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Patrick Reusse

Bethel's Jake Marsh back as a starter, now on pitching mound

Marsh had been Royals' starting quarterback and closer in baseball. On Sunday, he made first college start in baseball and result was 2-hit shutout.

Reusse: Seven years later, Gardenhire still hoping for center fielder

JaCoby Jones was a third-rounder for Detroit in 2013. He has played parts of the past three seasons for the Tigers, with a .199 batting average and 21

The Twins couldn't fix Aaron Hicks when he was rushed to the big leagues. Gardenhire and the Tigers are now trying to fix gifted Jacoby Jones at the plate.

Reusse: Two managers, tout offer views on MLB tie-in with MGM gaming

Cora heard about baseball gambling in Taiwan. Kelly watched sheer panic when Sandberg was scratched. And Brandon Lang says, "Window dressing.''

Reusse: Don't give up on Miguel Sano; Rod Carew hasn't

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano (22) talked with Twins hall of famer Rod Carew (29) in the dugout at the practice field as he sat out anothe

The latest setback for the powerful third baseman shouldn't diminish the fact that he's slowly on the right road to better discipline.

Reusse: Hernandez reunited with little kid from Bolivar ballpark

Twins assistant hitting coach Rudy Hernandez

Rudy Hernandez, the Twins' assistant hitting coach, played for Mario Gonzalez Sr. in Venezuela. And as of Monday, he's coaching Mario's son, Marwin.

Sizable, thirsty Armory crowd watches Dirrell, James get important wins

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Anthony Dirrell took a title, and Minneapolis' Jamal James took a big step toward a first title shot on Saturday's PBC boxing card.

Reusse: A Houston-based scouting report on Gonzalez

Marwin Gonzalez runs down a groundout on the Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield in 2017

Marwin Gonzalez can play anywhere -- and Astros' manager A.J. Hinch found that to be a considerable comfort.

Reusse: Fan favorite Astudillo had fame, flamboyance in Venezuelan League

Minnesota Twins Willians Astudillo, right, is mobbed by teammate Jose Berrios after hitting a 2-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball gam

The portly Twins utilityman was edged for league MVP honors by former Twins outfielder Delmon Young, but ended up on the team that won the league title.

Reusse: Sano looks like 'same old Miguel,' and this time, that's good

Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano celebrates his home run against the Detroit Tigers in the third inning during a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in

Miguel Sano arrived at spring training Sunday on Twins' reporting day for position players and ... well, he looked terrific.

Navarreto's catching allows him to stay employed despite hitting woes

Navarreto's catching allows him to stay employed despite hitting woes

Berrios, Stewart and other Twins pitchers will vow for Brian Navarreto as exceptional receiver.

Reusse: Al Lang Field is now a soccer stadium and that's just not right

First negro ever to report for work with the St. Louis Cardinals, Tom Alston, goes through a workout at Al Lang Field in 1954

Al Lang was a crusader to bring major league teams to Florida for spring training. And now he has a plaque outside a soccer stadium.

Reusse: 'Championship Sunday' was glorious for young, old Vikings fans

Reusse: 'Championship Sunday' was glorious for young, old Vikings fans

All the Purple crowd could hope last Sunday was coming out on the right side of grudges, and that turned out to be case for generations of Vikings fans.

Reusse: Augsburg, the hometown team, having a strong winter in athletics

Reusse: Augsburg, the hometown team, having a strong winter in athletics

Augsburg is rated No. 1 in wrestling, No. 4 in men's hockey, and there's more good news after a rough fall on the gridiron.

Reusse: Dick Stigman has lost another Twins teammate in Lenny Green

Stigman, the lefthander from downtown Nimrod, Minn., is the senior coach for Fantasy Campers this week at Twins' complex.

Reusse: Saban can surpass Bear in national titles, although not in Alabama legend

Alabama’s adulation for football coach Nick Saban, left, is clear every time the school puts a deposit in his bank account. The state's adulation fo

Maybe if Nick Saban covered that coiff of hair with a houndstooth hat he could be as lovable as Bear Bryant. A few wrinkles in the face would help, too.

Reusse: When it came to a gig, Mean Gene knew he was among luckiest on planet

Interviewer Gene Okerlund jousted with Jesse “The Body” Ventura and his manager, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan in August 1982.

Okerlund was selling ads for independent TV station Channel 11. Verne Gagne needed emergency interviewer for the weekly wrestling show at station -- and the rest became legend.

Minneapolis Armory gains spot in rotation for Premier Boxing Champions events

Jamal James reacted after he knocked out opponent Mahonry Montes in the welterweights class.

The first of four PBC cards this year will be held on Feb, 23. Minneapolis welterweight contender Jamal James will be in a featured bout.

Reusse: Washington playing catch up with prep guards who left state

Isaiah Washington (11) was defended by Isaiah Roby (15) in the first half. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ ï ñ December 5, 2018, Minneap

Isaiah Washington was most-ballyhooed recruit of Richard Pitino's six years with Gophers. Two Minnesota point guards from the same class have broken through elsewhere.

Reusse: Our 'UNLV' headed for Vegas, and warning needs repeating

Reusse: Our 'UNLV' headed for Vegas, and warning needs repeating

Uncle Pat gave some advice to La Velle Neal III before he headed to New Orleans for baseball's winter meetings in 2003. This time he's visiting another evil temptress: Vegas.

Reusse: Foster OK, but QB-needy Washington won't touch Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

The NFL remains vile in its boycott of Colin Kaepernick. Also: We get to the bottom of the two Flecks.