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UST Hockey's Joel Johnson Pulling Double Duty As Women's National Team CoachIt’s not often someone gets to experience two chances of a lifetime. For Joel Johnson, opportunity came knocking a mere two months apart.
Towns Carries Wolves Past Curry-Less Warriors, 119-99Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-99 victory over the worn-out Golden State Warriors, who played without star Steph Curry on Sunday night.
Vikings Interview Packers' Hackett, Titans' OssenfortThe Minnesota Vikings interviewed Green Bay offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett for head coach and Tennessee director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort for general manager on Sunday.
Hawkeyes Thwart Gophers Comeback Bid For 81-71 VictorySophomore Keegan Murray scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Iowa withstood a furious comeback by shorthanded Minnesota to beat the Golden Gophers 81-71 on Sunday.
'A Chemistry Between Brothers': Brotherhood In Cretin-Derham Hall Boy's HockeyThe Cretin-Derham Hall boy's hockey team is ranked second in the state and the team is getting hot at the right time. They're a brotherhood, in a very literal sense.
Wild Score 4 In 3rd, Twice In 4 Seconds, To Beat Ducks 7-3 Matt Boldy and Mats Zuccarello scored four seconds apart early in a four-goal third period and the Minnesota Wild routed the Anaheim Ducks 7-3 on Friday night.
Chaska Girls' Basketball's Secret Weapon May Be Mallory HeyerThey're off to a good start, but have a long way to go and play in a tough section. If they can reach the mountaintop again, the biggest reason will be Mallory Heyer.
Grizzlies Win 11th Straight, Beating Timberwolves 116-108Desmond Bane scored 21 points, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 20 and the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away in the final minutes for their 11th straight victory, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-108 on Thursday night.
Panthers Interview Vikings OC Klint KubiakKubiak has spent five seasons coaching at the NFL level, including the last three with the Vikings.

Vikings

Vikings Interview Packers' Hackett, Titans' OssenfortThe Minnesota Vikings interviewed Green Bay offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett for head coach and Tennessee director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort for general manager on Sunday.
Former Viking Robert Blanton Helps Thwart Carjacking Outside Edina Day CareA quick-thinking mother and a good Samaritan frustrated some would-be carjackers in Edina Wednesday.
Panthers Interview Vikings OC Klint KubiakKubiak has spent five seasons coaching at the NFL level, including the last three with the Vikings.
Vikings Reportedly Line Up GM Interviews, Including Eagles' Catherine RaicheThe Vikings' search for a new general manager has begun in earnest, with several candidates reportedly set to be interviewed.
'Some More Energy...Could Be A Good Thing': Vikings Players Look Forward To New Atmosphere, CultureOver the past 16 years, Rick Spielman had the biggest hand in crafting Minnesota's roster. Mike Zimmer ran the team for the past eight seasons.
Mike Zimmer's Best And Worst Games As Vikings Head CoachMike Zimmer failed to get the Vikings to the promised land, but along the way, he won his fair share of games and delivered plenty of memorable moments.
Rick Spielman's Best And Worst Draft Picks As Vikings GMGood or bad, Rick Spielman made plenty of impactful draft picks as general manager of the Minnesota Vikings.
Vikings Fire Head Coach Mike Zimmer, General Manager Rick SpielmanAfter the Vikings failed to make the playoffs for the second consecutive season and the fifth time in eight years, the team has reportedly fired head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman.
4 Potential Replacements For Mike Zimmer As Vikings' Head CoachThe Mike Zimmer era is officially over in Minnesota.
Vikings' 1st Round Pick, 2022 Opponents SetSince the Vikings will be watching the playoffs from home, it's time for the team and its fans to start looking to the future.
Tailgating Vikings Fans Battle Cold Before Season FinaleVikings fans endured temperatures with wind chills in the minus 20s to support their team one final time prior to Sunday’s home contest against the Chicago Bears.
Justin Jefferson Lands 17 Yards Short Of Vikings Receiving RecordThe second-year star wide receiver, who caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to tie the game with 13:35 remaining, wound up 17 yards short of establishing a franchise single-season record for receiving yards.

Twins

Twins To Retire Hall Of Famer Jim Kaat's NumberThe Twins announced Wednesday that they'll add Kaat's 36 to their wall of retired numbers during a pregame ceremony at Target Field on July 16.
Despite Extreme Cold, Warm Feelings Abound After NHL Winter ClassicThe Minnesota Wild may have lost Saturday's NHL Winter Classic against the St. Louis Blues, but the game was a big win for Target Field and nearby businesses.
2021 In Review: Minnesota's Top Sports StoriesFrom gold medal-winners to the Gophers reclaiming the axe to the emergence of young superstars, it was a year to remember for Minnesota sports fans. Here are the biggest Minnesota sports stories from 2021.
NHL Winter Classic: Justin Morneau's Backyard Hockey Game TraditionBaseball and hockey will take center ice this weekend when the NHL Winter Classic comes to Target Field on New Year's Day.
Portion Of Twins' Spring Training Stadium Closes Due To Structural IssuesStructural issues at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers will halt Twins' spring training ticket sales for a portion of the facility, Lee County officials announced Tuesday.
Twins Legends Kaat, Oliva Among 6 Baseball Greats Elected To Hall Of FameFormer Minnesota Twins teammates Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat were among the six men elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, and they're the only living new members this year.
Twins Sign Right-Hander Dylan Bundy To $5M, One-Year ContractThe Minnesota Twins signed right-hander Dylan Bundy to a $5 million, one-year contract on Wednesday, taking their first step toward rebuilding a depleted rotation.
'It's A Lot Of Loyalty': Twins Officially Announce 7-Year, $100M Extension For Byron Buxton"No place I'd rather be," the 27-year-old Buxton said on Twitter. "Let's do this Minnesota."
Byron Buxton, Twins Reportedly Agree To 7-Year, $100M ExtensionThe Twins and Byron Buxton have reportedly agreed on a massive contract extension.
Several Twins Appear On 2022 Baseball Hall Of Fame BallotThe 2022 MLB Hall of Fame ballot is out, and Twins fans will spot several familiar names on the list.
Twins Hire New Bench, Hitting CoachesFormer San Diego Padres manager Jayce Tingler was hired Monday as bench coach of the Minnesota Twins, who also picked David Popkins as their new hitting coach.
Twins Set 2022 Spring Training ScheduleThe sting of a disappointing season may be fading in the minds of Twins fans as the team announces plans for Spring Training next year.

Timberwolves

Towns Carries Wolves Past Curry-Less Warriors, 119-99Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-99 victory over the worn-out Golden State Warriors, who played without star Steph Curry on Sunday night.
Grizzlies Win 11th Straight, Beating Timberwolves 116-108Desmond Bane scored 21 points, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 20 and the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away in the final minutes for their 11th straight victory, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-108 on Thursday night.
Pelicans Snap Wolves Winning Streak With 128-125 WinBrandon Ingram capped a 33-point, nine-assist performance by hitting three 3-pointers in the final 1:13 — the last with less than a second left — and the New Orleans Pelicans edged the Minnesota Timberwolves 128-125 on Tuesday night.
Towns' Season-High 40 Points Leads Wolves Past RocketsKarl-Anthony Towns scored a season-high 40 points, D'Angelo Russell added 22 points and 10 assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves won their fourth straight game, beating the Houston Rockets 141-123 on Sunday night.
D'Angelo Russell Nets 27 Points As Wolves Rout Oklahoma CityD'Angelo Russell had 27 points and 12 assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves routed the Oklahoma City Thunder 135-105 on Friday night for their third straight victory.
Wolves Snap 3-Game Losing Streak With 122-104 Win Over ClippersAnthony Edwards scored 28 points to lead six players in double figures and the Minnesota Timberwolves routed the Los Angeles Clippers 122-104 on Monday night to end a three-game skid.
LeBron James Leads Lakers Past Wolves, 108-103LeBron James scored 26 points, Malik Monk added 22 and the Los Angeles Lakers hung on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-103 on Sunday night for the first time in three meetings this season.
Jazz Pull Away In 4th Quarter, Top Timberwolves 120-108Donovan Mitchell scored a season-high 39 points and the Utah Jazz beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-108 on Friday night.
2021 In Review: Minnesota's Top Sports StoriesFrom gold medal-winners to the Gophers reclaiming the axe to the emergence of young superstars, it was a year to remember for Minnesota sports fans. Here are the biggest Minnesota sports stories from 2021.
Knicks Overcome Cold Shooting To Beat Timberwolves 96-88Mitchell Robinson had 14 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, Julius Randle added 13 points and 15 boards, and the New York Knicks topped the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves 96-88 on Tuesday night.
Wolves' Anthony Edwards Clears NBA Health And Safety ProtocolsEdwards was one of four players who are returning from the protocols and questionable for Tuesday night's game.
Wolves Snap 2-Game Skid To Beat Celtics 108-103Jaylen Nowell scored 29 points and Nathan Knight added 20 points and 11 rebounds, leading the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves to a 108-103 win over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

Wild

Avalanche Beat Wild 4-3 In ShootoutAvalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz stopped 24 shots in relief of injured Darcy Kuemper and three more in the shootout, and Colorado beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Monday for its 14th straight home win.
Wild Score 4 In 3rd, Twice In 4 Seconds, To Beat Ducks 7-3 Matt Boldy and Mats Zuccarello scored four seconds apart early in a four-goal third period and the Minnesota Wild routed the Anaheim Ducks 7-3 on Friday night.
Wild Agree To 3-Year, $3.6M Extension With Jon MerrillThe Minnesota Wild agreed to terms on Tuesday with defenseman Jon Merrill on a three-year, $3.6 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season.
Capitals Score On Own Net, Wild Win 3-2 In ShootoutKevin Fiala and Frederick Gaudreau scored in the shootout as the short-handed Minnesota Wild took advantage of a Washington Capitals own-goal in a 3-2 win on Saturday night.
Wild's Kirill Kaprizov Out For Saturday After Upper Body InjuryAccording to the NHL, the injury happened when he was hit along the boards by the Boston Bruins' Trent Frederic, after getting his skates tangled with Matt Grzelcyk's.
Kaprizov Scores In 4th Straight, Wild Beat Bruins 3-2Kirill Kaprizov scored in his fourth straight game, Matt Boldy got a goal in his NHL debut and the Minnesota Wild snapped a five-game skid with a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Wolves Beat Thunder 98-90 With Towns, Russell Back On The CourtKarl-Anthony Towns had 17 points and 16 rebounds, while D'Angelo Russell struggled on 3-of-12 shooting in their return to the lineup for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 98-90 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.
'Why Not Now?': Wild's Top 2 Prospects Set To Make NHL Debut ThursdayThe team announced this week it has recalled forwards Matt Boldy and Marco Rossi from the Iowa Wild.
Despite Extreme Cold, Warm Feelings Abound After NHL Winter ClassicThe Minnesota Wild may have lost Saturday's NHL Winter Classic against the St. Louis Blues, but the game was a big win for Target Field and nearby businesses.
Wild Eager For Frigid Winter ClassicAlex Goligoski grew up in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, precisely the type of up-north community where a pair of hockey skates are as prevalent of a possession as the snowblower and the parka.
NHL Winter Classic: Taylor Turnquist On How Wild Players' Partners Lead Mission To Give BackIn Minnesota, hockey isn't just a game, it's a way of life. And the love for the game goes beyond the ice. That's why the Minnesota Wild support the people and programs who support them.
Wild Signs Evason, Coaching Staff To ExtensionsThe Minnesota Wild announced Thursday multi-year contract extensions for head coach Dean Evason and his staff.

Lynx

2021 In Review: Minnesota's Top Sports StoriesFrom gold medal-winners to the Gophers reclaiming the axe to the emergence of young superstars, it was a year to remember for Minnesota sports fans. Here are the biggest Minnesota sports stories from 2021.
Lindsay Whalen Eligible For 2022 Basketball Hall Of Fame ClassThe former Lynx player retired from professional basketball at the end of the 2018 season. She led the Lynx to four WNBA championships.
‘Incredibly Humbled And Excited’: Cheryl Reeve Named US Women’s Basketball Head CoachMinnesota Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve will lead the USA Basketball Women’s National Team through 2024.
Source: Cheryl Reeve To Be Next US Women's Basketball Team CoachThe Minnesota Lynx's Cheryl Reeve will be the next USA Basketball national team coach, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday.
'A Beautiful Journey': Lynx Forward Napheesa Collier Expecting First Child“I am very excited to start a family with my fiancé Alex,” Collier said.
Lynx And Timberwolves Unveil New Basketball Court In Prairie Island Indian CommunityFamilies in one of Minnesota’s Native American communities now have a new place to play.
Wolves And Lynx Owners Talk Teams' Futures; KAT Voices 'Instability' ConcernsTimberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor officially introduced new partners Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore Monday, and though they all declined to address the recent firing of Gersson Rosas, they did provide some insight to the future of the team.
Sky Knock Lynx Out Of WNBA Finals With 89-76 VictoryCourtney Vandersloot led a balanced offense with 19 points and the sixth-seeded Chicago Sky raced past the third-seeded Minnesota Lynx 89-76 in the second-round, single elimination WNBA playoff game on Sunday night.
WNBA Names Lynx's Sylvia Fowles Defensive Player Of The YearIt's the fourth time Fowles has won Defensive Player of the Year.
Lynx's Sylvia Fowles Named AP Defensive Player Of The YearMinnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles has won the Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award for the third time.
Powers Scores 27, Lynx Keep Mystics Out Of Playoffs 83-77Aerial Powers scored 27 points and the Minnesota Lynx made four free throws in the final 30 seconds to knock the Washington Mystics out of playoff contention with an 83-77 win on Sunday, the final day of the WNBA season.
Sylvia Fowles Leads Lynx Past Fever, Secure Playoff ByeThe Lynx were up seven midway through the third quarter before closing with a 13-4 run to lead 70-54. The Fever, playing their third game in six days with only seven players available, never threatened in the fourth quarter.

Gophers

Hawkeyes Thwart Gophers Comeback Bid For 81-71 VictorySophomore Keegan Murray scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Iowa withstood a furious comeback by shorthanded Minnesota to beat the Golden Gophers 81-71 on Sunday.
Gopher Sports: University Of Minnesota Sets Temporary Vaccination Policy For Indoor EventsThe University of Minnesota announced Friday a temporary vaccination policy for indoor events Friday.
Gophers Fall To No. 10 Spartans On Last-Second ShotJoey Hauser made a low-post shot with a tenth of a second left, lifting No. 10 Michigan State to a 71-69 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night for a ninth straight win.
Terrapins Beat Gophers 87-73Chloe Bibby scored 23 points to lead a balanced offense and help No. 10 Maryland beat Minnesota 87-73 on Sunday.
5 Hoosiers Score Double Digits As Gophers Lose To Indiana, 73-60Jamison Battle scored 19 points, Payton Willis 18 and E.J. Stephens 12 for the Gophers.
UMD-St. Cloud State Hockey Series Canceled Due To COVID-19The league said it "will make every effort to reschedule."
Head Coach Lindsay Whalen Will Miss Thursday's Gophers Game After Emergency AppendectomyThe University of Minnesota said Whalen's surgery was successful and she is recovering.
Kofi Cockburn, Illini Dominate Gophers 76-53Kofi Cockburn had 29 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high four blocks for his eighth double-double of the season and Illinois dominated Minnesota 76-53 on Tuesday night for its fourth straight win in the series.
Gophers And Tommies Face Off On Ice For First Time EverThe Gophers are in their 101st season, while it's the Tommie's first as a Division I program. Sunday was their first-ever matchup.
2021 In Review: Minnesota's Top Sports StoriesFrom gold medal-winners to the Gophers reclaiming the axe to the emergence of young superstars, it was a year to remember for Minnesota sports fans. Here are the biggest Minnesota sports stories from 2021.
Gophers Beat West Virginia 18-6 In Guaranteed Rate BowlThe Gophers (9-4) overwhelmed the Mountaineers, holding them to 206 total yards to win their fifth straight bowl game, third under P.J. Fleck.
Gopher Women Cancel NYE Home Game Due To Wildcats' 'COVID-19 Protocols'The Golden Gophers women’s basketball team won’t play its New Year’s Eve home game due to apparent issues with the opponent’s COVID-19 protocols.

HS Sports

Chaska Girls' Basketball's Secret Weapon May Be Mallory HeyerThey're off to a good start, but have a long way to go and play in a tough section. If they can reach the mountaintop again, the biggest reason will be Mallory Heyer.
2021 In Review: Minnesota's Top Sports StoriesFrom gold medal-winners to the Gophers reclaiming the axe to the emergence of young superstars, it was a year to remember for Minnesota sports fans. Here are the biggest Minnesota sports stories from 2021.
Mahtomedi H.S. Senior Preps To Compete In National Sailing Championships In FloridaOwen Harrod was a just couple spots out of qualifying for the national regatta as a sophomore. Then last year's was canceled. Now, he's the first ever sailor from the White Bear Sailing Club to reach this level.
Indigenous Bowl Brings 30+ Tribes, Communities Together At U.S. Bank Stadium “To be on the big stage, big stadium, play in front of all Indigenous players, and with all of them all over, it was a great opportunity," Devin Long Crow said.
Minnetonka's Kiani Lockett Is Taking Nothing For GrantedThe senior bound for Creighton next year is soaking up her last season for Minnetonka.
Sophie's Squad Raising Mental Health Awareness For Youth Athletes In MinnesotaA nonprofit is raising mental health awareness for youth athletes here in Minnesota, inspired by a young hockey player gone too soon.
West Central Area-Ashby To Play For 1st State Football ChampionshipWest Central Area-Ashby will play for their first state championship ever Friday when they meet up with Chatfield at U.S. Bank Stadium. It's been a season full of tight games for the Knights, none closer than their semifinal contest.
'We're On Fire': Orono H.S. Football Gears Up For Class AAAA Semifinals After Starting 2-6The Spartans played a tough schedule. Five of their eight regular season games were against team a class higher than them. Now, the Spartans play their state semifinal game against Hutchinson on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Running Back Emmett Johnson Helps Lead Holy Angels TeamIt was a monumental season for the Holy Angels football team.
Proctor High School Football Season Canceled Due To Student Misconduct AllegationsThe school superintendent said the decision to cancel the season comes after consulting with police, the Minnesota State High School League and lawyers.
Miracle League Gives Participants A Veritable Field Of DreamsThe Miracle Field is a place that brings teammates together, and encourages fun. It's a space where everyone can be themselves.
Home Team: Gov. Walz, Longtime Coach Walt Weaver Back Adding Boys' VolleyballIf you want to get something significant done in life, most times it takes some perseverance and some help. Take the mission to bring high school boys' volleyball to a sanctioned sport from club status.

FanSided

Mike Zimmer and the Vikings marriage of mediocrityWhy did the Mike Zimmer era ultimately fail to achieve its goal of bringing the Minnesota Vikings their first Super Bowl victory? After eight full seasons, the Minnesota Vikings have officially fired head coach Mike Zimmer. The news from last week came neither as a surprise nor good riddance for ...
Wild: 3 MORE Players That Could Be Traded This SeasonWell, here we are again talking about 3 MORE players the Minnesota Wild could trade this season. Now you're probably going to think at some point, are they could to trade everyone we discuss? No, certainly not but there a few more players in Minnesota that could find themselves elsewhere as the...
ESPN's BPI places Timberwolves No. 12 in title chance rankingsThe Minnesota Timberwolves have their sights set on a playoff spot, and, ideally, avoiding the play-in tournament altogether. But ESPN's BPI rankings give the Wolves a legitimate shot at actually winning the NBA title. ESPN's BPI places Timberwolves No. 12 in title chance rankings The Ti...
Wild vs. Avs: A chance for Minnesota to deliver a message in matinee matchupIt's a matinee road matchup in the middle of January. Just No. 35 in the midst of an 82-game schedule. But it seems like it could be much more for the Minnesota Wild. Monday afternoon is a chance for the Wild to send a message to an Avalanche team that many believe not only will win the C...
6 under-the-radar candidates to be the next Vikings head coachWho are some of the lesser-known candidates that could end up replacing Mike Zimmer as the new head coach of the Minnesota Vikings? It has now been a week since the Minnesota Vikings decided to end the tenures of both head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman. Over the next few we...