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Sano ejected as Twins fall to Tigers

The Twins’ Brian Dozier raced home on a two-run double by Jorge Polanco off Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd in the second inning Saturday at Target Field.

Blowup erupted after Detroit's JaCoby Jones was hit in the face with a pitch.

Vikings' long line of struggles drafting linemen hits critical point

Matt Kalil, with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, was the last offensive lineman the Vikings drafted in the first round.

Pro schemes, less learning time hindering prospects.

Scores, schedules and stats

Souhan: Wild, again, not good enough when it matters

Coach Bruce Boudreau and the Wild bench after a series-clinching 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.

Since owner Craig Leipold spent about $200 million on two premier players, his team is 2-5 in playoff series and has not advanced beyond the second round.

Wild's Staal hospitalized after going headfirst into end boards

Staal grabbed his head and lay on the ice for several minutes as he was attended to by team medical personnel. He was released from Regions Hospital later Saturday night.

Hartman: Vikings GM Spielman lays out plan without first-round pick

For the first time, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman is preparing for a draft without a first-round pick. Given the depth of this year’s class, and the number of later picks the team has, he said he is confident about the team’s outlook.

The last time the Vikings didn't make a first-round selection was in 2010, before Rick Spielman assumed his role in 2012

Loons Burch, Cronin to play against their former team

Marc Burch and Sam Cronin began this season with the Colorado Rapids.

Anderson: Software guides farmers to better decisions, bottom lines

Farmers, like other business owners, are driven by one thing: to make money. But earning a livelihood from the land while also protecting it from the potential harms of agricultural production are not mutually exclusive, thanks in large measure to improved technology like a software program called Profit Zone Manager.

AgSolver's software program is called Profit Zone Manager (PZM), which analyzes data input from farmers' tractor and combine computers. PZM shows farmers not just where their yields are low but how these low-yield acres can be re-examined to increase a farm's overall profitability.

Postgame: Disappointment, bewilderment as Wild's season ends abruptly

The Wild's 49-win, 106-point regular season means nothing now that it bowed out in five games to MIke Yeo and the St. Louis Blues.

Molitor: The emotion of Saturday's dust-up is behind Twins now

The manager doesn't expect any further retaliation after bench-clearing incident.

Blues coach Yeo sought advancement, not revenge

"I don't want it to be a story,'' he said. "My goal is not to beat the Minnesota Wild for me. My goal is for us as a group to keep getting better, and keep seeing what we're capable of.''

Twins make first roster moves of 2017 season

Justin Haley (10-day DL) and Adalberto Mejia (Class AAA Rochester) are out; lefthander Buddy Boshers and first baseman Kennys Vargas will be promoted.

Minneapolis North boys' basketball takes its talent to the ice rink

Event in Minneapolis aimed to foster togetherness.

Postgame: Thoughts on Sano, Mejia and the Polancos

After three starts, the Twins decided to option Adalberto Mejia to Class AAA Rochester.

The Twins' 5-4 loss to Detroit took 4 hours to play thanks to walks, poor defense and and bench-clearing incident.

Target Field honored as greenest ballpark in America

The facility is the first sports site in the nation to win gold LEED certification.

Minnesota Scene: Gophers win home games in baseball, softball

Jordan Smith hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning to lead the Gophers over Nebraska 5-3 on Saturday in Big Ten baseball at Siebert Field before 1,183 fans.

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Molitor: The emotion of Saturday's dust-up is behind Twins now
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The manager doesn't expect any further retaliation after bench-clearing incident.

Souhan: Wild, again, not good enough when it matters
Jim Souhan

Since owner Craig Leipold spent about $200 million on two premier players, his team is 2-5 in playoff series and has not advanced beyond the second round.


Jordan Smith hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning to lead the Gophers over Nebraska 5-3 on Saturday in Big Ten baseball at Siebert Field before 1,183 fans. Photo is courtesy of the University of Minnesota. For more Gophers photos, go to gophersports.com.

Minnesota Scene: Gophers win home games in baseball, softball

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Wild players Devan Dubnyk (40), Martin Hanzal (19) and Ryan Suter (20) -- with the puck from Magnus Paajarvi's series-clinching shot still in the net -- realize their season is over after a 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � cgonzalez@startribune.com - April 22, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Game 5, Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues

Blues end Wild's season with series-clinching overtime goal

Souhan: Wild, again, not good enough when it matters
Wild's Staal hospitalized after going headfirst into end boards
Postgame: Disappointment, bewilderment as Wild's season ends abruptly

Grizzlies center Marc Gasol drove against Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge during the first half of Game 4 in an NBA first-round playoff series Saturday. Gasol hit a 12-foot floater with 0.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Grizzlies beat the Spurs 110-108 on Saturday night to even up their Western Conference first-round series at 2-2.

Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs in OT

Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2
Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98
Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers with 119-113 win

United’s Sam Cronin kicked the ball downfield against Houston in a recent MLS match. Since he and Marc Burch joined the Loons, the team’s defense has improved.

Loons Burch, Cronin to play against their former team

Martial, Rooney leads United to 2-0 win at Burnley in EPL
Barcelona leaves Neymar out of 'clasico' against Madrid
Vazquez secures Atlanta 3-1 win over Salt Lake with 1st goal

Matt Kalil, with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, was the last offensive lineman the Vikings drafted in the first round.

Vikings' long line of struggles drafting linemen hits critical point

Hartman: Vikings GM Spielman lays out plan without first-round pick
Vikings' Rudolph happy with schedule
Ten NFL games you'd be crazy not to watch this season

A helping hand: Minneapolis North basketball player Tyler Johnson was helped up by event organizer Jane Barrash. “Breaking the Ice: A (Skating) Show of Optimism” was held April 15 at Parade Ice Garden in Minneapolis as a way to foster community.

Minneapolis North boys' basketball takes its talent to the ice rink

Boys' lacrosse: Big second half leads Prior Lake over Jefferson
Apple Valley girls' lacrosse team aiming to soar back to state tournament
Softball: Champlin Park rallies to knock off Bemidji

Farmers, like other business owners, are driven by one thing: to make money. But earning a livelihood from the land while also protecting it from the potential harms of agricultural production are not mutually exclusive, thanks in large measure to improved technology like a software program called Profit Zone Manager.

Anderson: Software guides farmers to better decisions, bottom lines

As ice exits early in Minnesota, optimism rises about opener
Ride at the heart of Minnesota's gravel scene stays true to its origins
2017 ice-out dates on Minnesota lakes

The Twins’ Brian Dozier raced home on a two-run double by Jorge Polanco off Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd in the second inning Saturday at Target Field.

Sano ejected as Twins fall to Tigers

Twins make first roster moves of 2017 season
Postgame: Thoughts on Sano, Mejia and the Polancos
Molitor: The emotion of Saturday's dust-up is behind Twins now

“We know we have to be better than we were last year,” Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve says. “That fuels us.”

A conversation with Cheryl Reeve: Lynx coach muses about 2017 season

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Nadal beats Ramos-Vinolas to win 10th Monte Carlo Masters

As the first men's tennis player in the Open era to win the same title 10 times, Rafael Nadal showed Sunday he's likely the best ever on clay after easily beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in an all-Spanish final at the Monte Carlo Masters.


Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder

The NBA has fined Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder from the bench in Game 3 of their first-round series.


John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have promoted associated head coach John Stevens to become their next head coach.


Belarus stuns Switzerland to reach first Fed Cup final

Belarus surprised a higher-rated Swiss team 3-2 to reach its first-ever Fed Cup final Sunday.


Martial, Rooney leads United to 2-0 win at Burnley in EPL

Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney made the most of rare starts by scoring first-half goals in Manchester United's 2-0 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday, lifting the team to within a point of the Champions League qualification positions.