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WCCO Exclusive: J Robinson Speaks Out About Drug AllegationsFor the first time since they commenced an investigation, J Robinson is reflecting and talking about the allegations of drugs use and drug sales within his wrestling team.
Twins' Loss Streak At 11 After Falling To Indians 1-0Jason Kipnis' 10th-inning single scored Chris Gimenez and gave the Cleveland Indians a 1-0 victory over Minnesota on Monday night, the Twins' 11th straight loss.
Zimmer Brings In Former Head Coaches To Take Vikings To Next LevelMike Zimmer pulled no punches this offseason trying to improve an offense that ranked 29th in the league last year, hiring a pair of former head coaches --- Tony Sparano as offensive line coach, and Pat Shurmur as tight ends coach.
Twins' Danny Santana Heads To DL With Sprained ShoulderThe Minnesota Twins placed center fielder Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left shoulder.
Gophers Women's Basketball Gets 2 Powerhouses To Start Big Ten PlayThe Minnesota women's basketball team has a tough start to Big Ten play with a trip to Ohio State and a home game against Maryland.
This Week In Golf: Patrick Reed Takes The Barclays To Open FedExCup PlayoffsIn a leaderboard with a lot of talent in the Top 10, it was Patrick Reed who emerged with the victory in the Tour's first FedExCup playoff event of the 2015-2016 season. Reed shot 66-68 in the first two rounds and then hung on over the weekend at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York, to earn $1.53 million for the win. Defending champion and No. 1-ranked Jason Day finished in fourth place, two strokes behind Reed, while Jordan Spieth finished in a tie for 10th place.
Vikings OL Alex Boone Rips Colin Kaepernick Over National Anthem ProtestMinnesota Vikings offensive lineman Alex Boone is not happy about Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem.
Never Give Up In Fantasy Baseball, Even If It Seems Hopeless With Five Weeks LeftDepending on your fantasy baseball league's structure, there's either one week to go before the head-to-head playoffs begin or five weeks to go to the end of the Rotisserie season. Regardless, you should never give up on your fantasy team, no matter what place it occupies in the league standings. Since other owners will give up, you can use that to your advantage in order to finish as high as possible. Your roster just may end up surprising you in the end.
Whalen, Fowles Lead Lynx Over Storm 92-80Lindsay Whalen scored a season-high 24 points, Sylvia Fowles added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 92-80 on Sunday night.
Vikings Fans Take In First Football Game At U.S. Bank StadiumThe field wasn’t the only focus for Vikings fans Sunday. U.S. Bank Stadium itself got lots of attention.
Blue Jays Top Twins 9-6Josh Donaldson had his first career three-homer game, Troy Tulowitzki also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Bridgewater Lifts Vikings To First Win At U.S. Bank StadiumTeddy Bridgewater was sharp in his return from a sore shoulder, completing 12 of 16 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown in the first half for the Minnesota Vikings in a 23-10 exhibition victory Sunday over the San Diego Chargers in the official unveiling their new stadium.

Twins

Twins' Loss Streak At 11 After Falling To Indians 1-0Jason Kipnis' 10th-inning single scored Chris Gimenez and gave the Cleveland Indians a 1-0 victory over Minnesota on Monday night, the Twins' 11th straight loss.
Twins' Danny Santana Heads To DL With Sprained ShoulderThe Minnesota Twins placed center fielder Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left shoulder.
Blue Jays Top Twins 9-6Josh Donaldson had his first career three-homer game, Troy Tulowitzki also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Twins Blow 5-Run Lead In 8-7 Loss To Blue JaysMelvin Upton Jr. hit an RBI triple and continued home on a misplay in the eighth inning, completing Toronto's rally from a five-run deficit and sending the AL East-leading Blue Jays over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Saturday.
Twins Fall To Blue Jays 15-8 In 8th Straight LossRussell Martin and Justin Smoak each homered and drove in five runs as Toronto hammered Minnesota 15-8 Friday night, handing the Twins their eighth straight loss.
Twins Select Contract Of RHP Alex WimmersThe Minnesota Twins have called up a former first-round pitcher from Triple-A Rochester.
Berrios Struggles, Tigers Beat Twins 8-5 To Complete SweepJose Berrios (2-4) finished five innings, but he gave up six runs on six hits and five walks in his ninth major league start.
Twins Fall To Tigers 9-4 For 6th Straight LossBrian Dozier hit his career-high 30th homer for Minnesota, as the Detroit Tigers beat the Twins 9-4 on Wednesday night.
Gibson's Wild Pitches Help Tigers Beat Twins 8-3Cameron Maybin drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning, to spark the Detroit Tigers over the Minnesota Twins 8-3 on Tuesday night.
Twins Can't Solve Duffy In 2-1 Loss, Get Swept By RoyalsDanny Duffy won his 10th straight decision, Eric Hosmer doubled in the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Sunday for their eighth consecutive win.
Royals Stomp Twins 10-0Alex Gordon hit two home runs and a double, Ian Kennedy pitched eight sharp innings and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to seven games, beating the Minnesota Twins 10-0 Saturday night.
Twins' Bullpen Depleted In Extra-Inning Loss To RoyalsMinnesota manager Paul Molitor is hoping left-hander Hector Santiago, his Saturday starter, will be able to pitch deep into the game.

Wild

Wild Changing Goal Song To Prince's 'Let's Go Crazy'The Minnesota Wild announced Tuesday that after surveying its season ticket-holders, they are changing their goal song.
Koivu Named Finland Captain For World Cup Of HockeyMikko Koivu will serve as Finland's captain for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.
Wild, Dumba Strike 2-Year, $5.1M DealThe Minnesota Wild and defenseman Matt Dumba have agreed to terms on a two-year, $5.1 million contract.
Wild Agree To 1-Year Contract With SchroederThe Minnesota Wild have agreed to a one-year contract with center Jordan Schroeder.
Wild Prospect Alex Tuch Hoping Camp Helps Him Get To RosterThe Minnesota Wild are getting a good look at all their prospects as part of their annual developmental camp.
Wild Opening Restaurant To Honor Herb BrooksHerbie's on the Park will open this fall next to Rice Park in the Minnesota Club.
Wild Re-Sign Minnesota Native Zach PalmquistThe Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenseman Zach Palmquist to a one-year, two-way contract.
Wild Goalie Kuemper Signs 1-Year, $1.55M DealThe Minnesota Wild re-signed goalie Darcy Kuemper to a one-year, $1.55 million contract Tuesday, avoiding arbitration with the restricted free agent.
Wild Sign C Eric Staal To 3-Year Contract, Bring Back StewartThe Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with center Eric Staal to a three-year, $10.5 million contract, the upgrade to their top two lines they were seeking this season.
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.

Timberwolves

Target Center Unveils Largest Center-Hung Scoreboard In Upper MidwestWith Target Field across the street and U.S. Bank Stadium opening on the other side of downtown, Target Center had to do something to keep up.
Timberwolves' Towns To Be Face Of NBA 2K17 Mobile AppMinnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been tabbed to be the face of 2K's mobile companion application to NBA 2K17 video game.
Ricky Rubio Looking Forward To Working With Rookie Kris DunnRicky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after the Wolves selected Providence's Kris Dunn, another point guard, with the fifth overall pick in the June draft.
Timberwolves Single-Game Preseason, Home Opener Tickets On Sale ThursdayIf you're looking to watch the Minnesota Timberwolves in either the preseason or by attending the home opener, Thursday is your day.
Timberwolves Rookie Kris Dunn's First Big Purchase Was A House For His BrotherWith the means to do so being the beneficiary of a Top 5 NBA draft pick's contract, he's paid his brother back in spades.
Timberwolves Get 19 National TV Games For 2016-17 SeasonThe NBA schedule was releases on Thursday, and the Minnesota Timberwolves will have 19 appearances on national television.
Wolves To Play 2 Games At Target Center In PreseasonThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced their 2016 preseason schedule Monday, with two opportunities for fans to see the team at Target Center.
6 Minnesota Athletes Who Retired YoungHere are six Minnesota athletes who retired either far too young or with plenty left to play for.
Casson's Journey To Timberwolves CEO Began With A Cold CallIn the winter of 1998, Ethan Casson started calling professional franchise after professional franchise, begging them to get his foot in the door in any capacity.
Wolves Announce Signing Of Jordan HillThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday that the team has signed free agent forward/center Jordan Hill.
Timberwolves Lose Summer League Final On OT Buzzer BeaterDenzel Valentine put a thrilling finish on the NBA Summer League.
Tyus Jones Named NBA Summer League MVPAhead of playing for the NBA Summer League title Monday night, Tyus Jones was named the MVP of the league.

Vikings

Zimmer Brings In Former Head Coaches To Take Vikings To Next LevelMike Zimmer pulled no punches this offseason trying to improve an offense that ranked 29th in the league last year, hiring a pair of former head coaches --- Tony Sparano as offensive line coach, and Pat Shurmur as tight ends coach.
Vikings OL Alex Boone Rips Colin Kaepernick Over National Anthem ProtestMinnesota Vikings offensive lineman Alex Boone is not happy about Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem.
Vikings Fans Take In First Football Game At U.S. Bank StadiumThe field wasn’t the only focus for Vikings fans Sunday. U.S. Bank Stadium itself got lots of attention.
Bridgewater Lifts Vikings To First Win At U.S. Bank StadiumTeddy Bridgewater was sharp in his return from a sore shoulder, completing 12 of 16 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown in the first half for the Minnesota Vikings in a 23-10 exhibition victory Sunday over the San Diego Chargers in the official unveiling their new stadium.
Concordia University Star Zach Moore Fighting For Vikings Roster SpotZach Moore was a giant at Concordia University in St Paul. Playing his way from the rough streets of south Chicago to the NFL has already been a win.
Everson Griffen Growing Into Role As Vikings' CaptainIt starts at practice, where Everson Griffen wants to prove he's there every day, for everyone.
'Vikings Voyage' Lets Fans Face The Pros At U.S. Bank StadiumVikings Voyage is another unique aspect of U.S. Bank Stadium where fans can test their skills through virtual reality and other methods.
U.S. Bank Stadium Still Working Out Kinks For 1st Vikings GameThe Minnesota Vikings' new $1.1 billion stadium has been test-driven by soccer players, a country music superstar and an iconic heavy metal band.
City Will Close Multiple Roads For 1st Vikings Game At New StadiumVikings fans looking forward to their first game at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday may have some trouble getting there.
In 7th NFL Season, Sherels Still Battling For Vikings Roster SpotHere he is again, Marcus Sherels, beginning his seventh season in the NFL without assurance of a roster spot with the Minnesota Vikings.
Hopkins Native Terrell Sinkfield Hoping For Chance With VikingsTerrell Sinkfield went to Hopkins High School. After bouncing around a bit, he's getting his shot in his own neighborhood.
Vikings: All U.S. Bank Stadium Games Sold OutAll Vikings home games for U.S. Bank Stadium’s inaugural season have sold out.

Lynx

Whalen, Fowles Lead Lynx Over Storm 92-80Lindsay Whalen scored a season-high 24 points, Sylvia Fowles added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 92-80 on Sunday night.
Lynx Fall To Sun 84-80 In WNBA's Return From OlympicsAlyssa Thomas scored 15 points to lead the Connecticut Sun to an 84-80 victory over the defending champion Minnesota Lynx on Friday night in the WNBA's return from the Olympic break.
Target Center Unveils Largest Center-Hung Scoreboard In Upper MidwestWith Target Field across the street and U.S. Bank Stadium opening on the other side of downtown, Target Center had to do something to keep up.
Lynx Re-Sign G Anna CruzThe Minnesota Lynx announced Thursday they have re-signed guard Anna Cruz.
Lynx Return Home After Winning Gold In RioThe Minnesota Lynx have won three WNBA titles and now some of their players can add a gold medal to their resume.
Lynx Olympians Returning To Minneapolis Monday NightFresh off winning the Olympic gold medal at the Summer Olympics, the four Minnesota Lynx players are returning home Monday night.
Lynx's Augustus Proud Of WNBA Player ActivismSeimone Augustus grew up in Louisiana, not far from where Alton Sterling was shot this month. She knows that could have easily been someone she knew.
WNBA President On Rescinding Fines: 'We Needed To Move Forward'WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union.
WNBA Drops Fines For Teams That Wore Black Warmup ShirtsThe WNBA is withdrawing its fines for teams and players that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before games.
Lynx Extend Win Streak To 6 With Victory Over StormMaya Moore scored 21 points, Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 79-72 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
Lynx Set For Month-Long Olympic BreakThe Minnesota Lynx have a home game Friday night against the Seattle Storm. It is a big one, because it is their final game before the Olympic break.
Lynx To Play 2017 Home Games At Xcel Energy CenterLynx officials announced Thursday that their 2017 home games will be played at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Gophers

WCCO Exclusive: J Robinson Speaks Out About Drug AllegationsFor the first time since they commenced an investigation, J Robinson is reflecting and talking about the allegations of drugs use and drug sales within his wrestling team.
Gophers Women's Basketball Gets 2 Powerhouses To Start Big Ten PlayThe Minnesota women's basketball team has a tough start to Big Ten play with a trip to Ohio State and a home game against Maryland.
Gophers Coach Tracy Claeys Carrying On Jerry Kill's LegacyTracy Claeys is hoping the water is not too deep. He spent a few days fishing this summer, but when you're the head coach life is different.
London Has Unfinished Business At East RidgeMaybe Dominik London is successful because he likes it at Woodbury's East Ridge High School, where the toughest part of the game is on the practice field.
Gophers Basketball Releases 2016-17 ScheduleThe University of Minnesota men's basketball team announced its 2016-17 regular season schedule on Thursday, a slate that includes 21 home games.
Fmr. Gopher Star Jacobson Charged With Felonies For Home SaleWCCO Radio has learned that Sam Jacobson, the former Gopher basketball star who went on to a brief NBA career, is charged with two felony counts of theft in Dakota County for a home sale in 2011.
Lighter, Healthier Leidner Looks Toward Better 2016Other than Joe Mauer, there might not be another athlete in this town more polarizing than Leidner, whose inconsistent play as the Gophers starting quarterback the last couple years has, at times, had fans pulling their hair out.
Gophers LB Coach Mike Sherels Released From HospitalUniversity of Minnesota football coach Tracy Claeys said Sunday that linebackers coach Mike Sherels has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home after multiple surgeries.
Gophers Make Keith Jordan Acting LB Coach For Ill SherelsMinnesota has named Keith Jordan the acting linebackers coach as Mike Sherels recovers from multiple surgeries for an undisclosed medical condition.
One Big Change For Gophers: Bigger, Meaner Offensive LineTracy Claeys has one big target for change with Gophers football: The offensive line needed to be restored as a power.
Gophers' Brandon Lingen Hoping To Be U's Next Star Tight EndWayzata native Brandon Lingen is hoping to be the next star tight end for the Gophers.
4 Reasons The Gophers Can Win The Big Ten WestIt seems like a recycled statement locally, but it's a big year for the University of Minnesota football program.

St. Thomas

Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Football Hungry After 2015 Title RunThe St. Thomas football team reported for its fall camp on Aug. 13, and there's already a sense of urgency for the Tommies.
Tommies Blog: Football, Basketball Programs Highlight Dominant UST Sports YearSome think St. Thomas should opt up to Division I athletics after a dominant 2015-16 sports season. It's a bad idea and one that won't happen.
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.

HS Sports

London Has Unfinished Business At East RidgeMaybe Dominik London is successful because he likes it at Woodbury's East Ridge High School, where the toughest part of the game is on the practice field.
H.S. Football Practice Kicks Off In MinnesotaSeveral high schools around Minneapolis began the fall sports season with football practice on Monday.
Cross-Country Coach Retires After Half-Century CareerAfter 49 years on the track, cross-country coach Rick Kleyman is retiring.
Prep Blog: Minnesota Becoming Prep Basketball HotbedHere is a look at some of the top players of the 2017 class and who Richard Pitino has a chance at keeping home with the Gophers.
Summer Festival Highlights Big July For Hockey Coaches, PlayersThat's right, since the MSHSL allowed coaches to work with their teams in the off-season, July is a competitive month.
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.

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