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Bruce Boudreau vs. Anaheim Ducks, Round 2

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau

The Wild looks to extend its point streak against the West to 15 games.

Rubio's absence creates opportunity for Jones, Dunn at guard

Wolves rookie Kris Dunn, defending the Clippers’ Austin Rivers Thursday, said he’s “way more prepared” to start than earlier this season.

Following the death of his grandmother, Ricky Rubio will not play in Sunday's Timberwolves game. So fans will see a lot of Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones.

Scores, schedules and stats

United to log a lot of miles in first MLS preseason

Costa Rican newcomers Francisco Calvo, left, and Johan Venegas bring experience to camp.

United's roster will take shape out west, with experienced coach at the helm.

Minn. deer hunter's death remains 'such a mystery'

Terry Brisk's loved ones are seeking answers after his death on the opening Monday of deer hunting as authorities vow not to "give up."

NBA Insider: Handing out the midseason awards

A look ahead at how the competition for the league's major awards are shaping up now that the league has passed the midway point.

NHL Insider: Torchetti still roots for the Wild

John Torchetti, the interim head coach the Wild let go, remains a fan of the team.

Craig: Since '92 Super Bowl, NFL has turned on its head

Thursday is the 25th anniversary of the 26th Super Bowl, the only one to be held in Minnesota. But Super Bowl LII is fast approaching.

Wisconsin's big second period ends Gophers' winning streak at seven

Wisconsin's three-goal spurt in the second was too much to overcome.

Reusse: For the best of the hockey guys, look to the Iron Range

There are no better yarns to be heard than those told by hockey coaches, players and everyday fans from the glory years of "Region 7."

Prep table tennis popularity on the rise in metro area

Table tennis is growing in popularity as a high school club sport in the metro area, with 22 teams competing in the state tournament last winter.

Gophers women's basketball's Big Ten road record drops to 0-5

Loss at Iowa drops U to 0-5 in league road games.

Sunday Q&A: Laquon Treadwell

The 21-year-old wideout barely got on the field in his rookie season, registering just one catch before injuries cost him time late in the season.

Gophers women's hockey ties Ohio State; Buckeyes take shootout

Souhan: Let's hope for Brady vs. Rodgers in the Super Bowl

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers scrambled away from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr during a Dec. 24, 2016, game in Green Bay.

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers could create one of the greatest quarterback matchups in Super Bowl history.

Hartman: Spielman begins offseason process of solving Vikings' issues

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman, right, chatted with co-owner and Vice Chairman Leonard Wilf before the game at Jacksonville on Dec. 11. The Vikings’ late-season fade and 8-8 record leaves Spielman with many difficult decisions to make.

NFL free agency begins March 9, and the Vikings have to make decisions on a number of players.

A predictably unpredictable formula for the 2018 NFL playoff field

If history repeats itself, seeding-wise, a year from now we'll be looking at the Giants, Buccaneers, Dolphins and Chiefs as the final four teams.

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Reusse: For the best of the hockey guys, look to the Iron Range
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There are no better yarns to be heard than those told by hockey coaches, players and everyday fans from the glory years of "Region 7."

Postgame: Gophers finish another last-second missed shot away from victory
Gold in the Barn

For the third time in four Big Ten losses, the Gophers men's basketball team fails to make the game-winning play on final possession


Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes, right, shoots as Minnesota's Jordan Murphy defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Overtime three-pointer doesn't fall for Gophers in loss to No. 17 Wisconsin

1972 hoops brawl made for one nasty night in U's sports history
Gophers basketball has first sellout at Williams Arena since 2015
Gophers women's basketball's Big Ten road record drops to 0-5

The Metrodome was aglow with special lighting — quaint by today’s standards — days before the Super Bowl was played in Minneapolis.

Craig: Since '92 Super Bowl, NFL has turned on its head

Hartman: Spielman begins offseason process of solving Vikings' issues
Elite QB leading hot teams in NFL playoffs? We've seen this before
Sunday Q&A: Laquon Treadwell

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau

Bruce Boudreau vs. Anaheim Ducks, Round 2

NHL Insider: Torchetti still roots for the Wild
Transplanted Staal boys loving Wild, and Minnesota winter
Wild-Nashville preview

Wolves rookie Kris Dunn, defending the Clippers’ Austin Rivers Thursday, said he’s “way more prepared” to start than earlier this season.

Rubio's absence creates opportunity for Jones, Dunn at guard

NBA Insider: Handing out the midseason awards
Tyus Jones once again plays key role late in Wolves victory
Gameday: Wolves vs. Denver

Joe Rohlf of Eagan returned a serve from John Kasner of Orono during a recent table tennis scrimmage at Eagan High School., a hot spot for the sport.

Prep table tennis popularity on the rise in metro area

Top-ranked Champlin Park routs Blaine to remain undefeated
Second-half surge lifts Cretin-Derham Hall past Woodbury
Reusse: For the best of the hockey guys, look to the Iron Range

Authorities said Terry Brisk, shown with a buck he shot a few years ago, was killed by a gunshot wound while hunting Nov. 7 and that it’s being investigated as a homicide.

Minn. deer hunter's death remains 'such a mystery'

Anderson: CWD requires decisive management action
A Minnesota kid who was a fiddling fool runs with his passion for music, hunting
Skinny-ski pass system can be a head-scratcher in Minnesota

J.T. Chargois posted an 8.49 ERA in his first 12 relief appearances with the Twins in 2016, but it fell to 0.79 over his final 13.

Reusse: Young bullpen arms leave Twins wanting more

Hall of Fame thoughts on Curt Schilling, Edgar Martinez and Trevor Hoffman
Newest baseball Hall of Fame members had moments vs. Twins
Rod Carew faring well month after heart, kidney transplant

The Dream gave the franchise tag to Angel McCoughtry so that when she does decide to play again, she'll be in Atlanta.

WNBA free agency begins

Maya Moore on hoops with (and getting hustled by) Obama
Lynx star Moore hopes UConn breaks her team's record 90-game winning streak
WNBA's new security app put to test quickly

Top 25 Capsules

Josh Hart scored 25 points, Kris Jenkins had 19 and No. 1 Villanova beat Providence 78-68 on Saturday.


Jones keys No. 18 Duke's 70-58 win over Miami

Matt Jones scored all 13 of his points in the second half, hitting three 3-pointers during the run of 20 consecutive points that lifted No. 18 Duke over Miami 70-58 on Saturday night.


California Chrome wins Horse of the Year at Eclipse Awards

California Chrome has one race left in his career, and is in such good condition right now that trainer Art Sherman is clamoring for more time with him.


Bryan brothers announce retirement from Davis Cup

Bob and Mike Bryan are retiring from playing Davis Cup for the United States after 14 years with the team.


Bogosian scores in overtime, Sabres edge Canadiens 3-2

Zach Bogosian scored his first goal of the season in overtime and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Saturday night in the second game of a back-to-back for both teams.