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he Lynx responded with raw emotion and a comeback victory to tie the series as its shifts to Indiana. The Lynx won 77-71, with center Sylvia Fowles leading the way with 21 points and nine rebounds and saying she “put the team on my back,” even though it once again fell to Moore to take on the role of fourth-quarter finisher.
Adrian Peterson got his electric moment on a breakaway TD run but lamented a missed block on the last series.
Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater was the last to address the media, measuring his words in carefully prepared clichés to avoid offending teammates or drawing attention to himself.
There is no question that Manning is the greatest regular-season quarterback of all time. There is also no question that he cannot be called anything more.
It would be easy for Torii Hunter to walk away at the end of a brilliant career, and it would be easy for the Twins to let him walk, but there is a deal to be made if both sides are flexible and trust one another.
In a year, Hazeltine National will host the world’s only premier tournament where the first tee is a frat party, the players quake over something other than paychecks and golf feels like a three-day college football game.
Adrian Peterson's list of things to celebrate Sunday included the birth of a son and rebirth of his star power.
Would you be satisfied if Teddy Bridgewater becomes as good as Philip Rivers?
Tom Brunansky and Paul Molitor have urged Brian Dozier to smash the occasional line drive to right field, to take away the outside pitches with which opponents have teased him for months.
For just long enough, Sylvia Fowles countered the offensive dominance of Los Angeles’ Candace Parker to help the Lynx to a 91-80 victory at Target Center.
Mathematical proof of life is more important than all of the negative circumstances that have conspired against the Twins recently.
The Vikings have issues requiring immediate attention.
The Twins clubhouse remains a loose place these days, even as they reintroduce Minnesotans to the excruciating joyfulness of pressurized baseball.
“It’s a reality check,’’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said. “We know now, after tonight’s performance, that we weren’t as good as people said we were.’’
The perception is that this team can win, and now it’s time to prove it.
The Gophers offense needs some tweaking — here’s what to do.
The Gophers hadn’t generated many points until they found a way to score at a crucial time.
In his first game at Minnesota, Rodney Smith carried 16 times for 88 yards and a touchdown, and caught one pass for 3 yards. He earned a 100 percent grade from coach Jerry Kill.
With all the pieces firmly in place, Year 2 of Norv Turner's attack should run smoother with the Vikings.
A creation by Matt Birk and Brooks Bollinger plays into high-schoolers’ phone obsession.
It it wasn’t all Mitch Leidner’s fault that the Gophers' offense meandered against TCU on Thursday.
There is no question Jose Berrios is the Twins’ best big-league-ready pitching prospect. Is he ready to pitch in a playoff race?
Once he reaches the batter’s box, rookie Miguel Sano takes the most mature and productive at-bats on a team he has helped make a contender.
The Twins overspent on four players, and it’s hurting.
Talented linebacker Eric Kendricks is working on not being too aggressive during his rookie year so far.
The Gophers have had a series of QBs with nimble feet and not-so-accurate arms.
Because he didn’t last in the majors, and because he became the manager of a franchise featuring the motto “Fun is good,” it has been easy to forget that the Saints' George Tsamis is a serious competitor.
Charles Johnson sees a playmaking void he can fill by stepping in as a primary target.
The NFL ignores players’ well-being by not pulling plug on meaningless preseason games.
There may never be another winner like Jack Nicklaus, or intimidator like Tiger Woods, but today’s golfers are the best players and athletes in the sport’s history.
The new world No. 1 was ready to pounce but lost to an unflappable, steady rival in a Sunday pairing.
Following Jason Day's rise to winner of the PGA Championship was a mentor who rebuilt his life.
Jordan Spieth will play in the final group Sunday with a chance at his third major title of the year.
The likeable Aussie finds himself again in contention at a major, but with Jordan Spieth lurking.
Former PGA champions Rich Beem and Davis Love III are expecting the Chaska course to shine at 2016 event.
The Midwest heat and humidity boiled the PGA Championship leaderboard into a bouillabaisse of inspirations and oddities.
He has committed to play next week, even though drought in majors likely will continue today.
Dustin Johnson might be the best athlete on tour. He might be the best all-around ball striker. He might be the worst on tour at dealing with pressure.
Two club pros with Minnesota ties enjoyed their day on the big stage.
Jordan Spieth can be outdriven on the golf course, but he won’t be outworked this week at the PGA Championship.
Setting up a golf course so that a strange and inconsistent ruling can alter the course of a major championship, as the PGA Championship did in 2010, is silly.
There’s much more to the young Vikings quarterback than meets the eye.
Is it just a coincidence that the sound of the Twins front office this week is the same as the sound at Target Field for most of this homestand? Silence?
In his second stint on the job, the former Trader Terry has become the general manager of mild moves.
A team that has proved itself so different from its four, losing, predecessors, has something in common with every Twins team since 2001:
Two-time Pro-Bowler Chad Greenway is many things you might not suspect, but is defined by the ways he conforms to the stereotype of a small-town Midwestern father.
The last time the Vikings had a roster this talented and added a quarterback who knew what he was doing, they almost went to the Super Bowl.
If you care only about football, or choose to care only about football in this case, Adrian Peterson's new deal makes sense.
The captain has his hands full trying to right the U.S. ship.
John Randle’s first Minnesota bus ride led to a Hall of Fame career. His son’s illness led him back to Minnesota, where he found St. David’s.
Paul Molitor is a baseball Hall of Famer whose managerial style is defined by humility. "He's got everybody believing in themselves," said one Twins official.
Off the field, the All-Star closer has just one objective: keeping that left arm humming.
A flock of young athletes has graduated from puberty to the outskirts of stardom in Minnesota, making the Twins, Timberwolves and Vikings as simultaneously promising as they have been for decades.
Brian Dozier will find out today whether he’ll make the All-Star team. He sounds neither optimistic nor impressed with the current mechanism.
The team's new No. 4 hitter is quickly proving he belongs in the majors. “He changes the way pitchers have to approach us," Torii Hunter said.
The Royals’ rise to AL power, without the benefit of or reliance upon payroll or power, demonstrates that the path to the World Series is smoother than it has been in decades.
Let’s break new ground. Let’s use a sentence never before uttered or written. The Minnesota Timberwolves can’t screw this up.
If Thursday’s playoff-quality victory proved anything, it would be that the Twins would be wise to continue investing faith and time in their best young players.
In just three games with the Twins, Byron Buxton already has flashed his rare, pure-athlete talent.
Stew Thornley is stereotypical baseball geek, except when sky diving, bear wrestling, writing books about obscure topics or visiting Hall of Famers’ grave sites.
“I fly by the seat of my pants,'' Mike Zimmer says. And that's working.
The University of Minnesota isn’t specifically discriminating against female athletes. The school is discriminating against unprofitable sports.
Joe Mauer’s OPS ranks behind Brian Dozier, Torii Hunter, Trevor Plouffe, Eddie Rosario, Oswaldo Arcia and Eduardo Nunez.
“I don’t know if fans wanted to see me in the rotation, the way the last two years have gone,” Mike Pelfrey said. “But I knew how the ball was coming out of my hand this spring.”
The last time a horse won racing’s Triple Crown, ESPN didn’t even mention it. Because ESPN did not yet exist.
The NFL’s treatment of player health, which has ranged from cynical to criminal, has become exposed in recent years, and marginally improved.
If there are 12 steps to public recovery, Adrian Peterson might have taken a couple in one bound. So is it now time to turn the page to football, and only football?
After a victory, the Twins repair to their clubhouse, turn on the fog and light machines, and demand that the star of the game dance in the middle of the floor.
Twins closer Glen Perkins is so normal, it’s easy to forget he’s unique.
Adrian Peterson has a point when it comes to NFL contracts. There are players who have been harmed, but he is not the guy to be a martyr.
Brian Dozier might currently be the best second baseman in the American League, and he credits Paul Molitor with more than making him an effective leadoff hitter.
With a loaded farm system and a winning big-league team, Twins General Manager Terry Ryan will soon have a rare problem: too many worthwhile players.
Minnesota fans are known for jeering departed athletes when they return. That is not what happened on Saturday afternoon at Ridgedale.
CHS Field is a work of art, and Saints owner Mike Veeck’s still a piece of work.
Receiving the top pick in the NBA draft is important not necessarily because of what it means for the roster as what it symbolizes for the franchise.
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