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In his second stint on the job, the former Trader Terry has become the general manager of mild moves.
A team that has proved itself so different from its four, losing, predecessors, has something in common with every Twins team since 2001:
Two-time Pro-Bowler Chad Greenway is many things you might not suspect, but is defined by the ways he conforms to the stereotype of a small-town Midwestern father.
The last time the Vikings had a roster this talented and added a quarterback who knew what he was doing, they almost went to the Super Bowl.
If you care only about football, or choose to care only about football in this case, Adrian Peterson's new deal makes sense.
The captain has his hands full trying to right the U.S. ship.
John Randle’s first Minnesota bus ride led to a Hall of Fame career. His son’s illness led him back to Minnesota, where he found St. David’s.
Paul Molitor is a baseball Hall of Famer whose managerial style is defined by humility. "He's got everybody believing in themselves," said one Twins official.
Off the field, the All-Star closer has just one objective: keeping that left arm humming.
A flock of young athletes has graduated from puberty to the outskirts of stardom in Minnesota, making the Twins, Timberwolves and Vikings as simultaneously promising as they have been for decades.
Brian Dozier will find out today whether he’ll make the All-Star team. He sounds neither optimistic nor impressed with the current mechanism.
The team's new No. 4 hitter is quickly proving he belongs in the majors. “He changes the way pitchers have to approach us," Torii Hunter said.
The Royals’ rise to AL power, without the benefit of or reliance upon payroll or power, demonstrates that the path to the World Series is smoother than it has been in decades.
Let’s break new ground. Let’s use a sentence never before uttered or written. The Minnesota Timberwolves can’t screw this up.
If Thursday’s playoff-quality victory proved anything, it would be that the Twins would be wise to continue investing faith and time in their best young players.
In just three games with the Twins, Byron Buxton already has flashed his rare, pure-athlete talent.
Stew Thornley is stereotypical baseball geek, except when sky diving, bear wrestling, writing books about obscure topics or visiting Hall of Famers’ grave sites.
“I fly by the seat of my pants,'' Mike Zimmer says. And that's working.
The University of Minnesota isn’t specifically discriminating against female athletes. The school is discriminating against unprofitable sports.
Joe Mauer’s OPS ranks behind Brian Dozier, Torii Hunter, Trevor Plouffe, Eddie Rosario, Oswaldo Arcia and Eduardo Nunez.
“I don’t know if fans wanted to see me in the rotation, the way the last two years have gone,” Mike Pelfrey said. “But I knew how the ball was coming out of my hand this spring.”
The last time a horse won racing’s Triple Crown, ESPN didn’t even mention it. Because ESPN did not yet exist.
The NFL’s treatment of player health, which has ranged from cynical to criminal, has become exposed in recent years, and marginally improved.
If there are 12 steps to public recovery, Adrian Peterson might have taken a couple in one bound. So is it now time to turn the page to football, and only football?
After a victory, the Twins repair to their clubhouse, turn on the fog and light machines, and demand that the star of the game dance in the middle of the floor.
Twins closer Glen Perkins is so normal, it’s easy to forget he’s unique.
Adrian Peterson has a point when it comes to NFL contracts. There are players who have been harmed, but he is not the guy to be a martyr.
Brian Dozier might currently be the best second baseman in the American League, and he credits Paul Molitor with more than making him an effective leadoff hitter.
With a loaded farm system and a winning big-league team, Twins General Manager Terry Ryan will soon have a rare problem: too many worthwhile players.
Minnesota fans are known for jeering departed athletes when they return. That is not what happened on Saturday afternoon at Ridgedale.
CHS Field is a work of art, and Saints owner Mike Veeck’s still a piece of work.
Receiving the top pick in the NBA draft is important not necessarily because of what it means for the roster as what it symbolizes for the franchise.
When Miguel Sano entered the Twins’ organization, Trevor Plouffe became labeled a placeholder. Now he’s contending with Brian Dozier to become known as the Twins’ best all-around player.
Under first-year manager Paul Molitor, the Twins are better than expected for unexpected reasons.
Joe Mauer or Torii Hunter. Who has been a better value? The answer might surprise you.
The NBA’s clutch-and-grab tactics have hurt the sport while hockey has soared.
Three veteran voices have fueled unexpected success.
The atmosphere is “light years ahead” of last season.
The division alignment favored by Wild owner Craig Leipold could haunt him for a decade.
When the Wild needed to win the most, Thomas Vanek gave the least. Vanek isn’t the Wild’s only problem. He’s merely the most obvious.
The Wild needs more help from Thomas Vanek, Chris Stewart, Jason Pominville and Mikko Koivu
In Game 1, the Wild winger missed a crucial chance — the kind Chicago seems to convert.
The Wild’s usually-reliable defense handed Chicago three goals in the first period, and Devan Dubnyk whiffed on a long shot in the last minute of the second.
Wild players Ryan Suter and Devan Dubnyk use smarts and attitudes as boosts to their stamina.
Analyzing the Vikings GM’s moves is a sport in itself.
Zach Parise's two goals and Mike Yeo's pregame challenge were cause for celebration throughout the day.
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock says physical play causes game-to-game changes.
It was predictable that if the Wild was to win Game 5, goalie Devan Dubnyk would have to perform well. What surprised was the identity of his supporting cast.
Ken Hitchcock knows what to say and when to say it. The Blues coach has his team back in the series with the Wild.
When Ott actually had a chance to help his team with a third-period breakaway, he lost the puck, then fanned on a pass in the crease. He’s not a hockey player; he’s a rodeo clown.
You know the old hockey saying: It’s not a playoff series until someone patronizingly pats you on the head. Steve Ott did so to Jason…
The Twins might have to consider rushing top prospect Byron Buxton to the majors to play center field.
Ugly as the Wolves have been, they are in an enviable position moving forward.
The public’s thirst for the next big thing is so unquenchable that often the thirst persists even before the previous big thing has departed.
For 72 holes, Jordan Spieth, 21, never lost grip on his first major title.
Mickelson, Rose shone but were relegated to Sunday sideshow.
Jordan Spieth survived his first double bogey of the Masters on the 17th hole before a nervy flop-shot on 18 left him four shots ahead.
Tiger Woods' putter wavered a bit Saturday, but not his intensity in a Masters third-round 68.
Jordan Spieth set a Masters record with bold strokes — and timely restraint
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Mark O’Meara popped onto the Masters radar Friday with rounds in the 60s.
Jordan Spieth’s 64 might rattle other players if they didn’t like him so much.
Before his impressive round, Charley Hoffman secured some big-name signatures for charity.
Rory McIlroy has been able, unlike Tiger, to win majors but not be swallowed by fame.
Two-time Masters winner believes his demeanor has improved since rookie year.
Once the proud owner of a thousand-yard glare, a patented brand of athletic arrogance and an unparalleled résumé, Woods is becoming more human by the day. And that’s a terrible thing for the game.
Not much of interest happened Monday to commemorate Paul Molitor’s debut as Twins manager.
With the return of Torii Hunter and Eddie Guardado, the Twins’ clubhouse this spring was once again loud and funny.
Archaic, often-ridiculed metrics like “quality starts” can be far more important than any advanced metrics for a tam like the Twins.
A bright career likely awaits Woodbury’s Aayushi Sarkar, 13, and it starts Sunday with an event at Augusta National.
Even for those raised on meat-and-potato American sports, big-time soccer in downtown Minneapolis will be a welcome entree in a city that offers almost everything else.
Minneapolis’ evolving population mix seems an ideal fit for MLS
Once universally beloved in Minnesota, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has jumped the shark with his recent behavior.
The Vikings are gambling that Mike Wallace won’t be another diva receiver.
The junior from Ontario made 19 saves to improve to 28-3-3 as the Gophers won their third NCAA title in four seasons.
Devan Dubnyk isn’t just glove-saving a season. He’s becoming a first star of Minnesota sports history.