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Baseball Report: Dodgers' Cody Bellinger Continues His Hot StreakCody Bellinger, the Dodgers' right fielder, is batting over .400 and leading MLB in any number of hitting categories.
Mother To Receive Son's Tissue Donation 2 Years After His DeathThis summer will mark two years since a Minnetonka man died of an opioid overdose.  But, a clerical error at a medical clinic means his mom can move forward.
Ryan Saunders Named Timberwolves Head CoachThe Minnesota Timberwolves have officially named Ryan Saunders head coach. He has been the team's interim head coach since January.
Brooks Koepka Wins 2019 PGA Championship, Holding Off Dustin JohnsonBrooks Koepka, the 29-year-old Florida golfing phenom, won the 2019 PGA Championship on Sunday for the second year in a row, as he shot eight under par at The Black Course in Farmingdale, New York, for a final round score of 74.
Encarnacion Stars With Glove And Bat, Mariners Top Twins 7-4Edwin Encarnacion made several nice plays at first base early in the game, then hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning that helped the Seattle Mariners beat Minnesota 7-4 Sunday, snapping the Twins' five-game winning streak.
Finlay's Goal Lifts Minnesota United Over Crew 1-0Ethan Finlay scored against his former team in the 70th minute, and Minnesota United held on for a 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night.
2019 Preakness Stakes: War Of Will Crosses Finish Line 1stWar of Will won the 144th Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.
Improbable Looks To Give Bob Baffert Record-Breaking Eighth Preakness WinImprobable is the favorite entering the race and could help his trainer etch his name into the history books once more.
Martin Pérez Shuts Down Mariners, Twins Keep Rolling With 7-1 WinIn his first season with Minnesota, Martín Pérez has rewritten the scouting report of his tendencies on the mound.

Vikings

Vikings Sign 1st Round Selection, OL Garrett BradburyThe Minnesota Vikings have made it official and signed first-round draft pick, offensive lineman Garrett Bradbury.
Report: Vikings, TE Rudolph Contract Extension Talks Break Off; Trade Could Be Looming Minnesota Vikings veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph’s future with the team is in doubt.
Vikings Rookie Long Snapper Austin Cutting Has Air Force Duty To FulfillLong snappers are the afterthoughts of the NFL draft. Players from the service academies, on track to join the military and not pro sports, are largely ignored.
Vikings Sign Stefon Diggs' Little Brother, Mar'Sean Diggs, As Free AgentThe Vikings have another Diggs on the roster.
Vikings Take Alabama Tight End Irv Smith Jr. In 2nd RoundThe son of former NFL tight end Irv Smith had plenty of footballs, helmets and trophies in the house to steer him toward the sport.
2019 NFL Draft Grades: Vikings Get A B+ For 1st Round PickWith the No. 18 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Vikings selected Garrett Bradbury, center out of NC State.
2019 NFL Draft: Mike Max’s Forecast For The VikingsThe 2019 NFL Draft starts Thursday, and the Minnesota Vikings have the 18th overall pick.
‘Incredible Career’: Brian Robison Signs 1-Day Contract With Vikings, RetiresFormer defensive end Brian Robison has ended his NFL career as a member of the Minnesota Vikings.
Minnesota Vikings Release 2019 ScheduleIt has to be the NFL. No other league could create this much drama about the releasing of its upcoming schedule.
Charges: Daniel Escamilla Swindled Minnesota Vikings In $70K Luxury Suite ScamThe Hennepin County Attorney’s office has charged 39-year-old Daniel Escamilla with passing bad checks in order to rent out luxury suites for Minnesota Vikings games.
Kirk Cousins Says He's Ready For 2nd Year As Vikings QBKirk Cousins has had a busy offseason, which included some time with Fran Tarkenton in Atlanta to talk quarterback, and sometime last week at the Final Four in Minneapolis to watch his team, Michigan State.
'We're Very Blessed': Vikings' Adam Thielen Talks New $64M ContractMinnesota Vikings Adam Thielen is going through the off-season workouts like every year. But this year and this week it's different. That is what happens when you just signed a $64-million contract.

Twins

Miguel Sano's 2-Run Homer Propels Twins Over Angels 3-1Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano is quickly getting back into the swing of things.
Martin Pérez Shuts Down Mariners, Twins Keep Rolling With 7-1 WinIn his first season with Minnesota, Martín Pérez has rewritten the scouting report of his tendencies on the mound.
Twins Hit 4 HRs, Beat Stumbling Mariners 11-6Sometime during a fourth inning in which the Minnesota Twins sent 13 batters to the plate, their confidence really started to soar.
Twins Hold On For 8-7 Win After Tense 3-Run 9th By Angels
Twins Place Garver On 10-Day Injured List; Sano ReturnsThe Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday that catcher Mitch Garver has been placed on 10-day injured list with a high left ankle sprain.
Garver Homers, Gets Hurt In Twins' 4-3 Win Over AngelsMitch Garver hit a two-run homer and tagged out Shohei Ohtani trying to score the tying run in the eighth inning before leaving with an injury, helping the Minnesota Twins hold off the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Odorizzi Scoreless Streak At 20 IP As Twins Beat Tigers, 6-0The starting pitching for Minnesota has been stellar, thanks to some strategic adjustments and natural improvement by several members of the rotation.
Polanco Has 5 Hits, Gibson Fans 11 As Twins Rout Jays 9-1Jorge Polanco produced another five-hit performance, putting himself in some exclusive company.
Twins Release More $5 Tickets For Remaining Home GamesWith 12 more home games this month, the Twins are hoping to get more fans in the seats to catch all the excitement.
Berríos Shines As Twins Blank Jays For 2nd Straight NightMitch Garver went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer while catching José Berríos, who allowed four hits in seven innings as the Twins shut out Toronto for the second straight night, 3-0.
Sanchez Hits 2 HR, Yanks Top Twins After Ailing Paxton ExitsThe Twins entered with baseball's best record for the first time since September 2010, but again fell flat in the Bronx with a sloppy performance.
Martin Perez Pitches Twins Past Astros 6-2Martin Perez pitched eight scoreless innings in his longest start in two seasons, and Jonathan Schoop hit a towering two-run homer to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Wednesday night.

Timberwolves

Ryan Saunders Named Timberwolves Head CoachThe Minnesota Timberwolves have officially named Ryan Saunders head coach. He has been the team's interim head coach since January.
Free Agent Derrick Rose Releases Documentary Amid Uncertain NBA FutureThere are so many questions involving the Minnesota Timberwolves going forward -- and one is the status of free agent Derrick Rose.
Raptors Maul Wolves In 120-100 Victory
Wolves Beat Heat 111-109 As Wade's Shot Misses At BuzzerThe Miami Heat looked for a bit of magic from their retiring star when Dwayne Wade went up for a shot at the buzzer. All the Minnesota Timberwolves could do was brace for a storybook finish.
Towns, Wiggins Help Wolves Turn Away Mavs Rally, 110-108Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and 13 rebounds, Andrew Wiggins hit the go-ahead bucket in the final minute and the Minnesota Timberwolves turned back a fourth-quarter rally by Dallas for a 110-108 victory over the Mavericks on Wednesday night.
'She's Amazing': Tyus Jones Talks About Mom's Cancer FightTyus Jones's mother Deb, who he says is his hero, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Timberwolves Announce Auction To Raise Money For Breast Cancer ResearchThe Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation announced Monday that pre-game apparel will be auctioned in an effort raise money in support of breast health awareness and research.
In Jimmy Butler's Return, 76ers Top Timberwolves 118-109Tobias Harris scored 25 points for Philadelphia in Jimmy Butler's jeer-filled return to Minnesota, helping the 76ers hang on to beat the Timberwolves 118-109 on Saturday and move one step closer toward solidifying the No. 3 seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Karl-Anthony Towns' Free Throw Lifts Wolves Over Warriors In OTKarl-Anthony Towns made a free throw with 0.5 seconds remaining in overtime after Stephen Curry led a frantic rally to tie the game, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 131-130 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
Clippers Clinch Playoff Spot With 122-111 Win Over Timberwolves
Wolves' Derrick Rose Undergoes Surgery To Remove Elbow Bone ChipsThe Timberwolves announced Saturday that Rose had the procedure done at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Walker, Bridges Lead Hornets Past Wolves, 113-106The Charlotte Hornets handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their fifth straight loss Thursday night.

Wild

Jaroslav Halak Stops 26 Shots As Bruins Beat Wild 3-0Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves for his fifth shutout of the season and 47th of his career, and the short-handed Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0 on Thursday night.
Zach Parise Returns With 2 Goals; Wild Beat Jets 5-1Zach Parise scored twice in his return from injury, Devan Dubnyk made 32 saves and the Minnesota Wild kept their playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
'Go 'Til We Can't Go Anymore': Wild Still Hopeful For Playoff BerthWith three games left in the regular season, the Wild have their backs against the wall.
Wild Move Into Playoff Position After Beating Capitals 2-1Luke Kunin scored the go-ahead goal with 7:35 left, Devan Dubnyk made 21 saves and the Minnesota Wild moved into playoff position by beating the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Friday night.
Barkov Has Team-Record 5 Assists, Panthers Beat Wild 6-2Aleksander Barkov set a franchise record with five assists, and MacKenzie Weegar and Mike Matheson each scored twice as the Florida Panthers beat the Minnesota Wild 6-2 on Friday night to snap a six-game losing streak.
Zucker, Dubnyk Lead Wild Past Lightning 3-0Jason Zucker scored all three of Minnesota's goals for his first career hat trick, Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves for his second shutout of the season and the Wild beat Tampa Bay 3-0 on Thursday night to deny the Lightning a chance to become the first NHL team to clinch a playoff spot.
Johansen Sends Predators Past Wild Again, 5-4 In ShootoutRyan Johansen scored the lone goal in a shootout and the Nashville Predators beat Minnesota 5-4 on Tuesday for their second win against the Wild in three nights.
Dubnyk Makes 35 Saves, Wild Beat Flames 4-2Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves Saturday, and the Minnesota Wild beat Calgary 4-2 on the night the Flames retired Jarome Iginla's number.
Zucker, Eriksson Score Late, Wild Rally Past Jets 3-2Jason Zucker and Joel Eriksson scored 26 seconds apart in the last two minutes of the third period, and the Minnesota Wild rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.
Wild Win 2nd Straight Road Game, Beat Red Wings 3-2Luke Kunin and Jordan Greenway scored in the first period, and the Minnesota Wild went on to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.
Wild End 5-Game Slide With 4-1 Victory Over RangersZach Parise had a goal and an assist, and the Minnesota Wild ended a five-game skid with a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.
Wild Trade Charlie Coyle To Bruins For Ryan DonatoThe Boston Bruins acquired center Charlie Coyle from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night for center Ryan Donato and a conditional fifth-round pick that would become a fourth-round choice if the Bruins win a playoff round.

Lynx

Lynx Pick UConn's Napheesa Collier In 2019 DraftCollier, a forward from the University of Connecticut, racked up 24 double-doubles during her senior season.
Lynx's Cheryl Reeve: Trump Didn't Invite Us To White HouseIn the more than two years since President Donald Trump took office, he has not hosted a women's championship sports team for a solo event at the White House.
Lynx's Maya Moore Taking The Year Off"My focus in 2019 will not be on professional basketball, but will instead be on the people in my family."
Maya Moore's Future With Lynx UncertainWCCO's Mike Max reported Wednesday that Moore was considering not returning next season.
Mpls. Miracle, Super Bowl, Mauer Retires & More: MN's Top 2018 Sports MomentsFrom the Minneapolis Miracle, Minnesota hosting the Super Bowl, to Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer's retirement, here are the biggest Minnesota sports stories from 2018.
Lynx To Open Season At Target Center May 25The Minnesota Lynx announced they'll open their season at home May 25 against the Chicago Sky.
Lynx Forward Maya Moore Named All-WNBA Second TeamThe WNBA announced Wednesday night that Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore was named to the All-WNBA Second Team.
Whalen Plays Last Career WNBA Game As Lynx Are Eliminated From PlayoffsIt was the fourth straight year the Lynx and Sparks met in an elimination playoff game.
Lindsay Whalen Day Proclaimed In MinnesotaOn Sunday night, the Lynx star will play her last regular season game at Target Center.
Lynx Fall To Connecticut Sun, 96-79Sylvia Fowles had 25 points and eight rebounds for Minnesota (17-16).
Gov. Dayton Proclaims Aug. 19 'Lindsay Whalen Day'"Lindsay Whalen is a phenomenal champion and an inspiration to sports fans here in Minnesota and across the country."
Lynx Plan Whalen Event, Add Seats For Regular Season FinaleThe Lynx will hold an on-court celebration of Whalen's career following the game Sunday against the Washington Mystics.

Gophers

Gophers' Jordan Murphy Seeks To Parlay Into NBA RoleJordan Murphy put his name in the Gopher record books, and now he's trying to make a name and make some money by impressing professional scouts.
Can Beer Bring Back Gopher Fans?University President Eric Kaler thinks broader beer and wine sales at Mariucci and Williams arenas can help boost sagging attendance.
Gophers Signs 6-10 Center Sam Freeman Of DallasMinnesota has signed 6-foot-10 center Sam Freeman to a national letter of intent, giving the Gophers two incoming freshmen next season.
Gopher Basketball Coach Pitino Agrees To Contract ExtensionThe University of Minnesota head men's basketball coach Richard Pitino agreed to a two-year contract extension, the university announced Sunday.
Gophers’ Amir Coffey Says He’ll Enter 2019 NBA DraftAfter a season that brought the Gophers men’s basketball team to the NCAA tournament, Amir Coffey has announced big plans.
Gopher Women Top Big Red 2-0 For Spot In NCAA Championship GameNicole Schammel scored off a rebound midway through the second period and goalie Alex Gulstene made it stand, lifting Minnesota over Cornell 2-0 Friday to earn a spot in the NCAA championship game.
'It's Stressful!': Gopher Parents Talk Tournament NervesThe Gophers have had their first NCAA tournament victory since 2013, and their parents are beside themselves!
How To Get Your Hands On Gophers NCAA Tournament TicketsIf you want to take the short 245-mile trip down Interstate 35 to watch the Gophers in person, there are seats still available.
Gophers Dominate Louisville 86-76 To Continue In March MadnessThe Golden Gophers hit three-pointer after three-pointer Thursday to top the Louisville Cardinals in their first March Madness match-up.
Gov. Evers Picks Wisconsin To Beat Duke For NCAA TitleWisconsin is 23-10 and faces Oregon in the first round Friday. Duke, a perennial college basketball powerhouse, is 29-5 and boasts freshman phenom Zion Williamson.
Gopher Basketball: 4 Keys To Success Against LouisvilleGet your brackets ready because March Madness is about to officially get underway.
All Eyes On Selection Sunday For Gophers, Projected To Seed 8thIt's been a journey for the team; they went from a bubble team to a pretty confident shoe-in, mainly over the course of their last three games.

HS Sports

Litchfield High School Senior Breaks 36-Year State Baseball RecordLast Friday, a baseball player from Litchfield broke a state record that had stood for 36 years. Owen Boerema extended his hitting streak to a never-been-seen-before 34 games in a row.
Blake's Robbie Grace Is Looking Forward To Go FarBlake senior Robbie Grace is so good at the long jump, she's better than most at the college level.
Meet Eagan Tennis Ace Maxim ZagrebelnyMaxim Zagrebelny may have the most mispronounced name in high school tennis -- but it's time we all learned how to say it right!
After Year Of Immense Tragedy, Unbeaten Minnetonka Boys Lacrosse Team Soldiers OnThe Minnetonka boys lacrosse team is unbeaten and ranked number one in the state. In the last year, they've had to overcome tragedy off the field in a major way.
Matthew Hurt, Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball, Heads To DukeRochester John Marshall High School basketball star Matthew Hurt -- named the top senior in the state and the most recruited -- has decided on a college.
Scandia Sixth Grader Bella Leonhart Tees Up At Augusta NationalTiger Woods wasn't the only golfer with a big week at Augusta National this past week. A slightly less well-known story was that of Scandia Elementary sixth grader Bella Leonhart.
Legendary Tennis Coach Nick Bollettieri Helping Bring The Game To Minneapolis's Inner CityAn 87-year-old tennis legend is helping bring the game to the inner city of Minneapolis.
Alexandria Aces Take Their Final Bow After Nearly 3 Decades On The CourtThe Alexandria Aces have been showing off their basketball-handling skills for nearly three decades. This past Sunday, the fixture in the Minnesota basketball community took their final bow.
Meet Matthew Hurt: Minnesota's Mr. BasketballRochester John Marshall High School's Matthew Hurt is a hot commodity to the many college basketball coaches in town this week, because he still has not chosen a college.
Gov. Tim Walz: Minnesota's Head CoachSit down with Gov. Tim Walz and you are sitting down with more than a politician. He is part of the fraternity that have coached high school football.
Despite Loss Of 14 Seniors, Mahtomedi Baseball Aims To Defend State TitleWCCO-TV caught up with last year's state champs, the Mahtomedi Zephyrs, about the season ahead.
'It's All About The Start': Meet North St. Paul Track Phenom Shaliciah JonesShaliciah Jones is one of the Minnesota's top young talents in track and field. In events with little margin for error, the sprinter from North St. Paul seems to have perfected the right approach.

FanSided

Will Kirk Cousins be better or worse for the Vikings in 2019?Kirk Cousins first season with the Minnesota Vikings was a bit of a mixed bag. The team, fans, and everyone who loves the Purple will hope he can improve in 2019, but can he? Kirk Cousins came to the Minnesota Vikings a year ago after agreeing to a fully guaranteed, $84 million contract. With that ...
5 things to watch for during the Vikings' 2019 OTAsThe Minnesota Vikings will open their first wave of OTAs on Tuesday. But what should fans be looking out for as the team hits the practice field? For the majority of Minnesota Vikings fans, offseason team activities (aka OTAs) may not mean much. In what is mainly a tease for the average NFL fan, te...
Minnesota Timberwolves: Gianluca Pascucci hired as assistant GMThe Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly hiring former Brooklyn Nets' Director of Global Scouting Gianluca Pascucci as their new assistant general manager. The Minnesota Timberwolves are making moves. Shortly after ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Wolves had decided to hire...
Minnesota Timberwolves Draft Profile: Tyler HerroAs we approach the NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves front office might be taking a look at a 6-foot-5 guard from Kentucky with plenty of shooting potential. Kentucky guard Tyler Herro is an interesting prospect for the Minnesota Timberwolves to consider in the upcoming draft. Herro willalmo...
Minnesota Timberwolves: Ryan Saunders hired as head coachThe Minnesota Timberwolves have finally announced who will fill their head coaching void, bringing back former interim head coach Ryan Saunders. After several weeks of interviews and uncertainty on who would be the next head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, it has finally been announced who wil...