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Live: New-look Wolves square off against Rubio at new-look Target Center

The new basketball court at Target Center, where the Wolves are taking on Ricky Rubio and the Jazz in Minnesota' home opener.

Keep track of all the action on a big night at Target Center.

Boudreau wants to see better defense from Wild

A shot by Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson (77) made it past Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) to tie the game late in the third period.

The Wild end a five-day break in the schedule with a game at Winnipeg on Friday, and Boudreau hopes to see results from the lessons imparted at this week's practices.

Scores, schedules and stats

Demry Croft back in mix to start Gophers' homecoming game

Gophers quarterback Demry Croft is regaining his coach’s confidence and trust with his effort on and off the football field.

P.J. Fleck praises the sophomore quarterback's showing following his two-game suspension.

Wall-to-wall mayhem: Gophers, UND finally return rivalry to Grand Forks

None of the players, on either side, has been through a Minnesota-UND game in Grand Forks. But Gophers coach Don Lucia has told players what to expect.

Craig: Hundley, not Kaepernick, is Packers' back-up plan. But what if ...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley talks with head coach Mike McCarthy. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Would the Packers rethink signing Colin Kaepernick if current quarterback Brett Hundley gets hurt? They'd almost have to consider him

Caitlin Reilly's three points help Gophers women's hockey stop Minnesota Duluth

Sidney Peters made 33 saves for the Gophers.

Tigers pick former rival, hire Gardenhire as new manager

The Detroit Tigers were certainly familiar with Ron Gardenhire's managerial resume.

Receiver Tyler Johnson earning 'dude' status with Gophers

It's just, like, his opinion, but Kirk Ciarrocca says the sophomore has dominated his opponent on every play.

Gophers football's Friday night game next year conflicts with high school playoffs

The Big Ten moved the 2018 Gophers-Indiana game at TCF Bank Stadium to a Friday night.

Gophers express frustration over TV situation for games at North Dakota

Midco Sports Network holds the rights, and Friday's game likely won't be shown in the Twin Cities.

U.S. soccer youth system allows more kids to play than other countries

But it's not ideal for developing stars, so what's the better system?

Diggs will miss second straight game; Bradford and Easton out, too

Better news for the Vikings is that Andrew Sendejo will play after missing the Green Bay game and Anthony Barr will, too.

Club teams become the price of admission to playing youth sports

It's become increasingly rare for an athlete to join a high school team in the most popular sports without extensive training from a club program. This is a second of a three-part series on the state of youth sports.

Rubio returns 'home' with Jazz for Wolves home opener

Former Wolves star Ricky Rubio participated in a morning shootaround with his new Utah team at newly remodeled Target Center Friday and almost didn't recognize the place

AD Mark Coyle on review of U hoops program: "Doing things right way."

Gophers athletics director Mark Coyle said an internal review was done on men's basketball in the wake of the FBI probe corruption scandal

Gophers 4-1-1: Everything on Saturday's Gophers-Illinois game

Play-by-play, updated statistics, a Live Blog and more are a click away to help you follow Saturday's Gophers-Illinois game at TCF Bank Stadium.

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AD Mark Coyle on review of U hoops program: "Doing things right way."
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Gophers athletics director Mark Coyle said an internal review was done on men's basketball in the wake of the FBI probe corruption scandal

Gophers express frustration over TV situation for games at North Dakota
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Midco Sports Network holds the rights, and Friday's game likely won't be shown in the Twin Cities.


Anthony Barr said he had no intention of hurting Aaron Rodgers.

'I'm not a dirty player': Vikings' Anthony Barr opens up about Rodgers hit

Diggs will miss second straight game; Bradford and Easton out, too
Vikings mailbag: Will free agency reshape the Vikings' defensive line?
Road to Minneapolis: Mark Craig's hottest Super Bowl contenders

The new basketball court at Target Center, where the Wolves are taking on Ricky Rubio and the Jazz in Minnesota' home opener.

Live: New-look Wolves square off against Rubio at new-look Target Center

Jazz Age begins: Rubio now a Target Center visitor
Reusse: 'Jim Pete,' ever the optimist, likes the Wolves
Timberwolves are going to test your patience again

Marcus Foligno hasn’t played since Oct. 12, when he was injured during a fight in Chicago.

Wild's Foligno set to play, will wear protective cage

Wild's Foligno back in action, Parise won't play this weekend
Life is about to get hard for injury-riddled Wild
Boudreau wants to see better defense from Wild

Gophers quarterback Demry Croft is regaining his coach’s confidence and trust with his effort on and off the football field.

Demry Croft back in mix to start Gophers' homecoming game

Caitlin Reilly's three points help Gophers women's hockey stop Minnesota Duluth
AD Mark Coyle on review of U hoops program: "Doing things right way."
Receiver Tyler Johnson earning 'dude' status with Gophers

TCF Bank Stadium under the lights in 2009.

Gophers football's Friday night game next year conflicts with high school playoffs

Club teams become the price of admission to playing youth sports
Top-ranked Eden Prairie football misses out on first round bye
Edina girls' soccer advances to the state tournament in the last minute of overtime

Ron Gardenhire wore his new Tigers gear after being introduced as manager Friday. Gardenhire returns to the AL Central after being fired from the Twins following the 2014 season.

Tigers pick former rival, hire Gardenhire as new manager

Gardenhire's the safe choice for Tigers. But is it the right one?
Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series
Astros now trailing Yankees in ALCS, need 9th Verlander win

Lynx forward Maya Moore, shooting above, is among the four Lynx starters who won’t play overseas this offseason.

Lynx starters to mostly rest this offseason

Ex-Lynx star Smith named New York Liberty coach
US women's hockey team gets Wilma Rudolph Courage Award
San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas, bought by MGM Resorts

Bailey retrieves hulls from the field.

There are all-time great hunting dogs; this is one of them

Park and rec land passes milestone, but growth has slowed
Mysterious giant bog inflicts shoreline damage as it cruises Brainerd lake
Northern Minnesota cabin has its origins in the ice box

For Gophers vs. Illinois, what worked before is likely to work again

GOPHERS OFFENSE VS. Illini DEFENSEWith the mobile Demry Croft expected to get most of the snaps at QB over Conor Rhoda, the Gophers should have…


Steelers' Mitchell fined $57,735 for 2 hits vs. Chiefs

Pittsburgh safety Mike Mitchell was fined $57,735 by the NFL on Friday for two hits he made in the Steelers' win over Kansas City last Sunday.


Rubio returns to Minnesota looking to turn the page

Ricky Rubio took a stroll through Minneapolis on Wednesday night, as he has so often before. For the first time, he did so as a visitor.


Five takeaways from Big Ten Media Day in New York City

From New York recruiting to Richard Pitino's stance on his father, Gophers beat writer Marcus Fuller's five takeaways from Big Ten Media Day at Madison Square Garden on Thursday


Reusse: 'Jim Pete,' ever the optimist, likes the Wolves

He is "Jim Pete" to Minnesota basketball fans, and for the past decade, he's been our version of Harry Caray with the Cubs or Bob Uecker with the Brewers through all of their losing seasons.