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Towns, Timberwolves Rout Short-Handed Suns 118-91Karl-Anthony-Towns had 25 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves took an early lead and rolled past the short-handed Phoenix Suns 118-91 on Tuesday night.
Stillwater's Sara Scalia Looks Forward To Gopher FutureIt's hours in the gym, practice time that defines how much you want it, and what price you are willing to pay for success. That is how Stillwater High School’s Sara Scalia came to this game -- by learning to love the practice time.
Wolverines Edge Out Gophers 59-57Charles Matthews made a baseline floater at the buzzer to lift No. 5 Michigan to a 59-57 win over Minnesota on Tuesday night after the Golden Gophers scored 10 straight points to tie the game late.
CBS Sports Opens Its 2019 Golf CoverageCBS Sports is set to tee off its 2019 golf coverage, which includes the Masters, PGA Championship and 17 total PGA Tour events.
Phil Simms: Changing P.I. To Reviewable Play Would Cause More Problems Than FixesThe Inside the NFL analyst doesn't think the league needs to change the rules in the wake of the Saints-Rams game.
Coyle's 3rd-Period Goal Sends Wild Past Golden Knights 4-2Charlie Coyle scored his second game-winning goal of the season with 5:31 remaining to lift the Minnesota Wild past the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Monday.
NFL Championships Team Grades: Rams, Pats Advance To Super Bowl LIIIThe Rams beat the Saints, and the Patriots topped to Chiefs to set the stage for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.
New England Patriots Will Face Los Angeles Rams In Super Bowl LIIIAfter two nail-biting conference title games that went into overtime, the teams for Super Bowl LIII are set. The New England Patriots will take on the Los Angeles Rams in this year's championship game on February 3.
Rose Hits Last-Second, Timberwolves Beat Suns 116-114Derrick Rose hit an 18-footer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.

Vikings

Vikings Add Gary Kubiak As Assistant Head Coach, Offensive AdviserThe Minnesota Vikings have hired Gary Kubiak as an assistant head coach and offensive adviser, a big bump in experience for Mike Zimmer's turned-over staff.
'Another Minneapolis Miracle': Kyle Rudolph Celebrates Birth Of Baby BoyA year after the Minneapolis Miracle, Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is celebrating the birth of a little boy.
Priefer Won’t Return As Vikings Special Teams Coach; Heading To BrownsMike Priefer is reportedly out as the Minnesota Vikings special teams coach.
John Michels, Longtime Vikings Assistant Coach, Dies At 87John Michels, a College Football Hall of Famer whose 27 seasons as a Minnesota Vikings assistant coach included all four of their Super Bowl appearances, has died. He was 87.
Kevin Stefanski To Return As Vikings’ Offensive CoordinatorDespite being a finalist for an NFL head coaching position, Kevin Stefanski will return as the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings.
Adam Thielen Welcomes 2nd Son Into His Family Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen and his wife, Caitlin, are welcoming another boy into the world.
Fmr. Vikings G Steve Hutchinson Named HOF FinalistThe 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2019 has been announced, and it includes former Minnesota Vikings guard Steve Hutchinson.
U.S. Bank Stadium To Get $6M In Upgrades Over The OffseasonU.S. Bank Stadium is getting $6 million worth of upgrades now that the Vikings season is over.
'The Whole Team Didn't Show Up': Fans Sound Off On Vikings LossThe march to the post season for the Vikings and their dedicated fans went through the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday afternoon.
Pedal-Down Bears Keep Vikings Out Of Playoffs With 24-10 WinThe NFC North champion Chicago Bears refused to let up, riding Jordan Howard for 109 rushing yards and two touchdowns and that relentless defense for a 24-10 victory over Minnesota on Sunday that kept the rival Vikings out of the playoffs.
Vikings' Limbo Was Year's Best Football CelebrationHere are some other off-the-beaten track NFL honors to consider from 2018.
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.

Twins

Twins Will Retire Joe Mauer's Number 7 In JuneThere have previously been seven Minnesota Twins players whose numbers have been retired. Now the number "7" is joining that list.
Twins Announce 2019 Renovation Of Target Field's Gate 34The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday Target Field's Gate 34 will get a makeover for the 2019 baseball 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.
Twins To Retire Joe Mauer's No. 7 UniformThe honor will take place in a pre-game celebration on a date that is yet to be determined. Mauer is the ninth Twins player or manager who will have his number retired by the organization.
Twins Announce On-Sale Date For Home Opener TicketsThe Minnesota Twins announced tickets will go on sale for the 2019 Home Opener Dec. 18 at 10 a.m.
Schoop, Twins Agree To $7.5 Million, 1-Year ContractSecond baseman Jonathan Schoop and the Twins agreed to a $7.5 million, one-year contract on Thursday, another step in an offseason remake of Minnesota's infield.
TwinsFest Tickets To Go On Sale Thursday MorningThe Twins says that tickets to the baseball fan event will go on sale at 10 a.m. and cost $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. They can be purchased here.
2019 Twins Single Game Tickets On Sale TuesdayIt might be early December, but baseball season is, basically, right around the corner.
Twins, C.J. Cron Agree To $4.8M, 1-Year DealThe Minnesota Twins and first baseman C.J. Cron have agreed on a $4.8 million, one-year contract to avoid salary arbitration. Cron was claimed off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays this week after hitting a career-high 30 home runs with an .816 OPS.
Ehire Adrianza And Twins Agree To $1.3M, One-Year ContractInfielder Ehire Adrianza and the Minnesota Twins agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract, a raise of 300 thousand dollars Thursday, just before the contract deadline.
Twins Claim Slugging 1B CJ Cron Off Waivers From RaysC.J. Cron batted .253 with 28 doubles, 30 home runs, 74 RBIs and an .816 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in a career-best 2018 season for the Rays.
Twins Hire Bill Evers For Major League Coaching StaffThe Minnesota Twins have hired Bill Evers for the final opening on their coaching staff under new manager Rocco Baldelli.

Timberwolves

Towns, Timberwolves Rout Short-Handed Suns 118-91Karl-Anthony-Towns had 25 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves took an early lead and rolled past the short-handed Phoenix Suns 118-91 on Tuesday night.
Popovich Ties Riley For Road Wins; Spurs Beat Wolves 116-113Under coach Gregg Popovich, the San Antonio Spurs have been consistent winners. That includes when they go on the road — and anywhere they play the Minnesota Timberwolves.
76ers Score 83 In 1st Half, Roll Past Timberwolves By 42Jimmy Butler's final miserable months in Minnesota were blighted by trash talk toward his teammates and a sour demeanor that forced the Timberwolves to trade him.
Wolves' Wiggins Clarifies 'Gay' Comment On Opponent's BehaviorMinnesota forward Andrew Wiggins attempted to clarify comments Wednesday that he used the word gay to describe Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder's behavior during their game.
Ryan Saunders Wins 1st Game, Wolves Top Thunder 119-117Andrew Wiggins had a season-high 40 points and 10 rebounds, and the Timberwolves beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-117 on Tuesday night in Ryan Saunders' first game as Minnesota's interim coach.
Towns, Teague Help Wolves Recover In 120-103 Win Over MagicKarl-Anthony Towns had 29 points and 15 rebounds, and Jeff Teague added 23 points and 10 assists in his return to the Minnesota lineup in the Timberwolves' 120-103 comeback victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
Hayward Leads Celtics Past Timberwolves 115-102Gordon Hayward was off target on all six of his shots in Boston's previous game and then started with a pair of long misses on Wednesday night against Minnesota. Then it quickly turned around.
Towns Has Huge Night, Minnesota Tops Miami 113-104Karl-Anthony Towns scored 34 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, leading six Minnesota players in double figures as the Timberwolves defeated the Miami Heat 113-104 on Sunday night.
Rose Returns To Chicago, Leads T-Wolves Over Bulls 119-94Derrick Rose had 24 points and eight assists in just his second career game in the United Center against his former team, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
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.
Spurs Make Season-High 19 3-Pointers, Rout Wolves 124-98Bryn Forbes scored 22 points and the San Antonio Spurs set a season-high with 19 3-pointers in a 124-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Timberwolves Surprise 14 Children With Holiday Shopping SpreesOn Tuesday, players took them to the Roseville Target for a shopping spree.

Wild

Minnesota Wild Acquire Center Victor Rask, Send Nino Niederreiter To CarolinaCenter Victor Rask was sent to Minnesota from Carolina in an exchange for Nino Niederreiter on Thursday.
Zucker's Goal In Shootout Seals Wild's 3-2 Win Over KingsJason Zucker knew just what he wanted to do on his turn in the shootout. Zucker scored on that backhand in a shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
Rask Stops 24 Shots, Bruins Shut Out Wild 4-0Tuukka Rask was happy to share the credit after his first shutout of the season. The veteran goalie stopped 24 shots for his 250th career win as the Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Tuesday night.
'I Would Never Imagine This Happening': Wild's Matt Dumba Helps Give 12-Year-Old Girl Her Hockey DreamSocial media actually contributed something positive to the world Friday. A Minnesota Wild defenseman, and dozens of strangers, helped 12-year-old Forest Lake hockey player Kalei Forga reach her dream.
Zach Parise Breaks Tie, Wild Edge Maple Leafs 4-3With just one win in seven games the Minnesota Wild needed a lift. Zach Parise provided it.
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.
Program Gives Blind Hockey Players Chance To Get On The IceA program for blind hockey players is giving experienced and novice players a chance to get on the ice in Minnesota.
Rust Helps Penguins Top Wild 2-1Bryan Rust scored two goals to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Thursday night.
Sharks' Martin Jones Shuts Out Wild, 4-0Devan Dubnyk stopped 21 shots for Minnesota, which has lost seven of 10.
Niederreiter Scores Twice In Wild's 5-1 Victory Over PanthersNino Niederreiter scored twice, Ryan Suter had three assists and Devan Dubnyk finished with 30 saves as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Florida Panthers 5-1 on Thursday night.
Dumba Scores Twice, Wild Rout Canadiens 7-1Matt Dumba scored twice, Devan Dubnyk made 28 saves and the Minnesota Wild took out some recent frustrations on the Montreal Canadiens in a 7-1 victory Tuesday night.
Draisaitl, McDavid Help Oilers Overpower Wild For 7-2 WinLeon Draisaitl scored twice and Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists, leading the Edmonton Oilers to a 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.

Lynx

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.
Zimmer Impressed By Offensive Line In Vikings Preseason OpenerThe Minnesota Vikings offense couldn't have gotten off to a much better start Saturday night in their preseason opener.
Lindsay Whalen Retiring From WNBA After 2018 SeasonAfter 15 seasons of dominant play, Minnesota Lynx’s Lindsay Whalen is calling it quits.
Lynx G Robison Out After Ankle SurgeryMinnesota Lynx guard Danielle Robinson will be sidelined indefinitely after having left ankle surgery on Monday.

Gophers

Stillwater's Sara Scalia Looks Forward To Gopher FutureIt's hours in the gym, practice time that defines how much you want it, and what price you are willing to pay for success. That is how Stillwater High School’s Sara Scalia came to this game -- by learning to love the practice time.
Wolverines Edge Out Gophers 59-57Charles Matthews made a baseline floater at the buzzer to lift No. 5 Michigan to a 59-57 win over Minnesota on Tuesday night after the Golden Gophers scored 10 straight points to tie the game late.
Illinois Snaps 5-Game Skid, Routs Minnesota 95-68Ayo Dosunmu produced 23 points, Giorgi Bezhanishvili added 20 points and Illinois used one of its best first halves this season to defeat Minnesota 95-68 on Wednesday night and end a five-game skid.
Coffey Scores 29 As Gophers Top Rutgers 88-70Amir Coffey scored 29 points to lead a balanced scoring attack as Minnesota defeated Rutgers 88-70 on Saturday afternoon.
Gopher Women On Losing Streak After Spartans VictorySidney Cooks scores a career-high 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting and Michigan State never trailed in its 86-68 win over 18th-ranked Minnesota on Wednesday night.
Coffey Scores 21 To Lead Gophers Past No. 22 BadgersAmir Coffey scored 21 points and Minnesota put No. 22 Wisconsin in an early hole before holding off a furious late rally to win 59-52 on Thursday night.
Gopher Women's Basketball Takes On Wisconsin FridayThe game is also Lindsay Whalen's first Big Ten opener as head coach.
Minnesota Runs Past Georgia Tech 34-10 In Quick Lane BowlMohamed Ibrahim ran for career-high 224 yards and two touchdowns, leading Minnesota to a 34-10 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night in the Quick Lane Bowl.
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.
Murphy Double-Double Powers Minnesota Past NC A&T 86-67Jordan Murphy had 30 points and 16 rebounds, and Daniel Oturu added 20 points and 11 boards as the Minnesota Gophers hung on to beat North Carolina A&T 86-67 on Friday night.
Quick Lane Bowl Preview: Minnesota vs. Georgia TechIt will be Paul Johnson's final game as head coach of Georgia Tech. Can Minnesota spoil the send-off?
Minnesota Extends Fleck's Contract By 1 Year, Through 2023The Gophers went 6-6 this year for an invitation to the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit against Georgia Tech, after finishing 5-7 in 2017, Fleck's first season.

St. Thomas

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.
St. Thomas AD Fritz Retiring After 52 Years At SchoolUniversity of St. Thomas athletic director Steve Fritz has decided to retire in the spring, ending a 52-year affiliation with the school.
After Stellar Season, St. Thomas Soccer Believes They Can Be Even BetterIt's hard to have a much better season than the University of St. Thomas men's soccer team had last season.
Is The Dominance Of St. Thomas ‘Too Much’? Coach Says Team Can Do BetterSt. Thomas football coach Glenn Caruso was asked point-blank immediately following the Tommies 97-0 demolition of St. Olaf in their regular season finale on Saturday in Northfield: Is that too much?
Target Field Gets Ready For Tommie-Johnnie Football GameOn Saturday, Target Field will host the St. Thomas/St. John's football game.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Football Releases 2017 ScheduleThe 2017 season will be highlighted by the Tommies taking on rival St. John's at Target Field on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 1:10 p.m.
Tommies Blog: MIAC Teams Finish Seasons With NCAA Tournament RunsIt's been quite the winter season in the MIAC, with several teams making NCAA Tournament runs after either winning the league playoff title or receiving an at-large bid.
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.

HS Sports

Stillwater's Sara Scalia Looks Forward To Gopher FutureIt's hours in the gym, practice time that defines how much you want it, and what price you are willing to pay for success. That is how Stillwater High School’s Sara Scalia came to this game -- by learning to love the practice time.
Vannelli Brothers Reflect On Their STA Hockey LegacyTom and Greg Vannelli are connected by hockey, and by blood. They co-coached St Thomas Academy’s hockey team for years, but this season will be their last.
'You Were Like Rock Stars': South St. Paul's Dave Palmquist Looks Back At 25 Years Of Girls' HockeyMinnesota is celebrating a milestone this season in girls’ hockey. It's the 25th year -- the silver anniversary -- of the very first girls’ hockey season in this state.
Hockey With A Heart: Rival Teams Unite For Cancer FundraiserSt. Thomas Academy and Cretin-Derham Hall are used to battling it out on the ice, but the game was about much more than the scoreboard Tuesday night.
'I Would Never Imagine This Happening': Wild's Matt Dumba Helps Give 12-Year-Old Girl Her Hockey DreamSocial media actually contributed something positive to the world Friday. A Minnesota Wild defenseman, and dozens of strangers, helped 12-year-old Forest Lake hockey player Kalei Forga reach her dream.
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.
‘It’s A Way To Stay Around The Game’: Referees Tout Their Trade“We all grew up dreaming of becoming major league stars, whatever sport we played. Nobody dreams growing up of being an umpire or a referee. You wind up becoming one," said legendary umpire Tim Tschida.
Owatonna's Jason Williamson Selected AP Player Of The YearWilliamson, who will start his college career next season at Minnesota, helped lead the undefeated Huskies to their second consecutive Class 5A state championship last month.
Minnesota’s Brodzinski Hockey Dynasty Sees Final Son Wrap Up High School CareerCount the number of hours Mike Brodzinski has spent in rinks across the state, a guy could get downright sentimental thinking back on the ride his family's been on all these years, as he watches his youngest son, Bryce, play his senior season for Blaine High School. And it dawns on him, that this, is the final one.
Former Gopher Al Nolen Sets Sights On Becoming School PrincipalAl Nolen knows basketball, had a storied career, and through it gained an appreciation for education. He struggled a bit academically as a Gopher basketball player. Now he's working to become a vice principal, and teaching a class to help keep the kids at park center moving in the right direction.
Benilde's Michael LeBlanc, Who Skis Without Use Of Arms, Pushes For ‘Time Factoring’A high school Nordic skier with a disability is one step closer to being on a level playing field with his peers. Sophomore Michael LeBlanc skis for Benilde St. Margaret's. His disability prevents him from holding ski poles, but that hasn't stopped him -- nor his coaches -- from getting the recognition they feel he deserves.
Meet WCCO’s Coach Of The Year, And His Secret WeaponIn conjunction with the Minnesota Vikings and the NFL, WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Coach of the Year is Owatonna High School’s Jeff Williams. The award includes a trip to Orlando to represent the Vikings market in the Pro Bowl. Williams has been winning games for the Huskies for a long time, and he's got his eyes on back-to-back to state titles this week -- with the help of one dynamic running back.

FanSided

Minnesota Vikings 2019 NFL Draft Profile: Christian Wilkins - DTWith the possibility of losing Sheldon Richardson in free agency the Minnesota Vikings will need to look at defensive tackle early in the 2019 NFL Draft. Wilkins will be one of the hottest names at the position come draft day. Christian Wilkins has been one of the most dominating defensive tackles ...
5 breakout players for the Minnesota Vikings in 2018The 2018 season didn't go the way the Minnesota Vikings had envisioned. Although they missed the playoffs, there were still some bright spots. The Minnesota Vikings 2018 season ultimately was a disappointment. They were just one year removed from an NFC Championship berth, and expectations wer...
Minnesota Timberwolves: Player grades from blowout win over SunsThe Minnesota Timberwolves made easy work of the lowly Phoenix Suns for the second time in 48 hours on Tuesday night behind another big game from Karl-Anthony Towns. It's tough to beat the same team twice in consecutive games, so Minnesota Timberwolves fans would be excused if they watched Tue...
Anthony Barr tells New Orleans Saints fans to 'take your L'The Minnesota Vikings linebacker (for now) wasn't about to hear the request of Saints fans to restart the NFC Championship Game. The Minnesota Vikings weren’t anywhere near the NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. However, many Vikings ...
Minnesota Wild: Several scouts attend game against Vegas Golden KnightsThe Minnesota Wild's game with the Vegas Golden Knights is reported to have been attended by several scouts. Whether this news is related to a forthcoming trade for the Minnesota Wild is anyone's guess. Having already made a swap deal with Carolina for Victor Rask and one with Anaheim for...