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Only 27, talented Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin is nearing 600 games played in the NHL.
A lament about the Twins manager giving his players a lot of "time off their feet," and the problems that Rocco Baldelli has created by being so cautious.
Awful week, awful year. A-Rod? Awful past, but it's time we tried something new.
These schools could play again in the conference tournament, but if not, don't expect another Johnnies-Tommies competition in any sport any time soon.
Former Twins standout Justin Morneau sees confidence, clarity in current Twins standout Byron Buxton. "He looks like a hitter with full confidence," Morneau said.
Owner Calvin Griffith celebrated the first Twins opener 60 years ago by saying he was "disappointed by the size of the crowd." The $4 tickets were a bit much for some.
The Huskies and Mavericks will meet Thursday in Pittsburgh in the NCAA semifinals, continuing a rivalry that dates to outdoor rinks in the 1970s.
The turnstile count at Met Stadium on July 11, 1965 was 35,253. And you know what the rest of baseball-loving Midwesterners did that afternoon? We listened on the radio.
The Iron Range school has the same coach for its boys' and girls' teams; the one from southern Minnesota is sending its boys and girls to state despite a tiny enrollment.
The kindness shown toward Richard Pitino's departure was quite a contrast to the treatment received by a couple of coaches who actually improved their teams.
Using the 40-man roster, revamping minor-league operations and employees with new job titles and responsibilities are a big part of what Derek Falvey has brought to the Twins.
The Twins have made a habit of bringing in older pitchers to fill out their rotation, and it's time for them to commit to a different tactic.
What better way to ring in the future under Ben Johnson than by embracing the NCAA-ignored past?
"Catching is so much harder, more complicated, than in the past,'' Mitch Garver said. "We are using so many more pitchers and the stuff they are throwing is so much better."
Not so long ago, A.J. Pierzynski started 131 games for the Twins. This season, they might have two backstops reach half that total.
Four of the five swimmers on the 1979 Islanders developed at the Ascension Swim Club in a little pool in north Minneapolis.
Despite no games in the minor leagues last season because of the pandemic, some took advantage of the shutdown period to work on pitches and get stronger.
What happened that took Mitch Garver from the best hitting catcher in the American League to a .167 average and two homers in 2020? Can he regain his swagger?
The real blight on Richard Pitino's coaching in his last season was allowing a team that couldn't shoot to fire away on three-pointers, as if he was a 4-year-old watching his father's teams.
Minor leaguers have lively batting practice session
We can finally see the finish line after a most unsettling year.
After an anguished year, Minnesota's pro sports teams look so much better in person.
The time is here for MLB to be allowed to purchase 7,500 doses – 250 per team – and greatly increase the chances of a season that starts April 1 and proceeds with minimal disruptions.
The 29-year-old lefthanded hitter has 246 games in the big leagues, most with Miami, the team that drafted him in 2013, and 23 with Pittsburgh last season.
The Twins' true interest in outfielder Kyle Garlick will be clear when they are looking for spots on the 40-man roster in order to add a couple of spring training invitees to the Opening Day 26.
A farm kid, Stan Steuter was always good with tools. He took to fixing golf clubs and by the early 1980s he bought The Golf Club Hospital on 43rd and Bryant, where it still is today.
"This is tough for all of us," said Buzz Schneider, an Olympic linemate of Mark Pavelich, the former hockey star who was found dead Thursday at a mental health treatment center.
Gene Mauch would lobby for more innings in exhibitions. Rocco Baldelli wrangled for five innings Saturday, and was happy with two.
Any attempt to explain Miguel Sano's alarming decline in the virus-shortened 2020 season must start with an understanding the four-seam fastball.
Mavericks football coach Todd Hoffner talked with the Northern Sun about the possibility of spring games. Any competition had to be arranged among schools, and thus a plan was hatched.
The athletic department's financial troubles and the pandemic complications should not stand in the way of Richard Pitino's dismissal
The longtime fan of the Minnesota program died Sunday in Rochester at age 89. Her roots go back to when high school hockey first came to the border community.
It's cold and depressing as a lowly member of the ABA — the Always Building Association — but it seems to be the Timberwolves' destiny in the most-unforgiving of pro sports leagues.
David "Big Papi" Ortiz is No. 1 for a Twins batter blunder, no question, but a nominee for No. 2 is Graig Nettles.
A player who would have been signing a contract extension in the spring of 2018 to stick around into the next decade at sizable dollars appears to face two unfortunate options in 2021.
Coming off three seasons in Japan, lefty Andrew Albers will be heading for Fort Myers as soon as pandemic travel issues allow him to leave Saskatchewan.
As family farms continue toward extinction and small town populations further age, civic determination keeps the doors open to schools that carry the hometown name.
Gophers basketball has been the same product for years, no matter the coach.
Honors have been constant since Stephanie Samedy arrived in 2017 as one of the nation's top recruits. The senior is now trying to influence the next generation of Gophers.
The athletic standout from Bird Island was recruited by the Gophers, got drafted by the Dodgers and is now the long-time boys' basketball coach at Orono.
Here's reading material for Super Sunday, and beyond.
A despondent baseball lifer looks at the modern game and the people in charge of it and shakes his head at the product being produced.
Ron Gardenhire announced his retirement Sept. 19, eight games before the end of the Tigers season. He might be done managing baseball but he won't be far from a diamond.
The University of Minnesota grad knows a thing or two about being a long shot in a title fight, and coming out on top.
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.
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.
Former Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau, as usual, is riding with high-minutes from his best players in New York. And the Knicks are winning.
Kirill Kaprizov did not have a shot on goal through two periods Friday night at Xcel Energy Center. Then came the fun.
Victory was so certain that Alan Horton was relied on to carry it home. The Rosas-ians failed him again.
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.
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.
The native of England was part of the original NASL powerhouse in 1976.
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.
Roufs, 73, became the MBA president in May as amateur baseball was facing a shutdown due to the state's COVID-19 restrictions.
The Bills and the Vikings have ardent fan bases and 0-4 Super Bowl records. The Buffalo zealots have a bit more of an edge to them.
A group of South Dakota high school students came to the Twin Cities for a senior trip.
You know what makes top-level college volleyball great? It's the brand of volleyball the University of Minnesota has been playing for the last 25 years.
"This isn't really us," we kept hearing Wednesday about the violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol. But is that really so?
Week of triumph in the South for the Hank Aarons of the world was shortlived.
Did the Vikings' Marwan Maalouf not tell Dan Bailey to make more kicks, or K.J. Osborn to stop bobbling punts?
FSN has disappeared from YouTubeTV and Hulu, meaning cord-cutters of all ages are unable to watch their favorite teams. This columnist has had it.
When transfer players are forced to sit out a year, their skills, maturity and comfort level within the new program are enhanced.
A decade ago, there was optimism within Gophers and Vikings football. This year, it was a large helping of embarrassment.
My first shift as a sportswriter was on Dec. 28, 1965. Fifty-five years as a sportswriter, as of Monday.
COVID-19 might have canceled the 60-year celebrations of some momentous events here, but those events still deserve tribute.
The Wolves got off to a slow start with D'Angelo Russell benched after being late for a COVID test and finished by taking advantage of a Detroit rookie's mistakes.
Attendance hit bottom, and then a pandemic hit. Where do these Wolves go from here?
A below-radar phenomenon during the past decade has been the growth in girls' and women's wrestling. In 2019-20, Augsburg's Emily Shilson was the NCAA, WCWA (all colleges), Junior Nationals and USA Wrestling Under-23 champion at 109/110 pounds.
We were rooting for Amy Olson as she tried to win the U.S. Women's Open after the weekend death of father-in-law Lee Olson, a well-known figure in Wayzata's youth sports community.
The St. Paul Saints are ending nearly three decades of existence as an independent, alternative entity.
George Tsamis pitched in 41 games as a lefthanded reliever for the 1993 Twins. That was his only big-league time in a pro career lasting…
Sports boosters in Minneapolis and St. Paul haven't always gotten along, but the teams' new arrangement seems to benefit both sides.
Seattle is the location where dreams of glory for Minnesota soccer fans become nightmares. The Loons loss wasn't the first chapter of disappointment.
July 31, 1972: Dick Allen, the AL's MVP-to-be, became the first big-leaguer in 40 years with two inside-the-park home runs. It happened against the Twins with Blyleven pitching.
Elmer Kohorst went from Albany to Notre Dame and became a two-time All-America catcher. Later, Elmer was Jim Smith's basketball assistant at St. John's and saved him from responding to archrival Tom Feely.