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Did the Timberwolves give Thunder the blueprint to beat Golden State?

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How are the Warriors — after going an NBA-record 73-9 in the regular season — suddenly in a 3-1 hole to Oklahoma City? Here's a theory that involves the Timberwolves.

Vikings' Adrian Peterson hopes to improve from shotgun formation

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ran after a catch for a touchdown in 2011.

Last season, Adrian Peterson was named a first-team All-Pro because he again led the league in rushing. But on critical third-down plays when the Vikings needed to pass, he often stood on the sideline.

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Twins postgame: Offense picks up in homestand finale

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The Twins avoided a sweep at the hands of the Royals on Wednesday with a 7-5 win at Target Field

Vikings defensive tackle B.J. Dubose tore his ACL at Wednesday's OTA

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Second-year Vikings defensive lineman B.J. Dubose tore his anterior cruciate ligament during today’s organized team activity at Winter Park, according to a league source, and is expected to miss the entire 2016 season.

Watch: Dan Motl makes incredible diving catch in Gophers' game vs. Iowa

Dan Motl's running, diving catch was an early highlight Wednesday for the Gophers in the Big Ten baseball tournament.


'Hey Tedd-ay!' 6-year-old fan woos Bridgewater to birthday party with rap song

Obadiah Gamble, a huge Teddy Bridgewater fan, released via YouTube recently a rap song inviting Bridgewater to his upcoming 7th birthday party.


It's official: Minneapolis Marathon is canceled

Efforts to move the June 5 event to Dakota County were unsuccessful.


Is St. Thomas too good for its MIAC rivals? Yes, but ...

MIAC power St. Thomas once researched a potential move to NCAA Division I, but instead decided that fielding winning Division III athletic programs better fit the school's philosophy.


Attempt to stop muskie stocking fizzles; northern pike plan goes nowhere

The anti-muskie stocking movement was largely fed by local opposition to DNR plans to introduce muskies in Otter Tail County, Gull Lake and Big Marine Lake.


Allegations surface of drug abuse by U wrestlers, police probe

Four athletes are under investigation for dealing the prescription drug, Xanax, and 10 others are suspected of using the anti-anxiety medication recreationally.


Blair Walsh: 'I thought I had one of my better years' + Video

It’s not quite the same as a January wild-card game at TCF Bank Stadium, but, for the record, Vikings kicker Blair Walsh made all five field goal attempts at Winter Park today.


Follow Gophers-Iowa Big Ten baseball tournament game at 5 p.m.

Wednesday's first-round game in the Big Ten baseball tournament between No. 1 seed Minnesota and No. 8 seed Iowa starts at 5 p.m. in Omaha.…


Ricky Rubio's mother passes away

Tona Vives, who had battled a long illness, was 56


After 46 games: Measuring the 2016 Twins against baseball's worst of all time

How are the Twins stacking up (breaking down?) against the six teams that have finished with the worst records in baseball since 1900? Here's a look:


Gameday preview: Lynx at Phoenix

It's the second meeting of the young season for the Lynx and Phoenix, ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the WNBA preseason power ratings.


The Latest: Stephens wraps up play at French Open with win

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):


Warriors could join list of teams that flopped in playoffs

Despite finishing the regular season with a record-breaking 73 wins, the Golden State Warriors find themselves one game away from playoff elimination. Down 3-1 against…


Sports on TV and radio

ON THE AIR WEDNESDAY BASEBALL TIME TV RADIO Big Ten tourney: Indiana vs. Maryland 9 a.m. BTN
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Could the Wolves benefit from 'Global Ambassador' like Drake?

Rap superstar Drake has helped boost the international brand of the Toronto Raptors. Who would be the best Minnesota native to boost the Wolves' image?