Gophers men's basketball coach Richard Pitino has won his share of recruiting battles, but going head-to-head with Duke has proven to be difficult. He'll get another chance with 2019 forward Matthew Hurt of Rochester, who was offered a scholarship by Duke in July. Read more about it on Marcus Fuller's Gold in the Barn blog on


The Twins are playing meaningful games in mid-August against a division foe. That's more than you could have asked for this year, so you should probably watch. Cleveland at Twins, 7 p.m., FSN.


"Unless something happens, Perkins can pitch when the rosters expand in two weeks. You're still in the playoff race, it's not time to do a farewell tour for someone yet."

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"We'll leave that to the @Brewers."

— Twins President Dave St. Peter, when it was suggested to him that Target Field should have a University of Wisconsin night. It was North Dakota State night Tuesday.