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'I Swear The Same As You': Women On Breaking Into Vikings' Boys' Club"It wasn't that we've got to push this because they're women," GM Rick Spielman said. "We pushed them and developed them because of their abilities."
Packers Place Rodgers On Injured ReserveThe Green Bay Packers have placed Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve after the quarterback had surgery on his broken collarbone.
New-Look Wolves Take The Court At Renovated Target Center Friday NightThe countdown is on to Friday night's home opener for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Barr Wouldn't Have Done Anything Differently On Rodgers Hit Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr said Friday that he had no intent to injure Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Keidel: Falcons-Patriots Super Bowl Rematch Not A PreviewThe Falcons-Patriots game Sunday is a Super Bowl rematch, but it doesn't feel like a preview, because neither team is that good.
'Drawing A Line In The Sand': After Losing 3 In A Row, Gophers Gear Up For 2nd HalfIn his first season at Minnesota, coach P.J. Fleck has stressed the process of building his program and giving his players experience, even over the results of each game.
Bradford Out, Keenum Gets Another Start Against RavensMinnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford will miss another game, the team announced Friday.
'Surgery Went Well': Aaron Rodgers Gives Surgery Update On InstagramGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says in a post on social media that surgery went well on his broken collarbone.
North Stars Super Fan Celebrates 50 Years Of NHL In MinnesotaSaturday night marks the 50th anniversary of the very first National Hockey League game in Minnesota
AP Source: Tigers In Talks To Hire Fmr. Twins Manager Ron GardenhireA person with knowledge of the discussions tells the Associated Press the Detroit Tigers are in talks to hire Ron Gardenhire as manager.
Teddy Bridgewater: 'I Definitely Believe I'll Play This Year'Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said Thursday he definitely believes he'll play this year.
Fantasy Football Week 7 Starts And SitsWith another week of the 2017 NFL season behind us, we take a look at the Week 7 Fantasy Football Starts and Sits.

Twins

AP Source: Tigers In Talks To Hire Fmr. Twins Manager Ron GardenhireA person with knowledge of the discussions tells the Associated Press the Detroit Tigers are in talks to hire Ron Gardenhire as manager.
Garver, Slegers Earn Twins 2017 Minor League AwardsThe Minnesota Twins say catcher Mitch Garver is their minor league player of the year and Aaron Slegers pitcher of the year.
Twins To Decline $6.5M 2018 Option On RP Glen PerkinsThe Minnesota Twins have told left-hander Glen Perkins they will decline their $6.5 million option on his 2018 contract.
With Uncertainty Behind Him, Molitor Staying With TwinsPaul Molitor spoke to the media Tuesday, a day after signing a new three-year contract with his hometown team.
Twins Sign Manager Paul Molitor To 3-Year Contract ExtensionThe Twins announced Thursday manager Paul Molitor will receive a contract extension.
Twins Enter Offseason With Energy, OptimismThe confidence built by the 2017 success and the belief in still-unreached potential will be what follows the Twins into the winter.
Twins Fall To Yankees 8-4 In Wild Card Game To End SeasonThe Twins lost their 13th consecutive postseason game, tying the record set by Boston from 1986-95.
Santana The Obvious Choice For Twins Wild Card Matchup With YankeesThere was never a doubt in manager Paul Molitor's mind that Ervin Santana would start in Tuesday's winner-take-all, wild card matchup.
Twins Leave Miguel Sano Off Wild Card Game Playoff RosterSano missed 38 games after fouling a ball off his shin, returned as a pinch hitter Friday and was Minnesota's DH Saturday and Sunday.
Mauer, Twins Look To Avenge Playoff Losses In Wild Card Vs. YankeesTwins star Joe Mauer remembers well all those October losses to the Yankees. So too, surely, do Minnesota's fans.
Twins Broadcaster Bert Blyleven's Son Helps Vegas Shooting VictimsBert Blyleven's son, Todd Blyleven, was in Las Vegas at the Jason Aldean concert near Mandalay Bay when gunfire suddenly rang out.
Wild Card Playoffs: 4 Keys For Twins Vs. YankeesHere's four keys for the Twins that could lead to another champagne celebration in a visitor's locker room.

Wild

Blue Jackets Rally To Beat Wild 5-4 In OTAlexander Wennberg scored 47 seconds into overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Saturday night.
Stewart's 2 Goals Lead Wild Over Blackhawks 5-2Jason Zucker had a goal and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves to help the Wild hand Chicago its first regulation loss.
Wild's Parise Practicing Again After Missing 2 GamesMinnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise has returned to practice after missing the first two games of the season because of an undisclosed injury.
Wild Fall To Hurricanes 5-4 In ShootoutJaccob Slavin scored in the shootout and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Saturday night.
Wild Fall To Red Wings 4-2 In Season OpenerHenrik Zetterberg and Martin Frk scored in the third period to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night in the first regular-season game at Little Caesars Arena.
Anticipation, Excitement Heading Into Wild Season OpenerThe NHL season is back, and the Wild will try to start it right in Detroit -- where the team is opening a new arena -- but that's just the first step.
Wild Sign LW Daniel Winnik To 1-Year ContractThe Minnesota Wild have signed left wing Daniel Winnik to a one-year, $660,000 contract.
New Foods Revealed At Xcel's 'Taste Of The Wild'Among the general options: a "bucket o' balls,", the elote dog, and Hockey Mom Brownies.
Wild's Parise To Miss At Least 2 Games With Back InjuryThe Minnesota Wild will start the regular season without veteran left wing Zach Parise, who has been slowed by a back injury.
Wild, Koivu Agree To 2-Year, $11 Million ExtensionThe Wild are keeping their captain in Minnesota, announcing a contract extension for Mikko Koivu Monday.
Wild Fans Add Their Own Water To Be 'X' IceWild fans from all over the state also came out Saturday to leave their mark on the rink.
Wild Being 'Overly Precautious' With Parise's Back InjuryMinnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise is being held out of the beginning of training camp because of a back injury.

Timberwolves

New-Look Wolves Take The Court At Renovated Target Center Friday NightThe countdown is on to Friday night's home opener for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Timberwolves Come Close, But Fall To Spurs 107-99 In Season OpenerLaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs held on for a 107-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Timberwolves Hire Shawn Parker As PA AnnouncerThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday they have hired Shawn Parker to be the team's public address announcer.
Target Center Unveils Renovations Before Timberwolves Home OpenerTarget Center is just about ready to open its doors to the public after undergoing a massive, multi-million dollar renovation. 
Timberwolves Exercise Options On Towns, JonesThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Sunday they have exercised fourth-year contract options on Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones.
Timberwolves Sign Andrew Wiggins To Multi-Year ExtensionThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday they have signed forward Andrew Wiggins to a multi-year contract extension.
Timberwolves Seek To End Longest Playoff Drought In NBAThe Wolves go into the season in a loaded Western Conference looking to end the longest active playoff drought in the league.
Parlour Burger, Lord Fletchers' Walleye 'Wich Coming To Target CenterLong with a reputation for the worst food of any of the Twin Cities professional sports venues, Target Center is massively remaking its concessions by bringing in local restaurant partners and changing nearly every product available in general concessions.
Timberwolves Jimmy Butler Featured On SI CoverTimberwolves star Jimmy Butler is featured on the cover of this week's issue of Sports Illustrated for its NBA preview.
Timberwolves Finish China Trip With Loss To WarriorsAndrew Wiggins had 19 points for Minnesota, which won't play again in the preseason.
Timberwolves Top Golden State In Preseason In ChinaJimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns each scored 16 points in 26 minutes apiece for the Timberwolves.
Wiggins Weighs Wolves' Max Offer Without AgentAndrew Wiggins says he feels good about a max contract offer that is sitting in front of him with the Minnesota Timberwolves. But he's in no rush to get it signed.

Vikings

'I Swear The Same As You': Women On Breaking Into Vikings' Boys' Club"It wasn't that we've got to push this because they're women," GM Rick Spielman said. "We pushed them and developed them because of their abilities."
Packers Place Rodgers On Injured ReserveThe Green Bay Packers have placed Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve after the quarterback had surgery on his broken collarbone.
Barr Wouldn't Have Done Anything Differently On Rodgers Hit Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr said Friday that he had no intent to injure Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Bradford Out, Keenum Gets Another Start Against RavensMinnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford will miss another game, the team announced Friday.
'Surgery Went Well': Aaron Rodgers Gives Surgery Update On InstagramGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says in a post on social media that surgery went well on his broken collarbone.
Teddy Bridgewater: 'I Definitely Believe I'll Play This Year'Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said Thursday he definitely believes he'll play this year.
NFL Giving Away 500 Tickets For Super Bowl LIIMore than half of the tickets (256) will be given out by the NFL teams.
Vikings Make Use Of Old-Fashioned Screen PassThe Minnesota Vikings made all kinds of changes to their offense this season, from new linemen to new blocking strategies to a new backup quarterback.
Vikings' QB Teddy Bridegwater Returns To PracticeFor the first time in 14 months, Teddy Bridgewater participated in practice with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday.
4 Takeaways: Vikings Beat Packers, 23-10What a difference a couple weeks makes for the Minnesota Vikings.
After Big Win Over Packers, Vikings Fans Feeling OptimisticBarring the typical Minnesota sports bad luck, fans feel the road to a championship on home turf might be paved in purple and gold.
Mike Zimmer Says Teddy Bridgewater Will Practice WednesdayVikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Teddy Bridgewater will be back at practice on Wednesday.

Lynx

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.
Lynx’s Whalen Purchases Tickets For Local Youth To Attend Game 2 Of FinalsThree-hundred lucky kids in Minnesota will get the opportunity to attend the Game 2 of the 2017 WNBA Finals thanks to the Lynx’s Lindsay Whalen.
Despite Comeback, Reeve Blasts Her Lynx After Game 1Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve had no time to talk about her team coming back from 26 points down in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. There was no moral victory after they dropped the game to the Los Angeles Sparks on a last-second shot by Chelsea Gray.

Gophers

'Drawing A Line In The Sand': After Losing 3 In A Row, Gophers Gear Up For 2nd HalfIn his first season at Minnesota, coach P.J. Fleck has stressed the process of building his program and giving his players experience, even over the results of each game.
Gophers Mason, Coffey Named To Preseason All-Big Ten TeamSenior guard Nate Mason and sophomore guard/forward Amir Coffey were both named to the preseason All-Big Ten Team.
Fleck Mum On Gophers Starting QB Ahead Of IllinoisDespite an 0-3 start to the Big Ten season, the University of Minnesota football team is a 14-point favorite against Illinois this Saturday.
Gophers' McManus Named Big Ten Third StarBrandon McManus netted a hat-trick in Sunday's 6-3 win over Penn State.
Spartans Hang On To Beat Gophers 30-27L.J. Scott returned from an injury to rush for a career-high 194 yards and two touchdowns , helping 21st-ranked Michigan State hang on for a 30-27 victory over Minnesota on a soggy Saturday night after kickoff was delayed 34 minutes by lightning strikes.
Spartans Have Momentum On Their Side In Game Against GophersThe Spartans have cracked the Top 25 for the first time since Sept. 25, 2016.
Fmr. NFL Star, Renowned Neurosurgeon Partner For 'Super Brain 2018'Hennepin County Medical Center is teaming with the NFL Alumni group to hold an event during that time called Super Brain 2018.
MSU Takes Momentum From Michigan Win To MinnesotaIt will be Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie vs. Minnesota running backs Shannon Brooks and Rodney Smith this Saturday.
Late Interception Seals Purdue's 31-17 Victory Over GophersMarkell Jones scored on a 12-yard run with 1:17 left and Elijah Sindelar rallied Purdue twice — once before a heavy storm delayed Saturday's game and once after — to beat Minnesota 31-17.
Lightning Delays Gophers Game Vs. Purdue The Minnesota-Purdue game is scheduled to resume Saturday after a weather delay of more than an hour.
Purdue-Minnesota Features Face-Off Of New CoachesP.J. Fleck spent 11 seasons building his coaching resume. By last fall, the former NFL receiver was on coaching wish lists for many schools.
Late Touchdown Gives Maryland 31-24 Win Over GophersTy Johnson rushed for 130 yards and a 34-yard touchdown run with 1:10 to play to lift Maryland to a 31-24 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.

St. Thomas

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.
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.

HS Sports

'It's Like Watching A Miracle': Minn. Football Star Thomas Tapeh Bounces BackHe was a comet that turned everyone's head at Johnson High School in St. Paul, then went on to glory and riches with a professional career.
North St. Paul Soccer Team Finds Unity In DiversityThe 22 kids on their roster come from 14 different countries on four different continents, speaking eight different languages.
Beyond Hockey: Gentry Academy Aims To Empower Students To Shape Their Own LivesGentry Academy is a private school that boasts strong programs in several sports, started by a family that wanted to offer something unique.
Highland Park's Aune Holds Off On Gophers, For NowA true St. Paul kid, Josh Aune says it's his dream to play for the Gophers -- but that can wait.
Prep Blog: Week 4, Previewing 'The Big 4'There are a lot of great match-ups this week between ranked teams and rivals. Here are four of this week's top games.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best H.S. Game Announcer In MinnesotaKevin Houdek has been calling games for the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder for 30 years.
Fmr. Minnesotan, Now Florida Superintendent, Finds Keys' Resilient Spirit After IrmaA few years ago, Mark Porter took a new job as the superintendent of Monroe County and the schools of the Florida Keys.
Prep Blog: Week 3, Previewing 'The Big 4'This week, we feature four games between unbeaten teams. Here's a look at some of the top match-ups.
Retirement Can't Keep Lakeville South's Thompson From CoachingLarry Thompson won two state titles coaching at Lakeville's football team.
For Wayzata's Sophomore Star, 'It's Always Soccer'What Patrick Weah can do on a soccer field is as good as you'll see at this level.
The Legacy Of Minnesota Sports Legend LeRoy BrownLeRoy Brown, who turns 104 next week, helped bring private schools into the Minnesota State High School League.
Derrin Lamker Moves From Osseo To Edina FootballOsseo High School did the unthinkable two years ago: they won a state football title with head coach Derrin Lamker.

FanSided

Week 7 injury report: Minnesota Vikings vs Baltimore RavensWhich players were listed on the injury report for the Week 7 game between the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 22nd? With six weeks of the National Football league season in the books, the Minnesota Vikings are looking to keep on top of the NFC North by overco...
Minnesota Vikings Gift Guide For Women: 10 must-have giftsThe female fanbase of the Minnesota Vikings are sure to love this gift guide, filled with 10 team-related items that will spruce up a wardrobe that showcases your fandom. We’ve put together this Vikings gift guide with 10 great selections, but if you don’t find what you’re looki...
Minnesota Vikings vs Ravens: Who are experts picking to win in Week 7?Do the experts believe that the Minnesota Vikings or Baltimore Ravens will walk away with a win at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, October 22, 2017? The Minnesota Vikings are 4-2 headed into Week 7 of the 2017 NFL season. Their opponent on Sunday, October 22, 2017 is the Baltimore Ravens, who currentl...
The wait is over: Home opener is finally hereThe Minnesota Timberwolves open up the renovated Target Center on Friday night with a game against the Utah Jazz. The Minnesota Timberwolves began their season Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs and lost, but on Friday night the fans get to finally see the new product at home. The Wol...
The rival's perspective: Talking Timberwolves with a Jazz analystBleacher Report's Andy Bailey was kind enough to answer some questions about the Minnesota Timberwolves-Utah Jazz matchup on Friday night. I was lucky enough to be able to have access to Bleacher Report's Andy Baily, a Jazz enthusiast, and get his perspective on the Minnesota Timberwolves...

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