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Gophers have yet to cash in on Fleck Fever

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck addressed his team after the spring game. Minnesota opens its season Aug. 31, and there are more than 10,000 tickets available.

Hiring P.J. Fleck as the Gophers new charismatic football coach hasn't sold many season tickets. Fewer than 40,000 tickets have been distributed for the Aug. 31 opener in the 50,805-seat TCF Bank Stadium.

Twins to start Gee, Melville in Monday's doubleheader at Chicago

Minnesota Twins pitcher Dillon Gee throws in relief in the fifth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Minneapolis.

The Twins will face former foe Zack Greinke on Saturday as they try to win the second game of this three game series at Target Field.

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Loons' Jome working hard to learn new position

United’s Ish Jome, right, battled for the ball in an international friendly against Atlas last month. The former attacking player has made the switch to left back on defense.

Former Prairie Seeds player Ish Jome is starting for United at left back.

DNR launches high-tech study of food webs in Minnesota's largest walleye lakes

By digging deeper into impact of invasive species, DNR aims to understand walleye numbers

Dalvin Cook, Ifeadi Odenigbo stand out in Vikings' loss to Seahawks

The Vikings’ perfect preseason ended in the second game during a 20-13 loss to the Seahawks on Friday night. So let’s update our Vikings stock watch after the exhibition.

Owners who revived racing at Canterbury Park host Festival of Champions

Curtis Sampson's horses have won nine Festival of Champions stakes races, and Dale Schenian's have won six. On Sunday, Schenian has two chances to build on that total; Sampson has three.

Reusse: Altercation on Twins team bus in '67 included gun

There were reports in Minneapolis newspapers on a 'fracas' between Oliva, Uhlaender and Boswell. Tony O. was asked about it on Friday, and gave some details.

Reusse: Gardy returns to Target Field as happy, healthy Arizona bench coach

Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Ron Gardenhire, former manager of the Twins, returned to Target Field on Friday.

Following prostate cancer surgery in April, former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is with the Diamondbacks as a bench coach. It's the perfect weekend for Arizona to be here for a visit.

How fast is the Twins' Byron Buxton? See for yourself, kids

Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton (25) celebrated his inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the fourth inning as Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Godley (52) walked behind him.

Buxton's inside-the-park home run was the fastest recorded trip around the bases since MLB started keeping track.

Souhan: Keeping or signing hometown stars hasn't always worked for Twins, Wild

The risk in having home-state favorites end their careers here is wondering if the player wants to return home more because of comfort than ambition.

Scoggins: Gophers' QB platoon plan looks like a bad sign

P.J. Fleck insists the Gophers having two starting quarterbacks is "not a controversy." It's not ideal, either.

Hartman: Vikings GM Spielman likes new rule for holding off roster cuts

Thanks to a new NFL rule, the Vikings will get more time to evaluate players like cornerback Jabari Price, who tried to bring down Seattle Seahawks running back Mike Davis, making a 22-yard touchdown catch Friday in a preseason game.

One of the big offseason changes in the NFL was the decision to let teams keep up to 90 players on the roster until after the final preseason game.

MLB Insider: Rebuilding White Sox waiting for tide to rise

Chicago is rebuilding, but it has a lot of premier prospects coming up.

Zimmer expects Reiff, other injured Vikings to play in third preseason game

Bradford said he’s looking forward to the “dress rehearsal” next week against the 49ers, when his offensive line is expected to be at full strength.

DNR, fearing spread of CWD, wants owner of troubled deer farm penalized

Fearing spread of CWD, agency pushing animal health board to suspend farmer's license.

Midway Shopping Center deal clears way for St. Paul soccer stadium

A portion of the shopping center's land is needed for soccer stadium construction.

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Reusse: NAIA stars stole the show at 1967 Pan Am Games auditions
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The trials used to select the Pan Am Games basketball team were held in early April at Williams Arena.

Souhan: Keeping or signing hometown stars hasn't always worked for Twins, Wild
Jim Souhan

The risk in having home-state favorites end their careers here is wondering if the player wants to return home more because of comfort than ambition.


Minnesota Twins pitcher Dillon Gee throws in relief in the fifth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Minneapolis.

Twins to start Gee, Melville in Monday's doubleheader at Chicago

MLB Insider: Rebuilding White Sox waiting for tide to rise
How fast is the Twins' Byron Buxton? See for yourself, kids
Gonzalez, 4 pitchers lead Dodgers past Tigers, 3-0

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford completed seven of 11 passes for 95 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions while playing three series.

Vikings look listless in preseason loss to Seahawks

Dalvin Cook, Ifeadi Odenigbo stand out in Vikings' loss to Seahawks
Seattle QB Wilson carves up Vikings in first half
Mariota, Titans slip past Panthers for 34-27 preseason win

United’s Ish Jome, right, battled for the ball in an international friendly against Atlas last month. The former attacking player has made the switch to left back on defense.

Loons' Jome working hard to learn new position

Midway Shopping Center deal clears way for St. Paul soccer stadium
Free-scoring Man United already looks team to beat in EPL
Dortmund impresses without Dembele in Bundesliga-opener

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck addressed his team after the spring game. Minnesota opens its season Aug. 31, and there are more than 10,000 tickets available.

Gophers have yet to cash in on Fleck Fever

New Nike basketball shoe: No 'Jelly Fam,' just grapes?
'The P.J. Fleck Show': the latest evidence the Gophers coach plans to take over all of television
Scoggins: Gophers' QB platoon plan looks like a bad sign

After participating in drills, Benilde-St. Margaret's players headed for water during a break in the second day of practice.

Benilde-St. Margaret's football starts quest for another ring

Andover girls' soccer 'super-pumped' for return shot at state
Eagan girls' tennis returns with three No. 1 players
After blast, Minnehaha Academy boys' soccer plays for injured coach

Here's your master plan for watching the Timberwolves and Wild this year

New Wolves guard Crawford tweets Shabazz Muhammad: 'C'mon back home'
Wolves popular network TV choice, Rubio returns for home opener
Wolves will play 3 preseason games; two in China, one in L.A.

Lynx point guard Renee Montgomery, who scored 20 points, started celebrating during the second half of a blowout win over Indiana.

Lynx 'locked in' for record 59-point rout over Indiana

Without Whalen in lineup, Lynx are stumbling, searching, losing
More Lynx woes: Brunson out for two weeks with sprained ankle
Count 'em up: Records from Friday's Lynx rout

Zebra mussels, like the ones collected by University of Minnesota research assistant Sophie Mallez, right, are disrupting the food webs in an increasing number of Minnesota walleye lakes. A new study chosen by the U’s Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center in St. Paul is studying the impacts.

DNR launches high-tech study of food webs in Minnesota's largest walleye lakes

Refashioned paddle helps man who lost his hand explore joys of canoeing
Outdoorsman says his experience is unequivocal: Duck numbers are down in Minnesota
Minnesota Zoo envisions itself as a gateway to state parks

MLB umpires wear wristbands to protest 'abusive' treatment

Major League Baseball umpires wore white wristbands during games Saturday, protesting "abusive player behavior" after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended…


Raisman: scandal marred USA Gymnastics needs sweeping change

Aly Raisman is ready to talk about "the elephant in the room." And the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast thinks it's time USA Gymnastics joins in a conversation she feels is long overdue.


US extends Solheim Cup lead over Europe to 5 points

Two years ago, the United States staged the biggest singles comeback in Solheim Cup history.


NAIA stars steal the show in 1967 Pan Am Games auditions

The 50th anniversary of a phenomenal 1967 on the Minnesota sports scene is being celebrated in Sunday's Star Tribune. Beyond the happenings with the major…


Patrick's Plus Three

PLUS THREEAlso notable from 1967:•Van Wagner, from St. Cloud State (and Minneapolis Washburn), won the distance double — 5,000 and 10,000 meters — at the…