• Vikings’ Zimmer to miss practice due to father’s health

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer’s father is ailing.

  • Lynx forward Moore is Western Conference player of week

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season.

  • Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) hugs first baseman Logan Morrison, right, after they defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-1 in 11 innings of a baseball game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Morrison’s RBI double in 11th pushes Mariners past Twins 4-1

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Logan Morrison hadn’t taken batting practice in the cage for four days because of a sore thumb and had only recently started swinging again since leaving a game on Wednesday.

  • Twins to place LHP Milone on DL with elbow strain

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will place pitcher Tommy Milone on the 15-day disabled list with a mild left elbow strain, retroactive to Aug. 1.

  • Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Montgomery, wipes his face while talking with catcher Mike Zunino after Minnesota Twins'  Trevor Plouffe scored from third base on a wild pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. The Twins won 3-2.  (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Smith’s wildness in 9th lets Twins slip past Mariners 3-2

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seattle closer Carson Smith had a few rough outings in a row before entering Saturday’s game with a chance to notch a save.

  • Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Montgomery delivers to the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Suzuki’s RBI single in 9th lifts Twins past Mariners, 3-2

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kurt Suzuki hit the winning RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning after two wild pitches by Seattle closer Carson Smith let Minnesota tie the score, and the Twins beat the Mariners 3-2 on Saturday night.

  • In 14th season, Hill’s career comes full circle with Vikings

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Shaun Hill’s wife, Ashton, asked him this question midway through the offseason: If there were one place the veteran quarterback would like to live for the rest of his life, where would that be?

  • Kenny Perry waves to the crowd after his eagle putt on the 18th hole during the second round of the Champions Tour 3M Championships golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at TPC Twins Cities in Blaine, Minn..(AP Photo/Andy Clayton King)

    Perry shoots 61 to take lead in 3M Championship

    BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Thoughts of a 59 crept into Kenny Perry’s mind early in his record-tying round Saturday in the Champions Tour’s 3M Championship.

  • Oppah Muchinguri, theZimbabwean  Minister of  Environment, Water and Climate addresses a  press conference in Harare, Zimbabwe, Friday, July, 31, 2015. Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday. "Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher as he had already absconded to his country of origin," Oppah Muchinguri, Zimbabwe's environment, water and climate minister, told a news conference. "We are appealing to the responsible authorities for his extradition to Zimbabwe so that he be made accountable."  (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Q&A on possible extradition for dentist who killed lion

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Zimbabwe has called for an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage to be extradited and face as-yet filed charges. But it isn’t clear whether Walter James Palmer, a 55-year-old from Minnesota, can be extradited or, if so, can fight having to go back to the African nation. Palmer has said he relied on his guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

  • In this July 22, 2015 photo, people on the top deck of a river boat view piers toward the Minnesota side for the mile-long St. Croix Crossing bridge linking Minnesota and Wisconsin near Stillwater, Minn. Three times a month, 350 or more people head out on the 90-minute tours, with adults paying $10 apiece for the chance to view one of the biggest and most expensive bridge projects in Minnesota history. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Tourists flock to gawk at massive highway bridge projects

    ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER, Minn. (AP) — Some major bridges around the country aren’t just about getting people to their destination. They are the destination.