(Fargo, ND) — North Dakota State is naming Trey Lance its new starting quarterback. Lance takes over the reins from Easton Stick, who is the winningest QB in FCS history. Lance beat out Iowa State junior transfer Zeb Noland and sophomore Noah Sanders for the starting job. NDSU, which was named preseason number-one by the coaches yesterday, opens the season one week from Saturday against Butler at Target Field in Minneapolis.

(Minneapolis, MN) — Kyle Gibson gave up five runs over six-and-two-thirds innings as the Twins lost to the White Sox 6-4 at Target Field. Gibson fell to 11-and-6. Jorge Polanco homered and drove in two for the Twins, who had their four-game winning streak snapped. Minnesota is now two games ahead of Cleveland atop the AL Central.

(Minneapolis, MN) — Twins slugger Nelson Cruz was activated from the 10-day injured list and will play through a ruptured tendon in his left wrist. The 39-year-old says he is pain free. The Twins optioned pitcher Zack Littell to clear a spot.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins and White Sox continue their three-game series tonight at Target Field. Michael Pineda will be on the bump for Minnesota. Chicago will send out Reynaldo Lopez.

(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are gearing up for their third preseason game. They will host first-overall pick Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday at US Bank Stadium. The Vikes are 2-and-0 so far with wins over the Saints and Seahawks.

(Los Angeles, CA) — The Lynx are in Los Angeles tonight to square off with the Sparks at the Staples Center. Minnesota has dropped two in-a-row to fall to 13-and-14.

(Kansas City, KS) — Minnesota United hits the road Thursday to Sporting Kansas City. The Loons are 1-1-and-1 over their last three matches. They currently sit second in the West with 42 points, one more than the LA Galaxy. SKC is 10th with 31 points.

(Williamsport, PA) — Coon Rapids-Andover’s run at the Little League World Series is over. The team from Minnesota was shut out 10-0 by Louisiana in an elimination game in Williamsport.

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