• Sano, Vargas power Twins to 9-7 win over White Sox

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano has taken to calling Kennys Vargas “Lil’ Big Papi,” a nod to retired Dominican slugger David Ortiz.

  • Timberwolves waive oft-injured center Nikola Pekovic

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nikola Pekovic’s combination of size and strength made him a productive and popular player early in his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

  • Dashcam video, other evidence in Castile case released

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota police officer who pulled over Philando Castile politely told the driver that his brake lights were out and calmly instructed him not to pull out his handgun before suddenly drawing his own weapon and firing seven rounds into the car, a video released Tuesday showed.

  • Timberwolves sign 3-year deal with Fitbit for jersey patch

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are getting into the jersey advertisement game with a Fitbit patch in a three-year deal.

  • Defense keeping Twins competitive despite falling out of 1st

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are wobbling from a four-game sweep over the weekend by Cleveland that pushed them out of first place, their thin pitching staff exposed by another doubleheader and the surging defending American League champions.

  • Bauer, bats lead Indians past Twins 5-2 for 4-game sweep

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There’s still a lot of baseball left to play this season, but it’s hard to overlook what the Cleveland Indians did over the weekend.

  • Wild expose Dumba, Scandella, Haula, Staal for Vegas draft

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have exposed defensemen Matt Dumba and Marco Scandella and forwards Erik Haula and Eric Staal for the NHL expansion draft.