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With NHL's best team coming to town, heat is on Yeo

Russo's Rants

Wild coach Mike Yeo, whose team faces Washington on Thursday, knows the pressure is on and he's been spending a lot of time meeting with general manager Chuck Fletcher. "That's the life of a coach in the NHL," Yeo said.

Kevin McHale opens up about his firing in Houston: 'I went 'Oof.' '

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Former Wolves coach and general manager Kevin McHale sat in as a guest analyst on Inside the NBA on Tuesday. He started his career with the team as a TV analyst and special assistant in 1994.

Ex-Wolf Latrell Sprewell pokes fun at his poor life choices in commercial

RandBall

When it comes to the poor choices — at least financial ones — that an athlete can make, former Wolves guard Latrell Sprewell is the poster child.

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Here's hoping for a baseball revival with outstanding black athletes

Patrick+

Byron Buxton is swift as the wind. Adam Brett Walker could be a power forward. And they love baseball.

Ex-Gophers lineman Luke McAvoy comes out as gay in first-person article

Gridiron Gold

Luke McAvoy, a native of Bloomington, Ill., played sparingly during his time with the Gophers. 'It was the acceptance of my teammates that I'll remember,' he wrote.

Vikings offseason primer: running backs

After a long hiatus from the Vikings and the NFL, Adrian Peterson returned in 2015 to re-establish himself. But there are concerns about him. Second in a series of reports.


Moving up: Small Duluth Marshall takes on challenge of 2A hockey + Video

Competing against bigger, tougher programs, it hopes to attract students by offering a strong education and a more competitive hockey experience. Second on three parts in our Hockey on the Edges series.


Gophers basketball transfers get better together

As Gophers basketball transfers Reggie Lynch and Davonte Fitzgerald sit out, they've built their games — and a friendship.


For Vikings in the offseason, there's work to do

The Super Bowl is over, so here are seven pressing questions for the Vikings as the offseason officially kicks off.


Konopka's firing tweet draws Yeo's response: 'I really don't care what he thinks'

Saying the team has 'so much talent,' the former Wild center made his feelings known after the team lost in overtime to Dallas.


Scoggins: Wild's core of young players hasn't improved -- and that's on GM Fletcher

Chuck Fletcher staked his team's future, and possibly his job, on the belief that a group of young players would grow and improve individually. The plan looks murky at present.


Skiers from Eagan, Blake win state Alpine championships

Tommy Anderson of Eagan and Maddie Dekko of Blake, who ski on the same club team, won individual titles, while Edina's boys and Blake's girls won the team titles.


How to get Vikings single-game tickets right now -- for a price

Want to spend about $600 right now? That'll get you two seats for the Vikings-Green Bay game at the new U.S. Bank Stadium.


Wolves will play into All-Star break without Tayshaun Prince

Starting small forward Tayshaun Prince is excused from tonight's game vs. Raptors so he can attend Chauncey Billups' jersey-retirement ceremony


Gophers look to regain defensive 'identity' vs. Michigan

Minnesota's offense has been mostly dreadful all year, but scrappy defense has at times kept the Gophers close in many games. Can they build on that tonight?


Overtime hex holds as Wild loses to Dallas again + Photo Gallery + Video

Quiet early, restless in the middle and electric late, the fans' reaction mirrored the roller coaster of a game that ended with another Wild loss.


Sports on TV and radio

ON THE AIR WEDNESDAY BASKETBALL TIME TV RADIO College men: Tulane at E. Carolina 5:15 p.m.…


As Wolves hit All-Star break 'all we got is our young guys'

With few alternatives, Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell has tested the team's young players to find their limits.


Rick Pitino opens up about Louisville sex scandal

It’s been quite a year for Rick Pitino, the legendary basketball coach and father of Gophers men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino.


How some projections foresee payoff for Twins' build-from-within gamble

Young players should get better, sabermetric predictions say about 2016 roster. If it works, the benefits of winning with homegrown talent could be enormous.