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The Twins lost 4-1 to Pittsburgh on Monday, but starter Phil Hughes came away feeling better about himself after giving up two homers in a rocky first inning. He gave up another run in the second inning, but he faced the minimum 12 batters over the final four innings of his outing.
The Midwest Regional offered the greatest Gophers basketball game ever played. For all the wonderful ones in Williams Arena, nothing equals the two-overtime regional semifinal — the battle of the big hearts of the Gophers and of the Clemson Tigers.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation's first economic impact analysis of the state's cycling industry also found that 13.6 percent of Twin Cities residents commute by bike, at least once in a while.
Repeated slow starts and lackluster finishes compelled Rudy Gobert to question the competitive spirit of some Utah Jazz teammates. They responded with the fire expected from an NBA playoff team on Monday night.
This was no feel-good road trip for the Memphis Grizzlies, who had another loss to contemplate on a long flight home.