One person who probably won't feel comfortable until the Twins officially clinch a playoff spot: manager Paul Molitor. When he played for the 1982 Brewers, they had a four-game lead with five to play ... only to give it all back ... and then win on the final Sunday of the season to take the division.
Anything before an elimination game isn't a true "must-win" in the playoffs, but the Lynx — trailing 1-0 in the best-of-five WNBA Finals vs. Los Angeles — probably need to win Game 2 at Williams Arena to feel good about their chances. 7 p.m., ESPN2.
"It's nice to have a three-down running back. Nice to have a back who can run out of the shotgun and other shallower sets. AP was a great runner, but he also limited what the offense could do and made the offense much more predictable."
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"Sure was a fun day today. #SKOL." — Vikings QB Case Keenum with a rare tweet late Sunday, and one that was pretty understated.