The Twins are halfway through the 2017 season and Paul Molitor’s club is still exceeding expectations. At 43-40, they’re light-years ahead of the 2016 team that finished with the worst record in baseball. The Twins last season didn’t pick up their 42nd win until Aug. 2, when they were already 20 games under .500. Right-hander Kyle Gibson tossed his longest outing of the year to help push the Twins past the Angels, 5-4, on Tuesday at Target Field. Minnesota has won 10 of its last 13 meetings with Los Angeles, including six straight at home.
Minnesota Nice is something a lot of Minnesotans are proud of. And former Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio felt that love during his tenure in Minnesota. “The people over there are the nicest people on Earth, I think,” Rubio said to the Associated Press. “I’m truly going to miss that.” Rubio also said he hopes the Wolves make the playoffs – something they never did in his six seasons with Minnesota, prolonging the longest playoff drought in the NBA among all active teams.
--------------------------------------Olympics may soon feature pole dancing, foosball and poker
October 18, 2017, 8:34 am
The Switzerland-based Global Association of International Sports Federations earlier month granted observer status to the International Federation of (Match) Poker, the International Pole Sports Federation and the World Armwrestling Federation along with the organizing bodies for four other non-traditional sports – the first step toward joining the Olympic program.McKayla Maroney, Olympic gold medalist, says doctor molested her
October 18, 2017, 7:57 am
McKayla Maroney, the Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast also famous for her "not impressed" meme, said Wednesday she was molested for years by an infamous former USA Olympic Gymnastics doctor, with the alleged assaults beginning when Maroney was 13 years old.American swimmer takes a knee. Could athlete protests impact upcoming Winter Olympics?
October 18, 2017, 7:15 am
An American swimmer took a knee during the playing of the national anthem at a recent meet in Brazil. It raises the question: Will athletes at the upcoming winter Olympics do the same?Gordon Hayward breaks ankle during Celtics-Cavaliers game
October 17, 2017, 7:42 pm
Boston Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward had to be carted off of the court in the season opener with a broken left ankle.Judge blocks Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game suspension
October 17, 2017, 7:00 pm
Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott has been granted another legal reprieve in the running back's fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations.