(Minneapolis, MN) — Joe Mauer doubled in his final at-bat and caught one pitch in the ninth in what could be his final game in the Twins’ 5-4 victory over the White Sox in Minneapolis. The 35-year-old was playing in the last game of his eight-year contract. He left to a Target Field standing ovation in the ninth. Max Kepler and Jake Cave homered for Minnesota, which won its sixth straight.

(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are getting some extra time to prepare for the Super Bowl champion Eagles. The Vikes will visit Philadelphia this Sunday looking to snap a two-game skid. Minnesota sits at 1-2-and-1 after last Thursday’s 38-31 loss to the Rams in LA. The Eagles are 2-and-2.

(Denver, CO) — The Wild open up the regular season on Thursday night in Colorado facing the Avalanche. Minnesota’s home opener is Saturday against Vegas and it’s the start of a three-game homestand for the Wild.

(Los Angeles, CA) — The Timberwolves are back in preseason action on Wednesday night when they take on the Clippers in LA. The Wolves opened the exhibition slate with a 114-110 win at Golden State on Saturday.

(Undated) — North Dakota State and North Dakota both won on Saturday. The Bison opened up MVFC play with a 21-17 home victory over South Dakota State. NDSU is 4-and-0. The Fighting Hawks moved to 3-and-2 with a 38-13 rout of Northern Colorado. The Bison visit Northern Iowa this Saturday, while UND is off this week.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers are back in action this Saturday hosting Iowa in their Big Ten home opener. The Gophers were off last week. They sit at 3-and-1 on the year.

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