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Wild stumbles into playoff berth despite 'embarrassing' loss to Vancouver

The Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) goes to the ice and has the puck stolen by Vancouver's Sven Baertschi (47) and Luca Sbisa (5) .

A scoreless tie after one period became a 4-0 deficit in the second. The result was the Wild's 10th loss in 13 games in March. But the team did clinch a playoff berth when the Kings lost Saturday night.

Gophers QB Rhoda went from job hunting to learning Fleck's offense

Conor Rhoda, who could start at quarterback this fall, had been told his scholarship wouldn’t be renewed by Tracy Claeys.

Conor Rhoda has emerged as a leading candidate to become the next Gophers starting quarterback, which is quite a twist, considering he almost gave up football last winter.

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Apple Valley does it again to Champlin Park, wins 4A title

Apple Valley guard Tre Jones (3) and forward Mason Morse (24) marched their 4A championship trophy to the student section after defeating Champlin Park 60-54.

The Eagles defeated the previously unbeaten Rebels 60-54 to win the Class 4A championship, just as they did two years ago.

Gophers blow two-goal lead, lose to Notre Dame in NCAA hockey

The Gophers will lament the missed chances and mistakes that created a rueful ending to a game that had begun so well but ended their season.

DeLaSalle completes quest for unprecedented sixth straight 3A title

The Islanders raced out to a big lead and never let Austin get close en route to a 72-44 victory.

Scoggins: Big brother's shadow keeps shrinking for Tre Jones

Champlin Park's Marcus Hill (1) was called for a foul against Apple Valley guard Tre Jones

Tre Jones continues to blaze his own path — a similar path of excellence — and managed to one-up his brother, Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones.

Depleted Minnesota United routed again as goals against mount

The Loons lost 5-2 at the New England Revolution on Saturday, making this the third match where the team has given up at least five goals.

Running on empty, Wolves fall 112-100 in Portland

The Wolves on Saturday lost their sixth straight, this time to a hot Portland team that has won 10 of 13.

Cutdown day begins with Stubbs and Rucinski

Kyle Gibson looks to continue his solid spring against a Red Sox team playing most of its regulars

Oregon beats Kansas 74-60 to punch Final Four ticket

Oregon lost one of its best players to an injury just before the NCAA Tournament, had to survive two nail-biters to reach the Midwest Regional finals, and then faced a top-seeded Kansas team that had romped to the brink of the Final Four.

Adrian Peterson disputes report of $8M contract demand

Adrian Peterson, who turned 32 this week, took to Twitter to dispute reports that he’s demanding at least an $8 million salary in the first year to play for a team this season.

'Dream come true' for Boeser in NHL debut against Wild

Burnsville's Brock Boeser signed his contract with Vancouver after North Dakota lost to Boston University in the NCAA West Regional on Friday. Boeser scored the winning goal for the Canucks.

Osseo, Minneapolis North and Blake among those getting new postseason homes

Every two years the MSHSL reclassifies teams based on enrollment, while section placement is based on geography. Fewer than 10 percent get changed.

Hartman: Zimmer expecting a boost from Vikings' new faces

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, speaking at the NFL combine in Indianapolis earlier this month, said of the team’s roster turnover: “I do think in order to improve at some point, you have to move on and try to kind of change things a little bit.”

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is aware of how difficult replacing 12 players on a 53-man roster can be but won't get caught up in who's gone.

Souhan: Observations from spring training, a week from Opening Day

One man's takeaways from Florida spring training.

Abi Okonji, highly recruited DE from Georgia, commits to Gophers

The Gophers landed their seventh verbal commitment for the Class of 2018 on Saturday morning.

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Cutdown day begins with Stubbs and Rucinski
Twins Insider

Kyle Gibson looks to continue his solid spring against a Red Sox team playing most of its regulars

Anderson: A chilly boat ride to a walleye hot spot
Dennis Anderson

Dropping plastic baits in a barge traffic area? Results pan out for St. Paul guide


Notre Dame's goalie Cal Petersen makes a blocker save as Minnesota's Mike Szmatula (9) looks for a deflection during the first period of an NCAA regional men's college hockey tournament game, Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Gophers blow two-goal lead, lose to Notre Dame in NCAA hockey

Gophers QB Rhoda went from job hunting to learning Fleck's offense
Another hole to fill as Gophers defensive end Elmore leaves team
Sunday Q&A: Gophers diver Yu Zhou

The Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) goes to the ice and has the puck stolen by Vancouver's Sven Baertschi (47) and Luca Sbisa (5) .

Wild stumbles into playoff berth despite 'embarrassing' loss to Vancouver

'Dream come true' for Boeser in NHL debut against Wild
Postgame: Wild's spiral downward continues
NHL Insider: Josh Harding finds his way after NHL

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard passes the ball over Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Running on empty, Wolves fall 112-100 in Portland

Thibodeau: Wiggins, Towns won't rest down the stretch
NBA Insider: Glenn 'Underdog' Robinson finds a home with Pacers
Wolves lose sixth straight

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Depleted Minnesota United routed again as goals against mount

Hansen's late goal lifts Crew over Timbers 3-2
Notes: Loons, Revolution have two Minnesotans on rosters
Postmatch: United takes a step back vs. Revolution

Adrian Peterson disputes report of $8M contract demand

Hartman: Zimmer expecting a boost from Vikings' new faces
Super Bowl hosts share the wealth statewide
Robison accepts a pay cut, gets another year on his contract

Apple Valley guard Tre Jones (3) and forward Mason Morse (24) marched their 4A championship trophy to the student section after defeating Champlin Park 60-54.

Apple Valley does it again to Champlin Park, wins 4A title

DeLaSalle completes quest for unprecedented sixth straight 3A title
Less flair, more grit as Minnehaha Academy fends off Crosby-Ironton for 2A title
Minneapolis North bows out of Class 1A with one more championship

Fishing guide Dick “Griz’’ Grzywinski piloted his john boat downriver during a fishing outing on the Mississippi River Pool 2, a spot yielding large walleyes.

Anderson: A chilly boat ride to a walleye hot spot

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

Some would say that Twins second baseman Brian Dozier doesn’t look the part of a power hitter, but his 42 home runs in 2016 say otherwise.

Dozier and his home runs strike a blow for the 'little man' at second base

Santiago gives up two homers in return to Twins
Twins option Jose Berrios to AAA; Tyler Duffey in line for rotation spot?
Cutdown day begins with Stubbs and Rucinski

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?

Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash

Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.


Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash

Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.


Alejandro Valverde wins Tour of Catalonia for 2nd time

Not even a one-minute time penalty could stop a dominant Alejandro Valverde from winning his second Tour of Catalonia.


Anderson: A chilly boat ride to a walleye hot spot

Dropping plastic baits in a barge traffic area? Results pan out for St. Paul guide


Stroll gets laps around Albert Park, but DNF in first F1 GP

Lance Stroll almost got to experience the full package on his first weekend in Formula One, hitting speeds exceeding 320 kph (199 mph), clipping a wall, being handed a grid penalty and skidding through the gravel. All that was missing was the finish.