) aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com The Minnesota Lynx play the Seattle Storm on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Lynx pulled away to defeated Storm 79-72 for its sixth straight victory, improve to 21-4 and remain a half-game behind Los Angeles for the best record in the WNBA. Up next: A month-long hiatus.

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Ex-Vikings coach Dennis Green, dead at 67, leaves a legacy on field and off

Dennis Green, former coach of the Minnesota Vikings, has died at age 67.

The coach from 1992 to 2002, he led the team to the playoffs eight times and was second to only Bud Grant in all-time team victories.

Anderson: Passion buoys bird hunters caught between seasons

Dennis Anderson

Bird hunters worry that age, infirmary, work or other calamity might someday keep them from venturing afield in autumn, an eventuality to be deferred as long as possible, passion being the best defense.

Venegas' knee injury leaves United thin for Saturday

United FC defender Kevin Venegas was hurt during Wednesday's friendly and will miss Saturday's match against Fort Lauderdale.

He was who we thought he was: the best Dennis Green quotes

RandBall

Former Vikings coach Dennis Green, who died Friday morning at age 67, was known for his colorful quotes, expression and moments almost as much as he was known for winning football games.

Gophers picked to finish near bottom of Big Ten West by media

"Easier" schedule fails to inspire confidence: team picked to finish 5th in West in preseason poll.

AquaJam, a Minneapolis skateboard classic, returns to Aquatennial

RandBall

Tucker Gerrick, director of marketing for Fulton Beer and a longtime skateboarding enthusiast who remembers AquaJam from his youth, was instrumental in getting the event back on the schedule

Dennis Green's greatness went well beyond his coaching

Sid Hartman

Huzzah, vintage base ball connecting in Minnesota

There are 10-plus men's teams and a few women's.

Pursuit of crappies turns up so much more

Crappie hunt turns up so much more — bugs, birds and other beings — for well-studied angler

Gibson's strong outing holds up as Twins top Boston 2-1

Behind Kyle Gibson's eight innings of two-hit baseball, the Twins shook off a blowout loss on Thursday by beating the Red Sox on Friday night.

U.S. Bank Stadium formally opened for team 'on the rise'

Bud Grant said he tried to come up with a word for the building; he settled on "awesome."

Reusse: Dennis Green, a terrific coach, was just as crafty at the mic

Patrick Reusse

What can be said without a doubt is that Denny Green was an outstanding NFL coach — second only to Bud Grant in the Vikings' archives.

A relieved Froome heads to Paris to secure 3rd Tour title

After two crashes, a bloodied knee and even a run up legendary Mont Ventoux, a relieved Chris Froome can cruise into Paris on Sunday and secure his third Tour de France title in four years.

Baseball Hall revamps veterans' committees

Baseball's Hall of Fame has again revamped its veterans' committees, attempting to increase consideration for more contemporary players, managers, umpires and executives.

Closing in on 3,000 hits, Suzuki is on the upswing at age 42

Closing in on 3,000 hits, Ichiro Suzuki isn't inclined to stop there. He's 42, and for some time has said — in Japanese and English — he wants to play until at least 50.


Sid Hartman
Dennis Green's greatness went well beyond his coaching

My introduction to Dennis Green was probably the worst I've ever acted at a news conference, as Green was being announced as the new…

Sid Hartman
Sid's Jottings

JOTTINGS• When you speak of great careers, who could have a greater one than the late Wendell Anderson? Three decades of public service as…


Kendra Harrison of the US poses next to the time she ran to win the women's 100 meter hurdles in a world record time of 12.20 seconds during the Diamond League anniversary games at The Stadium, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, Friday, July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Kendra Harrison breaks 28-year record in 100-meter hurdles

Skateboarding star Tony Hawk: Olympics 'need our excitement'
The Greatest: Phelps returns for another Olympic farewell
Cousins looks to make most of chance with US basketball team

White Sox ace Chris Sale scratched for 'clubhouse incident'

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale has been scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers after he was involved in what the team says was a "non-physical clubhouse incident."


Sid's Jottings

JOTTINGS• When you speak of great careers, who could have a greater one than the late Wendell Anderson? Three decades of public service as…


Snedeker leads amateur du Toit in Canadian Open

Brandt Snedeker overpowered the par-5 18th hole Saturday in the Canadian Open to take a one-stroke lead over Canadian amateur Jared du Toit.


Early goals give the Galaxy a 2-1 win over the Timbers.

Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes scored in the opening 11 minutes and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Portland 2-1 on Saturday to snap the Timbers' nine-game undefeated streak.


US sending record number of women to Rio Games

The United States is sending 292 women to the Summer Olympics— the most women who have ever competed at an Olympics for a single country.