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Cesar Tovar's selection to the Twins' Hall of Fame may not register with many fans in the same way as Dan Gladden's. But it will bring special joy to a teenage baseball star in the Twin Cities.
The Riverbend Skate Path along the Warroad River now extends for 5.2 miles, connecting the east and west sides of the Canadian border town, as well as generations of hockey players.
Roster depletion from the Olympics and, of course, COVID-19 have only added to the concerns.
There will be a reunion this weekend and a reconciliation of sorts with former coach J Robinson — although it's an accord not needed with the athletes and most college wrestling fans.
The no-show in Philadelphia was the beginning of the end for his tenure, which appears to have reached its conclusion.
Will Ramberg came to the Gophers men's basketball team by way of Cook County High School and McGill University in Montreal.
Although Illinois dominated Tuesday, Gophers men's basketball coach Ben Johnson has generated optimism, while his predecessor Richard Pitino finds himself in a predicament.
Bud Grant is 94, still in love with the game and full of ideas.
Saturday's Winter Classic at Target Field will be the marquee event for the NHL.
P.J. Fleck has three Gophers bowl victories now and could take the program down a path that Lou Holtz might have paved, had he stayed.
This is the first Guaranteed Rate Bowl, but the Gophers have been in this game several times before.
After a colorful and eclectic journey through the decades and several countries — a life which might be made into a movie, based on his autobiography — James Clark trains fighters of all kinds in his Fridley gym.
Champlin Park graduate Sydney Hilley is a three-time All-America selection for Wisconsin and played a key role in the team's recent NCAA championship.
The Bison have been an FCS force since their arrival, but the subdivision continues to shrink with programs chasing FBS "glory."
Sam Mitchell remembers hearing "crazy" talk about the high school kid in Akron, Ohio. Then LeBron James changed the game — and the debates about "the greatest."
David Morrell Jr. and veteran Alantez Fox are the main draw while VeShawn Owens of Minneapolis meets Alberto Puello in the undercard battle of super lightweights.
Coach Dean Evason showed instincts for teaching the game while still a player, and his development of a free-wheeling offense — and the addition of superstar-in-the-making Kirill Kaprizov — elevated the Wild to among the NHL elite.
They also had the AL Cy Young Award winner, but that wasn't enough to prevent another sweep at the hands of the Orioles.
The team disgraced itself again with another uncompetitive loss Friday night after raising fans' hopes.
Ben Johnson and the Gophers have received praise for their 7-0 start, but the first-year head coach is making sure his players know tougher battles lie ahead.
Minnie Minoso will go into the Cooperstown shrine next summer with Tony Oliva, Jim Kaat and Gil Hodges from the Golden Baseball Era.
It was an April afternoon in 1964, when games on television were rare, that a young Tony Oliva made a lasting impression by showing he wouldn't be intimidated in the batter's box.
Stephanie Samedy, in line for her fourth first-team All-America nod, leads the Gophers. After sweeping Stanford, they advance in the Madison NCAA volleyball regional.
When Jerry Kill stepped down from the Gophers job, he thought he was done as a football coach. But he'll be back this fall at New Mexico State. His Aggies play the Gophers in September.
With MLB's mind-numbing march of pitchers, and minute after minute without seeing a ball in play, it was refreshing to hear Byron Buxton on hitting: "See the ball, hit the ball."
"You deserve this,'' Paul Molitor said to the Twins' $100 million center fielder Wednesday.
Playing without its head coach, St. John's could not sustain an effective run game Saturday vs. Linfield and gifted the Wildcats opportunities to score.
Before they battled for Paul Bunyan's Axe, the Gophers and Badgers spent more than a decade playing for the 'Slab of Bacon' trophy that's still in Wisconsin — when it shouldn't be.
Last year, we demanded the Turkey make a comeback. This year, The Chairman agrees: The Turkey of the Year is here to stay.
Whether it was running around the bases with his hair flying or making no-look pickoff throws, La Tortuga made an impression on fans and teammates in four seasons wearing a Twins uniform.
Chris Engler, Mike Bruss and David Tomassoni will be honored during the Gophers women's hockey game on Saturday afternoon.
Southwest Minnesota State volleyball coach Terry Culhane is retiring soon with a collection of championships.
This was Bethel's second loss of the season, both narrowly to St. John's, and is likely to cost it a berth in the 32-team NCAA Division III bracket that will be announced Sunday.
The Tommies will quickly tour some of the sport's fabled courts at St. Francis Brooklyn, Fordham and Seattle U.
Emerson Carr, who died last week at age 75, was a star for Minneapolis Central High School in the 1960s and went on to play football for Navy and be an aviator in the Marines.
Fans hardly filled Williams Arena for either game, but they had more to cheer about at night when the men gave coach Ben Johnson his first victory.
The amount of time between pitches is dragging the grand old game to a halt.
Former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema now leads the Illini, big underdogs Saturday vs. P.J. Fleck's West-leading Gophers.
Patrick Reusse toured the city on Election Day to listen to what's being said at the intersection of life and sports.
The Latvian-born physician caught on with the Gophers hockey team in 1958 and traveled the world with Olympic teams as well. 'Doc' Nagobads turns 100 next month.
Worthington is undefeated and has outscored opponents 123-5. Now, the Trojans — featuring a roster with family roots throughout the world — want to show they're better than their No. 5 seed in Class 2A.
Two years after hitting 32 homers and driving in 109 runs for the Twins, Eddie Rosario was traded from Cleveland to Atlanta for a player who was released a few hours later.
A victory over No. 6 Ohio State gave visitors to the Pavilion a reason to get rowdy again.
Prominent business people are promoting an event next month in Minneapolis to support a gym looking to keep youth off the streets.
Wild fans have to prove their loyalty a minimum of 41 times, with the largest share of those on cold, dark nights of winter here in our Frozen Wasteland. Yes, they're even better than Vikings fans.
Despite a nearby tragedy 10 days earlier, St. Paul and Xcel Energy Center were buzzing, and the home team won.
Pitchers have held the advantage, but San Francisco's changed approach could offer promise to Twins hitters.
Nebraska, under coach Scott Frost, is 15-24 including 3-4 this season. He has a ways to go to turn the program into a national power again.
The Tommies seem to be adjusting to Division I just fine, while the D-III MIAC is ironing out things after taking in new members.
The Mavericks emerged with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over St. Cloud State on Friday night, drawing the kind of crowd others look to emulate.
Anderson's 40th season as Gophers baseball coach was like none other he'd been through — and it forced him to do something he'd never done before in hopes of restoring the team to success.
Jean, who died on Sept. 29 at 72, was a four-time college champion whose bout with a big buck still has people chuckling in awe.
Notre Dame's famous, 132-foot Jesus is actually from Minnesota and many other locations. But the hardworking "detail guy" who made it happen was from Cold Spring.
The North St. Paul product was a 15th-round draft pick who put on weight and piled up strikeouts.
Here's hoping Mike Zimmer has success this season and sticks around since coaches offering candor are endangered species around here.
From the Twins' forgettable season to a touching gesture from the late Mick Tingelhoff and more items in between, our columnist empties his summer notebook as fall approaches.
In San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Tampa and so many other cities across the country, major league baseball teams have been a joy to follow this summer.
The Johnnies edged the Royals 31-25 at Collegeville in an entertaining game that concluded with a shootout.
Jose Berrios started Friday against his former team at Target Field, with numbers better than anyone on the remaining Twins staff.
The death of 20-year-old Mack Motzko, who died in a car crash in July involving an allegedly impaired driver, brought an outpouring of love that the U hockey coach has cherished.
There's one more injustice out there, Paul Krause says. While they deal with aging and the deaths of friends, they gather with good memories, good food, good times ... and one very specific Hall of Fame hope.
University alumnus and Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson is now part of a team reshaping the College Football Playoff. He's seen a lot over the years.
From referee Shawn Hochuli as a center of attention to controversy over taunting, there were too many unnecessary distractions.
Tom Thibodeau said it best of this beautiful city and what happened there 20 years ago: "Here in New York, on the East Coast, it was devastating emotionally."
The Dumont Saints had their state townball tournament run ended by another tiny town's team as Bremer and dozens of others gathered in Waconia.
Fox's college football announcing crew was quick to declare P.J. Fleck had Ohio State's sideline "confused" on Thursday but in the end the Buckeyes had the upper hand.
James Laurinaitis was a part of an amazing run of linebackers at Wayzata High School and committed to the Gophers before Ohio State called. It changed his life.
If the Gophers win their football opener Thursday, it would break a string of 10 straight losses to Ohio State. Bud Grant has some wisdom about what beating the Buckeyes would — and wouldn't — mean.
It was suggested that All Elite Wrestling could bring back the idea of villains and heroes. But we're not having it.
We might never know if that half-court hook shot went in.
Yes, the Twins pitching has collapsed because of an assortment of bad decisions. But another big mistake was made that could have been avoided — the departure of LaMonte Wade Jr.
The righthanded submariner, who is Taylor Rogers' identical twin, and his teammates are leading the powerful Dodgers in the NL West.
Pick almost any Minnesota team with an equivalent across the border, and that one is almost definitely superior to the version in the Twin Cities.
John Force, the leader of drag racing's first family, has won 11 Funny Car titles in northern Minnesota.
Glenn Caruso, the Tommies' high-energy coach, reminds of another such football leader in town, with at least one difference in how to view a first season.