Byron Buxton stays in the leadoff spot and third baseman Josh Donaldson isn't in the starting lineup.
On free-form KQRS, he introduced Twin Cities music lovers to Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Steely Dan and Shawn Phillips.
Dry and breezy weekend ahead. Milder temps slide in next week with a shot at 80F on Tuesday, the first day of Fall! Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson
Rookie Cameron Dantzler, who worked his way past Jeff Gladney to win the nickel cornerback job for last week’s Vikings season opener, will be out with a rib injury.
Former Gophers All-American big man Daniel Oturu, who returned briefly to Minnesota after training in California, has been acing interviews with NBA teams. The NBA Draft date is set for Nov. 18.
Rich Hill will face Kyle Hendricks as the teams start a three-game series at Wrigley Field. The Cubs lead their division by 5 1/2 games.
"Do I acknowledge my actions were against the rules...? Yes. Do I acknowledge wrongdoing? Absolutely not."
At this point, it would take some significant movement over the final 10 days of games to dislodge a Twins-Yankees series in the first round of the playoffs.
Skies should be brighter today (smoke not withstanding) with a slow warming trend into next week. Expect mostly 70s next week, with a couple days topping 80F. Still plenty of time for shorts and T-shirts. But have a jacket ready to go in cold storage.
Juancho Hernangomez won't be a part of the team's group workouts, which start next week, because he had committed to filming "Hustle."
It's a double-shot of music, commentary and jokes about his booze of choice in a new episode of his SiriusXM radio show that ran from 2006-09.
The Lynx center, out the last 13 games, appears ready to return to the starting lineup when the Lynx play the Phoenix Mercury in a playoff game tonight
Chicago leads the American League Central, and the Twins are two games behind.
Abigail Hunt Snelling Chapman was more than a helpmate at the early years of the fort bearing her name
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Wednesday’s news that the Wild sent Eric Staal to Buffalo in exchange for Marcus Johansson was a head-scratching moment.
The Edina native always wanted to be an Olympian, and she struck gold by picking hockey over swimming as a teenager.
While the west smolders and meteorologists run out of names for hurricanes, the weather over the central U.S. looks pretty sedate for the next week or two. This is about as cool as it'll get, with another run of 70s, even 80 degrees next week. Maybe the nice weather will take my mind off the slow-motion climate migration already underway.
The Twins have fallen three games behind Chicago in the American League Central.
MLB has announced no plans for a change to next season, with the regular season schedule having already been set.