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Paul Allen, Vikings Partner To Buy Race HorseA large contingent of Vikings personnel is expected at Canterbury Park Friday night to support some of their own.
Parise Rehabbing Back Injury Without SurgeryMinnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise has been rehabilitating his back injury without surgery, putting him on track to be at full strength by September.
Dayton: Lawmakers Punished H.S. League Over Transgender PolicyGov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota lawmakers punished the State High School League because of Republican opposition to the league's transgender athlete policy.
Twins Pitching Coach Neil Allen Arrested For DWITwins pitching coach Neil Allen has been suspended with pay after being arrested for DWI early Thursday morning.
Gophers Pitching Coach Todd Oakes Dies At 55Todd Oakes, the Gopher baseball team's pitching coach, died Thursday morning after a four-year battle with Leukemia.
Police Investigate Gophers Wrestlers Amid Drug AllegationsThe University of Minnesota police department is investigating allegations that several Golden Gophers wrestlers have been involved in selling and using drugs.
Moore Scores 34, Lynx Beat Mercury 85-78Maya Moore scored a season-high 34 points, Sylvia Fowles added 18 and the Minnesota Lynx held on to beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-78 on Wednesday night.
Minnesota Loses To Iowa 8-2 In Big Ten Baseball TourneyIowa's Joel Booker tied a Big Ten tournament record with five hits as Iowa upset top-seeded Minnesota 8-2 on Wednesday.
After Tumultuous Year, Adrian Peterson Happy With VikingsIt was a year ago and the circus was swirling around Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings. The star running back was distrustful of some in the organization after a season away.
Twins Hit 3 Homers In Win Over RoyalsMiguel Sano hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the fifth inning after Minnesota lost an early lead, and the Twins staved off another series sweep Wednesday by beating the Kansas City Royals 7-5.
Dottie Pepper On DEAN & DELUCA Invitational: 'A Wonderful Test Of Skill'CBS Sports on-course reporter Dottie Pepper looks at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, to take place at the revered Colonial Country Club.
Timberwolves G Ricky Rubio's Mom Dies At 56The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday that the mother of starting point guard Ricky Rubio, Tona Vives, has passed away.

Twins

Twins Pitching Coach Neil Allen Arrested For DWITwins pitching coach Neil Allen has been suspended with pay after being arrested for DWI early Thursday morning.
Twins Hit 3 Homers In Win Over RoyalsMiguel Sano hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the fifth inning after Minnesota lost an early lead, and the Twins staved off another series sweep Wednesday by beating the Kansas City Royals 7-5.
Tired Of The Twins? 4 Other Things To Do Memorial Day WeekendRight now Twins baseball isn't worth watching, so here are four other things to do over Memorial Day Weekend.
Twins Add LHP Buddy Boshers To Tired BullpenThe Minnesota Twins have added an eighth reliever to their overworked bullpen, selecting the contract of left-hander Buddy Boshers from Triple-A Rochester.
Perez, Cain Lead Royals Over Twins 7-4Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer, Lorenzo Cain had four hits and two RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals picked up where their bats left off the night before while beating the tumbling Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Tuesday.
Vikings Tight End Kyle Rudolph, Wife Expecting TwinsVikings tight end Kyle Rudolph and his wife, Jordan, announced at the Twins game Monday that they are expecting twins in October.
Twins Fall To Royals 10 – 4In his three seasons in Minnesota, Ricky Nolasco has become the poster child for the ailing Twins franchise. When he hasn't been hurt, Nolasco has been battered by opposing hitters, and the four-year, $49 million contract the Twins gave him has been one of several moves that have not panned out.
Hughes Allows 3 Early Runs, Twins Lose To Blue JaysJose Bautista and Josh Donaldson started the game with back-to-back home runs off Phil Hughes in a three-run first inning, and Marcus Stroman bounced back from his worst major league start to lead the Toronto Blue Jays over the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Sunday.
Perkins Taking A Week Off From Throwing Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins will take a week off from throwing in his rehab to return from a left shoulder strain.
Twins Snap 5-Game Losing Streak With Win Over Blue JaysEduardo Nunez homered to cap a five-run rally in the eighth inning as the Minnesota Twins suddenly broke loose to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 Saturday.
Twins Earn Worst Record After 9-3 Loss To Blue JaysJose Bautista hit a three-run home run to break open the game in the sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays slugged their way to a 9-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Blue Jays Top Twins 3-2 With Tulowitzki's Go-Ahead In 11thTroy Tulowitzki drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out, two-strike single in the 11th inning Thursday night, and the Toronto Blue Jays stopped a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 comeback victory over the Minnesota Twins.

Wild

Parise Rehabbing Back Injury Without SurgeryMinnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise has been rehabilitating his back injury without surgery, putting him on track to be at full strength by September.
Minnesota's Hometown HeroesEvery "Big 5" pro team in Minnesota has a Minnesota native on the roster. David McCoy got them together at Target Field.
Boudreau Wants Wild To Be Final Coaching StopBruce Boudreau said at his introductory news conference on Tuesday that the Wild have been a tough team and he's excited to see what they can do.
Wild Gets Their Man In Bruce BoudreauMinnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher hit one out of the park on Saturday night, when the team announced that Bruce Boudreau would become the fifth head coach in franchise history.
Wild Hire Bruce Boudreau As Next Head CoachThe Minnesota Wild have hired Bruce Boudreau as their next head coach, the team announced Saturday.
Wild Blog: 4 Takeaways From Chuck Fletcher's Year-End Press ConferenceEven though the Wild made the playoffs for the fourth year in a row, this year will go down as probably the most frustrating season in franchise history.
Fletcher: Torchetti 'A Serious Candidate' To Be Head CoachMinnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher says interim coach John Torchetti is "definitely a very serious candidate" to be the team's permanent head coach.
With Wild Season Over, Uncertainty BeginsMinnesota Wild players cleaned out their lockers on Wednesday and said goodbye until they come together to get ready for next season.
6 Minnesota Sports Connections To PrinceSince Prince's death, there has been no shortage of tributes and messages from Minnesota's sports teams and athletes.
Wild's Late Rally, Playoff Exit All Too FamiliarThe problem is the dire situations they have repeatedly put themselves in before commencing these significant comebacks.
Wild Blog: Season Ends After Rally Comes Up ShortWith Prince being remembered for his music before the game, fans were in a frenzy, hoping for a Wild win to force a Game 7 on Tuesday night.
Crazy Rally For Wild Comes Up Short In 5-4 Loss To DallasJason Spezza scored his fourth goal of the series and added three assists, and goalie Kari Lehtonen and the Dallas Stars needed every last one of them to hold off the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Sunday to wrap up the first-round series in six games.

Timberwolves

Timberwolves G Ricky Rubio's Mom Dies At 56The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday that the mother of starting point guard Ricky Rubio, Tona Vives, has passed away.
Timberwolves' Towns Unanimous Pick For NBA All-Rookie First TeamThe NBA announced its top rookie teams on Thursday, and Minnesota Timberwolves forward/center Karl-Anthony Towns was a unanimous All-Rookie First Team selection.
Former NBA Champion Says Towns, Wiggins Should Leave TimberwolvesJohn Salley thinks Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins should leave Minnesota.
4 Reasons Towns, Wiggins Will Be Long-Term Timberwolves StarsHere are four reasons Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew can be stars and lead the Timberwolves to the playoffs.
Timberwolves Land 5th Pick In NBA DraftThe Minnesota Timberwolves stayed put in the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night and will pick fifth in the first round on June 23.
Minnesota's Hometown HeroesEvery "Big 5" pro team in Minnesota has a Minnesota native on the roster. David McCoy got them together at Target Field.
Wolves Sending Towns With Flip's Ring For Lottery LuckThe Minnesota Timberwolves will send Karl-Anthony Towns as their representative to the NBA draft lottery, hoping for the same fortune that brought them the NBA Rookie of the Year.
Timberwolves' Towns Unanimous Choice For NBA Rookie Of The YearThe NBA announced Monday morning that Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns is the unanimous choice for the league's Rookie of the Year.
Karl-Anthony Towns To Be Named NBA Rookie Of The YearFor the second straight year, the NBA's Rookie of the Year will be a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Lynx Coach, Wolves Analyst Jim Petersen Staying In MinnesotaYou've known him as the television analyst for the Timberwolves since 2003 and the assistant coach for the three-time WNBA champion Lynx since 2008. Jim Petersen could have had a very different job this season.
Zach LaVine Gets NBA Cares Community Assist Award For AprilMinnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine has been awarded the NBA Cares Community Assist award for April.
Thibodeau Talks Timberwolves On WCCO RadioFans are excited for the future of the Timberwolves with Tom Thibodeau leading the pack.

Vikings

After Tumultuous Year, Adrian Peterson Happy With VikingsIt was a year ago and the circus was swirling around Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings. The star running back was distrustful of some in the organization after a season away.
Local Culinary Stars Crafting U.S. Bank Stadium Eats U.S. Bank Stadium won't be up and running until August, but on Tuesday we learned what foods will be for sale.
Vikings Tight End Kyle Rudolph, Wife Expecting TwinsVikings tight end Kyle Rudolph and his wife, Jordan, announced at the Twins game Monday that they are expecting twins in October.
Vegas Puts Vikings 2016 Win Total At 9.5; Bet Over Or Under?Bovada Casino released its over/under odds Wednesday for win totals of every team in the NFL this year.
Vikings Legend Bud Grant’s Garage Sale ReturnsGrant, who turns 89 on Friday, opened up his Bloomington home Wednesday to hundreds of fans for his annual yard sale.
Pete Bercich Named Hill-Murray Football CoachOfficials with Hill-Murray High School announced Wednesday that former Minnesota Viking Pete Bercich has been named the school's next football coach.
U.S. Bank Stadium To Begin Offering Public ToursThe new home of the Minnesota Vikings is nearly finished. Crews at U.S. Bank Stadium have been laying down turf and testing out scoreboard lights. And now, die-hard fans can purchase tickets for a public tour.
ESPN Mistakenly Calls Packers 2015 North Champs, Hilarity EnsuesAccording to ESPN, the Green Bay Packers were the NFC North Champions last season. The Minnesota Vikings, who were the actual champions, took some exception to that.
Minnesota's Hometown HeroesEvery "Big 5" pro team in Minnesota has a Minnesota native on the roster. David McCoy got them together at Target Field.
Adrian Peterson Snubbed From Pro Football Focus Top 101 ListSam Monson at Pro Football Focus really must not like Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Vikings Sign 1st Rounder WR Laquon TreadwellThe Minnesota Vikings' entire 2016 draft class is now under contract.
Vikings, Medtronic Unveil 'The Horn' Outside U.S. Bank StadiumThe Minnesota Vikings and Medtronic unveiled something new to the landscape outside of U.S. Bank Stadium. The two local businesses unveiled "The Horn" Wednesday, a contemporary art sculpture that will be on Medtronic Plaza.

Lynx

Moore Scores 34, Lynx Beat Mercury 85-78Maya Moore scored a season-high 34 points, Sylvia Fowles added 18 and the Minnesota Lynx held on to beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-78 on Wednesday night.
Maya Moore Named Western Conference Player Of The WeekThe Minnesota Lynx are off to a 3-0 start, and Maya Moore was named the Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday.
Fowles, Moore Lead Lynx Past Storm 78-71Maya Moore had 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots, and Sylvia Fowles scored 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 78-71 on Sunday.
Lynx 2-0 After 97-80 Win Over Chicago SkySylvia Fowles had 24 points and 13 rebounds in the first game against her former team, Maya Moore added 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 97-80 on Wednesday.
Minnesota's Hometown HeroesEvery "Big 5" pro team in Minnesota has a Minnesota native on the roster. David McCoy got them together at Target Field.
Lynx Open Season With 95-76 Win Over MercuryMaya Moore had 27 points and a career-high 10 assists to help the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx open the season with a 95-76 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday night.
Lynx Ready For 1st Game Of The SeasonThe Minnesota Lynx begin their defense of the WNBA title Saturday night at Target Center. It is the teams 20th season, and they have won the WNBA title three out of the past five seasons.
Lynx 2016 Roster Retains Only 6 From Championship TeamThe Minnesota Lynx have set their 11-player roster for the regular season, with only six returners from last year's WNBA championship team.
Lynx Top First AP WNBA Power PollThe Minnesota Lynx sit atop the first Associated Press WNBA poll.
4 Things To Know: Trump And Ryan, Valleyfair Opens, Lynx Season Starts & MoreFrom Donald Trump's meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan to the unofficial start of summer, here's a look at the top four stories from May 13, 2016.
Lynx Coach, Wolves Analyst Jim Petersen Staying In MinnesotaYou've known him as the television analyst for the Timberwolves since 2003 and the assistant coach for the three-time WNBA champion Lynx since 2008. Jim Petersen could have had a very different job this season.
Lynx Begin Season With One Big Goal In MindAs the Lynx embark on another season that begins with a target on their chests, there remains one more mountain to climb.

Gophers

Gophers Pitching Coach Todd Oakes Dies At 55Todd Oakes, the Gopher baseball team's pitching coach, died Thursday morning after a four-year battle with Leukemia.
Police Investigate Gophers Wrestlers Amid Drug AllegationsThe University of Minnesota police department is investigating allegations that several Golden Gophers wrestlers have been involved in selling and using drugs.
Inspired By Coach In Hospice, Gophers Return To Big Ten TourneyPitching coach Todd Oakes, who has fought leukemia since 2012, was placed last week in home hospice care with further treatment no longer a viable option.
John Anderson Named Big Ten Coach Of The YearOn Tuesday, Gophers baseball coach John Anderson was named Big Ten Coach of the Year in a unanimous vote.
Former Gopher Grier Finishing Degree, Mentoring Current PlayersVincent Grier is back finishing up his degree and spending some time trying to get pride back in the Gophers program.
Gophers Travel To Florida State For ACC/Big Ten ChallengeThe University of Minnesota men's basketball team will travel to Florida State this year for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Gophers Earn No. 1 Seed In Big Ten Baseball TournamentMinnesota will take its 23rd regular-season Big Ten baseball title and the top seed into the conference tournament this week.
Gophers' Matt Fiedler Thrives At Plate & On MoundIt's not at all uncommon in high school for the team's best pitcher to also be its best hitter. It's altogether unheard of in the pros. But college baseball is that magical middle ground, where magical players like Matt Fiedler can still thrive.
Gopher Softball Enters NCAA Tournament With Plenty Of MomentumThe Gophers softball team has won 14 games in a row. But the pursuit of number 15 will be their most important.
Gophers Coach Enters Hospice While Team Contends For Big Ten TitleGophers pitching coach Todd Oakes, battling Leukemia, has entered home hospice care.
Jerry Kill Named Kansas State's Associate Athletic DirectorFormer Gophers coach Jerry Kill is headed to Kansas State to serve as the associate athletic director in charge of football, sources tell WCCO.
Former U Athletes Finish Degrees Through Gopher Grad ProgramThere are 25 former Gophers now back in school finishing their college degrees, and they're honoring their scholarship.

St. Thomas

St. Thomas Tight End Gets NFL Tryout With Hometown TeamCharlie Dowdle has had quite a year at St. Thomas, but the biggest opportunity of his life may be this weekend in his home state.
Baseball Team Seeking Another Championship For St. ThomasBelieve it or not, we're already halfway through the conference season in MIAC baseball. Once again, everybody is chasing St. Thomas, who has a perfect conference record.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Caps Season With National TitleThe St. Thomas men's basketball team beat four teams in the top 10 nationally over a two week stretch to win the Division III national title.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Salem-Bound After Beating No. 1 AugustanaSt. Thomas beat Augustana to advanced to its third NCAA Division III Final Four in six seasons. The Tommies face No. 4-ranked Christopher Newport Friday night.
St. Thomas Headed To Division III SemifinalsThe St. Thomas men's basketball team is bound for the NCAA Division III semifinals for the third time in the last six years.
Tommies Blog: Road To Salem Starts Friday For St. ThomasSt. Thomas and coach John Tauer learned Monday that the season's body of work was not only enough for an at-large bid, the Tommies will host a regional this weekend in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Seeks 9th Playoff Title In 11 YearsThe St. Thomas men's basketball team enters the MIAC Playoffs Friday night all but guaranteed a spot in the postseason, regardless of how its own tournament goes. The Tommies won their 11th straight regular season title this year. They've won eight of the past 10 titles in the MIAC Playoffs.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Announces 2016 Football ScheduleThe St. Thomas football program, coming off its second national title game appearance in four years, released its 2016 football schedule late last week. They'll be on the road to start the regular season, and their bye week is finally a little later in the fall.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Controls Its Destiny In MIAC RaceSt. Thomas is rolling yet again this season. After cruising to an 87-72 win Wednesday night over Gustavus, the Tommies are 18-1 on the regular season and 13-1 in MIAC play with six games to go. They're on the verge of clinching a playoff spot with a four-game lead in the league and should secure the No. 1 seed for the MIAC Playoffs.
Tommies Blog: Caruso Named AFCA Division III Coach Of The YearFor the second time in four years, Glenn Caruso led the St. Thomas football program to the pinnacle of Division III football, the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. Caruso was named the Division III National Coach of the Year on Monday by the American Football Coaches Association.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Faces Mount Union For National TitleSt. Thomas is back in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl against Mount Union after beating Linfield 38-17 in the national semifinals on Saturday. The Wildcats, from Oregon, came to St. Paul ranked No. 2 in the country. It's the Tommies second appearance in the Division III national championship in four years.
Tommies Blog: Linfield Stands Between St. Thomas, Title GameThe No. 4-ranked St. Thomas football team is one victory away from playing for a national championship. And they get the chance to earn that right on their home field Saturday.

HS Sports

Howard Lake Waverly Track Team Rallies For Teammate Hurt In CrashGavin Kritzeck was a key component of the Howard Lake Waverly track team as a sprinter, but the team had to learn how to deal without him.
Adapted Bowling Tournament Sponsors New Autism DivisionThere's something new in the State Adapted Bowling tournament's 17th year in Brooklyn Park, and many parents are quite happy about it.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top Match-UpsThere are several big match-ups this weekend featuring ranked teams with playoff implications at stake. Here is just a sample of what's ahead.
Pete Bercich Named Hill-Murray Football CoachOfficials with Hill-Murray High School announced Wednesday that former Minnesota Viking Pete Bercich has been named the school's next football coach.
Football Coach, Dean Of Students Starts Tie Program At CooperWillie Howard has introduced a new program at Cooper, maybe the only one where a coach strives for ties.
St. Paul Johnson High School's Long Tradition Of BadmintonWhen you join the St. Paul Johnson badminton team, there's a sense of pride that comes with wearing that uniform.
Howard Pulley Team's Top Talent Ponders Future ProspectsThey're always some of the most elite players in Minnesota -- the Howard Pulley basketball team.
Holy Angels Exchange Student Shines In Clay Target TrapshootingThe Holy Angels Clay Target Trapshooting Team is currently leading the conference in the spring season.
Eagan Junior Excels On The Field, And Pretty Much Everywhere ElseIf you want to feel like an underachiever, just spend a little time with Lauren Markowski.
Blake's Top Tennis Players Face Tougher Competition In PracticeBlake has the top-ranked boys tennis player in the state in Class A, and the player ranked right after him, at number 2.
Mpls. Edison High's Lewis Sisters Are UnstoppableJia and Jada Lewis are trying to lead the Minneapolis Edison Tommies to another state track meet this season. Proud of what their school means to them, they are symbolic of what school spirit really means.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top Prep Match-UpsThe sun is expected to be out for most of the weekend, so the hectic spring sports schedule will continue with several big events and top match-ups on Friday and Saturday.

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