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The Twins’ cream pinstripe jersey, retired after 2018, was pitcher Kyle Gibson’s sentimental favorite.

Playing favorites: What's the story behind Twins' jersey picks?

Pitcher Kyle Gibson has a favorite. So does Jake Odorizzi. Sometimes, players are forced to wear something they don't prefer, but they say it's not…
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson took to the mound during the first inning as the Twins took on the Tigers at Target Field, Wednesday, May

Playing favorites: What's the story behind the Twins' game jersey picks?

Pitchers generally pick the game jerseys worn for home games, but each one goes about the selection process differently.
Vikings kicker Dan Bailey

Punter, kicker, holder: Jobs still unsettled going into Saturday's game

Three special teams positions — punter, kicker, holder — are still undetermined as the Vikings prepare for Saturday's third of four preseason games.
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck directed his team at practice this month.

Gophers using GPS tracking data and purposely slowing down more

Instead of grinding his players into the ground with two strenuous practices a day, coach P.J. Fleck has flip-flopped between physical and mental days.
The Buzz Bullets’ Masahi Kurono passed the frisbee through the defense of the Minnesota Wind Chill’s Isaac Leonard

Minnesota Wind Chill disc team building a brand in Twin Cities

Brewery-owned Wind Chill seeking support to match its passion.
Bloomington native and Illinois alumnus Jenna Smith helped her 3-on-3 team, the MN OGs, win a tournament in Blaine.

Local 3-on-3 basketball teams take step toward 2020 Olympics

With 3-on-3 basketball on tap for the 2020 Olympics, a group of former Twin Cities stars has reconnected for a run at Tokyo.
Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan dodged pads thrown at him during a drill at practice Friday.

DeLattiboudere uses his Gophers football perch to give back

The defensive end realized relatives in Jamaica needed him, and he's helping here, too.
Maddy Freking, center, of the Midwest Region Champion Little League team from Coon Rapids, Minn., rides with her team in the Little League Grand Slam

Coon Rapids-Andover adding to Little League World Series history

It's the first time since 2010 that a Minnesota team made it to the grand stage of the international tournament.
Billy Torrence (shown competing in the Sonoma Nationals in July) is the defending Top Fuel champion at BIR.

Veteran drivers love returning to Brainerd International Raceway

For Duluth native Greg Anderson, it's his home track; for John Force, it's where he often wins.
Minnesota United forward Mason Toye walks past the FC Dallas bench as he leaves the field after being issued a red card during the second half Saturda

'A really stupid mistake.' Toye sorry for spitting on Dallas opponent

An MLS decision is pending on whether 20-year-old forward Mason Toye must sit out more than Minnesota United's match Wednesday against Colorado.
Jose Berrios gave up nine runs in fewer than six innings in his last start against Atlanta.

Berrios looking to turn a page Sunday vs. Indians

With Tuesday's sub-par outing out of mind , Sunday's start against Cleveland is especially crucial for Twins ace Jose Berrios
The Gophers football team held a public practice Friday

Fleck simulates two-minute drill during Gophers' walkthrough

P.J. Fleck on Friday chose the clock situation, how many timeouts the Gophers had and other typical factors in the late-game simulation.
When Vikings rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr. has football questions, he can ask a veteran player — or his dad, an NFL tight end for three teams from

Stay focused, keep learning: Vikings rookies absorb much in camp

Rookies and fringe players in camp with the Vikings this summer arrived early for workouts, gathering information on everything from housing to playbooks to massages.
Liberia’s Monrovia Football Academy is living a dream at the USA Cup, thanks to a trip facilitated by Minnesota United ownership.

Girls from Liberia's Monrovia Academy playing out dream of a lifetime at USA Cup

Traveling to USA Cup widens eyes and world perspective of Liberian U15 team. "I came here for a purpose," said Naomi Morris, one of 14 girls on the team.
Aston Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer intercepted a drive by Minnesota United forward Mason Toye

Loons rest players, lose friendly 3-0 to Aston Villa

As expected, the Loons went with a lineup of mostly depth players Wednesday yet still drew 18,335 to Allianz Field.
Finland’s Robin Lod, second right, vies for the ball with Turkey’s Hakan Calhanoglu, left, Ismail Koybasi, center left, Okay Yokuslu, on the groun

Loons sign Lod with expectations for 'big things'

The MLS transfer window runs through Aug. 7, allowing teams to sign key players ahead of the playoff push.
Minnesota United's Vito Mannone (1) celebrates after saving an MLS soccer match-sealing penalty kick in stoppage time of an MLS soccer match against F

Biggest save ever for Loons: Goalkeeper Mannone breaks it down

Coach Adrian Heath and his staff thought the penalty kick shooter would go to Vito Mannone's left. But here's what really happened during extra time of the Loons' 1-0 win over Dallas.
Opara says Loons mustn't let winning lead to overconfidence

Opara says Loons mustn't let winning lead to overconfidence

Ike Opara has stressed to his team to stay emotionally in control during the playoff push. Getting too high leads to adversity and a rude awakening
Ike Opara

Loons' crowded slate continues with fifth-place Dallas at Allianz Field

Saturday's match is just the latest of Minnesota's grueling seven-game, 22-day stretch, one littered with must-win matches amid Open Cup play and an MLS playoff surge.
Minnesota United fans will get another home game in the U.S. Open Cup: Aug. 7 against Portland.

United wins home team status for U.S. Open Cup semifinal vs. Portland

Should the Loons advance to the finals, they would host Orlando City but would go on the road against Atlanta.
Hassani Dotson (31) was defended by Austin Yearwood (3) in the first half.

A Cup of its own? United marches into Open Cup semis with 6-1 win

The Loons gave up a goal early and then buried New Mexico with a six-goal outburst that featured three scores before halftime by forward Angelo Rodriguez.
Minnesota United forward Mason Toye (23) celebrated after he scored a goal in the second half against FC Cincinnati on June 29 at Allianz Field.

Not holding back: Heath going all-in as United battles for U.S. Open Cup

The Loons will play their third match in the national tournament, which pits all levels of U.S. soccer against one another.
Minneapolis City foreword Will Kidd warmed up with teammates before practice last month in Eden Prairie. The practice ran from 9 to 11 p.m. to allow p

Minneapolis City soccer club fills niche between college, pro levels

The team attracts players who pursue the game at what its co-founders call the "professionally amateur" level.
Loons forward Carlos Darwin Quintero scored on San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Daniel Vega

Loons win 'massive game' at home vs. San Jose

The Loons on Wednesday picked up three points against an Earthquakes team that had lost just once in their past 11 matches.

As Loons continue playoff push, young players provide spark

The youth continues to shine for Minnesota United.
U.S. women's team goalkeeper Briana Scurry blocked a penalty shootout kick by China’s Ying Liu during overtime of the World Cup Final at the Rose Bo

Twenty years after big save, Scurry sees progress in social equality

The goalkeeper on the 1999 U.S. women's team that won the World Cup said reform has helped marginalized communities gain the spotlight and a voice. But more needs to be done to equalize pay, the former Anoka High School star said.

Loons say they have depth for busy stretch of games

The Loons's Saturday match was the start of a busy seven-game, 22-day stretch.
Minnesota United goalkeeper Vito Mannone (1), shown in the Loons' first match at Allianz Field on April 13, said the team can't let up against struggl

Loons look to restart push to first MLS playoffs

Loons resuming their pursuit of MLS playoff berth after three-week hiatus

Loons' Toye faces challenge getting more playing time

In recent weeks, Mason Toye's play has been making a case for coach Adrian Heath to put him in as a substitute more often.
Minnesota United’s Kevin Molino and Atlas’ Javier Salas fought for the ball in an international friendly on July 15, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium, the

United to host September friendly against Mexican side

In another upcoming international friendly, the Loons host Aston Villa of the English Premier League at 7 p.m. July 17.
Mason Toye (23) of Minnesota United, shown here in a May 22 friendly against Hertha Berlin, scored two goals Tuesday in the first match with an MLS te

Toye scores twice as Loons defeat USL affiliate Madison in friendly

The Loons' 2-1 victory in a friendly against its affialite team Forward Madison marked the first time an MLS team had played in Madison.
Minnesota United defender Romain Metanire, left, battled the Columbus Crew’s David Accam in the first half of a May 18 game at Allianz Field.

Minnesota United's Metanire picked for MLS All-Star Game

The defender, who joined the Loons before the season, leads the team in assists and has been among their best performers.
Lawrence Olum, second from left, got the chance of a lifetime when he was spotted playing street soccer by a college coach. Now his foundation uses ed

Loons' Olum helps make 'moments' for Kenyan youth

Lawrence Olum opens doors for kids in his native Kenya.
Brooke Henderson signed autographs for fans as she walked between holes Tuesday afternoon during the KPMG Women's PGA Championship pro-am.

Henderson looking for more victories to add to her Canadian record total

Brooke Henderson's victory last week put her at nine for her career, and passed Sandra Post, Mike Weir and George Knudson, each of whom have eight PGA or LPGA victories.
Minnesota United’s Darwin Quintero (25) ended a goal drought last week vs. Sporting Kansas City, boosting his confidence heading into Tuesday’s ga

Loons seek right balance, different result in U.S. Open Cup rematch

Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath isn't holding out players in the U.S. Open Cup match against the Houston Dynamo, which won the Cup last year.