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The Gophers can trace a lineage from the record-setting Megan Bozek to Abbey Murphy's antics in Friday's victory vs. Wisconsin.
Boxing fans in Minnesota get a chance to see the talented Cuban fight again this week. It might be the last time we see the champ around here.
Recent seasons and current stars recognizable by first name — Caitlin, Angel, Paige — prove it: The women's college game continues to rise above a muddled men's side.
Old teammates recount fond memories of the hockey and football star after his passing in late November.
Timberwolves guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker is becoming a fixture during the team's most successful month yet.
Nowhere in North America's four major men's sports can a coach find himself on the way out as suddenly as in the NHL — or on the way back in after getting fired,
The network's dedication to boxing will end as it seems obvious ratings have dwindled.
Tigers coach Andy Rostberg won his fourth state title, adding to his family's legacy — and maybe raising expectations further.
Come for the sides, stay for the Turkey. The traditional feast is here.
The Macalester College guard won't win a trophy as famous as the Heisman, but he's caught the attention of local hoopheads with his athletic, high-scoring play.
The Tommies didn't win the Pioneer Football League title, but they find the non-scholarship FCS conference is a good fit for their Division I needs.
Patrick Reusse takes us on a Vikings history tour of emergency quarterbacks. Joshua Dobbs is just the latest QB to get his unexpected shot in Minnesota.
Texas A&M's problem, all $75 million of it, makes anything happening in Michigan or Minnesota seem small-time. Jimbo Fisher's buyout is an all-timer.
But volleyball remains a good night of sporting entertainment at "The Pav" with admirable athletes, including transfer Lydia Grote.
Patrick Reusse wrote about the modern-day Cougars in his Saturday column. The many years before this one carried many good stories.
The Gophers, who have played in every NCAA tournament since 2014, find themselves on the bubble.
It's easy to find many reasons to pull for Minnesota Morris football.
For every Kirk Cousins, Bret Bielema or Jaren Hall deep sigh, there's the thrill of an amped-up Timberwolves team, a Joshua Dobbs stunner and a pig trophy.
Steve Johnson announced he will retire from coaching after this season, his 34th after arriving at Bethel and turning the Royals into perpetual contenders.
Armstrong beat rival Cooper for the Class 5A, Section 5 title for the second straight year.
With his old-school attitude and extensive success, it's hard to imagine decades of Gophers basketball without Bobby Knight as an antagonist. Knight died Wednesday at 83.
Heat star Jimmy Butler was absent on rest and Anthony Edwards delivered a subpar effort, but Naz Reid was relentless.
Jeff Nelson got "the talk" from his parents in Cottage Grove just as he applied for umpiring school ... and the rest is history.
Jim Petersen, affectionately known as "Jim Pete," has lived a full basketball life from St. Louis Park to the Gophers to the NBA and WNBA.
Jim Petersen the Timberwolves TV analyst likes what he sees with these Timberwolves. Jim Petersen the person is grateful for medical advancements.
The former Twins reliever had a fabulous season with Oakland, then announced his retirement at age 34 and promptly ripped the A's owner to shreds.
After suffering a broken leg and throwing two interceptions to end his second season, Aaron Syverson has been masterful for St. John's this year.
Coach John Anderson was told U.S. Bank Stadium, where his team plays before the weather improves, won't be available in 2024. Also, what does U men's basketball gain by avoiding St. Thomas? (That answer has some hyphens.)
The Twins didn't get a raw deal with calls, and that magical strike-zone box you see on TV isn't always perfect.
The NFL parity magic and lack of surplus talent were going to keep Vikings from repeating 13-win season ... but 1-4 start is cruel stuff.
The team that set an all-time record for striking out swung the bats in Games 3 and 4 like all season-long observers feared they would.
One of the unexpected benefits of the Twins trading Luis Arraez for Pablo López was the arrival of Edouard Julien to the major league roster.
"If you can hit, you can hit," Houston manager Dusty Baker said after Game 3. One team did (Houston). The other didn't (Twins). And now Minnesota is one loss away from the offseason.
Even with the Gophers playing Michigan and the Vikings playing the Chiefs, Twins fans made their presence known downtown on Saturday.
The Gophers and Wolverines played every year straight between 1919 to 2015, after which the Big Ten deemed the matchup optional.
This Twins team headed for the ALDS against Houston looks nothing like the one we were watching a few months ago — or the one we imagined at the beginning of the season.
As we watch the Twins in the playoffs, let's say "job well done" to baseball bosses after big decisions to improve the game.
An 18-game losing streak in the postseason evaporated with everything going right for the Twins at Target Field.
Billy Steil "didn't see Down syndrome as a handicap to live life, and we didn't see him that way," one funeral attendee said. "He was part of us."
The recent death of Adnan Al-Kaissie, "The Sheik," brought back memories for rasslin' hype man Ken Resnick, who knew the difference between the honest truth and pro wrestling truth.
Former Gopher Autumn Pease is back in town after excelling in a pro softball league in Texas, and she'll watch childhood favorite Sonny Gray pitch for the Twins on Thursday.
St. John's and Bethel have played in the MIAC title game the past two years, but a repeat may not be guaranteed this year.
An 18-game postseason losing streak that dates to 2004 continues to hang over this franchise, but at least it has the starting pitching to bring that slide to an end.
At times this season, it felt hard to give the Twins much credit. Then Royce Lewis returned in mid-August, and suddenly even septuagenarian sports writers got less grumpy.
He was different, meaning special, by any measure. Henry Boucha of Warroard earned the "legend" label in Minnesota, rising above all the others who made his hometown a hockey hotbed.
St. Thomas put up a valiant effort, but the Tommies were no match after Harvard gained an early 21-0 lead.
The Tommies take on the Crimson on Saturday in their first, but not last, football meeting — a game that came together with a little help, or a lot of help, from Caruso connections old and new.
The championship-winning, truth-speaking Cheryl Reeve should coach the men in town on their postgame commentary. Tell the truth, guys!
Wartburg won the nonconference meeting between the Division III as Bethel's David Geebli broke his ankle in the first half.
New York's biggest baseball disappointment this year — and that's saying something — arrived at Target Field on Friday looking to avoid a last-place finish.
A well-rounded defenseman who made his mark in Minnesota, Brad Maxwell died at the age of 66 because of cancer.
Hot weather wore down players for much of the tournament and dream matchups wilted in defeat before Class B and Class C champions emerged over the weekend.
The Irish had done well in the combined Class A and B townball tournament until they ran into the powerhouse Minnetonka Millers on Saturday.
The Minneapolis North Polars and Holy Angels welcomed gunshot victim Cashmere Hamilton-Grunau back to the field, then embarked on a game that showed why North is a high school football power.
On a rehab assignment, Byron Buxton played center field for the first time in more than a year Wednesday night. Alex Kirilloff, recovering from a shoulder injury, was also in the lineup.
When COVID hit, Kody Funderburk spent the time learning to pitch down in the zone. It was another key improvement in his unique journey to the Major Leagues.
Erratic plate umpire Carlos Torres was a low point, but Correa reminded the Twins why he's worth $200 million.
Minnesotans Tom Ruud and Bob Nelson were standout linebackers for Nebraska football teams of the 1970s. Ruud recognizes the program's current tough times but won't say the Huskers can't be great again.
Gustavus goalie Jori Jones, who died in a car crash Sunday, made a big impression on teammates such as captain Molly McHugh last season during the team's NCAA women's Division III title run.
In a conference dominated by St. John's and Bethel, the Auggies are ready to make some noise.
Storied tracks are closing around the country, but Brainerd International Raceway draws drag racing aficionados with decades of experience.
Royce Lewis, the Twins' No. 1 overall draft choice in 2017, has been in the pros for seven years and played 39 MLB games. Injuries have kept him down, but he remains upbeat.
All things change in sports, right? Baseball's speed-up rules, the Big Ten's 18 teams, breakdancing at the Olympics. But there are exceptions. One is Minnesota's unique summer pastime known as "townball."
The Minnesota amateur baseball centennial starts Friday and runs for three weekends. Here are details about when and where the games will be played.
Darryl Strawberry's major league career was filled with bumps. But his 29 games with the St. Paul Saints allowed them to a side of the former MLB star that's part of the work he does today to inspire people.
With a documentary on the Veeck family coming out and Darryl Strawberry having his number retired by the St. Paul Saints, it's another summer of good storytelling. And time for an apology, too.
St. Paul native Dave Winfield made it to the Hall of Fame as a hitter, but at the University of Minnesota in 1973, he showed that he could do anything on the baseball field.
Patrick Reusse has been a dedicated student of the Twins for 63 seasons, but when Carlos Correa swung at that breaking ball a foot outside the batter's box, he had enough.
Teams such as the Cardinals and Padres have failed to meet the win totals projected before Opening Day, while those with low projections are leading divisions.
His college coach came up from Alabama to witness the final round in Blaine and said he expected more strong results in the future.
The state's main pro golf event has always drawn enthusiastic crowds, but now it's fighting for a place in a changing professional golf landscape.
The Australian standout had an explosive start to his career, now he's settled in as a journeyman on the PGA Tour with a lot at stake at the 3M Open this week.
Despite his struggles on defense, the Twins see enough potential in rookie Edouard Julien that veteran Jorge Polanco will be told to try a new position during a minor-league rehab assignment.
Through the midsummer Minnesota haze, Patrick Reusse looks at the state's sharpest golfer, salutes a communications ace and tells us about a twist in racing.
Former Twins slugger Miguel Sanó suffered through a mishap-filled 2022 season in which he batted .083 in 20 games — causing the Twins to buy out the option year of his contract.