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George, Westbrook, Anthony part of Thunder's chemistry experiment

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) gestures after hitting a three-point basket in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Can three volume scorers coexist on one team?

Gophers' Mittelstadt to miss Saturday's game at North Dakota

Eden Prairie captain Casey Mittelstadt (11). ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � cgonzalez@startribune.com - February 2, 2017, Minnetonka, MN, Eden Prairie High School Hockey / Prep, Casey Mittelstadt

Freshman Casey Mittelstadt got "dinged up" in Friday's victory, the Gophers announced.

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Reusse: Make prep football teams earn spots in playoffs

Edina High School quarterback Ryan Meyer (5) is tackled by Eden Prairie High School linebacker Antonio Montero (1) in the second half. ] LEILA NAVIDI � leila.navidi@startribune.com BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Eden Prairie High School football at Edina High School on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Eden Prairie won 35-10.

The "every team gets a chance'' philosophy of playoff competition that permeates the MSHSL's tournament schedule should be dropped for football.

Minnesota United finds its wings in its inaugural MLS season

Predictably, the first MLS season was not pretty at times, but Minnesota United proved it is in this for the long haul.

Anderson: Use of Italian ammo at pheasant opener triggers a kerfuffle

A group of hunters look for pheasants while hiking a state wildlife management area on Saturday near Marshall. Gov. Mark Dayton was a few hundred yards from the hunters, "posting,'' and looking for a possible shot at any rooster that might flush from cover.

A kerfuffle has arisen over the brand of shotgun shells gifted to the hunters and guides at the governor's opener. The steel shells were made by Fiocchi, an Italian ammunition manufacturer.

Gophers women's hockey completes weekend sweep of Minnesota Duluth

Caitlin Reilly scored the game-winner over UMD with 3:36 to play to give Gophers the 2-1 victory.

Jazz helps provide a blueprint for Timberwolves' rebuilding plan

Supplementing young talent with veterans is a proven way to win.

Q&A with PGA golfer Tim Herron: Stiff hands take toll on his livelihood

Minnesota golfer Tim Herron has four PGA Tour wins and a top-10 finish at the 1999 U.S. Open on his résumé. Recently, he also became a spokesperson to raise awareness about Dupuytren's Contracture, a condition from which he suffers that limits the movement of his hands.

Stalock to start at Calgary as Wild looks to get off the ropes

(Left to right) The Wild's Jason Zucker (16), coach Bruce Boudreau and Mikael Granlund watched as Marcus Foligno took the ice against the Dallas Stars in a September preseason game.

Goaltender Alex Stalock will get his second start of the season Saturday, backstopping a Wild team that fell to 1-2-2 with Friday's loss at Winnipeg.

Health officials adjust advice to hunters regarding chronic wasting disease

New evidence about chronic wasting disease leads health officials to reconsider their advice

Gameday: Wolves-Oklahoma City preview

The Wolves get their first look at the remade Thunder.

Spread of Twin Cities bike lanes excites and angers

Growing network in Minneapolis and St. Paul frustrates critics; supporters say cars can't always be king.

NFL Week 7 storylines: Patriots-Falcons rematch headlines the lineup

Lake country cabin owners shoulder a big share of property tax burden

A growing number say they often don't feel like they have much voice in how that tax money is spent.

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Suffering at Texas and Florida State

Demry Croft starts at QB for Gophers vs. Illinois

Putting a suspension behind him, Gophers QB Demry Croft asserted himself with a strong performance last week against Michigan State, throwing for three fourth-quarter touchdowns in a rally that fell just short.

The sophomore will make his first career start, replacing Conor Rhoda.

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Anderson: Use of Italian ammo at pheasant opener triggers a kerfuffle
Dennis Anderson

A kerfuffle has arisen over the brand of shotgun shells gifted to the hunters and guides at the governor's opener. The steel shells were made by Fiocchi, an Italian ammunition manufacturer.

Gophers' Mittelstadt to miss Saturday's game at North Dakota
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Freshman Casey Mittelstadt got "dinged up" in Friday's victory, the Gophers announced.


Marlon Brown (14) caught a touchdown pass while being defended by Vikings linebacker Audie Cole (57) in the final seconds of the Vikings' loss at Baltimore in December 2013.

Vikings defense has come a long way since 2013 wild affair vs. Ravens

'I'm not a dirty player': Vikings' Anthony Barr opens up about Rodgers hit
Craig: Hundley, not Kaepernick, is Packers' back-up plan. But what if ...
Road to Minneapolis: Mark Craig's hottest Super Bowl contenders

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) gestures after hitting a three-point basket in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

George, Westbrook, Anthony part of Thunder's chemistry experiment

Jazz helps provide a blueprint for Timberwolves' rebuilding plan
Gameday: Wolves-Oklahoma City preview
Jamal Crawford's big fourth quarter sends Wolves past Utah for first victory

(Left to right) The Wild's Jason Zucker (16), coach Bruce Boudreau and Mikael Granlund watched as Marcus Foligno took the ice against the Dallas Stars in a September preseason game.

Stalock to start at Calgary as Wild looks to get off the ropes

Still-porous Wild defense can't protect lead at Winnipeg
Boudreau: 'It seems like we're afraid to win'
Wild's Marcus Foligno faces Winnipeg, wears protective face shield

Minnesota's wide receiver Tyler Johnson was surrounded by teammates as they celebrated a touchdown during the first quarter as the Gophers took on Illinois at TCF Bank Stadium, Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. ] ELIZABETH FLORES � liz.flores@startribune.com

Fleck gets first Big Ten win, Gophers beat Illini

Gophers women's hockey completes weekend sweep of Minnesota Duluth
Gophers' Mittelstadt to miss Saturday's game at North Dakota
Demry Croft starts at QB for Gophers vs. Illinois

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
Reusse: Make prep football teams earn spots in playoffs
Meagan Brown's net results carry Elk River girls' tennis to state

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
AP source: Cubs part with pitching coach Bosio

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

A group of hunters look for pheasants while hiking a state wildlife management area on Saturday near Marshall. Gov. Mark Dayton was a few hundred yards from the hunters, "posting,'' and looking for a possible shot at any rooster that might flush from cover.

Anderson: Use of Italian ammo at pheasant opener triggers a kerfuffle

Health officials adjust advice to hunters regarding chronic wasting disease
Lake country cabin owners shoulder a big share of property tax burden
There are all-time great hunting dogs; this is one of them

McCrary, Smith lead Minnesota over Illinois 24-17

Kobe McCrary ran for 153 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and Rodney Smith added 103 yards rushing for Minnesota as the Gophers beat Illinois 24-17 victory on Saturday.


No. 1 Alabama routs struggling rival Tennessee, 45-7

Alabama went into halftime up by three touchdowns and not particularly happy.


Jackson, No. 14 Virginia Tech routs North Carolina 59-7

Justin Fuente was ever the coach after Virginia Tech's blowout victory over North Carolina in a game in which the Hokies dominated in every phase.


Mayfield, Anderson lead No. 9 Sooners past K-State, 42-35

Rodney Anderson ran 22 yards for the go-ahead score with 7 seconds remaining, Baker Mayfield threw for 410 yards and accounted for four touchdowns and No. 9 Oklahoma rallied for a wild 42-35 victory over Kansas State on Saturday night.


No. 18 Michigan State comes through late, beats Indiana 17-9

Brian Lewerke threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Felton Davis with 5:59 remaining, and No. 18 Michigan State edged Indiana 17-9 on Saturday night.