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Don't overlook Molitor when dishing out praise for the Twins

When former Twins GM Terry Ryan was fired last July, owner Jim Pohlad made the unusual statement that whomever took over could eventually replace manager Paul Molitor if they wanted.

Vikings evaluating a handful of cornerbacks to fill important nickel role

One of the more intriguing and important roles left open by free agency falls in the middle of the defense due to Captain Munnerlyn's departure.

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Reeve needs improvement from Lynx in Friday's rematch with Sun

Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson (32) scored over Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones (35) and Morgan Tuck (33) at Xcel Energy Center May 22, 2017 in St. Paul, MN.

At 4-0 the Lynx are the only undefeated team in the WNBA, but there are plenty of things that need to be better for them to keep winning.

Ex-Wolves guard turned Beijing basketball legend Marbury stars in biopic

Former Timberwolves point guard Stephon Marbury is a megastar in the Chinese Basketball Association. He led the Beijing Ducks to their first franchise championship in 2012 and three titles in four years.

Orioles manager Showalter: Twins 'not going away'

Buck Showalter is now a believer in the team that had the worst record in baseball last season, proclaiming the Twins' sweep of the series much more than a fluke.

Vikings miss stubborn Zimmer, encouraged by determined Bridgewater

General Manager Rick Spielman could only laugh when asked whether it was Zimmer's decision or the team's for the coach to take time away.

Berrios, Rogers pitch out of jams to cement Twins sweep over Orioles

Jose Berrios shook off allowing three solo home runs to pitch another slid outing, and the bullpen led by Taylor Rogers got the outs needed to send the Twins to a sweep and a 14-5 road record.

Orlando reunion takes on personal edge for United's Heath

Orlando, Adrian Heath's former team, fired him last July after eight years. Now at the helm of Minnesota United for its inaugural MLS season, he will coach for the first time against his former team Saturday

DeLaSalle taps alum Bledsoe to replace Thorson; North St. Paul hires ex-Gopher

Travis Bledsoe, a Mr. Basketball finalist, was a three-year starter under Dave Thorson. Damian Johnson will take over the Polars.

Listen: How are Teddy and Zimmer? Which Viking would you live with?

Intro: What did we learn about Teddy Bridgewater's recovery and Mike Zimmer's eye in the last two weeks? 26:00: More nuggets from OTAs, including the configuration of the rebuilt offensive line and picking your ideal Viking roommate. 45:00: Your good questions.

'Still kind of in shock': St. Kate's makes Division III softball nationals

The success of the St. Catherine softball program, including a sweep of neighboring St. Thomas in the super regional, has even the players a bit stunned.

A trip down Celebration Lane: Memorable NFL touchdown dances

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has promised "a more exciting game experience" by relaxing rules on celebration dances. Here's a look at some that have made a mark through history.

Hartman: Kepler moves about Twins' lineup and outfield, stays productive

Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler follows through with an RBI single off Colorado Rockies pitcher Tyler Chatwood during the first inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Minneapolis.

No matter where he hits in the Twins order or plays in the outfield, Max Kepler has been productive lately.

Vikings' Floyd back in his comfort zone — on and off the field

Back home in Minnesota and legally cleared to practice with the Vikings, wide receiver Michael Floyd spent the past two days of organized team activities playing catch-up.

Gophers hockey recruit from California celebrates USHL title

Brannon McManus is expected to be part of the Gophers' 2017-2018 highly touted freshman class that includes star forwards Casey Mittelstadt and Scott Reedy.

Kill: Juggling quarterbacks hurt Gophers while he was coach

Rutgers offensive coordinator Jerry Kill will not make the same mistake he did in 2013 as the Gophers head coach, when he alternated between Mitch Leidner and Philip Nelson.

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Reeve needs improvement from Lynx in Friday's rematch with Sun
On the Lynx

At 4-0 the Lynx are the only undefeated team in the WNBA, but there are plenty of things that need to be better for them to keep winning.

Reusse: Ranking Gophers successes this season, from worst to first
Patrick Reusse

Counting down 10 team sports, five for women athletes (basketball, hockey, volleyball, softball and soccer) and five for men (football, basketball, hockey, wrestling and baseball) at the U.


Jonathan Schoop of the Orioles reacted after striking out Wednesday to leave the bases loaded in the fourth inning. Twins catcher Chris Gimenez saluted pitcher Jose Berrios.

Berrios, Rogers pitch out of jams to cement Twins sweep over Orioles

Orioles manager Showalter: Twins 'not going away'
Hartman: Kepler moves about Twins' lineup and outfield, stays productive
Royals-Yankees game postponed, rescheduled for Sept. 25

Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs hauled in a pass during Wednesday’s organized team activities at Winter Park.

Vikings miss stubborn Zimmer, encouraged by determined Bridgewater

Vikings evaluating a handful of cornerbacks to fill important nickel role
Vikings' Floyd back in his comfort zone — on and off the field
A trip down Celebration Lane: Memorable NFL touchdown dances

United coach Adrian Heath built the lower-division Austin Aztex into a winner after the team moved to Orlando.

Orlando reunion takes on personal edge for United's Heath

Messi loses Supreme Court appeal over tax-fraud conviction
Another delay for Minnesota United's stadium tax breaks
Man United beats Ajax 2-0, wins Europa League

Reusse: Ranking Gophers successes this season, from worst to first

Gophers rally to win Big Ten baseball opener, play Northwestern tonight
Michigan recruit splats Gophers in paintball video announcing his decision
Gophers hockey recruit from California celebrates USHL title

Travus Bledsoe, named DeLaSalle boys' basketball coach.

DeLaSalle taps alum Bledsoe to replace Thorson; North St. Paul hires ex-Gopher

Maple Grove pushes Coon Rapids aside to cap perfect 13-0 season
Minnehaha Academy's Jalen Suggs to vie for spot on national U16 team
Blaine bags Northwest Suburban title after shutting out Andover

Wolves washout Bennett wins a title, says he'll have the 'last laugh'

Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics
Golden State is beautiful to watch (unless you love the Wolves)
Ex-Wolves guard turned Beijing basketball legend Marbury stars in biopic

Connecticut Sun forward Morgan Tuck (33) looked for the basket over Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (33) and Maya Moore

'Low turnover' Lynx survive sloppiness to beat winless Sun

Reeve needs improvement from Lynx in Friday's rematch with Sun
Lynx still perfect but their play needs improvement
Reeve, four players get Olympic rings in Lynx pregame ceremony

Here's how to properly hold a big fish, as shown by Leo Christenson, 12, of Savage.

Anderson: Know the correct way to hold big fish for those photo ops

Fish tales: This week's stories from Minnesota waters
Just in time for big boating weekend, 'no-wake' restriction announced for St. Croix River
Montana vote pits tech millionaire against populist crooner

UNC responds to 3rd set of NCAA charges in academic case

North Carolina has responded to the third set of charges it received from the NCAA in the long-running academic fraud case.


Shvedova becomes 5th player to retire from Nuremberg Cup

Yaroslava Shvedova became the latest player to retire from the Nuremberg Cup on Thursday, when she withdrew because of an injury after losing the first set of her quarterfinal to Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4.


Royals-Yankees game postponed, rescheduled for Sept. 25

Masahiro Tanaka gets extra rest, and the Kansas City Royals get to stay on schedule.


Nishikori saves 3 match points in Geneva Open QF win

Kei Nishikori saved three straight match points in the deciding set before outlasting Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the Geneva Open quarterfinals on Thursday.


Bode Miller off US ski roster; Olympic spot uncertain

Bode Miller's name no longer appears on the roster of the U.S. ski team. That doesn't mean he's retiring or won't ever race again or…