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Long before the budding brouhaha over St. Thomas' giant presence in the MIAC, there was outcry over St. John's and its lopsided scores.
Never has so much emphasis been put on spinning the baseball as in this game now driven by high-tech analysis. And Tyler Duffey sees his curveball as three pitches.
There will be a meeting of the 13 MIAC presidents on April 18 to decide whether to move forward with the action of changing league bylaws, and expelling enrollment-rich St. Thomas.
Truax fight at the Armory is stopped after head butt.
The Dons were the first team to win an NCAA title with three black starters
The $250 million Allianz Field opens Saturday for the Loons, the latest shiny-new shrine for the Twin Cities sports market.
While others add up dollar signs and ratings points Tuesday, let's celebrate the most important thing: excellent basketball.
Tigers coach Bruce Pearl was on his way for the coaches' handshake, and then he and his players and the Auburn horde in the stands became aware that a foul had been called.
Ryan Saunders, 32, has the backing of Timberwolves players and from afar. Plus, the Wolves still owe a sizable chunk of money to Tom Thibodeau.
We already were required to watch two of coach Mike Krzyzewski's five national champions celebrate here. Seeing Zion Williamson wasn't a good enough reason to root for Duke to be here again.
Minnesota has been every bit the State of Basketball in widespread interest as it has been the State of Hockey. You just need to know where to look.
This winter, he saw 60 high school games around the state as a member of the Mr. Basketball committee. He's also a constant presence at MIAC and junior college games – and even keeps up with the Spanish League on TV.
Good news for the Twins: Without radical changes to its lineup, it's not going to take 90 wins to unseat Cleveland in the AL Central.
Ole Gunderson ran 49 yards for a touchdown on his first carry in 1969, and the Oles were 25-2 in Gunderson's three seasons.
Only minutes into the season opener, Jose Berrios had done a couple of things that caused Johan Santana to come immediately to mind.
Opening Day arrives with an adjusted Twins team preparing to play an altered game. But there are some signs of hope for 2019 that you may not have noticed.
Five years ago, Eddie was serving a suspension and Wilin was a starting catcher in the majors. Now Eddie might be the best player on the Twins while Wilin is trying to stick with them.
Jim Essian hit 33 home runs in a 12-year big-league career with five teams. He hit four of those for the White Sox between June 24 and July 3, 1977, against the Twins
The Twins made three significant trades by the July 31 deadline last summer, and by one account the team "did well" in the players acquired.
For some, back-in-my-day is far enough back to remember when pompous bureaucrats and school administrators were devoted enemies of talent development.
There's much less tanking in baseball than in the NBA and NFL. And when things go awry around the diamond, we're outraged.
There are few opposing managers that could show up at a opponents' ballpark and require only a nickname to be identified. Ron Gardenhire coming to Fort Myers is in that group.
Based on former baseball boss Terry Ryan's 2-to-8 (best) scale for assessing talent, here were the other top candidates when making the Astudillo assessment.
It's an uneasy mix that raised some eyebrows among those at Twins camp.
Since 2015, Jeff Vinik's Lightning has been in the Stanley Cup Final, in the conference finals in two other seasons, and currently is the runaway leader as the NHL's most dominant team.
When Tampa Bay lights the lamp, former Twins pitcher Phil Hughes can't help but smile.
The veteran and key member of Tampa Bay's 2004 Stanley Cup champion now works as a team vice president.
The Tampa Bay Lightning, which host the Wild on Thursday, is cruising along with the best record in the NHL. Hockey legend Phil Esposito got the puck rolling, a Stanley Cup title came in 2004, and owner Jeffrey Vinik has the team seeking a return to the pinnacle.
A Major League Baseball team not paying a 31-year-old pitcher as much as he wants isn't collusion. It's the market.
Jake Reed is healthy now, the last of the flock of hard-throwing righthanders the Twins invested in four years ago, and also surrounded by strangers in the home clubhouse at Hammond Stadium.
Jake Reed is trying to make it to the big leagues for the first time. His wife Janie will be playing for the U.S. national team for the fifth year when the schedule ramps up.
Friday will be Marney Gellner's first time doing play-by-play on a Twins broadcast, after filling in with the Timberwolves for the first time in December and her work with the Lynx.
Boston won 108 games and a World Series working for a manager, Alex Cora, who knows how to deal with people.
Last week, Paul McDonald's run-and-gun team ended the regular season with a 113-65 victory at Hibbing, and with no berth earned in the state tournament, that was it as a basketball coach:
Rocco Baldelli has an official bench coach in Derek Shelton, a holdover from Paul Molitor's staff, and Bill Evers, 65, a dugout consultant billed as "major league coach" and hired on Rocco's recommendation.
Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini will be the analyst for Saturday night's Premier card at the Armory. The main event has Anthony Dirrell and Avni Yildirim meeting for the WBC's vacant super middleweight title.
Stu Cliburn looked past the ongoing societal and political upheaval in Venezuela to return to this winter as pitching coach for the Magallanes Navigators.
Fifty-three years after losing to Edina-Morningside in the state semifinals, Henning has a shot to get back to the boys' basketball state tourney. The Hornets are the No. 7 team in Class 1A
For the second time, Red Sox fans will arrive at "Fenway South" on Fort Myers near the Twins' facility basking in a World Series title.
The Twins hired their new manager away from one of the most innovative organizations in baseball. Here's the story behind Tampa Bay's success.
The Twins had the sixth overall selection in 2015 and went with Tyler Jay. Boston took Andrew Benintendi with the next pick
The documentary on the New York “street’’ columnists, Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill, titled “Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists,’’ recently arrived on HBO, brings a…
Eveleth's 1973 state football championship victory over Willmar will be celebrated tonight at Margie's Roosevelt Bar in the Iron Range city's downtown.
Reid Travis is in his fifth collegiate season and having what might be the time of his life amid the unmatched madness that surrounds University of Kentucky basketball.
Kendyl Lindaman, the two-time Big Ten Player of the Year, said she left Minnesota for Florida to get the best from herself by facing the best competition in the country on almost a weekly basis.
Last year, Wade was given an invitation to big-league spring training and stayed until mid-March. This time, with four years of minor league service, he was placed on the 40-player roster.
Duane Benson, who died on Tuesday at 73 from cancer, was the MIAC's MVP in 1966, and played for a decade in the NFL.
Dick Roberts grew up playing hockey on the outdoor rinks in Warroad in the early 1940s, then was a Gophers defenseman for three varsity seasons starting in the winter of 1945-46.
Has there been a prominent big-leaguer from Brusdar Graterol's hometown in Venezuela? His answer: "Not yet. Maybe soon.''
Gilbert Williams helped Mankato State to the first-ever North Central league title. The youngest of his sons, Grant, has grown to 6-8 and is the junior star of No. 1-rated Tennessee.
Since losing to the Gophers in two overtimes in the 1997 Sweet 16 as coach of Clemson, big-time college coaching has been kinder to Rick Barnes, now 64 and in possession of 678 career wins.
Three-and-a-half years after giving Wander Javier a $4 million bonus, the Twins like what they have seen - but they need to see more.
What changed in 2011 with the Lynx coming off a 14-20 season? Maya Moore — a two-time National Player of the Year and two-time national champion — came in from UConn as the first overall draft choice.
If Year 6 for Richard Pitino does not include at least an NCAA tournament appearance for the Gophers men's basketball team, he should not be with the team for a Year 7.
We should know by now — 18 seasons after Belichick first took New England to the playoffs — that mere mortals trying to predict what the Patriots will do might as well be throwing darts at a board.
John Michels had 'it' as the Vikings offensive line coach over 26 seasons.
Ted Riverso has been on both sides of the MIAC rivalry, first at St. Thomas and now at Augsburg.
Ryan Saunders and Richard Pitino are both worthy coaches, but they were young, popular hires largely because of their famous fathers.
The Vikings went from 13-3 to 8-7-1 and the excuse-making for that slide by the Purple faithful is ridiculous.
The Gophers head into Penn State series coming off another lapse against Ferris State.
Sunday's Vikings loss brought back memories of a similar situation in 1972, when another season of high expectations was derailed by an inconsistent offense.
Patrick Reusse witnessed plenty in 2018, but he narrowed down his five favorites
The Rose Bowl on New Year's late afternoon was can't-miss TV until the college football bowl structure was altered.
Said Twins GM Thad Lavine: "I'm wondering if Miguel has ever had another player from the Dominican who can be as helpful as Nelson has a chance to be with him."
There were seventeen bowl games in 1985. … It was getting silly, then, right?
There's one golfer who gets asked about more than any other when fans wonder who's coming to the first PGA 3M Open in July. (No, it isn't Tiger Woods.)
Where is everybody? Many Gophers' single-game ticket prices have been sent to the stratosphere by being prorated at a similar price to the fee-attached season tickets.
The Huskers pushed Stanford to five sets, and in the end, they were done in on a questionable overturn after a challenge from Cardinal coach Kevin Hambly on whether a serve was in or out.
Message to Vikings GM Rick Spielman: Stop listening to your famously impatient coach.
Stanford volleyball coach Kevin Hambly was an assistant with the Minnesota Chill, a professional volleyball team former Gophers setter Lindsey Berg played for after college.
Mike Hebert, who coached the Gophers to Final Fours in 2003, 2004 and 2009, was the first coach in the Big Ten to bring a team — Illinois — to the Final Four in 1987.
The Mavericks have had a long run in excellence over the past decade, and what has been missing will be missed again this December: a national championship.
Abe Woldeslassie and assistant Conner Nord are recruiting energetically; for now, the Scots definitely need buy-in while facing a talent gap on most nights in the MIAC.
Samantha Seliger-Swenson was the standout setter during a four-year run when Gophers volleyball began receiving interest from mainstream followers of Twin Cities sports.
Before making a name for himself on the pro wrestling circuits, Larry Hennig was a Minnesota state wrestling champion at Robbinsdale High School in 1954. He died this week at age 82.
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