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Saros' Shutout Lifts Predators Over Wild 1-0Minnesota is 2-7-1 in its last 10 games and 2-8-4 in its last 14 home games. The Wild, who remain two points out of the last playoff spot in the West with five games to play, have scored just four goals in their last four games.
Flashback: The 1st Intercollegiate Basketball Game Was Played At HamlineBack then, there were no three-pointers. Each bucket counted for a single point. Players weren't allowed to dribble, but rather just pivot and pass.
Spruced Up: Twins Try Juniper Plants For CF BackdropAfter this particularly harsh winter in the north, Minnesota's ballpark has been fully activated for spring.
Minnesota Teams Sweep Top 3 Spots In Men's NCAA Hockey TournamentOn Sunday, the bracket for the NCAA men's hockey tournament was released and the top three spots belong to Minnesota teams.
Tournament Buzz: Oregon's Kenny Wooten A Human Highlight ReelThe Oregon sophomore stood out during the first weekend of play in the NCAA Tournament.
Wisconsin Wins 5th NCAA Women's Hockey TitleSenior captains Sophia Shaver and Annie Pankowski each scored, and Wisconsin won its fifth NCAA women's hockey championship with a 2-0 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
'Bittersweet': Minnesota Fans React To NCAA Tournament LossIn the Twin Cities, Golden Gopher fans are reeling after Saturday's loss to Michigan State, but they say they are still proud of all the team has accomplished.
Towns Has 33 Points, 23 Boards To Lift Wolves Over MemphisKarl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 23 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-99 on Saturday night to end a five-game slide.
Spartans Rout Gophers, Return To Sweet 16 1st Time Since '15Minnesota (23-14) had played its best game of the season in beating Louisville in the first round, but it struggled shooting early and was hamstrung by the absence of forward Jordan Murphy. The Gophers' No. 1 all-time rebounder and No. 2 scorer spent most of the first half behind the bench stretching his tight back.

Vikings

Still Seeking Stability At Kicker Position, Vikings Bring Back Dan BaileyThe Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on a new contract with kicker Dan Bailey, the ninth-year veteran who was signed last season to replace struggling rookie Daniel Carlson.
Vikings Sign G Josh Kline For Thin Offensive LineThe Minnesota Vikings have signed former Tennessee right guard Josh Kline for their thin offensive line.
Vikings' Roc Thomas Slated To Make 1st Court Appearance For Drug ChargesA Vikings player is expected to make his first court appearance Monday for drug possession charges.
Report: Vikings Getting Calls From Teams Interested In Trading For CB WaynesThe Minnesota Vikings are getting calls from teams interested in trading for cornerback Trae Waynes.
Vikings Agree To Deal With Barr, StephenThe Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they have officially agreed to terms with linebacker Anthony Barr after he went back and forth with the organization early this week.
Report: Vikings Lose Sheldon Richardson To Free Agency; Anthony Barr To Stick With VikingsMinnesota Vikings’ Sheldon Richardson is leaving town while Anthony Barr has changed his mind and is staying with the Vikings, according to reports.
Vikings' Roc Thomas Charged With Drug PossessionOfficers were dispatched to an apartment in Mendota Heights on January 16 at about 2:30 p.m. Some residents had complained about the smell of marijuana.
Spielman: Vikings Pick Up 2020 Option On Mike Zimmer's ContractThe Minnesota Vikings have exercised their option on coach Mike Zimmer's contract for 2020.
Vikings Fill Out Staff, Hire Maalouf To Special TeamsThe Minnesota Vikings have completed their coaching staff for 2019, hiring Marwan Maalouf as special teams coordinator and Rick Dennison as offensive line coach.
'I'm One Lucky Guy': Fmr. Viking Cordarrelle Patterson Talks About Playing With Tom BradyCordarrelle Patterson turned heads early in his career with the Minnesota Vikings. He was big, athletic and fast. He was a Pro Bowl returner his rookie season.
Reality Check: The Value Of The VikesWe don't have to tell you the Minnesota Vikings are not in the Super Bowl this year, but they don't need to be in the big game to be one of the most lucrative sports franchises in the country.
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.

Twins

Justin Morneau, WWII Vets To Help Twins Launch 2019 SeasonSinging the national anthem will be Har Mar Superstar, whose tongue-in-cheek R&B music has earned him national attention.
With 30+ Years, The Ballpark May Be MN's Longest-Running Sports Memorabilia StoreThe inspiration began after the Twins inspired an entire state by winning their first World Series in 1987. Shortly after that historic victory, Calvin Havercamp found himself in a baseball card shop.
Target Field Offers 'Family-Friendly' Food Prices For 2019 SeasonOfficials at Target Field announced Wednesday the stadium will offer "family-friendly" prices for some concessions during the Twins' 2019 season.
Twins Trade Zack Granite To RangersThe Texas Rangers acquired outfielder Zack Granite from Minnesota for right-hander Xavier Moore and $50,000, and the Twins dealt Moore to the Baltimore Orioles for $750,000 in 2019-20 international signing bonus pool allocation.
Marwin Gonzalez Finalizes $21M, 2-Year Deal With TwinsVersatile free agent Marwin Gonzalez is officially a Minnesota Twin.
Michael Pineda Hopes To Return To Twins After 1½-Season LayoffThe 30-year-old right-hander hasn't pitched in the major leagues since July 5, 2017.
AP Source: Twins Reach 5-Year Deals With Max Kepler, Jorge PolancoTwo people with direct knowledge of the deals tell The Associated Press that the Minnesota Twins have agreed to five-year contracts with right fielder Max Kepler and shortstop Jorge Polanco.
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.

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.
Nuggets Dismantle Timberwolves 133-107Mason Plumlee was completely surrounded under the basket when he tossed a no-look pass over his head to teammate Nikola Jokic for an easy score.
Drummond Has 31 And 15 As Surging Pistons Top TimberwolvesAndre Drummond had 31 points and 15 rebounds as the surging Detroit Pistons beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 131-114 on Wednesday night.
Towns Scores 41 As Timberwolves Top Thunder 131-120Karl-Anthony Towns had 41 points and 14 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves spoiled Paul George's return to the Oklahoma City lineup with a 131-120 win over the Thunder on Tuesday night.
Bogdanovic Has Season-High 35 Points, Pacers Top WolvesThe short-handed Indiana Pacers overcame the absence of two keys players — and Minnesota star Karl-Anthony Towns' fast start.
Young, Collins Power Hawks Past Timberwolves, 131-123 In OTTrae Young and John Collins showed a glimpse of the Atlanta Hawks' long-range plan. In the process, they helped make it more difficult for Minnesota to realize its playoff dream this year.
Ervin Santana Joins White Sox On Minor League DealThe Chicago White Sox have finalized minor league deals with right-hander Ervin Santana and outfielder Preston Tucker.
Wolves Overcome Towns' First Absence, Beat Knicks 115-104Taj Gibson didn't know when he drove by an accident back in Minnesota that Karl-Anthony Towns had been involved.
Towns Out With Concussion For 1st Missed Game Of His CareerMinnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is in concussion protocol after a car accident and is missing a game for the first time in his career.
T-Wolves Overcome Harden's 42 To Top Houston 121-111James Harden was Josh Okogie's responsibility for much of Wednesday night. Even though Harden piled up 42 points, Okogie's teammates were full of praise for the Nigerian rookie.
Untraded Davis Scores 32, Pelicans Beat Wolves, 122-117Anthony Davis didn't need long to win back the crowd after being booed during his pregame introduction and the first few chances he had to handle the ball.

Wild

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.
Ducks Hand Wild Their 5th-Straight LossThe Wild have been shut out in consecutive games for the first time all season and haven't scored in the last 156 minutes.
Minnesota Wild Hosts Esports Tournament At Mall Of AmericaWhile tournament players took on each other, Minnesota Wild players faced off with fans, comparing similarities between hockey on the ice and hockey on the screen.
Nico Hischier Scores In OT As Devils Rally To Beat Wild 5-4Cory Schneider got his first win in nearly 14 months when Nico Hischier scored 3:19 into overtime, lifting the New Jersey Devils to a wild 5-4 victory over the slumping Minnesota Wild.

Lynx

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.
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.

Gophers

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.
Michigan Pounds Minnesota Gophers, 76-49The third-seeded Wolverines (28-5) took control with a big run in the first half and put the game away in the second.
Murphy, Coffey Lead Gophers Over No. 13 Boilermakers 75-73Jordan Murphy scored 27 points, Amir Coffey added 21 points and Minnesota beat No. 13 Purdue 75-73 on Friday night to advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.
Gophers Seek A Spot In The Big Dance With Penn State MatchMany "braketologists" predict the Gophers will be in the tournament, with a possible 10 seed, if they win this game.
Cowan Scores 21 As No. 24 Terrapins Beat Gopher Men 69-60Anthony Cowan scored 21 points, Jalen Smith had 19 points and 11 rebounds and No. 24 Maryland beat Minnesota 69-60 on Friday night to end the regular season in feel-good fashion following a two-game skid
Tenth-Seeded Hoosiers Women Defeat 7th-Seeded GophersAli Patberg scored 20 points, Brenna Wise added 19 and 10th-seeded Indiana beat No. 7 seed Minnesota 66-58 in a Big Ten tournament second-round game on Thursday.

HS Sports

With Memory Of Teammate Jacob Quam, Henning Wins Class A Boys Basketball TitleThe team had Jacob Quam's jersey with them on Saturday when they beat North Woods, 67-42, to win the state title.
Ada-Borup Coach Finally Gets Team Back To State Tournament With Son AboardTrevor Stewart was the coach at Ada-Borup when they last made the state tournament in 2009, and been trying to get them back ever since. What finally helped them break through was his own son.
Memory Of Jacob Quam Fuels Henning Hornets As They Head To State Basketball TournamentCoaches will say it's all about the journey, not the destination. But in a way, the Henning High School boys basketball team feels destined to be in Minneapolis.
'I'm Still In Shock': Edina H.S. Hockey Player Hopes His Success Story Inspires OthersIf you spent any time on Twitter Sunday, you already know this next story: Edina forward Kevin Delaney played a pivotal role last weekend when Edina won the state title in boys’ hockey.
'Our Pride And Joy': Red Lake Fans Travel Hours To Cheer Team At State B-Ball TourneyState tournaments bring pride to communities up in Red Lake. And when the girls’ basketball team made it this week, it seemed like most of their hometown fans made the trip.
Robbinsdale's Onsum Brothers: Leaders In Minnesota Adaptive SportsThey lead one of the most successful high school sports teams in Minnesota. They're also brothers. And as they get ready to chase another state title next weekend, David McCoy tells us about the special bond between Steve and Marcus Onsum.
Scion Of Minnesota Basketball Royalty Leads East Ridge BoysThe East Ridge Boys basketball team started strong this season -- and it looks like they are finishing strong.
Announcer Pulled After Making ‘Lynching’ Comment During Boys Hockey TourneyChannel 45 pulled play-by-play announcer Doug McLeod mid-game after he made a comment about “lynching ropes” during the Minnesota Boys’ State Hockey Tournament Thursday.
After 15-Year State Hockey Tournament Absence, Greenway Boys Return To Beat Delano 6-4 In 1st RoundEveryone loves an underdog, and there was a lot of love for one team playing Wednesday night in St. Paul.
Sibling Swimming Rivalry: Sauk Rapids-Rice's Grabinski Brothers Face Off In FinalsBrothers Jack and Elijah Grabinski from Sauk Rapids-Rice will battle each other in the state swimming finals Saturday.
North Star Vets Helping Bring Back Hockey Glory To RichfieldA pair of former Minnesota North Stars are teaming up with a Richfield Middle School English teacher to get kids out on the ice again.
Tyrell Terry & Jamison Battle, DeLaSalle's Dynamic Duo, Aim For 1 Last State TitleDeLaSalle's Tyrell Terry and Jamison Battle are two of the top seniors in Minnesota, and both in the top 10 for Mr. Basketball.

FanSided

Minnesota Timberwolves: Wolves must rebuild to keep Towns in MinnesotaAfter one of the most up-and-down seasons in franchise history, the future of the Minnesota Timberwolves rests on how long Karl-Anthony Towns is willing to stay. Karl-Anthony Towns is on an absolute tear down the stretch this season. His team, however, is not. Since the All-Star break,Towns i...
Minnesota Vikings: Top 10 backup running backs of all-timeSome great running backs have played for the Minnesota Vikings and several of them found success as a backup. Here are thetop 10 backup rushers of all time! The Minnesota Vikings lost a valuable piece to their offense when running back Latavius Murray signed with the New Orleans Saints, the first o...
Jets admit they are still disappointed with Vikings LB Anthony BarrThe CEO of the New York Jets recently commented on Anthony Barr's decision not to sign with them and return to the Minnesota Vikings this year. Two weeks ago, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr made headlines with his shocking decision to stay with the team after previously giving a ver...
Minnesota Timberwolves: Wolves don't need another mid-first-round pickHopes of a playoff appearance are gone for the Minnesota Timberwolves. With the focus shifting towards the offseason, let's talk about draft picks. Despite another playoffs miss, the Minnesota Timberwolves have an impressive roster that was unfortunately marred by injury throughout the season....
Could the Patriots be interested in trading for Kyle Rudolph?Following the retirement of Rob Gronkowski, could the New England Patriots be interested in trading for the veteran Minnesota Vikings tight end? During the 2019 offseason, the Minnesota Vikings have not been as active in free agency as some of their fans probably would have liked. But there’s...