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Bobby Wilson figues to start the year third on the depth chart. He played in the big leagues in eight of the nine seasons from 2008 to 2016. He played a total of 75 games with three clubs in 2016.
Willians Astudillo became an internet sensation.
The signing of Lance Lynn and the arrival of Kirk Cousins provide comparisons for the franchises that arrived at Met Stadium in 1961, when Minnesota became a major league market.
What's obvious is that Derek Falvey and the Twins' front office has been aggressive throughout the off-season in seeking upgrades for the roster.
Major leaguers Jim and Gaylord Perry were making big plays on the field while out-of-this-world activity was literally going on above them.
Tampa Bay appears set to try using a four-man rotation as long as possible this season.
In his sixth season, Ryan Pressly is still the guy trying to convince the Twins there's a big payoff to come by sticking with his power arm.
The University of Minnesota has allowed the athletic department to plead with donors for pledges to cover as much of the $170 million financial burden…
Despite their play in 2017, the two utility players must prove their worth in the outfield after the team signed Logan Morrison.
The fact that he was in a game Wednesday — a week earlier than seemed likely when spring training opened — was the first positive sign for Miguel Sano since he fouled a ball off his shin last August.
FORT MYERS, FLA. – Bill Smith was in charge of setting up a training academy for the Twins that opened in Bejuma, Venezuela, in…
Legend has it the Twins were agitated by trade deadline moves in 2017 and that sparked a wild-card run. In reality, four young hitters paved the way.
Becoming a father was the peak of an amazing 2017 for Jorge Polanco, where the highs and lows were dramatic personally and as a player.
Mientkiewicz was dropped as an always-winning manager in the minor leagues by the Twins' new regime last fall.
Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire turned 60 four days after he was announced as Tigers manager last fall. His weight is down, his blood pressure is down, and he looks more energetic than exhausted.
The Twins will miss the clubhouse leadership of Chris Gimenez but believe they have the possibility of a breakout hitting catcher in Mitch Garver
The 2001 New England Patriots had benefitted from the "tuck rule'' decision to defeat Oakland in the first round of the AFC playoffs, and then…
There is considerable angst among Major League Baseball union leaders, players and agents as the start of spring training beckons and high-profile free agents remain unsigned.
Tom Brady gave the best that a quarterback could offer while it appeared that his boss, Patriots coach Bill Belichick, had a bad night.
Jim Marshall, the ironman defensive end for the Vikings, sees four opportunities lost
Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots are the most astounding example of a dynasty in the 50 years of full-blown Expansion Era of major league sports.
Earl Campbell, the Hall of Fame running back, has been sobver for nine years and was involved with the first Sober Bowl.
Coach Doug Pederson gets the third shot at the Eagles' first championship since the expansion Vikings hired away their MVP quarterback in 1961.
Al Frost was 18 months old and toddled after his father throughout the house. On Easter Sunday morning, his dad was shaving and Al was…
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is headed to U.S. Bank Stadium for the Super Bowl, much to the delight of family in Browerville.
As times change and more conversations are had, the look of Hall of Fame ballots can - and will - change.
The Vikings last played in the NFC title game in January 2010. Defensive end Brian Robison will be the lone holdover to be playing for…
The Vikings put a 27-10 shellacking on the Cowboys in Dallas in 1973 en route to the Super Bowl. Don't be surprised if we see that again Sunday in Philadelphia.
The first start Drew Brees made in the Big Ten was as a sophomore vs. the Gophers on Oct. 3, 1998, at Purdue. Final: Boilermakers, 56-21.
The environment surrounding the Twins has changed dramatically since Derek Falvey took over the baseball operation from Terry Ryan.
Ryan Connelly was offered one scholarship out of high school at Eden Prairie. He walked on at Wisconsin, and last week played a big role in the Badgers' Orange Bowl victory over Miami.
Betsy Bissen was a volunteer photographer for Twins Daily and was credentialed a few times per summer to shoot games at Target Field. The website…
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has been willing to throw the men's basketball schedule into full turmoil to continue the mirage that Rutgers has given the Big Ten legitimate entry into the New York market.
Despite an oft-repeated and not entirely correct story about his time among bears in Alaska, Jeff Overbaugh will be snapping in a true NFL game -- against the Chicago Bears -- for the first time.
The Minneapolis Fire Department had closed a firehouse on 33rd Avenue N. years ago and it was standing empty until restaurant owner Ryan Burnet came up with a plan.
Rachael Caruso recently was diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer.
The football addiction remains, and the former Gophers coach wouldn't object to a consulting job like he had at Kansas State.
Jeffrey Loria was the head of an ownership group that bought the Montreal Expos at a distressed price before the 2000 season. Legend has it,…
When you look across the history of Timberwolves, you can't avoid the connection between Thibodeau and Bill Musselman.
What any contending team in the NFL comes to appreciate on the offensive line is a reliable utility man. And at 6-6, 310-pounds, Jeremiah Sirles can play both guards and tackles.
Jack Morris' call to Cooperstown means he will join Dave Winfield and Paul Molitor as St. Paul players forever donned in bronze.
The common practice for major league athletes is to pay taxes in the states that they are visiting to compete. This means that if the…
There were 255 players taken in the 2006 NFL draft and Tom Johnson was not among them but now is on on a defensive line made to win.
Tony Levine, a former Gophers wide receiver who coached at the University of Houston, said that pro scouts "tried to come up with every reason they could to ignore" Keenum's college statistics and success.
The former Southern Miss QB has made an impact this season as a St. Thomas wide receiver.
Last week was the first time that the entire family of Gophers star senior Dalianliz Rosaro was in Minnesota at the same time to see her play for the U.
Ahead 22-0, the Tommies wound up grateful for a 29-13 victory over Berry College in a D-III second-round playoff game.
It's time to welcome honored guests once again to the Turkey Banquet - the 40th edition of the time-honored tradition. Who takes home the Grand Gobbler this year?
Ron Stolski will bring his Brainerd Warriors to U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday for the state semifinals. "He's incredible. He's a football poet," one of his friends explained.
Ron Stolski is in his 56th season as a head coach in Minnesota high school football and in his 43rd season at Brainerd. Stolski is…
Evan Clark is a gentleman, and good receiver St. John's should make an effort to get more involved in the offense.
Brian Dozier had an outstanding series in the field in late July, causing me to suggest on Twitter that he should be the leading candidate…
Trevor May was a high school pitcher in Washington when he was selected in the fourth round of the 2008 draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. Soon after, he was exposed to Roy Halladay.
The drives from Mankato paid off for the Gophers senior middle blocker.
Former manager Tom Kelly had the benefit of several stouthearted Twins pitchers and still had to work some magic to get through two championship battles.
The Houston Astros played the third home World Series game in their 56 seasons as a franchise Friday night. The local personality selected to throw…
Eight weeks after making national news on the wrong side of a 98-0 loss to St. John's. St. Scholastica is two victories away from making the Division III playoffs out of the UMAC.
Based on Tuesday's unspirited performance, we now have strong evidence of how greatly the Wolves need Jimmy Butler for his play and his scowl.
The "every team gets a chance'' philosophy of playoff competition that permeates the MSHSL's tournament schedule should be dropped for football.
Fans were enthusiastic both by the revamped building and the revamped roster.
He is "Jim Pete" to Minnesota basketball fans, and for the past decade, he's been our version of Harry Caray with the Cubs or Bob Uecker with the Brewers through all of their losing seasons.
Jan Gangelhoff was 56 when she died from cancer in March 2005. This was unfortunate for Jan, family and friends, and perhaps in the wake…
It took Wild fans about five minutes to get over last season's playoff exit, and season-ticket holders renewed at a rate of 98 percent.
Beating Michigan State would be a monumental achievement for the Gophers, especially with their coach's constant woe-is-my-roster spiel in his campaign to lower expectations during his first year.
Five local sports figures that find themselves on the wrong side of public opinion, and wrongly.
There was mention made after the Lynx's latest title of the 10 championships now won by Minnesota pro basketball teams: six for the Minneapolis Lakers…
Wednesday's crowd was announced at 14,632, an absolute sellout, and they weren't lying like most teams and promoters lie about attendance. It was full to the back rows
UNLV won what remains its only NCAA men's basketball title in 1990 with a 103-73 victory over Duke. In the immediate aftermath, several of the…
Seven years after the Twins last postseason appearance, Eduardo Escobar is the second coming of "Everyday Eddie."
Mollie's Muggers reached an even 800 runs Wednesday, and are fourth in the major leagues behind the Astros, Yankees and Cubs in runs scored.
Bryan Steinsapir came to Minnesota in August 2014 from Santiago, Chile and on Saturday made two field goals for St. Thomas.
The Timberwolves are in San Diego for a week of training camp. The most famous basketball unit in history also officially assembled in San Diego,…
The St. Thomas quarterback left the Gophers when Jerry Kill's health forced him to resign as head coach. "I could tell there wasn't much interest in me" when Tracy Claeys took over.
After a year at Penn State as a preferred walk-on, Jackson Erdmann gained the starting job at St. John's and threw 11 touchdown passes in three victories to open the 2016 season.
Oscar De La Hoya started Golden Boy Promotions in 2002. He was the main attraction in the early years, and was involved with two mega-promotions:…
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