Baseball's dramatic new look: Faster games, more action, killing 'dead time'

Baseball's dramatic new look: Faster games, more action, killing 'dead time'

"Part of our job is to adapt to change, and to do it well," Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. "That's never been more true than this year."
Forward Jimmy Snuggerud (81) scored on Canisius goaltender Jacob Barczewski, one of six third-period goals for the Gophers to break open their NCAA me

Worry to six-goal flurry: Gophers blast Canisius 9-2 with huge third period

No. 1 Minnesota trailed the bottom seed in the 16-team NCAA tournament until late in the second period before putting to rest fears of a massive upset.
Karl-Anthony Towns greeted former teammate Ricky Rubio when the Timberwolves played Cleveland while Towns was sidelined. Wolves assistant Pablo Prigio

Talkative Towns went silent about injury. Here's why that happened

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Almost every NBA star has moments of awkwardness or drama. So Karl-Anthony Towns wasn't outside the norm when it came to the silence about his calf injury. But it allowed people to insert their own speculation.
New Vikings pass rusher Marcus Davenport says he’s still upset about only getting half a sack last season with the Saints.

New pass rusher Davenport fired up by O'Connell, upset about last year

When Marcus Davenport spoke with Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell, he got a charge from the head coach's excitement about him.
Charles Adams is Minneapolis North’s football coach and director of security for the Minnesota Twins.
High Schools

Neal: Shooting of North High player 'another wound' for team, coach

After North football player Cashmere Hamilton-Grunau was shot Wednesday night, coach Charles Adams, who is head of security for the Twins, spent a night worrying about the player and his teammates from far away.
The Wild’s Frederick Gaudreau’s shot got stuffed by Flyers goalie Carter Hart in a shootout Thursday. Hart stopped all three Wild attempts in the

Lowly Flyers trip up Wild in shootout as Evason laments 'soft plays'

The Wild haven't had too many off-nights the past month-plus, but when they do stray from their style, they're not as successful no matter who they're playing.
Getting into Wolves and the playoffs, Vikings and their secondary
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Getting into Wolves and the playoffs, Vikings and their secondary

Michael Rand was surprised the Vikings lost Duke Shelley in free agency and raises a question about management. Also, NBA writer Chris Hine joins the podcast to talk Karl-Anthony Towns and Timberwolves playoff chances.
High Schools

Shot in final seconds lifts Wayzata over Lakeville North in 4A semifinal

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Guard Hayden Tibbits scored the winning points after his team gave up big second-half leads.
High Schools

DeLaSalle rolls over Orono in Class 3A boys basketball semifinal

Nasir Whitlock scored 27 points for the Islanders, including seven in a row that stretched a small lead.

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