Minnesota Sports News

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

May 28, 2020

The NHL named Minneapolis/St. Paul one of 10 candidates to host games if the league relaunches. Xcel Energy Center has six locker rooms, and TRIA Rink — the Wild's practice facility — is within a half-mile away.

Minnesota high school fall sports outlook hazy, but ADs preparing

May 28, 2020

It's easier to plan now and pause later, if necessary, than to sprint at the end of summer. So Minnesota high school athletic directors are moving forward with plans for fall athletics.

They're boxing brothers, but with a pain that can't fully be shared

May 28, 2020

For two bonded by the Uppercut Boxing Gym, emotions run raw in the wake of George Floyd's death.

St. Scholastica joining MIAC in 2021; Macalester football returning to league after 20 years away

May 28, 2020

The Division III conference announced the changes, which includes a revamped league alignment. St. Thomas is leaving the conference after next season as it upgrades to a Division I program.

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.

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.

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.

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

May 27, 2020

This week's Star Tribune Sports Virtual Happy Hour welcomed 20 new members to our clique: Which Minnesota sports figures – living or dead – would we invite out for a friendly drink?

LeBron James, U's Rashod Bateman and more: Sports world reacts to George Floyd's death

May 27, 2020

Video of the 47-year-old Floyd pleading, "I can't breathe" as a police officer kneels on his neck has led to powerful reactions from the world of sports.

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

May 27, 2020

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