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As Timberwolves win, mystery of Andrew Wiggins continues

Wiggins is perhaps the most talented player on the Wolves' roster, and his performance will make or break Minnesota.


The Wolves, law enforcement and kids: Inside an honest discussion

Along with Wolves players, high school students of different colors and backgrounds were among those in attendance for a 90-minute session with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo.


Could Olympian Jordan Greenway be the Wild's needed missing piece?

What if the Wild could potentially add a 6-foot-6 forward who can make plays, score and impact all zones with his physical nature?


Season ticket price hike has Wolves explaining, fans complaining

Timberwolves season ticket holders received renewal notices for the 2018-19 season. Among the increases, $10 tickets were set to jump to $17 per game.


Get ready for mid-April home playoff chaos with Wild, Timberwolves

The Wild and Wolves have only been in the playoffs at the same time in one other season, and the postseason schedules for the NHL and NBA could set off sporting chaos in the Twin Cities.


Five players linked to buyouts who could be of interest to Timberwolves

There are veteran players on NBA rosters who could be bought out of their current contracts. But could any of them help the Wolves for the rest of the season and in the playoffs?


Twins shift plans (and fans' hopes) to younger, cheaper version of Darvish

The more logical pursuit all along for the Twins has been through trades, where they have the type of leverage in prospects that they lack when battling bigger-spending teams for free agents.


Derrick Rose to the Timberwolves? Once again: Please, no

If you thought it was impossible for 100 percent of a group of random Twitter strangers to be aligned on a subject, you weren’t paying attention Thursday afternoon.


Only the desperate teams are dealing in baseball and basketball

There has never been more money rolling through major U.S. sports, and there has seldom been more of a reluctance to spend it — or at least spend it freely.


Wolves' value soars past $1 billion with second-largest increase in NBA

Business in the NBA is booming, according to the latest franchise valuations by Forbes, and the Timberwolves are certainly part of the good times.


Here's why Santana's injury creates urgency for Twins to make a deal

With less than a week before pitchers and catchers report to Fort Myers for the start of spring training, the Twins are down their version of an ace without another one on the way.


After crunching numbers, Vikings QB situation complicated as ever

No pressure, Rick Spielman. It’s only a decision that will define the next several years of your tenure and the hopes of an entire fan base.


Garnett hosting old-school Wolves reunion on his show tonight

Kevin Garnett, unquestionably the most accomplished player in franchise history, will have Troy Hudson, Gary Trent and Trenton Hassell on his “Area 21” TNT show.


NFC co-favorites next season: Eagles and ... Packers?

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are 9-1 odds to win next year's Super Bowl, along with the newly crowned champion Eagles. The Patriots are the favorites at 5-1.

Bovada released its Super Bowl 53 odds mere hours after the Eagles defeated the Patriots in Super Bowl 52. So where do the Vikings stand?


Where does Super Bowl rank among Minnesota's best sporting events?

Referees signaled a touchdown after Philadelphia wide receiver Alshon Jeffery made a 34-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Nick Foles in the first quarter of Super Bowl LII. Defending the play was Patriots defensive back Eric Rowe, seated ] Carlos Gonzalez ï Carlos. Gonzalez@startribune.com The New England Patriots met the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII Sunday evening, February 4, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

In addition to debating where Sunday's game ranks among the best Super Bowls in the game's 52 years, we can also debate where it ranks among the best sporting events held in Minnesota. What do you think?


Potential coveted Vikings QBs Cousins, Brees hanging at the mall

Kirk Cousins and Drew Brees were at the Mall of America on Friday and, from what we've learned, both quarterbacks have an affinity for Shake Shack.


Sen. Amy Klobuchar shares great memories of Bud Grant-era Vikings

Long before she was a prominent U.S. Senator, Amy Klobuchar was a little girl who grew up around the Vikings. Her father, Jim, was a prominent sportswriter who covered the team.


Bridgewater talks about his uncertain future, says he's healthy

Minnesota Vikings Teddy Bridgewater.

Will he be part of settling the Vikings' unsettled quarterback situation? Teddy Bridgewater said he hasn’t started the process of figuring out what 2018 and beyond will look like.


Vikings legend Carl Eller makes the case for keeping Keenum

Hall of Famer Carl Eller was making the media rounds Wednesday at Mall of America and talked about the Vikings of his era and today.


Desperately seeking content: Welcome to Super Bowl radio row

Almost the entire area is surrounded by a half-wall that serves as the "fan gallery" where people strolling through the mall — or here specifically for Super Bowl-related activities — can observe the mayhem.