ESPN.com had a fun feature of artsy billboard pitches all 30 NBA teams could make to LeBron James. The one for the Wolves read "Wolves don't need rest," a tribute to James' iron man season and Tom Thibodeau's thirst for starters who can log heavy minutes.
Russia and Saudi Arabia are the two lowest-ranked teams in the entire World Cup. That's a strange way to kick off the monthlong event, but that's the opener Thursday (10 a.m., Ch. 9).
"I hope the Twins organization is first in line to sign the raccoon that climbed the USB building to a contract. His hand and wrist strength must be off the charts — serious bat control — and intestinal fortitude."
"nshore" commenting on startribune.com.
Brian Dozier in 'close and late' spots:
2014 - .177 AVG
2015 - .229 AVG
2016 - .177 AVG
2017 - .176 AVG
2018 - .159 AVG
Career - .195 AVG
Not only is his .195 AVG the worst in Twins history, it's the worst in MLB history among all players with at least as many plate appearances."