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Gopher Baseball Looks To End 5-Year NCAA Tournament DroughtMinnesota is enjoying a baseball resurgence that has put the Gophers in position to end a five-year NCAA Tournament drought, the longest since the program's first appearance in 1956.
The Dallas Cowboys' Terrible DraftThe Dallas Cowboys picked Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliot with the fourth pick of the NFL Draft. And things went downhill from there.
Vikings Exercise 5th Year Options On Floyd, RhodesThe Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they've exercised fifth-year contract options on defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and cornerback Xavier Rhodes.
Vikings Sign 10 Undrafted Free AgentsThe Minnesota Vikings remained busy after the NFL Draft on Saturday, signing 10 undrafted free agents over the weekend.
Are Players Worth Keeping In Fantasy Baseball During A PED Suspension?The big news of the week in baseball, of course, was the suspension of Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Never mind that disgraced slugger Barry Bonds is the Miami hitting coach: There are plenty of jokes to be made there. How does this impact fantasy baseball? If you own Gordon, should you keep him on your roster? How are you going to replace his 50 stolen bases this season in the stat column? Don't fret: We have all the answers you need right here.
2 UND Hockey Players Leave For NHLTwo more underclassmen on the national champion University of North Dakota men's hockey team are leaving for the professional ranks.
Lynx Sign 5 Honorary Members To 'Dream Team'The Lynx signed five kids from five various community organizations Sunday and they got the thrill of being at practice.
Twins Swept By Tigers, Drop 4th StraightThe final play of Minnesota's 6-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday summed up how things have gone for the Twins lately.
New Viking Alex Boone Is Here To Work...And Have FunNew Vikings guard Alex Boone has made a grand entrance to Minnesota. He’s here for off-season workouts and to train and bond.
60 Years Later, Hockey Great Doug Woog Still Loves The GameMore than 60 years after he started playing and more than 30 years after he started coaching, the hockey rink is still where Doug Woog feels most comfortable.
Lynx Finish First Week Of Training CampNow a week into training camp, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is ramping up the intensity.
Twins Fall To 7-17 After 4-1 Loss To TigersJordan Zimmermann won his fifth straight start to begin his first season with Detroit, and Justin Upton hit a three-run homer to help the Tigers top the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Saturday.

Twins

Twins Swept By Tigers, Drop 4th StraightThe final play of Minnesota's 6-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday summed up how things have gone for the Twins lately.
Twins Fall To 7-17 After 4-1 Loss To TigersJordan Zimmermann won his fifth straight start to begin his first season with Detroit, and Justin Upton hit a three-run homer to help the Tigers top the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Saturday.
Twins Fall To Tigers 9-2 In Fulmer's MLB DebutMichael Fulmer allowed two earned runs in five innings to win his major league debut and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 Friday night.
Twins Coach Gene Glynn Stays Close To His Roots In WasecaIn Minnesota, Gene Glynn is so much more than a coach for the Twins -- he was the first-ever Mr. Basketball in the state, out of Waseca in 1975.
160 New Target Field Workers At The ReadyAfter having to bus in workers from Milwaukee and Chicago because of an employee shortage, Target Field announced that there are now 160 new workers ready to start this weekend.
Twins Prospect Reynaldo Rodriguez Suspended For PEDsMinnesota Twins minor league outfielder Reynaldo Rodriguez has been suspended 80 games without pay for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
Twins' Walkoff Attempt Falters In 6-5 Loss To ClevelandFrancisco Lindor drove in three runs and the Cleveland Indians spoiled the big league debut of Jose Berrios with a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
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.
Twins Blog: Happy Berrios Day!Twins fans have been begging for it since last fall, and Wednesday night they'll get their wish.
Sano's Single Gives Twins 6-5 Walkoff Win Over ClevelandMiguel Sano singled in a run with one out in the ninth inning, giving the Minnesota Twins a 6-5, walk-off win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
Twins Call Up Top Pitching Prospect BerriosThe Minnesota Twins announced before Tuesday's game that they've selected the contract of Jose Berrios and recalled Jorge Polanc from Class AAA Rochester.
9th Inning Homer From Arcia Lifts Twins Over Indians 4-3Oswaldo Arcia led off the ninth inning with a home run off of Zach McAllister to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.

Wild

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.
Wild Captain Koivu Stepping Up When It MattersThere's something to be said for coming up clutch, rising to the occasion when your team needs you most. Especially when you're the captain.
Wild Beat Stars With Help From Koivu's OT GoalMikko Koivu and the Minnesota Wild are going home and hoping for another trip to Dallas. Koivu scored the tying goal with 3:09 left in regulation, then redirected Ryan Suter's shot from the left point 4:55 in the overtime as Minnesota beat the Stars 5-4 on Friday night to stay alive in their first-round series.
Wild Blog: Wild Lose Special Teams Battle, Fall To Stars 3-2The one thing the Minnesota Wild needed to do to have a chance against Dallas in this series was to stay out of the penalty box.
Wild Fall To Stars 3-2 In Game 4 Despite An Early LeadWith a determined victory in Minnesota's deafening arena, the Dallas Stars picked up a valuable souvenir for the trip home. They revived their lagging special teams, too, pushing the Wild to the edge of elimination.
Coach Torchetti Making Wild Fans Of His Boston FamilyThere's no question that half the fun of being in the quest for the Stanley Cup is sharing it with friends and family.

Timberwolves

Thibodeau Talks Timberwolves On WCCO RadioFans are excited for the future of the Timberwolves with Tom Thibodeau leading the pack.
Timberwolves Introduce Tom Thibodeau As Head CoachThe Minnesota Timberwolves introduced Tom Thibodeau as their new head coach and president of basketball operations on Tuesday.
The Potential Pros And Cons Of The Wolves Hiring Tom ThibodeauThe Timberwolves new head coach comes with both positives and negatives to his approach.
Thibodeau Finalizes Deal To Become Wolves' New Head CoachThe Timberwolves appear to have found their new head coach.
Timberwolves Plan To Interview Mark JacksonThe Minnesota Timberwolves plan to meet with Mark Jackson to continue the search, a person with knowledge of the process told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Towns Earns Sixth Consecutive Rookie Of The Month AwardTimberwolves forward/center Karl-Anthony Towns has the Rookie of the Year award all but locked up as he earned another Rookie of the Month honor on Friday.
Young Timberwolves Squad Looks To Uncertain FutureKarl-Anthony Towns had just walked off the court to a standing ovation in the season finale of his remarkable rookie season. The Minnesota Timberwolves center, the overwhelming favorite to win rookie of the year, contemplated where this team is headed.
Timberwolves Crush Pelicans 144-109 In Season's Final GameKarl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and 14 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves sent coach Sam Mitchell out in style with a 144-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in the season finale Wednesday night.
AP Source: Timberwolves Opening Search For Permanent CoachA person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves are opening up their search for a permanent head coach.
Players Push For Interim Coach Mitchell To Keep JobThe young Minnesota Timberwolves' strong finish to the season has helped interim coach Sam Mitchell's case to land the permanent job, and now some of the team's most important pieces are voicing their support for him as well.
Rockets Soar Past Wolves 129-105James Harden scored 34 points and Dwight Howard had 19 points and eight rebounds to keep the Houston Rockets' playoff hopes alive with a 129-105 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Timberwolves' Towns Named Western Conference Player Of The WeekMinnesota Timberwolves rookie Karl-Anthony Towns has been named Western Conference player of the week.

Vikings

Vikings Exercise 5th Year Options On Floyd, RhodesThe Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they've exercised fifth-year contract options on defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and cornerback Xavier Rhodes.
Vikings Sign 10 Undrafted Free AgentsThe Minnesota Vikings remained busy after the NFL Draft on Saturday, signing 10 undrafted free agents over the weekend.
New Viking Alex Boone Is Here To Work...And Have FunNew Vikings guard Alex Boone has made a grand entrance to Minnesota. He’s here for off-season workouts and to train and bond.
Vikings Become First Team To Draft Player From EuropeThe Minnesota Vikings have made German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer the first player drafted straight into the NFL from Europe.
Vikings Add Talent To Offense On Day 3 Of DraftThe Minnesota Vikings have added another offensive tackle, taking Western Michigan's Willie Beavers in the fourth round of the NFL draft. The Vikings took six picks into Saturday for the final four rounds, and they started the afternoon by targeting a critical position in front of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and acquiring Beavers with the 121st overall selection.
6 Picks Left For Vikings In Final Day Of NFL DraftThe Minnesota Vikings head into the last day of the NFL draft armed with six picks in the final four rounds. The Vikings have a fourth-rounder, a fifth-rounder and two picks each in the sixth and seventh rounds on Saturday.
Vikings Pick Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander In 2nd RoundThe Minnesota Vikings have drafted Clemson defensive back Mackensie Alexander with the 54th overall pick in the second round on Friday.
New Vikings WR Treadwell 'In The Right Place'The Minnesota Vikings introduced their first round draft pick, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, at a press conference on Friday.
Vikings Pick WR Laquon Treadwell In First Round Of NFL DraftThe Minnesota Vikings addressed a glaring need at wide receiver, selecting Mississippi's Laquon Treadwell with 23rd overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.
Vikings Have Several Options With No. 23 PickThe Minnesota Vikings have all kinds of considerations with the No. 23 pick in the NFL Draft Thursday night.
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.
Spielman: Vikings Not Locked In On Receiver With No. 23 PickMinnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said Tuesday it's not a lock they take a wide receiver with the No. 23 pick.

Lynx

Lynx Sign 5 Honorary Members To 'Dream Team'The Lynx signed five kids from five various community organizations Sunday and they got the thrill of being at practice.
Lynx Finish First Week Of Training CampNow a week into training camp, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is ramping up the intensity.
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.
4 Lynx Players Officially Named To Olympic TeamFour members of the Minnesota Lynx were named to the USA women's basketball Olympic team.
Source: 4 Minnesota Lynx Players Picked For Olympic TeamWhen the USA women's basketball Olympic team is announced Wednesday, four Minnesota Lynx players will be on it.
Minnesota Lynx Announce Signing Of Courtney WilliamsThe Minnesota Lynx have signed former Texas A&M star forward Courtney Williams, the team announced Wednesday.
Lynx To Host Preseason Game At Mayo Civic Center In RochesterThe Lynx will make a return to the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester to host the Washington Mystics in a preseason game on Sunday, May 8.
Former Lynx Player Wiggins, 29, Retires From WNBACandice Wiggins spent the winter contemplating ending her basketball career. It wasn't until a morning run on the beach a few weeks ago that she decided for sure that it was time to retire.
Minneapolis City Council Approves Target Center RenovationThe Minneapolis City Council gave its final approval for the Target Center’s planned $129 million renovation Friday morning.
Lynx Sign Czech Guard Katerina ElhotovaThe Minnesota Lynx have signed Czech guard Katerina Elhotova to add some depth to their backcourt. The Lynx announced the signing on Thursday.
Minnesota Lynx Re-Sign C Sylvia FowlesSylvia Fowles was the MVP of the WNBA Finals last year as the Minnesota Lynx won their third championship in five seasons. The Lynx announced Tuesday they've re-signed Fowles, who was a free agent.
Lynx To Host Phoenix Mercury In Season OpenerComing off their third WNBA title in five seasons, the Minnesota Lynx will open its 2016 regular season on May 14 at Target Center against the Phoenix Mercury.

Gophers

Gopher Baseball Looks To End 5-Year NCAA Tournament DroughtMinnesota is enjoying a baseball resurgence that has put the Gophers in position to end a five-year NCAA Tournament drought, the longest since the program's first appearance in 1956.
2 Former Gophers Picked In 4th Round Of NFL DraftTwo former Minnesota players have been selected in the fourth round of the NFL draft, cornerback Eric Murray and linebacker De'Vondre Campbell. Murray went Saturday to Kansas City with the 106th overall pick. Then Campbell was taken by Atlanta with the 115th overall selection.
Gopher Stakeholders Raise Concerns About Athletic Director SearchWhen University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler announced a 16-member search committee to find the next Gophers athletic director in late March, he called for a search that "must surface the highest quality candidates."
Sources: Arizona State Hockey Won’t Join Big TenTwo of Minnesota’s men’s college hockey teams will soon be playing conference games in the desert. But it won’t be the Gophers.
Gopher Football Team Spends The Day With Hope KidsThey come to work out with the Gopher football team, and that's a big deal.
Springs Joins Gophers As Graduate Transfer From MilwaukeeMilwaukee guard Akeem Springs has joined Minnesota this season as a graduate transfer.
Minnesota Native Whitney Tinjum Transfers To GophersMinnesota native Whitney Tinjum has joined the Gophers women's basketball program as a fifth-year graduate transfer.
Gophers Men's Basketball Team Reaches No. 25 In Nat' RankingThe University of Minnesota baseball team is ranked 25th in the latest D1Baseball.com poll.
'U' Search Firm To Begin Meeting With AD Candidates Next WeekTurnkey Search, the national search firm hired by the University of Minnesota to identify and vet candidates to be the next Gophers athletics director, has begun reaching out to candidates, two sources told WCCO.
Gophers' Banham Drafted To Connecticut SunThe Minnesota Gophers all-time leading scorer was selected fourth in Thursday night's WNBA draft. Rachel Banham is going to the Connecticut Sun, and she did so about four-spots higher than expected.
Offense Struggles In Gophers Spring GameIt wasn’t exactly a great first impression at the Gophers spring game on Saturday. Demry Croft threw two interceptions. Seth Green struggled too.
Claeys Opts For More Competition At Gophers' Annual Spring GameThe Gopher football team will hold its annual Spring Game Saturday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 12:45 and it's free and open to the public.

St. Thomas

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.
4 Finalists Named For Division III Gagliardi AwardSt. Thomas offensive tackle David Simmet and St. John's running back Sam Sura are among four finalists for the 2015 Gagliardi Trophy.

HS Sports

Twins Coach Gene Glynn Stays Close To His Roots In WasecaIn Minnesota, Gene Glynn is so much more than a coach for the Twins -- he was the first-ever Mr. Basketball in the state, out of Waseca in 1975.
Legendary Coach Mike Grant Strives To Help Single ParentsIconic Eden Prairie High School football coach Mike Grant has achieved about all you can achieve in his field. He has earned more state titles than other in the state, and he was also honored as National Coach of the Year.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top Spring Match-UpsThe sun should be back out just in time for a big weekend on the spring high school sports landscape.
Farmington Teen Among Top Taekwondo Competitors In The World"You don't have to kick the highest or be the strongest to be good, at taekwondo," Makenna Hand said.
Minnetonka-Hopkins Gymnasts Prep For Junior OlympicsIn Minnesota, gymnastics is not a sport offered in high schools -- they have to go to clubs.
High School For Recording Artsits Basketball Player Has Big DreamsThe St. Paul charter school was founded by one of Prince's good friends, David Ellis.
Matthew Frome Is The Heart Of Eagan High SchoolMatthew Frome walks the halls of Eagan High School, where he is one busy guy. "I'm involved in everything," Matthew said. He is a friend to many; the manager of the soccer and basketball teams -- and so much more.
Lakeville North Athlete Capping Off A High School Career In 3 SportsAs a three-sport athlete at a big, suburban Minnesota school, Lakeville North's Drew Stewart is the definition of a well rounded athlete.
Former Minn. Baseball Rivals Training For College As TeammatesThey had a drive to play baseball, so they found a way to practice year round.
Eden Valley Robotics Team Heading To World ChampionshipIt's where the competitiveness of sports meets the brains of science and engineering -- Robotics Club.
With Heavy Heart, Lecker Prepares To Leave Cretin-Derham Hall JobIt seems like Andrew Lecker is everywhere at St. Paul's Cretin-Derham Hall High School. "I'm the attendance officer at Cretin-Derham Hall, and I check kids in and out of the building," Lecker said.
Vikings Choose Caledonia As Minnesota Football Program Of The YearThe Vikings are honoring Caledonia High School as their inaugural Minnesota Football Program of the Year.

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