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Little Canada’s Maggie Nichols turned an injury into an opportunity to improve to accomplish her mission of making the Olympics.
The Wild will start its regular-season schedule with two games in three nights, then it does not play again for five days.
The Wild finalized its roster Tuesday, choosing to keep center Tyler Graovac, send defenseman Mike Reilly to its AHL affiliate in Iowa and put forward Jordan Schroeder on waivers.
Coach Mike Yeo said speedy winger Jason Zucker has been “on top of his game right from the start’’ of training camp,
While Suter still relishes a heavy workload, he will turn 31 in January, and he acknowledged that a lighter burden could spur his productivity and extend his career.
After winning Grandma’s Marathon last June, Jane Kibii hoped to make it a Minnesota double Sunday at the Twin Cities Marathon. Pain in her…
Kenya’s Dominic Ondoro beat buddy Elisha Barno for the Twin Cities Marathon men's title.
Molly Huddle became the first woman to win the $10,000 “equalizer bonus’’ for being the first finisher of either gender to cross the finish line on the State Capitol grounds.
Molly Huddle became the first women to win the “equalizer,” and she set a course record, too.
Dominic Ondoro won Grandma’s Marathon in 2014; Abraha Serkilam Bise was the top female finisher, finishing in 2:31:40.
As Dave Baker watched thousands of runners stream past him last year, his first impression was that the Twin Cities Marathon must be an…
Kara Goucher enters Sunday’s TC 10 Mile propelled by a sense of fearlessness, honed through her newest roles as a mother, a mentor for active women and a whistle-blowing advocate for drug-free sport.
The three former coaches, all openly gay, filed the joint lawsuit, claiming discrimination by UMD administrators based on gender, sexual orientation, national origin and age.
Darcy Kuemper mostly sat after Devan Dubnyk arrived in January, but the Wild wants him to share the workload this season.
After saving the Wild’s season last winter — and raising his game to new heights — Devan Dubnyk itching to return to a place that already feels like home.
The track wound up its season Saturday with upticks showing in all the right places.
The freshman volleyball player -- one of five Gophers athletes we're featuring playing prominent roles in fall/winter sports -- sees the importance of togetherness at home and on the court.
Longtime owners Jeff and Deb Hilger celebrated another winner at the Festival of Champions.
Friends of the late Cam Casby bought the horse to race her one final year.
The Mavericks erased a 14-point halftime deficit by holding UMD to 44 yards of total offense and three first downs in the second half.
NSIC rivals MSU Mankato and UMD are ranked among the nation’s top three teams entering their showdown Thursday night in Mankato.
Gusties QB and his favorite twin targets have set lots of records but they want more.
Hassan Mead enters the world championships with a personal-best time of 27 minutes, 33.04 seconds, the 14th-fastest time this season among the 29 athletes entered in Saturday’s race.
When Augustus returns, coach Cheryl Reeve said, her minutes will be closely monitored for the first few games.
After trailing 46-35 at halftime, the slow-starting Lynx rallied with a furious third quarter. Maya Moore scored 24 of her 32 points in the second half against San Antonio.
Victory on the course for the 2016 Games earns a second berth for St. Paul triathlete Gwen Jorgensen.
David Plummer, a former Gophers swimmer, is going all out to qualify for next year's Games after missing out in 2012.
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.
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