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Patrick Reusse is a sports columnist who writes three columns per week. Write to Patrick by e-mailing sports@startribune.com and including his name in the subject line.


To La Velle E. Neal III from Uncle Pat: Being a columnist is easy, if you follow this advice

The longtime Twin Cities sports columnist has gathered more than a few tricks of the trade over the years, and the time has come to pass them on to the newest member of the fraternity.


Reusse: NFL needs its Lou Gelfand to call out blunders

The media can't get head coaches to admit to grievous errors, so the time has come for a fan's representative to insist on it.


Reusse: Thibs is doing his thing with the Knicks in New York

Former Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau, as usual, is riding with high-minutes from his best players in New York. And the Knicks are winning.


Reusse: With late burst, Kaprizov offers glimpse of what could come for Wild

Kirill Kaprizov did not have a shot on goal through two periods Friday night at Xcel Energy Center. Then came the fun.


Reusse: Amid the loneliness, Wolves steal a magical defeat

Victory was so certain that Alan Horton was relied on to carry it home. The Rosas-ians failed him again.


Reusse: Like America, sports world also needs a good dose of healing

There was a fresh start Wednesday in Washington, and there should be a desire for this to carry over to sports, which kicked off this week with more embarrassment.


Reusse: The day Elvis died, that was just part of the story in Baltimore

August 16, 1977 might be remembered for the death of a rock and roll legend, but followers of the Minnesota Twins might remember there was more.


Former Kicks goalkeeper and coach Geoff Barnett dies at 74

The native of England was part of the original NASL powerhouse in 1976.


Reusse: Resurgent Gophers hockey quieting many anxious voices

Friday night's home-ice hiccup aside, Bob Motzko and chief recruiter Garrett Raboin have heard many fewer voices second-guessing Gophers hockey than was the case a decade ago.


Fred Roufs, president of Minnesota Baseball Association, dies

Roufs, 73, became the MBA president in May as amateur baseball was facing a shutdown due to the state's COVID-19 restrictions.