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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:…
Eddie Rosario on Wednesday night belted the game-winning home run but also scored on an unconventional sequence in the second inning.
Class 4A Hutchinson finds itself in the wide-ranging, 22-team North Central District, with one 6A team (Buffalo), 15 5A teams and six 4A teams.
The launch of "Monday Night Football" at the start of the 1970s eventually led to that of ESPN at the end of the decade: on Sept. 7, 1979.
Basketball was the first major league sport in the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis Lakers won six titles (one NBL, five NBA) from 1948 through 1954.…
Paul Molitor has rallied the Twins to their best baseball in August, after Derek Falvey and his brain trust seemed to give up by trading Jaime Garcia and Brandon Kintzler at the nonwaiver July 31 deadline.
Here's what the new coach has inherited: a fabulous new $170 million facility, full funding for assistants and recruiting and a nucleus of a 9-4 team coming off an upset bowl victory.
The State Amateur baseball tournament started in 1924. It went through several formats through the decades. By the 1960s, there were complaints about the unfair…
The St. John's season that starts next Saturday vs. St. Scholastica will be only the fifth since Gagliardi stopped coaching the Johnnies.
It wasn't easy, but Minnesota hit the big time 50 years ago as a sports market. The Gophers won a title. The North Stars and Bud Grant arrived. Pro basketball returned and the Twins nearly won a pennant.
You were a greater obstacle to Vikings success when you were in the lineup than when you were out of it. You ruined Teddy Bridgewater's development, too. That's what people are saying, anyway.
The 50th anniversary of a phenomenal 1967 on the Minnesota sports scene is being celebrated in Sunday's Star Tribune. Beyond the happenings with the major…
Following prostate cancer surgery in April, former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is with the Diamondbacks as a bench coach. It's the perfect weekend for Arizona to be here for a visit.
With the golf season now likely to end with the Tour Championship on Labor Day weekend starting in 2019, there are potential new markets (including the Twin Cities) looking for places to host on a crowded summer schedule.
How the NFL classifies Teddy Bridgewater's service time in the league relative to his contract status isn't sitting right with some.
Ezekiel Elliott's suspension has set up a battle for supremacy between Dallas owner Jerry Jones and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. There is no winner.
Dozier does everything well in the field, including turn the double play. He can run. He has outstanding power. He's a complete player. This is the second consecutive season that he's the best player on the club, and possibly the third in a row.
Two all-time favorite World Series teams of mine lost two all-time competitors in a 24-hour period.
I never had a chance to cover a game coached by Parseghian. Even better, I had the good luck to watch his return to Notre Dame football on the practice field in April 1981.
It's too hot in D.C. for the nation's birthday? Certainly, Blaine would welcome that weekend on the PGA Tour schedule.
Lee Janzen watched Tom Watson chip in on the 17th hole on his way to winning the 1982 U.S. Open. Less than a decade later, he was paired in the U.S. Open with his idol.
Improved putting has helped Janzen to three top-10 finishes on the Champions Tour this season.
Brandon Zylstra, a former star at Concordia-Moorhead and New London-Spicer High School, is among the top receivers in the Canadian Football League this season.
Bud Selig will be among the five new Hall of Famers to be inducted in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday. The election to the Hall was…
When Danielle Andersen isn't spending time with her son Easton or her husband Kory, she can be found at the table in Nevada.
During the 1988 All-Star Game visit to Cincinnati, then-Twins manager Tom Kelly couldn't say no to checking out Secretariat.
Retiring former manager Tom Kelly's number 10 in 2012 wasn't enough. Now he has the eighth statue on the plaza outside Target Field.
Born on Staten Island, Twins' rookie Zack Granite grew up idolizing the Yankees' 1990s dynasty. He has a dog named "Jeter." But these days it's all about his opportunities with the Twins.
The X Games needs a sign on the fence around the Commons: "No free stuff in the common area.''
Though there are just 10 Hall of Famers from Latin America. That number is going to double in the next decade, and continue to grow.
The 10-team Stearns County League forms a family, both in spirit and in reality, dating back more than 75 years in what is pretty much its original form.
Ervin Santana, Miguel Sano and late addition Brandon Kintzler will be in Miami as All-Stars, marking the 30th time the Twins have had multiple players…
Some people see Bartolo Colon's 8.14 ERA in 13 starts this season in Atlanta and ask why, and Twins boss Derek Falvey sees that and asks, "Why not?"
The Twins appear to have a better team on the field than when they hung into the wild-card race until the final weekend in 2015.
Cam Bedrosian was born in October 1991, just before the Twins and his father, Steve, won the World Series.
My best guess for columns that I’ve written that have been printed in Twin Cities dailies would be around 8,000. This would not include…
Tom Otterdahl died last week at age 72 Three days earlier, "Otts" had been playing in St. Paul's notorious Noon Ball basketball games in a grade school gym.
Eddie Rosario earned himself a spot on the bench with wild swings and misses. He was in the No. 9 spot Tuesday but redeemed himself in a big way.
The World Baseball Classic was held for the fourth time this past March and continued to gain a higher level of attention. The United States…
Emma Charlesworth-Seiler flies to Tampa on June 24 and starts umpiring in the noon heat of a Florida Gulf Coast League summer on June 26.
Last fall's Ryder Cup raised the prestige of Hazeltine to the heights of great American golf courses. An announcement will be made Friday that it will be home to the 2019 KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
Dark Star died five years ago on June 1. This remains a void in the life of his friends and radio listeners because the Darkman…
Instead of worrying about acquiring players at the trade deadline for this season, the Twins need to set their focus on the long-term rebuild.
Their heralded 2009 international signings of Miguel Sano, Max Kepler and Jorge Polanco now make up the core of the team.
Counting down 10 team sports, five for women athletes (basketball, hockey, volleyball, softball and soccer) and five for men (football, basketball, hockey, wrestling and baseball) at the U.
We get this in every sport: MVP information is announced with the playoffs fresh in mind, and there's a clamor that postseason stardom proved such-and-such was the "real MVP." Wrong.
Mike Zimmer came to Minnesota in 2014 perceived as a thick-skinned straight shooter. But he's shown to be the opposite.
A decade after bursting onto the Motocross scene, "I've lived my dream,'' Ryan Dungey said Wednesday. "I'm ready for a new chapter in life.''
The surprise success stories of the early portion of this baseball season have been Eric Thames, a slugger for the Milwaukee Brewers, and Jim Brockmire,…
Dean Johnson is steaming mad, and it's about the news being leaked, and not so much to the action partaken by Randy Handel that led to the complaint.
You aren't going to get much assistance from these successful U runners when it comes to offering self-serving tributes. But they open up (just a bit) about the family's fainting goat.
Sudden and unexplained gusts of wind have been used as story changers forever in Hollywood movies, often reversing time or transforming the personality of a…
Before he was Stan 'Krusher' Kowalski, the pro wrestler was in the Navy and Friday was honored prior to the Twins game.
The determination of the Twins' new front office to give Kennys Vargas a shot mimics some memorable quotes from David Ortiz in an interview last spring
Daniel Snyder has not yet hired a general manager for the Washington Redskins. Mike Mayock, the draft analyst with a unique gift for football gibberish,…
Sydney Dwyer and Kendyl Lindaman provide the clout while Amber Fiser is a reliable second option in the pitching circle.
No matter the rhetoric coming for Winter Park, history tells us a draft without a No. 1 is more likely to be a dry well than a gusher.
The Twins had eight consecutive losing seasons, from 1993 to 2000, and there was a threat they were going to join Tampa Bay in being put out of business.
It's a new world in the NHL since the lockout of 2004-05. Twelve years later, Commissioner Gary Bettman's well-balanced league has a playoff product that immediately hooks the customers with its intensity, and also its mystery.
Bloomington's Kent Hrbek turned 34 on May 21, 1994. He was on the Twins' disabled list. He returned in June and announced in early August…
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