Minnesota Sports News

Gophers fans in Des Moines: Early departures, beverages and basketball

Mar 20, 2019

As soon as the Gophers men's basketball team's 11:15 a.m. Thursday tip-off against Louisville was announced, I thought: This is great! It's the first of the "field of 64" games in the entire tournament, it's televised on CBS and it will make for a great l…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

Rick Spielman, Vikings playing with fire given their offseason so far

Mar 20, 2019

The Vikings' general manager needs to draft an offensive lineman or two next month who are capable of starting. Will he find them?

Nelson Cruz has a glove; Willians Astudillo behind the plate as Twins face Pirates

Mar 20, 2019

Designated hitter Nelson Cruz is starting in the outfield today against Pittsburgh and Willians Astudillo, the catcher who often plays elsewhere, is behind the plate.

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…

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.