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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.

There's no quarterback controversy in Minnesota. At least not as long as there apparently remains no hint of a timetable for Teddy Bridgewater's return

Hector the collector: Twins' pitcher Santiago lives a baseball fan's dream

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 basement of Twins pitcher Hector Santiago's home in the western suburbs of Phoenix looks like a sports bar on "Hoarders," a densely packed Hall of Fame starter kit.

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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.

It's amazing to think that just over a month ago, there were serious questions about whether Rubio would finish the season with the Wolves.

A new No. 2: Wild calls up goalie Alex Stalock from Iowa

Stalock, 29, a South St. Paul native and former UMD standout, hasn't started an NHL game since Feb. 2016 after a tough season in the San Jose and Toronto organizations. He'll start tonight against Ottawa.

UND cuts women's hockey after president's demand for budget cuts

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.

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.

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

Zach Parise likely to miss one Wild game after scary eye injury

The winger was hurt when the Capitals' Tom Wilson accidentally stuck him in the eye with his stick.

Wolves, newest addition Omri Casspi both adapting

Loss of Nemanja Bjelica is latest disruption to team.

Minnesota United FC inching back to full strength

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

Defender Joe Greenspan is cleared to play and the national team duty players should return to practice Thursday.

P.J. Fleck impressed with Tyler Johnson, Demry Croft, Rodney Smith

Gophers wide receiver Tyler Johnson, shown last fall, has impressed coach P.J. Fleck during spring practice.

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck saw several things he liked at the team's latest spring practice.

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.

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.

Former Big Ten commissioner Wayne Duke dies

The administrator also served as Big Ten commissioner for 18 years.

Westbrook scores 57 in Thunder's 114-106 OT win over Magic

With as prolific a scorer as Russell Westbrook is, the Oklahoma City Thunder never feel as though any deficit is too much to overcome.

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…

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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.

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

It's amazing to think that just over a month ago, there were serious questions about whether Rubio would finish the season with the Wolves.


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

Wild reaches deal with U's Kloos, pursuing Union College star
P.J. Fleck impressed with Tyler Johnson, Demry Croft, Rodney Smith
Former Big Ten commissioner Wayne Duke dies

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

A new No. 2: Wild calls up goalie Alex Stalock from Iowa

Zach Parise likely to miss one Wild game after scary eye injury
Wild reaches deal with U's Kloos, pursuing Union College star
Wild prospect Luke Kunin nets hat trick in third game for Iowa

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
Westbrook scores 57 in Thunder's 114-106 OT win over Magic
Wolves-L.A. Lakers game preview

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

Minnesota United FC inching back to full strength

Soccer weekend: What to watch in Europe's main leagues
Dempsey leads way for MLS players during Cup qualifying
US soccer rebounds with 4 points in 2 qualifiers under Arena

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
Vikings players Harrison Smith, Andrew Sendejo have surgery

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.

Hector the collector: Twins' pitcher Santiago lives a baseball fan's dream

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?

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US women's hockey agreement could have far-reaching impact

Cammi Granato's biggest victory in hockey came 12 years after she retired.When USA Hockey and the women's national team agreed to a contract Tuesday night…


Soccer weekend: What to watch in Europe's main leagues

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:___ENGLANDA seventh team could be joining the race for Champions League qualification.Everton is making…


Wolves-L.A. Lakers game preview

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Hosmer, Yelich could benefit from getting off the ground

Being a big league hitter these days can require some serious lifting.No, not in the weight room. The lift some players are concerned about now?…