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Lawmaker Wants Taxes Axed For Minnesota Olympic Medal WinnersRepublican Rep. Pat Garofalo said Wednesday he'd introduce a bill next year to exempt Rio's medal winners from state taxes.
Timberwolves' Towns To Be Face Of NBA 2K17 Mobile AppMinnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been tabbed to be the face of 2K's mobile companion application to NBA 2K17 video game.
On The Rise: Brett Stegmaier, Road Warrior Stays On TourFrom mini-tours to the Web.com Tour to the PGA Tour, Brett Stegmaier has logged many miles chasing his pro golf dreams.
Gibson's Wild Pitches Help Tigers Beat Twins 8-3Cameron Maybin drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning, to spark the Detroit Tigers over the Minnesota Twins 8-3 on Tuesday night.
Zimmer Mum On Bridgewater, Peterson Playing SundayThe intrigue at practice Tuesday was quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's ability to throw and Mike Zimmer's ability to talk about it.
Fmr. Gopher Star Jacobson Charged With Felonies For Home SaleWCCO Radio has learned that Sam Jacobson, the former Gopher basketball star who went on to a brief NBA career, is charged with two felony counts of theft in Dakota County for a home sale in 2011.
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.
Leaderboard: Career Workshop On The PGA TourSi Woo Kim's Wyndham win was a step up for the young South Korean, but the PGA Tour's last regular event offered golfers many opportunities.
Kidnapping Trial Delayed For Man Charged With Death Of Peterson's SonA kidnapping trial has been delayed for the man serving life in prison without parole for killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota.
Lynx Return Home After Winning Gold In RioThe Minnesota Lynx have won three WNBA titles and now some of their players can add a gold medal to their resume.
Keidel: Are NFL Players Guilty Until Proven Innocent?The NFL threatened to suspend four players for not cooperating in PED investigation based on a retracted story.
Lighter, Healthier Leidner Looks Toward Better 2016Other than Joe Mauer, there might not be another athlete in this town more polarizing than Leidner, whose inconsistent play as the Gophers starting quarterback the last couple years has, at times, had fans pulling their hair out.

Twins

Gibson's Wild Pitches Help Tigers Beat Twins 8-3Cameron Maybin drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning, to spark the Detroit Tigers over the Minnesota Twins 8-3 on Tuesday night.
Twins Can't Solve Duffy In 2-1 Loss, Get Swept By RoyalsDanny Duffy won his 10th straight decision, Eric Hosmer doubled in the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Sunday for their eighth consecutive win.
Royals Stomp Twins 10-0Alex Gordon hit two home runs and a double, Ian Kennedy pitched eight sharp innings and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to seven games, beating the Minnesota Twins 10-0 Saturday night.
Twins' Bullpen Depleted In Extra-Inning Loss To RoyalsMinnesota manager Paul Molitor is hoping left-hander Hector Santiago, his Saturday starter, will be able to pitch deep into the game.
Gordon's Grand Slam Leads Royals Past Twins 8-1Alex Gordon hit a grand slam, Dillon Gee pitched seven strong innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 8-1 on Thursday night.
Twins Beat Braves 10-3 For Series SweepKyle Gibson pitched his first nine-inning complete game and the Minnesota Twins overcame two hits from hyped prospect Dansby Swanson in his big league debut to beat the Atlanta Braves 10-3 on Wednesday night.
In League-Worst Matchup, Santana Leads Twins To 4-2 Win Over BravesErvin Santana scattered four hits over seven scoreless innings, Joe Mauer homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Royals Pound Santiago, Twins 11-4Paulo Orlando hit a three-run homer off starter Hector Santiago (10-7) in the fourth, capping a six-run inning.
Dozier, Duffey Lead Twins Past RoyalsBrian Dozier hit his 25th home run of the season and the 100th of his career, leading Tyler Duffey and the Minnesota Twins over the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night and ending a four-game losing streak.
1-On-1 With Twins' Max KeplerBorn in Germany to ballet dancers, Max Kepler is now making his own name in a big way in Major League Baseball.
Twins Call Up O'Rourke, Designate AlbersThe Minnesota Twins have called up Ryan O’Rourke and designated Andrew Albers for release or assignment.
Sano Homers But Twins Fall To Royals 7-3Miguel Sano homered for the fifth time in the last seven games and Brian Dozier hit a two-run shot.

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.
Wild Seek Scoring Forward (Again) This OffseasonThe Minnesota Wild have entered yet another summer with scoring on top of their wish list.

Timberwolves

Timberwolves' Towns To Be Face Of NBA 2K17 Mobile AppMinnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been tabbed to be the face of 2K's mobile companion application to NBA 2K17 video game.
Ricky Rubio Looking Forward To Working With Rookie Kris DunnRicky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after the Wolves selected Providence's Kris Dunn, another point guard, with the fifth overall pick in the June draft.
Timberwolves Single-Game Preseason, Home Opener Tickets On Sale ThursdayIf you're looking to watch the Minnesota Timberwolves in either the preseason or by attending the home opener, Thursday is your day.
Timberwolves Rookie Kris Dunn's First Big Purchase Was A House For His BrotherWith the means to do so being the beneficiary of a Top 5 NBA draft pick's contract, he's paid his brother back in spades.
Timberwolves Get 19 National TV Games For 2016-17 SeasonThe NBA schedule was releases on Thursday, and the Minnesota Timberwolves will have 19 appearances on national television.
Wolves To Play 2 Games At Target Center In PreseasonThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced their 2016 preseason schedule Monday, with two opportunities for fans to see the team at Target Center.
6 Minnesota Athletes Who Retired YoungHere are six Minnesota athletes who retired either far too young or with plenty left to play for.
Casson's Journey To Timberwolves CEO Began With A Cold CallIn the winter of 1998, Ethan Casson started calling professional franchise after professional franchise, begging them to get his foot in the door in any capacity.
Wolves Announce Signing Of Jordan HillThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday that the team has signed free agent forward/center Jordan Hill.
Timberwolves Lose Summer League Final On OT Buzzer BeaterDenzel Valentine put a thrilling finish on the NBA Summer League.
Tyus Jones Named NBA Summer League MVPAhead of playing for the NBA Summer League title Monday night, Tyus Jones was named the MVP of the league.
Timberwolves Beat Suns 93-83, Move To Summer League FinalsTyus Jones fought through an injured left wrist and thumb to lead Minnesota to the final of the tournament with 29 points, six assists and three rebounds.

Vikings

Zimmer Mum On Bridgewater, Peterson Playing SundayThe intrigue at practice Tuesday was quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's ability to throw and Mike Zimmer's ability to talk about it.
Kidnapping Trial Delayed For Man Charged With Death Of Peterson's SonA kidnapping trial has been delayed for the man serving life in prison without parole for killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota.
The Final Countdown: Peterson Eyes Passing All-Time GreatsBarring an unforeseen injury or a surprising lack of productivity, this is about to be a milestone season for Adrian Peterson --- and not just because it's his 10th year in the league.
What Can Danielle Hunter Do For An Encore?When the Vikings drafted Danielle Hunter in the third round last year, they saw a physical specimen of an athlete with great strength and speed -- but not great technique.
Zimmer: 'No Concern' About BridgewaterMinnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he has "no concern" about quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, after holding him out of the second preseason game as an injury precaution.
In Year 2, Eric Kendricks Improving Speed, TenacityEric Kendricks knows this season is important because his position is important.
Pros To Joes: Elite Athlete Training For Regular FolksTight end Kyle Rudolph's two most productive seasons for the Minnesota Vikings were those in which he played every game.
Late Interception Sets Up Vikings For 18-11 Win Over SeahawksAfter a difficult personal stretch, Marcus Sherels again celebrated an accomplishment on the field.
Trae Waynes Among Vikings Players To Watch At SeattleTrae Waynes will likely play a lot Thursday, and the Vikings are eager to see him take that next step.
Camp With Vikings A 'Dream Come True' For Duluth Native C.J. HamPart of the fun of Minnesota Vikings Training Camp is keeping an eye on the most recent locals to get a look. C.J. Ham fits the bill.
'Skol Dog' Among 10 Craziest New NFL FoodsFor some, going to a live sporting event has nothing to do with the game itself. Instead, the draw is the food.
Vikings Want More Interceptions From Xavier RhodesXavier Rhodes is a solid cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings, but he has registered just two career interceptions.

Lynx

Lynx Return Home After Winning Gold In RioThe Minnesota Lynx have won three WNBA titles and now some of their players can add a gold medal to their resume.
Lynx Olympians Returning To Minneapolis Monday NightFresh off winning the Olympic gold medal at the Summer Olympics, the four Minnesota Lynx players are returning home Monday night.
Lynx's Augustus Proud Of WNBA Player ActivismSeimone Augustus grew up in Louisiana, not far from where Alton Sterling was shot this month. She knows that could have easily been someone she knew.
WNBA President On Rescinding Fines: 'We Needed To Move Forward'WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union.
WNBA Drops Fines For Teams That Wore Black Warmup ShirtsThe WNBA is withdrawing its fines for teams and players that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before games.
Lynx Extend Win Streak To 6 With Victory Over StormMaya Moore scored 21 points, Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 79-72 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
Lynx Set For Month-Long Olympic BreakThe Minnesota Lynx have a home game Friday night against the Seattle Storm. It is a big one, because it is their final game before the Olympic break.
Lynx To Play 2017 Home Games At Xcel Energy CenterLynx officials announced Thursday that their 2017 home games will be played at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
3 WNBA Teams Fined Over Black Shirts After ShootingsThe WNBA has fined the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever and their players for wearing black warm up shirts.
Augustus, Brunson Lead Lynx Past Dream 83-65Seimone Augustus scored 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Rebekkah Brunson had 13 points and 12 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 83-65 and win their fifth straight game.
Augustus' OT Jumper Pushes Lynx Past Dallas 98-97Seimone Augustus hit a fade-away jumper in the paint with 15.3 seconds left in overtime to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 98-97 on Sunday night.
Police Back At Lynx Game After Walkout Over Black Lives MatterThe head of the Minneapolis police union says that officers will return to provide security at the Minnesota Lynx's Friday night game.

Gophers

Fmr. Gopher Star Jacobson Charged With Felonies For Home SaleWCCO Radio has learned that Sam Jacobson, the former Gopher basketball star who went on to a brief NBA career, is charged with two felony counts of theft in Dakota County for a home sale in 2011.
Lighter, Healthier Leidner Looks Toward Better 2016Other than Joe Mauer, there might not be another athlete in this town more polarizing than Leidner, whose inconsistent play as the Gophers starting quarterback the last couple years has, at times, had fans pulling their hair out.
Gophers LB Coach Mike Sherels Released From HospitalUniversity of Minnesota football coach Tracy Claeys said Sunday that linebackers coach Mike Sherels has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home after multiple surgeries.
Gophers Make Keith Jordan Acting LB Coach For Ill SherelsMinnesota has named Keith Jordan the acting linebackers coach as Mike Sherels recovers from multiple surgeries for an undisclosed medical condition.
One Big Change For Gophers: Bigger, Meaner Offensive LineTracy Claeys has one big target for change with Gophers football: The offensive line needed to be restored as a power.
Gophers' Brandon Lingen Hoping To Be U's Next Star Tight EndWayzata native Brandon Lingen is hoping to be the next star tight end for the Gophers.
4 Reasons The Gophers Can Win The Big Ten WestIt seems like a recycled statement locally, but it's a big year for the University of Minnesota football program.
Gophers LB Coach Sherels Hospitalized With 'Unexpected Surgery'University of Minnesota linebackers coach Mike Sherels was hospitalized on Tuesday for an unexpected surgery, team officials said Wednesday.
Gophers To Face Florida State Nov. 28 In ACC/Big Ten ChallengeThe University of Minnesota men's basketball team will travel to Florida State in late November for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Ex-Gophers QB Nelson Embraces New Start At East CarolinaQuarterback Philip Nelson is out to make the most of his chance at East Carolina.
Gophers Have Full Faith In 5th Year QB Mitch LeidnerMitch Leidner has returned to lead the Minnesota huddle with a finally healthy left foot. He's bringing 35 games of experience with him.
2016 Big Ten West Preview: Can The Gophers Contend?Kirk Ferentz's group surprised many last season as they ran off an undefeated regular season before losing their last two. Can they win the West once again?

St. Thomas

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.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Seeks 9th Playoff Title In 11 YearsThe St. Thomas men's basketball team enters the MIAC Playoffs Friday night all but guaranteed a spot in the postseason, regardless of how its own tournament goes. The Tommies won their 11th straight regular season title this year. They've won eight of the past 10 titles in the MIAC Playoffs.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Announces 2016 Football ScheduleThe St. Thomas football program, coming off its second national title game appearance in four years, released its 2016 football schedule late last week. They'll be on the road to start the regular season, and their bye week is finally a little later in the fall.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Controls Its Destiny In MIAC RaceSt. Thomas is rolling yet again this season. After cruising to an 87-72 win Wednesday night over Gustavus, the Tommies are 18-1 on the regular season and 13-1 in MIAC play with six games to go. They're on the verge of clinching a playoff spot with a four-game lead in the league and should secure the No. 1 seed for the MIAC Playoffs.
Tommies Blog: Caruso Named AFCA Division III Coach Of The YearFor the second time in four years, Glenn Caruso led the St. Thomas football program to the pinnacle of Division III football, the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. Caruso was named the Division III National Coach of the Year on Monday by the American Football Coaches Association.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Faces Mount Union For National TitleSt. Thomas is back in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl against Mount Union after beating Linfield 38-17 in the national semifinals on Saturday. The Wildcats, from Oregon, came to St. Paul ranked No. 2 in the country. It's the Tommies second appearance in the Division III national championship in four years.

HS Sports

H.S. Football Practice Kicks Off In MinnesotaSeveral high schools around Minneapolis began the fall sports season with football practice on Monday.
Cross-Country Coach Retires After Half-Century CareerAfter 49 years on the track, cross-country coach Rick Kleyman is retiring.
Prep Blog: Minnesota Becoming Prep Basketball HotbedHere is a look at some of the top players of the 2017 class and who Richard Pitino has a chance at keeping home with the Gophers.
Summer Festival Highlights Big July For Hockey Coaches, PlayersThat's right, since the MSHSL allowed coaches to work with their teams in the off-season, July is a competitive month.
Sports Therapist Advises Coaches To Forget About WinningJosh Medcalf works with college coaches. His theory: That you get more out of people if you don't make winning the ultimate goal.
Mahtomedi Coach Heads To First State Tournament In 34 YearsAs Mahtomedi recorded the final out in Friday's state semifinals, you had to wonder what was going through the mind of head coach John Hardgrove.
Hardships, Tragedy Can't Hamper Wayzata Coach's Winning SeasonIt has been one of those special seasons for Wayzata baseball. They won their first ever state tournament win. "It's unprecedented for us. It's kind of new territory," Coach Bob DeWitt said.
Twin Cities Gymnast Maggie Nichols Preparing For RioWe are just seven weeks away from the start of the Rio Olympics. One Minnesota athlete is about to become a worldwide gymnastics star.
State-Winning Shot Putter Pays Tribute To Late MotherThe state high school spring tournaments are here, and out of that comes stories that can tug at your heart.
Prep Blog: Spring State Tournament Season Heats UpJust as a heat wave arrives to the Twin Cities, it's the biggest time of the year on the Minnesota prep sports scene as state tournaments are taking shape.
'There's No Stopping Me': Deaf Sprinter’s Career, From Africa To FaribaultIt's a simple fact of track and field -- the sport revolves around the sound of the starting gun, governing when to go.
St. Cloud Cathedral Coach’s Decades-Long LegacyLike a lot of great coaches, he is an institution. That's what happens when you show up at a school in 1970 and are still coaching and teaching today.

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