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Transplanted Staal boys loving Wild, and Minnesota winter

The Staal brothers — Parker, 7, and Levi, 5 — took advantage of a Minnesota day on a backyard rink, with uncle Geoff Lindberg and grandfather Arthur Vandenbroeke joining in.

Eric Staal's sons have taken a quick liking to their new surroundings after moving from North Carolina.

Tyus Jones once again plays key role late in Wolves victory

Little-used Tyus Jones, here playing in Orlando earlier this season, has played key roles in a handful of Wolves victories this season, including on Thursday night against the Clippers in Los Angeles.

The former Apple Valley star played the entire fourth quarter Thursday, sparking a comeback.

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Kloos' overtime goal extends U's winning streak to seven

Gophers captain Justin Kloos.

Justin Kloos' OT goal sent the Gophers into first place in the Big Ten.

Elite QB leading hot teams in NFL playoffs? We've seen this before

We should be in for a treat Sunday, with four of the best QBs in the NFL playing for two spots in the Super Bowl.

Reusse: Young bullpen arms leave Twins wanting more

J.T. Chargois posted an 8.49 ERA in his first 12 relief appearances with the Twins in 2016, but it fell to 0.79 over his final 13.

J.T. Chargois might be in line for a big-league bullpen spot, but other power arms drafted by the Twins in recent years have had setbacks.

Assist in big win transformed Miguel Ibarra's career

He was a United reserve until he made a huge play in 2013 vs. San Antonio.

Vikings officially confirm Shurmur's return, reveal new offensive staff

Minnesota Vikings interim offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

The Vikings officially confirmed today that Pat Shurmur, who took over as the offensive play-caller on an interim basis midway through the 2016 season, will be the team’s full-time offensive coordinator in 2017.

Souhan: Right moves give Badgers undeniable dominance over Gophers

Gophers coach Richard Pitino will try to end a five-game losing streak to Wisconsin at Williams Arena on Saturday.

Gophers men's basketball needs a victory over Wisconsin to maintain the momentum for a promising season.

Gard's Badgers once again built for Big Ten dominance

A year after taking over for the retired Bo Ryan, Greg Gard is settled in and thriving at Wisconsin.

Kelly Pannek's late goal extends Gophers' unbeaten streak vs. Ohio State

The Gophers women's hockey team has not lost to the Buckeyes for 43 consecutive games.

Treadwell on Zimmer: 'Probably the toughest coach I've ever played for'

Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell finished with just one catch in his 2016 rookie season after being a first-round pick in last year's draft. It…

Listen: Talking Preps dissects the best of the bunch in boys' hockey

Prep hockey journalists David La Vaque and Loren Nelson give a 98-save performance of insights into the state of prep puck.

Top-ranked Champlin Park routs Blaine to remain undefeated

The Class 4A Rebels, showing their depth and versatility, opened up a 32-point at halftime en route to a 92-45 victory over the Bengals.

Second-half surge lifts Cretin-Derham Hall past Woodbury

The Raiders prevailed 89-73 after junior Daniel Oturu, who verbally committed this week to Minnesota, returned to the game after appearing to suffer a leg injury.

Breck takes down Hill-Murray in top-ranked showdown

Grace Zumwinkle netted a hat trick, helping the Mustangs hold off the Pioneers 5-4.

Roseville overwhelms White Bear Lake to pick up eighth consecutive win

Kaia Porter surpassed 1,000 career points helping the Raiders defeat the Bears 49-37.

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Reusse: Young bullpen arms leave Twins wanting more
Patrick Reusse

J.T. Chargois might be in line for a big-league bullpen spot, but other power arms drafted by the Twins in recent years have had setbacks.

Souhan: Right moves give Badgers undeniable dominance over Gophers
Jim Souhan

Gophers men's basketball needs a victory over Wisconsin to maintain the momentum for a promising season.


Gophers guard Nate Mason had his shot blocked by Penn State’s Mike Watkins, part of a 52-50 loss and a pair of defeats that interrupted a run of Gophers success.

Richard Pitino's Gophers want to make season and rivalry statement vs. Wisconsin

Kloos' overtime goal extends U's winning streak to seven
Souhan: Right moves give Badgers undeniable dominance over Gophers
Gard's Badgers once again built for Big Ten dominance

Atlanta's Matt Ryan is the only QB playing this weekend that hasn't won a Super Bowl, but he might end up being named the NFL MVP this season.

Elite QB leading hot teams in NFL playoffs? We've seen this before

Vikings officially confirm Shurmur's return, reveal new offensive staff
Peterson names teams he'd like to join if he doesn't stay with Vikings
Randy Moss: I should have left Vikings after rookie year

The Staal brothers — Parker, 7, and Levi, 5 — took advantage of a Minnesota day on a backyard rink, with uncle Geoff Lindberg and grandfather Arthur Vandenbroeke joining in.

Transplanted Staal boys loving Wild, and Minnesota winter

Late Niederreiter goal lifts Wild over lowly Coyotes
Souhan: Wild's Boudreau does what's needed to win — egos be darned
Wild-Anaheim game preview

Little-used Tyus Jones, here playing in Orlando earlier this season, has played key roles in a handful of Wolves victories this season, including on Thursday night against the Clippers in Los Angeles.

Tyus Jones once again plays key role late in Wolves victory

'On another level.' Towns scores 37 as Wolves rally past Clippers
Rubio ignoring trade rumors, misses second half with hip tightness
Updated NBA Jam: Laettner out; Towns, Wiggins in for Wolves

Champlin Park's Theo John (3) gets his hand on a shot by Blaine's Timothy Leo (41) during the first half Friday at Blaine High School.

Top-ranked Champlin Park routs Blaine to remain undefeated

Second-half surge lifts Cretin-Derham Hall past Woodbury
Roseville overwhelms White Bear Lake to pick up eighth consecutive win
Breck takes down Hill-Murray in top-ranked showdown

Nick Hoffman has made a name and career of his fiddling prowess. The recognition has allowed him to circle back on his love of hunting, too, with one of the top-rated shows on the Outdoor Channel.

A Minnesota kid who was a fiddling fool runs with his passion for music, hunting

Skinny-ski pass system can be a head-scratcher in Minnesota
Anderson: Pontoons, kayaks turn heads at Boat Show
Trout opener draws hundreds to Chaska's Courthouse Lake

J.T. Chargois posted an 8.49 ERA in his first 12 relief appearances with the Twins in 2016, but it fell to 0.79 over his final 13.

Reusse: Young bullpen arms leave Twins wanting more

Hall of Fame thoughts on Curt Schilling, Edgar Martinez and Trevor Hoffman
Newest baseball Hall of Fame members had moments vs. Twins
Rod Carew faring well month after heart, kidney transplant

The Dream gave the franchise tag to Angel McCoughtry so that when she does decide to play again, she'll be in Atlanta.

WNBA free agency begins

Maya Moore on hoops with (and getting hustled by) Obama
Lynx star Moore hopes UConn breaks her team's record 90-game winning streak
WNBA's new security app put to test quickly

The Latest: Gasquet, Dimitrov start match before midnight

The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local):


Nadal holds off Zverev to reach 4th round at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal held back time, for one match at least, when he rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2 win over German teenager Alexander Zverev to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.


Federer gracious in praise of Sunday opponent at Aussie Open

As befitting his status as a 17-time Grand Slam champion and as an astute judge of the sport, Roger Federer's reply to a simple question about his next opponent was handled with the same aplomb as one of his stylish groundstrokes.


Lucic-Baroni, Brady take different paths to success at slams

For both the veteran, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, and the newcomer, Jennifer Brady, it's a completely unexpected position to be in: Playing for a spot in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.


Henrik Sedin nets 1,000th point, Canucks beat Panthers 2-1

Henrik Sedin got mobbed by the rest of the Vancouver Canucks moments after he got his 1,000th career point — and struggled to keep his emotions in check.