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So close: Final shot in OT hits rim, Gophers lose to Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes, right, shoots as Minnesota's Jordan Murphy defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Akeem Springs forced overtime with a three-pointer but his last-second shot in the extra session was just off the mark as the Gophers lost to Wisconsin 78-76

Rubio's absence creates opportunity for Jones, Dunn at guard

Wolves rookie Kris Dunn, defending the Clippers’ Austin Rivers Thursday, said he’s “way more prepared” to start than earlier this season.

Following the death of his grandmother, Ricky Rubio will not play in Sunday's Timberwolves game. So fans will see a lot of Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones.

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Scoggins: The Barn gets its soul back despite overtime loss

Wisconsin's Zak Showalter, left, drives past Minnesota's Akeem Springs during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The Gophers on Saturday dropped an important basketball game that was winnable. But the atmosphere at Williams Arena was refreshingly enjoyable.

United to log a lot of miles in first MLS preseason

United's roster will take shape out west, with experienced coach at the helm.

Craig: Since '92 Super Bowl, NFL has turned on its head

Thursday is the 25th anniversary of the 26th Super Bowl, the only one to be held in Minnesota. But Super Bowl LII is fast approaching.

Minn. deer hunter's death remains 'such a mystery'

Terry Brisk's loved ones are seeking answers after his death on the opening Monday of deer hunting as authorities vow not to "give up."

Souhan: Let's hope for Brady vs. Rodgers in the Super Bowl

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers scrambled away from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr during a Dec. 24, 2016, game in Green Bay.

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers could create one of the greatest quarterback matchups in Super Bowl history.

Wisconsin's big second period ends Gophers' winning streak at seven

Wisconsin's three-goal spurt in the second was too much to overcome.

Royals pitcher Ventura, former player Marte die in separate crashes

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday in their native Dominican Republic.

Hartman: Spielman begins offseason process of solving Vikings' issues

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman, right, chatted with co-owner and Vice Chairman Leonard Wilf before the game at Jacksonville on Dec. 11. The Vikings’ late-season fade and 8-8 record leaves Spielman with many difficult decisions to make.

NFL free agency begins March 9, and the Vikings have to make decisions on a number of players.

Reusse: For the best of the hockey guys, look to the Iron Range

There are no better yarns to be heard than those told by hockey coaches, players and everyday fans from the glory years of "Region 7."

Sunday Q&A: Laquon Treadwell

The 21-year-old wideout barely got on the field in his rookie season, registering just one catch before injuries cost him time late in the season.

Tough at the top: Murray, Kerber make 4th-round exits in Oz

Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber had much in common heading into the first Grand Slam of the season as the No. 1 seeds.

1972 hoops brawl made for one nasty night in U's sports history

It erupted 45 years ago this week near the end of the Gophers-Ohio State basketball game at Williams Arena.

Wild's Stewart making the most of ice time

Chris Stewart entered Saturday's game against his previous team tied for sixth on the Wild with 10 goals despite ranking 16th in total ice time (454 minutes, 56 seconds) and 19th in ice time per game (10:20).

Prep table tennis popularity on the rise in metro area

Table tennis is growing in popularity as a high school club sport in the metro area, with 22 teams competing in the state tournament last winter.

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Nuggets will be without starting guard Emmanuel Mudiay tonight
On the Wolves

Wolves looking to win fourth straight at home

Hartman: Spielman begins offseason process of solving Vikings' issues
Sid Hartman

NFL free agency begins March 9, and the Vikings have to make decisions on a number of players.


Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes, right, shoots as Minnesota's Jordan Murphy defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

So close: Final shot in OT hits rim, Gophers lose to Wisconsin

1972 hoops brawl made for one nasty night in U's sports history
Wisconsin's big second period ends Gophers' winning streak at seven
Gophers women's basketball's Big Ten road record drops to 0-5

The Metrodome was aglow with special lighting — quaint by today’s standards — days before the Super Bowl was played in Minneapolis.

Craig: Since '92 Super Bowl, NFL has turned on its head

Hartman: Spielman begins offseason process of solving Vikings' issues
Souhan: Let's hope for Brady vs. Rodgers in the Super Bowl
Sunday Q&A: Laquon Treadwell

Minnesota Wild's Jason Zucker celebrates with teammate Jared Spurgeon after Zucker scored a goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild won 5-3. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Furious 3-goal rally ignites Wild over Anaheim

Wild's Stewart making the most of ice time
NHL Insider: Torchetti still roots for the Wild
Wild Minute: Another comeback to beat Anaheim

Wolves rookie Kris Dunn, defending the Clippers’ Austin Rivers Thursday, said he’s “way more prepared” to start than earlier this season.

Rubio's absence creates opportunity for Jones, Dunn at guard

NBA Insider: Handing out the midseason awards
Tyus Jones once again plays key role late in Wolves victory
Gameday: Wolves vs. Denver

Joe Rohlf of Eagan returned a serve from John Kasner of Orono during a recent table tennis scrimmage at Eagan High School., a hot spot for the sport.

Prep table tennis popularity on the rise in metro area

Eden Prairie tops No. 1 Stillwater in Hockey Day Minnesota showdown
Mahtomedi shuts out Thief River Falls in Hockey Day Minnesota morning matchup
Wisconsin Girls How Fared

Authorities said Terry Brisk, shown with a buck he shot a few years ago, was killed by a gunshot wound while hunting Nov. 7 and that it’s being investigated as a homicide.

Minn. deer hunter's death remains 'such a mystery'

Anderson: CWD requires decisive management action
A Minnesota kid who was a fiddling fool runs with his passion for music, hunting
Skinny-ski pass system can be a head-scratcher in Minnesota

J.T. Chargois posted an 8.49 ERA in his first 12 relief appearances with the Twins in 2016, but it fell to 0.79 over his final 13.

Reusse: Young bullpen arms leave Twins wanting more

Royals pitcher Ventura, former player Marte die in separate crashes
Hall of Fame thoughts on Curt Schilling, Edgar Martinez and Trevor Hoffman
Newest baseball Hall of Fame members had moments vs. Twins

The Dream gave the franchise tag to Angel McCoughtry so that when she does decide to play again, she'll be in Atlanta.

WNBA free agency begins

Maya Moore on hoops with (and getting hustled by) Obama
Lynx star Moore hopes UConn breaks her team's record 90-game winning streak
WNBA's new security app put to test quickly

No. 1 UConn women routs Tulane 100-56, Samuelson scores 32

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 32 points and top-ranked UConn extended its record winning streak to 93 games on Sunday with a 100-56 rout of Tulane.


Curry, Thompson each hit 7 3s, Warriors pull away from Magic

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each hit seven 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors won their seventh straight game, beating the Orlando Magic 118-98 on Sunday.


Turner helps No. 6 Notre Dame beat North Carolina 77-55

Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw always wants to get Brianna Turner going inside no matter who the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish are playing.


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