• The massive merchandise tent at Hazeltine for the Ryder Cup is an extreme example of well-organized chaos. If you feel overwhelmed when you enter, don't worry. You're going to be OK.

• Speaking of which, this was overheard from one patron at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday at Hazeltine: "I just want to get away from the crowd." There are still two practice days and three real days left.


The venue (Xcel Energy Center) is unfamiliar, but the opponent isn't for the Lynx. They'll face Phoenix in the postseason for the fourth consecutive season. Game 1, 7 p.m., ESPN2.


"I want to hire the talent evaluator in Philly who was prescient enough to trade up to take a kid from NDSU. I've never seen a rookie QB step in and instantly be great. An absolutely sure thing superstar QB in the NFL."

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"The Twins won three division titles in four years after cutting David Ortiz, with solid DH production. Let it go."