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The Vikings last played in the NFC title game in January 2010. Defensive end Brian Robison will be the lone holdover to be playing for…
The Vikings put a 27-10 shellacking on the Cowboys in Dallas in 1973 en route to the Super Bowl. Don't be surprised if we see that again Sunday in Philadelphia.
The first start Drew Brees made in the Big Ten was as a sophomore vs. the Gophers on Oct. 3, 1998, at Purdue. Final: Boilermakers, 56-21.
The environment surrounding the Twins has changed dramatically since Derek Falvey took over the baseball operation from Terry Ryan.
Ryan Connelly was offered one scholarship out of high school at Eden Prairie. He walked on at Wisconsin, and last week played a big role in the Badgers' Orange Bowl victory over Miami.
Betsy Bissen was a volunteer photographer for Twins Daily and was credentialed a few times per summer to shoot games at Target Field. The website…
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has been willing to throw the men's basketball schedule into full turmoil to continue the mirage that Rutgers has given the Big Ten legitimate entry into the New York market.
Despite an oft-repeated and not entirely correct story about his time among bears in Alaska, Jeff Overbaugh will be snapping in a true NFL game -- against the Chicago Bears -- for the first time.
The Minneapolis Fire Department had closed a firehouse on 33rd Avenue N. years ago and it was standing empty until restaurant owner Ryan Burnet came up with a plan.
Rachael Caruso recently was diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer.
The football addiction remains, and the former Gophers coach wouldn't object to a consulting job like he had at Kansas State.
Jeffrey Loria was the head of an ownership group that bought the Montreal Expos at a distressed price before the 2000 season. Legend has it,…
When you look across the history of Timberwolves, you can't avoid the connection between Thibodeau and Bill Musselman.
What any contending team in the NFL comes to appreciate on the offensive line is a reliable utility man. And at 6-6, 310-pounds, Jeremiah Sirles can play both guards and tackles.
Jack Morris' call to Cooperstown means he will join Dave Winfield and Paul Molitor as St. Paul players forever donned in bronze.
The common practice for major league athletes is to pay taxes in the states that they are visiting to compete. This means that if the…
There were 255 players taken in the 2006 NFL draft and Tom Johnson was not among them but now is on on a defensive line made to win.
Tony Levine, a former Gophers wide receiver who coached at the University of Houston, said that pro scouts "tried to come up with every reason they could to ignore" Keenum's college statistics and success.
The former Southern Miss QB has made an impact this season as a St. Thomas wide receiver.
Last week was the first time that the entire family of Gophers star senior Dalianliz Rosaro was in Minnesota at the same time to see her play for the U.
Ahead 22-0, the Tommies wound up grateful for a 29-13 victory over Berry College in a D-III second-round playoff game.
It's time to welcome honored guests once again to the Turkey Banquet - the 40th edition of the time-honored tradition. Who takes home the Grand Gobbler this year?
Ron Stolski will bring his Brainerd Warriors to U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday for the state semifinals. "He's incredible. He's a football poet," one of his friends explained.
Ron Stolski is in his 56th season as a head coach in Minnesota high school football and in his 43rd season at Brainerd. Stolski is…
Evan Clark is a gentleman, and good receiver St. John's should make an effort to get more involved in the offense.
Brian Dozier had an outstanding series in the field in late July, causing me to suggest on Twitter that he should be the leading candidate…
Trevor May was a high school pitcher in Washington when he was selected in the fourth round of the 2008 draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. Soon after, he was exposed to Roy Halladay.
The drives from Mankato paid off for the Gophers senior middle blocker.
Former manager Tom Kelly had the benefit of several stouthearted Twins pitchers and still had to work some magic to get through two championship battles.
The Houston Astros played the third home World Series game in their 56 seasons as a franchise Friday night. The local personality selected to throw…
Eight weeks after making national news on the wrong side of a 98-0 loss to St. John's. St. Scholastica is two victories away from making the Division III playoffs out of the UMAC.
Based on Tuesday's unspirited performance, we now have strong evidence of how greatly the Wolves need Jimmy Butler for his play and his scowl.
The "every team gets a chance'' philosophy of playoff competition that permeates the MSHSL's tournament schedule should be dropped for football.
Fans were enthusiastic both by the revamped building and the revamped roster.
He is "Jim Pete" to Minnesota basketball fans, and for the past decade, he's been our version of Harry Caray with the Cubs or Bob Uecker with the Brewers through all of their losing seasons.
Jan Gangelhoff was 56 when she died from cancer in March 2005. This was unfortunate for Jan, family and friends, and perhaps in the wake…
It took Wild fans about five minutes to get over last season's playoff exit, and season-ticket holders renewed at a rate of 98 percent.
Beating Michigan State would be a monumental achievement for the Gophers, especially with their coach's constant woe-is-my-roster spiel in his campaign to lower expectations during his first year.
Five local sports figures that find themselves on the wrong side of public opinion, and wrongly.
There was mention made after the Lynx's latest title of the 10 championships now won by Minnesota pro basketball teams: six for the Minneapolis Lakers…
Wednesday's crowd was announced at 14,632, an absolute sellout, and they weren't lying like most teams and promoters lie about attendance. It was full to the back rows
UNLV won what remains its only NCAA men's basketball title in 1990 with a 103-73 victory over Duke. In the immediate aftermath, several of the…
Seven years after the Twins last postseason appearance, Eduardo Escobar is the second coming of "Everyday Eddie."
Mollie's Muggers reached an even 800 runs Wednesday, and are fourth in the major leagues behind the Astros, Yankees and Cubs in runs scored.
Bryan Steinsapir came to Minnesota in August 2014 from Santiago, Chile and on Saturday made two field goals for St. Thomas.
The Timberwolves are in San Diego for a week of training camp. The most famous basketball unit in history also officially assembled in San Diego,…
The St. Thomas quarterback left the Gophers when Jerry Kill's health forced him to resign as head coach. "I could tell there wasn't much interest in me" when Tracy Claeys took over.
After a year at Penn State as a preferred walk-on, Jackson Erdmann gained the starting job at St. John's and threw 11 touchdown passes in three victories to open the 2016 season.
Oscar De La Hoya started Golden Boy Promotions in 2002. He was the main attraction in the early years, and was involved with two mega-promotions:…
Eddie Rosario on Wednesday night belted the game-winning home run but also scored on an unconventional sequence in the second inning.
Class 4A Hutchinson finds itself in the wide-ranging, 22-team North Central District, with one 6A team (Buffalo), 15 5A teams and six 4A teams.
The launch of "Monday Night Football" at the start of the 1970s eventually led to that of ESPN at the end of the decade: on Sept. 7, 1979.
Basketball was the first major league sport in the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis Lakers won six titles (one NBL, five NBA) from 1948 through 1954.…
Paul Molitor has rallied the Twins to their best baseball in August, after Derek Falvey and his brain trust seemed to give up by trading Jaime Garcia and Brandon Kintzler at the nonwaiver July 31 deadline.
Here's what the new coach has inherited: a fabulous new $170 million facility, full funding for assistants and recruiting and a nucleus of a 9-4 team coming off an upset bowl victory.
The State Amateur baseball tournament started in 1924. It went through several formats through the decades. By the 1960s, there were complaints about the unfair…
The St. John's season that starts next Saturday vs. St. Scholastica will be only the fifth since Gagliardi stopped coaching the Johnnies.
It wasn't easy, but Minnesota hit the big time 50 years ago as a sports market. The Gophers won a title. The North Stars and Bud Grant arrived. Pro basketball returned and the Twins nearly won a pennant.
You were a greater obstacle to Vikings success when you were in the lineup than when you were out of it. You ruined Teddy Bridgewater's development, too. That's what people are saying, anyway.
The 50th anniversary of a phenomenal 1967 on the Minnesota sports scene is being celebrated in Sunday's Star Tribune. Beyond the happenings with the major…
Following prostate cancer surgery in April, former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is with the Diamondbacks as a bench coach. It's the perfect weekend for Arizona to be here for a visit.
With the golf season now likely to end with the Tour Championship on Labor Day weekend starting in 2019, there are potential new markets (including the Twin Cities) looking for places to host on a crowded summer schedule.
How the NFL classifies Teddy Bridgewater's service time in the league relative to his contract status isn't sitting right with some.
Ezekiel Elliott's suspension has set up a battle for supremacy between Dallas owner Jerry Jones and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. There is no winner.
Dozier does everything well in the field, including turn the double play. He can run. He has outstanding power. He's a complete player. This is the second consecutive season that he's the best player on the club, and possibly the third in a row.
Two all-time favorite World Series teams of mine lost two all-time competitors in a 24-hour period.
I never had a chance to cover a game coached by Parseghian. Even better, I had the good luck to watch his return to Notre Dame football on the practice field in April 1981.
It's too hot in D.C. for the nation's birthday? Certainly, Blaine would welcome that weekend on the PGA Tour schedule.
Lee Janzen watched Tom Watson chip in on the 17th hole on his way to winning the 1982 U.S. Open. Less than a decade later, he was paired in the U.S. Open with his idol.
Improved putting has helped Janzen to three top-10 finishes on the Champions Tour this season.
Brandon Zylstra, a former star at Concordia-Moorhead and New London-Spicer High School, is among the top receivers in the Canadian Football League this season.
Bud Selig will be among the five new Hall of Famers to be inducted in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday. The election to the Hall was…
When Danielle Andersen isn't spending time with her son Easton or her husband Kory, she can be found at the table in Nevada.
During the 1988 All-Star Game visit to Cincinnati, then-Twins manager Tom Kelly couldn't say no to checking out Secretariat.
Retiring former manager Tom Kelly's number 10 in 2012 wasn't enough. Now he has the eighth statue on the plaza outside Target Field.
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