Hunter's Leadership Has Lifted Twins, And So Have His HomersTorii 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.
6 Changes I'd Like To See For MLB All-Star WeekThe HR Derby changes were a good start, but more can be done to increase excitement.
Brian Dozier Gets His Own Emoji When You Use #VoteDozierIt'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.
Twins Shut Down Closer Perkins For Rest Of SeasonAll-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.
Streaking Mercury Host WNBA All-Star GameThe 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.
Jeter, Trout Lead AL Over NL 5-3 In All-Star Game 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.
All-Star Farewell: Jeter Takes Bow, Hits Double Derek Jeter was a big hit from the start in his final All-Star game.
Baseball All-Stars Congregate As Pitchers Dominate 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.
Twins Blog: Twins All-StarsThe 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.
Kevin Love Headlines NBA Vets Who May Influence Draft 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.
Jon Hamm, MN Sports Stars To Play In All-Star Celebrity Softball GameFrom 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.
This Year’s All-Star Game Will Be A Huge Win For Charities 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.