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Report of Wolves' interest in Derrick Rose is confusing -- until it isn't

New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) makes an off-balance pass against Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in New York. The Knicks won 110-107.

Why on earth would the Wolves want Knicks guard Derrick Rose? Well, here are three possible motivations for making a deal.

Shurmur: Offseason will be critical for wide receiver Treadwell

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After Treadwell’s one-catch rookie season, the Vikings hold out hope he’ll still prove worthy of being a first-round draft pick for an offense that hasn’t produced a 1,000-yard receiver since 2009.

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Garnett opens up about Wolves, departure from Saunders' 'dream and vision'

Whether it was about power, control, personalities, timing or some combination thereof, Kevin Garnett's loud career ended quietly in Minnesota.

Extra work: Twins getting a lot done before practice officially starts

Minnesota Twins infielder Niko Goodrum (71) watched as infielder Leonardo Reginatto (72) fielded a throw meant to replicate a line drive during practice Sunday.

Officially, Twins workouts begin at 9 a.m. each morning. But these days, hardly anyone waits until 9 to get started.

Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated

Richard Pitino has guided a Gophers turnaround from 8-23 to 20-7.

This time a year ago, a healthy percentage of the Twin Cities sporting public rooted for two outcomes: Richard Pitino to be fired and Chuck Fletcher to overhaul the Wild roster.

Not 'on the bubble': Gophers looking forward to the madness of March

The Gophers are trying to break into the top four teams in the Big Ten which would give them a bye through the first two rounds of the conference tournament.

Breck's Grace Zumwinkle is Metro Player of the Year in girls' hockey

A strong work ethic -- and an 80 mile-per-hour slapshot -- guided the future Gopher to a standout varsity career.

Twins pitcher Gibson tossing out traditional training methods

The 29-year-old former first-round draft choice decided he had to do something drastic after muddling through a discouraging season that included six weeks on the disabled list and a fat ERA.

Sunday special: Gophers-Badgers season finale set for 5 p.m. on March 5

The Big Ten announced Tuesday the Gophers men's basketball game time for the March 5 finale against Wisconsin in Madison

Former Lynx player Wiggins criticizes WNBA, says she was harassed for being heterosexual

Referring to her rookie season, Candice Wiggins said: "People were deliberately trying to hurt me all of the time. … The message was: 'We want you to know we don't like you.' "

Wild likes the results of its recent tinkering

It's not often that a team is so secure with its position in the standings that it can enter into a few weeks' worth of experimentation two months before the playoffs.

Rod Simons, Twin Cities broadcaster, dies at 56

Rod Simons, a Twin Cities broadcast journalist and former sports anchor at KSTP television, died Monday in Fort Myers, Fla., where he was covering Twins spring training. He was 56.

ESPN report says Wolves have asked Knicks about Derrick Rose

Rose played for Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau in Chicago for five seasons, and his contract with this season's $21.3 million salary expires this summer.

St. Louis Blues 7-3 under Yeo following in-season firing

General manager Doug Armstrong's difficult decision is paying off.

Vikings need a left tackle, but will it be Matt Kalil?

The Vikings' $11 million investment in inconsistent left tackle Matt Kalil last spring was not without risks -- and the injury that cut short his 2016 season has brought on another risky decision.

Twins' day at camp: Polanco ended up at short despite little prep last year

Polanco's case has been somewhat complicated. Signed as a shortstop out of the Dominican Republic in 2009, some Twins evaluators felt he was better suited at second base as he moved up the system. But Polanco would change their minds with bursts of strong play at short.

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Garnett opens up about Wolves, departure from Saunders' 'dream and vision'
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Whether it was about power, control, personalities, timing or some combination thereof, Kevin Garnett's loud career ended quietly in Minnesota.

Sunday special: Gophers-Badgers season finale set for 5 p.m. on March 5
Gold in the Barn

The Big Ten announced Tuesday the Gophers men's basketball game time for the March 5 finale against Wisconsin in Madison


A five-game winning streak puts the Gophers men’s basketball team in the best position in more than a decade to finish with a Big Ten record above .500. That hasn’t happened since the 2004-05 season.

Not 'on the bubble': Gophers looking forward to the madness of March

Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated
Bracketology: Your guide to following the Gophers' NCAA tournament hopes
Sunday special: Gophers-Badgers season finale set for 5 p.m. on March 5

The Wild have been experimenting with Charlie Coyle, left, playing him at both right wing and center.

Wild likes the results of its recent tinkering

Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated
Wild's Dumba might return Tuesday; Boudreau on Graovac's recall
Beating Chicago would give Wild the most points in the NHL

The Timberwolves are among several teams that have talked to the New York Knicks about acquiring point guard Derrick Rose before Thursday’s trade deadline, ESPN.com reported Monday night.

ESPN report says Wolves have asked Knicks about Derrick Rose

Awful Cousins trade a reminder of how well Flip did on Love deal
Kings GM on Cousins trade: I had a better deal two days ago
Garnett opens up about Wolves, departure from Saunders' 'dream and vision'

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Reserve keeper resigns after eating meat pie at FA Cup game
Minnesota United officially unveils new look for MLS season
Three teams stand above the rest in Champions League tournament

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Shurmur: Offseason will be critical for wide receiver Treadwell

Vikings need a left tackle, but will it be Matt Kalil?
Looking back: Watch the best Vikings plays of 2016
Family honors dad with half-page newspaper ad thanking Packers players

"Her work ethic sets her apart and that’s what has led to her having a phenomenal year,” Breck coach Ronda Engelhardt said about Grace Zumwinkle, the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year.

Breck's Grace Zumwinkle is Metro Player of the Year in girls' hockey

Meet the 2017 Star Tribune All-Metro girls' hockey first team
Prep athletes of the week: Boys' Nordic ski champ Xavier Mansfield edges out buddies
Manson scores lone goal as Gibson, Ducks shut out Kings 1-0

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

Warm weather forces American Birkebeiner route changes
Whoo are you? Eden Prairie's adopted owl closer to getting a name
Anderson: Man's best friend celebrated at Pheasants Forever event

Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson said his new training program might look odd but is already having positive results.

Twins pitcher Gibson tossing out traditional training methods

Twins' day at camp: Polanco ended up at short despite little prep last year
RandBall's guide to the best Twins giveaways of 2017
Mauer enters 14th year still excited he's at home as a Twin

Former Lynx player Candice Wiggins asserts she was targeted for harassment in the WNBA from the time she was drafted by the Lynx because she is heterosexual and was nationally popular.

Former Lynx player Wiggins criticizes WNBA, says she was harassed for being heterosexual

Lynx sign veteran forward Plenette Pierson
Lynx to open preseason on May 5 at the X
Petersen steps down as Lynx associate head coach

Top-seeded Milos Raonic defeats Tim Smyczek at Delray Beach

No. 1 seed Milos Raonic opened with an easy win Tuesday in his first appearance at the Delray Beach Open.


Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it's still a real battle

There are 27 games remaining on Cleveland's regular-season schedule, and perhaps only one person over that stretch will be able to stop LeBron James.


AP source: Matt Wieters, Nationals agree, pending physical

Free-agent catcher Matt Wieters and the Washington Nationals have an agreement in principle on a $10.5 million contract for 2017, pending a physical, according to a person familiar with the deal.


Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

Magic Johnson is leading the Los Angeles Lakers again after a major shake-up of the struggling franchise's front office.Lakers owner Jeanie Buss fired general manager…


Lean on me: International NBA players supporting each other

Boris Diaw arrived at his favorite Salt Lake City coffeehouse expecting to meet fellow Frenchman Rudy Gobert, and just smirked when told Gobert was running late.