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Gwen Jorgensen enters the Rio Games as the most dominant, decorated athlete in her sport's history.
The victory extends their winning streak to five and keeps the Gophers tied with Penn State for first place in the Big Ten.
By rediscovering his faith in himself, Eric Schierhorn uncluttered his mind and his game, putting him on a much smoother path
The Gophers won their ninth in a row in the series.
P.J. Fleck's energy and optimism drew high marks.
The Gophers have won eight in a row in the Border Battle.
If Jessie Diggins maintains her position in the overall standings, she would match the best-ever performance by an American in the Tour de Ski.
The guard who became the Gophers' No. 1 scorer saw that number hung in the rafters of Williams Arena on Sunday.
The Gophers trailed by only a point in the middle of the fourth quarter before slipping back.
Simone Biles lived up to the expectations by taking top honors in the women's all-around while teammate Aly Raisman got some redemption by grabbing silver.
The Gophers didn't get the NCAA title they pined for, but coach Hugh McCutcheon believes the seniors achieved their ambition of setting up the program for long-term success.
Gophers, Nebraska both lost Thursday night's matches.
Stanford, the nation's best blocking team, overpowered the Gophers on Thursday night to put an end to Minnesota's season one match shy of a national title spot.
The Cardinal beat the Gophers 3-1 in its own tournament in September.
Playing for coach Hugh McCutcheon means that the Gophers' volleyball team has accepted a different kind of college life, one that favors perspiration over parties.
Hugh McCutcheon said he'd like to "just continue to build on the foundation we've built, and hopefully, keep this tradition of excellence and see where it takes us.''
En route back to the Final Four, the Gophers unlocked victory after victory with their in-game adjustments and won their regional by sweeping UCLA.
Minnesota's victory over No. 8 UCLA was the Gophers' 36th victory in a row in the Sports Pavilion, and secured a spot in next week's national semifinals against Stanford.
The top seed Gophers dropped the second set but came back strong to close out Missouri on Friday night.
Coach Hugh McCutcheon pushed the Tapp twins - Paige and Hannah - to new heights as part of a six-member senior class that has brought Minnesota to volleyball's Sweet 16 at the Sports Pavilion.
The Gophers have to refocus after an injury to Hawaiian star disrupts flow.
The Gophers steamrolled their way past North Dakota to win their 32nd consecutive home match.
The once-shy Gophers star accepted a challenge to be a dominant force. It's working.
After starting the season 4-0, the Gophers dropped their third straight game as they couldn't keep up with No. 8-ranked Florida State.
The Gophers played North Dakota on Sept. 16, their first-round opponent at home Friday, beating the Fighting Hawks 3-1 in their first home match of the season. They have gone 13-0 at the Sports Pavilion, extending their home unbeaten streak to two full seasons.
Carlie Wagner was one of six Gophers to finish in double figures during the 103-87 rout over the Crimson.
Junior guard Carlie Wagner is the only player assured of a place in the starting lineup. The rest, coach Marlene Stollings hopes, will be spread equitably among a fast group.
Reinforcements came four deep Wednesday, and their presence was enough to brighten coach Bruce Boudreau's mood, even while star Zach Parise remains sidelined.
With a superb all-around effort Saturday — anchored by the goaltending of Eric Schierhorn — the No. 13 Gophers beat No. 3 North Dakota 2-0 in a tense matchup fitting for the two teams.
The Gophers fell behind North Dakota by two goals in the first eight minutes, then rallied repeatedly to record only the 16th tie in a series that has spanned 292 games.
Friday, the Gophers and North Dakota will open their first regular-season series since conference realignment drove them apart in 2013.
Serious and focused, rookie Joel Eriksson Ek already is proving to be a quick study. Now about those goal celebrations ...
But age questions already being raised for 2017.
The Lynx led by six at halftime in a head-spinning game that featured 24 lead changes and 11 ties in front of a crowd of 19,423 The lead changed hands four times in the final 23.4 seconds before Nneka Ogwumike's game-winning basket.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve unloaded on WNBA officials after her team's 77-76 loss in Game 5, criticizing them for not calling a shot clock violation on Los Angeles with 1 minute, 12 seconds left in the game.
With a victory over Los Angeles in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals, the Lynx can join the Houston Comets as the only teams to win four titles. "They were my favorite team," Maya Moore said.
Sunday's 85-79 loss, Los Angeles coach Brian Agler said, gave the inexperienced team a taste of what to expect in the deciding game at Target Center.
Coach Cheryl Reeve joked that the only thing that rattles Moore is when she gets taken out of the game. Not even a handful of mistakes could slow her in Game 4.
The Lynx reversed form completely from their lackluster Game 3, giving themselves a chance to play for a second consecutive WNBA title Thursday at Target Center.
To push the series to a Game 5 at Target Center — and give themselves a shot at a second consecutive league title — the Lynx must take a deep breath and move forward.
The reigning champion Lynx were forced to battle uphill all of Game 3 after a big first quarter gave the Sparks control in Los Angeles, and a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.
To win on the road, the Lynx need much more from Natasha Howard, Renee Montgomery, Jia Perkins, Janel McCarville and Anna Cruz.
Strength on the boards was part of an overall defensive effort by the Lynx that evened the best-of-five series, which resumes Friday in Los Angeles.
The Lynx got the victory they desperately needed behind Maya Moore's 21 points, evening the WNBA Finals series 1-1 with Los Angeles.
Coach Cheryl Reeve already had seen an encore performance of a game she called "a head-scratcher,'' looking at the video to catalog the shortcomings that gave the Sparks a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series.
Before Alana Beard's game-winning shot, silencing most in the crowd of 12,113 for Game 1 of the WNBA finals, the Lynx were undone by turnovers and defensive miscues,
Moore entered the game averaging 25.7 points in the playoffs, and she averaged 18.7 against the Sparks in three regular-season games. Sunday, the Sparks held her without a basket on four first-half shots before Moore hit seven of 10 in the second, finishing with 18 points.
The Lynx set a franchise record with 28 regular-season victories and a WNBA mark by starting 13-0.
Both teams are so evenly matched and know each other so well that games are likely to be decided by details such as free throws or execution out of a timeout.
Coach Bruce Boudreau shows he isn't afraid to move underperformers.
The Lynx' mastery over talent-rich Phoenix made them the first WNBA team to make the finals five times, with all five appearances coming in the past six years.
Despite a pair of double-digit triumphs at Xcel Energy Center, the Lynx understand how tough it is to deliver the knockout blow
Minnesota defeated Phoenix 96-86 to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five semifinals at the Xcel Energy Center.
Reeve was named WNBA coach of the year for the second time and 6-foot-6 center Sylvia Fowles was named the top defensive player for the third time in her career.
Over the past 10 days, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve kept shooting down speculation that the long break before starting the playoffs could somehow be bad for her team in the WNBA semifinals.
While the Lynx rested and practiced, the Mercury roared through road victories over Indiana and New York, starting the playoffs on a powerful note after a rocky regular season.
Their first two games in the semifinals will be at the transformed X.
Though he's only been at St. John's for nine months, Jackson Erdmann knows all about the craziness that engulfs the campus when the Johnnies play St. Thomas.
Under the prodding of head Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve, Sylvia Fowles won the league's top defensive player award again.
Their postseason opener isn't until Sept. 28, but they will keep busy until then.
The track lowers its take, but a bump in betting on live racing disappoints.
U.S. Bank Stadium was built with its wider audience in mind. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" plans to make it one big showcase this weekend.
For five months, she was out of the water—where she found strength after she was paralyzed n 2008—and nearly out of hope that her swimming career could continue.
The joyful Closing Ceremony crowd at Maracana Stadium radiated pride in Rio's ability to pull off the Games.
After a year of complete focus on the Rio Games, Gwen Jorgensen of St. Paul made sure the Olympic triathlon played out exactly as she wanted. She won the gold medal in her usual fashion: by dusting the field with her devastating run.
Former Gophers runner Hassan Mead made a move with four laps to go. But when the bell rang signaling the final lap he appeared to labor.
The former U runner took eighth in the 1,500 meters.
Gwen Jorgensen didn't balk at training for one more Olympic run after 2012 setback in London. The triathlete from St. Paul has eyes on gold for Saturday's race.
While not her desired result, St. Cloud's Alise Post is happy with second
Kiana Eide moved from St. Francis to suburban Chicago and trained eight hours a day. She will receive the ultimate payoff Saturday, when she competes for the U.S. in rhythmic gymnastics.
Seimone Augustus started in place of injured Sue Bird, and the Americans overcame another slow start to move into Saturday's gold medal game against Spain.
Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross rebounded Wednesday, beating the Brazilian team of Larissa and Talita 2-1 to claim the bronze medal in beach volleyball.
Confidence, heart are booming as team enters semifinal round.
Lynx star Maya Moore scored 19 points as Japan made it a game against the U.S. women's basketball team until the Americans found their groove.
St. Cloud native Alise Post has high hopes for an Olympic medal in BMX, and rides to honor her late mother.
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