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The new Twins hitting coach caught Derek Falvey's attention a few years ago.
This season's strong start — he's 10th among NHL defensemen at plus-8 — has secured Christian Folin a spot on the Wild's second defensive pair with Jonas Brodin.
When volatile Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy quit on Aug. 11, the team went through a quick courtship and pilfered 44-year-old Jared Bednar from the AHL.
Special teams coach Mike Priefer thought it might have been Locke's best game in four seasons.
Don Lucia has not signed a contract extension as Gophers men's hockey coach, but indicated he met with new athletic director Mark Coyle and hopes something can be worked out soon.
Zimmer's voice quavered as he spoke following the injury, saying: "He's a great kid. Let's let him get healthy and get taken care of. … I love this kid. Our fans love this kid."
The options will keep Xavier Rhodes and Sharrif Floyd under team control through 2017. But Cordarrelle Patterson will be a free agent after this season.
Wild interim coach John Torchetti wasn't about to apologize for Tuesday's victory over the Kings, even if the Wild played far from its best game.
Mikko Koivu is expected to captain the Finnish team for World Cup of Hockey 2016. The tournament runs Sept. 17 to Oct. 1 in Toronto.
The Wild captain has seven points in the past two games for a team that has gone from a dominant defensive stretch to an offense factory.
Antone Exum's first NFL start was challenging. The Vikings were facing Atlanta's Julio Jones, the league's leading receiver, on Sunday as Exum stepped in for injured safety Harrison Smith.
Wild coach coach Mike Yeo looked ahead to a four-game homestand Friday with positive news about Jason Zucker and Zach Parise.
Cordarrelle Patterson played 16 offensive snaps in the first three Vikings games, and has one reception for 1 yard. That could change Sunday in Denver.
Blair Walsh will get a little tough love from Vikings coach Mike Zimmer after Walsh's unsteady preseason spilled into the regular season.
Babatunde Aiyegbusi is the very definition of an NFL project.
The Vikings' 20-12 preseason victory over the Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium was interrupted for slightly more than an hour Saturday night because of visible lightning nearby.
Reserve offensive tackle Carter Bykowski, an Eden Prairie native, is out for the season after surgery for a torn pectoral muscle, the team's fifth such injury in 11 months.
Appeals could delay payment as many are dissatisfied.
The Vikings signed two free agents Tuesday, adding former Eagles linebacker Casey Matthews and ex-Bengals safety Taylor Mays.
The Wild's power play percentage during its 18-4-1 post All-Star break run has been terrible — as in 7-for-56 (.125) in that 23-game stretch and 3-for-35 (.086) in the past 15.
J.P. Parise, a star player for the old North Stars, and a longtime coach and administrator in Minnesota, had a yearlong battle with lung cancer.
Bridgewater has completed 70 percent of his passes for the past four games. His record as a starter is 5-6 heading into Sunday's season finale against Chicago.
Running back says NFL not honoring the rules in place at the time of his placement on commissioner's exempt list.
Reggie Fowler, who attempted to buy the Vikings in 2005 before settling in as a limited partner, no longer has a stake in the team.
Amid the hubbub of Teddy Bridgewater taking over as the Vikings quarterback was a definite din regarding the Vikings’ injury situation. Tight end
Hours after it was reported Jerome Simpson had been cited this summer for marijuana possession, the Vikings released him without comment Thursday.
A youth movement this season has paid off in the Gophers’ 21st trip to the NCAA Frozen Four. Eight freshmen played regularly, and seven were…
The contract that Matt Cassel opted out of was a two-year deal he signed in 2013 that was worth $3.7 million per season. His new contract is worth $10 million over two years, according to cbssports.com.
The veteran quarterback has until Friday to opt out of the second year of his two-year contract.
In 2009, Mike Zimmer's life changed in an instant.His wife, Vikki Zimmer, died unexpectedly of natural causes at age 50 on Oct. 8,…
Last season's NFL MVP played despite a right hamstring injury, and said after the game the offense is "out of whack."
The Giants might be looking at Monday's game as a chance to improve their tepid sack totals against a Vikings team starting its third quarterback in four games.
The former Packer tore his right ACL in the loss to Carolina.
The parents will root for sons Ryan (Panthers) and Matt (Vikings) while daughter Danielle sings the anthem.
The veteran knows to expect the unexpected in the NFL.
Meghan Peyton of Richfield easily won the U.S. national 20K last month. Now her sights are on the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday.
After two losses, holdovers from the 2008 Super Bowl team insisted younger players get more serious.
The 27-year-old reserve guard hit his head on a Titans player's knee while blocking, and had his neck snap back.
Vikings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton likely will miss the rest of the preseason after undergoing an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday afternoon.
Mauti, a seventh-round draft pick out of Penn State, had surgery to repair a torn left anterior cruciate ligament during the 2011 season and again for the same injury following his 2012 season
James Vandenberg will try to show the form he flashed in his standout junior season with the Hawkeyes.
For 59 minutes, the Coyotes had the better play. Then Ryan Suter tied the game in the final minute of the third period and Mikko Koivu settled it in OT.
The last month of a condensed schedule promises to be frantic.
Adrian Peterson had surgery for a sports hernia, an injury the NFL MVP played through over the final seven games.
Wren Blair was the amusing GM/coach of the expansion North Stars.
Green Bay is not the surprise champion of two years ago nor the juggernaut of last year, but it's peaking.
Adrian Peterson's pursuit of the NFL rushing record made him an easy choice for the Pro Bowl.
Vikings cornerback Chris Cook missed the past three games vs. the Packers after they shredded him twice as a rookie.
Antoine Winfield has a broken hand but should be able to play against Green Bay.
The Windy City's defensive unit has sputtered a bit lately but remains loaded.
Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, coming off a 23-14 loss to Green Bay where he fell under heavy criticism, admitted Wednesday that his poor performance was a "wake-up call."
John Henry Ward, who was the Vikings' first-round selection (25th overall) in the 1970 NFL draft, died of cancer Tuesday.
The Vikings' shattered passing offense could use the return of Percy Harvin, who was leading the NFL in receptions when he badly sprained his left ankle Nov. 4 in Seattle.
Percy Harvin still hopes to play against Chicago on Sunday. But after again missing practice Thursday, the odds of the Vikings receiver giving it a go appear to be growing slimmer.
Percy Harvin wanted to practice Wednesday as the Vikings prepared for their Sunday game in Chicago but was held out as he tries to recover from a severely sprained left ankle.
Christian Ponder doesn't agree with the people who say his recent accuracy issues stem from a knee injury.
The Vikings insist they will not decide whether Adrian Peterson will play in the season opener against Jacksonville until Sunday morning.
A.J. Jefferson, a third-year cornerback picked up by the Vikings on Friday from Arizona for a conditional 2013 draft pick, started seven games for the Cardinals last season before "it got a little rough for me," but said he was looking forward to a new beginning. was one of the last men off the field at Vikings practice Monday.
Christian Ponder appears likely to start Sunday despite suffering a concussion Saturday.
GAME BALLS Joe Webb, Vikings quarterback How do you get a perfect passer rating of 158.3? Four-for-five, 84 yards and two TDs. Also ran for a…
The Redskins (5-9) are the only team in the NFC East that isn't in the hunt for a playoff spot, but they are playing the…
GAME BALLS DREW BREES, Saints quarterback A 149.2 rating on 412 yards and five TD passes. And don't forget a TD-saving tackle after a bad…
After sitting out to start, the veteran QB was called upon by the Raiders to save their season when Jason Campbell went down.
The Bears don't seem inclined to provide either, leaving the quarterback open to attacks from both pass rushers and critics.
J.T. Brown, the son of former Vikings running back Ted Brown, was named the Frozen Four's Most Oustanding Player.
Minnesota Duluth is in the NCAA Frozen Four title game for the second time, and its first appearance still is a sore spot for the Bulldogs.
The team bonding concept for Minnesota Duluth meant players dyed their hair peroxide blond before the NCAA playoffs.
The U peppered MSU Mankato's Phil Cook with 50 shots, but he turned away 49 and made it a Mavericks sweep.
MSU Mankato returned from an extended road swing and rode goalie Phil Cook's strong play to beat the U.
Team USA Minnesota runner Katie McGregor's season hasn't gone as planned, but she's still shooting for success at the worlds.
The Olympics seems a faraway event with incomparable athletes to many, and Kristin Armstrong was no exception ... until she became an Olympian.
Detroit couldn't stop the Vikings, who had more than 400 yards in offense. And the Lions QB felt he had been abandoned.
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