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"Pennant Race." There was nobility to that term when Minnesota joined the American League in 1961. Ten teams, one pennant winner, and it qualified for the World Series.
Getting righthander Kyle Gibson back on his game is more than a benefit to the Twins; it’s a 100 percent necessity.
Adrian Peterson's conduct over the past year shows he believes he has done nothing wrong.
Bill Miles’ successes with Wayzata cross-country wont be forgotten.
Nate Hanson got as high as Triple-A before St. Paul’s team came calling.
There is no clear frontrunner for who should succeed Norwood Teague as the Gophers AD.
Men's basketball and football should celebrate the ability to pay for athletic opportunity for hundreds of students in myriad men’s and women’s sports, rather than try to figure out how to spend more and more of those millions on themselves.
Pregame closed-door gatherings can’t be expected to solve the Twins' many post-All-Star Game issues.
Norwood Teague’s departure makes Gophers football coach Jerry Kill more powerful than ever.
Don’t blame Terry Ryan for standing pat; blame him for squandering $49 million on Ricky Nolasco.
Hollis Cavner has helped the 3M maintain its standing as a top Champions Tour event while occupying a less-than-choice spot on the schedule.
Former PGA Tour regular Dennis Trixler is working as Tom Lehman's caddie.
Allen will be among the 20 players expected to participate in this weekend’s 50th anniversary celebration for the Twins’ 1965 World Series team.
Four home runs by the Twins made their manager 1-0 against the Yankees.
Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez have led a resurgence for New York.
The stewards at Canterbury Park and the racing commission appear ready to take action against Mac Robertson, the most successful trainer at the Shakopee horse track, after a trace of meth was found in a winning horse.
A look at the rankings from the Emory University study.
The Twins have the best home record in the American League at 31-16. That makes it something of a puzzle that they trail last year’s home attendance.
The fledgling Minnesota pro sports scene got the jolt it needed 50 years ago.
The Twins had company on the sports scene.
Let’s take the high road here. Let’s not spend all our time complaining about what didn’t happen for Brian Dozier late on Friday afternoon. Let’s concentrate on what happened for Dozier at 10:33 p.m.
Minnesotans thrive in sport’s rapid version called “sevens.”
Maybe Miguel Sano will be overmatched. Or maybe he will follow the example of Eddie Rosario, who looks like a player here to stay.
The Kentucky center made a better first impression than any young player introduced to Twin Cities media in recent memory.
The contention here is we must go back to the Timberwolves’ origins to equal the number of words written and spoken prior to this week’s NBA draft in the Twin Cities’ mainstream media.
The home team’s outfield play in Target Field has gone from a five-year liability to an asset.
Patience should be exercised, even with hyped Twins rookie Byron Buxton.
As 'Dr. Fan', Seth Hawkins has been in the ballpark to see the past 20 big-leaguers achieve 3,000 hits
Former Twins pitcher Kevin Tapani is in his third season coaching at the suburban private school, which will play in the Class 2A state baseball tournament.
The Twins have issues to address and two-thirds of the season still to play.
Once small and scrawny, LeBron James grew into dominant force. He is now 30 and ready to start his sixth NBA Finals.
Today, the more outrage that you can aim toward Adrian Peterson, the more applause you are likely to receive from Vikings fans.
A popular figure in the clubhouse, the Twins' Eduardo Escobar also takes his share of grief from teammates.
Gophers track program boasts two of Big Ten’s rarest breed.
Patrick Reusse's Minnesota baseball sampler starts with five games over the long Memorial Day weekend. Here's where to go and what to watch.
Two with deep St. John’s roots are following coaching legends.
The Huskies opened with a 23-game winning streak. They are now on a 21-game winning streak, including four games in last weekend's conference tournament.
Soon-to-be-retired TV host David Letterman gave a Minnesota visitor a memorable birthday.
As the final episode of the “Late Show with David Letterman” draws closer, it seemed like a good time to look back at the former Twins great reading the Top 10 list on May 9, 1997.
Aaron Thompson skipped the barber and has become a strong bullpen force.
Many will want to try their hand(s) at boxing at area gyms, but most won’t last long — it’s a hard sport
Unlike in “Damn Yankees,” this team needs no devilish pact to achieve its goal.
Verne Gagne was a Marine, a two-time NCAA champion, and played football for the Gophers, and he earned fame as a professional wrestler. He died Monday at age 89.
Larry Hennig will have stories to tell when he is honored next week in Las Vegas.
Wrestling legend Verne Gagne, 82, reportedly fought with a 97-year-old man who later died. Both men had dementia.
Jerry Kill, the Gophers' humble-beginnings football coach, has his team on the rise.
Minnesota hockey fans loved the North Stars, but the Wild’s swelling popularity is endearing and enduring.
Elliott Eliason, the 6-11 center, went from being a frequent Gophers contributor to rarely seen under Richard Pitino.
The return of Kevin Garnett to the lineup on Feb. 25 has gone from an epic celebration to an epic charade.
“I don’t know what we played,” Torii Hunter said. “Bad News Bears baseball.”
It's a day to celebrate. Jeers and cheers both accepted.
In honor of the 40th year of pro hockey in the state, here’s a look at Minnesota’s top five teams.
Free agent pitcher shows he’s lying fraud.
With the help of Madison Bumgarner, baseball is on its way back after years on the wayside
The city of Omaha has a genuine fever for Mavericks hockey, guided by Dean Blais.
Two-thirds of the Twins outfield - center and left - are yet to be decided as spring training rounds to a close in Florida.
Though Ron Gardenhire is gone, Joe Vavra returns to the Twins' big-league staff this season with new manager Paul Molitor.
The sport has evolved in the 10 years since its steroid-based Congressional hearing.
If Eduardo Escobar is going to be in the lineup regularly, it’s likely to be as a designated hitter.
Mark Hamburger sat out a 50-game suspension to start 2014, pitched well in Class AA, then in Class AAA, and is now in the Twins major league camp for the first time.
Twin Cities’ University of Northwestern is off to the D-III men’s Sweet Sixteen.
There were Colorado's Cody McLeod and Wild newcomer Chris Stewart engaging in fisticuffs 43 seconds into the game, as expected, and 17 minutes later, there was McLeod tipping in a puck to give the Avs a 1-0 lead, as not expected.
Cory Laylin has put a charge into Hamline hockey.
Jordan Leopold has endured a 12-season NHL career that has included eight trades.
With that town’s help, MSU Moorhead is 30-2.
Jon Leuer is a backup big man for the Memphis Grizzlies. He returns home to play the Timberwolves for the second time this month on…
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J.R. Graham is a long shot to make the Twins, but he can throw in the upper ’90s, so he has a chance.
To one onlooker, Twins prospect Eddie Rosario brings back long-ago memories of Lyman Bostock.
Tim Shibuya is chasing the dream that started in the non-baseball hotbed of Wyoming.
Bill Smith oversaw the $48.5 million update of Hammond Stadium and the complex.
Neil Allen is a recovering alcoholic, a widower and in ways a rookie again at 57.
“When healthy” has been the story of Alex Wimmers’ career. He pitched more innings in his last two collegiate seasons than in five years as a pro.
Ron Johnson, who died Sunday, drew all kinds of accolades for his 33.8 scoring average in the 1955 and 1956 state tournaments. Columnist Patrick Reusse wrote about Johnson when his granddaughters played in the 2008 high school tournament,