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Minnesota Uses Injured Guard Banham For NCAA Inspiration

Minnesota believes its best player will be helping in the NCAA tournament against DePaul even though she won’t be on the floor.

Rachel Banham, the Big Ten preseason player of the year, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee against North Dakota in December, a devastating loss that could have sent the Gophers’ season into a tailspin. Instead, it became a rallying point as Minnesota (23-9) earned its first tournament berth since 2009.

03/19/2015

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DeRozan Scores 21, Raptors Beat Timberwolves 105-100

Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 15 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 21 and the Toronto Raptors won their 11th straight home game over Minnesota, beating the short-handed Timberwolves 105-100 on Wednesday night. Terrence Ross added 15 points and Patrick Patterson had 14 as the Raptors won for the third time in five games.

03/18/2015

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DeLaSalle Wins 4th-Straight Class 3A Boy’s Championship

It was something five DeLaSalle seniors had talked about since they took the court as freshmen four years ago. Sacar Anim scored 32 points to lead DeLaSalle to an 82-64 win over St. Paul Johnson in the Class 3A boys’ basketball championship on Saturday night,

03/15/2015

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King Scores 20, Minnesota Beats Rutgers 80-68 In Big Ten

Joey King hit six 3-pointers and scored 20 to lead Minnesota to an 80-68 victory over Rutgers in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Wednesday.

03/11/2015

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Timberwolves Gain New Fan Through Reddit

It appears the Minnesota Timberwolves have a new fan. Sixteen-year-old Connor sent a letter to all 30 NBA teams asking which team he should be a fan of.

03/10/2015

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Redick, Jordan Lead Short-Handed Clippers Past Wolves, 89-76

Chris Paul could barely get up and down the court without limping on his injured knee, let alone get to the rim. He could only play a supporting role in the Clippers’ latest win as a playmaker — and it turns out CP3 is pretty good at that.

03/10/2015

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Gophers Get Rutgers In Opener At Big 10 Tournament

Minnesota will start the Big Ten tournament with a play-in game against last-place Rutgers. With a 6-12 record in conference play, the Gophers lost a tiebreaker with Northwestern and received the No. 11 seed.

03/09/2015

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Meet The Geuberts — Eastview’s Basketball Family

When parents meet playing basketball in college, you know there is a pretty good chance their kids may gravitate to the sport. The Geuberts look like the all-American family, because, in many respects, they are. Dan and Melissa have three children, two of whom are twins and high school seniors — Madison and Drew.

03/06/2015

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Timberwolves Waive Forward Robinson, Claim Center Hamilton

The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived forward Glenn Robinson III to make room for center Justin Hamilton. The Wolves claimed Hamilton off waivers Thursday. The 24-year-old Hamilton appeared in 24 games for the Miami Heat this season, averaging 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds.

03/05/2015

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Clippers Outlast Timberwolves 110-105 Despite Triple Double From Rubio

Chris Paul had 26 points and 14 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers allowed only one field goal in the fourth quarter to outlast the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 110-105 victory Monday night.

03/02/2015

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Pekovic Out For Wolves Against Clippers

Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic did not play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night because of a sore right ankle that has bothered him for the last two years.

03/02/2015

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Garnett To Play First Game Back In Minnesota Wednesday

Kevin Garnett will play his first game back as a Minnesota Timberwolf Wednesday night at the Target Center. Garnett spoke at his first Timberwolves press conference since 2007 Tuesday. He said he’s ready to contribute.

02/25/2015

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9 Things From 1995 That Should Also Make A Comeback

Kevin Garnett started his NBA career with the Timberwolves in 1995. As he preps for his big return we thought it would be appropriate to take a look at some other things from 1995 that should make a triumphant return.

02/24/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: ‘Shelly Bean The Sports Queen’

It’s a message many have wanted pushed for years. The idea that being a jock is cool for both boys and girls, especially if you fall down and get right back up. And that’s exactly what happens in “Shelly Bean the Sports Queen,” a book series about a little girl determined to learn sports and be great.

02/24/2015

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12-Year-Old Finishes Basketball Season Strong With Prosthetic Arm

A year-and-a-half after losing her left arm in a farm accident, Kate has proved she can do everything she used to.

02/23/2015

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Podcast Page-The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 2-23-15

An Oscar worthy Monday on the Morning News. Click the link above to listen to Oscar recaps and more…

02/23/2015

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Minnesota’s Zahui B. Does It Again; 27 Points, 27 Boards

Amanda Zahui B. scored 27 and grabbed 27 rebounds to help Minnesota beat Michigan 91-88 in double overtime Saturday. That gives her 66 points and 56 rebounds in the last two games combined. It’s the most boards over a two-game stretch since 1999-00 according to STATS.

02/21/2015

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Wolves Ticket Demand Explodes With KG’s Return

By the reaction of Minnesota Timberwolves fans at Hubert’s next to the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis, you would have thought the Kevin Garnett of “old” was coming back. Not the 38-year-old KG. “I grew up watching him play and I met him a couple times,” fan Antonio Benavides said. “I’m excited. I’m beyond excited, I’m so happy.”

02/19/2015

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AP Source: Garnett Agrees To Return To Timberwolves

The Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets are discussing a deal that would bring Kevin Garnett back to Minnesota, the place where his brilliant career began and to the franchise that he put on the map.

02/19/2015

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The High Cost Of Competitive Pre-H.S. Sports

Competitive sports are starting earlier and costing more than ever. So, we’re taking a look at how much families are really paying to play in some of the most popular sports.

02/16/2015

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Podcast Page: 2/16/15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A President’s Day edition of The Morning News. Click the link above to visit Dave Lee’s Podcast Page.

02/16/2015

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Andrew Wiggins’ Sisters Have Basketball Dreams Of Their Own

When your dad played in the NBA, your mom was an Olympic sprinter and your big brother’s the number-one pick in the NBA draft — it sets you up for the understatement of the year. “I think we’ve got good genes,” Angelica Wiggins said. “Really good genes.” Her sister, Taya Wiggins, agrees.

02/13/2015

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Minnesota’s Zahui B On Top 20 List For National Award

Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. (ZOW-ee bee) is one of the top 20 late-season finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, given to the player of the year for college women’s basketball. She’s one of three Big Ten players on the list, determined by a panel of media members and announced Friday.

02/13/2015

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LeBron Makes Love A Winner In Return To Minnesota, 106-90

LeBron James scored 16 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to win a stirring duel with rookie Andrew Wiggins, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-90 victory over the Timberwolves in Kevin Love’s first game back in Minnesota since he was traded. James kicked things into gear in the final nine minutes. He scored 13 straight points for the Cavs, who have won 10 straight.

01/31/2015

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AP Source: Rubio To Return Monday Against Dallas

Ricky Rubio is one game away from returning to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rubio has been cleared to play on Monday against the Dallas Mavericks, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday.

01/31/2015

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