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NBA Trade Deadline Passes; Rubio Stays With WolvesThe NBA trade deadline has come and gone. And despite all the rumors, the Minnesota Timberwolves did not make any moves.
Adrian Peterson's Status Still Not DecidedRick Spielman declined to directly answer a question whether the almost-32-year-old would still fit in the offense.
CBS Sports' Jim Spanarkel On #13 Florida-#11 Kentucky SEC RematchCBS Sports college basketball analyst Jim Spanarkel breaks down Florida-Kentucky, which may determine the SEC tournament's top seed.
Minnesotan Takes Silver In Cross-Country Ski World CupJessica Diggins of Afton, Minnesota finished 2nd in the cross country ski World Cup sprint event.
U.S. Bank Stadium Preps For 1st Baseball GameThe Minnesota Vikings' new stadium is preparing for its first baseball game.
Former MN Supreme Court Chief Tapped As Interim MSFA ChairMichele Kelm-Helgen's resignation came after controversy arose over the use of luxury suites at the facility.
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.
Gophers Beat Maryland 89-75 For 6th Straight WinDupree McBrayer scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, and Minnesota beat struggling No. 24 Maryland 89-75 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight victory.
Wolves' Thibodeau Nixes Trade RumorsMinnesota Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau said the team will continue to talk to teams about possible trades ahead of Thursday's deadline, but he didn't see a deal that makes sense for them "at this point."
Target Center Renovation Hits Halfway MarkMore than $100 million in renovations to Target Center started in phases last summer and should wrap up mostly by October.
Leading The West, Wild Aiming To Avoid Post-Bye SlumpThe remarkably slump-proof Minnesota Wild will have their season-long stability challenged next week.
WWE: Why Naomi Will Reclaim The SmackDown Women’s TitleNaomi, the WWE's recently uncrowned women's SmackDown champion, has faced down adversity before... and will again.

Twins

Twins 2017 Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale SaturdayThe Twins announced Tuesday that single-game tickets for the 2017 season will go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday.
4 Minnesota Athletes Most Important To Their TeamsMany of Minnesota's teams are at a crossroads and if we didn't know already, we'll find out who the athletes most important to their teams are.
Joe Mauer On 14th Season With Twins: 'It's Pretty Special'For a local kid that grew up a Minnesota Twins fan, Joe Mauer has had quite a career with his home team.
Dozier: 'I Thought That I Wasn't Coming Back'Brian Dozier participated in Minnesota's first full-squad workout on Sunday. Yup, he was a little surprised, too.
Glen Perkins Focused On Health With Shoulder Rehab Nearly DoneGlen Perkins' professional baseball career began with the Minnesota Twins organization. He wants it to end that way too.
Phil Hughes Keeps Cracked Rib From Forgettable 2016 SeasonPhil Hughes kept a souvenir from his forgettable 2016 season.
4 Reasons The Twins Will Improve In 2017The 2017 season can only get better, because it can't get any worse right? Here are four reasons why the Twins will be better this year.
Twins Need Young Pitchers To Step Forward In 2017Jose Berrios and Tyler Duffey were among the first players in the clubhouse on Tuesday, the reporting day for Twins pitchers and catchers.
Former Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire Has Prostate CancerNew Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach and former longtime Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has prostate cancer.
Twins Pitchers & Catchers Report To Spring TrainingComing off the worst season in franchise history, the Minnesota Twins are eager to right the ship.
Young Players Will Be Key To Twins' RevivalThe first step toward fortifying the fallen Minnesota Twins was a change in leadership, with chief baseball officer Derek Falvey plucked from Cleveland's front office and general manager Thad Levine hired from Texas.
Twins Trade Pat Light To PiratesThe Pittsburgh Pirates gave their bullpen another arm heading to spring training, acquiring reliever Pat Light from Minnesota on Thursday for a player to be named or cash.

Wild

Leading The West, Wild Aiming To Avoid Post-Bye SlumpThe remarkably slump-proof Minnesota Wild will have their season-long stability challenged next week.
Toews Leads Blackhawks Over Wild 5-3Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks beat rival Minnesota 5-3 on Tuesday night for their second win over the Western Conference-leading Wild in less than two weeks.
4 Minnesota Athletes Most Important To Their TeamsMany of Minnesota's teams are at a crossroads and if we didn't know already, we'll find out who the athletes most important to their teams are.
Jason Zucker Having Breakout Year For Surging WildOne of the many reasons for the Minnesota Wild's terrific season has been a breakout year for Jason Zucker.
Zucker's 2 Goals Lead Wild Past Predators 5-2Jason Zucker scored two goals and added an assist as the Minnesota Wild beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Saturday night.
Wild Blog: Kuemper Solid In Win Over StarsWhen you are backing up goaltender Devan Dubnyk, you are going to have a great view of the action while knowing your opportunity to play will be few and far between. However, when that opportunity presents itself you have to capitalize.
Kuemper, Haula Lead Wild Over Stars 3-1Darcy Kuemper stopped 34 shots, Erik Haula had a goal and an assist and the Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Thursday night.
Ducks' Vermette Faces 10-Game Ban After Slashing In Wild GameAnaheim Ducks center Antoine Vermette is facing the likely prospect of a 10-game suspension from the NHL for slashing a linesman.
Gibson's 37 Saves Life Ducks Over Wild 1-0John Gibson made 37 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Minnesota Wild 1-0 on Tuesday night.
How Can The Wild Maintain Their Record Pace?It was on this day, one year ago, that the Minnesota Wild fired coach Mike Yeo. A year later, they are the toast of the Western Conference.
Wild Place Brodin On Injured ReserveOne month after injuring his finger, Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin has been placed on injured reserve.
Parise Scores Twice, Wild Top Red Wings 6-3Zach Parise scored twice and Devan Dubnyk made 30 saves to help the Western Conference-leading Wild beat the Red Wings 6-3 on Sunday.

Timberwolves

NBA Trade Deadline Passes; Rubio Stays With WolvesThe NBA trade deadline has come and gone. And despite all the rumors, the Minnesota Timberwolves did not make any moves.
Wolves' Thibodeau Nixes Trade RumorsMinnesota Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau said the team will continue to talk to teams about possible trades ahead of Thursday's deadline, but he didn't see a deal that makes sense for them "at this point."
Target Center Renovation Hits Halfway MarkMore than $100 million in renovations to Target Center started in phases last summer and should wrap up mostly by October.
4 Minnesota Athletes Most Important To Their TeamsMany of Minnesota's teams are at a crossroads and if we didn't know already, we'll find out who the athletes most important to their teams are.
REPORT: Timberwolves Among Several Teams Interested In Derrick RoseRose, averaging 17.7 points per game, is in the last year of a five-year deal and will be a unrestricted free agent this summer.
Wiggins Aiming For Spot On Future All-Star TeamIt is NBA All-Star Weekend, and one member of the Minnesota Timberwolves who would love to be in New Orleans on the west roster.
Glen Taylor: Playoffs Are Wolves' Priority In 2017For Wolves owner Glen Taylor, president and coach Tom Thibodeau and GM Scott Layden, there is no debate.
Wolves Have Much To Ponder Over All-Star BreakThe Minnesota Timberwolves have under achieved again as we sit at the All-Star break. But what needs to change? And what benefit is there to even talking about making the playoffs?
Wiggins Scores 40, Timberwolves Top Nuggets 112-99Wiggins' second 40-plus game in 24 hours helped the Timberwolves split the season series with the Nuggets.
Despite Late Rally, Cavs Hold Off Wolves 116-108LeBron James had 25 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds to turn back a charge from Andrew Wiggins as the Cavs to a 116-108 victory over the Wolves.
Wiggins, Towns Lead Timberwolves Over Short-Handed Bulls 117-89Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points and Karl-Anthony Towns added 22 to help the Timberwolves beat the severely short-handed Chicago 117-89.
Gorgui Dieng's Journey From Senegal To The NBAWinning to Dieng also means back home, where his is helping spearhead an effort to get used hospital equipment back to his people in Senegal.

Vikings

Adrian Peterson's Status Still Not DecidedRick Spielman declined to directly answer a question whether the almost-32-year-old would still fit in the offense.
Former MN Supreme Court Chief Tapped As Interim MSFA ChairMichele Kelm-Helgen's resignation came after controversy arose over the use of luxury suites at the facility.
U.S. Bank Stadium Chair Kelm-Helgen, Executive Director Mondale, ResignShe has faced a firestorm of controversy over the use of luxury suits at the new stadium.
Amid Stadium Controversy, Bill Would Make Sweeping Changes To MSFAAn investigation by the Minnesota legislative auditor found that the Stadium Authority acted unethically, but not illegally.
Randy Moss Celebrates Turning 40 With... TouchdownsRandy Moss turned 40 on Monday, so how did the NFL celebrate it? With touchdowns, of course.
Will Randy Moss Be A 1st Ballot Hall Of Famer?There may be no more divisive player in Minnesota Vikings history than Randy Moss.
Vikings Release Guards Brandon Fusco & Mike HarrisThe Minnesota Vikings are changing things up a bit on the offensive line after the unit struggled throughout the 2016 season.
Vikings, MSFA At Odds Over Security Fence Around U.S. Bank StadiumThere is a strong difference in opinion among the organizations who operate U.S. Bank Stadium over building a permanent fence around it.
Seahawks Sign Former Vikings K Blair WalshThe Seattle Seahawks have signed former Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh.
Auditor: Stadium Officials Gave Nearly Half Of Suite Tickets To Friends, FamilyWhile 45 percent of the guests were friends and family of top authority officials, just 29 percent were marketing guests.
4 Reasons Adrian Peterson Won't Return To VikingsWe won't know officially for a few weeks, but here are four reasons why we've seen the last of Adrian Peterson with the Vikings.
With Super Bowl LI Finished, Minn. Handed Ball For Next YearThe New England Patriots became Super Bowl champions for the fifth time Sunday night, beating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28. Now, the clock starts ticking on Super Bowl LII being held in Minneapolis next year.

Lynx

Lynx Associate Head Coach Jim Petersen Stepping DownLongtime Minnesota Lynx assistant Jim Petersen is stepping down, the team announced Friday.
Maya Moore, WNBA Stars Starting To Invest In Food IndustryWhether it's to plan for their future once basketball is done, promote healthy living or just to have some fun, WNBA players such as Sue Bird and Maya Moore are getting involved in the food industry.
Lynx To Open 2017 Season May 14 At Xcel Energy CenterAfter coming up just short in the WNBA Finals, the Minnesota Lynx announced its schedule for the 2017 season on Tuesday.
WNBA: Ogwumike's Shot Should Not Have CountedThe Lynx are upset. Their coach is upset. Their fans are upset. Gov. Mark Dayton is upset. Now the WNBA says it doesn't blame them for feeling that way.
4 Things To Know: Lynx Lose, Lady Gaga New Album, Russian Hacking & MoreFrom the Minnesota Lynx losing Game 5 of the WNBA finals to Lady Gaga’s new album, here is a look at the top four stories from Oct. 21, 2016.
Sparks Inch Past Lynx 77-76 In Game 5 To Win WNBA TitleNneka Ogwumike's short jumper with 3.1 seconds left gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the defending champion Minnesota Lynx.
Mayors Hodges, Garcetti Wager Books Over WNBA Finals Game 5Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has accepted a friendly bet with Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges over the outcome of the WNBA Finals series between the Sparks and Lynx.
Lynx Fans Ready To Celebrate Another WNBA TitleThe "Roar-For-4" can be heard all over the Twin Cities as fans are gearing up for Game 5 of the WNBA Finals.
How To Get Tickets To Game 5 Of The WNBA FinalsAs the Minnesota Lynx look to finish off the Los Angeles Sparks Thursday night at Target Center, fans should know that the ticket situation is unique.
4 Things To Know: Final Presidential Debate, Lynx In Game 5, ISIS & MoreFrom the third and final presidential debate to the final, decisive game in the WNBA finals, here is a look at the top four stories from Oct. 20, 2016.
Lynx Fever Hits Minnesota Ahead Of WNBA Finals Game 5Every year the Minnesota Lynx are a threat to win the WNBA title, and Thursday night will mark the second time that a deciding Game 5 will be played at Target Center.
Lynx, Sparks Set For Winner-Take-All WNBA Finals Game 5 ThursdayA victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals on Thursday night would give the Lynx their fourth title.

Gophers

Gophers Beat Maryland 89-75 For 6th Straight WinDupree McBrayer scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, and Minnesota beat struggling No. 24 Maryland 89-75 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight victory.
Pitino Taking Gophers From Disaster To Dancing?Richard Pitino has taken the Gophers from 8-23 last season to on the verge of locking up an NCAA Tournament bid.
4 Minnesota Athletes Most Important To Their TeamsMany of Minnesota's teams are at a crossroads and if we didn't know already, we'll find out who the athletes most important to their teams are.
2 Gophers Get Big Ten Honors After Sweeping Penn StateTwo University of Minnesota hockey players earned Stars of the Week after the Gophers got a sweep at Penn State over the weekend.
U Of M Among Growing Number Of Schools Using Private AirplanesOnce seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations.
Gophers Outlast Michigan In Overtime, 83-78Jordan Murphy had 16 points and 15 rebounds and Eric Curry scored all 12 of his points in the second half to lift Minnesota to its fifth straight victory, 83-78 in overtime over Michigan on Sunday night.
Gophers Beat Penn State In Overtime For Weekend SweepRem Pitlick scored in overtime as the University of Minnesota men's hockey team beat Penn State Saturday night to complete a weekend sweep.
A Year After Suspension, Nate Mason's Growing On & Off The CourtThe Gopher basketball team has many reasons that point to success. Part of it is the play of their maturing point guard, Nate Mason.
Springs Hits Winner For Gophers In 75-74 Win Vs. IndianaAkeem Springs followed his own missed 3-pointer with a putback flip from the baseline with 3 seconds left.
Gophers' Murphy Switches Approach To Great AcclaimThe Gopher men's basketball team plays another key game, this time against Indiana at home Wednesday night.
Fleck Officially Bringing 'Row The Boat' To Gopher FootballGopher football coach P.J. Fleck reached an agreement with Western Michigan to bring the rights for his trademark, "Row the Boat," to Minnesota.
Jordan Murphy Named Big Ten Co-Player Of The WeekJordan Murphy was named a Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Gopher basketball team to a pair of victories.

St. Thomas

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.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Dominates Northwestern, No. 16 Coe NextThe St. Thomas football team hosts No. 16-ranked Coe College Saturday after shutting out Northwestern 43-0 in the opening round of the playoffs last week.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Hosts Northwestern In NCAA OpenerThe No. 3-ranked St. Thomas football team will host Northwestern of St. Paul in the first round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs on Saturday.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Can Lock Up MIAC Title Against St. OlafThe St. Thomas football team knows this much: It's in the NCAA Playoffs regardless of what happens on Saturday in its regular season finale.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Takes Unbeaten Season To GustavusSt. Thomas relied on its defense in a 27-6 win at Bethel Saturday. Next up for the No. 4-ranked Tommies is Gustavus, in St. Peter.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Ready For Next Test At BethelNo. 4-ranked St. Thomas heads to Bethel Saturday, with the Royals looking to play the role of MIAC spoiler.
Tommies Blog: Off Bye Week, No. 4 St. Thomas Hosts Hamline SaturdayAfter a late comeback to beat Concordia-Moorhead and off a bye week, No. 4 St. Thomas hosts Hamline on Saturday.
Target Field To Host St. Thomas-St. John’s Rivalry GameNext year, the football rivalry between the University of St. Thomas and St. John’s University will be decided, for the first time, at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis.

HS Sports

In Lakeville, Curling Is The Newest High School SportIt's the coolest new thing in school -- for students in Lakeville, at least.
Breck Hockey Player Uses Blog To Chronicle Life With DwarfismHigh school is that awkward time in everyone's life when you just want to fit in. But given her size, Svea McNally doesn't really have much of a choice.
Randolph Dance Team Putting Small City On The MapThe Randolph Rockettes have been around less than 10 years, but their dance team has gone to state for the last four.
5 Brothers Lead Brainerd Hockey To Best Season In YearsThe Warriors are undefeated in conference play and appear poised to make a run in the section tournament. As David McCoy shows us, there are five very good reasons why.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsYou've got to love February if you're a Minnesota high school sports fan. Conference seasons are in the stretch run, and the race for league titles is on.
Hopkins' Paige Bueckers Looking Like The Next Tayler HillWatch Paige Bueckers play, you realize right away that she's something special. One of the best players in the whole state.
Park Center Coach James Ware: A Role Model's Role ModelJames Ware is the head boys basketball coach at Park Center High, as well as the school's assistant principal.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsIt's early February, which means the winter high school playoff season is just around the corner.
Lakeville North's Reuvers, Committed To Wisconsin, Has A Complete GameThere are a number of outstanding high school basketball seniors in the state going to major universities, including Nathan Reuvers.
Thief River Falls Hockey Team Suspended After Player MisconductThe Thief River Falls school district has suspended all members of the boys' varsity and junior varsity hockey teams after an external investigation uncovered misconduct by some of the players.
Khalid El-Amin's Son Ishmael To Follow In His DI FootstepsKhalid El-Amin was as dynamic a point guard as we have seen in this state. Now it's time for his oldest son to shine at Hopkins.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsWe're in the middle of a January thaw, and things are continuing to heat up at gyms and hockey arenas across Minnesota.

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