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Youngblood covered the Vikings in two NFC title games, Gophers football in two bowl games, both the Wild and Wolves in conference championship series and three Lynx WNBA champions.He has been writing about sports for nearly three decades, including several years in Wisconsin covering the Green Bay Packers, including two trips to the Super Bowl.

Timberwolves' Anderson back after scary eye injury

Forward Kyle Anderson spent some anxious moments during the offseason wondering if the injury was career-ending, but surgery was successful and he was able to play for China in the World Cup.

'There is no last year' as U women open practice under Plitzuweit

The first official practice for Gophers women's basketball got underway this week, with the team building on bonds established during a summer trip to Europe.

She's back, she's gone: A player-by-player look at the Lynx roster

Two of the team's three highest paid players will be back; the other is unhappy and headed out of town. Here's a player-by-player look at the current roster from basketball writer Kent Youngblood.

Collier can't get enough help as Lynx loss to Sun ends season

Napheesa Collier had a career night, but her Lynx teammates didn't provide enough in the 90-75 loss to the Sun in the deciding Game 3 of the first-round playoff series.

Gophers women's basketball loses freshman to season-ending knee injury

Kennedy Klick had a standout prep career at DeLaSalle and Maple Grove and had a chance to be the Gophers' backup point guard this season.

Will depth be the difference when Lynx, Sun meet in deciding Game 3?

For the sixth-seeded Lynx to upset Connecticut, they'll need to repeat the formula that brought them a surprising victory on the road in Sunday's Game 2.

Odd playoff format gives Lynx chance to win playoff series at home

The Lynx became the first team in league history to lose a game by at least 30 points and win the next game of its playoff series. Will playing Game 3 at Target Center spark a series win that looked improbable?

Lynx bring playoff series home for deciding game with dramatic win

Napheesa Collier battled through an injury that sent her to the locker room and Kayla McBride hit six three-pointers as the Lynx stormed back from a 30-point loss to Connecticut in the series opener.

Lynx-Connecticut Game 2 recap

The Lynx flipped the script in a big way from Game 1.

Lynx have nowhere to go but up facing must-win vs. Sun

The Sun dominated Game 1, and can advance with a victory at their home arena. "We are going to play better," Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve declared.