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Vikings receiver Chad Beebe continues to make strides

Vikings receiver Chad Beebe continues to make strides

  The Vikings began training camp with a pair of Minnesota-born receivers — Brandon Zylstra and Jake Wieneke — who seemed like decent candidates to follow Adam Thielen’s unlikely path to the NFL. As they head into the final week of the preseason, they have a third wide receiver who might come the closest to emulating Thielen. Chad Beebe, like […]

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck unfazed by U‘s long drought of mediocrity

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck unfazed by U‘s long drought of mediocrity

As the Gophers get ready to open the 2018 season on Thursday against New Mexico State at TCF Bank Stadium, they will have gone 51 years, back to 1967 when they tied Indiana, since their last Big Ten championship in football. Meanwhile, Wisconsin has either won the Big Ten championship or reached the Big Ten title game nine times since […]

Gophers freshman starting QB Zack Annexstad enters the great unknown

Gophers freshman starting QB Zack Annexstad enters the great unknown

Zack Annexstad wasn’t an afterthought when he arrived on campus in January, but few outside the Gophers football program — perhaps inside it, either — predicted that he would be the starting quarterback in the season opener. True freshmen don’t typically win quarterback competitions. A true freshman walk-on starting at quarterback for a Power Five school is like snow falling […]

History repeats as Minnesota United falls to Sporting Kansas City once again

History repeats as Minnesota United falls to Sporting Kansas City once again

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The road hasn’t been particularly kind to Minnesota United this season. That’s especially true for Kansas City, where Children’s Mercy Park has been nothing but a blue-clad house of horrors. Those trends ultimately continued with Sporting Kansas City’s 2-0 victory over the Loons on a steamy Saturday night. Minnesota United (9-15-2) is now winless in its […]

Solo home runs not enough for Twins in loss to Oakland

Solo home runs not enough for Twins in loss to Oakland

Tyler Austin thought it was gone. “I was standing on the top step, telling AD [Ehire Adrianza], ‘He got it, he got it, he got it!’ ” Paul Molitor thought it might be gone: “It sounded pretty good. But you’re just hoping.” Eddie Rosario thought it was gone: “I hit it hard. I made good with a good swing. And [A’s […]

UNLV roundup: Women’s soccer team ties Utah Valley

UNLV roundup: Women’s soccer team ties Utah Valley

Michaela Morris scored on a header in the 87th minute to help UNLV muster a 1-1 tie with Utah Valley in a nonconference women’s soccer match Saturday in Orem, Utah. Emberly Sevilla had six saves for the Rebels (2-1-1), who matched the Wolverines (0-2-1) with 16 shots, including seven on goal. Katie Haskins opened the scoring in the 74th minute, […]

McGowan throws 7 scoreless innings in 51s win over Sacramento

McGowan throws 7 scoreless innings in 51s win over Sacramento

51s pitcher Kevin McGowan (Las Vegas Review-Journal) Just over a month ago, pitcher Kevin McGowan was transferred to Double-A, a level he hasn’t pitched at since 2016, with the intention of transforming him from a reliever back to a starter. The righty had been a starter in his early minor league days but had been primarily relieving since 2016. So […]