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New Nike basketball shoe: No 'Jelly Fam,' just grapes?

Gophers freshman Isaiah Washington during a Twin Cities Pro Am game at DelaSalle High School.

A representative for Nike said the shoes have nothing to do, as was originally reported, with Gophers freshman Isaiah Washington.


TCF Bank Stadium getting huge food upgrades for Gophers football

TCF Bank Stadium hosted a food tasting event designed to showcase some of the new foods that will be offered at Gophers football games this season.


Should Twins go from buyers to sellers ... and back to buyers again?

New Minnesota Twins Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey, left, and Senior Vice President, General Manager Thad Levine, were all smiles after they were introduced and fielded questions during a press conference at Target Field, Monday, November 7, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.

It becomes trickier to make deals in August because players must clear waivers, but it’s hardly impossible.


New Wolves guard Crawford tweets Shabazz Muhammad: 'C'mon back home'

Shabazz Muhammad is finding out what a lot of mid-level NBA veterans have found out this offseason: Not everyone is cashing in on free agency.


Here are some hints about the next Timberwolves uniform to be revealed

"We’re going to take a hard turn into something much more unique," Wolves CEO Ethan Casson said of the third Wolves jersey that will be revealed in September.


Tigers' Kinsler rips umpire Hernandez: 'He needs to stop ruining baseball games'

A day after being ejected by umpire Angel Hernandez, Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler ripped him in the coldest way imaginable.


ESPN faces backlash for fantasy football auction resembling slave auction

It’s still hard to imagine who at the network decided that the prospect of a white auctioneer holding up pictures of black men for (mostly) white men to bid on was something that would look good on television.


Here's your master plan for watching the Timberwolves and Wild this year

Let’s start with some good news: The Wild and Wolves don't play on the same day nearly as many times in 2017-28 as they did last season.


Analysts suggest Wolves in line for biggest improvement in NBA

The Timberwolves' turnaround could look very dramatic if everything finally comes together.


Has Buxton turned the corner or is this just another hot streak?

Buxton has fooled us before, so let’s proceed with caution here even though the question is worth asking about whether the Twins' center fielder is ready to fulfill his potential.


It's (very) early, but Vikings offense still lagging far behind defense

If you were looking for early evidence Thursday night that the gap between the Vikings' offense and defense had narrowed, you had to come away disappointed despite the 17-10 victory at Buffalo.


Thoughts on the new Wolves uniforms? Let's agree to disagree

People love to have STRONG opinions about the clothing athletes wear, and those opinions are quite diverse, as the reaction to the Wolves' new uniforms is showing.


Must see: Two of the four new Wolves uniforms have been revealed

The new Timberwolves uniforms, made by Nike, are here. The team released two of the four primary designs this morning.


Five things to know about tonight's Twins starting pitcher Dietrich Enns

Enns has also been slowed by significant injuries, including one that required Tommy John surgery a few years back and a shoulder problem that caused him to miss a couple of months this season.


Brick at new Braves ballpark proclaims: 'Hrbek cheated!'

One Braves fan with a long memory used his or her money wisely on a "Legacy Brick" at the new Atlanta ballpark.


New Wolves uniforms coming Thursday, leaked guesses already here

If the leaked looks are accurate, it would be a pretty distinct departure from team uniforms of the past. But can we all stay patient for a day until the Wolves make the changes official?


Contenders again? Twins play their way back to fun, awkward position

Minnesota Twins outfielders Byron Buxton (25), Eddie Rosario (20) and Max Kepler (26) celebrate after defeating the Texas Rangers during a baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, in Minneapolis. The Twins defeated the Rangers 6-5. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Left for roadkill a week ago, the Twins are now part of a cluster of six teams that are in the middle of the Wild Card battle.


Five things Minnesota, Wisconsin sports fans should agree on

Minnesota and Wisconsin fans don’t agree on much when it comes to local sports.


U renaming Sports Pavilion for former athletic director Maturi

The school announced that Sept. 2 is the date the Sports Pavilion — home to Gophers volleyball, wrestling and gymnastics — will get its new name.


Ex-Viking Kalil takes another shot at his former team

Kalil, now with Carolina, says he finally has a position coach who "demands excellence."