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Wild GM Fletcher talks to Boudreau, Torchetti; Yeo talks to Ottawa

Russo's Rants

Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher met with the Wild's interim coach today and also got permission from Anaheim to talk with its recently fired coach.

Scoggins: Gang of 16 interviewers clogging search for Gophers AD

Chip Scoggins

The actual number on University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler's hand-picked committee is 16, but it might as well be 900 because the size of that group served as a stop sign for some potential candidates.

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Postgame: Catcher Murphy tossed for 'disrespecting' umpire

Twins Insider

When Murphy was asked if there was a build-up to his ejection by umpire Jerry Laine, he replied: ``It's pretty evident both teams had a tough time establishing what the strike zone was tonight.''

Vikings sign sixth-round draft pick Moritz Boehringer

Access Vikings

Sixth-round pick Moritz Boehringer has signed his rookie contract, the Vikings announced Monday evening. The German wide receiver is so fast, he is the first of the NFL’s 2016 draft picks to sign, according to the team.

At age 34, new Lynx player bringing good game and great maturity

Jia Perkins was 21, was a homegrown Texan, a star guard on a Texas Tech women's basketball team with NCAA championship aspirations. Then, in an instant, her life changed.

30 homers in 42 games: UMD slugger adds up numbers, draws major league attention

Minnesota Duluth's 6-5, 230-pound senior first baseman Alex Wojciechowski is six home runs away from the Division II season record, batting .488 and majoring in math.

Vikings pick up options for Floyd, Rhodes, but not Patterson

The options will keep Xavier Rhodes and Sharrif Floyd under team control through 2017. But Cordarrelle Patterson will be a free agent after this season.

Wagerers collect big as 5,000-1 Leicester City wraps up first-ever British title

One bookmaker, Sky Bet, said it paid out $6.8 million to gamblers who backed Leicester City to win the title, with 128 putting money on the team at 5,000-1.

Vikings consensus draft grade: B-minus

If we can throw out the best grade (A) and worst (C), we arrive at a consensus of B-minus. Much of it hinges on first-round pick Laquon Treadwell.

After year away, McCarville appears set to return to Lynx + Photo Gallery

Hher return would provide more veteran depth in the post for the Lynx, who will be trying for a third time to win back-to-back league titles.

Gophers add oomph to offense, set sights on NCAA baseball tournament

Minnesota is enjoying a baseball resurgence that has put the Gophers in position to end a five-year NCAA Tournament drought, the longest since the program's…

Thunder survives wild finish to beat Spurs, even NBA series + Video

The Oklahoma City Thunder nearly gave the game away in a wild final sequence that referees acknowledge should have been blown dead before it started.

Some softball coaches are making a pitch for change

Prep softball coaches weigh barring players from playing on clubs during the high school season.

Santana prepares to come off DL, start vs. White Sox on Saturday

Righthander Ervin Santana could return from the disabled list to start that night, provided his simulated game on Tuesday goes well.

Defensive tackle Mose Hall says he's leaving Gophers

Mose Hall, a redshirt freshman defensive tackle for the Gophers, announced Monday on Twitter that he has decided to transfer.

Gophers softball players honored by Big Ten, gymnasts get awards

Maddie Houlihan received her third Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor of the season, and Sara Groenewegen landed her fifth Big Ten Pitcher of the Week award of the season, the conference announced Monday.

Bangkok temple now a venerated site for Leicester City fans

Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least the ones in Thailand.

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Penguins top Capitals 3-2 to take 2-1 series lead + Video

Outhit, outshot and largely outplayed, Pittsburgh grabbed control of its Eastern Conference semifinal against Washington anyway.