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Lynx's Augustus Proud Of WNBA Player ActivismSeimone Augustus grew up in Louisiana, not far from where Alton Sterling was shot this month. She knows that could have easily been someone she knew.
Wild, Dumba Strike 2-Year, $5.1M DealThe Minnesota Wild and defenseman Matt Dumba have agreed to terms on a two-year, $5.1 million contract.
Minnesota Vikings Report To Training Camp In MankatoThe Minnesota Vikings brought high expectations with them as they rolled into training camp Thursday in Mankato.
Vikings Sign Head Coach Mike Zimmer To Contract ExtensionThe Minnesota Vikings have signed head coach Mike Zimmer to a contract extension.
4 Things To Know: DNC, Powerball, Vikings Training Camp & MoreFrom Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to the Minnesota Vikings training camp in Mankato, here is a look at the top four stories from July 28, 2016.
Freeman, Braves Beat Twins 9-7 For 2-Game SweepFreddie Freeman homered, doubled and tied a career high with five RBIs as the Atlanta Braves held off the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Wednesday night for a two-game sweep.
Gopher Baseball Camp Teaches Success With Game Based On FailureThe Gopher Baseball Camp teaches kids success about the game based on its foundation of failure.
Kevin Williams Signs 1-Day Contract To Retire With VikingsKevin Williams is signing a one-day contract and will retire from the NFL as a member of the Vikings.
Dottie Pepper On PGA Championship: 'A Very Intimidating Layout'Dottie Pepper, CBS Sports on-course reporter, surveys the landscape at Baltusrol for the PGA Championship, the last major of the year.
6 Minnesota Athletes Who Retired YoungHere are six Minnesota athletes who retired either far too young or with plenty left to play for.
Adrian Peterson Has Twitter Fun Before Training CampIs Adrian Peterson bored or does he just really like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? You can be the judge.
On The Rise: Kelly Kraft Has Time On His SideKelly Kraft, chasing success in his first full year on the PGA Tour, missed an opportunity at the RBC Canadian Open.

Twins

Freeman, Braves Beat Twins 9-7 For 2-Game SweepFreddie Freeman homered, doubled and tied a career high with five RBIs as the Atlanta Braves held off the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Wednesday night for a two-game sweep.
6 Minnesota Athletes Who Retired YoungHere are six Minnesota athletes who retired either far too young or with plenty left to play for.
Braves Beat Twins 2-0 In Majors-Worst MatchupLucas Harrell pitched six innings, Adonis Garcia homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the worst teams in the majors.
Memories of '91 Return At Twins, Braves MatchupIt was one of the greatest World Series ever played, if not the greatest. It was truly something special when the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves met 25 years ago.
Twins Interim GM Antony Focusing On Trade DeadlineRob Antony's job of replacing long-time mentor Terry Ryan has come with no guarantee he'll be part of that future.
Milone Roughed Up, Twins Lose To Red Sox 8-7Juan Centeno had three hits and drove in three runs for the Twins, who completed a seven-game road trip 4-3.
Twins Rally Past Red Sox 11-9Miguel Sano homered and Eduardo Nunez drove in three runs, including two in a five-run seventh inning, as the Minnesota Twins rallied for an 11-9 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
Twins Suzuki Leaves Game, Gets Stitches After Taking Foul Off MaskMinnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki left Saturday night's game against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning after getting hit in the mask with a foul ball.
Twins Beat Red Sox 2-1Kyle Gibson put an end to a two-game hitting outburst by the Red Sox, allowing just a pair of hits in the first inning and none over the next seven as the Minnesota Twins edged Boston 2-1 Friday night.
Red Sox Continue Surge, Beating Twins 13-2Mookie Betts homered on the first pitch Boston faced, David Ortiz added a late two-run homer and the Red Sox continued to surge through July with a 13-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
RBI League Aiming To Get More Kids To Play BaseballThe grassroots effort continues around the country to get more kids into playing baseball.
Twins Hit 3 Homers To Beat Tigers 4-1Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario homered off Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth, and the Minnesota Twins scored three runs in the inning to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Wednesday.

Wild

Wild, Dumba Strike 2-Year, $5.1M DealThe Minnesota Wild and defenseman Matt Dumba have agreed to terms on a two-year, $5.1 million contract.
Wild Agree To 1-Year Contract With SchroederThe Minnesota Wild have agreed to a one-year contract with center Jordan Schroeder.
Wild Prospect Alex Tuch Hoping Camp Helps Him Get To RosterThe Minnesota Wild are getting a good look at all their prospects as part of their annual developmental camp.
Wild Opening Restaurant To Honor Herb BrooksHerbie's on the Park will open this fall next to Rice Park in the Minnesota Club.
Wild Re-Sign Minnesota Native Zach PalmquistThe Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenseman Zach Palmquist to a one-year, two-way contract.
Wild Goalie Kuemper Signs 1-Year, $1.55M DealThe Minnesota Wild re-signed goalie Darcy Kuemper to a one-year, $1.55 million contract Tuesday, avoiding arbitration with the restricted free agent.
Wild Sign C Eric Staal To 3-Year Contract, Bring Back StewartThe Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with center Eric Staal to a three-year, $10.5 million contract, the upgrade to their top two lines they were seeking this season.
Wild Re-Signs Jason Zucker To 2-Year ContractThe Minnesota Wild have re-signed left wing Jason Zucker to a two-year, $4 million contract.
Wild Buy Out Final Year Of Vanek's ContractThe Minnesota Wild have decided to buy out the final year of left wing Thomas Vanek's contract.
Wild Seek Scoring Forward (Again) This OffseasonThe Minnesota Wild have entered yet another summer with scoring on top of their wish list.
Wild GM Waiting, Watching As Buyout Decision LoomsIt might be the offseason, but the next two weeks are pretty important for the Wild.
Wild Finalize Boudreau's Coaching StaffThe Minnesota Wild have finalized their staff under coach Bruce Boudreau, retaining assistants Darby Hendrickson and Bob Mason to join new hires John Anderson and Scott Stevens.

Timberwolves

6 Minnesota Athletes Who Retired YoungHere are six Minnesota athletes who retired either far too young or with plenty left to play for.
Casson's Journey To Timberwolves CEO Began With A Cold CallIn the winter of 1998, Ethan Casson started calling professional franchise after professional franchise, begging them to get his foot in the door in any capacity.
Wolves Announce Signing Of Jordan HillThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday that the team has signed free agent forward/center Jordan Hill.
Timberwolves Lose Summer League Final On OT Buzzer BeaterDenzel Valentine put a thrilling finish on the NBA Summer League.
Tyus Jones Named NBA Summer League MVPAhead of playing for the NBA Summer League title Monday night, Tyus Jones was named the MVP of the league.
Timberwolves Beat Suns 93-83, Move To Summer League FinalsTyus Jones fought through an injured left wrist and thumb to lead Minnesota to the final of the tournament with 29 points, six assists and three rebounds.
Aldrich: 'I've Been A Timberwolves Fan My Whole Life'Cole Aldrich came on the basketball scene at Bloomington Jefferson High School. He returns to get paid more than $7 seven million a year to play for the Timberwolves.
Flip Saunders Missing From ESPY Tribute VideoESPN's yearly awards show was held this week and aired Wednesday night.
NBA's 1st Chinese Owner Excited To Start With TimberwolvesThe NBA's first Chinese owner said Wednesday that he hopes to use his ties in China to help the Minnesota Timberwolves become a global brand along the lines of the Los Angeles Lakers or New York Knicks.
Timberwolves Sign Bloomington Native, C Cole AldrichThe Timberwolves announced the signing of center Cole Aldrich, a Bloomington native who went onto win a national championship at Kansas.
AP Source: Wolves, Jordan Hill Agree To 2-Year DealThe Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms with free agent forward Jordan Hill on a two-year deal worth $8 million.
6 Crazy Plays In Timberwolves HistoryKris Dunn's crossover was the talk of social media Friday night. Here are six other crazy plays in Timberwolves history.

Vikings

Minnesota Vikings Report To Training Camp In MankatoThe Minnesota Vikings brought high expectations with them as they rolled into training camp Thursday in Mankato.
Vikings Sign Head Coach Mike Zimmer To Contract ExtensionThe Minnesota Vikings have signed head coach Mike Zimmer to a contract extension.
4 Things To Know: DNC, Powerball, Vikings Training Camp & MoreFrom Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to the Minnesota Vikings training camp in Mankato, here is a look at the top four stories from July 28, 2016.
Kevin Williams Signs 1-Day Contract To Retire With VikingsKevin Williams is signing a one-day contract and will retire from the NFL as a member of the Vikings.
6 Minnesota Athletes Who Retired YoungHere are six Minnesota athletes who retired either far too young or with plenty left to play for.
Adrian Peterson Has Twitter Fun Before Training CampIs Adrian Peterson bored or does he just really like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? You can be the judge.
Record Crowd Expected For Chelsea/A.C. Milan Match At U.S. Bank StadiumOfficials say more than 55,00 seats have been sold for the first significant sporting invent to take place at U.S. Bank Stadium.
NFL Releases Entire 1998 Vikings-Dallas Thanksgiving Game On YouTubeIt's a classic Minnesota Vikings game and now fans can watch it in its entirety. On Friday, the NFL released the entire classic Vikings-Cowboys 1998 Thanksgiving game on YouTube.
U.S. Bank Stadium Celebrated With Scratch-Off Lottery GameThe Minnesota lottery is celebrating the upcoming Vikings season at U.S. Bank Stadium with the launch of a new scratch-off game.
U.S. Bank Stadium Unveils Art CollectionU.S. Bank Stadium is a lot more colorful place after the installation of some amazing works of art.
Vikings' Phil Loadholt To Retire At 30 Years OldMinnesota Vikings tackle Phil Loadholt has announced his plans to retire from the NFL, following a meeting with team officials Monday.
Fmr. Viking Greg Jennings Announces RetirementFormer Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings said football is over for him. Jennings made the announcement on the "FamiLeague" YouTube channel.

Lynx

Lynx's Augustus Proud Of WNBA Player ActivismSeimone Augustus grew up in Louisiana, not far from where Alton Sterling was shot this month. She knows that could have easily been someone she knew.
WNBA President On Rescinding Fines: 'We Needed To Move Forward'WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union.
WNBA Drops Fines For Teams That Wore Black Warmup ShirtsThe WNBA is withdrawing its fines for teams and players that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before games.
Lynx Extend Win Streak To 6 With Victory Over StormMaya Moore scored 21 points, Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 79-72 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
Lynx Set For Month-Long Olympic BreakThe Minnesota Lynx have a home game Friday night against the Seattle Storm. It is a big one, because it is their final game before the Olympic break.
Lynx To Play 2017 Home Games At Xcel Energy CenterLynx officials announced Thursday that their 2017 home games will be played at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
3 WNBA Teams Fined Over Black Shirts After ShootingsThe WNBA has fined the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever and their players for wearing black warm up shirts.
Augustus, Brunson Lead Lynx Past Dream 83-65Seimone Augustus scored 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Rebekkah Brunson had 13 points and 12 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 83-65 and win their fifth straight game.
Augustus' OT Jumper Pushes Lynx Past Dallas 98-97Seimone Augustus hit a fade-away jumper in the paint with 15.3 seconds left in overtime to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 98-97 on Sunday night.
Police Back At Lynx Game After Walkout Over Black Lives MatterThe head of the Minneapolis police union says that officers will return to provide security at the Minnesota Lynx's Friday night game.
Lynx Players Speak Out With Support Of WNBAThe Minnesota Lynx have heard it all since they donned black shirts before a game in remembrance of two men who were shot by police and the five Dallas police officers who were killed in an attack last week.
'Black Lives Matter' Asks Lynx Fans To Fill Target Center FridayThe group "Black Lives Matter" wants Minnesota Lynx fans to fill Target Center Friday night as they host the New York Liberty.

Gophers

Gopher Baseball Camp Teaches Success With Game Based On FailureThe Gopher Baseball Camp teaches kids success about the game based on its foundation of failure.
Gophers To Face North Dakota In 2018 Hall Of Fame GameSchool officials announced Wednesday that Minnesota will face North Dakota in the 2018 Hall of Fame Game.
No Charges Filed In Gopher Wrestling Xanax InvestigationNo criminal charges will be filed at this time by the county or city in the Xanax controversy surrounding the University of Minnesota wrestling program.
Former Gophers Honor John Kundla For 100th BirthdayOn Sunday, John Kundla turns 100 years old. His former Gophers threw him a little party.
Gopher Women's Basketball Announces 2016-17 Non-Conference ScheduleThe University of Minnesota women's basketball team released its 2016-17 non-conference schedule on Monday and it includes six teams that played in last year's NCAA Tournament.
Gopher Hockey Releases 2016-17 Non-Conference ScheduleThe University of Minnesota men's hockey team released its non-conference schedule for the 2016-17 season on Thursday.
Gopher Women Sign Palma Kaposi To Basketball RosterThe University of Minnesota women's basketball team signed Hungarian forward Palma Kaposi on Wednesday and she will join the roster for the 2016-17 season.
Gophers Banham Named Big Ten Female Athlete Of The YearUniversity of Minnesota graduate Rachel Banham, one of the best players in the history of Gopher women's basketball, was named the Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year on Wednesday.
Gopher Athlete Goes From Playing To Helping Build New FacilitiesNow a year after graduating, former Gopher football player Joe Bjorklund is still helping build the program.
Big Ten Announces Kick-Off Time For Sept. 1 Gopher Football OpenerThe Gophers, coming off a 6-7 season in 2015, will host Oregon State at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at TCF Bank Stadium.
Source: Former Gophers AD Gets Job At UConnThe former interim athletic director for the University of Minnesota athletic department has accepted a job in Connecticut, sources tell WCCO's Mike Max.
Loss To Texas A&M Eliminates Gophers Baseball TeamAustin Athmann had RBIs in the sixth and eighth innings to pull Minnesota within 5-2, but Ecker closed out the eighth before the Aggies scored three in the top of ninth.

St. Thomas

Tommies Blog: Football, Basketball Programs Highlight Dominant UST Sports YearSome think St. Thomas should opt up to Division I athletics after a dominant 2015-16 sports season. It's a bad idea and one that won't happen.
St. Thomas Tight End Gets NFL Tryout With Hometown TeamCharlie Dowdle has had quite a year at St. Thomas, but the biggest opportunity of his life may be this weekend in his home state.
Baseball Team Seeking Another Championship For St. ThomasBelieve it or not, we're already halfway through the conference season in MIAC baseball. Once again, everybody is chasing St. Thomas, who has a perfect conference record.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Caps Season With National TitleThe St. Thomas men's basketball team beat four teams in the top 10 nationally over a two week stretch to win the Division III national title.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Salem-Bound After Beating No. 1 AugustanaSt. Thomas beat Augustana to advanced to its third NCAA Division III Final Four in six seasons. The Tommies face No. 4-ranked Christopher Newport Friday night.
St. Thomas Headed To Division III SemifinalsThe St. Thomas men's basketball team is bound for the NCAA Division III semifinals for the third time in the last six years.
Tommies Blog: Road To Salem Starts Friday For St. ThomasSt. Thomas and coach John Tauer learned Monday that the season's body of work was not only enough for an at-large bid, the Tommies will host a regional this weekend in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Seeks 9th Playoff Title In 11 YearsThe St. Thomas men's basketball team enters the MIAC Playoffs Friday night all but guaranteed a spot in the postseason, regardless of how its own tournament goes. The Tommies won their 11th straight regular season title this year. They've won eight of the past 10 titles in the MIAC Playoffs.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Announces 2016 Football ScheduleThe St. Thomas football program, coming off its second national title game appearance in four years, released its 2016 football schedule late last week. They'll be on the road to start the regular season, and their bye week is finally a little later in the fall.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Controls Its Destiny In MIAC RaceSt. Thomas is rolling yet again this season. After cruising to an 87-72 win Wednesday night over Gustavus, the Tommies are 18-1 on the regular season and 13-1 in MIAC play with six games to go. They're on the verge of clinching a playoff spot with a four-game lead in the league and should secure the No. 1 seed for the MIAC Playoffs.
Tommies Blog: Caruso Named AFCA Division III Coach Of The YearFor the second time in four years, Glenn Caruso led the St. Thomas football program to the pinnacle of Division III football, the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. Caruso was named the Division III National Coach of the Year on Monday by the American Football Coaches Association.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Faces Mount Union For National TitleSt. Thomas is back in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl against Mount Union after beating Linfield 38-17 in the national semifinals on Saturday. The Wildcats, from Oregon, came to St. Paul ranked No. 2 in the country. It's the Tommies second appearance in the Division III national championship in four years.

HS Sports

Summer Festival Highlights Big July For Hockey Coaches, PlayersThat's right, since the MSHSL allowed coaches to work with their teams in the off-season, July is a competitive month.
Sports Therapist Advises Coaches To Forget About WinningJosh Medcalf works with college coaches. His theory: That you get more out of people if you don't make winning the ultimate goal.
Mahtomedi Coach Heads To First State Tournament In 34 YearsAs Mahtomedi recorded the final out in Friday's state semifinals, you had to wonder what was going through the mind of head coach John Hardgrove.
Hardships, Tragedy Can't Hamper Wayzata Coach's Winning SeasonIt has been one of those special seasons for Wayzata baseball. They won their first ever state tournament win. "It's unprecedented for us. It's kind of new territory," Coach Bob DeWitt said.
Twin Cities Gymnast Maggie Nichols Preparing For RioWe are just seven weeks away from the start of the Rio Olympics. One Minnesota athlete is about to become a worldwide gymnastics star.
State-Winning Shot Putter Pays Tribute To Late MotherThe state high school spring tournaments are here, and out of that comes stories that can tug at your heart.
Prep Blog: Spring State Tournament Season Heats UpJust as a heat wave arrives to the Twin Cities, it's the biggest time of the year on the Minnesota prep sports scene as state tournaments are taking shape.
'There's No Stopping Me': Deaf Sprinter’s Career, From Africa To FaribaultIt's a simple fact of track and field -- the sport revolves around the sound of the starting gun, governing when to go.
St. Cloud Cathedral Coach’s Decades-Long LegacyLike a lot of great coaches, he is an institution. That's what happens when you show up at a school in 1970 and are still coaching and teaching today.
Prior Lake Pitcher Nick Hanson Has Major League AmbitionsIt is one thing to throw hard. It is another to throw so hard that professional scouts come from all over the country to watch you pitch -- and entertain drafting you.
Chanhassen Coach Defied Odds For His Baseball DreamsA.J. Pettersen is where he wants to be -- in a dugout, making baseball decisions as a head coach at Chanhassen High School. "I love the ability to have a positive impact on kids. I had, you know, several coaches throughout my career that kind of changed the course of my life and how I see things," A.J. said. "Baseball's a game that's really emotional and passionate."
Wayzata-Plymouth Soccer Association Training Future Greats Of MinnesotaPart of developing good high school teams is found in the seeds of the program, starting at the youth level.

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