Torii Hunter turns 40 this weekend. He’s been bracing for trouble. Not from his body or mind, despite that daunting number for a professional athlete, but from his Minnesota Twins teammates.
The HR Derby changes were a good start, but more can be done to increase excitement.
It’s the final push for players hoping to make the All-Star Team. Public voting is open until 3 p.m. Friday, and players are pushing for those numbers. Prior to Friday, all voting has been taking place online or through text message.
All-Star closer Glen Perkins is being shut down for the season by the Minnesota Twins because of a strain and secondary nerve irritation in his left forearm. The Twins made the announcement on Friday. Perkins, a Minnesota native who signed a four-year, $22 million contract extension in March, had 34 saves in 41 chances. He blew three of his last five and posted an ERA of 14.21 ERA.
The desert is a perfect place for this year’s WNBA All-Star Game. It’s where the most dominating basketball in the league has been played this season.
Helping send Derek Jeter out a winner in his last All-Star game appearance, Mike Trout drove in two runs with a triple and a double to lead the American League past the National League 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Derek Jeter was a big hit from the start in his final All-Star game.
Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League’s All-Star starter. There was his own Adam Wainwright, the St. Louis Cardinals ace with a 12-4 record and a 1.83 ERA.
The Minnesota Twins will have at least two players representing them as they host the 2014 All-Star Game. Kurt Suzuki is getting his first shot at an appearance in the Midsummer Classic, and Glen Perkins can now call himself a two-time All-Star. Suzuki broke into the big leagues with Oakland in 2007.
Three-time NBA All-Star Kevin Love could hear his name called on draft night — again. The Minnesota Timberwolves big man headlines a list of veteran NBA players who could have a major influence on how Thursday night’s draft unfolds.
From Mad Men to Minn. men, actor Jon Hamm is among the first round of celebrity participants announced for the 2014 MLB Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.
The start of All Star balloting for baseball’s 2014 midsummer classic shared the stage with the largest legacy giving program in All-Star Game history.
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Wild win at home and Kevin Love is an All Star!
The Minnesota Timberwolves want fans to show Kevin Love some love by voting him into the 2014 NBA All-Star Game.
The Minnesota Lynx have signed All-Star forward Seimone Augustus to a three-year contract extension. Augustus is in her eighth season with the Lynx, who took her No. 1 overall in the 2006 draft. She is averaging 16.3 points this season and shooting a career-high 51.6 percent from the field to help the Lynx lock up the top seed in the Western Conference.
The Minnesota Twins will be without All-Star catcher Joe Mauer until Tuesday.
The Minnesota Lynx will have three starters in the WNBA All-Star game for the first time in franchise history.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love met with a specialist on Wednesday to examine his surgically repaired right hand, and it doesn’t appear the former All-Star will be ready to hit the court anytime soon.
The Minnesota Twins employ a field of dreams coaching staff.
Ricky Rubio has been playing better lately, and the NBA has noticed.
The NHL has called off all games through Dec. 14, plus the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio.
Brandon Roy is on his way to Minnesota to start his comeback in the same place his career began seven years ago. If Nicolas Batum has his way, he’ll soon join his former Blazers teammate on the Timberwolves.
Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love has been cleared to return to Minnesota, but it is uncertain when his concussion will allow him to return to the court.
Mikko Koivu can now call himself an NHL All-Star as well as captain of the Minnesota Wild.