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Adrianza looking for elusive job security with Twins

Ehire Adrianza

Ehire Adrianza is in Twins camp to kick off spring training - his third organization in a month after being released by San Francisco and Milwaukee.

Thibodeau 'happy with the team we have' on eve of NBA trade deadline

Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau talks with Ricky Rubio earlier this month in a game against the Cavaliers.

Back from the All-Star break, Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau declined to address that there have been negotiations to trade Ricky Rubio. The deadline is 2 p.m. Thursday.

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Wild ponders options as NHL trade deadline nears

Minnesota Wild players celebrate after scoring during the first period on Saturday against Nashville.

If the Wild wants to survive potential injuries and fatigue during the stretch run and chore through what it hopes is four playoff rounds, improving the forward depth may be the team's biggest need.

After cleaning house at right guard, Vikings have options in free agency

The Vikings cut both of last year’s competitors for right guard and enter a healthy free agent market with a clean slate at the position.

United's streak of preseason draws ends in 3-0 loss to Toronto

The Loons, playing the defending Major League Soccer runnerup, were done in by two goals from star Italian forward Sebastian Giovinco.

Top three seeds advance in 1A girls' hockey; Northfield upsets Mound Westonka

Blake School, St. Paul United and Warroad all won Wednesday at Xcel Energy Center while No. 5 seed Northfield earned a fourth straight shutout to upset No. 4 Mound Westonka.

37 years ago: 'Do you believe in miracles? Yes!'

The scene immediately after the United States defeated the Soviet Union 4-3 in the 1980 Miracle on Ice Olympic semifinal at Lake Placid, N.Y.

It was Feb. 22, 1980 when the United States played the Soviet Union in the semifinals of the Olympics in Lake Placid. Here's the final minute of the game.

Reusse: Twins shouldn't disregard Danny Santana at shortstop

The Twins plan for Danny Santana to be a utility player in 2017. But in 2014, he looked like a budding shortstop.

The Twins might be better off throwing Danny Santana into the shortstop competition rather than have him chasing fly balls this spring.

Hartman: MVPs Peterson, Mauer have gone from cornerstones to question marks

Joe Mauer

The Vikings and Twins must ponder the worth of Adrian Peterson and Joe Mauer as their mighty contracts come due.

Dayton to announce interim chief to U.S. Bank Stadium oversight panel Thursday

Panel's top two officials resigned last week under legislative pressure.

Lynx star Seimone Augustus stands up for better pay in WNBA

Augustus addressed the wage discrepancy in the WNBA compared to international professional leagues in a recent VICE Sports and ESPN Film.

Pitino in victorious Gophers locker room: 'Let's keep this train moving'

Big Ten Network cameras were in the Gophers locker room Wednesday night to capture the celebratory mood after an NCAA-tournament-worthy victory.

Star Tribune sports wins Top 10 honor in national web contest

For the sixth time in eight years, startribune.com's sports web site has won Top Ten honors in the Associated press Sports Editors annual competition.

Postgame: Gophers guards dominate in sixth straight victory

Maryland guard Kevin Huerter, left, tries to maintain possession as he is pressured by Minnesota guard Dupree McBrayer during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Guards Dupree McBrayer, Nate Mason, Akeem Springs and Amir Coffey combined for 65 of the team's 89 points Wednesday at Maryland

Out 40 years, 'Slap Shot' still resonates with players half that age

A small but meaningful sample size — a Gophers men’s hockey locker room filled with players half the movie’s age — agree “Slap Shot” is alive, well and still quoted with abundance.

Twins day at camp: Protection screen not always needed during BP

The Twins leave it up to the pitcher to decide, and a majority of pitchers in camp have elected to not pitch behind a protective screen.

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Pitino in victorious Gophers locker room: 'Let's keep this train moving'
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Big Ten Network cameras were in the Gophers locker room Wednesday night to capture the celebratory mood after an NCAA-tournament-worthy victory.

Hartman: MVPs Peterson, Mauer have gone from cornerstones to question marks
Sid Hartman

The Vikings and Twins must ponder the worth of Adrian Peterson and Joe Mauer as their mighty contracts come due.


Minnesota guard Dupree McBrayer (1) reacts in front of teammates after making a 3-pointer during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in College Park, Md. Minnesota won 89-75. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Mission to March: Gophers make big statement with victory at Maryland

Postgame: Gophers guards dominate in sixth straight victory
Pitino in victorious Gophers locker room: 'Let's keep this train moving'
Kill brings energy, message to another rebuilding project at Rutgers

Minnesota Wild players celebrate after scoring during the first period on Saturday against Nashville.

Wild ponders options as NHL trade deadline nears

Fair play? Parise questions double standard of penalty calls at net
Souhan: Old nemesis Blackhawks return, but Wild has new stature
One line does all the damage as Chicago powers past Wild

Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau talks with Ricky Rubio earlier this month in a game against the Cavaliers.

Thibodeau 'happy with the team we have' on eve of NBA trade deadline

NBA trade deadline: Wolves thoughts, rumors, an interesting Rubio tweet
Garnett opens up about Wolves, departure from Saunders' 'dream and vision'
Report of Wolves' interest in Derrick Rose is confusing -- until it isn't

Toronto FC Sebastian Giovinco (10) center right, celebrates his goal during a MLS second leg eastern semifinals soccer match against New York City FC in New York, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) ORG XMIT: NYAK138

United's streak of preseason draws ends in 3-0 loss to Toronto

Thibodeau on trade rumors: 'I like the guys we have'
Minnesota United signs Swiss defender Jerome Thiesson
Expect more gung-ho attacking in Man City-Monaco Part II

After cleaning house at right guard, Vikings have options in free agency

Dayton to announce interim chief to U.S. Bank Stadium oversight panel Thursday
Shurmur: Offseason will be critical for wide receiver Treadwell
Hartman: MVPs Peterson, Mauer have gone from cornerstones to question marks

Top-seed Blake pulls away from Alexandria in 1A quarterfinals

Northfield posts another shutout to win over Mound Westonka
St. Paul United coasts to 10-0 quarterfinal victory
Warroad advances with 5-2 win over Hibbing/Chisholm

Walleye fishing has been stopped early two years in a row on Mille Lacs.

Expect another catch-and-release walleye season on Mille Lacs

Birkie organizers scramble to save week of races
Tensions over deer farming surface in double CWD outbreak
Oregon flyfishers want to ban jetboats from portion of river

Ehire Adrianza

Adrianza looking for elusive job security with Twins

Reusse: Twins shouldn't disregard Danny Santana at shortstop
Meet the Twins' 88-year-old groundskeeping guru
Hartman: MVPs Peterson, Mauer have gone from cornerstones to question marks

Minnesota Lynx guard Candice Wiggins (11)

'Use real statistics'; WNBA player, broadcaster respond to Wiggins' bullying claim

Former Lynx player Wiggins criticizes WNBA, says she was harassed for being heterosexual
Lynx sign veteran forward Plenette Pierson
Lynx star Seimone Augustus stands up for better pay in WNBA

Winter Asian Games are very topical in tropical East Timor

For Alpine skier Yohan Goutt Goncalves, the chance to be East Timor's sole representative at the Asian Winter Games was too good to pass up, even if it meant missing the world championships.


UNC: fan ejected after exchange with Louisville's Pitino

North Carolina coach Roy Williams apologized to Louisville's Rick Pitino after the Cardinals coach had a heated verbal exchange with a fan as he came off the court for halftime during Wednesday night's game.


D-League getting respect as legit NBA minor league system

Joel Bolomboy has been back and forth between the NBA Development League's Salt Lake City Stars and the Utah Jazz 15 times since November.


As trade rumors swirl, George gets back to work with Pacers

Paul George showed up to work Wednesday wearing the same Indiana Pacers uniform he has all season.


Honda Classic only South Florida stop for PGA Tour

For golf fans of South Florida, the Honda Classic should not be missed this week. That's because for the first time since 1970, it will be the only time this year that the best in golf congregate in this part of the Sunshine State.