UNCASVILLE, Ct. — For the first time in more than a decade, the Gophers have top-five picks in consecutive years in the WNBA Draft. Rachel Banham was selected No. 4 overall by the Connecticut Sun on Thursday night. Banham, the Big Ten player of the year and the conference’s all-time leading scorer, follows former Minnesota center Amanda Zahui B., who was the No. 2 pick last year. Lindsay Whalen (No. 4) and Janel McCarville (No. 1) were selected in the first round in consecutive years in 2004 and 2005.
MINNEAPOLIS — Glen Perkins made a point to tell Twins bullpen coach Eddie Guardado that the ball was coming out well before his appearance in Sunday’s 4-3 loss to Kansas City. Things changed when he entered the game.
Minnesota Twins fans can feast on gluten-free and vegan pizza, award-winning turkey burgers and a new gelato during the 2016 baseball season. The Twins announced the new foods for this...
ST. PAUL — Momentum, the Wild promise, is not an issue with the NHL playoffs starting Thursday in Dallas. Since closing the regular season with a fifth straight loss Saturday, the team has hit the reset button. But playing without three regulars? There’s no dodging that as the eighth-seeded Wild take aim at upsetting the Western Conference champions in Game 1 at American Airlines Center.
MINNEAPOLIS — Perhaps even more remarkable than the Twins’ franchise-worst 0-7 start is the utter lack of defeatism in their clubhouse. If any players are beaten down or nearing their personal breaking points, they have done a marvelous job of disguising it in public.
ST. PAUL — As Nino Niederreiter sat on his couch watching the Blues play the Blackhawks Thursday night, he began to mentally prepare for a playoff series against the Dallas Stars. The Blues trailed 1-0 with a minute left in the game; had they lost, the Wild would have been locked into a first-round playoff series against the Stars.
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ST. PAUL — With an “x” next to their name in the standings for making the playoffs, the Wild can officially turn their attention to the postseason, if not their opponent — the not-yet-determined Western Conference champs. Technically, three teams still can win the conference, but for the Wild’s purpose, it’s really a two-team race between the Dallas Stars and the St. Louis Blues.
ST. PAUL — A few minutes after the Wild clinched a fourth straight playoff appearance Tuesday, interim Wild coach John Torchetti defiantly defended his team’s achievement. So what if they clinched following a fourth straight loss? The real story is a 15-10-1 record in the seven weeks since he took over for Mike Yeo, fired on Feb. 13. When Torchetti took the reigns, the Wild were five points out of a playoff spot with 27 games to play.
MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis police are investigating an apparent road rage incident this week in which a motorist was shot four times but survived her injuries. According to police, the woman...