LaVine Dedicates Dunk Contest Win To Late Coach SaundersAfter outlasting Aaron Gordon in what many believe was the best slam dunk contest in All-Star weekend history, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine posted a touching tribute to the late Flip Saunders on his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
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.