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Bringin' It: Monday's Top 5 Minn. sports storylines

In today's Top 5: Still on top, Smith apologizes, Lynx back in finals, ex-Twins surface in postseason and Lindsey wants to race against men.
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Bleary-eyed on a Monday morning? Here's a quick list of the five Minnesota sports storylines you can't live without:

1) The Vikes are 4-1, and no, you're not dreaming. The Daily Norseman went one better, with the headline: "Vikings might actually be a good football team."

2) Vikings' Harrison Smith gets bounced from the Titans game for touching a ref. A rookie with fire in his belly? We'll take it. But, as Fox Sports North tells us, "Smith apologetic for run-in with official."

3) The champs are back in the WNBA Finals. From the Duluth News Tribune:"Lynx sweep their way into WNBA finals."

4) Baseball's postseason: No Twins this year, but at least two ex-Twins we're thrilled to see: Pat Neshek and Sweet Lew Ford. As the Baseball Outsider blogger Ed Thoma put it: "Two old friends in the playoffs."

5) Ila Borders. Billie Jean King. Chyna. There's a pattern here: Women who can do it better than men. The latest chapter, according to the Pioneer Press: "St. Paul native Lindsey Vonn wants to race against men."

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Four killed in crashes after deadly start to weekend on MN roads

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In crackdown on unruly passengers, Delta urges other airlines to share no-fly lists

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U of M-barrassed: Gophers shocked by Bowling Green

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