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Patrick Reusse

Reusse: Dream Team showed value of star power

Now 25 years later, taking NBA legends to the Olympics remains an epic and long-serving marketing triumph for basketball.

Reusse: Thibodeau has found something new to stress himself out

The Wolves left town for over two weeks on Friday. The players can expect to hear much in that time from Coach Thibodeau on a proper defensive closeout.

Reusse: Upheaval in D.C. golf doesn't mean PGA Tour is headed to Twin Cities

Quicken Loans tournament still on 2018 schedule, but there's no listed location. Congressional has bowed out as a future host.

Reusse: Bobby (the Brain) Heenan was wrestling's wonderful weasel

August 26, 1982: Gene Okerlund jousted with Jesse (the Body) Ventura (right) and his manager, Bobby (The Brain) Heenan, (center).

Rivals, promoters and interviewers loved pro wrestling provocateur Bobby (the Brain) Heenan. Fans hated the Weasel. It was the perfect combination.

Reusse: Twins headed off potential for disaster with Sunday's rally

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer celebrated his grand slam with Jorge Polanco in the fifth inning at Target Field on Sunday

Former Twins manager Gene Mauch used to call a short losing streak a "snag,'' and another loss on Sunday had the potential to turn a snag into a season-killing slump.

Reusse: 'Golden Boy' De La Hoya always easy to root for

Oscar De La Hoya has had plenty of critics — even if he did much to carry boxing in the 16 years from his gold medal in Barcelona in the summer of 1992, through the 2008 Manny Pacquiao fight.

Pressly remains a keeper, even if the price reaches $3 million-plus

It has been a season of ill-advised pitching decisions and bad luck for Ryan Pressly. That doesn't change his stuff, which still should play.

Reusse: Getting a lift toward the playoffs from (are you ready?) Kyle Gibson

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson

Gibson was called key to 2016 season, and he was in a bad sort of way. Now, he's acting like a key to Twins' chance in the American League wild-card mess.

Reusse: Twins have true No. 1 starters for now and the future

Minnesota Twins pitchers Ervin Santana and Jose Berrios

Baseball observers often apply a ridiculous standard for a 'true' No. 1. Realistically, Ervin Santana has been one in 2017 and Jose Berrios is on track to take over.

Reusse: Millers take the long way to another state amateur baseball title

Last Tuesday, the Millers completed a three-peat with an improbable 11-9 victory accomplished in front of a good crowd.

Reusse: NAIA stars stole the show at 1967 Pan Am Games auditions

The trials used to select the Pan Am Games basketball team were held in early April at Williams Arena.

Reusse: Altercation on Twins team bus in '67 included gun

There were reports in Minneapolis newspapers on a 'fracas' between Oliva, Uhlaender and Boswell. Tony O. was asked about it on Friday, and gave some details.

Reusse: Colon's casual style brings back carefree childhood memories

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Bartolo Colon was masterful, hysterical and cooler than Cool Hand Luke in seven scoreless innings in Milwaukee.

Reusse: It took awhile, but Twins management caved in to reality

Ervin Santana is one Twins player who some teams have inquired about in recent weeks.

It was always a mirage that the 2017 Twins were a playoff contender. When Cleveland and Kansas City got hot, this club was done for the year.

Reusse: Selig’s career rode a ‘Hurricane’ wind

Sixty years to the day of 'Hurricane' Bob Hazle's first start for the Milwaukee Braves, Bud Selig will make his Hall of Fame speech.

Reusse: Pennsylvania sportswriter figures out 'cartoon character' Fleck

Minnesota NCAA college football head coach P.J. Fleck speaks at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago, Monday, July 24, 2017. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)

Stability is a perfectly fine word and quest for Gophers football. It doesn't work for our the new University of Minnesota football coach, though.

Reusse: Kundla, Mikkelsen were a tandem that couldn't be topped

John Kundla went from Vern Mikkelsen's coach with the Minneapolis Lakers to a close friend for most of their long lives.

Reusse: Wolves have made too many solid moves for this to be another failure

Free agent signee Jamal Crawford looked pleased to join Wolves President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Tom Thibodeau in a roster built to contend.

Championships are something to dream about. The Wolves right now are dealing with the reality they have to get back in NBA's competitive mix.

Reusse: 'Culture' issue at U of M extends beyond athletes

Mark Coyle and Eric Kaler at the Holiday Bowl in December.

Culture has become the holy word of athletics and business — used so often it's meaningless, even when tossed around by the newest 'old' members of the U's Board of Regents.

Reusse: A photo staff that shines continues to make a newspaper terrific

Members of the University of Minnesota rowing team get into position on the river for their morning work out Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.

We're offering a slice of Americana in Sunday's sports section -- and once again, still photos will bring it to life.