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Patrick Reusse

Patrick Reusse has been covering sports in the Twin Cities since 1968.

October 10, 2017
Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco forces out Cleveland Indians' Austin Jackson at second base and throws out Jose Ramirez at first base to complete the d

Reusse: Big reason Molitor's still here? His Twins caught the ball

Skip the defensive analytics and look at the basics: Twins went from 126 errors to 78, and from 15th to second fewest in AL. "Most nights, we made the right plays," manager Paul Molitor said.
October 7, 2017
Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve was overcome with emotion as she spoke to fans at Thursday night's WNBA Championship victory rally.

Reusse: Lynx now, Lakers then have parallels

The Lynx have had a nucleus of four standouts for the four titles, and the Lakers also had a nucleus of four stars for most of their dynastic run.
October 4, 2017
Miguel Sano

Reusse: 2018 Twins need more pitching, less than 290 pounds of Sano

The Twins have a lineup for this to be a real turnaround, not another mirage. But it's going to take two new starters, two more relievers and Miguel Sano to decide to be great.
October 2, 2017

Reusse: Vegas hero Todd Blyleven once followed in father's footsteps

Todd was in the concert crowd at the Las Vegas shooting -- and he did all he could to help.
September 30, 2017

Reusse: College basketball's shady deals nothing new

How long have financial scams like the one revealed in last week's FBI indictment existed? "I think forever," one former shoe rep said.
September 30, 2017

An old man looks to solve mystery of his anti-Duke obsession in hoops

Why is the only thing that matters when the NCAA bracket is revealed is finding a team to Duke? This question needs an answer.
September 30, 2017

Reusse: Labor required from pitchers was bit different for '67 Twins

Sunday marks the end of regular season when Twins returned to playoff. It also marks the 50th anniversary of a painful loss in Fenway Park.
September 23, 2017

Reusse: Dream Team showed value of star power

Now 25 years later, taking NBA legends to the Olympics remains an epic and long-serving marketing triumph for basketball.
September 22, 2017
Reusse: Thibodeau has found something new to stress himself out

Reusse: Thibodeau has found something new to stress himself out

The Wolves left town for over two weeks on Friday. The players can expect to hear much in that time from Coach Thibodeau on a proper defensive closeout.
September 20, 2017

Reusse: Upheaval in D.C. golf doesn't mean PGA Tour is headed to Twin Cities

Quicken Loans tournament still on 2018 schedule, but there's no listed location. Congressional has bowed out as a future host.
September 18, 2017
August 26, 1982: Gene Okerlund jousted with Jesse (the Body) Ventura (right) and his manager, Bobby (The Brain) Heenan, (center).

Reusse: Bobby (the Brain) Heenan was wrestling's wonderful weasel

Rivals, promoters and interviewers loved pro wrestling provocateur Bobby (the Brain) Heenan. Fans hated the Weasel. It was the perfect combination.
September 17, 2017
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer celebrated his grand slam with Jorge Polanco in the fifth inning at Target Field on Sunday

Reusse: Twins headed off potential for disaster with Sunday's rally

Former Twins manager Gene Mauch used to call a short losing streak a "snag,'' and another loss on Sunday had the potential to turn a snag into a season-killing slump.
September 16, 2017

Reusse: 'Golden Boy' De La Hoya always easy to root for

Oscar De La Hoya has had plenty of critics — even if he did much to carry boxing in the 16 years from his gold medal in Barcelona in the summer of 1992, through the 2008 Manny Pacquiao fight.
September 16, 2017

Pressly remains a keeper, even if the price reaches $3 million-plus

It has been a season of ill-advised pitching decisions and bad luck for Ryan Pressly. That doesn't change his stuff, which still should play.
September 8, 2017
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson

Reusse: Getting a lift toward the playoffs from (are you ready?) Kyle Gibson

Gibson was called key to 2016 season, and he was in a bad sort of way. Now, he's acting like a key to Twins' chance in the American League wild-card mess.
August 31, 2017
Minnesota Twins pitchers Ervin Santana and Jose Berrios

Reusse: Twins have true No. 1 starters for now and the future

Baseball observers often apply a ridiculous standard for a 'true' No. 1. Realistically, Ervin Santana has been one in 2017 and Jose Berrios is on track to take over.
August 26, 2017

Reusse: Millers take the long way to another state amateur baseball title

The Millers completed a three-peat with an improbable 11-9 victory accomplished in front of a good crowd to win the 2017 Class A tournament..
August 21, 2017

Reusse: NAIA stars stole the show at 1967 Pan Am Games auditions

The trials used to select the Pan Am Games basketball team were held in early April at Williams Arena.
August 18, 2017

Reusse: Altercation on Twins team bus in '67 included gun

There were reports in Minneapolis newspapers on a 'fracas' between Oliva, Uhlaender and Boswell. Tony O. was asked about it on Friday, and gave some details.
August 10, 2017
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morr

Reusse: Colon's casual style brings back carefree childhood memories

Bartolo Colon was masterful, hysterical and cooler than Cool Hand Luke in seven scoreless innings in Milwaukee.
August 4, 2017
Ervin Santana is one Twins player who some teams have inquired about in recent weeks.

Reusse: It took awhile, but Twins management caved in to reality

It was always a mirage that the 2017 Twins were a playoff contender. When Cleveland and Kansas City got hot, this club was done for the year.
July 29, 2017

Reusse: Selig's career rode a 'Hurricane' wind

Sixty years to the day of 'Hurricane' Bob Hazle's first start for the Milwaukee Braves, Bud Selig will make his Hall of Fame speech.
July 26, 2017
Minnesota NCAA college football head coach P.J. Fleck speaks at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago, Monday, July 24, 2017. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)

Reusse: Pennsylvania sportswriter figures out 'cartoon character' Fleck

Stability is a perfectly fine word and quest for Gophers football. It doesn't work for our the new University of Minnesota football coach, though.
July 24, 2017
Reusse: Kundla, Mikkelsen were a tandem that couldn't be topped

Reusse: Kundla, Mikkelsen were a tandem that couldn't be topped

John Kundla went from Vern Mikkelsen's coach with the Minneapolis Lakers to a close friend for most of their long lives.
July 19, 2017
Free agent signee Jamal Crawford looked pleased to join Wolves President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Tom Thibodeau in a roster built to conten

Reusse: Wolves have made too many solid moves for this to be another failure

Championships are something to dream about. The Wolves right now are dealing with the reality they have to get back in NBA's competitive mix.