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The course in Blaine gave up low scores when the seniors played there, but the new challenge has been seen in the 3M Open.
The life that even a handful of big names can put into a tournament was demonstrated early on Friday afternoon in Blaine.
Mankato's ISG Field showcases players like Matt Higgins, like Pete Alonso before him a Home Run Derby champion.
The driver secured his 24th victory in Trans Am's top level on a weekend of tribute to Jed Copham.
The Angels' every-tool player visits Thursday through Sunday, and it's time to ignore the detractors and just watch.
$33 million for a new scoreboard at Target Field? How about just bringing back the one that showed pitching changes, out-of-town games and the straightforward messages offered on the old Twins-O-Gram.
There was a time when you could see actor Paul Newman race in northern Minnesota along with some of the world's best-known auto racers. Brainerd International Raceway wants to bring back that excitement.
The Fab Five was on their way to becoming rock stars, but Voshon Lenard, a Detroit native, stole the spotlight in the Barn.
He won three big ones with three different quarterbacks.
The 30-year drought of titles for men's pro teams will come to an end eventually. Right?
Deadly strike during first day takes one life, but brings families together.
He went from a hero and savior to perhaps the most despised figure in Minnesota sports in a hurry.
For an 11-month span in 1991-92, Minnesota was the focal point of the nation's sporting world. Thirty years after the Twins and the Vikings made us big-league in our beloved erector set, Met Stadium, we found ourselves bigger than all the rest.
Arlington brought home townball championships in 1967, 1969, 1979, 1984 and 1985. The pride over this was such that Arlington's water tower maintains the design of a baseball.
Dog days and rabbit holes: You start by looking up a baseball manager and, before you know it, you're recalling scenes from "The Natural" and "True Detective 2."
One game in St. Paul, one in Minneapolis formed a summer rivalry that went beyond baseball.
In the middle of the year, we're almost back to normal thanks to vaccinations.
Premier Boxing Champions has grown fond of hosting boxing events at the Armory in Minneapolis. Their next event, on Aug. 7, will be another test for the sports popularity here.
The University of Minnesota's decision to cut the Gophers men's program is taking a beating in the wake of more Minnesota success in the sport.
The Twins spent the first three months of the season disappointing their fans on the field, but Saturday's postponement because of light rain upped the ante.
A thorough analysis of the state's biggest games reveals the great conspiracy.
The 23-year-old from Cuba, an accomplished amateur fighter, won a title three bouts into his pro career.
During the team's five-game winning streak, the staff's ERA was 2.57. Then came Tuesday's game with three three-run innings for the Reds, along with some equally shoddy fielding.
Gordy Kosfeld's ancient tape recorder remains as well-known within a 50-mile radius of Faribault as Sid Hartman's was in the locker rooms of Minnesota's pro teams.
How do these well-established Saints fans judge the entertainment value of their favorite team as a Twins' affiliate in comparison to the 28 previous seasons with no affiliation?
Baseball steps in mid-season with the threat of suspensions to police latest broiling controversy, this time one involving pitchers.
Jim "Mudcat" Grant, a key figure on the Twins' 1965 World Series team, was 85. He spent four season of his 14-year career with the team.
There were 10 Adelman kids, an average-sized farm family in that era. Greg was the second oldest among 10 and would return from the Twin Cities on weekends to play for his team.
For the `65 Twins, the biggest year belonged to Jim (Mudcat) Grant, a pitcher who was solid for most of his 14-season career and sensational in that glorious Minnesota summer.
Byron Buxton's absence has only intensified the negative narrative, "He'll never stay healthy.'' That attitude about their best player can't be helpful to the Twins' business operation as it battles an alarming lack of interest.
Byron Buxton started a rehab assignment in St. Paul on Tuesday and this could be the start of the most important four months in Buxton's 10 seasons in pro ball.
The Circle of Discipline camp in Barnum, about two hours north of the Twin Cities in a town of 649 people, takes all the distractions out for its fighters.
Mike Randolph's exit from Duluth East was an emotional end of the line for a longtime coach all too familiar with devoted followers of Minnesota high school hockey.
The history-making reliever, who died on Monday, was a favorite — for a while — of manager Gene Mauch. Marshall's quotes were better than his fashion choices.
Tennis executives failed to offer Osaka options, a terrible decision that could ripple through a separated and splintered sports media.
The MLB brouhaha over suspect pitches has parties trying to protect their careers.
On three occasions, the team has pulled off unlikely victories to silence the visiting crowds and advance in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Injuries have provided young prospects Trevor Larnach and Alex Kirilloff with opportunities, and their production sets the stage for some interesting decisions.
Back in the day, a manager like Ken Staples of the St. Cloud Rox argued with umpires and bosses and dined with local sportswriters. Such was life in the Northern League.
St. Cloud Cathedral coach Bob Karn is nearing 80, and he's still active in the classroom and on the baseball diamond.
For one night, we saw Miguel Sano's promising power with his three-homer game. But it would be a surprise if Sano sticks with such a disciplined strategy.
The Wild, behind Kirill Kaprizov, has assembled the talent for an extended playoff run. The Twins, however, have been reduced to ridiculous protests on the way to MLB's worst record.
Veteran reliever Jake Petricka of Faribault is joining the independent Atlantic League, which is experimenting with some significant changes to baseball's rules.
The Detroit Lions rewarded their center with the richest deal for anyone ever to play the position.
The team has done well to become competitive in its rebuild, but winning championships is another question.
The death of Jim Klobuchar brought back memories of the 1960s Star Tribune sports department, fully alive and fighting for every inch of space.
We always spent too much time offering tales about the late former Vikings coach as a character and not enough honoring him for having an exceptional football brain.
Looking to add a real arm to the troubled Twins bullpen? The Class AAA St. Paul Saints don't appear to have the answer.
Gene Glynn will be back coaching high school basketball in a small southern Minnesota town when practice commences for the St. Clair Cyclones' 2021-22 season in November.
To hear "The Rabbit" tell it, he improved Gary Gaetti, Kirby Puckett and the middle infield, but the Twins never gave him the leadoff hitter and bullpen help he requested.
Five weeks into the 2021 season, Byron Buxton has been the best player in the American League. This is good news for those down on Miguel Sano's recent slump.
As a Twin Cities sports media mainstay since 1969, Mark Rosen can tell you all about the toughest athletes he's covered over the years. He also knows the toughest non-athlete: his wife, Denise.
There's a four-letter word to describe the future for the Timberwolves, but you'll have to get to the end of the column to see it.
Ellee Jensen missed most of the Gophers' World Series run in 2019 with injuries but is playing again.
Steph keeps making unearthly shots, off one foot or two, squared up or tilted, against defenders convinced they had him covered or that he was too deep to shoot.
J.A. Happ and Jake Cave were not a twosome fans would have guessed to deliver in the team's time of need Friday in a win over the Pirates.
Picking apart a few of the Twins' issues as they returned home from a miserable road trip.
Augsburg's football team won only one conference games in 2018 and 2019. So beating tiny Martin Luther over the weekend called for an outsized celebration.
The Gophers have lost a half-dozen games by outrageous scores, including 21-5 to Michigan on Friday, and are currently last in the Big Ten.
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.