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One time only: Larry Fitzgerald will limit talking about his NFL future

Fitzgerald, the former Holy Angels standout, spent much of last season dismissing speculation he would retire before the 2017 season -- and has vowed not to get caught up in that again.


Wolves washout Bennett wins a title, says he'll have the 'last laugh'

Anthony Bennett won a championship ring in the EuroLeague, last weekend. Royce White, the former Minnesota prep star, is close to securing his own championship ring in the Canadian National Basketball League.


After 40 games: Five Twins comparisons with the ugly 2016

Casey Fien

We're not going to get too carried away with the Twins being in first place (by two percentage points) one-quarter of the way into this season. But still ...


Rhodes says being ranked in NFL Top 100 is 'only the beginning'

Vikings stars Harrison Smith and Everson Griffen, and former teammate Adrian Peterson were also honored in the first few weeks of the Top 100 countdown.


Go behind the scenes with Vikings' Dalvin Cook at NFLPA rookie event

Cook is the only Vikings rookie and one of about 40 recently drafted players that will be featured at the NFLPA event that began Thursday in Los Angeles.


Former DeLaSalle basketball star Reid Travis receives extra year of NCAA eligibility

Travis, who was part of the "Big 3" including Tyus Jones and Rashad Vaughn, missed the final 22 games of Stanford's 2015-2016 season with a leg injury.


Minnetonka, Edina ranked among best U.S. public schools for athletes

Niche.com also ranked individual states' top 100 public high schools for athletes. Find out where your school ranks.


On Herschel Walker, NASCAR and Minnesota's nine-ton ball of twine

Southern sports tradition and Northern eccentricity meet Thursday when former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and some celebrity pals roll through Darwin, Minn. -- home of the world-famous twine ball -- on a motorcycle ride for charity.


Hermantown names former player to replace retiring hockey coach Plante

Hermantown, a longtime 1A power, won its second consecutive state championship this year and finished with a 29-1-1 record in Bruce Plante's final season.


LaTroy Hawkins impresses in Twins broadcast debut

Hawkins, also a special assistant for the organization, entertained viewers with his personality, insight to the game, and candid storytelling.


Drafting seventh: A look at three possible future Timberwolves

Jonathan Isaac

Profiles and video of three leading candidates to become Timberwolves in the 2017 NBA draft. Minnesota currently has the seventh overall pick.


Ryan Dungey, Minnesota-grown dirt bike star, retires in prime of career

Ryan Dungey

The surprise announcement came just 10 days after Dungey won the AMA/FIM Supercross World Championship.


Reliving the Timberwolves' special 2015 NBA draft lottery night

The Wolves are hopeful former No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins is the good luck charm that lands the franchise the 2017 No. 1 pick.


David Ortiz rips Tom Kelly, Twins management in new memoir

During a pre-game ceremony honoring Boston Red Sox and former Minnesota Twin David Ortiz, Ortiz is greeted by former Twin teammates LaTroy Hawkins, right, and Torii Hunter before Ortiz and Boston squared off with the Minnesota Twins Friday, June 10, 2016, at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.

Among other things, Big Papi felt the Twins treated him poorly by releasing him one month after he got married in 2002. "Who gets released then?" he asked in a book published today.


Kessel's rage: Former U star's outbursts help Penguins to victory

The former Gophers star pounded his fists, pointed fingers and yelled at himself before scoring the game-winning goal for the Penguins Monday night.


New Viking Datone Jones gives 'the best' Mother's Day gift

Shondral Hall, mother of the Vikings' Datone Jones, reacted to the gift her son gave her on Mother's Day.

Already looking ahead to what to get next year? According to Datone Jones' mother, you can't do better than what her son gave her Sunday.


Gophers gymnast pushes high bar equipment too far

Gophers junior Jalon Stephens practiced the rings during practice in the third floor of Cooke Hall at the University of Minnesota in January.

While working on the high bar Thursday at Cooke Hall, Jalon Stephens learned the hard way that the equipment has its breaking point.


'It's Maya's world': Lynx star forward ranked as WNBA's best player

Maya Moore, entering her seventh season and turning 28 next month, is at the top of her game. She leads a preseason ranking of the WNBA's top 20 players, which includes two other Lynx.


Ten years ago, Michael Floyd was 'total package' at Cretin-Derham Hall

Floyd established himself as a five-star recruit at Cretin-Derham Hall and earned the attention of nearly every major college football program in the country.


Five things to know about Michael Floyd

The Vikings on Wednesday signed wide receiver Michael Floyd, a Minnesota native and former Cretin-Derham Hall star.