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From the backyard rink to the pros, Eden Prairie's Nick Seeler hasn't backed down and is now among the Wild's top six defensemen.
It's the 30th season of Timberwolves basketball, so why not start it out with more of the same? The Jimmy Butler Situation is the latest story for a franchise full of turmoil.
James Nunnally has become familiar with numerous working environments and international cities in the pursuit of what's now an actual NBA opportunity with the Wolves.
Basketball star, graduate, coach and administrator. Steve Fritz came to the St. Thomas campus on the corner of Summit and Cretin in September 1967 and never left.
Every 10 years, something unique happens in Vikings history, so get ready for this season.
From when Calvin Griffith owned the Twins to now, baseball responses from the front office have the same tone -- even if the words are different.
Tom Gugliotta saw it all here: From the odd couple, Laettner and Rider, to what could have been with KG and Steph.
Bud Grant visited Fred Zamberletti a couple of days ago and there was no laughter to share. The former Vikings trainer couldn't communicate.
The majority of Minnesota's sporting public has been turned so cynical about the words "Twins'' and "prospects'' that it does zero to create interest for next season.
How did Midway get its name? How can a place without people field a baseball team? Where can you see them play? And what's a Snurdbird, anyway?
Mark Nelson has refereed from Australia to Germany and in 10 states. He recently became one of four nonresident referees sanctioned in Nevada
The second boxing card held at the renovated Minneapolis Armory turned strange by the time Minneapolis welterweight Jamal James arrived to face Mahonry Montes.
Thursday's outing at Target Field again was a reminder of how far "Francisco the Kid" has fallen since his glorious run with the Twins 12 years ago.
Gordy Shaw's college coaching odyssey spanned four decades, including 14 years with the Gophers before being let go by Tim Brewster. Now he's moved to a different level.
Handball players from 10 countries are in Minneapolis this week competing in the triennial World Championships as well as the U.S. Four-Wall Nationals.
We believe this to be true: If a MLB team wins 90 games, it has had a fine season. And if it loses 90 games, it has had a putrid season.
A breakthrough by Brandon Zylstra — from Division III Moorhead to the Vikings — would be a long-shot success, but not unprecedented.
The Ryder Cup was a happening for people who went to Hazeltine to consume beer, holler patriotic nonsense and tell friends they were there. Next year's 3M Open should have something unique to get that hard-partying crowd to show up.
The nonwaiver trade deadline has been reached and the result was in on the Twins' 2018 roster manipulation: Disaster.
The TPC Twin Cities in 2019 isn't going to be Carnoustie with the wind blowing, and it's also not going to be the gentle walk in the pasture
The lefthander recorded nine outs over two Cleveland victories against his hometown Twins.
Rather than thousands of Vikings fans milling along Stadium Road as in years past, the streets and bars were quiet in Mankato on the first weekend of Vikings' training camp
Matt Fiedler, the Gophers and Big Ten player of the year in 2016, has decided to retire from baseball at age 23, and return to Minnesota for his degree in kinesiology.
As the 1984 Tigers achieved the greatest 40-game start (35-5) in major league history in 1984, Jack Morris was 9-1 with a 1.97 ERA.
Growing up around the Vikings, nothing that happened on the football field could shock Bruce Grant, the son of legendary coach Bud Grant. Bruce died this week at age 57.
New Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins arrived as a perceived self-promoter, but one phone call changed all that.
The Twins have gotten a bargain on Brian Dozier since signing him for $30,000 in July 2009. Now, a playoff contender is likely to get the same in July 2018 by trading for him.
There will be another boxing card at the remodeled Armory on Aug. 24, featuring welterweight Jamal James, the event headliner in April, and Caleb Truax, former IBF super middleweight titleholder.
Two years after transferring from the Gophers to South Dakota, Chris Streveler is in the CFL with Winnipeg.
Now a senior, Gophers volleyball setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson is five weeks away from starting what could be a memorable season. This year's NCAA Final Four is at Target Center.
Jake Cave comes from a part of the country that is rich with major league talent and, among others he admired growing up, was former Twins star Michael Cuddyer.
Making headway in the Western Conference is going to be tough, but the fans have returned to Target Center.
There is a Twins pattern in this failed decade: Record payrolls lead to lousy records.
For decades, the town ball tradition in Milroy, Minn., was as deep-rooted a local summer treasure as any in similar locales across Minnesota. The descendants…
Through Twins history, the good runs — starting with Earl Battey in the 1960s, ending with A.J. Pierzynski and Joe Mauer from 2001-10 — have included catchers who could receive and could hit.
The former Twins infielder and broadcaster seized the opportunity to return to the North Side in 2014.
The longtime MLB owner was revered among the Wrigley Field Bleacher Bums.
An always-popular team seems to be even more so since winning it all two years ago.
A three-run home run into the basket in left field from Joe Mauer gave the hordes of Twins fans in Chicago on Friday something mighty to cheer about.
Sid Hartman, the GOAT of Minnesota sports writing, had a moment of heresy recently when mentioning Miguel Sano in the same sentence as Harmon Killebrew as a slugger of baseballs.
There have been suggestions that in this age of constant, 97-mile-per-hour fastballs that players of smaller stature can benefit from a naturally quicker stroke.
Junior college Hall of Fame coach Jay Pivec learned from many of Minnesota's basketball coaching legends. But something happened recently that told him it was time to move on.
The dramatically different cases of Colin Kaepernick and Luke Heimlich lead us to the same conclusion about those who run pro football and baseball teams.
As Miguel Sano and Randy Rosario have proven, you just never know what might happen next.
A news conference is scheduled in Blaine on Monday and the expectation is that a PGA Tour event will be coming to the Twin Cities for the first time in a half-century.
BELVIEW, MINN. – Sportswriter and everyone’s friend, the late and much-missed Mike Augustin had numerous tales that were worth repeating. One of our…
In the early days of horse racing in Shakopee, one thing that you could count on was young Mike Smith's ability to turn $5 into $25 more often than the other jockeys at the track.
Last weekend, the legendary coach at another school sent his starting pitcher out for the ninth inning of an NCAA regional game after a 2 1/2-hour rain delay. That's not how Gophers coach John Anderson rolls.
Some Gophers sports teams have to win and win it all to be successful, others get recognized just because they're relevant.
In the madness of building sports facilities in the Twin Cities, none has been done better for the money than Siebert Field.
The sons of Tigers coach Joe Vavra, who used to be with the Twins, have been outstanding baseball players, with the youngest in the NCAA tournament for the Gophers.
The former Richfield standout is aiming for an NCAA title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in Oregon.
Byron Buxton's defense is phenomenal, yes, he has speed. But at the plate he still hasn't been able to sustain any kind of consistency.
Too bad "Dark Clouds" is already taken by local soccer fans. It would be a fine handle for Minnesota's NBA followers, dating to a belly landing in a cornfield 58 years ago.
Next week, the Gophers will be in the NCAA baseball tournament for the 17th time in the 33 years that John Anderson and soon-to-be-retired Ron Fornasiere have been a team.
Frank Qulici's death on Monday led to a reporter digging up a story in which Quilici said his hot streak at the plate could be tied to changing his head position to account for the size of his nose.
This team will struggle to reach .500 if someone doesn't get to Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano.
Bobby Wilson started his pro career in 2003. Name a baseball outpost and Wilson probably has played in it, either for the home team or as a visitor. But now he figures to stick in Minnesota for the season.
Norb Koch was a righthanded pitcher who could top his Gophers teammates on a golf course and in war stories.
Winnipeg's Dustin Byfuglien grew up in Roseau, 22 miles west of Warroad and the archrival for hockey supremacy in the northwest corner of Minnesota.
Nashville, Tampa Bay, Las Vegas and soon Seattle are alive with hockey fever while the NBA has settled for relocating teams in secondary markets like Oklahoma City,
There are other options, clearly, but it never can be declared a mistake for a much-sought football recruit to take his shot with the Irish.
It was so much simpler when Minnesota first tried an excursion into the North American version of big-league soccer in 1976.
Once a young major leaguer with a sweet swing, the Twins third baseman has been derailed on his way to stardom.
While the Vegas Golden Knights thrive this season, initial investments in Minnesota pro sports franchises were modest and so was the access to talent.
The Twins' new slogan doesn't do good things for the English language in the same way that the team's performance hasn't exactly done good things for building excitement.
Damon Gibson, the quarterback of a wing T offense in Nine-Man football at Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, is a late-round draft prospect as an H-back or tight end.
Feed Boos was an avid golfer, and he came to see that as the future of bringing groups to Grand View Lodge in bigger numbers than family fishing and boating vacations.
From superstardom at Breck School to Gophers standout to a multi-team NHL journey, Blake Wheeler has credentials that make him a key part of Winnipeg's success.
AD Mark Coye has been aggressive in remaking coaching staffs around Gophers athletics.
Building has enjoyed a rebirth and Friday it'll host its first pro fight card since 1973.
When you have been away from the playoffs for 14 straight years, there was a desperate need for the Wolves to win to finally give their fans something to scream about.
If Andrew Wiggins' approach was as lackadaisical as his critics claim, he would have figured out a way to miss eight or 10 games a season. He's done the opposite.
Last season, Mitch Garver played sparingly for the Twins, with 23 games, 46 at-bats and a .196 average. And no home runs.
Baseball lifers reflect on the coldest games they've been part of.
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