Minnesota as an NHL hub? 'Perfect fit,' says Wild's Guerin

May 28, 2020

Although large gatherings still are prohibited by Gov. Tim Walz, restrictions could loosen by the time the NHL selects its cities, or the state could make an exception for the NHL..

This one's for you: Which Minnesota sports figures would we meet for a beer?

May 28, 2020

This week's Star Tribune Sports Virtual Happy Hour posed a question to writers and fans: Which sports figures – living or dead – would we invite out for a friendly drink? Answers covered more than a century of Minnesota sports.

Minnesota high school league sets summer rules despite hazy fall outlook

May 28, 2020

After more than two months without high school sports, the Minnesota State High School League has taken the first concrete step toward possibly resuming competition.

MIAC overhaul: Macalester back in football; St. Scholastica joining league

May 28, 2020

A year after forcing out one of the league's founding members, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is bringing back an old friend to play football and adding a newcomer to join for all sports

Vikings' offensive line tries to bond during virtual offseason

May 28, 2020

Center Garrett Bradbury said the Vikings' virtual meetings have included efforts to give players a degree of ownership over the things they would normally be executing on the field during the offseason.

Wolves might prefer to not have NBA season resume

May 28, 2020

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will hold an important call with the league Thursday to talk about returning to action. Here's why the Wolves may not want the games to resume.

Walz green lights Canterbury, Running Aces races without fans

May 28, 2020

Canterbury plans to open a 52-day racing season June 10, and Running Aces plans a 50-day harness racing season, opening June 20.

Former Wild defenseman Willie Mitchell still driven to succeed

May 28, 2020

Willie Mitchell, the tough ex-Wild player who appeared in 900-plus games over 15 NHL seasons, is now part owner of a resort on Vancouver Island.

How will Minnesota return to sports? Join the conversation at 1 p.m.Thursday

May 28, 2020

Readers are invited to virtual Star Tribune event with Minnesota sports leaders and members of the Star Tribune sports staff.

They're boxing brothers, but pain over George Floyd's death can't fully be shared

May 28, 2020

For Phil Williams and Ryan Burnet, bonded by their work together at a boxing gym in north Minneapolis Gym, emotions are running raw in the wake of Floyd's death.