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Report: Vikings Unlikely To Pick Up Bridgewater’s 5th-Year OptionThe Minnesota Vikings will likely not pick up their recovering quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s fifth-year option coming up this May, according to a report from ESPN.
Santana Leads Twins Past Rangers 8-1Ervin Santana delivered his fourth straight outstanding start, Miguel Sano sparked a seven-run fifth inning with a leadoff homer.
Wild Reflect On Their Quick Playoff ExitThis was not the plan, but it is what it is for the Minnesota Wild. A season with high expectations came to an end in the first round.
Pro Golfer Tweets That United Airlines Broke His Golf ClubsIt just keeps getting worse for United Airlines.
Four Reasons Minnesota Sports StinkApril isn't over yet, and Minnesota's major sports scene is in a rut.
Wild's Staal Suffers Concussion From Crashing Into BoardsMinnesota Wild center Eric Staal has a concussion from his head-first crash into the boards.
Adrian Peterson Signs With New Orleans SaintsAdrian Peterson is reporting that he is a New Orleans Saint. He confirmed it to ESPN Tuesday morning.
Leaderboard: 41 And Counting, PGA Tour Futures In DoubtIan Poulter lost his PGA Tour exempt status, while Tiger Woods, whose status is secure, likely won't play again in 2017.
Dozier's Double Gives Twins 3-2 Win Over RangersBrian Dozier hit a bases-clearing double and the Minnesota Twins beat Texas 3-2 on Monday night, ending the Rangers' AL-best four-game winning streak.
'I'll Bet On Myself Every Time': Football Coach's Miraculous RecoveryMike Sherels was unconscious and on life support for five days while his wife was pregnant with twins.
Gopher Hockey Names Captains For 2017-18 SeasonThe University of Minnesota men's hockey team announced its captains for the 2017-18 season on Monday.
Twins GM Thad Levine Makes Emotional Return To TexasThad Levine's first road trip as general manager of the Minnesota Twins is an emotional experience.

Twins

Santana Leads Twins Past Rangers 8-1Ervin Santana delivered his fourth straight outstanding start, Miguel Sano sparked a seven-run fifth inning with a leadoff homer.
Four Reasons Minnesota Sports StinkApril isn't over yet, and Minnesota's major sports scene is in a rut.
Dozier's Double Gives Twins 3-2 Win Over RangersBrian Dozier hit a bases-clearing double and the Minnesota Twins beat Texas 3-2 on Monday night, ending the Rangers' AL-best four-game winning streak.
Twins GM Thad Levine Makes Emotional Return To TexasThad Levine's first road trip as general manager of the Minnesota Twins is an emotional experience.
Sano Gets 1-Game Suspension For Throwing Punch During ScrapMinnesota's Miguel Sano has been suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball for what the sport termed "aggressive actions" that caused benches to clear during a game against Detroit last weekend.
Kids Drawing Twins Players + Jumbotron = AmazingToday in news-so-cute-you’ll-smile, the Minnesota Twins asked kids to draw its players and they turned out really, really great.
Hicks Hits 3 As Tigers Top Twins 13-4John Hicks had three hits, including his first career homer, and drove in five runs to lead Michael Fulmer and the Detroit Tigers to a 13-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Sano Ejected After Scrap During Twins' Loss To TigersTwins slugger Miguel Sano punched Tigers catcher James McCann in the mask Saturday during a bench-clearing scrap in the fifth inning of Detroit's 5-4 victory over Minnesota.
Target Field Named Greenest Ballpark In AmericaTarget Field won the award from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Twins Top Tigers 6-3, Cabrera InjuredJustin Verlander stumbled again, Miguel Cabrera left after straining his right groin and the Detroit Tigers wasted a three-run lead Friday night.
Twins Announce 'Prince Night' Set For June 16The Minnesota Twins have set a date for their night commemorating the late Prince.
Bauer, Santana Lift Indians Over Twins, 6-2When Trevor Bauer's foot slipped on the mound with the bases loaded, causing him to balk in a run, his outing hung in the balance.

Wild

Wild Reflect On Their Quick Playoff ExitThis was not the plan, but it is what it is for the Minnesota Wild. A season with high expectations came to an end in the first round.
Four Reasons Minnesota Sports StinkApril isn't over yet, and Minnesota's major sports scene is in a rut.
Wild's Staal Suffers Concussion From Crashing Into BoardsMinnesota Wild center Eric Staal has a concussion from his head-first crash into the boards.
Another Early Playoff Exit Leaves Wild FrustratedFive straight appearances in the playoffs for the Minnesota Wild have produced just two series victories and a high volume of frustration.
Wild Searching For Answers After Early Playoff ExitYes, the battle back was a sight to behold. But how do you explain such an awful start? How do you explain a team not being ready for a must-win playoff elimination game?
Wild Blog: Season Comes To Sudden End As Blues Beat Wild In OT 4-3The belief going into game five was that the Wild would finally win at home to force a game six and put all the pressure of the series on the Blues. Instead the Blues found a way to persevere and bring Minnesota's season to a sudden end.
High Hopes Crushed After Blues Eliminate Wild It's going to be a rough night for Wild fans after such high hopes this season.
Blues Eliminate Wild With 4-3 OT Win In Game 5Magnus Paajarvi scored at the 9:42 mark in overtime, giving the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over Minnesota on Saturday in Game 5 of their playoff series, eliminating the Wild.
Staal Leaves Game 5 Vs. Blues After Head-First Crash Into BoardsMinnesota Wild center Eric Staal has left Game 5 of the playoff series against St. Louis following a head-first crash into the boards.
Wild's Game 5 Game Plan? Defense, Defense, DefenseCharlie Coyle scored first in Game Four of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Minnesota Wild; a coveted goal that has spoken volumes in this series.
Wild Keep Stanley Cup Hopes Alive With Game 4 WinIf there's one thing we heard time and time again after the first three Minnesota Wild playoff losses, it was that they felt they were playing really well – but they just couldn't score.
Wild Shut Out Blues 2-0, Averting 1st-Round SweepDevan Dubnyk made 28 saves, Charlie Coyle scored in the first period and the Minnesota Wild avoided elimination.

Timberwolves

Four Reasons Minnesota Sports StinkApril isn't over yet, and Minnesota's major sports scene is in a rut.
Kevin Garnett Talks Split With Timberwolves Ownership, TeamThe playoffs have started, and after a season out of the NBA for the first time in more than two decades, Kevin Garnett's body is starting to talk to him.
Despite Beef With Team, KG Says 'I'm Still A Timberwolf Until I Die'The playoffs have started, and after a season out of the NBA for the first time in more than two decades, Kevin Garnett's body is starting to talk to him.
Owner Glen Taylor Expecting Much-Improved Timberwolves Next YearCoach and president Tom Thibodeau is meeting with his staff to put together an aggressive game plan for the summer.
Timberwolves Have Disappointing First Season Under ThibodeauThe Timberwolves were supposed to be a playoff contender under Tom Thibodeau. They only improved by 2 wins.
Harden's Triple Double Helps Rockets Top Timberwolves 123-118Harden had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists to help Houston to its 55th victory.
Without Westbrook, Thunder Beat Timberwolves 100-98Oladipo scored 20 points and hit a jumper with 6.3 seconds to play to lift the Thunder to a 100-98 victory on the Wolves' last home game of the season.
Timberwolves New Logo, Rebrand Looks To Shed Recent FailuresThe undercurrent of tension combined with an excitement about the young team's future informed the new logo's designer.
Timberwolves Won't Face Thunder Star Russell WestbrookThe Oklahoma City star is resting for the game on Tuesday night in Minnesota, the first time this season he has missed a game.
Timberwolves To Unveil New Logo Tuesday NightTuesday night marks Fan Appreciation Night at Target Center and the Timberwolves will unveil their new logo at halftime.
Timberwolves Lose To Lakers Despite Big Nights From Wiggins, TownsKarl-Anthony Towns had 40 points on 17-of-22 shooting from the floor and grabbed 21 rebounds, one shy from tying his career high.
Jazz Outplay Timberwolves 120-113Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 39 points and the Utah Jazz rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-113 on Friday night.

Vikings

Report: Vikings Unlikely To Pick Up Bridgewater’s 5th-Year OptionThe Minnesota Vikings will likely not pick up their recovering quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s fifth-year option coming up this May, according to a report from ESPN.
Four Reasons Minnesota Sports StinkApril isn't over yet, and Minnesota's major sports scene is in a rut.
Report: Adrian Peterson Nearing Deal With SaintsAccording to reports, Adrian Peterson was nearing a deal on Monday to sign with the New Orleans Saints.
Jake Long Retires After Tearing Achilles With VikingsJake Long has decided to retire after a torn Achilles tendon ended his ninth NFL season early with the Minnesota Vikings.
Vikings Scheduled For Opener Vs. New Orleans At HomeMinnesota will start the season with a Monday night home game against New Orleans, one of three prime-time kickoffs for the Vikings.
Officials: About 200 Weapons Confiscated At U.S. Bank StadiumWCCO is getting our first look at what else fans may have tried to slip into U.S. Bank Stadium just months before it hosts the biggest sporting event of the year.
Vikings Release 2017 Preseason ScheduleThe Minnesota Vikings released their 2017 preseason schedule Monday.
Reject Darren Sharper's Appeal In Drug & Rape Case, Prosecutors Say Former NFL star Darren Sharper understood the consequences of the plea deal that led to his nearly two-decade prison sentence for drugging and raping women, federal prosecutors said in court filings Friday.
Vikings Sign QB Case KeenumThe Minnesota Vikings have added another quarterback to their roster.
Vikings Sign P Ryan QuigleyThe Vikings have replaced one of their departed free agents, signing Ryan Quigley to fill their punting vacancy.
US Bank Stadium Preps WiFi For Super Bowl LIIWith 310 days until Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, Jason DeRusha got an exclusive behind the scenes look at the preparations to make sure everyone can upload their Instagram and Facebook posts problem free.
Teddy Bridgewater Posts Video Of Him Dropping Back, ThrowingSeven months after suffering a severe knee injury during practice, it appears Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is dropping back and throwing again.

Lynx

Shao Ting, China’s Top Player, Is Training With The LynxThe Minnesota Lynx opened training camp this week, and there’s an intriguing storyline to follow.
Lynx Bolster Roster With WNBA Draft PicksThe WNBA draft was held Thursday night, and the Minnesota Lynx added an All-Big 12 player and a couple of international talents to their already impressive roster.
Lynx Announce Additions To Basketball OperationsThe Lynx have hired Walt Hopkins as assistant coach and Annie Isler as video coordinator.
Lynx Hire James Wade To Be Assistant CoachThe Minnesota Lynx announced Thursday that they've hired James Wade to join their staff as an assistant coach.
Lynx Associate Head Coach Jim Petersen Stepping DownLongtime Minnesota Lynx assistant Jim Petersen is stepping down, the team announced Friday.
Maya Moore, WNBA Stars Starting To Invest In Food IndustryWhether it's to plan for their future once basketball is done, promote healthy living or just to have some fun, WNBA players such as Sue Bird and Maya Moore are getting involved in the food industry.
Lynx To Open 2017 Season May 14 At Xcel Energy CenterAfter coming up just short in the WNBA Finals, the Minnesota Lynx announced its schedule for the 2017 season on Tuesday.
WNBA: Ogwumike's Shot Should Not Have CountedThe Lynx are upset. Their coach is upset. Their fans are upset. Gov. Mark Dayton is upset. Now the WNBA says it doesn't blame them for feeling that way.
4 Things To Know: Lynx Lose, Lady Gaga New Album, Russian Hacking & MoreFrom the Minnesota Lynx losing Game 5 of the WNBA finals to Lady Gaga’s new album, here is a look at the top four stories from Oct. 21, 2016.
Sparks Inch Past Lynx 77-76 In Game 5 To Win WNBA TitleNneka Ogwumike's short jumper with 3.1 seconds left gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the defending champion Minnesota Lynx.
Mayors Hodges, Garcetti Wager Books Over WNBA Finals Game 5Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has accepted a friendly bet with Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges over the outcome of the WNBA Finals series between the Sparks and Lynx.
Lynx Fans Ready To Celebrate Another WNBA TitleThe "Roar-For-4" can be heard all over the Twin Cities as fans are gearing up for Game 5 of the WNBA Finals.

Gophers

'I'll Bet On Myself Every Time': Football Coach's Miraculous RecoveryMike Sherels was unconscious and on life support for five days while his wife was pregnant with twins.
Gopher Hockey Names Captains For 2017-18 SeasonThe University of Minnesota men's hockey team announced its captains for the 2017-18 season on Monday.
Minneapolis To Host NCAA Basketball Regional In 2021In addition to hosting the NCAA Final Four in 2019, Minneapolis will host an NCAA basketball regional in 2021.
Gopher Assistant Grant Potulny Named Northern Michigan CoachAfter spending eight seasons on the University of Minnesota men's hockey staff, Grand Potulny was named the Northern Michigan head coach on Tuesday.
Will University Of Minnesota Add Men's Lacrosse As Sport?The University of Minnesota hasn't added a men's sport in decades. But with the game exploding in popularity, could lacrosse be next?
All Eyes On QB Battle At Gophers Spring GameDemry Croft wasted no time making a good impression, firing a bomb on the very first play of the spring game and leading two touchdown drives on his first two possessions.
Gopher Hockey Traveling To Rival North Dakota Next SeasonThe Minnesota series will mark the first trip to Grand Forks for the Golden Gophers in nearly six years.
Gopher Basketball Adds Transfer Matz StockmanUniversity of Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday they have added transfer Matz Stockman to the program.
Louisville Center Matz Stockman Transferring To MinnesotaLouisville reserve center Matz Stockman will transfer after three seasons under coach Rick Pitino to play for Pitino's son, Richard, at Minnesota.
Success Of Fleck's Gophers Rests On The Backs Of The BacksWhen P.J. Fleck took over the program and did his initial evaluation of what he was inheriting, one thing stood out as abundantly clear: Running backs were way ahead of the rest.
Gophers Men's Tennis Team Finds Success From Half A World AwayThe Gopher men's tennis team is pretty good -- ranked 33rd in the country and currently third in the Big Ten standings.
P.J. Fleck Inspires Football Coaches At Annual ConventionMinnesota high school football coaches gather each year to talk about the game. The annual convention brings in some 1,400 coaches, mainly from Minnesota.

St. Thomas

Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Football Releases 2017 ScheduleThe 2017 season will be highlighted by the Tommies taking on rival St. John's at Target Field on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 1:10 p.m.
Tommies Blog: MIAC Teams Finish Seasons With NCAA Tournament RunsIt's been quite the winter season in the MIAC, with several teams making NCAA Tournament runs after either winning the league playoff title or receiving an at-large bid.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Gets NCAA Bid, Will Face AugustanaThe St. Thomas basketball team had arguably the longest 90 hours of its season late last week, waiting to learn its NCAA Tournament fate.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Basketball Top Seed For MIAC PlayoffsAfter starting 1-2 in MIAC play, St. Thomas finished 15-5 and is the No. 1 seed for the playoffs. The Tommies host St. John's Thursday night.
Earliest Outdoor Baseball Game Ever In Minnesota?Some baseball teams are taking advantage of Friday's mild weather and playing outdoor baseball.
Tickets For Tommie/Johnnie Football Game Go On Sale TuesdayThe Minnesota Twins and St. Thomas announced Monday that tickets for the inaugural football game at Target Field will go on sale Tuesday.
Tommies Blog: Turnovers Plague St. Thomas In Loss To OshkoshThe No. 3-ranked St. Thomas football team had its season end in a 34-31 loss to UW-Oshkosh on Saturday in the NCAA quarterfinals.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Dominates Coe, Oshkosh Awaits In QuarterfinalsThe St. Thomas football team, ranked No. 3 in the country, appears to be peaking at the right time.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Dominates Northwestern, No. 16 Coe NextThe St. Thomas football team hosts No. 16-ranked Coe College Saturday after shutting out Northwestern 43-0 in the opening round of the playoffs last week.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Hosts Northwestern In NCAA OpenerThe No. 3-ranked St. Thomas football team will host Northwestern of St. Paul in the first round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs on Saturday.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Can Lock Up MIAC Title Against St. OlafThe St. Thomas football team knows this much: It's in the NCAA Playoffs regardless of what happens on Saturday in its regular season finale.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Takes Unbeaten Season To GustavusSt. Thomas relied on its defense in a 27-6 win at Bethel Saturday. Next up for the No. 4-ranked Tommies is Gustavus, in St. Peter.

HS Sports

New State Rules Create Sea Change In High School PitchingA new, complicated formula has recently been adopted by the Minnesota State High School League. It is called a pitch count.
Howard Pulley All-Star Team Full Of Minnesota's Best Basketball ProspectsThe team has high standards -- and high ceilings -- with a focal point leader who has everyone's attention.
For Young Players, Metrodome Baseball Tradition Lives On At U.S. Bank StadiumThe Metrodome was famous for much, including a heavy schedule of amateur baseball games, like high school teams.
After Serious Car Crash, Umpire Finds Will To Live From GranddaughterLives can change in a second. And for umpire Bill Szabo, that's exactly what happened.
Birdie-Prone Blake Golfer Raises Thousands For Children's HospitalsDerek Hitchner, a sophomore at The Blake School in Minneapolis, shot a 10-under-par score of 134, winning last year's state tournament by a whopping 11 strokes and notching the lowest score in its history.
Meet The State Champs With The Worst RecordWhen you're looking ahead to the upcoming season, sometimes the best thing you can do to prepare is to look back into the past.
P.J. Fleck Inspires Football Coaches At Annual ConventionMinnesota high school football coaches gather each year to talk about the game. The annual convention brings in some 1,400 coaches, mainly from Minnesota.
Minnehaha Academy Baseball Coach Carrying On Father's LegacyCoach Glenn knows winning, because his team is back as defending state baseball champs.
Apple Valley's Tre Jones Selected AP Player Of The YearApple Valley junior guard Tre Jones has been selected as the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school boys basketball.
Champlin Park's McKinley Wright Named Mr. BasketballChamplin Park senior guard McKinley Wright was named the 2017 Mr. Basketball on Sunday.
Minneapolis North's T'Nia Riley Is Racing To The TopYou gotta hear the story T'Nia Riley tells about last year's state meet, when there was a rain delay and a race official told her to come back to the track at 5:30 to run the 100 meter dash. Only problem? The race actually started at 5.
Jones Leads Apple Valley To 60-54 Win Over Champlin Park In Class 4A Title GameTre Jones had 24 points, 18 rebounds and made nearly every crucial play in the final minute as Apple Valley beat previously undefeated Champlin Park 60-54 in Saturday night's Class 4A state title game.

FanSided

Sam Bradford not worried about Minnesota Vikings extensionThe Minnesota Vikings aren't talking about an extension for Sam Bradford yet, but the quarterback isn't too worried about his future with the team. In today's NFL, if a franchise wants to be successful they need to have a quality player at the quarterback position. For the Minnesota ...
Tyus Jones Pulled The Short Straw With The Minnesota TimberwolvesTyus Jones is beloved by Minnesota Timberwolves' fans. However, the hometown kid has struggled to see consistent minutes. In the 2015 NBA Draft, Minnesota didn't only walk away with only first rounder, they were able to grab another one as well.Minnesota traded with the Cleveland Cavalier...
Minnesota Twins: Byron Buxton Gets Two Hits in Win Over RangersSome may call it a miracle or just dumb luck, but Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins had a multi-hit game on Tuesday night against the Rangers. For the first time this season, Byron Buxton had a multi-hit game. After struggling all season long at the plate, Buxton finally showed a glimmer of hope ...
Report: Bridgewater’s future in doubt as Vikings likely will not pick up his optionThe Minnesota Vikings reportedly will not pick up the quarterback’s fifth-year contract option that would keep him with the team through the 2018 season. The last time quarterback Teddy Bridgewater played in a meaningful game for the Minnesota Vikings was during their heartbreaking 2015 playo...
Minnesota Twins: Ryan O'Rourke with Torn Ligament, Scheduled for Tommy JohnMinnesota Twins left handed reliever Ryan O'Rourke was moved to the 60 day DL, due to a torn ligament in his throwing elbow. Tommy John to follow soon. Ryan O'Rourke is primarily a left handed specialist, a good weapon for the Minnesota Twinsbullpen to have. His splits in the majors show ...

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