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  • In women's final, UConn leaves Fighting Irish gasping
    The victory means that UConn is now the center of the college basketball world with both the men's and women's teams winning the championship in the same year again. The men's team beat Kentucky in the title game Monday night. This pair of victories came a decade after the Huskies became the only Division I school to accomplish the feat.April 9, 2014
  • Stollings wants Gopher women hoopsters to 'accomplish great things'
    A 1998 graduate of Ohio University, new Gopher women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings started her college playing career at Ohio State. Before coming to the U she led VCU, and ha also been an assistant at Mississippi, Saint Louis, Wright State, New Mexico State and Jacksonville.April 8, 2014
  • Live: Hank Aaron's 715th home run re-enacted
    On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, surpassing Babe Ruth and becoming baseball's all-time home run king -- a record that held until 2007. On the 40th anniversary of the iconic homer, presents a live re-enactment of Aaron's record-breaking achievement. Follow along here.April 8, 2014
  • Expecting a stadium to give us a good team was an impossible dream
    The Twins aren't a good team; that much can't possibly be a surprise to the region's baseball fans, who also abandoned the team in the '90s at the Metrodome, long blamed for diminishing the "baseball experience." Who is to blame for this? Where to start?April 8, 2014
  • Smallest opening day crowd ever at Target Field as Twins fall to Oakland
    Twins officials say the 35,837 fans in the stands watched another disappointing stat unfold, too: This was the Twins third home opener loss in row. The A's beat the home team 8 to 3.April 8, 2014
  • Photos: A different kind of triple play on opening day at Target Field
    Spring arrived in Minnesota at the same time as baseball and the hope of a new season. While Minnesota Twins fans flocked to Target Field for the home opener, photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson tried a new way to capture the mood of the new season.April 8, 2014
  • Tear gas in Lexington after Kentucky loses NCAA final
    Shirtless youths streamed into the streets and lit fires soon after Kentucky's 60-54 loss to Connecticut on Monday night. Some were crying and others hugging after the defeat.April 8, 2014
  • Oakland ruins Minnesota Twins' home opener
    Kevin Correia has found himself right in the middle of Major League Baseball's new replay system early this season. He sat through a long review in the third inning of the Twins' home opener Monday before giving up six runs on nine hits in 5 2-3 innings as the Twins lost 8-3 to the Oakland Athletics.April 7, 2014
  • U of M hires Stollings as women's basketball coach
    Marlene Stollings has four seasons as a head coach on her resume, the last two at VCU.April 7, 2014
  • Watch the Metrodome disappear in 45 seconds
    It's hard to believe it has been just 99 days since the Vikings played their last game in the Metrodome. Since then, the roof has been deflated and two separate explosions have helped bring down the 30-year-old baseball and football stadium.April 7, 2014
  • Colabello leads Twins home for opener
    The Minnesota Twins will play their home opener this afternoon at Target Field in Minneapolis against Oakland. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about how the team has performed in several games on the road.April 7, 2014
  • Behind the scenes for Twins home opener, Target Field staff are ready
    As in the game of baseball, running a modern ballpark requires careful attention to detail. Someone has to take charge of the things most fans wouldn't think about, necessities such as trash cans, and niceties, like the red, white and blue bunting that hangs in the stands every opening day.April 7, 2014
  • Dante Cunningham arrested again
    The particulars of Cunningham's latest run in with the police isn't known. Authorities will release a statement Monday, the same day Cunningham is to be in court again on the earlier charge.April 7, 2014
  • Kentucky 74-73 over Wisconsin, to play for title
    No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a highlight loop that Aaron Harrison and his Kentucky teammates could get used to watching.April 6, 2014
  • Workshops to improve bicycling in Minn. to launch
    State transportation officials will launch a series of workshops later this month to gather public input on how to improve bicycling in Minnesota.April 5, 2014

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