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Twins
July 30
Joe Kelly reminds us how MLB, Manfred messed up with Astros

Joe Kelly reminds us how MLB, Manfred messed up with Astros

It was dangerous for Joe Kelly to throw at Astros batters. It was also more than justified.
Twins
July 29
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Twins players pick their 2020 entrance music: Let's rank the Top Ten

As much as the songs are part of the fan experience, they are even more about getting players in the right frame of mind to compete.
Sports
July 28
Ex-Deadspin staffers set to launch new site 'Defector'

Ex-Deadspin staffers set to launch new site 'Defector'

Basically, they’re getting the band back together, which should be very exciting news to a lot of people. That said, it doesn’t exactly feel like Deadspin 2.0 — mostly because of the business model.
Twins
July 27
Power of illusion: Twins season begins as distraction and reminder

Power of illusion: Twins season begins as distraction and reminder

When you weren’t really paying attention this weekend, or conversely you were able to lose yourself in the moment, the Twins’ season-opening weekend in Chicago felt close to normal.
Vikings
July 17
Why do oddsmakers list Vikings as favorite to land Dak Prescott in 2021?

Why do oddsmakers list Vikings as favorite to land Dak Prescott in 2021?

Are online betting sites just looking for publicity during a time when betting action has been painfully slow because of the sports shutdown? What do you think?
Vikings
July 17
Testing for coronavirus looks to be NFL's $100 million question

Testing for coronavirus looks to be NFL's $100 million question

As the NFL lurches training camp, few specifics are known regarding how the league plans to have its season in the midst of the pandemic. Texas star J.J. Watt has a list of unanswered questions.
Gophers
July 16
NCAA makes it clear: Football running out of time to save season

NCAA makes it clear: Football running out of time to save season

NCAA president Mark Emmert said: "If there is to be college sports in the fall, we need to get a much better handle on the pandemic.”
Vikings
July 16
Johnny Manziel

Manziel and Wiggins love (and other times RandBall was 'hacked' on Twitter)

It was a nightmarish evening Wednesday for us lofty folks who are verified on Twitter and get to show off that status with the social media currency of a check mark next to our names.
Sports
July 15
Kirill Kaprizov, Ricky Rubio and the power of anticipation

Kirill Kaprizov, Ricky Rubio and the power of anticipation

For all the on-ice comparisons to be made to Kaprizov, the most salient local comparison might be to Ricky Rubio.
Twins
July 14
Clubhouse attendant gets chance to play, becomes hero we need

Clubhouse attendant gets chance to play, becomes hero we need

Unlikely heroes have emerged during baseball's accelerated run-up to the start of games. One of them is Francisco “Chico” Herrera, a clubhouse attendant for the Dodgers.
Vikings
July 13
RandBall: Nickname change a surprise that reveals a racist truth

RandBall: Nickname change a surprise that reveals a racist truth

The fact that Washington changing its racist nickname in 2020 still registers as a surprise and a major event should tell us a lot about how long the journey ahead still is.
Gophers
July 9
For Minnesotan on Harvard's football team, future is suddenly murky

For Minnesotan on Harvard's football team, future is suddenly murky

With Ivy League sports postponed, Wilson said: "To definitively hear it … confirmed what we were all worried about and made things pretty sketchy for the future.”
Sports
July 8
Will increasingly depleted Nets cost Wolves a first-round pick?

Will increasingly depleted Nets cost Wolves a first-round pick?

The Nets seemed like a cinch to make the playoffs. But then two very important things happened.
Twins
July 7
Five things to know about the Twins' 60-game schedule

Five things to know about the Twins' 60-game schedule

From way less travel to a strange edge over Cleveland, here are a bunch of things to know about Monday's schedule release.
Twins
July 6
Nats' Sean Doolittle: 'Sports are like the reward of a functional society'

Nats' Sean Doolittle: 'Sports are like the reward of a functional society'

Some of the most thoughtful commentary to come out of Washington on COVID-19 is arriving from a left-handed relief pitcher.
Sports
July 2
The 10 strangest things about a 60-game Twins season

The 10 strangest things about a 60-game Twins season

Just 12 starts for every pitcher? A Nelson Cruz streak ending? Even more games against the AL Central? It's going to be a weird year.
Sports
July 1
RandBall: Players opting out of return-to-sports a microcosm of pandemic

RandBall: Players opting out of return-to-sports a microcosm of pandemic

Pro sports aren’t exactly jobs you can do from home, of course. But it’s interesting that many of those opting out so far are veterans who have already earned tens of millions of dollars.
Twins
June 22
Plywood marks the spot where a statue of former Minnesota Twins owner Calvin Griffith stood outside Target Field.

RandBall: Why removing statues -- like the one of Calvin -- is important

The only thing erased in taking down the Calvin Griffith statue from outside of Target Field is amplification of a value that has no place in 2020.
Vikings
June 18
Dr. Anthony Fauci

Does NFL need to play 2020 in a 'bubble'? Dr. Fauci thinks so

Unless players are insulated from community and tested almost continuously, Dr. Anthony Fauci said "it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall."
Vikings
June 16
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, eludes St. Louis Rams safety T.J. McDonald during the third quarter of an NFL football game in

After the NFL wasted his prime, will anyone sign Kaepernick?

It is right and proper to be suspicious of Roger Goodell suddenly dipping his toes in The Resistance — wondering if he is doing so sincerely or merely following a shift in public opinion.
Twins
June 15
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred

RandBall: Manfred works for best interests of owners, not baseball

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred could really try to broker a deal that all parties could live with, if not love. But he hasn’t done that. That's because he's 100% with the owners who hired him.
Vikings
June 12
What's up with Cook's holdout threat? (And other questions for RandBall)

What's up with Cook's holdout threat? (And other questions for RandBall)

A call for reader questions the other day resulted in a wonderfully eclectic mix that reflect where we are right now in sports: All over the place.
Twins
June 11
Twins keep swinging for home runs in MLB draft

Twins keep swinging for home runs in MLB draft

Four MLB drafts is not insurmountable evidence, but it is a trend that allows us to say this: The Twins under the leadership regime of…
Twins
June 9
Other leagues making plans to play, so why can't MLB figure it out?

Other leagues making plans to play, so why can't MLB figure it out?

If you’ve been watching all this unfold and you’re wondering why baseball is having such a hard time getting its act together while other sports seem to be figuring it out, here are some thoughts.
Vikings
June 8
How players and a rogue employee changed the NFL message on racism

How players and a rogue employee changed the NFL message on racism

How do we reconcile people or organizations with a long history of being either silent or clearly on the other side of social justice issues suddenly using their platforms to advocate for change?
TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Canterbury Park live racing

    4:30 pm

  • Pittsburgh at Twins

    7:10 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Pittsburgh at Twins

    1:10 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    4:30 pm

  • Fargo-Moorhead at Saints

    7:05 pm on 96.7-FM

  • Wild vs. Vancouver

    9:45 pm on FSN, USA, 100.3-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    4:30 pm

  • Lynx vs. New York

    6 pm on FSN, CBSSN, 106.1-FM

  • Twins at Pittsburgh

    6:05 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Fargo-Moorhead at Saints

    7:05 pm on 96.7-FM

  • Twins at Pittsburgh

    12:35 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    4:30 pm

  • Loons vs. Orlando City

    7 pm on ESPN2, 1500-AM

  • Fargo-Moorhead at Saints

    7:05 pm on 96.7-FM

  • Lynx vs. Indiana

    5 pm on FSN PLUS, 106.1-FM

  • Sioux Falls at Saints

    7:05 pm on 96.7-FM

  • Twins at Kansas City

    7:05 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Twins at Kansas City

    6:05 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Sioux Falls at Saints

    6:05 pm on 96.7-FM

  • Twins at Kansas City

    1:05 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Sioux Falls at Saints

    5:05 pm on 96.7-FM

  • Lynx vs. Los Angeles

    6 pm on ESPN, 106.1-FM

Today's Scoreboard

  • Cincinnati

    Detroit

     

    - F

    4

    3

  • Tampa Bay

    Baltimore

     

    - F

    1

    5

  • NY Mets

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    0

    4

  • Washington

    Miami

    Postponed

  • Chicago White Sox

    Kansas City

     

    - F

    9

    2

  • St. Louis

    Milwaukee

    Postponed

  • Cleveland

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    1

    3

  • Pittsburgh

    Chicago Cubs

     

    - F

    1

    2

  • Philadelphia

    Toronto

    Postponed

  • San Diego

    Colorado

     

    - F

    6

    9

  • Cincinnati

    Detroit

     

    - F

    4

    0

  • Texas

    San Francisco

     

    - F

    9

    5

  • LA Dodgers

    Arizona

     

    - F

    3

    0

  • Houston

    LA Angels

     

    - F

    6

    5

  • Oakland

    Seattle

     

    - F

    3

    2

  • St. Louis

    Milwaukee

    Postponed

  • Boston

    NY Yankees

     

    - F

    7

    9

No NFL games today

  • Washington

    Brooklyn

     

    - F

    110

    118

  • Portland

    Boston

     

    - F

    124

    128

  • San Antonio

    Memphis

     

    - F

    108

    106

  • Sacramento

    Orlando

     

    - F

    116

    132

  • Milwaukee

    Houston

     

    - F

    116

    120

  • Dallas

    Phoenix

     

    - F

    115

    117

  • Arizona

    Nashville

     

    - F

    4

    3

  • Philadelphia

    Boston

     

    - F

    4

    1

  • St. Louis

    Colorado

     

    - F

    1

    2

  • Columbus

    Toronto

     

    - F

    2

    0

  • Minnesota

    Vancouver

     

    - F

    3

    0

No MLS games today