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The inside story: How the Twins found Miguel Sano

In 2009, the Twins paid more than $3 million for a coveted teenager who now figures to be the biggest threat in their lineup for years to come. Here's how Miguel Sano was brought into the organization.

It's been a strong run for Vikings rookies under Spielman

Sid Hartman

All of Rick Spielman's 11 first-round picks have gotten to start in some capacity during their rookie seasons.

Scores, schedules and stats

Russo: Mike Yeo fired as coach by the Wild

Russo's Rants

He was let go soon after the Wild's 4-2 loss to the Bruins

Mike Yeo news conference after 8th straight overall loss and home loss

Russo's Rants

Spiraling uncontrollably downward in the Western Conference standings, the Wild has lost eight in a row overall (0-6-2), eight in a row at home (0-5-3), 13 times in the past 14 games overall (1-11-2) and 16 times in 19 games since the calendar flipped to 2016 (3-12-4).

Iowa matchup brings challenges and dreams of what could be

Iowa is built around veteran talent that coach Fran McCaffery has slowly grown through a lot of regional and in-state recruiting.


Hill-Murray, Blake draw top seeds for girls' hockey state tournament

The Pioneers are the defending champion in the Class 2A tournament, which starts Thursday. The Bears reached the title game in Class 1A, which begins play on Wednesday.


Wisdom flows on the St. Croix as ice fishermen monitor thin ice

A winter that began with thin ice nonetheless entrances St. Croix River anglers.


State girls' basketball coaches grumble about lack of interest from Gophers

Last fall four Minnesota players ranked in the ESPN HoopGurlz Top 100 signed with schools across the nation, but not a single in-state prospect will play for the Gophers.


Reusse: Gophers hoops will be better? Sure, it can't get much worse

It's been a historically bad season, and no amount of optimism can change that.


Watch this: Wolves guard Zach LaVine's MVP dunks in 3D

Here are two of Zach LaVine's dunks during Friday's NBA Rising Stars game as caught by a 3D camera. He'll be defending his 2015 Slam Dunk title tonight.


Tournaments heat up Minnesota's ice-fishing scene

Between economic and personal benefits, the only losers are the fish.


Sunday Q&A: Bob Costas, broadcaster and host of Rod Carew special

Bob Costas, 63, has worked in so many capacities in so many different sports that it's hard to keep track. Among his most recent efforts:…


Wild fans share what's wrong with the team in five words

We asked the question on Twitter after Saturday's loss and here are some of the replies.


Gophers' Kloos stays sizzling with OT goal vs. Ohio State

The Gophers won despite giving up a tying goal to the Buckeyes in the final second of regulation.


Wolves' LaVine says he has fresh material for dunk title defense

The defending dunk champion says he has met the challenge of bringing fresh jams.


Second period has been 20 minutes of trouble during Wild's skid

The period has been a real problem during the Wild's seven-game winless streak.


Sports on TV and radio

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Would Matt Forte fit the Vikings better than Adrian Peterson?

Is Matt Forte, who is being let go by Chicago, a better for the Vikings than Peterson? There are reasons to at least ask the question.


Goetz will be candidate for U's permanent athletic director job

The interim athletic director, who took over last summer after Norwood Teague's resignation, said that she will apply for the job.