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From a healthy pool of candidates, one honoree emerged for the annual Turkey of the Year.
Previous Turkeys of the Year In the Star Tribune (27) 2014: 25 Years of the Timberwolves 2013: Terry Ryan, Twins 2012:…
Rod Carew was so meticulous about matters big and small that he was the last man I would have expected to have a heart attack sneak up on him.
North Dakota's men's hockey team played for the first time Friday night as the Fighting Hawks, even if many of its fans refuse to let go of the past.
What Park's former team in Korea asked of him sounds more than a bit like what happened when Boston star David Ortiz broke in with the Twins.
The foil to Vern Gagne, he entertained, antagonized fans for three decades.
Prince Kruah's last-minute TD sent Osseo past East Ridge for first state championship.
Tracy Claeys seems to have many of Mike Zimmer’s traits, and that’s a good thing.
Samantha Seliger-Swenson enrolled early, and it's paid off for the Gophers' volleyball team.
There is nothing in interim AD Beth Goetz’s background to suggest a second look and Kill's time at Minnesota has been marked by more for himself and his football team.
It has been quite a week for motivational angles in Minnesota sports, but most outcomes will continue to be based on the substance of the athletes.
The Gophers’ second in command has earned a chance to continue what Kill started
While it was wrenching to watch Jerry Kill’s emotional retirement announcement early Wednesday morning, there was a sense of relief that this wasn’t the worst health news.
The nickname came from his beloved mother, Kay, who heard customers in a hair salon talking about a “flip” and figured that it was a nickname to fit her energetic, sports-loving son.
With a beefy O-line, and a talented RB and QB, St. Thomas could make a run at a D-III national title.
Once the forgotten Twin City in the sports landscape, St. Paul is no longer.
From pros to preps, teams are spending dollars to get shiny new digs all over the metro area.
Tom Ruud and Bob Nelson played on teams that outscored the Gophers 151-7 in three wins.
From Wayzata to Ohio State to the Rams, James Laurinaitis has been there for every game.
The Wild’s fate in 2015-16 will depend on whether three youngsters become difference-makers
There’s hope for these guys, but plenty of questions remain
Desire to clinch home field disposed of urgency to make the playoffs Friday — 3-1, Royals — and now the odds of reaching the postseason are fully stacked against the Twins.
A franchise that couldn’t get out of its own way for a dozen years is now going for its third WNBA title in the five years of Maya Moore's presence.
The University of St. Thomas is attached to the St. John Vianney Seminary. It also has a football team that likes to win games with a potent rushing attack.
Jerry Kill is another coach who feels as if he should be swathed in millions of dollars and never questioned over his decisions while earning that salary.
The Twins have regained life since Aug. 6, when they left Toronto after being swept in a four-game series. Here's how.
North Dakota and North Dakota State will renew a rivalry in Fargo on Saturday that was interrupted a dozen years ago when the powerhouse Bison left NCAA Division II.
Patrick Mahomes, the son of the former Twins pitcher, is putting up big passing numbers at Texas Tech.
All in all, the four seasons out of 54 in which the Vikings played with a temp at center could not be deemed successful.
There's a chance that the new Vikings stadium will last longer than the sport of football itself.
"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.