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The big rookie skated between Joel Eriksson Ek and Charlie Coyle in Monday night's game in Winnipeg.
The veteran defenseman continues to be a mentor for his younger Wild teammates as he prepares for his ninth pro season.
The Gophers are heading to the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge at Stanford, where they will play No. 18 Oregon on Friday and No. 4 Stanford on Sunday.
Life hasn't been the same for Team Shuster since winning Olympic gold in curling.
Call heavy favorite Mr. Jagermeister's triumph another growth spurt for the Minnesota colt.
Mr. Jagermeister is being hailed as one of the best Minnesota-bred thoroughbreds in years. The bay has won five of seven starts at Canterbury, including three blowout victories in state-bred stakes.
University of Minnesota leaders are launching new strategies to entice fans amid a multimillion-dollar drop in vital sports like men's basketball, football and men's hockey.
St. Thomas, which has won 28 consecutive MIAC games and three straight conference titles, is tied with St. John's for the longest string in league history.
The Gophers got a match-high 14 kills from sophomore Stephanie Samedy against Florida State at Target Center, the most potent weapon in a balanced attack.
National-power Minnesota opens the season against tough opponents this weekend at Target Center, where the volleyball Final Four will be held in December.
Ryan Suter, Zach Parise and Luke Kunin are all recovering from different injuries. New GM Paul Fenton wouldn't reveal specifics but said each is progressing.
Hugh McCutcheon, 48, already has coached the American men to an Olympic gold medal, the U.S. women to silver and the Gophers to two Final Fours.
The NHL team will assist the NWHL team with marketing, promotions and practice rink hosting.
The Lynx have one of the WNBA's toughest remaining schedules, reducing the margin of error for a team that has struggled to find its footing.
Former castoff Allie Quigley honored her late father with on-target shooting in Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game and the three-point contest
WNBA president Lisa Borders said she wants to see the league's players paid more, adding that both the fans and the league are responsible for making that happen.
The newest NWHL team also signed American standout Kendall Coyne Schofield.
The average career in the WNBA is only 3½ years, and 2018 salaries range from about $41,000 to $115,500. Having a plan for life after basketball is a message spread by the league's veterans.
Chad Kerley conquered pressure, dethroned BMX Street champ.
Ronda (Curtin) Engelhardt, the former head coach at Breck School, will coach the NWHL team along with Jack Brodt. Robb Stauber, head coach of the gold-medal winning U.S. women's team, said he "decided not to take the job."
Gophers AD Mark Coyle on Wednesday briefed the U of M Board of Regents about athletic and academic achievements. "It's nice when you have good news to tell," he said.
The NWHL's newest team has a new home. The TRIA Rink in St. Paul can hold 1,200 fans.
The Minnesota Whitecaps, formed in 2004, are joining the National Women's Hockey League, bringing the highest level of pro women's hockey to the state for the first time.
Fourteen months after a terrifying accident at the end of a race, Paul Nolan is navigating rehab and steep health care costs.
Hannah Brandt and Lee Stecklein, 2018 Olympic gold medalists, whose signings will be announced Wednesday, share a long-running association with the NWHL's newest franchise.
Landing the league's premier goalie marks an auspicious beginning to the free-agent signing period for Whitecaps, who are joining the National Women's Hockey League.
A Twin Cities couple paid a big price to breed their mare to 2015 Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah. The first reaction to the newborn colt last month on the farm: "Oh, my goodness."
With the status of the 2019 Houston Open still undecided, Minnesota will have to wait a little longer to find out whether a PGA Tour event will be coming to the state next summer.
The champion of Running Aces Harness Park will be back for his 10th season, starting Saturday.
Minnesota was wildly inconsistent over the first two months of this season, going 12-13 before a surge that ended with the Gophers finishing second in the Big Ten.
A few days before Canterbury Park was scheduled to open for training, superintendent Ken Brown spent 15 hours removing snow from the track. It's all gone now, and live racing returns Friday.
The way the Sooners sophomore from Little Canada won her NCAA title last weekend put an exclamation point on an extraordinary season.
The second-ranked Gophers entered the Big Ten meet with visions of winning a team title. They finished an unhappy fifth, with only two weeks to get their minds right before the NCAAs.
Eric Staal says he's more worried about helping to keep the Wild alive in the playoffs than Josh Morrissey's nasty hit.
Connor Hellebuyck bounced back from Sunday's stinker with shutout win over the Wild in Game 4 and has a chance at the league's Vezina Trophy
The size and judgment of Jets defensemen Dustin Byfuglien keep Wild players alert.
Back home as a gold medalist, Jessie Diggins rolled down Main Street in the back of a white pickup, the Olympic medalist reveled in Saturday's snowflakes as if they were nature's ticker tape.
The center ended last spring's brief postseason run in the hospital, where he was taken after a frightening headfirst crash into the boards during a Game 5 loss to St. Louis.
The poise Spurgeon could offer the defensemen during the playoff series against the Jets would be a major lift to the Wild if he is able to suit up for Game 1 Wednesday at Winnipeg.
UMD's Blake Young played for the Battleford North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, of which Humboldt is a member
The Frozen Four's most outstanding player leaves it all on the ice for his last game
Language intrigue notwithstanding, Ivy Lu and Lexy Ramler are winners.
Thursday's victory moved the Bulldogs' record to 7-3 in those nail-biters. To get to the Frozen Four, they beat Minnesota State Mankato 3-2 in overtime and defeated Air Force 2-1 in the West Regional.
A lot of people can do the things Shane Wiskus does, but few can make it look so effortless
Wild expects Jordan Greenway to be huge (6-6) boost down stretch.
The Longhorns surged past California and Indiana in the closest finish in 16 years, scoring 449 points to beat the Bears (437.5) and the Hoosiers (422).
A strong final day lifted the Gophers to 67 points. Three individuals — Conner McHugh, Bowe Becker and Nick Yang — advanced to the championship or consolation finals.
Indiana, 50 years after era of swimming dominance, is poised to win title again.
He came back from a foot injury and a three-month break to win on the 3-meter board.
Florida star Caeleb Dressel won his fourth title in the 50-yard freestyle in 17.6 seconds, a laughably fast time.
He finished behind winner Caeleb Dressel of Florida and Ryan Held of North Carolina State.
North Carolina State relay, leadoff Indiana swimmer stun.
Junior Bowe Becker started swimming to battle rheumatoid arthritis; now he's world-class.
The Afton gold medalist took second in the season-ending race as well.
The U.S. women beat Canada 3-2 for the Olympic gold medal in a shootout at Gangneung Hockey Centre, riding a stout performance from goaltender Maddie Rooney of Andover and the pond-hockey chops of North Dakota's Lamoureux twins.
South Korea concluded one of the most efficient Games in recent memory Sunday.
Jessie Diggins, who won a gold medal Wednesday in the team sprint, fell on the first lap on the 30-kilometer race and found herself playing catch-up the rest of the way.
Athletes from this pocket of the world did the U.S. proud, and they have the medals to prove it
The upset continued a remarkable roll for Team Shuster, the Minnesota-rich men's team was left for dead last weekend after staggering through two losses that dropped its record to 2-4
Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall captured gold in the women's team sprint. The medal was only the second ever won by a U.S. cross-country skier at the Winter Games and the first gold.
The women's team won twice while the men's team edged Canada to stay alive.
The Afton skier isn't focusing on the hardware, but instead on the best finishes ever for U.S.
Too many jumps, too few rivalries have eroded interest in Games' glamour sport.
Nina Roth's last stone settles it in a 7-6 victory.
Only three round-robin games remain for the Americans to try and scramble back into contention.
Marvin had been dealing with chronic hip injuries for months leading up to the 2014 Olympics. After the Sochi Games, her body shut down to the point where it could not handle any physical exertion.
Mothers and fathers of Minnesota-linked Olympians made the 6,400-mile journey to South Korea to share in an experience that is as rewarding for them as it is for their children.
Unlike some other recent Olympic hosts (I'm talking about you, Sochi, and you, Rio), Gangwon Province was clearly ready for the Winter Games, and it has put its own spin on the Olympic spirit with a tide of Korean efficiency and hospitality.
The Russians won the group in pool play, earning a bye into the medal-round quarterfinals.
Yuzuru Hanyu's free skate earned him a historic repeat gold medal, well ahead of Nathan Chen who made a remarkable rally after the short program but ended up fifth.
Jessie Diggins of Afton finished fifth in the 10-kilometer freestyle Thursday, her best chance for an individual medal. But she has relay races to come.
Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu blew away the field with a score of 111.68 in Friday's men's figure skating short program, showing no lasting effects of an ankle injury that has kept him off the ice.
On the 20th anniversary of women's hockey at the Olympic Games, the U.S. and Canada are again heavy favorites to play for the gold medal. Both have secured automatic berths into Monday's semifinals.
Trounced 10-5 in its opening game, the U.S. women's curling team rebounded for a tight win over Great Britain in the next game.
In 2014, USA Curling met in Blaine to choose a group of its best players to prepare for future international competition. John Shuster wasn't on the list and used the rejection as motivation for where he is today.
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