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Timberwolves Preparing For Life After GarnettThree days after Garnett made his big announcement, the Timberwolves gathered to open a season full of promise and sounded determined to carry his fiery torch forward.
Vikings Remain Unbeaten Thanks To Dominant DefenseThe defense that Mike Zimmer has deliberately built since he became Minnesota's head coach has been gradually ascending into one of the league's best.
Ryder Cup Fans, Players Remember Arnold PalmerHazeltine flags reflect the sadness and heavy hearts. The international golf family has lost a world legend.
Despite Not Playing, Watson Added To U.S. Ryder Cup TeamBubba Watson will be at the Ryder Cup, even if it's not exactly the way he imagined it.
Coaches Pick Gophers Hockey Team To Win Big TenMinnesota is the Big Ten favorite in a preseason poll of the conference's hockey coaches.
Report: Twins To Hire Derek Falvey As President Of Baseball OperationsAccording to multiple reports, Derek Falvey will be hired as the new president of baseball operations for the Twins.
This Week In Golf: Rory McIlroy Wins FedExCup, Arnold Palmer PassesRory McIlroy won the Tour Championship at East Lake and the FedExCup just hours before the passing of golf legend Arnold Palmer.
Hazeltine Preparing For Massive Ryder Cup CrowdsOne day ahead of the first practice round of Ryder Cup Tournament, crowds are already beginning to form at Hazeltine Golf Club.
MSP Rolls Out The Welcome Mat For Ryder Cup TravelersA quarter of a million people are gathering in Chaska for the Ryder Cup golf tournament this week.
NBA Player Lied To Kevin Garnett To Avoid Trash TalkKevin Garnett was a notorious trash talker and at least one NBA player lied to him about not speaking English to avoid it.
Fantasy Baseball’s Version Of The Final Countdown Is Upon You NowThere’s just one more week to go in the 2016 Major League Baseball regular season, and if you’ve been hanging in there all season with a chance still to make some noise in your fantasy league, pay attention very closely to what’s going on in MLB this week.
Timberwolves Announce Training Camp RosterTraining camp is just around the corner for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and they finalized their roster for it on Monday.

Twins

Report: Twins To Hire Derek Falvey As President Of Baseball OperationsAccording to multiple reports, Derek Falvey will be hired as the new president of baseball operations for the Twins.
Cruz Homers Twice, Twins Lose 100th Game 4-3Max Kepler homered and Robbie Grossman had three hits for Minnesota in its 100th loss.
Twins Avoid 100th Loss With 3-2 Win Over MarinersMiguel Sano hit a tiebreaking homer in the bottom of the fourth inning and Tyler Duffey pitched seven strong innings for his best start in more than a month as the Minnesota Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Saturday night.
Cano, Cruz Lead Mariners Over Twins 10-1The struggling Seattle Mariners' offense got back on track in a 10-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night to stay on pace in the American League wild card race.
Tigers Top Twins 4-2 For Doubleheader SweepJustin Verlander tied a season-high with 11 strikeouts and the Detroit Tigers moved into the second AL wild-card spot by beating the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Thursday to sweep a day-night doubleheader.
Twins Lose 97th Game Of The Season To Detroit, 9-2Justin Upton and Victor Martinez homered as the Detroit Tigers picked up another win in the AL wild-card chase, beating the Minnesota Twins 9-2 Thursday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Twins-Tigers Matchup Postponed, Doubleheader Set For ThursdayWednesday's game between the Tigers and the Twins was cut short because of rain, with the two teams planning a split doubleheader on Thursday to finish out the three-game series.
McCann, Cabrera Homer To Lead Tigers Past Twins 8-1Matt Boyd breezed through eight innings, backed by home runs from James McCann and Miguel Cabrera as the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 8-1 on Tuesday night to step forward in the AL wild card race.
Mets Top Twins 3-2, Sweep SeriesGabriel Ynoa struck out eight over 4 2/3 innings in his first major league start to aid the Mets' rickety rotation, and New York completed a three-game sweep of the woeful Minnesota Twins with a 3-2 victory Sunday.
Mets Top Twins 3-2 In Extra InningsCurtis Granderson hit a solo home run with two outs in the 12th inning after also connecting for a tying shot in the 11th, lifting the New York Mets over the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Saturday night hours after they announced star right-hander Jacob deGrom is likely done for the season.
Reyes, Cabrera Hit Back-To-Back Homers In Twins 3-0 Loss To MetsBartolo Colon limited the Twins to three singles in seven innings, Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera hit consecutive home runs off rookie Jose Berrios in the third.
Dozier, Santiago Lead Twins Past Tigers 5-1Brian Dozier's two-run single highlighted a four-run second inning and the Minnesota Twins handed the Detroit Tigers a crucial loss, beating them 5-1 on Thursday.

Wild

Wild Kick Off First Camp With Head Coach BoudreauThe Bruce Boudreau era has begun for the Minnesota 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.

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Preparing For Life After GarnettThree days after Garnett made his big announcement, the Timberwolves gathered to open a season full of promise and sounded determined to carry his fiery torch forward.
NBA Player Lied To Kevin Garnett To Avoid Trash TalkKevin Garnett was a notorious trash talker and at least one NBA player lied to him about not speaking English to avoid it.
Timberwolves Announce Training Camp RosterTraining camp is just around the corner for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and they finalized their roster for it on Monday.
Timberwolves' Pekovic To Miss 2016-17 SeasonThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Sunday that center Nikola Pekovic will miss the entire 2016-17 season due to recurring right ankle pain.
Timberwolves Announce Coaching Staff, Front Office AdditionsThe Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday announced the additions to their coaching staff for the 2016-17 season.
Kevin Garnett Officially Announces RetirementKevin Garnett officially announced his retirement Friday after 21 years in the NBA.
Timberwolves, WCCO Radio Announce 2016-17 ScheduleWCCO Radio will broadcast all of the Minnesota Timberwolves' 82 regular season games.
AP Source: Kevin Garnett Buyout In The WorksA person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves are working on a buyout with Kevin Garnett.
Lynx, Wolves Staff Join Forces For 'Volunteer Day'The staffs of the Minnesota Lynx and the Minnesota Timberwolves are participating in an "All-Staff Volunteer Day" Wednesday.
Timberwolves To Have All 82 Games On TV This SeasonFor the first time in franchise history, Minnesota Timberwolves fans will be able to watch every regular season game this year on television.
Towns, Timberwolves Release Voting PSAA new get-out-the-vote public service announcement features Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns.
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.

Vikings

Vikings Remain Unbeaten Thanks To Dominant DefenseThe defense that Mike Zimmer has deliberately built since he became Minnesota's head coach has been gradually ascending into one of the league's best.
'Purple People Eaters' Back? Vikings Starting To Think SoEverson Griffen saw where defense got the Denver Broncos last season.
Vikings Sack Cam Newton 8 Times In Win Over PanthersSam Bradford threw a touchdown pass to Kyle Rudolph, Marcus Sherels returned a punt for a score and the Minnesota Vikings snapped the Carolina Panthers' 14-game home winning streak 22-10 on Sunday.
Vikings WR Stefon Diggs Leads League In Receiving YardsSam Bradford immediately immersed himself in video study of his new team after the Minnesota Vikings made the emergency trade to acquire him the week before the regular season began. The starring role of this film, for Bradford, was adeptly played by Stefon Diggs.
Vikings: Adrian Peterson Placed On IR After Knee SurgeryThe Minnesota Vikings announced Friday that the team has placed its star running back Adrian Peterson on the reserve/injured list.
Zimmer: Cutting Kurt Coleman Was A MistakeVikings coach Mike Zimmer isn't too proud to say he made a mistake when he cut safety Kurt Coleman.
Vikings Release Statements On Matt Kalil & Sharrif Floyd SurgeriesBoth Minnesota Vikings' offensive tackle Matt Kalil and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd have undergone successful surgeries this week.
'Next Man Up': Vikings & Panthers To Both Count On Backup RBs SundayWelcome back to the big stage, Jerick McKinnon and Fozzy Whittaker. Oh, and Matt Asiata and Cameron Artis-Payne, get ready to carry the football, too.
With Peterson Out, Vikings’ McKinnon Steps Back Into SpotlightWith the timetable for Adrian Peterson’s return uncertain after his surgery Thursday, the Vikings turn their hopeful eyes to Jerick McKinnon.
Vikings' DT Johnson Discusses Charlotte Protests Before Upcoming GameMinnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson has been watching the unfolding events in North Carolina closely, and has been growing frustrated.
Vikings' Sharrif Floyd Undergoes Knee SurgeryMinnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Thursday, leaving his availability in question for the immediate future.
Carolina Panthers 'Monitoring' Charlotte Events; NFL Says No Plan To Change LocationsThe Minnesota Vikings are preparing to travel this Sunday to Charlotte, North Carolina, which is currently in the midst of a state of emergency.

Lynx

Wild, Lynx Team Up To Bring Fans To 'X' For WNBA SemifinalsThe Minnesota Wild is teaming up with the Minnesota Lynx to bring fans to the Xcel Energy Center! The Minnesota Lynx will play Game 1 and Game 2 against the Phoenix Mercury at home this Wednesday.
Lynx, Wolves Staff Join Forces For 'Volunteer Day'The staffs of the Minnesota Lynx and the Minnesota Timberwolves are participating in an "All-Staff Volunteer Day" Wednesday.
Lynx F Maya Moore Named Western Conference Player Of The MonthMinnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for September by the WNBA on Tuesday.
Lynx Beat Dream 95-87, Finish With Franchise-Best 28 WinsSylvia Fowles scored 30 points and the Minnesota Lynx finished the regular season with a franchise-record 28 victories, beating the Atlanta Dream 95-87 on Saturday night.
Moore Leads Lynx To 82-75 Win Over FeverMaya Moore scored 11 of her 15 points in the fourth quarter to help the Minnesota Lynx pull away for an 82-75 victory over the Indiana Fever on Friday night.
Lynx Sign Whalen, Augustus To Contract ExtensionsLynx officials said Thursday that Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen have both signed multi-year contract extensions.
4th-Ranked Sky Beat Lynx 98-97 In OvertimeCourtney Vandersloot hit two free throws to force overtime and Cappie Pondexter made a go-ahead layup with 21.3 seconds left to help the Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 98-97 on Tuesday night.
Lynx To Play First 2 Home Playoff Games At Xcel CenterThe Minnesota Lynx announced Monday that due to scheduling conflicts, their first two home games in the WNBA Playoffs will be played at Xcel Energy Center.
Augustus Scores 20, Lynx Top Stars 81-76Seimone Augustus scored 20, Maya Moore had 17 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 81-76 on Sunday.
Moore Leads Lynx Over Sun, 93-79Maya Moore was 4 of 5 from 3-point range and scored 24 points to help the defending champion Minnesota Lynx beat the Connecticut Sun 93-79 on Sunday night.
Moore Leads Lynx Past Mystics 75-69Maya Moore scored 27 points, Sylvia Fowles had 15 points and 17 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx held on to beat the Washington Mystics 75-69 on Friday night.
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.

Gophers

Coaches Pick Gophers Hockey Team To Win Big TenMinnesota is the Big Ten favorite in a preseason poll of the conference's hockey coaches.
Minnesota Gophers Beat Colorado State 31-24The Gopher football team finished its nonconference schedule 3-0, after a 31-24 win over Colorado State Saturday afternoon.
Maxx Williams' Cousin Still Has Football Dreams After Boating AccidentMac Scheuble loves to fish, so that is where he was this summer. He was fishing Lake Waconia with a buddy when a wave hit the boat, throwing him overboard.
Gophers C Reggie Lynch Undergoes Knee SurgeryThe Gophers announced Friday that redshirt junior center Reggie Lynch underwent a successful surgery on his left knee.
Well-Rested Gophers Ready For Final Nonconference GameMinnesota is back from an earlier-than-usual bye week, aiming to keep the passing attack on a productive track.
With Big 10 Looming, Gophers Must Be Ready For Colorado StateThe Gophers face Colorado State on Saturday and need a win before a nine-game Big 10 schedule starts.
Gophers RB Brooks Cleared To Return From Broken FootMinnesota running back Shannon Brooks has been cleared to return after missing the first two games with a broken foot.
Police: Assault Possibly Involved 4 Gophers Football PlayersPolice say four Gopher football players are possibly connected to a rape that was reported earlier this month.
Gophers, Colorado State To Kickoff At 11 A.M. Sept. 24The University of Minnesota football team announced Monday that it will host Colorado State at 11 a.m. on Sept. 24.
4 Gophers Players Suspended Before Indiana State GameFreshman defensive backs Dior Johnson and Ray Buford, freshman defensive lineman Tamarion Johnson and sophomore defensive back KiAnte Hardin all sat out Minnesota's 58-28 victory over Indiana State.
Leidner Throws 4 TDs As Gophers Rout Indiana StateMitch Leidner completed 20 of 30 passes for 295 yards and four touchdowns on Saturday as Minnesota rolled to 592 total yards in a 58-28 win over Indiana State.
Gopher Fans Wear #11ForJacobIt has been an emotional week for Minnesotans who have followed Jacob Wetterling's disappearance. The 27-year-old mystery came to an end last Friday when authorities recovered his remains from a farm in Paynesville.

St. Thomas

Tommies Blog: No. 4 St. Thomas, No. 6 St. John's Meet SaturdayFor the second straight year, two top-10 teams meet Saturday as No. 6 St. John's hosts No. 4 St. Thomas in Collegeville.
Tommies Blog: No. 4 St. Thomas Opens MIAC Against CarletonHeading into MIAC play, the Tommies have outscored two non-conference opponents by a combined 99-23.
Tommies Blog: No. 4 St. Thomas Preps For Home OpenerAfter an opening victory that looked a lot like a first game, the No. 4-ranked St. Thomas football team hosts UW-Stout Saturday.
Tommies Blog: No. 4 St. Thomas Opens At UW-Eau ClaireThe No. 4-ranked St. Thomas football team opens the 2016 season Saturday night at UW-Eau Claire, and they'll do it with Alex Fenske at quaterback.
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.

HS Sports

Maxx Williams' Cousin Still Has Football Dreams After Boating AccidentMac Scheuble loves to fish, so that is where he was this summer. He was fishing Lake Waconia with a buddy when a wave hit the boat, throwing him overboard.
Prep Blog: Week 4, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's hard to believe, but the Minnesota high school football season will be at the halfway point after this week.
WCCO Radio Rally: September 22ndHere's our WCCO Radio Rally Power Poll Top 10, plus what to expect from the week ahead!
Mpls. Police Officer Gives Back Via Youth FootballA Minneapolis cop talks about coaching a youth football team, in a similar program that he credits with keeping him off the streets.
Prep Blog: Week 3, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's Rivalry Week in Minnesota high school football. There is always that one week for any football program that means a little more than all the others.
WCCO Radio Rally: September 14thWe head to week 3 of the High School Football Schedule. Here is this week's Power Poll and Games to Watch!
Stories From The Sidelines: Concussions & High School AthleticsHigh school athletics are in full swing and unfortunately for many, that means dealing with injuries.
Wayzata Football's Engel Says Faith Carries Him After Unimaginable LossGordy Engel needs to be on the field after what happened to him in August. He lost his daughter, son in law and three grandchildren when a semi driver hit them in a construction zone.
Prep Blog: Week 2, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's Week 2 in high school football across Minnesota, and it's the first week where a majority of the games are under the lights Friday night.
WCCO Radio Rally: September 8thThe Rally rolls into week two! Here are WCCO's Power Poll and Games to Watch for September 9th.
NFL Players Aim To Inspire High Schoolers Via 'The Greater Game'It is the game beyond the game; what you can learn from football. It is an idea where you take technology and marry it with motivation.
Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing 'The Big 4'High school football is back. It's one of the most fun times of the year in prep sports. Here are four of the top match-ups Friday night.

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