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7 Of The Best Free Agent Signings In NBA HistoryHere are some free agents that paid off almost immediately after being taken off the free agent market.
Sid Hartman Honored At U.S. Bank StadiumSid Hartman, who's close and personal friends with many Vikings players, will have a very special honor at their new stadium.
Despite Late Rally, Twins Fall To White Sox 9-6James Shields broke out of a slump with 6 2/3 innings against one of baseball's worst lineups, helping the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Wednesday night.
Lynx Fall To New York Liberty 95-92, Their 3rd Straight LossSugar Rodgers had a career-high 30 points and the New York Liberty rallied to give the Minnesota Lynx their third straight loss, 95-92 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Wolves Finalize Deal With 1st Chinese Minority Owner In NBAThe Minnesota Timberwolves have finalized the addition of the first Chinese minority owner in NBA history. The Timberwolves announced that the deal has been completed to add Lizhang Jiang and Meyer Orbach to the team's ownership group.
Shoreview Slugger Headed To MLB All-Star GameConfidence is not an issue for 12-year-old Blake Guerin, a Shoreview, Minn., prospect who will participate in the All-Star game in mid-July in San Diego.
No Charges Filed In Gopher Wrestling Xanax InvestigationNo criminal charges will be filed at this time by the county or city in the Xanax controversy surrounding the University of Minnesota wrestling program.
On The Rise: Jon Rahm Taking A Shortcut To The PGA TourJon Rahm, recently the world's top-ranked amateur golfer, went pro last week and is trying to play his way onto the PGA Tour.
4 Minnesota Timberwolves Needs In NBA Free AgencyA quick look at the Timberwolves roster shows just as much uncertainty as it does potential and excitement.
Wild Re-Signs Jason Zucker To 2-Year ContractThe Minnesota Wild have re-signed left wing Jason Zucker to a two-year, $4 million contract.
2016's Most Overrated NBA Free AgentsThere's a lot of cash to be thrown around this off season, but that means some guys will get deals that they normally wouldn't.
7 Of The Worst Free Agent Signings In NBA HistoryWith the NBA's free agency period set to begin on July 1, here are some free agents that didn't quite pan out and cost their new teams a fortune.

Twins

Despite Late Rally, Twins Fall To White Sox 9-6James Shields broke out of a slump with 6 2/3 innings against one of baseball's worst lineups, helping the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Wednesday night.
Dozier, Gibson Lead Twins To 4-0 Victory Over White SoxBrian Dozier homered twice and drove in four runs, Kyle Gibson pitched seven innings of five-hit ball for his first victory of the season.
Twins P Hughes To Have Season-Ending Shoulder SurgeryMinnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery.
Duffey Carries Twins In Dominant Win Over Yankees Tyler Duffey set down the first 17 Yankees batters and wound up pitching two-hit ball for eight innings while the Minnesota Twins backed him with six home runs to beat New York 7-1 Sunday.
Twins' Buxton, Jepsen Trying To Break Out Of SlumpYou sometimes wonder, what is it like to be in a slump? WCCO’s Mike Max put that question to a couple players who are trying to come out of one.
Yankees Beat Twins 2-1 Thanks To Strong BullpenMaybe the Minnesota Twins will get a respite Sunday from that daunting trio in the Yankees' bullpen. With the worst record in the majors, they sure could use a break.
Twins Rookie Byung Ho Park Learning Two New LanguagesByung Ho Park is trying to learn not one, but two new languages in his first MLB season.
Twins' Errors Let Yankees Rally To 5-3 VictoryDellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for three innings of perfect relief for the second straight game.
Target Field Under Transformation For MN United GameTarget Field was under transformation Friday, as the Twins grounds crew worked to turn a baseball stadium into a soccer field.
Twins Trade Oswaldo Arcia To RaysThe Tampa Bay Rays have addressed a need for help in the outfield by acquiring left-handed hitting Oswaldo Arcia from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named or $45,000.
Nolasco Struggles, Twins Fall To Phillies 7-3Struggling Freddy Galvis homered as part of a career-high five RBI day and the Philadelphia Phillies ended a nine-game losing streak.
Twins Sign Top Draft Choice Alex KirilloffThe Minnesota Twins have signed first-round draft pick Alex Kirilloff, a corner outfielder from Pennsylvania they acquired with the 15th overall selection.

Wild

Wild Re-Signs Jason Zucker To 2-Year ContractThe Minnesota Wild have re-signed left wing Jason Zucker to a two-year, $4 million contract.
Wild Buy Out Final Year Of Vanek's ContractThe Minnesota Wild have decided to buy out the final year of left wing Thomas Vanek's contract.
Wild Seek Scoring Forward (Again) This OffseasonThe Minnesota Wild have entered yet another summer with scoring on top of their wish list.
Wild GM Waiting, Watching As Buyout Decision LoomsIt might be the offseason, but the next two weeks are pretty important for the Wild.
Wild Finalize Boudreau's Coaching StaffThe Minnesota Wild have finalized their staff under coach Bruce Boudreau, retaining assistants Darby Hendrickson and Bob Mason to join new hires John Anderson and Scott Stevens.
6 Minnesota Connections To The Stanley CupHere are six Minnesota connections to this year's Stanley Cup series between the Penguins and Sharks, with them split between the two teams.
St. Louis Blues Hire Former Wild Coach Mike YeoFormer Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo has a new home in the NHL, and the Wild will be seeing plenty of him starting next season.
Red Wings Hire Former Wild Coach TorchettiThe Detroit Red Wings have added assistant coach John Torchetti to Jeff Blashill's staff. The Red Wings hired the former interim coach of the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.
Wild Hire John Anderson To Fill Out Boudreau's StaffThe Minnesota Wild have hired John Anderson as an assistant coach on Bruce Boudreau's staff.
Wild Announce 1st Preseason Under New Coach BoudreauThe Minnesota Wild will play three home games under new coach Bruce Boudreau as part of their six-game preseason schedule.
Hall Of Famer Scott Stevens Added To Wild Coaching StaffHall of Fame defenseman Scott Stevens has returned to coaching as an assistant for the Minnesota Wild.
Minnesota Wild Players Help Raise Money For Wildfire VictimsWhile the Minnesota Wild watch and wonder about their future with a new head coach, some players committed themselves to a worthy cause.

Timberwolves

Wolves Finalize Deal With 1st Chinese Minority Owner In NBAThe Minnesota Timberwolves have finalized the addition of the first Chinese minority owner in NBA history. The Timberwolves announced that the deal has been completed to add Lizhang Jiang and Meyer Orbach to the team's ownership group.
4 Minnesota Timberwolves Needs In NBA Free AgencyA quick look at the Timberwolves roster shows just as much uncertainty as it does potential and excitement.
Source Tells AP Timberwolves Adding 1st Chinese Minority OwnerA person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is bringing in two new minority partners, including the NBA's first Chinese owner.
Before Joining Wolves, Kris Dunn Had A Harrowing JourneyJohn Seldon had just finished watching his son, Kris Dunn, finish an introductory press conference as the newest member of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Timberwolves' Top Pick Ready To Get To WorkThe Timberwolves introduced the latest addition to their team in a press conference on Friday. The Wolves selected Kris Dunn with the fifth overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.
Timberwolves Take Kris Dunn With No. 5 PickThe Minnesota Timberwolves selected Providence point guard Kris Dunn with the fifth overall draft pick Thursday night. Whether he remains in Minnesota remains to be seen.
Tyus Jones Recalls NBA Draft Night SuspenseThe Minnesota Timberwolves are in a honeymoon period. A new coach, young talent and a chance to add some more Thursday night in the NBA Draft.
What Will The Timberwolves Do At No. 5? 4 Possible OptionsThe Timberwolves have the No. 5 pick this year. So what will they do with it? Here are four potential options.
Timberwolves Will Face Nuggets For Preseason Game In NebraskaThe Minnesota Timberwolves will play an exhibition game against the Denver Nuggets in Lincoln, Neb., next season.
Thibodeau, Layden Predict Wild Draft Night For WolvesTom Thibodeau and Scott Layden are expecting their first draft night as leaders of the Minnesota Timberwolves to be a wild one.
Wiggins Withdraws From Team Canada To Focus On WolvesAndrew Wiggins says he is withdrawing from Team Canada and will not participate in Olympic qualifying this summer so he can focus on his upcoming season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns 'Euro Stepping' Through ChinaKarl-Anthony Towns is euro stepping his way through China's most famous tourist attractions.

Vikings

Sid Hartman Honored At U.S. Bank StadiumSid Hartman, who's close and personal friends with many Vikings players, will have a very special honor at their new stadium.
Minnesotan To Meet: Minnesota Vikings' Kyle RudolphMinnesota Vikings fans know him as number 82. Tight end Kyle Rudolph is preparing for this sixth NFL season. But for this interview, WCCO stepped away from the field. And although football came up briefly, Kyle and his wife Jordan gave a unique glimpse into their private life.
'An Engineering Feat': The Doors At U.S. Bank StadiumWith construction now complete, U.S. Bank Stadium will soon open its doors. Those doors might not be what the stadium is most known for, but maybe they should be.
Former Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson Arrested In FloridaFormer Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was arrested in central Florida after authorities say he pulled a gun on his wife.
Doors On Vikings New Stadium Must Follow Retractable Roof RulesThe league’s existing policy requires teams to make a decision -- open or closed -- no less than 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
Judge: Wells Fargo Must Take Down Signs Near Vikings StadiumA judge on Thursday ordered Wells Fargo to take down office-tower rooftop signs near the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium.
Vikings Move Headquarters To Eagan, But Mankato May Be Left BehindThe Vikings are moving from Eden Prairie to a new headquarters and training facility in Eagan. So how could that impact training camp in Mankato?
Eagan Hopes Vikings Relocation Will Make It A 'Destination City'The Minnesota Vikings are officially moving from Eden Prairie to Eagan. The Eagan City Council unanimously approved the Vikings' plans to build a new headquarters and training facility in the Twin Cities suburb.
NE Breweries, Distilleries To Be Featured At U.S. Bank StadiumThe Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, Minnesota Vikings, SMG and Aramark announced they will be partnering with the Northeast Brewers and Distillers Association as part of their beverage program.
Eagan City Council Approves Vikings Facility; Construction To Begin SoonIn a vote Tuesday evening, the Eagan City Council approved the Vikings plan to move the team headquarters and training facility to the old Delta Airlines corporate headquarters.
New Office Building Planned Near U.S. Bank StadiumRyan Cos. reportedly plans to build a 17-story office tower near the U.S. Bank Stadium on a site that has been the subject of several redevelopment proposals.
Vikings' Patterson Working Hard For Contract ExtensionThe Vikings are making big strides this offseason, and they're hoping some come from their long strider.

Lynx

Lynx Fall To New York Liberty 95-92, Their 3rd Straight LossSugar Rodgers had a career-high 30 points and the New York Liberty rallied to give the Minnesota Lynx their third straight loss, 95-92 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Minnesota Lynx Meet With Obama At White House (Again)President Barack Obama says this year's WNBA champions set an "outstanding example" for young women everywhere.
After Record Start, Lynx Lose Two In A RowEmma Meesseman scored 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting, Tayler Hill added 17 points, five assists and four steals and the Washington Mystics never trailed in an 87-63 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.
Lynx's Record Opening Streak Ends After 94-76 Loss To SparksLos Angeles avenged a home loss to Minnesota on Tuesday night to remain undefeated on the road.
Obama To Honor Undefeated Minnesota Lynx At White HousePresident Barack Obama will honor the 2015 WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx next week.
Montgomery's Late 3 Keeps Lynx UnbeatenRenee Montgomery's 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left lifted the Minnesota Lynx to a 72-69 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday in a matchup of unbeaten teams.
4 Things To Know: AG Visits Orlando, New State Fair Foods & MoreFrom the Attorney General visiting Orlando to the announcement of the new foods at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair, here is a look at the top four stories from June 21, 2016.
Lynx To Face WNBA's Only Other Undefeated TeamWhen the 12-0 Minnesota Lynx visit the 11-0 Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday, the WNBA will have a bit of history on its hands.
Lynx Beat Seattle 96-84 To Improve To 12-0Maya Moore had 18 points, seven rebounds and eight assists to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 96-84 Sunday night and extend their WNBA record for consecutive wins to open a season.
With 11-0 Start, Minnesota Basketball Fans Catching Lynx FeverThe Minnesota Lynx are proving why they're the best in the WNBA. Tuesday night, they broke their own record for the longest start of an undefeated season.
Lynx Break Own Record For Best Start In WNBA HistoryMaya Moore scored 16 points to help the Minnesota Lynx break their own WNBA record with an 11th straight victory to start the season in an 87-63 win over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night.
4 Things To Know: Orlando Victims, Washington D.C. Primary, Lynx Record & MoreFrom a vigil held for the victims of the Orlando shooting to Clinton and Sanders meeting in Washington D.C. ahead of the primary, here is a look at the top four stories from June 14, 2016.

Gophers

No Charges Filed In Gopher Wrestling Xanax InvestigationNo criminal charges will be filed at this time by the county or city in the Xanax controversy surrounding the University of Minnesota wrestling program.
Former Gophers Honor John Kundla For 100th BirthdayOn Sunday, John Kundla turns 100 years old. His former Gophers threw him a little party.
Gopher Women's Basketball Announces 2016-17 Non-Conference ScheduleThe University of Minnesota women's basketball team released its 2016-17 non-conference schedule on Monday and it includes six teams that played in last year's NCAA Tournament.
Gopher Hockey Releases 2016-17 Non-Conference ScheduleThe University of Minnesota men's hockey team released its non-conference schedule for the 2016-17 season on Thursday.
Gopher Women Sign Palma Kaposi To Basketball RosterThe University of Minnesota women's basketball team signed Hungarian forward Palma Kaposi on Wednesday and she will join the roster for the 2016-17 season.
Gophers Banham Named Big Ten Female Athlete Of The YearUniversity of Minnesota graduate Rachel Banham, one of the best players in the history of Gopher women's basketball, was named the Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year on Wednesday.
Gopher Athlete Goes From Playing To Helping Build New FacilitiesNow a year after graduating, former Gopher football player Joe Bjorklund is still helping build the program.
Big Ten Announces Kick-Off Time For Sept. 1 Gopher Football OpenerThe Gophers, coming off a 6-7 season in 2015, will host Oregon State at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at TCF Bank Stadium.
Source: Former Gophers AD Gets Job At UConnThe former interim athletic director for the University of Minnesota athletic department has accepted a job in Connecticut, sources tell WCCO's Mike Max.
Loss To Texas A&M Eliminates Gophers Baseball TeamAustin Athmann had RBIs in the sixth and eighth innings to pull Minnesota within 5-2, but Ecker closed out the eighth before the Aggies scored three in the top of ninth.
Gophers Eliminate Wake Forest, Texas A&M NextAustin Athmann went 4 for 4 with two runs and Minnesota beat Wake Forest 8-3 in an elimination game in the NCAA Tournament's College Station Regional on Sunday.
Gophers Go Fishing With Head Coach Tracy ClaeysTracy Claeys needs to put his stamp on what is now his football program, so he added a twist – the first Gopher football fishing tournament on Lake Koronis near Paynesville.

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

Sports Therapist Advises Coaches To Forget About WinningJosh Medcalf works with college coaches. His theory: That you get more out of people if you don't make winning the ultimate goal.
Mahtomedi Coach Heads To First State Tournament In 34 YearsAs Mahtomedi recorded the final out in Friday's state semifinals, you had to wonder what was going through the mind of head coach John Hardgrove.
Hardships, Tragedy Can't Hamper Wayzata Coach's Winning SeasonIt has been one of those special seasons for Wayzata baseball. They won their first ever state tournament win. "It's unprecedented for us. It's kind of new territory," Coach Bob DeWitt said.
Twin Cities Gymnast Maggie Nichols Preparing For RioWe are just seven weeks away from the start of the Rio Olympics. One Minnesota athlete is about to become a worldwide gymnastics star.
State-Winning Shot Putter Pays Tribute To Late MotherThe state high school spring tournaments are here, and out of that comes stories that can tug at your heart.
Prep Blog: Spring State Tournament Season Heats UpJust as a heat wave arrives to the Twin Cities, it's the biggest time of the year on the Minnesota prep sports scene as state tournaments are taking shape.
'There's No Stopping Me': Deaf Sprinter’s Career, From Africa To FaribaultIt's a simple fact of track and field -- the sport revolves around the sound of the starting gun, governing when to go.
St. Cloud Cathedral Coach’s Decades-Long LegacyLike a lot of great coaches, he is an institution. That's what happens when you show up at a school in 1970 and are still coaching and teaching today.
Prior Lake Pitcher Nick Hanson Has Major League AmbitionsIt is one thing to throw hard. It is another to throw so hard that professional scouts come from all over the country to watch you pitch -- and entertain drafting you.
Chanhassen Coach Defied Odds For His Baseball DreamsA.J. Pettersen is where he wants to be -- in a dugout, making baseball decisions as a head coach at Chanhassen High School. "I love the ability to have a positive impact on kids. I had, you know, several coaches throughout my career that kind of changed the course of my life and how I see things," A.J. said. "Baseball's a game that's really emotional and passionate."
Wayzata-Plymouth Soccer Association Training Future Greats Of MinnesotaPart of developing good high school teams is found in the seeds of the program, starting at the youth level.
Minneapolis Edison Pitcher Chooses To Keep His Talents LocalEdison senior James Swofford struck out 104 batters this season. That's nearly 30 more than the next closest pitcher.

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