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Laura Ryan’s new focus on springboard diving has fueled her Olympic dream.
Top 250cc riders Jeremy and Alex Martin got their start on a course owned by their parents.
The Triple Crown winner's owner and trainer turned down an offer to increase the Mystic Lake Derby's purse from $200,000 to $2 million if the horse came to Canterbury.
Ray Ranallo is participating in the National Senior Games for the fourth time.
An equine rescue group went into action to protect the gelding, a crowd favorite at Canterbury who won three stakes races and $220,936 at the Shakopee track.
Pat Lillehei, a former stockbroker, is entered in the triathlon and swimming events during this week's competition.
Former Gophers standout Charlie Sanders, who made the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a tight end, died Thursday.
The routine repeated itself every summer, around the time when Phil Housley knew the Hockey Hall of Fame was about to announce its newest inductees.
Yes, they pitch horseshoes and play shuffleboard at the National Senior Games. But this 13-day event, which begins Friday in the Twin Cities, isn’t your grandfather’s sports festival — unless your grandfather is a triathlete, javelin thrower or point guard.
Blaine’s Four Seasons is the state’s first Olympic-certified club.
Paul Nitz has returned to competition, driven as ever.
The track wants the Triple Crown winner to race in Shakopee this summer and would raise the Mystic Lake Derby purse from $200,000 to $2 million if he does.
Three of the four men competing for the Gophers in the national meet were born overseas.
University of Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball coach Annette Wiles resigned Monday, becoming the third female head coach to leave the school in the past six months.
CHS Field will draw fans, sure, but the Saints expect players to admire it, too
The St. Paul Saints are ready to christen a new $64.7 million ballpark project in downtown St. Paul. And yes, the pig comes included in their shiny new home.
Jockey Justin Shepherd, closing in on 1,000 wins, is back at Canterbury Park where it all started for him.
In Chicago, the coach has won two Stanley Cups, and his team is driving for more success.
The Blackhawks goalie has limited the Wild after a tough first-round series.
In past series it was his offense. Now he’s using size to change the game.
As the Wild prepared for Tuesday’s Game 3 of its second-round playoff series against Chicago, it could find some encouragement in numbers.
One of the major reasons the Wild got past the St. Louis Blues in the first round is because it skated away when the Blues tried to provoke after-the-whistle altercations.
Wild coach Mike Yeo cautioned the series with Chicago will not hinge on any particular position, but acknowledged that the centers have a big task against the Blackhawks.
Their third first-round exit in a row is likely to bring about a few changes.
He had expected a resurgence, and he contributed to it with a goal and an assist.
Steve Ott has 22 penalty minutes, two shots, no points and is minus-1 for the Blues.
Down 2-1, the coach still sees positives and expects progress.
Though his team returned from St. Louis with a split in its first two playoff games, Wild winger Zach Parise felt his line’s play had been lacking against the Blues.
Kevin Shattenkirk’s six-week injury absence didn’t derail the team’s postseason mission.
Amanda Zahui B. blossomed this season into one of the country’s premier post players, averaging a team-high 18.8 points, 12.9 rebounds and 4.1 blocked shots.
Jake Allen got the news without any kind of fanfare or special delivery. Though the St. Louis goaltender had never been named the starter…
Becoming fast-moving targets is how the Wild plans to counter Blues
Amanda Zahui B. is the sixth player to leave the Gophers since January, leaving only six returning on the roster. Coach Marlene Stollings vowed that Zahui’s departure will not affect her continuing effort to overhaul the program.
On Monday, 6-5 sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. closed the book on her history at the U, announcing she will leave school and enter the WNBA draft.
Based on what he heard from his friend and former neighbor Jason Pominville, Thomas Vanek felt sure he would fit in well…
Wild forward Jason Zucker, who broke his collarbone on Feb. 9 and wasn’t expected to play for three months, could be back in the lineup next week.
Skier Lindsey Vonn keeps the comebacks coming, returning to her home state Wednesday as a champion after two years of painful rehab.
The sophomore center is the first Gopher to be named to the top team.
On a day off for most of the Wild players, the team’s front office stayed busy Monday by adding two players to its stable of…
Athletes from all over are all in on MSU Mankato’s vision
Devan Dubnyk has long lauded his Wild teammates for limiting shots, sweeping away rebounds and ensuring he gets an unobstructed view of the puck.
The president of Minnesota United FC expects many facets of his team — including the club’s name and logo, coach Manny Lagos, and some players — to make the jump to Major League Soccer
The team’s players and coach view this season as a first step.
DePaul’s pace and pressure caught up to the Gophers on Thursday afternoon, crushing their NCAA aspirations in a first-round exit.
Shae Kelley scored 17 points and had eight rebounds in her final college game.
A team built around the splendid senior guard had opened the season 9-1. And a team without Rachel Banham, the preseason Big Ten player of the year? No one expected it to go anywhere when she was injured.
The sophomore from Hopkins High School has led Northwestern to its first NCAA tournament appearance in 17 years.
The Gophers made the tournament field for the first time in six years. The reward? A probable second-round game at No. 1-seed Notre Dame if Minnesota wins its opener.
Marvin Singleton’s hard work is one reason why bracket-pickers love Northern Iowa.
Shae Kelley transferred to the Gophers hoping for a chance to play in the Big Dance. Now she’s got it.
The senior-laden MIAC champions are four victories away from a perfect season.
A wickedly tough stretch of Wild's schedule starts with Pacific Division leader Anaheim on Friday at Xcel Energy Center. Coach Mike Yeo prefers to think of it as an opportunity for the Wild to continue gathering steam.
The Gophers will now wait more than a week to learn their NCAA tournament fate after losing 83-71 to Ohio State.
Some clutch play down the stretch was enough to hold off pesky Purdue.as the Gophers earned a place in Friday’s quarterfinals.
A believer in an up-tempo style and speedy success, Marlene Stollings set out to change the culture of Gophers women’s basketball. And she did.
Maryland, perfect in Big Ten play, will be targeted in the conference tourney, which begins Wednesday.
Last summer, Amanda Zahui B. lost 30 pounds and committed herself to raising her game. That laid the foundation for a season that was recognized with several awards Monday
The Gophers were off their game in the regular-season finale and settled for the No. 6 seed in the Big Ten tournament.
Marlene Stollings knows what has to happen for a top four spot in the Big Ten tournament but wants her players focused on Sunday's game.
Newly acquired Sean Bergenheim will join the Wild in Nashville.Though switching teams in midseason can be difficult, Bergenheim is eager to press the reset button.
As the snow began to fall in Falun, Sweden, Jessie Diggins pondered the hours of training and preparations that led her to Tuesday’s race at…
KG’s return boosts ticket and merchandise sales.
Jessie Diggins of Afton and Caitlin Gregg of Minneapolis made United States skiing history Tuesday when they finished second and third in the 10-kilometer freestyle in Sweden.
Records are motivation, and improvement the goal.
The Gophers’ remarkable center scored 27 points and grabbed 27 rebounds
Marlene Stollings’ team has won four games in a row.
One opposing Class 1A coach called the Blake School in the smaller class, "not really a fair fight."
As the Wild prepared to leave on Sunday for a three-game road trip to western Canada, Keith Ballard came to Xcel Energy Center to visit with his teammates.
Minnesota Duluth told Shannon Miller, one of the top coaches in women’s hockey history, that this season will be her last. Did the school cross the line in dismissing her?
Ryan Carter and Jason Zucker were knocked out, but the Wild extended its win streak to six.
Kuemper said he felt good about his play during a five-game conditioning stint with the Wild’s AHL affiliate in Iowa, and he declared himself ready to start whenever the team needs him.
The speedy Wild winger was demoted to the team’s minor league affiliate in Des Moines so frequently that the road south became known as Interstate 35Z.
A team that has typically played well on home ice — and began this season with a 7-1 mark at Xcel Energy Center — has lost its way, going 2-4-4 there since Dec. 17.
Aaron Pike, who became accomplished in cross-country skiing and biathlon in barely a year, will race for the U.S. at the Nordic world championships.
The injured Gophers guard will use a medical redshirt for “unfinished business.”