Minnesota Sports News

Twins' hot offense carries over in 9-5 rout of Astros

Apr 23, 2019

After drubbing the Orioles, Twins keep hits coming vs. Houston.

Grasping new-found pride brings freedom, complexity for gay Minneapolis lacrosse coach

Apr 23, 2019

Since Aron Lipkin came out publicly last fall, the coach found mostly support, and a new awareness of derogatory behavior that can permeate the sports culture.

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau: 'I can't stand the idea we're not in the playoffs'

Apr 22, 2019

On Monday, Boudreau was starting his third week of digesting the fact that the 2018-19 Wild was only his second team in a dozen NHL seasons to miss the playoffs.

Down two suspended players for Wednesday's game, Minnesota United awaits Ike Opara's return

Apr 22, 2019

Veteran defender Ike Opara participated in some of Monday's training. A return by Wednesday's game against LA Galaxy sure would help a team missing suspended Jan Gregus and Francisco Calvo.

Lynx get guard Odyssey Sims in trade with rival Sparks

Apr 22, 2019

The Lynx sent Alexis Jones to Los Angeles for Sims, a move that is part of a larger offseason roster overhaul.

The first Minnesotan to play for Geno Auriemma? Go back 25 years

Apr 22, 2019

When Paige Bueckers committed to UConn, she was touted as becoming the first Minnesota women's basketball player to play at the powerhouse. Wrong. Remember Sarah Northway?

If Wolves want to keep Saunders, will that impact search for top executive?

Apr 22, 2019

Our Chris Hine provided clarity and a time framework to the Wolves' search for a new President of Basketball Operations, reporting on Sunday that the field of four candidates is set and that interviews will begin this week. The process is expected to last…

Adam Thielen, the Green Bay Packer? It almost happened in the 2013 NFL draft

Apr 22, 2019

The Packers had three seventh-round picks that year, two of which they used on receivers. Those receivers caught one ball for the Packers and are long gone from the league. Thielen is a two-time Pro Bowler for the Vikings.

2019 NFL Draft preview: Will Vikings draft from an 'outstanding' defensive line class?

Apr 23, 2019

Leading into the NFL Draft starting Thursday, April 25th, the Star Tribune will assess the Vikings roster, draft history and college prospects during this eight-part series. No. 8 need: QuarterbacksNo. 7: Running backsNo. 6: ReceiversNo. 5: LinebackersNo.…

How will make-or-break season for Zimmer, Spielman and Cousins influence draft?

Apr 23, 2019

The possible future paths of the Vikings are best understood by looking at the past. The biggest trick is knowing when to stop going backward, but 2012 seems like as good a candidate as any. That season, the Vikings had two first round picks, choosing off…