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America's 20-somethings provide Ryder Cup hope

American Jordan Spieth is among the youth headed to Hazeltine this week for the Ryder Cup.

There's a new generation of Americans coming to Hazeltine National and the Ryder Cup this week, which probably is a good thing considering the U.S. has lost to Europe eight of the past 10 times.

Potent run game propels Gophers past Colorado State

Minnesota's running back Shannon Brooks ran for a first down in the third quarter Saturday against Colorado State

With Shannon Brooks healthy, Rodney Smith continuing his roll and Mitch Leidner moving better than he has in two years, the Gophers used a potent running attack to defeat Colorado State 31-24 on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

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'Building relationships': A preseason Q&A with new Wolves coach Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau took a year off, and he is glad to be back. “You do miss the competition,” he said. “You miss the camaraderie.”

With the Timberwolves' first practice scheduled for Tuesday, Tom Thibodeau discussed his return to coaching after a year away.

How's Mauer's health? 'I feel terrible'

Joe Mauer's past few months have been ruined by the strained quads he suffered in Atlanta on Aug. 16, while scoring from first base on a double.

Reusse: Familiar style carries Tommies past St. John's 33-21

St Thomas running back Jordan Roberts left St. John’s players in his wake.

Standout Jordan Roberts was sidelined with a bad knee, but the ground game remained strong for the Tommies.

Wild's Folin, Reilly locked in defensive battle for roster spot

Mike Reilly, entering his second season, proudly says he had a "big summer" while Christian Folin showed up to Wild training camp noticeably leaner.

Hornibrook proves he's ready in Badgers' win over Spartans

By the time Alex Hornibrook's first start was over, there wasn't much question about whether he could handle one of the toughest road tests in the Big Ten.

No. 4 Michigan gets 6 rushing TDs in 49-10 rout of Penn St

De'Veon Smith led an overwhelming ground game with 107 yards rushing and a touchdown and Karan Higdon ran for two scores and No. 4 Michigan routed Penn State 49-10 on Saturday in both teams' Big Ten opener.

Lynx draw eighth-seeded Mercury in WNBA semifinal series

Love to name final Ryder Cup team member Sunday

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III will complete his team by naming his last captain's pick at halftime of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" game.

Scoggins: Gophers' defense still not to Big Ten standards

Minnesota's defensive back Damarius Travis stopped Colorado State's wide receiver Detrich Clark in the second quarter as the Gophers took on Colorado State at TCF Bank Stadium, Saturday, September 24, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN. ] (ELIZABETH FLORES/STAR TRIBUNE) ELIZABETH FLORES • eflores@startribune.com

Better talent at linebacker gives defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel more flexibility in devising game plans, but execution as an entire defense remains a work in progress.

Anderson: Wright County's Pelican Lake aims for a return to past duck hunting glory

Trevor Unruh, left, Riley Mcalpine and Ryder Beckman drew down on a few blue-winged teal Saturday morning, opener of the 2016 Minnesota duck season. The three were hunting Pelican Lake near St. Michael.

Wright County's Pelican Lake shows evidence that efforts to restore it are working

Minnesota United loses again to Ottawa on two late goals

The Loons lost to the Ottawa Fury FC 3-1 at TD Place Stadium before 6,274 fans despite scoring the first goal of the match.

Duffey's strong outing, Sano's home run end Twins losing streak

The Twins avoided their 100th loss of the season with a 3-2 win over the Mariners. Tyler Duffey pitched seven strong innings.

Hartman: Gophers defense having trouble stopping the run

Gophers linebacker Jaylen Waters was fired up after a tackle in the third quarter against Colorado State on Saturday, but the Gophers defense as a whole still must improve if the team is to succeed when Big Ten play begins next weekend.

Colorado State finished with 369 yards of offense Saturday, including 158 on the ground.

Emphasis on prairies, pheasants in this year's Lessard-Sams funding recommendations

About half would aid prairies and wetlands.

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Scoggins: Gophers' defense still not to Big Ten standards
Chip Scoggins

Better talent at linebacker gives defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel more flexibility in devising game plans, but execution as an entire defense remains a work in progress.

Reusse: Familiar style carries Tommies past St. John's 33-21
Patrick Reusse

Standout Jordan Roberts was sidelined with a bad knee, but the ground game remained strong for the Tommies.


Sam Bradford showed his football talent vs. the Packers, throwing for 286 yards. But Stanley Cup champ Mike McEwan said Bradford could be in the NHL.

Once a budding hockey star, Bradford adjusting to another career audible with Vikings

Hillman gets second chance, as many running backs do
Souhan: Vikings can turn to defense when everything else goes wrong
Shorthanded Vikings take 2-0 record to Carolina [The Call]

Tyler Duffey pitched a gem in his final home start of 2016 on Saturday night, holding Seattle to two runs in seven innings.

Duffey's strong outing, Sano's home run end Twins losing streak

How's Mauer's health? 'I feel terrible'
Postgame: Is Rogers a potential late-inning pitcher? Molitor thinks so
Saturday's Twins-Seattle game recap

U.S. Bank Stadium, seen from the sky in all its splendor, stands ready for today’s Vikings season home opener.

Vikings bring fanfare for biggest day in long franchise history

In settlement, Vikings allow Wells Fargo to keep elevated signs on roofs near stadium
What you need to know before Sunday's first Vikings game
Gophers to play basketball in U.S. Bank Stadium next year

Kenenisa Bekele wins Berlin Marathon, misses world mark

Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia pulled away late in the race to win the Berlin Marathon just outside the world record time on Sunday.


Arruabarrena beats Niculescu in 3 sets to win Korea Open

Lara Arruabarrena of Spain beat Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 on Sunday to win the Korea Open and claim her second WTA singles title.


Wozniacki beats Japanese teen Osaka to win Pan Pacific Open

Caroline Wozniacki overcame injury to beat Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka 7-5, 6-3 and win the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday.


NBA's king of fashion Westbrook talks style

When you're Russell Westbrook, the undisputed king of NBA fashion, you don't spend the offseason like typical players do.


No. 9 Washington beats Arizona 35-28 in overtime

Washington survived its first real test after rolling through an easy nonconference schedule.