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New Lynx guard Perkins had to grow up fast

Jia Perkins became a parent, then a pro — succeeding at both

Wild coaching search begins: Fletcher meets with Torchetti, makes contact with Boudreau

Russo's Rants

Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher met with the Wild's interim coach today and also got permission from Anaheim to talk with its recently fired coach.

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Vikings sign sixth-round draft pick Moritz Boehringer

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Sixth-round pick Moritz Boehringer has signed his rookie contract, the Vikings announced Monday evening. The German wide receiver is so fast, he is the first of the NFL’s 2016 draft picks to sign, according to the team.

Twins-Astros: Keuchel not sharp, but he doesn't lose at home

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The Twins open a six-game road trip tonight when they face the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Scoggins: Gang of 16 interviewers clogging search for Gophers AD

The actual number on University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler's hand-picked committee is 16, but it might as well be 900 because the size of that group served as a stop sign for some potential candidates.


Vikings pick up options for Floyd, Rhodes, but not Patterson

The Vikings have officially exercised the fifth-year options for two of their 2013 first-round draft picks, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and cornerback Xavier Rhodes. But they will not pick up the option for fellow first-rounder Cordarrelle Patterson, a kick returner and seldom-used wide receiver.


McCarville appears set to return to Lynx + Photo Gallery

If the ex-Gopher pronounces herself physically healthy after playing in Europe, she's expected to join the Lynx.


Some softball coaches are making a pitch for change

Prep softball coaches weigh barring players from playing on clubs during the high school season.


Minnesota Duluth slugger/math major shows exponential improvement

UMD math major sums up his 30 homers this way: "Locked in long-term."


Vikings consensus draft grade: B-minus

If we can throw out the best grade (A) and worst (C), we arrive at a consensus of B-minus. Much of it hinges on first-round pick Laquon Treadwell.


Santana prepares to come off DL, start vs. White Sox on Saturday

Righthander Ervin Santana could return from the disabled list to start that night, provided his simulated game on Tuesday goes well.


Penguins top Capitals 3-2 to take 2-1 series lead + Video

Outhit, outshot and largely outplayed, Pittsburgh grabbed control of its Eastern Conference semifinal against Washington anyway.


Thunder hold on beat Spurs 98-97, even series at 1-1

Russell Westbrook had 29 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to beat San Antonio 98-97 on Monday night, evening the series at one game apiece when the Spurs failed to score on a wild sequence in the final seconds.


LeBron, Cavs hold off Hawks 104-93 in Game 1

Rusty, rested or reeling, LeBron James and the Cavaliers find a way to beat the Hawks in the playoffs every time.


Big deal in Brainerd: NDSU lineman Haeg drafted by the Colts

From being a walk-on at North Dakota State to a fifth-round draft choice of the Indianapolis Colts, Joe Haeg's football journey has made the central Minnesota city happy.


Minnesota Scene: Gophers softball players honored by Big Ten

Maddie Houlihan received her third Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor of the season, and Sara Groenewegen landed her fifth Big Ten Pitcher of the Week award of the season, the conference announced Monday.


Vikings' rookie free agent class includes Gophers' Cockran, Badgers' Stave

Minnesota defensive end Theiren Cockran is among the 10 undrafted free agents who have agreed to terms with the team.


Gophers DT Mose Hall announces that he's transferring

The Gophers still have good depth at defensive tackle.


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