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Floundering Wild will look to beat the often-unbeatable Capitals

Russo's Rants

The Caps are the best team in the NHL, and goalie Braden Holtby has been the winningest goalie in the league. So the Wild would be facing quite a challenge, even if it was playing well.

Report of contact between Wolves, Tom Thibodeau has interesting nugget

RandBall

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst appeared on the network's Mike and Mike show Thursday and dropped some speculative news that spread like wildfire in the Twin Cities.

Scores, schedules and stats

With camp approaching, Twins prospects impress evaluators

Twins Insider

ESPN ranks Minnesota's crop of youngsters third in MLB for depth of talent.

The Long Snapper's Truck, a short story by P. James Reusse

Patrick+

The Tommy Kramer dream from long ago had dots easy to connect. This one isn't so easy to interpret.

Vikings offseason primer: wide receivers and tight ends

The passing attack didn’t quite pan out as the Vikings expected in 2015. Third in a series looking at the Vikings as they enter the offseason.


Hartman: Recovering Leidner eager to get back at it for U

The Gophers QB hopes to get three weeks of spring practice in following left foot surgery last month.


RandBall: Is Karl-Anthony Towns the next Tim Duncan?

Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns is having an impressive enough rookie season that he is drawing flattering comparisons to all sorts of players.


Anderson: RV market sees greater interest, just in time for Twin Cities motor home show

Interest is rising just in time for the 48th motor home show.


Fallen Minnesota skier gets help from rival coach, whose team misses state

An Armstrong High School assistant coach didn't hesitate when he saw a skier on another team fall and break a pole.


Warroad's Bill and Dave Christian put gold medals up for auction

Their Olympic gold medals and other memorabilia have been spending more time in safety deposit boxes than on display, so Bill Christian and Dave Christian decided the time was right to auction them off.


Murray, Boddy-Calhoun and Campbell invited to NFL combine

Three former Gophers -- Eric Murray, Briean Boddy-Calhoun and De'Vondre Campbell -- will represent the team at this year's NFL combine.


Bloomington task force recommends keeping Hyland Greens golf course open

Task force calls for finding ways to fix its finances. The City Council will make the final call.


Justin Rose has a day to remember in Pebble debut

Justin Rose, a U.S. Open champion and the No. 7 player in the world, shot a 6-under 66 his first time playing Spyglass Hill and spent a gorgeous day listening to the fans call out his name. Except they weren't calling for him, and he knew it.


NASCAR opens 2016 season without two of its biggest stars

Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins.


Class 2A, Section 4 girls' hockey championship: Hill-Murray 3, Mounds View 1

The Pioneers took a 2-0 lead after one period and held on to advance to next week's state tournament.


'Strange' stretch eats at Wild's Dubnyk

Dubnyk gave up 12 goals in his previous three starts, but he had given up nine goals in the five starts before that. All were losses as Dubnyk saw his once 18-11-4 record become 18-18-5.


Sports on TV and radio

ON THE AIR FRIDAY AUTO RACING TIME TV RADIO NHRA: Circle K Winternationals qual.


Gophers 0-12 in Big Ten after furious comeback falls short vs. Michigan + Photo Gallery

The Gophers trailed by 17 points with 7:30 remaining, but went on a 19-4 run to make the game interesting before falling short.


Luverne hockey: The little team on the prairie is turning heads + Video

In a corner of Minnesota best known in high school basketball lore, Luverne has begun writing a surprising hockey chapter. (Part 3 of our series about Hockey on the Edges in Minnesota.)