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Twins
August 15
Minnesota Twins second baseman Luis Arraez (2) celebrated with third base coach Tony Diaz (46) after Arraez tripled in the bottom of the fourth inning

From odds to injuries: Five things to know about the Twins

As the baseball title race swings into its final weeks, here's a look at how the Twins are faring compared to their rivals. You can choose your level of concern.
Twins
August 13
Today's Twins game on YouTube. Here are the details

Today's Twins game on YouTube. Here are the details

You won't be able to find the telecast of today's Twins-Milwaukee game on Fox Sports North. It's being shown on YouTube, instead.
Sports
August 12
Little bomba: Coon Rapids slugger circles bases with joy after huge home run

Little bomba: Coon Rapids slugger circles bases with joy after huge home run

We can debate how much attention we should pay to 12-year-olds playing baseball. But we can't argue about the joy Jameson Kuznia's showed after his home run sent Coon Rapids to the Little League World Series.
Twins
July 18
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Trevor May (65) was roughed up in the seventh inning Wednesday at Target Field July,17 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.

Prolific tweeter, troubled reliever: May tries a farewell to Twitter

After giving up another clutch home run in Wednesday's loss to the Mets, Twins reliever Trevor May decided to stay off Twitter for awhile. Here's how it unfolded.
Twins
July 16
Former Twins pitcher Viola ejected — for arguing with a 'robot' umpire

Former Twins pitcher Viola ejected — for arguing with a 'robot' umpire

You knew it was only a matter of time before the first bizarre incident took place involving automated ball and strike calls. But did you expected it to involved Viola, the MVP of the 1987 World Series?
Sports
July 15
Record Pick 4 payout at Canterbury: The winner tells his story

Record Pick 4 payout at Canterbury: The winner tells his story

A horse player from New York had a hunch about late races at Canterbury Park on Friday night. One of his bets turned into a track-record five-figure payday. How did he do it and how did it feel?
Twins
June 24
Former Twins star Joe Mauer's No. 7 was retired in a ceremony at Target Field on June 15.

Joe Mauer, Hall of Famer? A debate that will rage on and on and on

In about 4 1/2 years, Hall of Fame voters will be faced with the question of whether Joe Mauer belongs in baseball's Hall of Fame. It's kind of complicated.
Twins
June 19
Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora (20) yelled at an umpire after the game at Target Field early Wednesday morning June 19, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.

Boston manager melts down after 17th-inning call -- then apologizes

Red Sox manager Alex Cora went after the umpires following the Twins' 17-inning victory over his team, and then saw that he was out of line.
Wolves
June 17
Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura winds up for a slam dunk late in the Bulldogs' 90-84 win against Ohio State during the second round of the NCAA Tournament Wes

Mock draft report: Who will the Timberwolves take on Thursday?

The Wolves have the 11th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday, and there isn't much consensus on the direction the team will take. Here's a look at some of the options.
Loons
June 12
United States' Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring her team's ninth goal during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between the United State

13 'GOOOOLs!' Legendary announcer Cantor enthusiastic to the end

If you didn't see (and hear), the Spanish-language brioadcast of Tuesday's 13-0 game between the USA and Thailand, we have all of the goal calls right here.
Wolves
May 13
Basketball fans cheer for the Toronto Raptors before claiming victory over the Philadelphia 76ers outside Maple Leaf Square during the second half of

Korean game winner! 'Kawhi Leonard' only words you need to know

If you haven't watched the incredible game-winning basket that ended the Toronto-Philadelphia series, start with this one from Korean TV.
Twins
May 9
Minnesota Twins Jonathan Schoop, left, is congratulated by Eddie Rosario, center, and Nelson Cruz after hitting a three-run home run against the Balti

Five comparisons between these Twins and those Twins

The Twins are returning from demolishing Toronto (and surviving a weekend vs. the Yankees) with the best record in baseball. Let's make some comparisons between present and past.
Vikings
April 17
Jonah Williams

Vikings mock draft round-up: Pick an offensive lineman, but which one?

There's a strong consensus that the Vikings should use their first-round draft pick for an offensive lineman? Which one, though, brings a wide array of opinions.
Gophers
April 9
Four things we're thinking about as the Final Four wraps up

Four things we're thinking about as the Final Four wraps up

How did Virginia ever lose to a No. 16 seed last year? How did they react in Lubbock? Those were among the things we tried to answer as the Final Four ended its run in Minneapolis.
Twins
March 28
That 24-inch chili dog at Target Field. It'll cost how much?

That 24-inch chili dog at Target Field. It'll cost how much?

The Twins showed off new food items for the media earlier this week. But the price tags weren't released until later. Here they are.
Sports
March 25
Duke's Zion Williamson, right, shoots over Central Florida's Tacko Fall during the second half of a second-round men's college basketball game in the

How close did Duke come to taking a fall and busting your bracket?

Here's how close Duke came to becoming history in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Only a series of improbable last-minute plays saved the Blue Devils.
Gophers
March 19
Get ready for a long U tournament run (in the women's NIT, that is)

Get ready for a long U tournament run (in the women's NIT, that is)

A website tracking women's NIT probabilities says the Gophers have the second-best chance to win it all.
Gophers
March 18
North Dakota State: Tops in football, but in basketball ... not by a long shot

North Dakota State: Tops in football, but in basketball ... not by a long shot

You can make an argument that, under the circumstances, NDSU got the best possible outcome in the NCAA basketball tournament -- despite a potential date with Duke.
Gophers
February 21
Justice Sullivan

Justice Sullivan lands Gophers football scholarship offer

Justice Sullivan, the son of former basketball standout and recent Star Tribune profile subject Jake Sullivan, is a sophomore defensive end at Eden Prairie.
Gophers
February 20
Bigger night: A record-setting star or the girls who watched with Whalen?

Bigger night: A record-setting star or the girls who watched with Whalen?

Every now and then, you go to a game to watch one thing and get caught up in something unexpected. That happened at Lakeville North on Tuesday for the kids who ended up hanging out with Gophers coach Lindsay Whalen.
Gophers
February 18
NCAA chances? U men, women in different places than you'd think

NCAA chances? U men, women in different places than you'd think

The women with their 19-7 record, including a 12-0 start and six-game winning streak, are in better position for the postseason than the up-and-down 17-9 men, right?
Gophers
February 6
Wisconsin's Happ blows kisses to taunting Gophers fans

Wisconsin's Happ blows kisses to taunting Gophers fans

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin's All-Big Ten senior big man, finished his career without a loss at Williams Arena and said goodbye to his rivals in a happy manner.
Gophers
February 5
College coach whose team scored 200 points. 'I knew I would take heat'

College coach whose team scored 200 points. 'I knew I would take heat'

Greenville University coach George Barber said: "There was a palpable shift in the crowd in the final minutes from 'Will they win?' to 'Will they get 200?' You could feel it."
Sports
February 4
Team scores 200 points in victory. But is this the right way to do it?

Team scores 200 points in victory. But is this the right way to do it?

Basketball games sometimes get out of hand. But you can have a good debate about how Greenville University reached 200 points in its victory over the weekend.
High Schools
January 30
The game that WAS played as scheduled: Roseau vs. Warroad

The game that WAS played as scheduled: Roseau vs. Warroad

This is not an attempt to shame the schools around Minnesota that were wise enough to call off every scheduled athletic contest on Tuesday. Every contest except for one.