Sports
May 27

Rinaldi, Bryan, Rydberg and Devorss will coach U.S. tennis teams at the Olympics and Paralympics

Former Billie Jean King Cup captain Kathy Rinaldi and current Davis Cup captain Bob Bryan will coach the U.S. tennis players at the Paris Olympics.
Sports
May 27

Olympic champion Carapaz misses out on Ecuador's road cycling spot at Paris Games

Richard Carapaz will not be at the Paris Olympics to defend his road cycling title.
Sports
May 27

Report: Japanese carmaker Toyota set to end massive Olympic sponsorship deal

Vehicle manufacturer Toyota is set to end its massive sponsorship deal with the International Olympic Committee after this year's Paris Olympics, according to reports in Japan.
Sports
May 24

Record-breaking gymnast Oksana Chusovitina's bid for ninth Olympics ends with injury at 48

Record-breaking 48-year-old gymnast Oksana Chusovitina says an injury has ended her attempt to qualify for what would have been her ninth Olympics.
Sports
May 22

On Chinese doping case, lawmakers demand action, answers from Olympic and law-enforcement leaders

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators sent a letter Wednesday to the leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency asking for answers about the case in which 23 Chinese swimmers were cleared to compete at the Tokyo Olympics despite positive tests for a banned drug.
Gophers
May 4
Gable Steveson addresses the media in September 2021 when he delayed entering WWE for one extra college season.

WWE releases Gable Steveson, closing a chapter for former Gophers sensation

Gable Steveson, who starred for Apple Valley and the Gophers before winning Olympic gold in 2021, was not a popular figure in the ring for WWE.
Colleges
May 4
St. Thomas record-setter Anna Swanson is grateful for another track season, and much more. ā€œIā€™m a living miracle," she said.

'I'm a living miracle.' Tommies athlete goes from broken bones to broken record

Anna Swanson was removed from a demolished car last year with a shattered pelvis and broken spine. Doctors thought her athletic career could be over. This year, she set a school record for the University of St. Thomas track team.
Gophers
April 30
Gophers basketball player Dawson Garcia talks with booster Steve Erban of Stillwater at a Dinkytown Athletes event in March at Williams Arena.

Tough question for Gophers donors: Give to the U or to the athletes?

There's a delicate dance of donating to college athletics in 2024. One of the steps is how all parties figure out who gets what and how. That's part of the new world in the NIL era.
Olympics
April 20
Mark Hall breaks down as he walks off the mat after losing an 86-kilogram match 9-4 to Trent Hidlay at the U.S. Olympic wrestling team trials in State

Former Apple Valley standout Mark Hall retires from wrestling after Olympic trial defeat

Mark Hall won six Minnesota high school wrestling titles at Apple Valley before going on to a standout college career at Penn State, where he also wrestled competitively for the final time.
Olympics
April 18
Gable Steveson, gold medal wrestler, takes a photo with fans after arriving at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport on Sunday, August 8, 2021,

Gable Steveson won't defend his Olympic gold medal in wrestling

Former Gophers and Apple Valley wrestling standout Gable Steveson qualified for this weekend's U.S. Olympic trials but did not enter the event.
Sports
April 18
Greg Kerkvliet, who wrestled for Simley in high school, won the NCAA heavyweight championship for Penn State in March.

Olympic wrestling trials: How to watch, what to know, Minnesota ties

The meet to determine which wrestlers will represent the United States at the Paris Olympics will go on Friday and Saturday at Penn State.
Sports
April 16
Emma Bates of Elk River crosses the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, finishing as the top American woman for the second year in a row.

Elk River's Bates again top American woman in Boston Marathon

After an injury last fall, Emma Bates regained her place among the nation's elite runners ā€” even if her time fell slightly short of her expectations.
Outdoors
April 15
Star Tribune Vikings reporter Ben Goessling competes in the Hot Dash 10K on March 23 in Minneapolis. He will run his first Boston Marathon on Monday.

Training for Boston Marathon during a never-ending Vikings season

Interviews, free-agent signings and NFL injuries interrupted Vikings reporter Ben Goessling's training to prepare for the race. So how did he prepare to run in today's race?
Olympics
April 5
Lexi Zeiss stretches alongside other gymnasts during practice at Twin City Twisters in Champlin.

Aspiring U.S. Olympics team gymnast Lexi Zeiss training in Champlin

Lexi Zeiss moved from Nebraska to Minnesota with hopes of enhancing her gymnastic abilities and earning a spot on Team USA for the 2024 Olympics.
Olympics
March 22
Jessie Diggins, middle, celebrates with the World Cup cross-country skiing trophy on March 17 in Falun, Sweden.

Jessie Diggins says she really needs a break from skiing right now

After revealing last fall that she had a relapse of an eating disorder, Diggins roared to the best season of her career. Now, it's time for the Afton native to dial things down.
Olympics
March 17
Afton native Jessie Diggins celebrates after winning the 20-kilometer mass start freestyle in Falun, Sweden, on Sunday, becoming the first American to

Diggins makes history, clinches second overall World Cup title

Afton's Jessie Diggins prevailed Sunday in a 20-kilometer mass start freestyle in Falun, Sweden, and became the first American to win two World Cup cross-country skiing crowns.
Colleges
March 16
Tyler Kim holds up the "Swens-Milboy Belt," awarded to the winner of the Augsburg-Wartburg men's wrestling dual meet, after his win at 285 pounds clin

Reusse: Why Augsburg, heavyweight star deserve their spotlight

Tyler Kim and the Auggies will be battling for another Division III wrestling title this weekend in Wisconsin.
Olympics
March 15
Minnesota native Jessie Diggins skis in the qualifying round during the first day of the COOP FIS Cross Country World Cup at Theodore Wirth Park on Fe

Diggins' World Cup lead shrinks with two races remaining in season

Linn Svahn finished second in a classic sprint in Sweden to pull within 41 points of the Afton native in the standings.
Olympics
March 14
Afton native Jesse Diggins (shown in April of 2023) got to race in her home state in the Loppet Cup cross-country skiing event at Theodore Wirth Park

Diggins clinging to World Cup overall lead entering closing weekend

Afton native Jessie Diggins is ahead of Linn Svahn by 102 points after leading by more than 300 points in early February, and the season's final races will be held on Svahn's home snow in Falun, Sweden.
Olympics
March 9
Regan Smith competing in the 200 butterfly last summer.

Regan Smith sets two records at Pro Swim Series meet

The Lakeville native and three-time Olympic medalist won the 200 butterfly in 2:04.80 and the 100 backstroke in 57.64 seconds.