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Horse Race Announcing Pays Off For WCCO's David McCoyOur own David McCoy called his first ever horse race Friday night at Canterbury Park in Shakopee -- but not before getting a lesson from the pros.
Mystics Beat Lynx 86-79 To Clinch Playoff SpotAriel Atkins scored 18 points, Emma Meesseman added 17 points and the Washington Mystics clinched a playoff berth with an 86-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.
Coon Rapids-Andover Wins 2-1 In First Round Of Little League World SeriesAfter a dramatic win to advance to the Little League World Series, the Coon Rapids-Andover baseball team was back at it Friday, defeating the team from Kentucky 2-1.
Lynx's Napheesa Collier Having A Stellar Rookie SeasonNapheesa Collier wanted to make her mark as a rookie for the Minnesota Lynx. With nine games left in the regular season, she's done just that, putting herself on the short list of candidates for the WNBA Rookie of the Year award.
Twins Keep AL Central Lead With 13-6 Win Over RangersLuis Arraez hit the first of three more homers by the slugging Minnesota Twins, putting them ahead to stay in a 13-6 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night.
WWE's Titus O’Neil Changed By Mentor Who Said 'There's No Such Thing As A Bad Kid'The boy who would grow up to be WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil was helped to find the right path by a mentor who believed in him.
Fan Guide To U.S. Bank Stadium, Home Of The Minnesota VikingsHere’s your guide to make you feel right at home while visiting the home of the Minnesota Vikings!
Coon Rapids-Andover Team Geared To Win Little League World SeriesCoon-Rapids Andover is the first team from Minnesota to get to the Little League World Series since 2010, a huge achievement and rare opportunity.
Iowa Becomes 11th State In US To Allow Sports GamblingIowa is the only Midwestern state with legalized sports betting. Indiana is set to start next month, and Illinois has approved it but could be several months away from startup because rules are still being drafted.

Vikings

Fan Guide To U.S. Bank Stadium, Home Of The Minnesota VikingsHere’s your guide to make you feel right at home while visiting the home of the Minnesota Vikings!
Vikings Reportedly Place Former 1st-Round Pick Treadwell On Trade BlockTreadwell was the 23rd overall pick at the 2016 NFL Draft. Since then, however, the stats haven't reflected his early pick.
'I Won't Be Addressing None Of That': Adrian Peterson Refuses To Talk Financial WoesAdrian Peterson says he won't be discussing financial woes that came to light over the summer.
Vikings Add Kaare Vedvik As Kicker, PunterThe Minnesota Vikings have spent the first part of training camp in an all-too-familiar search for stability with their specialists for the kicking game.
Blue Jays' Miller Joins Vikings As Chief Operating OfficerThe Minnesota Vikings have named Toronto Blue Jays executive Andrew Miller as chief operating officer.
Vikings Pick Up Kicker Kaare Vedvik From Ravens, Release Snapper Kevin McDermottWith kicker Dan Bailey and punter Matt Wile both struggling, the Vikings traded a fifth-round pick to the Ravens Sunday for Kaare Vedvick.
‘You Got To Be Able To Help Everywhere’: Derron Smith Brings Secondary Savvy To VikingsSafety Derron Smith has spent some time in the NFL, and he'd like to spend more time in the NFL -- specifically with the Vikings.
Vikings Training Camp Is Heaven For Pat ElfleinThe Vikings' Pat Elflein has moved over about 18 inches, from center to guard, and he's learning.
Vikings Look Good On Offense In 34-25 Win Over SaintsKirk Cousins was flawless in his lone series in Minnesota's new offensive scheme, backup Sean Mannion delivered a scoring pass under a heavy rush, and the Vikings defeated New Orleans 34-25 in the preseason opener for both clubs on Friday night.
Limited Edition Vikings-Themed Nikes Available This WeekA limited edition Minnesota Vikings shoe comes out this week.
Vikings Grapple With Injuries Going Into Preseason OpenerAcclimating to a new offense, the Minnesota Vikings are likely to be without at least one offensive starter in their preseason opener at New Orleans on Friday night.
Mark Rosen To Host ‘Halftime Update’ At Vikings Home Games In New PartnershipFans who attend Minnesota Vikings home games this season will be seeing a familiar face. On Wednesday, the Vikings announced a partnership with legendary broadcaster Mark Rosen.

Twins

Homers By Kepler, Schoop Lead Twins Past Rangers 4-3Max Kepler and Jonathan Schoop hit two-run home runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Twins Keep AL Central Lead With 13-6 Win Over RangersLuis Arraez hit the first of three more homers by the slugging Minnesota Twins, putting them ahead to stay in a 13-6 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night.
Rookie Trent Grisham's 3-Run Homer Lifts Brewers Over Twins, 6-5Rookie Trent Grisham hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Wednesday.
Marwin Gonzalez's Blast Off Of Josh Hader Lifts Twins Over Brewers, 7-5Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run home run off of Josh Hader to propel the Minnesota Twins to a come-from-behind 7-5 win.
The Duel Continues: Indians Re-Tie Against Twins In AL CentralThe Indians leaned on their trusty bullpen, with a baseball-best 3.19 ERA entering the game, to create a tie in the division race for the second time in three days.
Odorizzi, Twins End Standings Slide, Top Indians For AL Central LeadJake Odorizzi earned his career-high 13th win and the Twins broke a tie with Cleveland atop the AL Central, beating the Indians 4-1 Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Indians Pull Even For Central Division Lead In 6-2 Win Over TwinsThe Twins are 41 homers away from breaking the all-time major league mark set last season by the New York Yankees.
Twins Fever Proving Lucrative For Businesses Near Target FieldAll the excitement surrounding the Minnesota Twins this season has spilled over to businesses near Target Field in downtown Minneapolis.
Twins Place Nelson Cruz On 10-Day Injured List, Recall Pitcher Cody StashakMinnesota Twins’ designated hitter Nelson Cruz has again been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left wrist strain.
10 Years On, Baseball Fans Are Still In Love With Target FieldAs wins and homeruns rack up at Target Field this summer, fans are returning to the stands -- and they will notice a lot has changed since the ballpark opened 10 years ago.
Braves Hit 4 Homers In 11-7 Win To Take Series From TwinsOzzie Albies homered twice in his second straight four-hit game, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Freddie Freeman both went deep, and the Atlanta Braves again powered their way past the Minnesota Twins 11-7 on Wednesday.
With 3-0 Win, Twins Sweep RoyalsDevin Smeltzer pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins completed a three-game sweep by blanking the Kansas City Royals 3-0 on Sunday.

Timberwolves

Former Timberwolves Player Sebastian Telfair Gets Prison Time In Gun CaseFormer NBA player Sebastian Telfair was sentenced on Monday to 3 1/2 years in prison in his New York City gun case.
Tyus Jones Going To The Grizzlies As Timberwolves Choose Not To Match Offer Tyus Jones is heading to Memphis.
Wolves Name Bryan Gates Assistant CoachThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Friday that Bryan Gates will be taking over the team’s assistant coach role.
Derrick Rose’s Emotional Post-Game Interview Wins NBA Moment Of The Year AwardAfter Derrick Rose scored a career-high 50 points in a Halloween night game against the Utah Jazz, he broke down in the post-game interview.
Suns Take Jarrett Culver At No. 6, Trade Him To WolvesThe Suns used the No. 6 overall pick to take Texas Tech forward Jarrett Culver, but a person with knowledge said they traded him to Minnesota for power forward Dario Saric and the No. 11 pick.
Timberwolves Hosting NBA Draft Viewing Party At Target CenterWant to watch the NBA Draft with fellow Timberwolves fans? Then know that the team sees you and has organized a draft party in downtown Minneapolis.
Derrick Rose's Forthcoming Book Details Jimmy Butler DramaA new book written by Derrick Rose features some insight into the volatile Jimmy Butler situation that ended with his departure from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Bleacher Report Writer Says Wolves' Season Is On Karl-Anthony TownsCBS Local sat with Yaron Weitzman recently to talk about where the Wolves go from here, with a new coach and a new president.
'There's Going To Be Changes': Ryan Saunders Takes The Wheel For The TimberwolvesMeet the youngest one-two management punch in the NBA: new Head Coach Ryan Saunders and new President of Basketball Gersson Rosas.
Ryan Saunders Named Timberwolves Head CoachThe Minnesota Timberwolves have officially named Ryan Saunders head coach. He has been the team's interim head coach since January.
Free Agent Derrick Rose Releases Documentary Amid Uncertain NBA FutureThere are so many questions involving the Minnesota Timberwolves going forward -- and one is the status of free agent Derrick Rose.
Raptors Maul Wolves In 120-100 Victory

Wild

Paul Fenton Fired As Wild GM After Just 1 SeasonWCCO's Mike Max reports that Fenton's firing was the result of bad trades and a lack of good new additions on the off-season. Max added the locker room culture had long been seen as an issue.
Wild Add Zuccarello, Hartman As GM Seeks More 'Hardness'The Minnesota Wild zeroed in on Mats Zuccarello as free agency approached, desiring his competitive drive and playmaking skills for a top-six forward group in need of a new look.
Jaroslav Halak Stops 26 Shots As Bruins Beat Wild 3-0Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves for his fifth shutout of the season and 47th of his career, and the short-handed Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0 on Thursday night.
Zach Parise Returns With 2 Goals; Wild Beat Jets 5-1Zach Parise scored twice in his return from injury, Devan Dubnyk made 32 saves and the Minnesota Wild kept their playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
'Go 'Til We Can't Go Anymore': Wild Still Hopeful For Playoff BerthWith three games left in the regular season, the Wild have their backs against the wall.
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.

Lynx

Mystics Beat Lynx 86-79 To Clinch Playoff SpotAriel Atkins scored 18 points, Emma Meesseman added 17 points and the Washington Mystics clinched a playoff berth with an 86-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.
Lynx's Napheesa Collier Having A Stellar Rookie SeasonNapheesa Collier wanted to make her mark as a rookie for the Minnesota Lynx. With nine games left in the regular season, she's done just that, putting herself on the short list of candidates for the WNBA Rookie of the Year award.
Odyssey Sims' 17 Points Helps Lynx To 89-73 Victory Over LibertyOdyssey Sims had 17 points, Stephanie Talbot added 16 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 89-73 on Tuesday night.
Lynx Sign Forward Jillian AlleyneThe Minnesota Lynx have signed 6-3 forward Jillian Alleyne to a third 7-day contract.
Delle Donne & Mystics Win Over Lynx, 101-78The Mystics shot 54.8% (34 of 62) from the field and made 27 of 29 from the foul line -- their season high for free throw attempts.
Sylvia Fowles, Lynx Break Sun's Streak In 89-57 WinSylvia Fowles had 17 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat Connecticut Sun 89-57 on Friday night.
Napheesa Collier's 22 Points, 11 Boards, 5 Assists Lead Lynx By DreamRookie Napheesa Collier had 22 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 85-69 on Tuesday night.
Toliver Scores 32, Mystics Beat Lynx Before All-Star BreakKristi Toliver scored 20 of her season-high 32 points in the first half, Elena Delle Donne reached 3,500 career points and the Washington Mystics beat the Minnesota Lynx 79-71 on Wednesday.
Seattle Storm Defeat Minnesota Lynx 90-70Natasha Howard scored a career-high 33 points, Sami Whitcomb made five of Seattle's 12 3-pointers and the Storm closed the game on a 10-0 run to beat the Minnesota Lynx 90-79 on Wednesday night.
Odyssey Sims Hits Go-Ahead Jumper, Lynx Beat Sky 73-72Odyssey Sims hit the go-ahead jumper with 6.4 seconds to play and finished with 16 points in the Minnesota Lynx's 73-72 victory over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night.
Stephanie Talbot Scores Career-High 24, Lynx Beat Dream 85-68Stephanie Talbot scored 24 points with five 3-pointers — both career highs — and the Minnesota Lynx used a big third quarter to beat the Atlanta Dream 85-68 on Tuesday night.
Lynx F Christmas-Kelly Out For Season With Right Knee InjuryMinnesota Lynx forward Karima Christmas-Kelly will miss the rest of the season with an injury to her right knee.

Gophers

P.J. Fleck, Gopher Football Program Enters Pivotal SeasonThe Gophers Football team has established a benchmark for success under coach third-year coach P.J. Fleck.
Minnesota Regents Expand Beer & Wine Sales To Basketball, HockeyUniversity of Minnesota regents have voted to allow beer and wine sales in the general seating sections of the school's basketball and hockey arenas.
Gabriele Grunewald, Champion Runner And Former Gopher, Dies After Decade-Long Battle With CancerProfessional runner and former Gopher Gabriele Grunewald died Tuesday night after a decade-long battle with a rare cancer.
Vikings COO Kevin Warren Named Big Ten CommissionerMinnesota Vikings’ chief operating officer Kevin Warren has been named the commissioner of the Big Ten Conference.
Gophers Amir Coffey To Skip Senior Season, Stay In NBA Draft PoolMinnesota scoring leader Amir Coffey will skip his senior season and stay in the NBA draft pool.
Gopher Softball: The Underdog With A BiteThe Minnesota Gophers have been one of the best softball teams in the country all season, but they will still head into the College World Series as big underdogs.
Estrada's 2 Homers Lead Minnesota Past Ohio State In Big TenEduardo Estrada hit two homers to help Minnesota defeat Ohio State 9-6 in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal round on Saturday.
Gophers' Jordan Murphy Seeks To Parlay Into NBA RoleJordan Murphy put his name in the Gopher record books, and now he's trying to make a name and make some money by impressing professional scouts.
Can Beer Bring Back Gopher Fans?University President Eric Kaler thinks broader beer and wine sales at Mariucci and Williams arenas can help boost sagging attendance.
Gophers Signs 6-10 Center Sam Freeman Of DallasMinnesota has signed 6-foot-10 center Sam Freeman to a national letter of intent, giving the Gophers two incoming freshmen next season.
Gopher Basketball Coach Pitino Agrees To Contract ExtensionThe University of Minnesota head men's basketball coach Richard Pitino agreed to a two-year contract extension, the university announced Sunday.
Gophers’ Amir Coffey Says He’ll Enter 2019 NBA DraftAfter a season that brought the Gophers men’s basketball team to the NCAA tournament, Amir Coffey has announced big plans.

HS Sports

'I'm A Lucky Guy': Cretin-Derham Hall Alum Chuck Miesbauer Becomes Head Football CoachOne of Minnesota's premier programs -- St. Paul’s Cretin-Derham Hall -- has a new leader.
Viral Video: Minnesota Teen Schools Steph Curry, Dunks On HimA good way to go viral online is to get video of yourself outplaying NBA star Steph Curry, who had invited you to an elite basketball camp for young players, and dunking on the back-to-back MVP winner.
Good Question: How Are Kids' Sports Physicals Different From Regular Ones?Doctors recommend all children get an annual physical, but the Minnesota Sports High School League requires a more intensive sports physical every three years.
'Just Keep Going Higher': Mounds View's Julia Fixsen Looks Back On History-Making Pole Vaulting CareerThe best pole vaulter in state history will not be competing at the state meet this weekend -- but she had one heck of a high school career.
Retirement Can’t Stop Legendary Track Coach Gary WilsonThe old saying goes that if you find something you love to do, you will never work a day in your life. Once coaching got into Gary Wilson's blood, it never let go.
Burnsville Teen Sean Floersch Beat Cancer, Then Threw A No-HitterIt's a funny phenomenon that some of the most successful people in sports, and in life, are the ones who have gone through the most adversity. That's certainly true of Sean Floersch, who has certainly been successful at both.
Litchfield High School Senior Breaks 36-Year State Baseball RecordLast Friday, a baseball player from Litchfield broke a state record that had stood for 36 years. Owen Boerema extended his hitting streak to a never-been-seen-before 34 games in a row.
Blake's Robbie Grace Is Looking Forward To Go FarBlake senior Robbie Grace is so good at the long jump, she's better than most at the college level.
Meet Eagan Tennis Ace Maxim ZagrebelnyMaxim Zagrebelny may have the most mispronounced name in high school tennis -- but it's time we all learned how to say it right!
After Year Of Immense Tragedy, Unbeaten Minnetonka Boys Lacrosse Team Soldiers OnThe Minnetonka boys lacrosse team is unbeaten and ranked number one in the state. In the last year, they've had to overcome tragedy off the field in a major way.
Matthew Hurt, Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball, Heads To DukeRochester John Marshall High School basketball star Matthew Hurt -- named the top senior in the state and the most recruited -- has decided on a college.
Scandia Sixth Grader Bella Leonhart Tees Up At Augusta NationalTiger Woods wasn't the only golfer with a big week at Augusta National this past week. A slightly less well-known story was that of Scandia Elementary sixth grader Bella Leonhart.

FanSided

Cris Carter believes the Packers could win the Super Bowl this seasonThe former All-Pro Minnesota Vikings wide receiver recently discussed how successful he thinks the Green Bay Packers could be during the upcoming season. During his Hall of Fame career with the Minnesota Vikings, Cris Carter had some impressive performances whenever he faced the Green Bay Packers. ...
Breaking down Jordan Bell's role with the Minnesota TimberwolvesAfter a volatile first two seasons in the Bay, Jordan Bellspurned playoff mainstays to join a young group that shares his hunger to prove themselves and get the Minnesota Timberwolves back to the playoffs. As a sparsely used player for the perennial championship-contendingGolden State Warriors, Jor...
5 Vikings Opposing Players to Watch: Preseason Week 2 vs. SeahawksThe Seattle Seahawks come to town this Sunday night to take on our beloved Minnesota Vikings. Here are five Seahawks players to watch in that contest. The Minnesota Vikings have their first home game of the 2019 preseason this Sunday night when the Seattle Seahawks come to town to take on the Vikin...
Putting together an All-Time Minnesota Wild lineupAny all-time Minnesota Wild lineup starts with Marian Gaborik. But who joins the team's all time-leading goal scorer? Let's take a crack at it! https://twitter.com/NHLonNBCSports/status/1162107073204801536 LW: Zach Parise. At 35 years old and six years left on his contract Parise has...
Do the Wild need to tear down the roster?The date was July 4th, 2012, it's quite possibly one of the more exciting days in the history of the Minnesota Wild. The Wild front office excited their fans with the signings of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to 13-year, $98 million contracts. Parise, the hometown kid was the top free agent on ...