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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.


Reusse: Clark hasn't earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Yet.

Caitlin Clark was a wondrous college player who has brought huge numbers of ticket buyers to arenas and viewers to TV dens. None of that matters when choosing an Olympic team.


Reusse: Slim chances for a big-four championship here this decade

The Twin Cities have been waiting since 1991 for our next massive celebration for a major league men's franchise, and it's hard to picture that drought ending any time soon.


Reusse: Talent up, fun down with Saints since Twins takeover

The players rank among some of the best in the Twins farm system, but the wackiness of the independent era seems to be lacking at CHS Field these days.


Reusse: Minnesota connections galore in emerging 3x3 hoops space

Lynx star Napheesa Collier will become a changemaker. Kareem Maddox, Timberwolves employee, will be a hoop-maker in Paris.


Reusse: U picked right replacement for legendary baseball coach Anderson

A health scare kept new head coach Ty McDevitt from doing his job in 2023, but he is back, and the Gophers are in good hands.


Reusse: Jaden McDaniels and the Wolves' summer project

Edwards dribbling around won't beat Dallas next season. In McDaniels, the Wolves already have the guy who can boost their offense.


Reusse: Royals veteran Salvador Perez embraces the catcher's grind

Royals catcher Salvador Perez, still a mainstay in the lineup, looks to be on track for the Hall of Fame.


Reusse: A tale of two teams as Twins get Duran back while Wolves stumble

After giving up home runs in three straight showings, closer Jhoan Duran protected the Twins' 3-2 lead Friday and 5-3 lead Saturday, giving fans who showed up to get his bobblehead something special.


Reusse: Mavs have two best players in the series. Should Wolves panic?

The mood from Wolves fans after Game 1 was to stay calm, but with Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic performing their magic tricks, it's easy to see trouble brewing.


Reusse: Top Mavericks assistant has big fans in Wolves country

Joe Mauer was Sean Sweeney's teammate at Cretin-Derham Hall and saw what he believes are the makings of a future head coach.