TIPSHEET

Compiled by Ken Chia

KNOW THIS

The 2017 women's hockey world championship begins Friday in Plymouth, Mich., and it's still unclear if the Americans will be able to put a team on the ice because of a dispute between USA Hockey and players over pay.

WATCH THIS

The Oregon men won a de facto road game to make the Final Four; can the Oregon women do the same? The 10th-seeded Ducks have to topple the juggernaut that is UConn in their regional final in Bridgeport, Conn. (6p.m., ESPN).

RANDOM FANDOM

"Dozier is becoming a true team leader. The part about him feeling like he didn't even get a shot at shortstop is great. Fine. You want me to play second? I will thrive there. I will become a great hitter. I will lead this team."

"downsideup" on Brian Dozier at startribune.com

TWEETED

"Wow! What an amazing weekend! Thank you to all the fans that made the trip to Fargo, heck of a turn out! We will see you in Chicago!#dogs"

— Minnesota Duluth defenseman Brenden Kotyk, after the Bulldogs clinched a spot in the Frozen Four.

@BrendenKotyk74