Twins release veteran Lucas Duda

Mar 20, 2019

The Twins informed veteran first baseman Lucas Duda that he won't make the team, and have granted him his release to pursue other opportunities.

Live at 10 a.m. Minnesota boys' basketball tournament begins. Watch and follow the games here

Mar 20, 2019

The state boys' basketball tournament opens today. The quarterfinal games aren't on TV, but you can watch the live video here.

Gophers' Gable Steveson enters NCAA meet, looking to avenge only loss

Mar 20, 2019

Apple Valley's Gable Steveson didn't waste time feeling sorry for himself after losing in the heavyweight title match at the Big Ten tournament, his only defeat after 30 victories.

Injuries have hurt Wolves, but awful defense has hurt just as much

Mar 20, 2019

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of The Cooler, where the truth cannot be controversial. Let's get to it: *The impact of injuries on this Timberwolves' season is undeniable. Robert Covington hasn't played since late December, a stretch now of 34 games mis…

Anthony Barr looking good as more top-10 picks from 2014-15 struggle, fail

Mar 20, 2019

NFL players drafted in 2014 and 2015 are still in their mid-20s. So it stands to reason that each member of those top 10 classes should still be anchoring the rosters of the teams that selected them. Right? Not exactly. With Blake Bortles, Kevin White and…

Departures leave Gophers hockey with younger squad next season

Mar 20, 2019

The Gophers are losing nine seniors plus goalie Mat Robson, which could leave them without a huge leadership group. Leading scorer Rem Pitlick could depart, too.

The Duke-Minneapolis connection: 'We love it there,' Mike Krzyzewski says

Mar 20, 2019

Duke has five NCAA titles and there are many ties to Minneapolis. "Obviously we have won twice there, but it's how the city kind of opened its arms to the game of basketball while we were celebrating college basketball at its highest level," coach Mike Kr…

Gophers' success in NCAA men's basketball tournament depends on Jordan Murphy, Amir Coffey

Mar 20, 2019

When the Gophers win, the team's best two players have shined. In the losses, not so much.

Amir Coffey changed his game to get Gophers into NCAA tournament: 'I found it'

Mar 20, 2019

Following a downtrodden February, the Gophers upped their game thanks to Amir Coffey's aggressiveness. "He likes that big moment," Richard Pitino said. "We need him to be assertive."

Vikings sign right guard Josh Kline

Mar 20, 2019

Josh Kline, a seven-year veteran, has played for the Patriots and the Titans. He received a three-year deal from the Vikings.