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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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NOTABLE RULE 5 DRAFTEES FOR TWINS Johan Santana, P, 1999: Won two Cy Young Awards for the Twins, and from 2003 to 2007 was…
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,
The right attitude goes a long way, which Torii Hunter, Randy Breuer know well.
Baseball is the only one that can be taken seriously.
Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady have formed the most dynamic tandem in NFL history for the New England Patriots. Their greatness has been met with jealousy.
Coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady have formed the most dynamic tandem in NFL history for the New England Patriots. This hasn’t been St.…
Minnesota's first draft pick ever, Tommy Mason of Tulane in 1961, was a productive running back and a colorful character.
Logan Storley’s goal is an NCAA title. To earn it, the South Dakotan must navigate his way through a 174-pound class stacked with Big Ten talent.
Philip Nelson was going to be the cornerstone of a revived U football program. Now he’s facing assault charges and an uncertain fate.
High school boys: Luverne vs. St. Paul Johnson, 10 a.m., Holman Field,* St. Pau. High school boys: Hill-Murray vs. St. Thomas Academy, 1:30 p.m., Holman…
Former players still view his program as special, the Governors coach says.
With this much experience and with Nate Mason providing pizazz as a freshman for the Gophers, there’s no excuse for an 0-5 start in the Big Ten.
The Twin Cities sporting public was well-trained in the art of avoiding women’s basketball games at the University of Minnesota when Brenda Frese was hired…
Lou Nanne, Murray Oliver, Tom Reid and J.P. Parise became a green-and-gold version of the Four Musketeers.
The Wild has played 19 home games this season, with 19 announced over-capacity attendance figures.
The media is way too complimentary in covering ‘our’ teams.
Richard Pitino walked into the club room at Williams Arena a couple of minutes before noon Monday. He was there to record his weekly, hourlong…
When will this Turkey be ready? It's been cooking a while and carved up plenty in the process. We present to you the 37th annual Turkey of the Year.
The Midsummer Classic was made for Willie Mays, who at age 83 remains passionate about baseball’s showcase.
Former Bethel football player Jesse Phenow is in Southeast Asia trying to help those in need.
Carlton Littlejohn and John Crockett lived on the North Side of Minneapolis and competed against one another in youth football. They are now fifth-year seniors at North Dakota State and headed again to play for the FCS national title next Saturday against Illinois State in Frisco, Texas.
ABOUT THE KAREN STATE The Karen State is a long, narrow region in southeastern Myanmar (a k a Burma). The pronunciation is kuh-REN. The Karen…
Fifty-three years after playing in the Rose Bowl, Tom Loechler will get to see his beloved Gophers play in a New Year’s Day bowl game.
There always had been a voice in his ear, from the time John Crockett was a little kid growing up on the north side of Minneapolis, telling him not to sit still but to get moving, to go faster.
The biggest name in the school’s basketball history became an instant NBA star in Minneapolis.
Jordan Sammons goes all out knowing mother Kim faces a terminal diagnosis.
Adrian Peterson's son would be better off with his dad back at work.
The group of 12 just made it up as it went along.
Good luck brought Ricky Lloyd to Mankato, where his excellence under center has the Mavericks within two wins of a national title.
The Gophers’ football ticket surcharge is a need. The Vikings’ surcharge is a want.
The 76ers deserve credit both for finally winning and for keeping the celebration very low-key. Even an 0-17 team can recognize a putrid effort from an opponent.
The Turkey Committee gathers once again to select this year's honoree.
Craig Bohl won three FCS championships at North Dakota State. Now, in Laramie, the Cowboys are taking a few lumps as the coach tries to replicate his formula for success.
Behind a double-wing offense, Eveneth came to the Twin Cities and won the 1973 Class A football title.
Before the Prep Bowl Minnesota high school football champions, 1972-1981 Class AA Team Year(s) Minneapolis Washburn 1972, 1977 Rochester John Marshall 1973, 1974…
When: Friday and Saturday Where: TCF Bank Stadium Tickets: $9 for students, $13 for adults. Seating will be limited to lower-level seats between the goal…
Minnesota’s high school football championships will be decided at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday and Saturday. This will be the first time the state titles…
An opponent no longer can beat the Gophers by smashing them in the mouth.
Maxx Williams was a sophomore in Waconia when he caught the attention of the Gophers and Iowa. His Minnesota ties were too strong to break.
Grady or his son Andy have coached since ’70.
Paul Molitor knows the folly of waiting for prospects who might never play.
His sharp baseball mind can rub off on his players, if they are willing to learn.
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