• In this June 11, 2015, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen delivers to the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Minnesota Twins have acquired right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor league pitching prospects. The Twins announced the trade on Friday, July 31, 2015, not long before the deadline to make trades without waivers. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    Twins get bullpen help, add Jepsen from Rays

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins got some much-needed help for their beleaguered bullpen on Friday, acquiring right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for a pair of minor league pitching prospects.

  • In this photo taken July 8, 2015, U.S. District Judge Michael Davis poses in his chambers his Minneapolis chambers. Davis, who became chief judge of the Minnesota district in 2008, and recently stepped down from that post, will turn 68 later this month, but hasn’t said whether he’ll reduce his caseload. Several men and women have been prosecuted on terror charges in Minnesota since 2009, and all of them have eventually landed in front of Davis. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)

    Federal judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism cases

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before — a young Somali-American who hadn’t previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group.

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, gets set to run a drill with his back-up Jimmy Garoppolo during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Brady lawsuit transferred from Minnesota to New York court

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota.

  • In this undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The head of Zimbabwe’s safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn’t even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone. (Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit via AP)

    Minnesota man who killed lion keeps low profile amid outrage

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist that has outraged animal lovers.

  • Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) shoots against Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike (30) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    Moore, Lynx spoil Candace Parker’s season debut

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 27 points and Lindsay Whalen had 24 to help the Minnesota Lynx hold off the Los Angeles Sparks 82-76 on Wednesday night, spoiling the season debut of two-time MVP Candace Parker.

  • New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, and head coach Bill Belichick enter a room full of reporters to address NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's action upholding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four game "Deflategate"suspension during an NFL football training camp media availability at the team's facility Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    The Latest: Brady and players’ union file lawsuit again NFL

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Here is the latest surrounding the suspension of star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs (all times local):

  • A woman writes on a sign outside Dr. Walter James Palmer's dental office in Bloomington, Minn., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Palmer reportedly paid $50,000 to track and kill a black-maned lion, just outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients Wednesday to seek care elsewhere and said he rarely discussed his big-game hunting because it can be a “divisive and emotionally charged topic.”

  • In this Wednesday, June 17, 2015,  file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) walks across the field during NFL football minicamp in Eden Prairie, Minn. The sideshow that overshadowed last season has been dismantled, following Peterson's reinstatement from NFL suspension. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

    Adrian Peterson back in pads and moving forward with Vikings

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — While many Minnesota Vikings veterans see the first padded practices of training camp as a necessary evil, Adrian Peterson couldn’t wait for the day.

  • Tyus Jones to throw out 1st pitch at Twins game again

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two ceremonial first pitches at Target Field in one season. Tyus Jones has become quite the Minnesota celebrity.