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Northwestern Rallies Past Gophers 77-69 For Season SweepBryant McIntosh and Vic Law scored 18 points apiece for Northwestern, leading the comeback Tuesday from a 10-point deficit to beat reeling Minnesota 77-69.
Timberwolves Towns, Butler Named NBA All-StarsThe NBA announced Tuesday that guard Jimmy Butler and forward Karl-Anthony Towns were named as reserves for the Western Conference team.
Zimmer Reflects On NFC Title Game Loss, Quarterbacks, Great FansOn Tuesday, head coach Mike Zimmer moved to center stage to reflect on himself, the quarterbacks, the fans and his purpose.
Report: Twins Pitcher Glen Perkins RetiringAccording to a report from Granite City Sports, Glen Perkins is retiring from Major League Baseball.
The Plan To Build A World-Class Gym In North MinneapolisThe goal of the project is to create more opportunities for young people and promote healthy lifestyles for residents.
Ray Lewis On Eagles-Patriots Super Bowl MatchupINSIDE THE NFL analyst Ray Lewis weighed in on last weekend's Conference Championships and next weekend's Eagles-Patriots Super Bowl LII matchup. 
Timberwolves Hosting Flip Saunders Night Feb. 15The Minnesota Timberwolves are hosting a night to honor former coach Flip Saunders on Feb. 15 at Target Center.
WCCO's Reporters To Host Reddit AMA On Getting Super Bowl ReadyMark Rosen, Bill Hudson, Jen Mayerle, Liz Collin and Jeff Wagner have been looking into how the city is preparing for the big game.
Gophers Football Spring Game Set For April 14The University of Minnesota football team’s annual spring game has been set for April 14 at TCF Bank Stadium.
Skyway Hours To Be Extended Ahead Of Super Bowl LIIMinneapolis’ iconic skyways will be open longer during the 10 days leading up to Super Bowl LII.
Wiggins, Timberwolves Win Over Clippers 126-118Andrew Wiggins scored a season-high 40 points and Jeff Teague added 30 to help them hang on for a 126-118 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night that snapped the Wolves' four-game road skid.
Stalock Stops 37 Shots, Wild Top Senators 3-1Jason Zucker scored for the fourth straight game and Alex Stalock made 37 saves to help the Minnesota Wild beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Monday night.

Twins

Report: Twins Pitcher Glen Perkins RetiringAccording to a report from Granite City Sports, Glen Perkins is retiring from Major League Baseball.
Twins' Newest Pitcher Introduced At TwinsFestMichael Pineda is hard to miss, even when he's not throwing 95 mph fastballs.
Twins Search For Pitching Begins With Trio Of RelieversMinnesota Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey remains fluid in trying to improve the team's pitching staff.
Twins Hire Jim Kaat As Special AssistantThe Twins announced Thursday they’ve hired legendary pitcher Jim Kaat as a special assistant.
Justin Morneau Officially Retires, Joins Twins Front OfficeJustin Morneau officially retired on Wednesday and will join the Minnesota Twins as a special assistant.
Twins Sign Reliever Addison Reed To 2-Year ContractThe Minnesota Twins announced Monday they’ve signed relief pitcher Addison Reed to a two-year contract.
Justin Morneau To Retire With Twins On WednesdayThe Twins are holding a 3 p.m. news conference on Wednesday as former first baseman Justin Morneau will make his retirement official.
Report: Twins Bringing Back Morneau To Front OfficeIt appears the Minnesota Twins are bringing back a fan favorite to join the front office for the 2018 season.
Photographer Accuses Miguel Sano Of Assault; Twins Star Says 'It Didn't Happen'A photographer who works with the Minnesota Twins and other sports teams is accusing star Miguel Sano of sexual harassment.
Twins Finalize 1-Year Contract With LHP Zach DukeLeft-hander Zach Duke and the Minnesota Twins have finalized a one-year contract.
2017 In Review: The Year In Local SportsMinnesota sports fans were ready to focus on how things went on the playing field, rather than arrests, suspensions and coaching changes.
Jerry Kindall, Former Gopher And Twin, Dies At 82Jerry Kindall, the first man to win College World Series titles as both a player and a head coach, died Sunday night. He was 82.

Wild

Stalock Stops 37 Shots, Wild Top Senators 3-1Jason Zucker scored for the fourth straight game and Alex Stalock made 37 saves to help the Minnesota Wild beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Monday night.
Parise Gets 1st Goal Of Season In 5-2 Win Over LightningZach Parise scored his first goal of the season and the Minnesota Wild beat the suddenly sputtering Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Saturday night.
St. Paul Dept. Store Transformed Into Wild Facility, Shopping CenterThe former site of a beloved downtown St. Paul department store is going Wild.
Wild Fall To Canucks In Overtime, 3-2Brandon Sutter scored 2:50 into overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.
Dumba Nets 2 Goals As Wild Beat Jets 4-1Matt Dumba had two goals, Jason Zucker and Mikael Granlund also scored and the Minnesota Wild beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 on Saturday night.
Suter, Dubnyk Lead Wild Past Blackhawks, 2-1The Minnesota Wild overcame a shaky start for a timely victory against a division rival.
Wild Fall To Flames 3-2 After Hamilton's Goal In OTDougie Hamilton scored 2:39 into overtime to lift the Calgary Flames over the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Avalanche Crush Wild 7-2Carl Soderberg had two power-play goals, Nathan MacKinnon also scored with the man-advantage and added two assists, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 7-2 on Saturday night.
Hamline Hockey Shares New Home With WildIt used to be the rooftop of the old Macy's building in downtown St. Paul. Now, it's the Wild's practice facility and Hamline's new home ice for men's and women's hockey.
Niederreiter's Hat Trick Pushes Wild Over Sabres 6-2Nino Niederreiter's return made the Minnesota Wild whole again, just in time for the second half of the season.
Phil Housley Returns To Minnesota For 1st Time As NHL CoachMinnesota native Phil Housley is making his first return to the state as an NHL head coach Thursday night with the Buffalo Sabres.
Cullen, Staal Lead Wild Past Panthers 5-1Matt Cullen and Eric Staal each scored twice and the Minnesota Wild beat Florida 5-1, snapping the Panthers' five-game winning streak.

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Towns, Butler Named NBA All-StarsThe NBA announced Tuesday that guard Jimmy Butler and forward Karl-Anthony Towns were named as reserves for the Western Conference team.
Timberwolves Hosting Flip Saunders Night Feb. 15The Minnesota Timberwolves are hosting a night to honor former coach Flip Saunders on Feb. 15 at Target Center.
Wiggins, Timberwolves Win Over Clippers 126-118Andrew Wiggins scored a season-high 40 points and Jeff Teague added 30 to help them hang on for a 126-118 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night that snapped the Wolves' four-game road skid.
Wiggins Leads Rally As Wolves Beat Raptors 115-109Andrew Wiggins scored 29 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had all 22 of his points in the second half as the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from an 11-point first-half deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors 115-109 on Saturday night.
Wolves' Butler Won't Play Vs. RaptorsJimmy Butler will sit out Minnesota's game Saturday night against Toronto with a sore right knee.
Butler Scores 23, Towns Scores 22 But Wolves Fall To Rockets 116-98Eric Gordon scored 30 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 116-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.
Afflalo Gets 2-Game Suspension After Fight With Wolves' BjelicaOrlando's Aaron Afflalo has been suspended two games without pay by the NBA for fighting with Minnesota's Nemanja Bjelica.
Magic's Afflalo Throws Punch At Wolves' Bjelica During GameThis comes after a postgame locker-room incident that involved some players from the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Timberwolves Fall To Magic 108-102, Halting 5-Game Win StreakJimmy Butler had 28 points and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves, who had won five straight games.
Butler Leads Timberwolves Past Portland, 120-103Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 points and 11 rebounds for his NBA-leading 37th double-double of the season.
Towns' Near Triple Double Leads Wolves Over Knicks 118-108Towns fell one assist shy of his second career triple-double, scoring 23 points and grabbing 15 rebounds.
Butler Scores 26 To Lead Timberwolves Over Thunder 104-88Jimmy Butler scored 26 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had eight assists for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Vikings

Zimmer Reflects On NFC Title Game Loss, Quarterbacks, Great FansOn Tuesday, head coach Mike Zimmer moved to center stage to reflect on himself, the quarterbacks, the fans and his purpose.
WCCO's Reporters To Host Reddit AMA On Getting Super Bowl ReadyMark Rosen, Bill Hudson, Jen Mayerle, Liz Collin and Jeff Wagner have been looking into how the city is preparing for the big game.
Joseph, Rudolph, Smith Named Pro Bowl ReplacementsMinnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph, tight end Kyle Rudolph and safety Harrison Smith are going to the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl.
Vikings Already Moving Forward After Crushing Loss To EaglesThis is a team that believes it has brighter days ahead -- that its window to contend is just opening.
Giants Hire Vikings OC Shurmur As Head CoachThe New York Giants announced Monday they have hired Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as their head coach.
Yes Vikings Fans, That Really HappenedIt was without question the Vikings’ worst defensive performance of the year, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Police Tweet Joke About Missing Vikings Defense"We just have been contacted by the MinneapolisPD and are assisting in the locating of the Minnesota Vikings defense."
Few Arrests Made As Eagles Fans Celebrate Victory Over VikingsPhiladelphia police say few arrests have been made amid celebrations following the Eagles' NFC championship game victory.
'They Got After Us': Vikings Humbled By NFC Championship BeatdownAfter the Vikings took a 7-0 lead on the game's opening drive, it was all Philadelphia.
Dream Season Ends In Heartbreak For Vikings FansThe Minneapolis Miracle was short-lived for Vikings fans.
99-Year-Old Millie Wall Still 'A Huge Fan' After Vikings' NFC Title LossNinety-nine-year-old Millie Wall has experienced a lot of heartbreak in her decades as a Vikings fan, so one more dispiriting loss won’t stop her from cheering on her team.
Disaster In Philly: Eagles Crush Vikings, 38-7The Eagles lead the Vikings 38-7 in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game.

Lynx

Lynx Sign Coach Cheryl Reeve To Multi-Year ExtensionThe Minnesota Lynx announced Thursday that they have signed head coach Cheryl Reeve to a multi-year contract extension.
2017 In Review: The Year In Local SportsMinnesota sports fans were ready to focus on how things went on the playing field, rather than arrests, suspensions and coaching changes.
Lynx Fever Takes Hold After 4th WNBA ChampionshipFor Minnesota Lynx fans, this fourth WNBA championship is very special.
Lynx Fans Give Twitter Reaction To WNBA TitleFans and players alike went to Twitter after the game to express their excitement over the fourth WNBA title for the Minnesota Lynx.
Lynx Plan Championship Parade Down University Avenue ThursdayThe Minnesota Lynx are ready and eager to celebrate their fourth WNBA title in their hometown.
Lynx Secure 4th WNBA Title In 85-76 Game 5 Victory Over SparksSylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years.
Lynx Ready For 'Heavyweight Bout' To Decide WNBA TitleFrom the opening night of the WNBA season, the Minnesota Lynx and L.A. Sparks have been on a collision course.
Lynx, Sparks Prepare For Another Air Tight WNBA Finals Game 5The two best teams in the league have one more game to play on Wednesday night in Minnesota.
Lynx Top Sparks 80-69, Force Game 5 For WNBA TitleSylvia Fowles scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the L.A. Sparks 80-69 on Sunday night to force Game 5 in the WNBA Finals.
With Backs Against The Wall, Lynx Ready To Fight For Game 5The Lynx face elimination but can force a Game 5 in Minnesota on Wednesday with a win. They were in a similar situation last year and forced a fifth game.
Sparks Close To Clinching Title After 75-64 Win Over LynxNneka Ogwumike and Odyssey Sims each scored 16 points to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-64 in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night.
Moore, Fowles Named To All-WNBA 1st TeamAs the Minnesota Lynx chase another WNBA championship, two of their stars are being recognized for their stellar play.

Gophers

Northwestern Rallies Past Gophers 77-69 For Season SweepBryant McIntosh and Vic Law scored 18 points apiece for Northwestern, leading the comeback Tuesday from a 10-point deficit to beat reeling Minnesota 77-69.
Gophers Football Spring Game Set For April 14The University of Minnesota football team’s annual spring game has been set for April 14 at TCF Bank Stadium.
Bell's Big Day Leads Gophers Over Iowa, 77-72Kenisha Bell scored 21 points, Carlie Wagner added 15, combining for six free throws in the final 25 seconds, and Minnesota handed No. 20 Iowa its third straight loss 77-72 on Sunday.
Bates-Diop, No. 22 Ohio State Top Minnesota 67-49Keita Bates-Diop had 17 points and 12 rebounds, leading No. 22 Ohio State over Minnesota 67-49 Saturday for its 7th straight win.
Murphy Grabs 19th Double-Double, Gophers Fall To Maryland 77-66Jordan Murphy had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Minnesota, his nation-leading 19th double-double of the season.
Gophers Snap Losing Streak With 95-84 Win Over Penn StateDupree McBrayer scored 14 of a career-high 24 points in the second half and overtime and Minnesota beat Penn State 95-84 on Monday night.
Gophers Fall To Rutgers 80-70 In OvertimeTyler Scaife scored 25 points, Stasha Carey added 23 and the pair combined for all 12 Rutgers points in overtime to lift the 21st -ranked Scarlet Knights to an 80-70 win over Minnesota on Saturday.
No. 5 Purdue Wins 13th In A Row, 81-47 Vs. MinnesotaPurdue's star power forward Vincent Edwards has thoroughly enjoyed his visits to Minnesota.
McIntosh Sets Assist Mark, Northwestern Beats Gophers 83-60Bryant McIntosh set a school record with 16 assists, Scottie Lindsey scored 22 points and Northwestern beat short-handed Minnesota 83-60 on Wednesday night.
Lawyer: Reggie Lynch Denies All Sexual Assault AllegationsThe lawyer for University of Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch says he denies all sexual assault allegations against him.
Gophers' Mittelstadt Shows Potential Future At World JuniorsThe 19-year-old forward from Eden Prairie earned tournament MVP honors while keying the U.S. run to a bronze medal.
Gopher Basketball Player Could Face Expulsion After Third Assault AllegationA third accuser has come forward, saying she was assaulted by Gopher basketball player Reggie Lynch on April 7, 2016.

St. Thomas

Is The Dominance Of St. Thomas ‘Too Much’? Coach Says Team Can Do BetterSt. Thomas football coach Glenn Caruso was asked point-blank immediately following the Tommies 97-0 demolition of St. Olaf in their regular season finale on Saturday in Northfield: Is that too much?
Target Field Gets Ready For Tommie-Johnnie Football GameOn Saturday, Target Field will host the St. Thomas/St. John's football game.
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.

HS Sports

Minneapolis Basketball Legend Khalid El-Amin Back Home At North Highhere are some names in Minnesota basketball that just jump off the page. Khalid El-Amin is definitely one of those names.
A Former Gopher Basketball Star's Long Journey Back To MinneapolisTommy Davis loves to teach basketball, much the same way he loved to play it when he arrived in Minnesota from Baltimore in 1981.
Anoka State Champion Wrestler Preparing To Study Chemistry At StanfordFor most high school athletes, their goal is a state championship -- but there's a young man in Anoka who's thinking far beyond that.
New London-Spicer Coach Notches 900th Win After Decades In The GameThe winningest high school basketball coach in Minnesota has notched another incredible milestone.
The Quest To Get Ray Ross Into High School Basketball's HOFLee Chapman played basketball for Ray Ross at Washburn High School in 1955 –- when he coached the team to a state title.
Caledonia QB Named AP High School Football Player Of The YearOwen King helped lead the Warriors to the Class 2A championship.
Gophers Recruit Gabe Kalscheur Aims To Lead DeLaSalle To 7th Straight TitleHe is a gym rat, and because of that, Gabe Kalscheur has learned how to shoot the basketball.
De La Salle Basketball Coach Knows He Has Big Shoes To FillThe indomitable Dave Thorson moved on to become an assistant at Drake, leaving an opportunity and some pressure.
North H.S. Students To Help With Super Bowl Dress RehearsalStudents will also each receive two passes for high school night at the NFL Experience at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
'God Is So Wonderful To See Us Through': Meet Gophers Recruit Oturu & FamilyCretin-Derham Hall's Daniel Oturu was the first from this senior class to commit to play in Minnesota for the Gophers.
With Olympics In Her Sights, Rochester Teen Plays Goalie With The BoysWhen coach Todd Huyber first heard about the girl that wanted to join his boys hockey team, her reputation preceded her.
2017 State High School Football Tournament ScoresHere are the latest scores from the 2017 Minnesota State High School Football Tournament.

FanSided

Timberwolves All-Star Selections: Twitter reactsThe Minnesota Timberwolves have two All-Stars in this year's game, as Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler were both voted in by coaches as reserves for this years game. This is how Twitter reacted. For the first time in 14 years, the Timberwolves have two players in the NBA All-Star Game. Let&...
Who will the be the Minnesota Vikings’ starting quarterback in 2018?Will the Minnesota Vikings re-sign one of their 2017 quarterbacks or will they add a new player through free agency or the draft? It was a bit of a crazy year for the quarterbacks of the Minnesota Vikings during the 2017 season. Sam Bradford kicked the year off with an impressive game against the ...
Butler and Towns to represent Timberwolves in All-Star GameOn Tuesday night, Timberwolves stars Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns were named as reserves to the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. On the heels of the announcement of the All-Star starters that came last Thursday night, Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns were honored on Tuesday as Western Conference A...
Minnesota Twins: Do we learn anything knowing owner Jim Pohlad likes Yu Darvish?The Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad expressed his fondness for Yu Darvish over the weekend. What does that mean as far as the Twins actually signing him? The Minnesota Twins hosted their annual event for fans this weekend, TwinsFest. Out of the event came a series of comments from owner Jim Pohlad...
Minnesota Vikings ink six players to reserve/futures dealsThe Minnesota Vikings have signed six players to reserve/futures deals in advance for the 2018 NFL season, and some of them are familiar faces to the team. It is never too early to get started in the offseason and the Minnesota Vikings were quick to make some transactionsafter being eliminated from...

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