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Lindaman already becoming a home run legend for Gophers softball

Gophers freshman catcher Kendyl Lindaman has hit 16 homers, a program single-season record.

Kendyl Lindaman on Wednesday hit her 16th home run of the season for the No. 4-ranked Gophers, breaking the single-season record which had stood since 2003.

Gibson faces crucial start for Twins in struggling season

Starter Kyle Gibson.

Kyle Gibson is 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA going into Friday's start.

Scores, schedules and stats

School District lifts ban, OKs guns in Big Lake trapshooting team's yearbook photo

A photo posted on its public Facebook page shows the Big Lake High School trapshooting team.

School officials in Big Lake changed course Thursday and decided that guns can be included in the high school trapshooting team photo in the yearbook.

NFL first-round draft winners and losers

NFL draft night supplies the usual sample of deft dealing and head-scratching. Mark Craig dives in.

Gophers AD Mark Coyle calls Athletes Village 'a game changer'

The $166 million project is about 65 to 70 percent finished.

Hartman: Fruechte in line for more playing time with Vikings

Minnesota Vikings Michael Mauti (56) collided with Isaac Fruechte (15) during an afternoon practice in 2015.

The former Gophers wideout has learned much on the practice squad and feels ready to help Vikings.

Lynx will be televised on ESPN2 seven times this season

Combined with the FSN coverage, 19 of 34 Lynx games will be on TV

Hey, look. Jake Allen had a bad night in goal for the Blues

After shutting down the Wild, the Blues' goalie gave up four goals in the Blues' Game 1 loss to Nashville in the Western Conference semifinals Wednesday night.

Twins will recall Boshers with Santiago on bereavement leave

The team has nine relievers as it enters a series against the lowest-scoring team in the major leagues.

Sean Goldsworthy named boys' hockey coach at Minnetonka

The former St. Olaf men's hockey coach is returning to the high school where he graduated.

Chile visit this weekend for Minnesota United talent scout

Director of player personnel Amos Magee will be in Chile scouting this weekend, sporting director Manny Lagos said.

Listen: Preview of top performers' track meet Friday evening at Hamline

In the latest Talking Preps podcast, the Star Tribune's David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen set up the Hamline Elite Meet lineup, an unusual no-prelims meet featuring top athletes in every event.

NFL draft: Follow the picks, player profiles, news updates and more

Get the latest on the NFL draft, including a pick-by-pick report, player profiles, the latest NFL news and more. Here's everything you need to keep up.

Offensive draft early, QBs prized after Garrett is No. 1

With defensive studs everywhere in this draft, NFL teams turned offensive. With an emphasis on quarterbacks.

Takk McKinley to Garrett Bolles, NFL draft moments to remember

The first round of the 2017 NFL draft included some real tearjerkers.

Guentzel family has a lot to celebrate this month

Gophers associate coach Mike Guentzel and son Jake both experiencing highs in their hockey careers.

Sports on TV and radio

Where to find today's games.


Hartman: Fruechte in line for more playing time with Vikings
Sid Hartman

The former Gophers wideout has learned much on the practice squad and feels ready to help Vikings.

Takk McKinley to Garrett Bolles, NFL draft moments to remember
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The first round of the 2017 NFL draft included some real tearjerkers.


Gophers freshman catcher Kendyl Lindaman has hit 16 homers, a program single-season record.

Lindaman already becoming a home run legend for Gophers softball

Gophers AD Mark Coyle calls Athletes Village 'a game changer'
Will Gophers cornerback Myrick outrun doubters to NFL draft?
Hartman: Fruechte in line for more playing time with Vikings

Chile visit this weekend for Minnesota United talent scout

Loons looking to loan out a couple of their little-used midfielders
MLS This Week: Fredy fits in, the Atomic Ant and Chicharito
Cardiff hotels already full for Champions League final

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) drives against Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley during the second half of Game 6 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Spurs advance: San Antonio beats Grizzlies 103-96 in Game 6

Whew! Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89
Warriors GM Myers confident Kerr will return to full health
Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

Chile visit this weekend for Minnesota United talent scout

Loons looking to loan out a couple of their little-used midfielders
MLS This Week: Fredy fits in, the Atomic Ant and Chicharito
Cardiff hotels already full for Champions League final

Players during introductions before the start of the NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1201444

Vikings stay patient in NFL draft, wait their turn for second-round moves

NFL first-round draft winners and losers
Offensive draft early, QBs prized after Garrett is No. 1
Takk McKinley to Garrett Bolles, NFL draft moments to remember

A photo posted on its public Facebook page shows the Big Lake High School trapshooting team.

School District lifts ban, OKs guns in Big Lake trapshooting team's yearbook photo

Prior Lake squeezes past South Suburban Conference foe Apple Valley
Listen: Preview of top performers' track meet Friday evening at Hamline
Fees for high school games in U.S. Bank Stadium? New chief says no

Looking downriver at an area of Kettle River rapids known as Blueberry Slide. The water was at 2½-3 feet high the morning of April 12, ideal for “surfing.”

White water of Kettle River is playground for willing paddlers

Crossbow hunting for turkeys gaining popularity
Minnesota author's memoir explores a life shaped in the wild
New guidebook goes deep into Minnesota's vast camper cabin scene

Starter Kyle Gibson.

Gibson faces crucial start for Twins in struggling season

Twins will recall Boshers with Santiago on bereavement leave
Sano, Buxton flourish in Texas; Santiago leaves Twins to grieve
Santiago's bereavement leave from Twins creates bullpen option

Plenette Pierson, the Lynx’s key offseason addition, says she likes the physical part of basketball: “I love to set screens.”

'I'm the enforcer.' Lynx's Pierson brings the pain to opponents

Lynx will be televised on ESPN2 seven times this season
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve to help host inaugural "Women's Spotlight''
Lynx hold a rookies-only practice Wednesday

LEADING OFF: Bruising Nats host battered Mets, Cubs-Red Sox

A look at what's happening around the majors today:___WASHINGTON CAPITALIZESTrea Turner and the Nationals clubbed their way through Coors Field this week, scoring 11 or…


Spurs get much-needed time off before semifinal with Houston

Gregg Popovich feels like his San Antonio Spurs survived the Memphis Grizzlies and is grateful their first-round series finally is over after six games.


Tested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematch

The Toronto Raptors keep getting themselves into tough situations in the playoffs.


Who should the Vikings select in the second round Friday?


Spieth and Palmer share lead at team event in New Orleans

Jordan Spieth showed off his stellar short game. Ryan Palmer contributed momentum-saving par putts. They turned out to be quite the team Thursday in the Zurich Classic, the first official team event on the PGA Tour in 36 years.