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Randy Rosario said his fastball will be back to the 97 mph he was throwing before 2014 elbow surgery.
Super Bowls are full of surprises, some self-inflicted.
Could the next winner of baseball's Upper Midwest Player of the Year be a lifetime achievement award?
Oswaldo Arcia is coming off a down season as the Twins get ready for a new slate. "He had a terrible year in 2015,'' Terry Ryan said.
Doug Woog's connection to South St. Paul will be emblazoned at the hockey arena in town.
"It has been amazing to see what it takes to win," Timberwolves rookie and No. 1 overall draft pick Karl-Anthony Towns said.
The former Eden Prairie quarterback played summer basketball with Tyus Jones and competed against him in middle school.
Friday's 1-0 loss was the first shutout imposed on the Wild of the season, but certainly not the first stinker witnessed by a 2016 sellout crowd.
Has an ex-Gophers player ever been the starting quarterback in an NFL game? The answer is yes - sort of.
The role models and elements in the Vikings' seven outdoor playoff wins can be used to inspire the current team for Sunday's daunting challenge vs. the Seahawks.
Be patient? There has never been a more pathetic winter in the Twin Cities to be a basketball fan rather than a hockey fan than this one.
Now 80, he is as working as hard as he was as a child in St. Paul.
Thanks in part to state help, the university has found a way to succeed without a big-time athletic budget.
The Tommies jumped out early in the Stagg Bowl, but Mount Union was simply too tough to handle.
The Purple Raiders' hurry-up proved too tough to contain.
Never will the muscle that Dominic Truoccolo and Matt Christensen add to the Tommies' much-honored offensive line be more important than on Friday night against Mount Union.
The game begins at 6 p.m on ESPNU.
The Purple Raiders will be playing for the 19th time in 23 Stagg Bowls since the Division III championship moved to Salem, Va.
A look at Friday's Division III national title matchup between Mount Union and St. Thomas
Mount Union football has been a national Division III power the past 25 years.
The tribute that we should all pay to Glen Sonmor is to never check the veracity of his greatest stories — only to enjoy them as his poems to the game of hockey.
St. Thomas got to the Division III football title game with a 38-17 mugging of another storied D-III program – the Linfield [Ore.] Wildcats.
Reusse writes: "The fact Minnesotans now chant 'Teddy, Teddy, Teddy' doesn't change in the least the covert racism that I sensed so strongly in the criticism of (former Vikings quarterback Daunte) Culpepper."
No doubt, the tickets are sold, although the excitement level of seeing the Gophers might have lost some steam in the 79-hour period from 2 p.m. Saturday to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The university has an appealing combination of top facilities, top teams and top academics.
Everyone involved with the Gophers should be embarrassed — no, humiliated — to accept a "reward" for winning five of 12, for winning two of eight (over Illinois 2-6 and Purdue 1-7) in the Big Ten
Most of the attention has been focused on the Tommies offense: 56.5 points per game in their 11 victories before Saturday. But the defense is even better.
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.
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