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Report of Wolves' interest in Derrick Rose is confusing -- until it isn't

New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) makes an off-balance pass against Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in New York. The Knicks won 110-107.

Why on earth would the Wolves want Knicks guard Derrick Rose? Well, here are three possible motivations for making a deal.

Extra work: Twins getting a lot done before practice officially starts

Minnesota Twins infielder Niko Goodrum (71) watched as infielder Leonardo Reginatto (72) fielded a throw meant to replicate a line drive during practice Sunday.

Officially, Twins workouts begin at 9 a.m. each morning. But these days, hardly anyone waits until 9 to get started.

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Garnett opens up about Wolves, departure from Saunders' 'dream and vision'

Whether it was about power, control, personalities, timing or some combination thereof, Kevin Garnett's loud career ended quietly in Minnesota.

Birkie organizers scramble to save week of races

Thousands of skiers might do untimed races – or none at all. A run is possible as one scenario.

Kill brings energy, message to another rebuilding project at Rutgers

Former Gophers coach Jerry Kill believes he has found the proper balance between football and healthy lifestyle as the new offensive coordinator at Rutgers.

Not 'on the bubble': Gophers looking forward to the madness of March

The Gophers are trying to break into the top four teams in the Big Ten which would give them a bye through the first two rounds of the conference tournament.

Breck's Grace Zumwinkle is Metro Player of the Year in girls' hockey

A strong work ethic -- and an 80 mile-per-hour slapshot -- guided the future Gopher to a standout varsity career.

Twins pitcher Gibson tossing out traditional training methods

The 29-year-old former first-round draft choice decided he had to do something drastic after muddling through a discouraging season that included six weeks on the disabled list and a fat ERA.

Sunday special: Gophers-Badgers season finale set for 5 p.m. on March 5

The Big Ten announced Tuesday the Gophers men's basketball game time for the March 5 finale against Wisconsin in Madison

Shurmur: Offseason will be critical for wide receiver Treadwell

Laquon Treadwell (11)

After Treadwell’s one-catch rookie season, the Vikings hold out hope he’ll still prove worthy of being a first-round draft pick for an offense that hasn’t produced a 1,000-yard receiver since 2009.

Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated

Richard Pitino has guided a Gophers turnaround from 8-23 to 20-7.

This time a year ago, a healthy percentage of the Twin Cities sporting public rooted for two outcomes: Richard Pitino to be fired and Chuck Fletcher to overhaul the Wild roster.

Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

Former Lynx player Wiggins criticizes WNBA, says she was harassed for being heterosexual

Referring to her rookie season, Candice Wiggins said: "People were deliberately trying to hurt me all of the time. … The message was: 'We want you to know we don't like you.' "

Wild likes the results of its recent tinkering

It's not often that a team is so secure with its position in the standings that it can enter into a few weeks' worth of experimentation two months before the playoffs.

Rod Simons, Twin Cities broadcaster, dies at 56

Rod Simons, a Twin Cities broadcast journalist and former sports anchor at KSTP television, died Monday in Fort Myers, Fla., where he was covering Twins spring training. He was 56.

ESPN report says Wolves have asked Knicks about Derrick Rose

Rose played for Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau in Chicago for five seasons, and his contract with this season's $21.3 million salary expires this summer.

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Kill brings energy, message to another rebuilding project at Rutgers
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Former Gophers coach Jerry Kill believes he has found the proper balance between football and healthy lifestyle as the new offensive coordinator at Rutgers.

Garnett opens up about Wolves, departure from Saunders' 'dream and vision'
RandBall

Whether it was about power, control, personalities, timing or some combination thereof, Kevin Garnett's loud career ended quietly in Minnesota.


A five-game winning streak puts the Gophers men’s basketball team in the best position in more than a decade to finish with a Big Ten record above .500. That hasn’t happened since the 2004-05 season.

Not 'on the bubble': Gophers looking forward to the madness of March

Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated
Bracketology: Your guide to following the Gophers' NCAA tournament hopes
Kill brings energy, message to another rebuilding project at Rutgers

The Wild have been experimenting with Charlie Coyle, left, playing him at both right wing and center.

Wild likes the results of its recent tinkering

Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated
Wild's Dumba might return Tuesday; Boudreau on Graovac's recall
Beating Chicago would give Wild the most points in the NHL

The Timberwolves are among several teams that have talked to the New York Knicks about acquiring point guard Derrick Rose before Thursday’s trade deadline, ESPN.com reported Monday night.

ESPN report says Wolves have asked Knicks about Derrick Rose

Awful Cousins trade a reminder of how well Flip did on Love deal
Kings GM on Cousins trade: I had a better deal two days ago
Garnett opens up about Wolves, departure from Saunders' 'dream and vision'

Frequently asked soccer questions: What do you mean by ... ?

Reserve keeper resigns after eating meat pie at FA Cup game
Minnesota United officially unveils new look for MLS season
Three teams stand above the rest in Champions League tournament

Laquon Treadwell (11)

Shurmur: Offseason will be critical for wide receiver Treadwell

Vikings need a left tackle, but will it be Matt Kalil?
Looking back: Watch the best Vikings plays of 2016
Family honors dad with half-page newspaper ad thanking Packers players

"Her work ethic sets her apart and that’s what has led to her having a phenomenal year,” Breck coach Ronda Engelhardt said about Grace Zumwinkle, the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year.

Breck's Grace Zumwinkle is Metro Player of the Year in girls' hockey

Meet the 2017 Star Tribune All-Metro girls' hockey first team
Prep athletes of the week: Boys' Nordic ski champ Xavier Mansfield edges out buddies
Manson scores lone goal as Gibson, Ducks shut out Kings 1-0

In better times: The American Birkebeiner draws thousands of skiers to Hayward, Wis.

Birkie organizers scramble to save week of races

Tensions over deer farming surface in double CWD outbreak
Whoo are you? Eden Prairie's adopted owl closer to getting a name
Warm weather forces American Birkebeiner route changes

Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson said his new training program might look odd but is already having positive results.

Twins pitcher Gibson tossing out traditional training methods

Twins' day at camp: Polanco ended up at short despite little prep last year
RandBall's guide to the best Twins giveaways of 2017
MLB may make unilateral rule changes for 2018

Former Lynx player Candice Wiggins asserts she was targeted for harassment in the WNBA from the time she was drafted by the Lynx because she is heterosexual and was nationally popular.

Former Lynx player Wiggins criticizes WNBA, says she was harassed for being heterosexual

Lynx sign veteran forward Plenette Pierson
Lynx to open preseason on May 5 at the X
Petersen steps down as Lynx associate head coach

State Tournament Glance

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Mahut beats 5th-seeded Zverev, while 6th-seeded Gasquet wins

French veteran Nicolas Mahut beat German teen Alexander Zverev 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) to reach the second round of the Open 13 on Tuesday.


MLB may make unilateral rule changes for 2018

Major League Baseball intends to give the players' association the required one-year advance notice that would allow management to unilaterally change the strike zone, install pitch clocks and limit trips to the pitcher's mound starting in 2018.


Twins spring training has the look of summer

Twins at spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.


Once under fire, Pitino, Gophers surging toward NCAA Tourney

This time a year ago, Richard Pitino was at the center of a storm in Minnesota. The Golden Gophers were a disaster on the court and a distraction off of it, on their way to a two-win Big Ten season in his third year on the job.