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Scoggins: Expect no shortage of talented candidates in Gophers' search for an AD

Chip Scoggins

Strong candidates with impressive credentials are out there for the U's President Eric Kaler to consider, with five in particular standing out.

The inside story: How the Twins found Miguel Sano

In 2009, the Twins paid more than $3 million for a coveted teenager who now figures to be the biggest threat in their lineup for years to come. Here's how Miguel Sano was brought into the organization.

Scores, schedules and stats

Russo: Mike Yeo fired as coach by the Wild

Russo's Rants

He was let go soon after the Wild's 4-2 loss to the Bruins

Mike Yeo news conference after 8th straight overall loss and home loss

Russo's Rants

Spiraling uncontrollably downward in the Western Conference standings, the Wild has lost eight in a row overall (0-6-2), eight in a row at home (0-5-3), 13 times in the past 14 games overall (1-11-2) and 16 times in 19 games since the calendar flipped to 2016 (3-12-4).

Zach LaVine defends slam-dunk title + Photo Gallery

He came out on top in a head-to-head, highlight-reel battle with the Magic's Aaron Gordon.

Wild interim coach Torchetti an old hand at taking over midseason

It's the third time he has had to step in to a head coaching job.

It's been a strong run for Vikings rookies under Spielman

All of Rick Spielman's 11 first-round picks have gotten to start in some capacity during their rookie seasons.

Mason wanting to step up for downtrodden Gophers

Richard Pitino would like the sophomore to "run the show on the court."

Gophers hold off Ohio State to complete season sweep

The U avoided overtime and completed a season sweep of Ohio State.

Towns wins Skills Challenge in first year for big men + Photo Gallery

The Wolves rookie toppled Boston's Isaiah Thomas in the finals.

Gophers defeat Minnesota Duluth 6-2 in women's hockey, finsh sweep

The line of Dani Cameranesi, Kelly Pannek and Kate Schipper notched six points Saturday in leading the No. 3 Gophers to a 6-2 victory over Minnesota Duluth.

Centers make a comeback in the NBA

Long, tall players are expanding their games and finding there's still a place for them in today's NBA

Bob Costas says Rod Carew aware of "mortality" ahead of show

Bob Costas will host an MLB Network special titled "Rod Carew: The Fight of His Life," featuring an in-depth interview with Carew following his serious heart attack in September.

Anderson: Wisdom flows on the St. Croix as fishermen monitor thin ice

A winter that began with thin ice nonetheless entrances St. Croix River anglers.

Iowa matchup brings challenges, dreams of what could be

Iowa is built around veteran talent that coach Fran McCaffery has slowly grown through a lot of regional and in-state recruiting.

State-of-the-art practice facilities all the rage in the NBA

Players have 24/7 access to all kinds of amenities.

Wild notes: Home losing streak matches first-season futility

When the Wild hosts the long-awaited Stadium Series game against the Chicago Blackhawks off-site from Xcel Energy Center at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday, it'll look to avoid establishing a 15-year franchise-record nine-game home winless streak.

Sports on TV and radio

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Hill-Murray, Blake draw top seeds for girls' hockey state tournament

The Pioneers are the defending champion in the Class 2A tournament, which starts Thursday. The Bears reached the title game in Class 1A, which begins play on Wednesday.