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River Falls Hockey Players Decline To Be Team USA ReplacementsYou may have heard about the boycott of the IIHF World Championships by the USA women's hockey team.
Buffalo Bills Claim Former Viking Crichton Off WaiversThe Buffalo Bills have claimed defensive lineman Scott Crichton a day after the Minnesota Vikings placed the former third-round draft pick on waivers.
New York Rangers Sign Ex-Gopher LettieriThe New York Rangers have agreed to a contract with free-agent forward Vinni Lettieri.
Keidel: Raiders Bound For Sin CityThe Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas. Only in the NFL, where cash trumps fan loyalty, does this make sense.
Burnsville Native Brock Boeser Scores Against Wild In NHL DebutBrock Boeser played for the Vancouver Canucks Saturday against the Minnesota Wild and scored his first NHL goal.
Minnesota Twins Announce Home Opener PlansOpening Day for Major League baseball is just one week away, and the Minnesota Twins have announced their plans to get the 2017 season started.
30 Players: Tyler Skaggs Must Stay Healthy, Perform For AngelsThe Angels are hoping to get a fully healthy season from the young left.
5 Things: Sweet 16 And Elite 8 WeekendSome of the best moments, stats, and highlights you may have missed this weekend.
Maye's Last Second Shot Sends UNC To Final Four With 75-73 Win Over KentuckyThe Tar Heels are headed to Phoenix thanks to the sophomore's late heroics.
Champlin Park's McKinley Wright Named Mr. BasketballChamplin Park senior guard McKinley Wright was named the 2017 Mr. Basketball on Sunday.
Twins Release OF Drew StubbsThe Minnesota Twins announced Sunday that they have granted outfielder Drew Stubbs his unconditional release, making him a free agent.
South Carolina Beats Florida 77-70, Makes First Trip To Final FourThe Gamecocks are headed to Phoenix for their first Final Four appearance.

Twins

Minnesota Twins Announce Home Opener PlansOpening Day for Major League baseball is just one week away, and the Minnesota Twins have announced their plans to get the 2017 season started.
Twins Release OF Drew StubbsThe Minnesota Twins announced Sunday that they have granted outfielder Drew Stubbs his unconditional release, making him a free agent.
Twins Talk: Great Florida MemoriesIn February of 1991, there was excitement among Twins fans: A new training facility would soon be opening at Fort Myers in Southwest Florida.
Future Is Now For Twins Outfield With Buxton, Kepler & RosarioWhen Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario started in the Minnesota Twins organization, they were spindly teenagers with plenty of potential.
Twins Pitcher Trevor May Has Tommy John SurgeryMinnesota Twins right-hander Trevor May has undergone Tommy John elbow surgery that will keep him off the mound this season.
Twins' Kepler Plays 2 Days After Scary Hand InjuryMax Kepler singled in three at-bats Monday, two days after a scary-looking hand injury as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2.
Twins Talk: Spring Training Is For The Fans, TooDuring the 2017 spring training games, the team has been displaying some explosive offense, and respectable defense. The pitching is a little weak, though. If they can get that straightened out, they'll have a fun and competitive team.
For An Ailing Rotation, Twins Have An Anchor In SantanaWith a rotation badly in need of improvement, the Minnesota Twins can at least count on Ervin Santana as their anchor.
Twins Unveil $99 Ballpark Pass For 30 Games In April, MayThe Minnesota Twins have a new way to entice fans to Target Field: a $99 spring ballpark pass covering 30 games in April and May.
Timberwolves Ticket Prices Among Lowest In NBAA recent study found the Minnesota Timberwolves are one of the most affordable teams to see in the NBA.
Rowson Impresses Molitor In Work With Twins' Young HittersA member of the 3,000-hit club and the Hall of Fame, Paul Molitor was impressed by new Minnesota Twins hitting coach James Rowson.
Twins 2017 Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale SaturdayThe Twins announced Tuesday that single-game tickets for the 2017 season will go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Wild

Burnsville Native Brock Boeser Scores Against Wild In NHL DebutBrock Boeser played for the Vancouver Canucks Saturday against the Minnesota Wild and scored his first NHL goal.
Red Wings Top Wild 3-2 In OTAndreas Athanasiou scored 1:52 into overtime and lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win Sunday over the reeling Minnesota Wild.
Wild Blog: Lack Of Effort Noticeable Again As Wild Fall To Canucks 4-2A four goal second period was all it took for Vancouver to skate out of Xcel with a 4-2 win over Minnesota, leaving the Wild with its ninth loss in 11 games.
Canucks Beat Wild 4-2Reid Boucher scored twice in Vancouver's four-goal second period and the Canucks defeated the slumping Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Saturday.
Wild Blog: Wild Look Flat, Fall To Flyers 3-1The Minnesota Wild had a chance Thursday night to clinch a playoff berth with a victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Fresh off a 3-2 win over San Jose on Tuesday, you would figure the Wild would come out & play inspired hockey. You would be wrong.
Wild Fall To Flyers 3-1 For 6th Loss In 7 GamesMatt Read scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, Steve Mason stopped 24 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 Thursday night.
Wild Agree To Terms With Wisconsin Forward Luke KuninThe Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with former Wisconsin forward Luke Kunin.
Quick Goals From Hanzal, Coyle Put Wild Over Sharks 3-2Martin Hanzal and Charlie Coyle scored 15 seconds apart for Minnesota late in the second period, and the Wild stopped a five-game losing streak.
4 Reasons Recent Slump Should Have Wild Fans WorriedThe Wild have lost five straight games and are in danger of losing the No. 2 spot in the Western Conference with 11 games to go.
Wild Rally From Down 4-0, Lose 5-4 At WinnipegIt was Minnesota's fifth straight loss. The last time the Wild lost five in a row was the final five regular season games last spring.
Iowa Wild Players Work To Stay Ready For NHL ReturnIts' a pregame skate in Milwaukee. Milwaukee is not an NHL city, so this is not where they want to be.
Wild Lose 4th Straight Game, 3-2 To RangersOscar Lindberg had a goal and an assist, Antti Raanta made 25 saves and the New York Rangers held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night.

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Fall To Trail Blazers 112-100CJ McCollum scored 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers continued their push for the playoffs with a 112-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.
Lakers Snap 6-Game Skid To Beat Wolves In OT"After losing four in a row, we wanted to show character," Ricky Rubio said. "For a second we showed it, but the game is 48 minutes."
LaVine Expects To Return From ACL Tear 'Better Than Ever'After crashing to the court in a collision with Andre Drummond, Zach LaVine clutched his left knee and felt some discomfort.
San Antonio Spurs Top Timberwolves 100 – 93The San Antonio Spurs appeared to be in trouble when Kawhi Leonard had to go to the bench in the fourth quarter after getting poked in his left eye.
Timberwolves To Unveil New Logo April 11The Timberwolves announced Tuesday that they will unveil a new logo during halftime of their home finale as part of Fan Appreciation Night.
Timberwolves Sign F Omri CasspiThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday they have signed forward Omri Casspi.
Timberwolves To Play Warriors Twice In China In 2017 PreseasonThe Minnesota Timberwolves will play the Golden State Warriors in two preseason games next year in China, the NBA announced on Monday.
Timberwolves Can't Contain Davis, Lose 123-109Anthony Davis had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves 123-109 on Sunday.
Source: Timberwolves Agree To Deal With CasspiA person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a deal with free agent forward Omri Casspi.
Heat Rally Late To Beat Timberwolves 105-123Karl-Anthony Towns had 31 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who were 21 for 22 from the foul line.
Bjelica Out For Season With Left Foot InjuryMinnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica will miss the rest of the season with an injured left foot, a significant loss for a team.
Celtics Pull Up In 2nd Half To Beat Timberwolves 117-104Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points to lead the Boston Celtics past the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-104 on Wednesday night.

Vikings

Buffalo Bills Claim Former Viking Crichton Off WaiversThe Buffalo Bills have claimed defensive lineman Scott Crichton a day after the Minnesota Vikings placed the former third-round draft pick on waivers.
Vikings Waive DL Scott CrichtonThe Minnesota Vikings announced Friday they have waived defensive lineman Scott Crichton.
Report: Robison, Vikings Agree To Contract ExtensionThe Minnesota Vikings and defensive end Brian Robison have agreed to a contract extension, according to ESPN.
Vikings RB Latavius Murray Has Ankle SurgeryThe Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that newly-signed running back Latavius Murray had surgery on his ankle.
Vikings Finalize Extension With WR Adam ThielenThe Minnesota Vikings have finalized their contract extension with wide receiver Adam Thielen.
'Approaching The Finish Line': Age-Defying Newman Returns To VikingsTerence Newman wasn't ready to be done with the NFL, mentally or physically, but the desire to continue his career was only as good as a team's interest in him.
With Signing Of Latavius Murray, Vikings Bid Adrian Peterson FarewellAdrian Peterson has taken his final handoff for Minnesota, a 10-year run featuring a league MVP award, plenty of off-the-field drama and a franchise-leading 11,747 yards rushing over 123 regular-season games.
In First 24 Hours, More Than 7,000 Volunteer For MN Super BowlThe Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee doesn't seem to be having too much trouble finding volunteers for Super Bowl LII.
4 Things To Know: 'America First' Budget, Vikings RB Signing & MoreFrom the White House set to release new budget outline to the Minnesota Vikings signing a running back, here are the four stories to know for Thursday, March 16.
Vikings Sign RB Latavius Murray, Former RaiderThe Minnesota Vikings have signed former Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray.
Vikings Re-Sign WR Adam ThielenAfter having the best season of his NFL career, wide receiver Adam Thielen is reportedly staying with the Minnesota Vikings.
Vikings Agree To Terms With CB Terence NewmanThe Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that they've agreed to terms to bring back cornerback Terence Newman.

Lynx

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.
How To Get Tickets To Game 5 Of The WNBA FinalsAs the Minnesota Lynx look to finish off the Los Angeles Sparks Thursday night at Target Center, fans should know that the ticket situation is unique.
4 Things To Know: Final Presidential Debate, Lynx In Game 5, ISIS & MoreFrom the third and final presidential debate to the final, decisive game in the WNBA finals, here is a look at the top four stories from Oct. 20, 2016.

Gophers

New York Rangers Sign Ex-Gopher LettieriThe New York Rangers have agreed to a contract with free-agent forward Vinni Lettieri.
Gophers' Conor Rhoda Ready To LeadThere was a time just three months ago when Conor Rhoda was sure of only one thing: That he wouldn't be here this season.
U Of M's Chief Auditor To Review Handling Of Sexual Assault InvestigationThe University of Minnesota has ordered a review of how it handled allegations of sexual assault involving football players last fall.
Gopher Football Holds First Open Practice With Coach FleckThe Gophers have had three practices this year, but this is the first time our camera was allowed to capture the occasion.
3 Gopher Football Players Cleared In Sexual Assault CaseThree Minnesota football players were cleared of sexual harassment allegations in the final round of appeals at the school and will be allowed to return to spring practice, while two more had their suspensions in connection with allegations of a sexual assault upheld.
Gophers Get No. 1 Seed For NCAA Hockey TournamentThe Gophers, after falling to Penn State in double overtime of the Big Ten semifinals, are a No. 1 seed in the Northeast Region in Manchester, New Hampshire.
McGill, Clarkson Knock Minnesota Out Of Women's Frozen FourRhyen McGill scored with 1:31 left and Clarkson never trailed in its 4-3 win over Minnesota on Friday night in the women's Frozen Four.
Turnaround, Tourney Bid Give Gophers High Hopes For Next YearWith eight straight victories to recover from a 3-6 start in Big Ten play, Minnesota finished with its first winning conference record since 2005 and its best mark in 20 years since the program's only Final Four appearance.
Watching March Madness At Work? You're Not AloneLast year, people spent 18.1 million hours consuming video via NCAA March Madness Live, the app that delivers content including game feeds, scores and bracket contests to mobile devices and through the internet.
Middle Tennessee St.'s Win Over Gophers Was Sole 12 Seed UpsetThe 12 seeds had a down year in the NCAA Tournament's opening round. The pairing that has become famous — or infamous — for first-round upsets yielded just one win for 12-seeds in four games on Thursday.
Good Question: How Much Do NCAA Schools Get During March Madness?The NCAA tournament brings in more than $800 million through TV rights and ticket sales. It funds a majority of what the NCAA does.
Middle Tennessee State Takes Down Gophers In 1st Round, 81-72Middle Tennessee took down another Big Ten team in the NCAA Tournament, though the latest victory didn't really feel like an upset.

St. Thomas

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.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Ready For Next Test At BethelNo. 4-ranked St. Thomas heads to Bethel Saturday, with the Royals looking to play the role of MIAC spoiler.
Tommies Blog: Off Bye Week, No. 4 St. Thomas Hosts Hamline SaturdayAfter a late comeback to beat Concordia-Moorhead and off a bye week, No. 4 St. Thomas hosts Hamline on Saturday.

HS Sports

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.
DeLaSalle Wins 6th Straight Class 3A Basketball ChampionshipGoanar Mar led DeLaSalle with 28 points, Gabe Kalscheur added 20 and the Islanders beat Austin 72-44 on Saturday night for their sixth-straight Class 3A boys state title.
Minnehaha Academy Beats Crosby-Ironton 47-36 In Class 2A ChampionshipMinnehaha Academy outlasted Crosby-Ironton and won its first title since 2013 with a 47-36 victory Saturday in the Class 2A boys basketball state championship game.
Minneapolis North Beats North Woods, Cook 96-49Minneapolis North rolled past North Woods, Cook 96-49 during Saturday's Class A state boys basketball championship game at Target Center.
Cretin's Daniel Oturu Has His Sights Set On The GophersDaniel Oturu, a junior at St. Paul's Cretin-Derham Hall High School, is developing into quite a basketball player.
Wright Leads Champlin Park Senior Class To Dominate The CourtChamplin Park is unbeaten because they have an outstanding senior class, and an outstanding senior guard to run the show -- McKinley Wright.
Frank & Amelia: The Basketball ParentsCameras caught up with our favorite basketball parents, Frank and Amelia, as they watched their son play for St. Thomas Academy in the State Basketball Tournament.
Champlin Park Senior Hits Buzzer-Beater To Knock Off Chaska, 53-50Champlin Park senior Sam Dubois scored just six points in 18 minutes Wednesday, but the Rebels' guard hit a shot that he'll remember for the rest of his life.
Prep Blog: State Basketball Tournament Features Several Division I RecruitsThis week's Boys State Basketball Tournament features several future Division I players.
Columbia-Bound Chaska Senior Hits Game-Winner, Sends Hawks To StateIn the closing seconds of the section championship with the game tied and on the line, Chaska put the ball and its hopes in the hands of its best player, Myles Hanson.

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