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Joe Mauer Makes MLB Retirement OfficialSt. Paul native Joe Mauer is retiring after 15 seasons with the Minnesota Twins. He made it official at a news conference Monday morning at Target Field.
Minnesota Enters Women's AP Top 25Getting ranked so quickly wasn't on Lindsay Whalen's mind when she took over the head coaching job at Minnesota this season.
After Months Of Mediation, Tentative Settlement Reached In NHL Concussion LawsuitThe NHL and attorneys for retired players say a tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought against the league over head injuries.
Record-Setting Sunday In NFL Week 10Drew Brees, Larry Fitzgerald, and Frank Gore set new career marks in their respective games on Sunday afternoon.
NFL Team Grades Week 10: Rams, Saints Keep WinningThe Rams and Saints seem to own the NFC, while the AFC is a little more wide open. How did your NFL team grade out in Week 10?
Granlund Goal Lifts Wild Over Blues, 3-2Mikael Granlund scored his 10th goal of the season in the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild over the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Sunday.
Bears Beat Lions 34-22, Vikings NextThe Bears (6-3) had dropped nine of 10 against Detroit (3-6) and were seeking their first victory over a division opponent since Oct. 31, 2016, against Minnesota.
'No Quick Fixes': 68-Year-Old Triathlete Shares Story Of DeterminationTo be a triathlete is one thing. To not start training for such activities until you are 56 years old is another. Lindsay Nauren, now 68, is still training, still competing and still changing her life.
Minnesota Defense Shows In 41-10 Win Against PurdueMinnesota's maligned defense held Purdue to season-lows in yards and points, and Seth Green had a touchdown rushing and passing for the Gophers in a 41-10 win against the Boilermakers in the cold and snow on Saturday.

Vikings

Alan Page To Receive Presidential Medal Of FreedomPresident Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they include a former Minnesota Viking who served on the state's Supreme Court for 22 years, the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth.
Thielen, Diggs Help Vikings Stay On TrackAdam Thielen and Stefon Diggs are the only teammates currently in the top 10 in the league in catches, on pace for a combined 242.
Vikings Coin New Rally Cry, ‘Pounding The Beef’The Minnesota Vikings have coined a new rally phrase after getting the run game going last Sunday in a win over the Detroit Lions.
Vikings Claim Ameer Abdullah Off Waivers From DetroitThe Minnesota Vikings have claimed running back Ameer Abdullah off waivers from the Detroit Lions.
Danielle Hunter Named NFC Defensive Player Of the WeekDanielle Hunter was one part of a huge defensive game for the Vikings, who beat the Detroit Lions 24-9 on Sunday.
4 Takeaways: Vikings Beat Lions 24-9The Minnesota Vikings can go into their bye week feeling good about themselves after a 24-9 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Report: Former Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd To Sue Dr. James Andrews For $180 MillionThe former defensive tackle is suing the renowned doctor and several others for the handling of his 2016 knee surgery.
Vikings Enter Bye Week In Thick Of NFC North RaceThe Minnesota Vikings head into their bye week in the thick of a division title race, and finally looking much more like the contender we assumed they would be.
NFL Sack Leader Danielle Hunter 'Just Lets It Rip' For VikingsThe Jamaica-born Hunter, who settled in the Houston area with his family at age 8, was drafted by the Vikings in the third round out of LSU in 2015.
Vikings-Bears Nov. 18 Game At Soldier Field Flexed To Prime TimeThe NFL has moved the Vikings game at Chicago from Sunday afternoon to prime time on NBC on Nov. 18.
Vikings: Pro Bowl Fullback Bill 'Boom Boom' Brown Dies At 80Bill Brown, the Minnesota Vikings fullback who was a four-time Pro Bowl pick in 14 seasons in the NFL, has died. He was 80.
Vikings Get Franchise Record 10 Sacks In 24-9 Win Over LionsDanielle Hunter had 3 1/2 of Minnesota's franchise-record 10 sacks and a fourth-quarter fumble return for a touchdown, making for a miserable afternoon for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions in a 24-9 victory by the Vikings on Sunday.

Twins

Joe Mauer Makes MLB Retirement OfficialSt. Paul native Joe Mauer is retiring after 15 seasons with the Minnesota Twins. He made it official at a news conference Monday morning at Target Field.
Joe Mauer To Retire From Major League BaseballJoe Mauer is retiring from baseball, according to WCCO-TV's Mike Max. Mauer’s official announcement will come in the form of a full-page ad in the Star Tribune newspaper Sunday.
Twins Decline Options On Morrison, SantanaThe Minnesota Twins have declined 2019 options on contracts with starting pitcher Ervin Santana and designated hitter/first baseman Logan Morrison.
Thielen’s Cleats Honor Fellow Minnesotan Joe MauerAdam Thielen wore cleats honoring Twins legend, and fellow Minnesota-native, Joe Mauer.
Twins Announce Rocco Baldelli, 37, As Next ManagerThe Minnesota Twins have made an important new hire. Rocco Baldelli is the team's new manager. He is coming to Minnesota from the Tampa Bay, where he worked for the Rays. When Thad Levine and Derek Falvey were hired in November of 2016 to run the Twins front office, it was a matter of time before they would bring in their own "guy" to be their manager.
Eddie Rosario Voted Twins MVP For 2018Left fielder Eddie Rosario has won the Calvin R. Griffith Award for the most valuable player of the Minnesota Twins in 2018, after batting .288 with 57 extra-base hits in 138 games.
Sano Starting Critical Offseason Of Conditioning For TwinsMiguel Sano has begun a critical offseason in his so-far-frustrating career with the Minnesota Twins, who plan to keep close tabs on the slugging third baseman frequently waylaid by injuries.
Sano Won't Face Charges For Incident In Dominican RepublicMinnesota Twins player Miguel Sano will not face criminal charges in the Dominican Republic as a result of his involvement in a traffic incident that injured a police officer.
Twins Investigating Dominican Republic Incident Involving Miguel SanoThe Minnesota Twins say they are aware of an incident involving third baseman Miguel Sano in the Dominican Republic.
A Look Back At Joe Mauer's 15 Seasons With The TwinsJoe Mauer has been the face of the Twins organization for over a decade and now he faces the difficult decision about retirement.
Report: Molitor Not Staying With TwinsAccording to at least one report, Molitor wants another shot at either managing or being on a coaching staff. It wouldn’t involve staying with the Twins.
Twins Release Paul Molitor As ManagerIn the 2017 season, Molitor was named the American League Manager of the Year.

Timberwolves

It's Official: Jimmy Butler Trade To Philadelphia Is DoneJimmy Butler is in Philadelphia, and upon his arrival he immediately began talking about winning a championship.
Timberwolves Trade Jimmy Butler To 76ersThe Minnesota Timberwolves have traded Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to CBS Sports. The 29 year old, who is a four-time NBA All-Star, played six seasons for the Chicago Bulls before being traded to the Wolves last June for Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn.
Kings Come On Strong Late To Beat Timberwolves 121-110Kings coach Dave Joerger didn't like most of what he saw from his team in the first half against Minnesota. The second half was an entirely different story and had Joerger beaming afterward, even though Sacramento nearly blew a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter.
Lebron James, Lakers Beat Wolves 114-110LeBron James had 24 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, and Kyle Kuzma scored six of his 21 points in the final minutes of the Lakers' 114-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Timberwolves Lose To Clippers, Fall To 0-6 In Road GamesTobias Harris scored 22 points, Lou Williams added 20 and Los Angeles defeated Minnesota 120-109 Monday night, dropping the Timberwolves to 0-6 on the road this season.
Portland Runs Past Timberwolves, 111-81Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 23 points for Minnesota. It was his fourth straight game scoring 20 points or more.
Warriors Beat Timberwolves In 7th-Straight WinDraymond Green is playing the best coach Steve Kerr has ever seen, doing all the little things on both ends to spark his team. Stephen Curry's shot is on from everywhere, while Kevin Durant is his usual efficient, dominant self. The two-time defending NBA champions know they can be even better.
‘U Got The Look’: Timberwolves Unveil Team’s Prince-Inspired UniformsThe Minnesota Timberwolves have unveiled their Prince-inspired uniforms that honor the late musician’s legacy.
Derrick Rose Cries Tears Of Joy After Scoring Career-High 50 Points In Wolves Win Over JazzDerrick Rose scored a career-high 50 points, turning back the clock to his prime years and lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Utah Jazz 128-125 on Wednesday night. Rose was in tears after the game as he walked off the court serenaded by chants of "MVP! MVP!" from the home crowd. The 30-year-old point guard has been derailed by injuries since he was the 2011 NBA MVP. He had 34 points in the second half and 15 in a tightly contested fourth quarter as the Wolves held off the Jazz. His basket down low with 30 seconds remaining put Minnesota up for good, and he made two free throws with 13.8 seconds left to preserve a three-point lead.
Butler Shoots Timberwolves Past James, Lakers 124-120Jimmy Butler hit five of Minnesota's eight 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to finish with 32 points and help the Timberwolves hang on to beat LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers 124-120 on Monday night.
Leonard Scores 35, Timberwolves Fall To Raptors 112-105Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Derrick Rose had 16 and Taj Gibson 13 for Minnesota, which has yet to win back-to-back games this season.
Derrick Rose An Early X-Factor For TimberwolvesYou might not see MVP Derrick, as he was with the Chicago Bulls, but he can make a difference.

Wild

Granlund Goal Lifts Wild Over Blues, 3-2Mikael Granlund scored his 10th goal of the season in the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild over the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Sunday.
Wild Defeat Anaheim 5-1 For Fourth Win In Past 5 GamesLong road trips can be daunting for any team, yet the Minnesota Wild are making it look easy. The Wild, who are on a franchise-record, seven-game trek, got their fourth win in six stops, defeating the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on Friday night.
Parise Reaches 700 points, Wild Top Kings 3-1The Wild have scored a power-play goal in five of their past six games, going 7 for 23 since Oct. 27.
Former Wild Owner Bob Naegele Jr. Dies Of CancerThe man who brought joy back to Minnesota hockey fans passed away Thursday morning.
Founding Wild Owner Bob Naegele Jr. Dies Of Cancer At 78Bob Naegele Jr., the founding owner of the Minnesota Wild, has died of complications from cancer. He was 78.
Wild Fall At San Jose, 4-3Minnesota (8-4-2) had won seven of eight overall and was 12-6-2 over its previous 20 games against the Sharks.
Granlund Scores Late To Lift Wild Over Oilers 4-3Mikael Granlund scored with 5:48 left, Eric Staal had a goal and two assists, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Tuesday night. Grandlund sneaked a power-play goal past netminder Cam Talbot for his sixth of the season. The game had been tied at 3 since Staal scored on a power play late in the second period.
Pettersson Carries Canucks Over Wild, 5-2The victory snapped the Canucks' two-game losing streak and came on the heels of Vancouver's 5-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
Fehr, Brodin Get First Goals Of Season; Wild Beat Kings 4-1Fourth-liners Eric Fehr and Marcus Foligno teamed for an awkward goal early and played some tough defense late. Fehr and Jonas Brodin scored their first goals of the season, and the Minnesota Wild won their fourth straight by beating the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Thursday night.
Wild's Ryan Suter Suits Up For 1,000th NHL GameThe Minnesota Wild’s Ryan Suter will play in his 1,000th NHL game Thursday night at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center. He is at a much different place than when he entered the NHL.
Granlund Scores In OT, Wild Beat Lightning 5-4Mikael Granlund scored 3:43 into overtime and the Minnesota Wild beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Saturday night. Charlie Coyle, Marcus Foligno, Zach Parise and Jason Zucker all scored in regulation as the Wild rallied again in the third period. Alex Stalock made 27 saves for Minnesota, which has allowed the first goal in six straight games but is 4-1-1 in those contests.
Wild's Ryan Suter Scores Winning Goal Against StarsSuter sent the puck back in front, and it ricocheted in off Stars defenseman Marc Methot with 7:06 left.

Lynx

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.
Storm Take Down Lynx, 81-72Seattle maintained its two-game lead over second-place Atlanta and reduced its magic number for the top seed in the playoffs to one.
Lynx Clinch 8th Straight Playoff Spot With Moore Scoring 34Maya Moore scored 34 points, Sylvia Fowles broke her own franchise single-season rebounding record and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Las Vegas Aces 89-73 on Thursday night to clinch their eighth straight playoff spot.
Moore Scores 31, Lynx Beat Sky 85-64 To Snap 3-Game SkidMaya Moore scored 31 points to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 85-64 on Tuesday to end a three-game losing streak.

Gophers

Minnesota Enters Women's AP Top 25Getting ranked so quickly wasn't on Lindsay Whalen's mind when she took over the head coaching job at Minnesota this season.
Lindsay Whalen's Gophers Trounce New Hampshire 70-49 In Her Coaching DebutLindsay Whalen will take the court with her new team in the opener against New Hampshire, one of the most-anticipated debuts in women's college basketball this year. Three months after announcing her retirement from the WNBA, Whalen has begun her full-time focus on the program she once helped build.
Eagan Volleyball Ace Ellie Husemann Going To The GophersEagan's volleyball team has won three of the last five state titles. The Wildcats will play in their sixth-straight state championship game Friday, a run that is simply remarkable. And one player has been in the program for them all, and her time in the spotlight is only beginning.
Lindsay Whalen Ready For Coaching Debut With GophersLindsay Whalen will be making her coaching debut Friday night, leading the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team in its season opener at Williams Arena.
UMN’s Former Ticketing Director Charged In Ticket Fraud SchemeThe former head of sports ticket sales at the University of Minnesota has been charged in a ticket fraud scheme.
Coffey Leads Balanced Gophers Past Omaha, 104-76Amir Coffey scored 18 points in 24 minutes as the Gophers opened the season with a 104-76 win over Nebraska-Omaha.
Fleck Looks For Defensive Improvement After Firing CoordinatorAfter watching long gain after long gain by Illinois last weekend, Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck knew a change had to be made to his defense.
Gophers Rashod Bateman Earns Big Ten Weekly HonorRashod Bateman finished with seven catches for 175 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday’s 55-31 loss at Illinois.
Gophers PJ Fleck Fires Defensive Coordinator Robb SmithUniversity of Minnesota football coach PJ Fleck announced Sunday night that defensive coordinator Robb Smith has been relieved of his duties.
Gophers’ Eric Curry Out 4-6 Weeks After Knee SurgeryGophers sophomore forward Eric Curry will miss four to six weeks after having left knee surgery, coach Richard Pitino said Monday.
Gopher Women Picked 3rd In Big Ten Preseason Media PollThe Minnesota women's basketball team under first-year coach Lindsay Whalen is picked third in the media's Big Ten preseason rankings.
Gophers' Annexstad Hospitalized For Mid-Section Injury In NebraskaMinnesota quarterback Zack Annexstad was treated and released from a Lincoln hospital after getting injured in the first half of the Gophers' game against Nebraska on Saturday. A Minnesota spokesman said Annexstad was on the team airplane for the return trip to Minneapolis. No other details were available.

St. Thomas

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.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Dominates Coe, Oshkosh Awaits In QuarterfinalsThe St. Thomas football team, ranked No. 3 in the country, appears to be peaking at the right time.

HS Sports

Minnesota Prep Basketball Academy Strives To Make Better Student AthletesA prep school that focuses on basketball is a concept that’s new to Minnesota. You go to class and you work out three times a day and you play a national schedule. The roster features Minnesota kids and kids from all over the country.
Eagan Volleyball Ace Ellie Husemann Going To The GophersEagan's volleyball team has won three of the last five state titles. The Wildcats will play in their sixth-straight state championship game Friday, a run that is simply remarkable. And one player has been in the program for them all, and her time in the spotlight is only beginning.
Famed Assistant To Coaches Now One HimselfAfter a long career that covered most of the United States, he moved back to Maple Grove and found a job ... as a high school coach.
Apple Valley Student Runs For Clean Water In Africa"I'm in a position where I can give back," Maq Collins said. "So why not do that?"
Minnesota Prep Player Apologizes For 12th-Player TackleA Minnesota high school football captain has apologized after running from the sidelines to tackle an opponent racing for the goal line.
Elk River’s Spectrum High Is Playing Spectacular FootballSpectrum High School is a charter school started 12 years ago in Elk River. The idea was to make it demanding academically to promote a college future. What has evolved is an unbeaten football team putting up staggering numbers in the process.
The Instantly Legendary 80-70 Football Game Between Elk River & BuffaloHere's a look at one of the wildest shootouts ever in Minnesota high school football history!
Edina Offensive Lineman Quinn Carroll Heading To Notre DameQuinn Carroll’s size and abilities have help propel Edina's football team -- and he's caught the attention of many major colleges.
High School Fishing Teams On The Rise In The Land Of 10,000 Lakes126 qualifiers will take a shot this week in a sport that makes perfect sense for Minnesota.
Irondale’s Aden Price: Wide Receiver, State Fair Hot Dog SlingerAden Price is paying the price, as an athlete and a worker at the Minnesota State Fair.
Meet Evan Hull, Minnesota’s Best H.S. Running BackEvan Hull ran for 387 yards and four touchdowns in Maple Grove High School’s season opener Thursday night.
DeLaSalle’s Tyrell Terry Soaks Up Pro-Am ExperienceTyrell Terry is playing against much older players, and trying to prove he belongs.

FanSided

Minnesota Twins 2018 positional recap and 2019 predicitons, part 6: OutfieldJoin us for part 6 of a series recapping the 2018 Minnesota Twins season position by position as we examine the past, present, and future of the outfield. If you've missed any previous episode recapping the Minnesota Twins' season and predicting 2019, here are some links where you can g...
Minnesota Timberwolves: What position should Wolves target next?Now that Jimmy Butler is gone, what other positions should the Minnesota Timberwolves look to shore-up via the trade market? The Minnesota Timberwolves pulled off a blockbuster trade this past weekend, sending Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton to the Sixers for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Ba...
Minnesota Wild: Joel Eriksson Ek follows Nino's leadJoel Eriksson Ek scored his first goal of the season on Sunday afternoon, becoming the last of the Minnesota Wild top forwards to record a goal this year. With Nino Niederreiterrecording hisfirst goal in 27 gameson Thursday in Los Angeles, Joel Eriksson Ek became the longest scoring drought among M...
6 Vikings storylines to watch in the second half of the seasonThe first half didn't go as exactly as planned for the Minnesota Vikings, but they'll have time to make amends in the second half. The first half for the Minnesota Vikings was not what many had envisioned. With high expectations of a potential Super Bowl run, the Vikings stumbled out of t...
Minnesota Wild: Is Joel Eriksson Ek the player we hoped after game 100?When the Minnesota Wild drafted Joel Eriksson Ek in the first round (20th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, they obviously had high hopes for the young Swede. After playing his 100th NHL game recently, we look at the player he now is. Going into the draft, the Minnesota Wild obviously had targe...