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Another hole to fill as Gophers defensive end Elmore leaves team

Gaelin Elmore in 2015.

Gaelin Elmore, who will graduate this summer, said he agreed not to transfer to a team that will play the Gophers in 2017l. He is the third starter from last year who has decided to leave.

Robison accepts a pay cut, gets another year on his contract

Defensive end Brian Robison has agreed to a pay cut, signing a one-year extension with the Vikings that technically keeps him under contract through 2018 but slashes his 2017 base salary

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State basketball: Champlin Park, Apple Valley reach 4A title game

McKinley Wright (25) of Champlin Park and Jacob Beeninga (2) of Wayzata chased a loose ball in the first half. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � cgonzalez@startribune.com - March 23, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, Target Center, Minnesota State High School League Boys� Basketball State Tournament, Quarterfinals, Class 4A semifinals, Champlin Park vs. Wayzata

Champlin Park fell behind 11-0 but roared back to beat Wayzata by eight in the Class 4A semifinals while hot-shooting Apple Valley dispatched Maple Grove. Minneapolis North (1A) and DeLaSalle (3A) also won. Click here for details on all of Thursday's games.

Buzzer-beater video: Goggleye a deadeye from half-court (and ESPN sees a trend)

North Woods forward Tate Olson (15) celebrates on the floor with guard Cade Goggleye (3) after Goggleye hit a buzzer beating 3-pointer to beat Central Minnesota Christian in the 1A state tournament quarterfinals.

Sophomore Cade Goggleye sent North Woods into the 1A boys' basketball semifinals with the tournament's second dramatic buzzer-beater in two days. Among others, that drew the attention of ESPN.

X marks the upset: Xavier stuns No. 2 seed Arizona in West Region

Not long after losing to Arizona's Sean Miller at the 2015 NCAA Tournament, Xavier coach Chris Mack jokingly said his friend should let him win the next one.

Souhan: Cuddyer enjoying life as a former baseball player

Twins special instructor Michael Cuddyer watched batting practice Tuesday in Fort Myers, Fla. “I like being a resource,” he says.

Always a friendly presence, former Twins outfielder Michael Cuddyer this spring is more relaxed than he has ever been in a baseball clubhouse. "It's great," he said of the retired life.

Gophers goalie trying to ignore his stats, even when they're stunning

Sophomore goalie Eric Schierhorn enters his first NCAA tournament looking for letters — Ws, to be exact — not numbers.

WBC hurts Berrios' chances to make Twins roster

The Twins had hoped Jose Berrios would remain on a progression to build arm strength for the regular season while with Team Puerto Rico. But he pitched in only two games, posting a 8.10 ERA.

Twenty years ago: Recalling Red Lake's 'greatest comeback' ever

Red Lake Warrior fans cheered during the boys' basketball Class 1A quarterfinals at Williams Arena, Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.

It was 1997 when Wabasso beat Red Lake 119-113 in a wild 1A basketball semifinal. But what Ogichidaag fans (and others) still talk about is how Red Lake rallied from 14 points down with 75 seconds left to force the overtime.

Second-half breakdowns endure for Wolves

Tuesday, the Wolves lost another game after holding a lead of 10 or more points. It was the 18th time this season the Wolves lost a game in which they held a lead of 10 or more, a league high.

Will Bradford's backup be Heinicke, a veteran addition or a draft pick?

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford.

The Vikings at some point figure to add another quarterback to their roster because they only have three and Teddy Bridgewater's status is in doubt.

Matt Kalil left Twitter because of harassment from Vikings fans

“After playing in Minnesota, I just got rid of my Twitter,” Matt Kalil said during a TV show that he appeared on with his social-media savvy brother Ryan, who is now a teammate on the Carolina Panthers.

Hartman: Fleck starts the task of Gophers team-building

Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck took his team outside during football practice on March 21.

Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck sees progress and reason for optimism at the start of spring practice.

Postgame: Tired-looking Wild lack energy, fight in loss to Flyers

The Wild lost for the eighth time in 10 games and ninth time in 12 games in the month of March.

All feet on deck as United's depleted roster heads to New England

The team will have to bring all 17 available players to New England tomorrow, which is one short of a full 18-man match-day squad.

Pro wrestlers' colorful stories didn't stop at boundaries of the ring

The famous Gagnes of Minnesota and their contemporaries made some memories in the outdoors, too, when it was time to get away.

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Robison accepts a pay cut, gets another year on his contract
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Defensive end Brian Robison has agreed to a pay cut, signing a one-year extension with the Vikings that technically keeps him under contract through 2018 but slashes his 2017 base salary

Buzzer-beater video: Goggleye a deadeye from half-court (and ESPN sees a trend)
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Sophomore Cade Goggleye sent North Woods into the 1A boys' basketball semifinals with the tournament's second dramatic buzzer-beater in two days. Among others, that drew the attention of ESPN.


Gaelin Elmore in 2015.

Another hole to fill as Gophers defensive end Elmore leaves team

Gophers goalie trying to ignore his stats, even when they're stunning
Hartman: Fleck starts the task of Gophers team-building
Gophers softball team opens Big Ten play as favorite

Both teams piled up at the boards fighting for the puck during an unsuccessful Wild power play in the second period.

Wild falls back into bad habits, misses chance to clinch playoffs

Kunin headed to AHL Wild at opportune time: 'I want to be a winner wherever I go'
Is this the swan song for former Wild defenseman Schultz?
Postgame: Tired-looking Wild lack energy, fight in loss to Flyers

Center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) led a late Wolves charge Tuesday, but San Antonio scored the final eight points to win 100-93.

Second-half breakdowns endure for Wolves

LaVine ready to 'trust the process' in recovery from ACL surgery
Hartman: Towns, Wolves keep improving together
Surging Heat have playoffs in sight after dreadful start

Rendering of the planned Minnesota United soccer stadium in St. Paul.

St. Paul Port Authority plans to partner with developer Irgens for site near soccer stadium

All feet on deck as United's depleted roster heads to New England
With fans freaking out, Arena hopes to start US World Cup rebound
Chris Wondolowski thankful for call-up to national team

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford.

Will Bradford's backup be Heinicke, a veteran addition or a draft pick?

Second-guessing on NFL sidelines could look a lot different next season
Matt Kalil left Twitter because of harassment from Vikings fans
Robison accepts a pay cut, gets another year on his contract

Jones does it all for Apple Valley, sets up 4A title game rematch

1A: Half-court three-pointer at the buzzer lifts North Woods
Champlin Park's run finally comes, too much for Wayzata
DeLaSalle tunes up for 3A title game with 86-60 victory over Columbia Heights

Verne Gagne and his son, Greg, were high-profile personalities in professional wrestling. They liked to get away from it all with trips into the outdoors with wrestling associates.

Pro wrestlers' colorful stories didn't stop at boundaries of the ring

Anderson: Steger, 72, embarks on latest solo canoe/sled adventure
North Star Grand Prix bicycle race moves to St. Paul's Grand Avenue
Cabin Country: Working to become 'the guy with the cabin'

Puerto Rico's starting pitcher Jose Berrios delivers during the first inning of a game against Italy at the World Baseball Classic in Guadalajara, Mexico, Sunday, March 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Luis Gutierrez)

WBC hurts Berrios' chances to make Twins roster

Souhan: Cuddyer enjoying life as a former baseball player
Twins beat Phillies 4-2 as Molitor continues search for pitching
Pat Neshek stars in World Baseball Classic for his funky motion, eagle statue

Lynx star Lindsay Whalen and her father, Neil, right, watched Wednesday’s game between Mahtomedi and Northfield. (Anthony Souffle, Star Tribune)

Whalen and her dad share special bond at state hockey

Lynx hire James Wade as assistant coach, replacing Jim Petersen
'Use real statistics'; WNBA player, broadcaster respond to Wiggins' bullying claim
Poll: Which Minnesota pro team are you most optimistic about right now?

Poll: Which Minnesota pro team are you most optimistic about right now?


Surging Heat have playoffs in sight after dreadful start

They have won 24 times in their last 31 games. They put together the NBA's longest winning streak this season, a 13-game run that was beyond surprising. They are on the cusp of doing something never accomplished in NBA history.


On cutting edge of custom skates, is Ovechkin a trendsetter?

Alex Ovechkin is the first NHL player to lace up custom-painted skates, though in a sport that discourages freedom of expression he may not turn out to be much of a trendsetter.


With fans freaking out, Arena hopes to start US World Cup rebound

A new coach is making the decisions after a pair of historically bad games. Nearly half the projected starters are sidelined.


Anderson: Steger, 72, embarks on latest solo canoe/sled adventure

Thirty-one years have passed since Will Steger led the world's first unsupported trek to the North Pole by dogsled. Up next he's headed from Ely to Burchell Lake, Ontario.