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When Teddy Bridgewater returns, Vikings could face QB conundrum

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater embraced coach Mike Zimmer at the end of a 2015 game.

"I want Teddy,'' coach Mike Zimmer said. "I don't want him going somewhere else."

Scoggins: Twenty more years will not erase the stain that Clem Haskins oversaw

The Gophers' academic fraud scandal cost coach Clem Haskins and others their jobs.

The coach who bears ultimate responsibility for one of the most painful episodes in Gophers athletic history sounded tone-deaf in practically begging for red-carpet treatment.

Scores, schedules and stats

Hartman: Wolves' Ricky Rubio playing his best after trade deadline

Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio heard the cheers from fans -- including owner Glen Taylor, right -- after setting a franchise record with 19 assists against Washington on March 13.

The point guard could always pass, but his scoring and shooting have greatly improved of late.

Park bangs another home run as Twins beat Red Sox

Park is likely to be added to the Twins' 40-man roster Thursday, the winner of a competition with Kennys Vargas to capture the designated hitter role he lost last season.

Wild calls up goalie Alex Stalock to start Thursday

As Devan Dubnyk tries to regain early-season form, Alex Stalock was recalled from Iowa for spot duty.

Vikings players Harrison Smith, Andrew Sendejo have surgery

Harrison Smith

Starting safeties Andrew Sendejo and Harrison Smith both had recent offseason surgeries, but are expected to return to full strength before training camp, an NFL…

Wolves, newest addition Omri Casspi both adapting

Loss of Nemanja Bjelica is latest disruption to team.

University of North Dakota to cut women's hockey program

The UND women's hockey program, along with the men's and women's swimming and diving teams, will be terminated, the school announced Wednesday, citing a budget shortfall.

Boudreau: Parise won't be out long after scary high-sticking incident

Zach Parise (11) was hit in the face with a high stick by Tom Wilson in the first period. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com - March 28, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Hockey, Minnesota Wild vs. Washington Capitals

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said Zach Parise was not seriously injured in Tuesday's loss and won't be out of the lineup for long.

Anonymous MLB scouts demolish Twins in SI baseball preview

Twins newcomer Jason Castro

Sports Illustrated offered anonymity to major league scouts in return for their honest opinions about MLB teams. They didn't exactly flatter the Twins.

Wild reaches deal with U's Kloos, pursuing Union College star

The contract starts next season and he'll report to Iowa on an amateur tryout.

P.J. Fleck went to great lengths to keep Winfield from leaving U

One of P.J. Fleck's most important selling jobs since taking over as Gophers coach came when he convinced sophomore safety Antoine Winfield Jr. not to transfer.

U.S. women's hockey agreement could have far-reaching impact

Hall of Famer Cammi Granato and other experts see the agreement as a precedent-setter for other hockey teams around the world.

Twins' Day at Camp: Michael Tonkin and Justin Haley fill out the bullpen

The moves made only one decision remaining on the pitching staff: the No. 5 starter's job.

Wolves-L.A. Lakers preview

A look at Thursday's matchup:

Right guard stands out as a need for Vikings as draft approaches

The team would like to keep Joe Berger at center and bring in another quality player to compete at right guard

Sports on TV and radio

Where to find today's games.


Scoggins: Twenty more years will not erase the stain that Clem Haskins oversaw
Chip Scoggins

The coach who bears ultimate responsibility for one of the most painful episodes in Gophers athletic history sounded tone-deaf in practically begging for red-carpet treatment.

Gophers reflect on Final Four appearance 20 years ago Wednesday
Gold in the Barn

Gophers players look back on the 1996-97 team's appearance against Kentucky in the Final Four, which was 20 years ago on March 29.


The Gophers' academic fraud scandal cost coach Clem Haskins and others their jobs.

Scoggins: Twenty more years will not erase the stain that Clem Haskins oversaw

P.J. Fleck went to great lengths to keep Winfield from leaving U
Haskins: 'Gophers can win a national championship with local talent'
Fans react to 1996-97 Gophers: From 'cheaters' to 'proud of the players'

Goaltender Alex Stalock made a save during the first day of training camp last September. He will star Thursday's game against Ottawa.

Wild calls up goalie Alex Stalock to start Thursday

Boudreau: Parise won't be out long after scary high-sticking incident
Wild reaches deal with U's Kloos, pursuing Union College star
Wild loses again after Ovechkin's unusual hat trick, Oshie's OT game-winner

Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio heard the cheers from fans -- including owner Glen Taylor, right -- after setting a franchise record with 19 assists against Washington on March 13.

Hartman: Wolves' Ricky Rubio playing his best after trade deadline

Wolves, newest addition Omri Casspi both adapting
Wolves-L.A. Lakers preview
Rally capped: Wolves end losing streak on Rubio's three late free throws

Minnesota United FC defender Joe Greenspan, left, during training camp.

Minnesota United FC inching back to full strength

Coach: United's next match 'most important' in club's history
Dempsey leads way for MLS players during Cup qualifying
Odd-looking Ronaldo bust steals the show at airport ceremony

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater embraced coach Mike Zimmer at the end of a 2015 game.

When Teddy Bridgewater returns, Vikings could face QB conundrum

Right guard stands out as a need for Vikings as draft approaches
NFL draft 2017: Vikings' draft picks, strategy, needs
Mike Zimmer: 'I want Teddy. I don't want him going somewhere else.'

Apple Valley guard Tre Jones scored 34 points in a 60-51 victory over Lakeville North on Feb. 7. Three days later he broke the school record, previously held by his NBA-playing brother, Tyus, with 48 points in a victory over Rosemount.

Apple Valley's Tre Jones named AP Player of the Year

Champlin Park's McKinley Wright named Minnesota's Mr. Basketball
Apple Valley does it again to Champlin Park, wins 4A title
Prep phenom Porter Jr. eager to team up with dad at Missouri

Monday was the first day this spring that DNR staff at the French River hatchery captured Kamloops and steelhead rainbow trout as they entered the French River, about 20 minutes up the shore from Duluth. Here DNR fisheries specialist Dan Wilfond held a captured fish, preparing with other DNR staff to weigh, measure and fit it with an identification tag.

Anderson: Kamloops rainbows' prospects uncertain on North Shore

In the state of hockey, skaters find new way to 'hike' a trail
White Bear Lake water trial ends in acrimony over elevation drop
Iron Range agency names new management company for Giants Ridge resort

Twins pitcher Hector Santiago at his home in Litchfield Park, Ariz. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, with just a sample of his collection of signed jerseys, which are one of the world’s largest.

The Twins' Hector is quite the collector

Park bangs another home run as Twins beat Red Sox
Twins' Day at Camp: Michael Tonkin and Justin Haley fill out the bullpen
Anonymous MLB scouts demolish Twins in SI baseball preview

Lynx star Lindsay Whalen and her father, Neil, right, watched Wednesday’s game between Mahtomedi and Northfield. (Anthony Souffle, Star Tribune)

Whalen and her dad share special bond at state hockey

Lynx hire James Wade as assistant coach, replacing Jim Petersen
'Use real statistics'; WNBA player, broadcaster respond to Wiggins' bullying claim
Poll: Which Minnesota pro team are you most optimistic about right now?

Conley scores 36 as Grizzlies rout Pacers 110-97

Mike Conley matched his career high with seven 3-pointers on his way to 36 points, helping the Memphis Grizzlies rout the Indiana Pacers 110-97 on Wednesday night.


Bucks fend off late Celtics rally in 103-100 win

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points and nine rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks knocked the Boston Celtics out first place in the Eastern Conference with a 103-100 victory on Wednesday night.


Westbrook scores 57, leads Thunder to 114-106 win in OT

Russell Westbrook had 57 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-106 overtime win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.


Belinelli helps Hornets beat Raptors 110-106

Marco Belinelli scored 21 points, Kemba Walker had 19 and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors 110-106 on Wednesday night.


Gophers reflect on Final Four appearance 20 years ago Wednesday

Gophers players look back on the 1996-97 team's appearance against Kentucky in the Final Four, which was 20 years ago on March 29.