(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers kickoff the season on Thursday night hosting South Dakota State at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota will also play Fresno State and Georgia Southern before opening up Big Ten play at Purdue on September 28th.

(Undated) — North Dakota State and North Dakota kickoff the college football season this Saturday. The defending champion Bison open up battling Butler at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Fighting Hawks begin the year hosting Drake. NDSU finished a perfect 15-and-0 last year capped off with a 38-24 win over Eastern Washington in the FCS title game. UND went 6-and-5 last season.

(Minneapolis, MN) — C.J. Cron clubbed a three-run homer to lead the Twins past the Tigers 7-4 at Target Field. Jonathan Schoop added a two-run blast for the Twins, who took two-of-three in the series. Minnesota is now three-and-a-half games up on Cleveland atop the AL Central. Martin Perez pitched six innings of two-run ball as he improved to 9-and-5 with the victory.

(Chicago, IL) — The Twins open up a seven-game road trip tomorrow against the same two teams they just hosted. Minnesota will visit the White Sox for three games in Chicago followed by four games in Detroit. Michael Pineda will get the ball tomorrow for the Twins. The Sox will counter with 14-game winner Lucas Giolito.

(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are gearing up for their final preseason game. They will visit the Buffalo Bills on Thursday. The Vikes are 3-and-0 so far with wins over the Saints, Seahawks and Cardinals. The regular-season starts September 8th at home against Atlanta.

(Minneapolis, MN) — Napheesa Collier and Danielle Robinson scored 23 points apiece as the Lynx routed the Las Vegas Aces 98-77 at Target Center. Minnesota has won two straight to get back to .500 at 15-and-15. The Lynx host Chicago tomorrow night.

(Atlanta, GA) — Minnesota United squares off with Atlanta United tomorrow in the championship of the U.S. Open Cup in Atlanta. The Loons advanced with their 2-1 win over Portland earlier this month.

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