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What's left of duckpin can be found in Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island. In the early 1960s, there were 450 duckpin centers on the East Coast, and that number is now 40 and declining.
Hailie Deegan, 17, will be running in the ARCA Menards Series race at Elko Speedway, a 250-lap feature that is the Twin Cities short track's event of the season.
Major League Baseball traded midsummer's pennant race for a wild-card race in baseball lexicon. It's a trade that had to be made to serve the modern sports consumer.
The PGA Championship was not the only significant event in these parts that final week of July 1959.
Golf fans in 1959 were treated to the PGA Championship at Minneapolis Golf Club on July 30-Aug. 2, followed by the Trans-Mississippi Amateur at Woodhill Country Club on Aug. 17-22.
The Twins have already used 23 pitchers this season. Sounds like chaos, although it's not by current big-league standards.
Forty-seven years after Title IX, 38 years after the NCAA became involved in women's athletics, we're still often treating women's athletic competition with a caution that helps no one.
Teresa Resch left a job as senior operations manager for Ultimate Hoops at Life Time Fitness and signed on with the Toronto Raptors in 2013. Now she has a title.
The Twins gave Kepler a five-year contract for $35 million in February, after taking a leap of faith when first signing the outfielder from Germany as a teenager.
Take your choice of options. The bottom line is Minnesota's reputation as a golf mecca took a hit over the four days of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
Five weeks after returning to the Twins following a cut heel, Miguel Sano's flailing was setting a new standard for horrendous: 14 strikeouts in 20 at-bats into Saturday.
Inbee Park won the 2008 U.S. Women's Open at Interlachen. This week at Hazeltine, Park again has her name on the leaderboard.
Moriya Jutanugarn and her sister Ariya, are just 17 months apart but the golf games the sisters play have nothing in common, and neither do their personalities
Sorry to disappoint the Twins' budget-blasters, but there is no pitching crisis here as long as reasonable health continues. With Taylor Rogers leading the way, the relief staff is at least capable.
Blocked by Albert Pujols with the Angels and dumped by the Rays, he has found the right team in the Twins.
Remember those small crowds at Target Field in April and May? They were a distant memory Friday night.
Joe Mauer's replacement at first base might be headed to Cleveland for the All-Star Game.
Before playing basketball for the Gophers, Moe Hargrow became buddies hooping it up with Joe Mauer.
Tiger Woods' 15-stroke romp to victory in the 2000 U.S. Open came on a layout that 155 other players found to range from difficult to impossible. The 24-year-old Woods destroyed the oceanside course.
Family and friends assembled Friday at the Rangers ballpark for a memorial celebrating Gerry Fraley, an all-time great ball writer .
Twins fans, beware: Historically, June is not this club's month to shine.
Bob "Sweet-Swingin' " Shelton, 86, has been part of a golf group at Hiawatha for decades, and hopes to keep his regular summer tee times instead of the property turning into a Minneapolis nature preserve.
The frustration level among major college baseball coaches located in a northern climate is such that there are suggestions that two College World Series would…
The Gophers plated two runs in the seventh inning but couldn't top the Huskies, nor Mother Nature, in a Women's College World Series elimination game delayed more than three hours by thunderstorms.
The Gophers arrived to the Women's College World Series hoping to discover if the Pac-12's long-held mastery in softball was ready to be challenged. There was a definite answer.
Abe Lemons was the coach who turned basketball into a huge wintertime deal in Oklahoma City a half-century before the Seattle Supersonics became the Thunder in 2008.
Over the past four postseason games, Allie Arneson has five hits and five RBI — including Thursday's hit off Rachel Garcia, a two-time National Player of the Year.
After losing to UCLA on Thursday in the opening round of the Women's College World Series, the Gophers are keeping their heads up with eyes on Saturday's elimination game vs. Washington.
Bubba Nickles homered on the fourth pitch of the game off Gophers ace Amber Fiser in the opening game of the Women's College World Series and the Bruins responded to a U rally with a big inning.
Junior Amber Fiser, named a first-team All-America on Wednesday, is merely the most recent ace pitcher trained by Piper Ritter
The formative days of attempting to crown a worthy collegiate champion in women's fast-pitch softball are a strange place to visit. The Gophers are part of that history.
Longtime sportswriter Gerry Fraley, 64, died Saturday. He worked mostly in Atlanta and Dallas and was respected - not to mention tested - by colleagues, peers, players and coaches.
The Gophers are a game away from joining the eight-team field, but don't try to engage coach Jamie Trachsel, or the team in general, in conversation about joining next week's College World Series
Kierstin Anderson-Glass is a candidate to be a Division III All-America as a pitcher nearly three years after suffering a severe concussion.
The college presidents that favored removing the Tommies apparently had the nine votes necessary to do so secured this week.
Gary Hartmann's desire to organize did not end with New Prague's first cross-country team.
Jed Copham drowned off the family boat in the waters near the Sanibel Bridge last fall. His wife continues to run Brainerd International Raceway.
The Rays catcher from Sauk Rapids played before an audience that included his mother, a breast cancer survivor.
Twins president Dave St. Peter said mild research indicated that two out of three buyers had not purchased a Twins ticket in three years. Winning, and cheap tickets, hope to change all that.
Maddie Houlihan has never lost a Big Ten tournament game while with the Gophers, while also collecting the award for most outstanding player last May
John Santiago, at 5-9, is one of 36 players on the field for the Vikings for a weekend tryout that can end quickly.
Brad Baker planned on going to law school, played minor league baseball and stumbled into investment banking before his alma mater called, looking for a baseball coach.
Felipe Lopez, the subject of ESPN's latest "30 for 30" documentary, wound up as a backup, not an NBA star.
Taylor Rogers has become a rarity in recent Twins history: a pitcher who is the focal point of the bullpen and does not serve as the closer.
The classic double play truly has been lost is to the infield shifts that now dominate baseball.
Willians Astudillo is not just one of three catchers the Twins have on their big-league roster, he "is just a really good baseball player."
On Monday, Boudreau was starting his third week of digesting the fact that the 2018-19 Wild was only his second team in a dozen NHL seasons to miss the playoffs.
Long before the budding brouhaha over St. Thomas' giant presence in the MIAC, there was outcry over St. John's and its lopsided scores.
If your plans for later in the week involve absorbing the NFL draft, don't warm up by watching the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary "Seau."
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.
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