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Awful Cousins trade a reminder of how well Flip did on Love deal

Even if we strip away the idea that DeMarcus Cousins seems like a royal pain in the butt and an impending free agent, the immediate reaction to this deal from a Sacramento perspective has to be “yuck.”

What could this year's left tackle market mean for Kalil and the Vikings?

Minnesota Vikings tackle Matt Kalil (75)

After the Vikings invested $11 million in Matt Kalil last spring, head coach Mike Zimmer liked the early preseason returns.Then Kalil injured his hip and put his Vikings future in more doubt.

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Graovac recalled from Iowa; Wild's lineup experimenting worked

Minnesota Wild Tyler Graovac (44). ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - November 23, 2016, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets

Why would the Wild call up Tyler Graovac for Tuesday's game when they begin a five-day break right after playing Chicago?

Souhan: Freshman Curry becomes newest big man on campus

Gophers freshman forward Eric Curry was fouled by Michigan's Moritz Wagner (13) in the second half Sunday.

During the Gophers' 83-78 overtime victory over Michigan, Curry, the freshman from Memphis, borrowed Reggie Lynch's job and ran with it.

Molitor's message to Twins: Try not to stink again

There are 28 new players and coaches in trainingcamp this year, but many of the culprits responsible for last season's 103 losses were back as manager Paul Molitor listed his objectives for 2017.

Three months on fire: Wild's hot line scoring, staying together

The Mikael Granlund-Mikko Koivu-Jason Zucker line has been a force for the Wild, scoring 110 points since the players became a unit three months ago.

Ohio standout QB Armstrong commits to Gophers for 2018

Brennan Armstrong of Shelby, Ohio, s a consensus three-star recruit who also had reported offers from North Carolina, Rutgers, Virginia, Cincinnati and Iowa State

Postgame: Gophers sophomores Murphy and McBrayer lead in OT win

Gophers guard Dupree McBrayer attempted a shot in the second half against Michigan on Sunday. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � cgonzalez@startribune.com - February 19, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, Williams Arena, NCAA Basketball, University of Minnesota Gophers vs. Michigan Wolverines

Richard Pitino had separate meetings with Jordan Murphy and Dupree McBrayer at different points this season to figure out how to get them out of slumps.

Tensions over deer farming surface in double CWD outbreak

At risk is the state's 1-million-animal deer herd, more than $500 million annually in economic activity tied to deer hunting and the state's legacy of family and friends bonding over whitetails in the fall.

Will Twins pitchers be up to coach's strike-throwing challenge?

Minnesota Twins pitching coach Neil Allen (41) talked to pitcher Hector Santiago (53) during pitching practice in the bullpen Thursday.

Pitchers have to prove to coach Neil Allen they can throw quality strikes with the fastball before they are allowed to work on their breaking stuff.

High profile U.S. gymnasts come forward, claim abuse by doctor

Three former elite U.S. gymnasts, including 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzscher, have come forward saying they were sexually abused by a former doctor currently facing trial on a separate matter.

Taking it outdoors: Carleton sweeps Morris in baseball doubleheader

Sunday's doubleheader in Hopkins eclipsed the previous record for Minnesota's earliest outdoor NCAA game.

Roseville's absence from gymnastics state meet stands out

The Raiders will miss the state meet after 11 consecutive appearances.

Record All-Star: Davis scores 52 as West tops East

Move over, Wilt. After 55 years, one of your records is no more.

Gophers women, Wisconsin tie; U takes shootout

Sidney Peters made 38 saves, and Lee Stecklein got the shootout goal.

Wild reassigns Tuch to Iowa of the AHL

Tuch, Minnesota's first-round draft pick in 2014, is scoreless and has a minus-3 rating in six games with the Wild.

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Gophers path to top-four Big Ten tourney seed requires some help
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The Gophers men's basketball team looking for first first above. 500 conference record since 2004-05 season

What could this year's left tackle market mean for Kalil and the Vikings?
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After the Vikings invested $11 million in Matt Kalil last spring, head coach Mike Zimmer liked the early preseason returns.Then Kalil injured his hip and put his Vikings future in more doubt.


Gophers sophomore forward Jordan Murphy dunked the ball in the first half against Michigan on Sunday. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � cgonzalez@startribune.com - February 19, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, Williams Arena, NCAA Basketball, University of Minnesota Gophers vs. Michigan Wolverines

Bench plays huge role as Gophers win another overtime thriller

Souhan: Freshman Curry becomes newest big man on campus
Ohio standout QB Armstrong commits to Gophers for 2018
Postgame: Gophers sophomores Murphy and McBrayer lead in OT win

Mikko Koivu (9) celebrated with Jason Zucker (16) and Mikael Granlund (64) after scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers in December. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - December 13, 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, NHL Hockey, Xcel Energy Center, Minnesota Wild vs. Florida Panthers

Three months on fire: Wild's hot line scoring, staying together

Graovac recalled from Iowa; Wild's lineup experimenting worked
Wild grabs big lead, holds on to beat feisty Nashville
Wild reassigns Tuch to Iowa of the AHL

A person familiar with the situation says the Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins (15) and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer.

Report: Pelicans acquiring Cousins in multi-player deal

Record All-Star: Davis scores 52 as West tops East
NBA insider: Trade deadline keeps Thibodeau working
Awful Cousins trade a reminder of how well Flip did on Love deal

Minnesota United officially unveils new look for MLS season

Three teams stand above the rest in Champions League tournament
MLS Commissioner not concerned when Loons' stadium opens
Rejuvenated and reinvented, Toure integral to Man City again

Minnesota Vikings tackle Matt Kalil (75)

What could this year's left tackle market mean for Kalil and the Vikings?

Souhan: Adrian Peterson has options, but not $18 million worth
Vikings hire Darrell Hazell as wide receivers coach
Thielen contract, Bridgewater observation among hot Vikings WinterFest topics

Roseville, shown accepting the first-place trophy at the 2015 girls' gymnastics state meet at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion, will miss this year's state meet after 11 consecutive appearances.

Roseville's absence from gymnastics state meet stands out

Edina is top seed in 2A girls' hockey state tournament
Boys' hockey: Prior Lake survives overtime duel with Lakeville North
Eastview, Aitkin repeat as dance team high-kick state champs; Sartell-St. Stephen wins 2A

The discovery of chronic wasting disease has led to state quarantines on five private deer herds.

Tensions over deer farming surface in double CWD outbreak

Eden Prairie's adopted owl closer to having answer for 'who are you?'
Anderson: Man's best friend celebrated at Pheasants Forever event
Warm weather is melting winter economy in Minn., Wis. towns

Twins manager Paul Molitor made a point to his infielders during Sunday’s full-squad workout.

Molitor's message to Twins: Try not to stink again

Twins' day at camp: A pair of Mauers share knowledge
Will Twins pitchers be up to coach's strike-throwing challenge?
Twins loading up on starting pitching candidates

Plenette Pierson (22) fouled Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen last season.

Lynx sign veteran forward Plenette Pierson

Lynx to open preseason on May 5 at the X
Petersen steps down as Lynx associate head coach
Poll: Which professional All-Star game is the best?

France to host Britain on indoor clay in Davis Cup quarters

The Davis Cup quarterfinal between France and Britain will be staged on indoor clay in the Normandy city of Rouen.


Former Derby, Preakness winner Charismatic dies

Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.


Rejuvenated and reinvented, Toure integral to Man City again

It has been one of the great sights of English soccer in recent years, Yaya Toure picking up possession in Manchester City's central midfield, rampaging upfield and scattering opponents in his path.


British Open to return to Royal St. George's in 2020

The British Open will be staged at Royal St. George's in 2020.


West Coast Swing whets appetite for Augusta

The refrain is becoming a tradition unlike any other, especially after a West Coast Swing like this one.