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The Gophers baseball team on Friday played its first February home game in nearly four years - and first ever at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Twins might be better off throwing Danny Santana into the shortstop competition rather than have him chasing fly balls this spring.
John Ryan Murphy was a cinch to open last season as Kurt Suzuki's catching partner. He's an underdog to be the same with Jason Castro.
The Twins face a crisis of the sports calendar, considering the competition that a team coming off its worst-ever season faces from the Wild and others in the Minnesota sports marketplace.
The former Rule 5 pick took on a bigger role in the Twins bullpen last season.
San Francisco was the host city for the Super Bowl in January 1985, even though the game was played at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto.…
The Tigers are 14-2-1 and rated No. 3 in Class 1A, behind Hermantown and Breck.
The RPI index might still indicate NCAA tournament, but the Big Ten standings say the Gophers basketball team could be getting a shot at another NIT title.
There were seven members of the champion 1987 Twins and manager Tom Kelly taking part in a public conversation on Friday night at TwinsFest. Roy…
Twin Cities viewers came to appreciate Ralph Jon Fritz's easy smile, and he offered it again this week. Now living in Florida, Fritz is approaching two years of cancer survival.
J.T. Chargois might be in line for a big-league bullpen spot, but other power arms drafted by the Twins in recent years have had setbacks.
An odd truth about being a Minnesota sports writer of long standing: I'm not a hockey guy but I love hockey guys.There are no better…
Three decades after he came to the U following a stellar stint at Cloquet, Corey Millen is back at (the new) Mariucci.
Twins closer Glen Perkins has been in Florida since Jan. 2 rehabbing from a torn labrum in his left shoulder. This is the last guaranteed season of the contract extension he signed in 2014.
We were stuck on the prairie of southwest Minnesota in the 1950s with one option for watching pro football: The boring Chicago Bears, with the…
Steve Lufkin was diagnosed with ALS three years ago next month. At the annual Twins Fantasy Camp this month, he was drafted as a scorekeeper.
Hamline's Hutton Arena, now 80 years old, is steeped in college basketball lore
It's time to hire another salesman, and there is no young coach more relentless in that department than Western Michigan's P.J. Fleck.
Tinker Field was hardly first-class, but the hope here is that the memorial plaza approved by the Orlando City Council will be.
The Blue Jackets finished last in 2015-16, and their coach had a failed run leading the United States, but all that is in the past now.
Johnny Mulvahill had perhaps the biggest cheering section at St. Thomas soccer games - 15 adopted brothers and sisters.
The Michigan State coach pulled off another magic trick in the Big Ten opener against the Gophers on Tuesday night in Williams Arena.
The gene for survival has been passed from Richard Andrew Pitino, now in his 39th season as a head coach in NCAA Division I basketball or the NBA, and his son, Richard William Pitino, now in his fifth season as a head coach in Division I.
High and mighty though university President Eric Kaler would sound if he fires Tracy Claeys, it will be a business decision.
Sid Hartman, in the hospital with a broken hip, has lived his life with a lot of drive and not much patience. Don't expect him to change now.
The Sports Show has been living on borrowed time since local media personality Dark Star died in 2012. The drama between Dark and the Star Tribune's Sid Hartman couldn't be replicated.
Two forces are colliding, justice for young black males and justice for exploited female students.
Her name is Samantha Seliger-Swenson, and the former Hopkins High School star has the Gophers among the nation's elite.
As the Gophers' setter, Samantha Seliger-Swenson set 52 of the Gophers' 62 kills in the regional semifinal Friday night.
State Fair chatter was all about the Vikings and the promising road ahead. By Thanksgiving, that kind of talk had evaporated faster than healthy bodies on the roster.
Not only is North Dakota State looking for its sixth title in a row, but UND also is making its first appearance in the FCS playoffs.
How's this for a radical plan: Owners Jim Pohlad and Glen Taylor should trade manager and head coach of their respective teams.
For now, we take our break for the 2016 Turkey Banquet, and proudly unveil the guest list. Gobble, gobble.
The Gophers had Michigan State looking completely discombobulated at the end of the second set of their volleyball match on Friday night at a packed…
The Gophers, ranked No. 2, needed five sets to beat No. 13 Michigan State on Friday. Next up to finish the season is No. 18 Michigan followed by Nebraska (No. 1) and Wisconsin (No. 3).
Thursday's first day for prep football in the Vikings' new $1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium showed plenty of offense, and a thriller at the end.
I'm guessing the Vikings get it straightened out at Washington on Sunday, and coach Mike Zimmer will regain his adulation from the local sporting public.That…
Friday night, coach Richard Pitino's fourth team was impressive in all the areas in which it was dreadful in the 8-23 catastrophe that was his third.
I don't know why those other millions of white guys who went to the polls Tuesday are angry, but I have some very good reasons for my own.
Karen Ferrian was attending St. Cloud State and had a few dates with Kaare Sanness. "She called home and said, 'I met this football player,'…
After two wins with the Twins as a player, Randy Bush is now a World Series champion as a member of the the front office with the Cubs.
There was only one way to interpret Pat Shurmur agreeing to a nothing job on Mike Zimmer's staff as tight ends coach. He was the offensive coordinator in waiting.
I'm a supporter of the popular theory that it takes three exceptional players to form a true contender for an NBA championship,The Wolves appear to…
The Gophers rowing team is a confluence of brute strength and team will with the unique practice backdrop of the Mighty Mississippi.
The Twins were 2-9 when Carl Willis was notified of his call-up. Over the next two months, the Twins went 42-18, including a 15-game winning streak as part of a 21-2 stretch.
Championship Week continues in the Twin Cities on Saturday night, when the most treasured hardware in Steel Domain Wrestling will be distributed. I'm guessing Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve will not be in attendance at American Legion Post 435 in Richfield.
The Twins were attracted to Derek Falvey by his ability to gain trust with baseball lifers such as Cleveland manager Terry Francona. The Twins believe he is a planner and a communicator -- the the organization needs both.
Major League Baseball provided 17 games of wild-card sudden death and Division Series in the first 10 days (Oct.4-13) of this postseason. There was plenty…
Penn State brought a geographical challenge but also football pizazz to the Big Ten when it arrived in 1993. Nebraska was a fantastic addition in 2011. Maryland and Rutgers? Not so much.
The Wild will start its 16th season Thursday night in St. Louis, and so will Tom Reid as an analyst for its games on the radio.
The San Francisco Giants' return to the postseason was a Twitter topic last week. Someone pointed out the Giants almost moved from New York to…
Their singles match Sunday was respectful and magnificent. It was the best four hours I've ever seen in golf.
Breaking up the Spanish Armada didn't work out well for European captain Darren Clarke on Saturday afternoon.
A member of the Willett entourage told a British radio broadcaster: "It wasn't terrible with the fans for Danny, but it wasn't good.''
Rory McIlroy and rookie Thomas Pieters will lead off after being a winning combination Friday afternoon.
We're not playing the Soviet Union here. We're not even playing Putin's Russia, which would be a contest worth all of the red, white and blue toggery and "USA, USA'' chants at Hazeltine National.
"I don't think anyone ever came to America, any of the European lads, and thought it was going to be a walk in the park," Danny Willett said of fans' reactions after his brother's essay bashing Americans.
The talent the United States is bringing to this 12-player, 28-match competition is astounding. There's only one way the Yanks are going to lose this time to Europe -- and that's if they choke.
Jack Nicklaus had watched Ballesteros, a 19-year-old Spaniard, go into the final round of a 1976 British Open two strokes behind Johnny Miller. He saw this kid's aura of greatness and decided that Seve could bring some life to the dull Ryder Cup.
At the Ryder Cup this week, everyone — American or Euro — will talk of Arnold Palmer's importance to the game at which they now play for hundreds of millions.
Standout Jordan Roberts was sidelined with a bad knee, but the ground game remained strong for the Tommies.
Matt Asiata was standing on a sideline at the Vikings fieldhouse Thursday, after the team had finished a special teams drill. A reporter asked: "Who…
"Walter Bush was the most universally liked guy you were ever going to find in our sport," Lou Nanne said.
Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks bring to mind the linebackers of Vikings past.
Jerry Kill has been in the Twin Cities this weekend to promote his book, "Chasing Dreams: Living My Life One Yard at a Time.'' Kill's…
A hundred plays, 35 first downs and 738 yards were not enough for the Royals to open with a victory last week.
J Robinson controlled Minnesota's wrestling program for 30 years, and thought he would control the situation that ultimately led to his termination.
The trauma being felt by Vikings fandom over Teddy Bridgewater's injury has only one comparable in team history. That would be the absence of Joe…
GREAT MOMENTS IN THE SPORTS SHOW HISTORY • Following the Winter Olympics of 1998, moderator Mike Max opened the show by asking Sid Hartman, “What did…
There's no curse here. A quarterback got hurt and will miss the season. It's the NFL. Rotten things happen to other teams too.
This is the Twins' fifth implosion into complete ineptitude in the past six seasons. A common thread has been searching for discarded items in baseball's…
When the Metrodome opened in 1982 the first game brought on a huge wave - not a unified cheer but waving a hand, a program or anything that might help to create a breeze.
There is only one amateur team remaining in Murray County: the Hadley Buttermakers, representatives of the town of 60 people. They have reached back-to-back Class C state championships.
This was the extent of most Minnesotans' soccer knowledge on Nov. 25, 1975, when it was announced a local group had purchased the Denver Dynamos…
Minnesota United's move into MLS will have broader, wealthier support than the '70s Kicks
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