Damian Lillard sounds kinda sort of happy to still be in Portland. "I'm not unhappy," Lillard told the Oregonian on Sunday. "I love where I live. I love the organization. I love our coaching staff. I love where I am." If he ever tried to force a trade to, say, Minnesota … that would be cool.
The World Cup is not kidding around this week. The semifinals are here, and the first one is Tuesday when France and Belgium meet (1 p.m., Ch. 9).
"It's as easy to conclude that last winter many general managers came to their senses — particularly with pitchers — as it is to scream collusion. Granted, MLB owners have been 'cautious' with their money since about 1869, and just as often bad at judging talent."
"BallFour" commenting on startribune.com.
"Classic Minnesota Town Ball story from @1500ESPN_Reusse. Maybe we ought to host an Irish-Yankees matchup at Target Field as part of next year's Town Ball Classic?" — Twins President Dave St. Peter with a great idea about Milroy's two town ball teams.