Reporter | Minnesota United FC

Zgoda has been a Star Tribune sportswriter so long, his first beat directly out of college was covering the North Stars. In nearly 30 years, he has covered the NHL, the Wolves and the NBA twice (he missed the first Kevin Garnett era, which says something about his sense of timing), Gophers and NCAA athletics, the radio/TV beat, major-championship golf and outdoor recreation.


Minnesota golf fans will be noticeable at Ryder Cup this weekend

The 'American Marshals' have made it to golf's marquee event for every competition since 2008.


It's U.S. power against Europe's savvy in Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits

The Wisconsin course will play host to the teams, with Europe's veterans being the defending champions.


Ryder Cup preview: Americans have home soil in their favor at blustery Whistling Straits

The young American team will not have either Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson wearing the red, white and blue for the first time since 1993. Eight U.S. players are in their 20s.


Called up late, Albers serves up the long ball in 4-1 Twins loss to Cleveland

The teams combined to hit four home runs in Thursday night's series finale. Cleveland hit three of them, two solos and a two-run homer.


Twins pitchers Dobnak, Rogers consult with Cleveland hand specialist

Both Randy Dobnak and Taylor Rogers had appointments with Dr. Thomas Graham about similar middle-finger injuries that have sidelined them.


Twins scheduled starter Randy Dobnak goes back on injured list

Andrew Albers, coming off a rough outing in Tampa Bay, will get the nod tonight against Cleveland as the Twins try to sweep a four-game series.


Ryan takes perfect game into seventh in second career start; Twins one-hit Cleveland

Joe Ryan, the Olympic pitcher acquired in the trade for Nelson Cruz, retired the first 19 batters he faced in the Twins' 3-0 victory.


Twins' Colome has been one of baseball's busiest and best closers

Nobody in the big leagues has more saves than Alexander Colome's 12 since July 31.


Wednesday's Twins-Cleveland game recap

A look back at the Twins' 3-0 victory over the Indians.


Joe Ryan seeks first major league victory as Twins face Cleveland

The Olympic silver medalist will face righthander Tristan McKenzie after the Twins won the first two games of the series.