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Sources: Joel Eriksson Ek to be recalled by the Wild

The Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek

With the team 3-10-1 in the month of March, the Wild plans to recall its prized prospect for the stretch.

Boshers, Field pack up as Twins make roster cuts

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Buddy Boshers (62).

The Twins will officially announce some roster moves today. But infielder Tommy Field and reliever Buddy Boshers have already packed up. That would bring the roster down to 36.

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Vikings GM Spielman hasn't lost faith in himself or his system

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman

Rick Spielman is "very confident" the Vikings are on the right course to end a playoff victory drought dating to 2010.

Reusse: Who cares about the record books? 1997 Sweet 16 saw greatest game U ever played

Gophers players from the 1997 Final Four run (from left): center John Thomas, point guard Eric Harris, guard/forward Quincy Lewis and guard Bobby Jackson.

The do-gooders can wipe away from the record book many of Clem Haskins' accomplishments at the university. But some memories can never be erased.

As Wolves have slumped, Dunn seeing minutes go up

In the three games since the Wolves returned from a 0-3 Eastern trip that quashed their playoff aspirations, rookie Kris Dunn's playing time has more than doubled.

Winning streak at 111: UConn reaches women's Final Four again

Next up for UConn (36-0) is Mississippi State on Friday in Dallas. The Huskies are two victories away from a fifth consecutive title and 12th overall.

Gauging the Gophers: Where's each program at for next season?

With four of the Gophers’ highest-profile teams having just finished their seasons while a fifth embarks on an interesting transition under a new head coach, this is a good time to take a look at the big picture for all five programs.

Dessa will sing national anthem at Twins opener

Rick Stelmaszek, a former Twins coach who is battling pancreatic cancer, will throw out the first pitch. Stelmaszek spent 32 seasons on the Twins staff, a team record.

Will it be Wimmers? Relief hopeful tries to grab open bullpen spot

Alex Wimmers has given up two earned runs in nine innings of work this spring on eight hits and four walks while holding opponents to a .229 batting average.

Best to bumbling: Wild, Washington on different paths since last meeting

Exactly two weeks ago, the Wild waltzed into Washington as the top team in the Western Conference for a best-on-best battle against the East-leading Capitals.

Twins' day at camp: Hughes starts ugly, but ends up acceptable

The Twins lost 4-1 to Pittsburgh on Monday, but starter Phil Hughes came away feeling better about himself after giving up two homers in a rocky first inning. He gave up another run in the second inning, but he faced the minimum 12 batters over the final four innings of his outing.

Gophers standout Vinni Lettieri will sign with New York Rangers

Vinni Lettieri, who completed a four-year career with the Gophers hockey team Saturday, agreed to a two-year deal with the New York Rangers. The 5-10 forward will join the Rangers' American Hockey League team in Hartford, Conn.

Minnesota United taking a beating from national soccer media, too

Minnesota United's Johan Venegas took a spill during the home opener.

In addition to giving up goals at a record pace in its 0-3-1 start, the Loons aren't being treated kindly by the national soccer media.

Raiders relocating to Las Vegas after NFL owners vote in favor of move

While Vegas stadium is built, the team still must play at least two more seasons in Oakland.

Senators urge USA Hockey to end dispute with women's team

Pressure is mounting on USA Hockey in its wage dispute with the women's national team.

Sam Ponder talks about covering husband Christian in new ESPN role

How will she be able to objectively lead discussions about a league in which her husband — ex-Vikings QB Christian Ponder — plays?

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Sources: Joel Eriksson Ek to be recalled by the Wild
Russo's Rants

With the team 3-10-1 in the month of March, the Wild plans to recall its prized prospect for the stretch.

Boshers, Field pack up as Twins make roster cuts
Twins Insider

The Twins will officially announce some roster moves today. But infielder Tommy Field and reliever Buddy Boshers have already packed up. That would bring the roster down to 36.


The biggest victory in Clem Haskins’ coaching career, winning the Midwest Regional final over UCLA in 1997, is no longer officially part of NCAA or Gophers history, having been wiped out by an academic scandal.

Haskins, Gophers stung by U's silence 20 years after Final Four run

Reusse: Who cares about the record books? 1997 Sweet 16 saw greatest game U ever played
Gauging the Gophers: Where's each program at for next season?
Poll: What would be best way to honor 1996-97 Gophers' Final Four team?

Capitals center Jay Beagle (83) celebrated his goal with left wing Daniel Winnik as Wild defensemen Jared Spurgeon (46) and Ryan Suter skated by during the third period of Washington's 4-2 victory on March 14. The Caps have surged and the Wild slumped ever since.

Best to bumbling: Wild, Washington on different paths since last meeting

Gourde scores in OT, Lightning beat Blackhawks 5-4
Schwartz has 2 goals, Blues get 10th straight win vs Coyotes
Sources: Joel Eriksson Ek to be recalled by the Wild

Wolves rookie Kris Dunn, left, has seen his minutes increase of late, often playing in a three-guard set.

As Wolves have slumped, Dunn seeing minutes go up

Westbrook, Thunder top Mavs 92-91 with 14-0 finishing run
Leonard scores 25 as Spurs dismantle ailing Cavs, 103-74
Wolves-Indiana game preview

Minnesota United's Johan Venegas took a spill during the home opener.

Minnesota United taking a beating from national soccer media, too

Messi faces FIFA action for insults in World Cup qualifier
After late goals broke Panama's hearts in 2013, US returns
Blunt and sarcastic, Arena relaxes US after Klinsmann

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman

Vikings GM Spielman hasn't lost faith in himself or his system

Raiders relocating to Las Vegas after NFL owners vote in favor of move
Updates: Vikings predraft visits, private workouts for 2017
Sam Ponder talks about covering husband Christian in new ESPN role

Champlin Park's McKinley Wright (25) was named Minnesota's Mr. Basketball on Sunday.

Champlin Park's McKinley Wright named Minnesota's Mr. Basketball

Apple Valley does it again to Champlin Park, wins 4A title
DeLaSalle completes quest for unprecedented sixth straight 3A title
Scoggins: Big brother's shadow keeps shrinking for Tre Jones

Fishing guide Dick “Griz’’ Grzywinski piloted his john boat downriver during a fishing outing on the Mississippi River Pool 2, a spot yielding large walleyes.

Anderson: A chilly boat ride to a walleye hot spot

Cycling in Minn. creates jobs, cuts health spending, state finds
Anderson: Steger, 72, embarks on latest solo canoe/sled adventure
Pro wrestlers' colorful stories didn't stop at boundaries of the ring

Former first-round pick Alex Wimmers was taken off the Twins' 40-man roster in November, but he is a contender to make the team out of spring training.

Will it be Wimmers? Relief hopeful tries to grab open bullpen spot

Twins' day at camp: Hughes starts ugly, but ends up acceptable
Edina mansion that belonged to Kirby Puckett has been sold
Boshers, Field pack up as Twins make roster cuts

Lynx star Lindsay Whalen and her father, Neil, right, watched Wednesday’s game between Mahtomedi and Northfield. (Anthony Souffle, Star Tribune)

Whalen and her dad share special bond at state hockey

Lynx hire James Wade as assistant coach, replacing Jim Petersen
'Use real statistics'; WNBA player, broadcaster respond to Wiggins' bullying claim
Poll: Which Minnesota pro team are you most optimistic about right now?

Nadal won't play for Spain in Davis Cup quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal will not play in the Davis Cup quarterfinals when Spain faces Serbia next week.


Poll: What would be best way to honor 1996-97 Gophers' Final Four team?


Tsonga and Gasquet to miss Davis Cup quarterfinal

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet will miss France's Davis Cup quarterfinal series against Britain next month.


Florida coach, Auburn player clash after softball game

Florida softball coach Tim Walton was involved in an altercation with Auburn shortstop Haley Fagan on Monday night after Walton gave Fagan a slight push during postgame handshakes.


Messi faces FIFA action for insults in World Cup qualifier

FIFA says it has opened a disciplinary case against Lionel Messi after TV pictures showed the Argentina forward verbally abusing a match official in a World Cup qualifying game against Chile.