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In the MIAC, it's St. Thomas at the top by a wide margin

University of St. Thomas players Thomas Sjoberg, Grant Shaeffer, Will Dunn, Jodan Burich and G.T. Johnson celebrate after St. Thomas won the NCAA Division III men's college basketball championship game in March. The Tommies also finished second in NCAA D-III football.

MIAC power St. Thomas once researched a potential move to NCAA Division I, but instead decided that fielding winning Division III athletic programs better fit the school's philosophy.

After fastball to the face, Motl, Gophers revel in first place

Gophers baseball player Dan Motl, like the rest of his team, has come a long way since a 2015 season full of struggles.

Thirteen months after taking an 86-miles-per-hour fastball to the face, Dan Motl has bounced back in a big way, and so have the Gophers, who won their first Big Ten regular-season title since 2010.

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Grossman gets first-ever middle-of-the-lineup start tonight for Twins

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Robbie Grossman is batting fifth for the Twins tonight against Kansas City while Byung Ho Park and Brian Dozier get a night off in an effort to break their slumps.

Paul Martin hits another NHL playoff milestone

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Former Gophers defenseman Paul Martin and Phil Kessel are among a handful of NHL players with ties to Minnesota still competing in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Reusse: Twins make getting swept part of their stupefying routine

The 2016 Twins were swept in three three-game series to open the season, and then in three more three-game series over the next 22 games. It hasn't gotten better since.


Postgame: Slumping Sano moves into MLB lead in strikeouts

Twins considering a roster move to shore up their bullpen; they're blowing some great scoring chances, too.


Attempt to stop muskie stocking fizzles; northern pike plan goes nowhere

The anti-muskie stocking movement was largely fed by local opposition to DNR plans to introduce muskies in Otter Tail County, Gull Lake and Big Marine Lake.


Could the Wolves benefit from 'Global Ambassador' like Drake?

Rap superstar Drake has helped boost the international brand of the Toronto Raptors. Who would be the best Minnesota native to boost the Wolves' image?


Allegations surface of drug abuse by U wrestlers, police investigation

Four athletes are under investigation for dealing the prescription drug, Xanax, and 10 others are suspected of using the anti-anxiety medication recreationally.


Canterbury reports successful opener after changes in wagering + Photo Gallery

In April, Canterbury announced it was lowering its takeout—the amount of money it keeps from each wager to pay for purses and track expenses—to the lowest level of any track in the country.


Westbrook, Thunder put Warriors on brink of elimination

Suddenly, these Golden State Warriors who have been compared all season to the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s are on the brink of elimination.


Crosby helps Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7

The Pittsburgh Penguins made good on Evgeni Malkin's pledge to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final.


Reusse: Twins of 1981 were unwatchable, but better than these 2016 yahoos

The opinion here long has been that the most-unwatchable team in Twins history was the 1981 collection. But at least there were two positive elements to that season: A new manager and a players' strike.


The one thing we know about sports: We don't know anything

One of the hardest things to say in life is “I don’t know” — and that difficulty only increases in a sports world full of hot takes and smarter-than-your analysis.


Was it a double-standard to leave Miguel Sano in after taking Eddie Rosario out?

While both Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario had breakout rookie 2015 seasons in their own ways, Sano is a potential future star while Rosario’s ceiling is probably lower as a potential solid contributor.


Updating our defensive depth chart projection for Vikings' spring workouts

A starting job will not be handed to Trae Waynes, but the Vikings are hopeful that their top pick from 2015 will be ready to start at cornerback in 2016.


Revival, Ike's, Spoon and Stable will join Zimmern for food at U.S. Bank Stadium

Aramark announces local food partners for new Vikings Stadium


Twins notes: Adjusting at plate is new to Park

Paul Molitor spent some time with his South Korean rookie Monday, hoping to make some adjustments. Turns out, it's all new to Byung Ho Park.


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