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There's a place in Twins lineup for Luis Arraez

Jul 17, 2019

In eight pitches in Tuesday's game, Louis Arraez demonstrated how he has risen so quickly with the Twins and, perhaps, so permanently.

After all the reshuffling, did the Wild gain in talent or flexibility?

Jul 17, 2019

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of The Cooler, where it's time to spend some time on the ice. Let's get to it: *When Wild general manager Paul Fenton embarked on a roster shakeup in the middle of last season, the intent seemed clear on two fronts: 1) See…

'Angry Syl' Fowles fuels resurgence for Lynx

Jul 17, 2019

Nicknamed 'Mama Syl' by her Lynx teammates, Fowles has always been more comfortable nurturing than nagging. But the team's early season struggles led her to a new role.

Minnesota United signs Robin Lod with expectations for 'big things'

Jul 16, 2019

The MLS transfer window runs through Aug. 7, allowing teams to sign key players ahead of the playoff push.

Hoping to hook a walleye, this northern will do just fine

Jul 16, 2019

A look at this week's memorable fish catches including this 42½-inch northern on Lake of the Woods.

Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas suspended by NFL

Jul 16, 2019

Thomas, 23, was sentenced to three years probation in May after pleading guilty to a felony charge of marijuana possession.

Vegas insider: NFC North champ will be determined by Kirk Cousins

Jul 16, 2019

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of The Cooler, where I'm doing my part to combat the hottest summer in the history of Earth. Let's get to it: *It is not exactly a hot take or a revolutionary one to believe the Vikings' fortunes hinge squarely on the play o…

5 Big Ten Media Days story lines to watch for Gophers, others

Jul 17, 2019

Ohio State has a new head coach, and its rivals are hoping to pounce this season.

Media picks P.J. Fleck's Gophers sixth in Big Ten West

Jul 17, 2019

Minnesota received one first-place vote out of 34 ballots, but Nebraska favored to win the West.

Twins rocked 14-4 by New York Mets, first three-game losing streak of the season

Jul 17, 2019

The Mets belted 17 hits in the win and scored six times in the eighth inning to sweep the brief two-game series at Target Field.