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Reporter/Columnist | Sports

Rachel Blount is a sports and general assignment reporter, with a particular emphasis on Olympic sports.

Shuster clinches record-setting fourth U.S. men's Olympics curling team

John Shuster guided his foursome to a 7-5 victory over Team Heath McCormick to win the third and deciding playoff game at the U.S. Olympic trials.

Veering rock helps Team Shuster force Game 3 at men's U.S. Olympic curling trials

John Shuster struck for three points in the second end, then took advantage of a fluke errant final shot by Heath McCormick, setting up a Saturday finish with the Olympics on the line.

Team Sinclair forces deciding third game at women's U.S. Olympic curling trials

Last rock ties Team Roth in best-of-three playoffs.

Team McCormick takes playoffs lead at U.S. Olympic curling trials

Heath McCormick, who missed two critical shots in the round-robin finale, guided his team with a sure hand in two games Thursday to get to the playoff round and take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series.

'An absolute battle' of a practice led to game results for Wild

Before playing vastly improved hockey to close out a four-game road trip last week, the Wild was put through a daunting practice. "It was exactly what we needed," Jason Zucker said.

Guess who? Zucker's goal gives Wild 1-0 win over Flyers

Once again, it was Jason Zucker to the rescue for the Wild. He scored his sixth goal in three games, the only Minnesota player to find the back of the net.

Zucker's goals are for a good cause - $1,600 each

Jason Zucker and his wife, Carly, launched a fundraising campaign last month for the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.

Christensen likes young team's chances at U.S. Olympic Curling Trials

Cory Christensen's team brings youth to the ice - she's 22 - but also a strong competitive mind-set.

Zucker's first-career hat trick gives Wild needed victory over Canadiens

Jason Zucker scored three times in the third period to break a scoreless tie and Devan Dubnyk recorded his 25th career shutout Thursday night in Montreal.

Minnesota native Lindgren impressing as fill-in for Canadiens' Price

Charlie Lindgren, who played for Lakeville North and St. Cloud State, became the toast of Montreal by going 2-0 last week.