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H.S. All-Star Football Game Makes U.S. Bank Stadium DebutThe Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game has moved from the summer to just after the season -- and the venue is now U.S. Bank Stadium.
'We've Got To Find A Way To Win': Slumping Vikings Running Out Of AnswersLike the afternoon light on a short December day in Minnesota, the Vikings have been fading fast.
Keidel: Why The Cowboys' Win Streak ContinuesThe Dallas Cowboys are the NFL's best team, thanks to a mature Prescott, a bulldozing Elliott and a stout offensive line.
Vikings-Cowboys Was Most-Watched TNF Game EverAll year long, fans and analysts alike have decried the NFL for its failing ratings and inferior product. Judging by Thursday night's numbers, however, the NFL may not be in as much trouble as people think.
1st Minnesota Twins Employee Tom Mee Passes Away At 88The man who many regard as the first employee of the Minnesota Twins has died.
Coaching Solid In Zimmer's Absence, But Vikings Earn Another LossMike Priefer's first time running the show came in unwelcomed circumstances, with head coach Mike Zimmer at home recovering from emergency eye surgery.
Thielen's Fumble Was Difference Maker In Vikings' Loss To CowboysOn a night when the powerful Cowboys running game had a hard time getting going against a determined Vikings defense, Kyle Wilber's big play made all the difference.
Twins Name James Rowson Hitting CoachThe team announced Friday that James Rowson has joined the coaching staff. The 40-year-old spent the last three seasons as the minor league hitting coordinator for the New York Yankees.
Vikings Team Grades: Minnesota Blows Chance To Beat NFL’s BestA fumbled punt return and short punt cost the Minnesota Vikings big in a 17-9 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at US Bank Stadium on Thursday.
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.
Cowboys Beat Vikings To Earn 11th Straight WinThe Vikings forced two turnovers from a team that had not coughed one up in the previous four games.
Bradford Back After Hard Hit In 2nd Quarter From CowboysMinnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford briefly left the game against Dallas after taking a hard hit around the ribcage area while following through on a pass attempt late in the second quarter.

Twins

1st Minnesota Twins Employee Tom Mee Passes Away At 88The man who many regard as the first employee of the Minnesota Twins has died.
Twins Name James Rowson Hitting CoachThe team announced Friday that James Rowson has joined the coaching staff. The 40-year-old spent the last three seasons as the minor league hitting coordinator for the New York Yankees.
Phillies Hire Former Twins GM Terry Ryan As ScoutThe Phillies have hired former Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan as a special assignment scout.
Twins Sign Free Agent Catcher Jason CastroThe Minnesota Twins have signed former Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro to a three-year contract worth $24.5 million.
Target Field To Host TwinsFest Jan. 27-29The Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday their plans for the annual TwinsFest, a weekend in the winter that gets baseball fans excited for Spring Training.
Twins Hire Cuddyer, Hawkins, Hunter As Special AssistantsThe Twins announced Monday that they have hired Michael Cuddyer, LaTroy Hawkins and Torii Hunter to the organization as special assistants to baseball operations.
On Trade Speculation, Dozier Says He Hopes To Remain A TwinTwins second baseman Brian Dozier can't avoid the off-season speculation about possibly getting traded.
Twins Cut Trevor Plouffe, Sign Walker From Brewers Off WaiversThe Milwaukee Brewers have added top prospects including Josh Hader and Lewis Brinson to their 40-man roster, while claiming minor leaguer and Milwaukee native Adam Walker off waivers from the Twins.
Twins Announce Changes To Coaching StaffThe Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday night that hitting coach Tom Brunansky and first base coach Butch Davis won't be returning next season.
Twins Choose Falvey, Levine To Run Baseball OperationsMonday was Derek Falvey’s first official day as chief baseball officer of the Minnesota Twins.
Report: Cubs-Indians Game 7 Draws Most Viewers Since Twins' Win In 1991The Chicago Cubs are basking in their World Series victory, and though the Minnesota Twins have not won since 1991, they still hold one World Series record.
Twins Name Thad Levine New Senior Vice President, GMThe Minnesota Twins named Thursday the organization’s new senior vice president and general manager.

Wild

Wild Drop 2nd Straight Game With 5-4 Loss To CanucksSven Baertschi is starting to get his groove back for the Vancouver Canucks. The Swiss forward scored with 2:35 left in regulation Tuesday night to cap a combined five-goal outburst in the third period, lifting the Canucks to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Blues Beat Wild 4-3 In ShootoutJaden Schwartz had two goals in the third period, David Perron scored the only goal in a shootout and the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Saturday night.
Wild Win 6 - 2 Over PenguinsHelped by hard work on the forecheck by linemates Zach Parise and Eric Staal to pry the puck loose, Charlie Coyle scored for Minnesota just two shifts and 40 seconds into the game.
Dubnyk Makes 15 Saves, Wild Beat Jets 3-1Mikko Koivu, Jonas Brodin and Zach Parise scored to lead the Minnesota Wild past the road-weary Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Wild Hosts State Of Hockey Food DriveEvery years since 2000, the Minnesota Wild has hosted an annual food drive. This year, they are turning it into a state wide initiative.
Stars Beat Wild 3-2 With Quick Overtime GoalJamie Benn flicked in a goal 1:23 into overtime, lifting the Dallas Stars over the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Monday night.
Avalanche Stage Late Comeback To Beat Wild 3-2Nathan MacKinnon's goal with 10 minutes left finished off a third-period comeback, and Calvin Pickard stopped 41 shots to help the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night.
Parise Out For Game Against Avalanche With IllnessWild forward Zach Parise has been scratched from Minnesota's game against the Colorado Avalanche because of an illness.
Dubnyk Gets League-Best 4th Shutout To Lead Wild Over Bruins 1-0Mikael Granlund scored with 44.5 seconds left, Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 shots for his league-leading fourth shutout, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 Thursday night.
Gaudreau's 1st-Period Goal Leads Flames Over Wild 1-0Johnny Gaudreau's goal early in the first period held up and Chad Johnson stopped 27 shots for Calgary's first shutout of the season.
Dumba Scores In OT, Wild Beat Ottawa 2-1Matt Dumba scored late in overtime and Darcy Kuemper stopped 35 shots, helping the Minnesota Wild beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Sunday night.
Dubnyk Saves 33 As Wild Lose 3-2 To FlyersBrayden Schenn scored the tiebreaking goal at 8:43 of the third period, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Fall To Knicks 106-104 In Porzingis-Towns DuelKristaps Porzingis had 29 points and eight rebounds in a thrilling duel with Karl-Anthony Towns, as the Knicks beat the Timberwolves 106-104.
Towns Placing More Pressure On Self As Wolves' Losses MountAfter the latest loss in a season that has been full of them for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns sat at his locker with his face buried in his hands.
Timberwolves Lose To Jazz 112-103 Despite Strong Effort From StartersGeorge Hill had 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists, and Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to their third straight win, 112-103 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Warriors Find Footing Without Green, Beat MinnesotaOn a night the Golden State Warriors were without their emotional leader, it took them a while to find a flow.
Draymond Green Sitting Out Game Vs. TimberwolvesForward Draymond Green is sitting out the Golden State Warriors' game against Minnesota as a precaution, a night after he injured his left ankle at Los Angeles.
Timberwolves Trample Suns 98-85Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 22 and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns 98-85 on Friday night.
Timberwolves Fall To Pelicans 117-96 For 3rd Straight LossAnthony Davis had 45 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight game, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-96 on Wednesday night.
4th Quarter Meltdown Dooms Timberwolves In 99-93 Loss To CelticsIsaiah Thomas scored 29 points and the Boston Celtics rallied from 13 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 99-93 on Monday night.
Timberwolves Offense Flounders In 93-71 Loss To GrizzliesJaMychal Green had 19 points and eight rebounds, Zach Randolph added 18 points and seven boards, and the Memphis Grizzlies clamped down on defense en route to a 93-71 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.
Towns Reminds Embiid Who's Top Dog As Wolves Rout 76ers 110-86When the Philadelphia 76ers traveled to play the Minnesota Timberwolves, all eyes were on Joel Embiid vs. Karl-Anthony Towns.
Wiggins, Towns Lead Wolves Over Sixers 110-86Andrew Wiggins had 35 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-86 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.
Timberwolves' Optimism On Hold After Slow StartTen games into this still-young season, Tom Thibodeau finally erupted after watching his team give away yet another double-digit lead in a loss to the Charlotte Hornets that dropped them to 3-7.

Vikings

'We've Got To Find A Way To Win': Slumping Vikings Running Out Of AnswersLike the afternoon light on a short December day in Minnesota, the Vikings have been fading fast.
Vikings-Cowboys Was Most-Watched TNF Game EverAll year long, fans and analysts alike have decried the NFL for its failing ratings and inferior product. Judging by Thursday night's numbers, however, the NFL may not be in as much trouble as people think.
Coaching Solid In Zimmer's Absence, But Vikings Earn Another LossMike Priefer's first time running the show came in unwelcomed circumstances, with head coach Mike Zimmer at home recovering from emergency eye surgery.
Thielen's Fumble Was Difference Maker In Vikings' Loss To CowboysOn a night when the powerful Cowboys running game had a hard time getting going against a determined Vikings defense, Kyle Wilber's big play made all the difference.
Vikings Team Grades: Minnesota Blows Chance To Beat NFL’s BestA fumbled punt return and short punt cost the Minnesota Vikings big in a 17-9 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at US Bank Stadium on Thursday.
Cowboys Beat Vikings To Earn 11th Straight WinThe Vikings forced two turnovers from a team that had not coughed one up in the previous four games.
Bradford Back After Hard Hit In 2nd Quarter From CowboysMinnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford briefly left the game against Dallas after taking a hard hit around the ribcage area while following through on a pass attempt late in the second quarter.
Diggs, Newman Return For Vikings Against CowboysThe Minnesota Vikings have wide receiver Stefon Diggs (knee) and cornerback Terence Newman (neck) back in the lineup against Dallas.
What Is A Detached Retina?Coach Mike Zimmer is out for Thursday night's game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Dallas Cowboys due to a detached retina.
Zimmer To Miss Cowboys Game After Eye SurgeryThe Vikings head coach will miss Thursday's game after having emergency eye surgery on Wednesday.
Zimmer Will Miss Vikings-Cowboys Game Due To Eye SurgeryMinnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will miss Thursday night's home game against Dallas following emergency surgery to repair a detached retina.
Zimmer To Have Emergency Eye Surgery; Uncertain For Thursday's GameVikings head coach Mike Zimmer is heading to the hospital Wednesday for emergency eye surgery, according to a statement from the team.

Lynx

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.
WNBA Admits Officials Missed Call Against Lynx In Game 4The WNBA admitted its officials missed an 8-second violation call in Game 4 of the Finals on Sunday night.
For 2nd Straight Year, WNBA Finals Heads To Decisive Game 5With both teams winning on each other's home courts, the WNBA Finals are headed to a decisive fifth game for the second straight year.

Gophers

Four Gophers Offensive Players Earn All-Big Ten HonorsFour players on the offense for the University of Minnesota football team earned All-Big Ten honors, the league announced Wednesday.
Gopher Volleyball Season Creating Buzz At Sports PavilionThe University of Minnesota volleyball team opens NCAA Tournament play Friday at home against North Dakota. The "at home" part of the equation has created quite a buzz.
4 Things Tracy Claeys, Gophers Need To AccomplishThe Gophers won eight games and are headed to another bowl, but excitement for the program is at its lowest in several years.
Gophers' Carpenter Named Big Ten Kicker Of The YearSophomore Emmit Carpenter was named the Big Ten Kicker of the Year on Tuesday.
Vinni Lettieri Earns Big Ten Second Star Of The WeekAfter a four-point weekend, University of Minnesota men's hockey senior Vinnie Lettieri was named the Big Ten's Second Star of the Week on Tuesday.
Gophers' Wilhite Earns Big Ten Volleyball HonorSenior outside hitter Sarah Wilhite, an Eden Prairie native, was named the league's Player of the Week after helping lead the No. 2-ranked Gophers to five-set wins over No. 1 Nebraska and No. 3 Wisconsin.
2nd Half Comeback Gives Florida State 75-67 Victory Over MinnesotaJonathan Isaac got his second double-double of the season (14 points, 13 rebounds) and Dwayne Bacon scored 18 points as Florida State defeated Minnesota 75-67 on Monday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Coyle: Tracy Claeys Will Return As Gophers Football CoachUniversity of Minnesota Athletic Director Mark Coyle announced Monday that head coach Tracy Claeys has his "full support" and that the coaching staff will return next season.
Gopher Volleyball Gets No. 2 Seed, Faces North Dakota Friday In NCAA'sThe University of Minnesota volleyball team capped off a big week by earning the No. 2 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.
Gophers Top Boston College 4-2, Lucia Gets 700th WinThe University of Minnesota men's hockey team beat Boston College 4-2 on Saturday as head coach Don Lucia earned his 700th career victory.
Leidner's 2nd Half Meltdown Gives Badgers 31-17 Win Over GophersCorey Clement ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, a big-play defense pitched a second-half shutout, and No. 5 Wisconsin beat Minnesota 31-17 on Saturday for its 13th straight win in the annual border rivalry.
Can Gophers Finally Break Through Against Wisconsin?A rivalry game isn't much of a rivalry if one team keeps winning. Maybe this is the year that Minnesota finally breaks through against Wisconsin.

St. Thomas

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.
The Secret For The St. Thomas Women's Soccer Team? Their Rapping GoalieOpportunities to score on St. Thomas don't come very often. And Tarynn Theilig almost never lets it go... in.
Tommies Blog: No. 4 St. Thomas Faces Big Test At ConcordiaThe No. 4-ranked St. Thomas football team heads to Concordia, the only other unbeaten in the MIAC, on Saturday.
Tommies Blog: No. 4 St. Thomas, No. 6 St. John's Meet SaturdayFor the second straight year, two top-10 teams meet Saturday as No. 6 St. John's hosts No. 4 St. Thomas in Collegeville.
Tommies Blog: No. 4 St. Thomas Opens MIAC Against CarletonHeading into MIAC play, the Tommies have outscored two non-conference opponents by a combined 99-23.

HS Sports

H.S. All-Star Football Game Makes U.S. Bank Stadium DebutThe Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game has moved from the summer to just after the season -- and the venue is now U.S. Bank Stadium.
Not The News With Laura Oakes: Youth SportsIn this episode of Not the News, WCCO’s Laura Oakes gets an inside look at this crazy world of youth sports from a guy who is living it.
With Big Shoes To Fill, Zeek Rodgers Leads Minneapolis North To 1st State TitleTaking over for all-state quarterback and now current Gopher Tyler Johnson, whose electric play led Minneapolis North just one win shy of a state title last season, to say Zeek Rodgers had some big shoes to fill is like saying Minnesota has a few lakes.
Elk River Beats Spring Lake Park 42-14 To Win 1st State TitleNicholas Rice ran for 242 yards and three touchdowns, and Elk River beat Spring Lake Park 42-14 Saturday to win the Class 5A state football championship at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Rochester Lourdes Wins Class 3A Title Game 42-35 Over St. Croix LutheranJake Groteboer's 6-yard touchdown run with 25 seconds remaining lifted Rochester Lourdes past St. Croix Lutheran 42-35 in the Class 3A title game at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Minneapolis North Wins First State Football Title Taylor Johnson caught a touchdown pass and scored on a fumble return and Minneapolis North won its first state football championship with a 30-14 win over Rushford-Peterson in Saturday's Class 1A title game at U.S. Bank Stadium.
St. Croix Lutheran H.S. Football Coach Reaches Students On, Off FieldGreat coaches are not defined by wins, they are defined by what they do for student athletes. Sometimes it can be what they do in the course of one game, and other times it can be what they do over the course of decades.
For Owatonna H.S. Football Team, Playing At U.S. Bank Is A 'Dream Come True'With the opening of the brand new U.S. Bank Stadium this fall there have been a lot of firsts. Of course, that includes the first state tournament for high school football in the new building.
High School Sports Rally Coach Of The Year: Charles AdamsCharles Adams leads an unbeaten Minneapolis North football team with his father, Charlie Adams.
In The Midst Of Tragedies, Eden Valley-Watkins Finds Drive On The FieldThe towns are still reeling from a tornado, the murder of a child and the unexpected death of a teammate.
Farmington Cross Country Duo Chase GloryFarmington High School's Lauren Peterson and Anna Fenske walked together on a track on which they frequently run.
WCCO Radio Rally: November 10thState quarterfinals this week and some terrific matchups are all over the state Friday and Saturday! Here's what to watch for on the High School Football Radio Rally.

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