Regan Smith and Alex Shackell after the Women's 200 butterfly finals Thursday, June 20, 2024, at the US Swimming Olympic Trials in Indianapolis. (AP P

Four big swimming stars, including Lakeville's Smith, double up at the U.S. trials

Regan Smith won the women's 200 butterfly at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Thursday night. Lilly King left with another big prize.
The Twins' Jose Miranda high-fives third base coach Tommy Watkins after Miranda's three-run homer with two outs in the ninth tied the score at 6. The
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Despite dramatic home run in ninth, Twins fall to Rays in 10 innings

June 20
Jose Miranda's three-run blast tied the score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but the Twins and Royce Lewis ran into trouble in the 10th.
The Twins' Byron Buxton reacted after his double in the ninth inning Thursday against the Rays.
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Souhan: Twins need more from López and Buxton if they're to succeed

June 20
Two of the Twins' highest-paid players have not performed up to their capabilities, and it makes October success difficult to expect if they continue to struggle.
Max Kepler of the Twins added insult to injury by sliding into first base on Thursday at Target Field.
Twins

Twins outfielder Kepler leaves Thursday's loss because of injury

June 20
Max Kepler felt neck stiffness before his first-inning at-bat Thursday, which led to a bunt attempt.
Major league Hall of Fame player Willie Mays, perhaps most known for his time spent playing in New York and San Francisco, spent a brief but electrify
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Neal: Tony Oliva remembers Willie Mays as 'the best player I've ever seen play'

June 20
Tony Oliva remembers his longtime friend, who was on a meteoric rise for the Minneapolis Millers once upon a time.
Bavarian United's Megan Cornell, left, and the Minnesota Aurora's Sophie French battle for the ball Thursday night at TCO Stadium.
Aurora

Aurora continue balanced attack in 5-0 rout of Bavarian United

June 20
The Aurora received goals from four players, with Katie Duong scoring twice, in a clean-sheet victory at TCO Stadium.
The Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt hits a single during the fifth inning against the Giants on Thursday night at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Ala.
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Donovan homers, Cardinals beat Giants 6-5 in game at Rickwood Field honoring Mays and Negro Leagues

June 20
Brendan Donovan hit a two-run homer and a double and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-5 in the Negro Leagues tribute game at Rickwood Field on Thursday night.
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Ex-Gopher Sarah Bacon leads women's 3-meter springboard at US diving trials, bidding for 2nd Olympic event

June 20
Sarah Bacon led women's 3-meter springboard and Carson Tyler topped men's 10-meter platform after the semifinals of the U.S. Olympic diving trials on Thursday.
High Schools

High school baseball state championship games now will be held over two days at Target Field

June 20
The two smaller classes are scheduled to play Friday, and the bigger classes will play Saturday — weather permitting.

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