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Twins complete feeble homestand with 13-4 loss

Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson only retired eight of the 18 Tigers batters he faced Sunday and fell to 0-3 on the inning.

Kyle Gibson was pounded by the Tigers as the Twins lost for the seventh time over nine games at home.

Minnesota United FC holds off Colorado 1-0

Minnesota United midfielder Miguel Ibarra celebrated his second-half goal against Colorado on Sunday afternoon, providing the Loons with a 1-0 victory.

Miguel Ibarra's first MLS goal, a diving header in the 72nd minute, was the difference.

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Blues end Wild's season with series-clinching overtime goal

Wild players Devan Dubnyk (40), Martin Hanzal (19) and Ryan Suter (20) -- with the puck from Magnus Paajarvi's series-clinching shot still in the net -- realize their season is over after a 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � cgonzalez@startribune.com - April 22, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Game 5, Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues

The Wild didn't go quietly Saturday afternoon, but few will remember the Wild's franchise-best regular season now that the team couldn't even get past Game 5 of the first round.

Vikings' long line of struggles drafting linemen hits critical point

Pro schemes, less learning time hindering prospects.

Wild's Granlund named Lady Byng Trophy finalist

Granlund will find out if he won the award on June 21 in Las Vegas.

Reusse: Twins' Boshers promoted, pitches and demoted within 24 hours

Twins reliever Buddy Boshers

Anyone watching Buddy Boshers in March didn't think he would make it back to the Twins. There he was on Sunday -- effective for seven quick outs -- and quickly gone.

Hartman: Vikings GM Spielman lays out plan without first-round pick

For the first time, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman is preparing for a draft without a first-round pick. Given the depth of this year’s class, and the number of later picks the team has, he said he is confident about the team’s outlook.

The last time the Vikings didn't make a first-round selection was in 2010, before Rick Spielman assumed his role in 2012

Souhan: Wild, again, not good enough when it matters

Coach Bruce Boudreau and the Wild bench after a series-clinching 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.

Since owner Craig Leipold spent about $200 million on two premier players, his team is 2-5 in playoff series and has not advanced beyond the second round.

U.S. defeats Finland in U-18 Worlds gold-medal game

Joel Farabee scored twice to help the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team defeat Finland 4-2 on Sunday in the gold-medal game of the 2017 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship.

Anderson: Software guides farmers to better decisions, bottom lines

Farmers, like other business owners, are driven by one thing: to make money. But earning a livelihood from the land while also protecting it from the potential harms of agricultural production are not mutually exclusive, thanks in large measure to improved technology like a software program called Profit Zone Manager.

AgSolver's software program is called Profit Zone Manager (PZM), which analyzes data input from farmers' tractor and combine computers. PZM shows farmers not just where their yields are low but how these low-yield acres can be re-examined to increase a farm's overall profitability.

Molitor: The emotion of Saturday's dust-up is behind Twins now

The Minnesota Twins Miguel Sano, left, chats with teammate Jorge Polanco while waiting to get in the cage for batting practice before the start of the Detroit Tigers at the Minnesota Twins at Target Field Friday, April 21, 2017, Minneapolis, MN.

The manager doesn't expect any further retaliation after bench-clearing incident.

Postgame: Disappointment, bewilderment as Wild's season ends abruptly

The Wild's 49-win, 106-point regular season means nothing now that it bowed out in five games to MIke Yeo and the St. Louis Blues.

Sano ejected as Twins fall to Tigers

Blowup erupted after Detroit's JaCoby Jones was hit in the face with a pitch.

Chappell edges Koepka by one stroke to win Texas Open

Kevin Chappell made an 8-foot putt on the final hole to win the Valero Texas Open by one stroke on Sunday.

Minneapolis North boys' basketball takes its talent to the ice rink

Event in Minneapolis aimed to foster togetherness.

Wild's Staal hospitalized after going headfirst into end boards

Staal grabbed his head and lay on the ice for several minutes as he was attended to by team medical personnel. He was released from Regions Hospital later Saturday night.

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Reusse: Twins' Boshers promoted, pitches and demoted within 24 hours
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Anyone watching Buddy Boshers in March didn't think he would make it back to the Twins. There he was on Sunday -- effective for seven quick outs -- and quickly gone.

Souhan: Wild GM's moves were logical yet fruitless
Jim Souhan

Chuck Fletcher has much for which to answer, but most of his recent mistakes or misjudgments stemmed from managing an inflexible roster.


Jordan Smith hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning to lead the Gophers over Nebraska 5-3 on Saturday in Big Ten baseball at Siebert Field before 1,183 fans. Photo is courtesy of the University of Minnesota. For more Gophers photos, go to gophersports.com.

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Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher will hold his season-closing news conference this week. That would be a good time to start asking how he will improve a team that has failed in the postseason during his tenure.

Souhan: Wild GM's moves were logical yet fruitless

Wild's Granlund named Lady Byng Trophy finalist
Blues end Wild's season with series-clinching overtime goal
U.S. defeats Finland in U-18 Worlds gold-medal game

Grizzlies center Marc Gasol drove against Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge during the first half of Game 4 in an NBA first-round playoff series Saturday. Gasol hit a 12-foot floater with 0.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Grizzlies beat the Spurs 110-108 on Saturday night to even up their Western Conference first-round series at 2-2.

Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs in OT

Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2
Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98
Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers with 119-113 win

Minnesota United midfielder Miguel Ibarra celebrated his second-half goal against Colorado on Sunday afternoon, providing the Loons with a 1-0 victory.

Minnesota United FC holds off Colorado 1-0

Minnesota United FC 1, Colorado 0
Ibarra's header lifts Minnesota United over Rapids 1-0
Shuttleworth, Burch in lineup for Minnesota United FC

Matt Kalil, with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, was the last offensive lineman the Vikings drafted in the first round.

Vikings' long line of struggles drafting linemen hits critical point

Hartman: Vikings GM Spielman lays out plan without first-round pick
Vikings' Rudolph happy with schedule
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A helping hand: Minneapolis North basketball player Tyler Johnson was helped up by event organizer Jane Barrash. “Breaking the Ice: A (Skating) Show of Optimism” was held April 15 at Parade Ice Garden in Minneapolis as a way to foster community.

Minneapolis North boys' basketball takes its talent to the ice rink

Boys' lacrosse: Big second half leads Prior Lake over Jefferson
Apple Valley girls' lacrosse team aiming to soar back to state tournament
Softball: Champlin Park rallies to knock off Bemidji

Farmers, like other business owners, are driven by one thing: to make money. But earning a livelihood from the land while also protecting it from the potential harms of agricultural production are not mutually exclusive, thanks in large measure to improved technology like a software program called Profit Zone Manager.

Anderson: Software guides farmers to better decisions, bottom lines

As ice exits early in Minnesota, optimism rises about opener
Ride at the heart of Minnesota's gravel scene stays true to its origins
2017 ice-out dates on Minnesota lakes

Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson only retired eight of the 18 Tigers batters he faced Sunday and fell to 0-3 on the inning.

Twins complete feeble homestand with 13-4 loss

Reusse: Twins' Boshers promoted, pitches and demoted within 24 hours
Molitor: The emotion of Saturday's dust-up is behind Twins now
Detroit 13, Twins 4

“We know we have to be better than we were last year,” Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve says. “That fuels us.”

A conversation with Cheryl Reeve: Lynx coach muses about 2017 season

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Wild's Mikael Granlund named finalist for Lady Byng Trophy

Four days after Mikko Koivu was voted a finalist for the Selke Trophy, the Wild's Mikael Granlund was named a finalist for the…


Minnesota United FC 1, Colorado 0

Minnesota United FC beat Colorado 1-0 for their second home-field victory in an MLS soccer match Sunday afternoon.


McCarthy, Dodgers salvage final game of series in Arizona

Brandon McCarthy has been the Los Angeles Dodgers' best pitcher not named Clayton Kershaw this season.


Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook went on a rant defending his teammates after Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Houston Rockets.


Mike Brown is more than capable of leading the Warriors

With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown.