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Gophers lose slugfest with Northwestern, fall into Big Ten Tournament loser's bracket

Minnesota's final rally effort was spoiled after stranding two runners on base in the ninth inning.


Ex-Wolves Love, Williams finally share championship experience

The former lottery draft picks celebrated Thursday night an Eastern Conference championship and berth in the NBA Finals as Cleveland Cavaliers teammates.


Look: People elsewhere are starting to notice Twins' success

Defense, consistent pitching and offensive outbursts have started to put the Twins into the national spotlight.


Ex-Wolves guard turned Beijing basketball legend Marbury stars in biopic

Former Timberwolves point guard Stephon Marbury is a megastar in the Chinese Basketball Association. He led the Beijing Ducks to their first franchise championship in 2012 and three titles in four years.


Gophers hockey recruit from California celebrates USHL title

Brannon McManus is expected to be part of the Gophers' 2017-2018 highly touted freshman class that includes star forwards Casey Mittelstadt and Scott Reedy.


Ila Borders returning to St. Paul, where she pitched for Saints 20 years ago

Borders made her pro debut in May 1997 and later pitched for Duluth. On Saturday, the Saints will host Ira Borders day and honor the pitcher with her own bobblehead.


Kill: Juggling quarterbacks hurt Gophers while he was coach

Rutgers offensive coordinator Jerry Kill will not make the same mistake he did in 2013 as the Gophers head coach, when he alternated between Mitch Leidner and Philip Nelson.


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.