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ACL injuries like Bradford's cause division in medical ranks

Sam Bradford has had two torn ACLs, both while with the Rams, and is now dealing with discomfort in the same knee.

Most - but certainly not all - medical experts view non-contact ACL injuries as just the luck of the draw.

Reusse: One road ends, another begins for St. John's QB Erdmann

Jackson Erdmann tested the waters at Penn State before returning home to quarterback the Johnnies.

After a year at Penn State as a preferred walk-on, Jackson Edrmann gained the starting job at St. John's and threw 11 touchdown passes in three victories to open the 2016 season.

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A month into Gophers volleyball career, Samedy 'having her way' with opponents

Stephanie Samedy has had an immediate impact on the Gophers volleyball team. (Photo by Richard Tsong-Taatarii, richard.tsong-taatarii@startribune.com)

The hope was opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy would have a strong freshman debut. Instead, she's dominating matches like a player of the year candidate.

Parise is cleared to begin practicing with Wild

Wild star Zach Parise has been dealing with a back injury since training camp started a week ago. The winger has yet to participate in any practices and has instead been skating on his own.

Reclassification taking toll on Minnesota high school football traditions

Football's new landscape has forced teams to redefine rivalries

Eden Prairie standout, Gophers recruit Sapp out for season with knee injury

Benny Sapp III, the highly ranked Gophers recruit, did not tear his ACL again, however, Eden Prairie coach Mike Grant said.

Preseason won't be business as usual for the Timberwolves

The remade Wolves roster begins training camp Saturday in San Diego, then jets to China for two preseason games vs. Golden State.

Richard Pitino says he'd like to play his father again, just not in NCAAs

Will there be a Minnesota-Louisville rematch one day between father and son? Richard Pitino hopes so, just not in the NCAA tournament

Deep thought: Vikings receiver Thielen has a skill not possessed by all

Adam Thielen and NFL deep threat are five words that don't seem to belong together. Then again, Thielen leads the NFL through two weeks with five receptions over 20 yards.

Wild tops Winnipeg 1-0 in preseason home opener

The Wild pushed its preseason record to 2-0 with Thursday night's win.

Postgame: Twins work over Tigers pitchers in dominating victory

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus pulls relief pitcher Warwick Saupold during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The Twins took advantage of a struggling Jordan Zimmerman and a bullpen full of inexperienced arms to wallop Detroit on Thursday night.

Week 3 Road to Minneapolis: A silver and black attack

Each week of the NFL season, football writer Mark Craig checks in with his outlook for February's Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Sizing up Big Ten football at the soft launch into conference season

On favorites, surprises and P.J. Fleck's 3-0 start.

Lucia optimistic on Gophers hockey with season on horizon

The Gophers' men's hockey team is 10 days from its exhibition opener. Here are three things to watch for the upcoming season, which officially begins Oct. 6.

Ex-Bulldog Soucy makes his case for Wild

Carson Soucy, a 6-4, 212-pound defenseman from Minnesota Duluth, has played both preseason games, catching the eye of Wild coach Bruce Boudreau with his physical play and the strides he has made.

Twins batters drawing more walks than usual

The Twins are on pace for 597 walks, with an outside chance of becoming the third team in franchise history to draw more than 600 walks in a season, previously done by the 1962 (649) and 1978 (604) teams.

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Postgame: Twins work over Tigers pitchers in dominating victory
The Twins Beat

The Twins took advantage of a struggling Jordan Zimmerman and a bullpen full of inexperienced arms to wallop Detroit on Thursday night.

Twins sputter into the Motor City looking for a tune up
The Twins Beat

The Twins, still in the driver's seat for the second wild card spot, have seven of their final 10 games against the Tigers


Sam Bradford has had two torn ACLs, both while with the Rams, and is now dealing with discomfort in the same knee.

ACL injuries like Bradford's cause division in medical ranks

Deep thought: Vikings receiver Thielen has a skill not possessed by all
Fantasy football: Don't fear starting Vikings receivers with Keenum at QB
Week 3 Road to Minneapolis: A silver and black attack

Stephanie Samedy has had an immediate impact on the Gophers volleyball team. (Photo by Richard Tsong-Taatarii, richard.tsong-taatarii@startribune.com)

A month into Gophers volleyball career, Samedy 'having her way' with opponents

Sizing up Big Ten football at the soft launch into conference season
Lucia optimistic on Gophers hockey with season on horizon
Eden Prairie standout, Gophers recruit Sapp out for season with knee injury

The Twins' Eduardo Escobar is greeted in the dugout after scoring during the fourth inning Thursday.

Bats come alive and Twins stretch wild card lead to 2.5 after win over Tigers

Twins batters drawing more walks than usual
Postgame: Twins work over Tigers pitchers in dominating victory
Dozier calls for improved ballpark safety after 2-year-old girl hit by line drive

Apple Valley High School football Coach Chad Clendening. ] GLEN STUBBE • glen.stubbe@startribune.com Thursday, September 21, 2017 Football Friday advance on rivalries being reshaped by changing classes, districts. Apple Valley is a top example of such a team. Practice in the stadium. Players to watch include QB Tyler Cardella and RB Kellan McKeag

Reclassification taking toll on Minnesota high school football traditions

Benny Sapp III, Eden Prairie standout and Gophers recruit, out for season with knee injury
Mahtomedi's Panek leads Zyphers past Mounds View
Thursday's prep sports roundup

Timberwolves new point guard Jimmy Butler, right, pats coach Tom Thibodeau on the back during a news conference to welcome Butler to the team in June.

Preseason won't be business as usual for the Timberwolves

Are the Timberwolves the seventh-best team in the NBA?
Cunningham chooses Pelicans over Timberwolves
Wolves executive Wright will become Loons CEO

The Lynx are in the WNBA Finals. The Timberwolves are headed to China. Glen Taylor, owner of both teams, is sticking close to the playoff run.

Lynx in Finals takes priority over Wolves in China for owner Glen Taylor

Lynx lead the WNBA in another category: Merchandise sales
Moore vs. Beard: Epic clash of powers in Lynx-Sparks WNBA Finals
Souhan: Brunson the 'ultimate pro' Lynx can count on

Loons forward Ramirez had a ball with his baby announcement

Loons hire Wright as CEO
Sporting KC beats Red Bulls 2-1 to win 4th US Open Cup title
Impact cools off Toronto FC with 5-3 win

A trip to the Missouri River Breaks was transformative for its stark realities of human life in nature.

Wilderness is deeper than pristine beauty, writer says. At its core is human history.

Hunting bluebills still thrilling despite their scarcity
Anderson: Minnesota duck hunters always are ready for one more flight
Most Minnesotan race ever? A canoe portaging division in Ely half marathon

Lynx in Finals takes priority over Wolves in China for owner Glen Taylor

The Timberwolves' big preseason trip to China doesn't trump the Lynx's Finals run, says owner of the teams.


Addition of Brooks gives Wolves another point guard

Aaron Brooks, 32, is the third former Chicago Bulls player to join Tom Thibodeau for his second season in Minnesota


49ers lament missed opportunities in tight loss to Rams

San Francisco's previously dormant offense woke up with five touchdowns, 421 yards and more than enough big plays to win a game.


Thursday's prep sports roundup

Zach Aday-Nicholson scored his third goal of the game in overtime to give Class 2A, No. 9 Eastview a 3-2 victory over visiting Rosemount in…


40 in a row? No. 1 Gophers volleyball team's streak on the line in Big Ten opening weekend

The No. 1-ranked Gophers (11-0) open Big Ten play at home Friday and Sunday against No. 20 Michigan (10-2) and Michigan State (7-2)