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This year’s Vikings are a lot like their new stadium: impressive in silhouette, scarred and incomplete under bright lights.
The current Vikings hierarchy feels and looks more stable than any they have had since Bud Grant’s first retirement.
Much-improved Munnerlyn learned the hard way in first season as Viking
With 26 carries for 203 yards, Adrian Peterson provided a reminder Sunday he is the straw that stirs the Vikings drink
Mike Zimmer is plain-spoken and football-savvy, and his players and Vikings fans have taken to him
In a league where resting starters has become commonplace, Stephen Curry and the Warriors have chosen to relentlessly pursue excellence.
Mikko Koivu leads the team in points, is easily the Wild’s best faceoff man and is producing at a pace that recalls his best seasons -- from 2008 to 2011.
They are built to play close, low-scoring games, and they might be built to make their fans watch their games and the scoreboard at the same time.
The Vikings are 5-2 but have yet to beat a good team. Enter, bizarrely, the St. Louis Rams.
Instead of panicking over interim coach Tracy Claeys’ mistake last week vs. Michigan, let’s see how he reacts to it.
Retired cop Victor Mills met local businessman Ryan Burnet through boxing. Last summer, they began driving kids to a local gym, then decided to make a change that could alter many lives, including theirs.
For the third straight week, Stefon Diggs, a fifth-round draft pick who was inactive for the Vikings’ first three games, might have made the difference between winning and losing.
Fans want to watch “their” players and scout “yours.”
There are some who believe that Jerry Kill's health woes were exacerbated by the continuing mismanagement of athletics at the university.
Wolves are acquiring stars, but winning won’t be easy.
To pay Torii Hunter the ultimate compliment, he always got it.
Bridgewater completed passes to 11 teammates and no opponents. It was his best game, and he’ll have bruises to remember it by.
Flip Saunders’ love of basketball, the Wolves and the Gophers was always abundantly clear.
At his traditional pace, the Vikings' Adrian Peterson will need five-plus representative, healthy seasons to pass NFL career rushing leader Emmitt Smith.
The Wild's Jason Pominville has scored 18 goals in his past 88 regular-season games.
For 30 years, the Gophers’ biggest victories have provided reason to celebrate, but not to invest.
Adrian Peterson called Stefon Diggs “a game-changer,’’ noting that Diggs’ hands are almost as big as Peterson’s famously powerful bear claws.
A hot streak now could lead to meaningful games later.
Maya Moore’s shot was off Wednesday against Indiana, but the Lynx star happy to pass ball around in the WNBA championship-clinching victory.
In what has been a depressed sports market, there are leaders present and emerging. Maybe one will have a Kirby Puckett moment soon.
If Thomas Vanek and Charlie Coyle can find a way to produce the way they were supposed to, together, the Wild will be stronger.
Maybe the Twins can salvage something from Mauer’s contract. This much is certain: Wherever they play him, he can’t perform much worse.
The Lynx won with center Sylvia Fowles leading the way with 21 points and nine rebounds, even though it once again fell to Moore to take on the role of fourth-quarter finisher.
Adrian Peterson got his electric moment on a breakaway TD run but lamented a missed block on the last series.
Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater was the last to address the media, measuring his words in carefully prepared clichés to avoid offending teammates or drawing attention to himself.
There is no question that Manning is the greatest regular-season quarterback of all time. There is also no question that he cannot be called anything more.
It would be easy for Torii Hunter to walk away at the end of a brilliant career, and it would be easy for the Twins to let him walk, but there is a deal to be made if both sides are flexible and trust one another.
In a year, Hazeltine National will host the world’s only premier tournament where the first tee is a frat party, the players quake over something other than paychecks and golf feels like a three-day college football game.
Adrian Peterson's list of things to celebrate Sunday included the birth of a son and rebirth of his star power.
Would you be satisfied if Teddy Bridgewater becomes as good as Philip Rivers?
Tom Brunansky and Paul Molitor have urged Brian Dozier to smash the occasional line drive to right field, to take away the outside pitches with which opponents have teased him for months.
For just long enough, Sylvia Fowles countered the offensive dominance of Los Angeles’ Candace Parker to help the Lynx to a 91-80 victory at Target Center.
Mathematical proof of life is more important than all of the negative circumstances that have conspired against the Twins recently.
The Vikings have issues requiring immediate attention.
The Twins clubhouse remains a loose place these days, even as they reintroduce Minnesotans to the excruciating joyfulness of pressurized baseball.
“It’s a reality check,’’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said. “We know now, after tonight’s performance, that we weren’t as good as people said we were.’’
The perception is that this team can win, and now it’s time to prove it.
The Gophers offense needs some tweaking — here’s what to do.
The Gophers hadn’t generated many points until they found a way to score at a crucial time.
In his first game at Minnesota, Rodney Smith carried 16 times for 88 yards and a touchdown, and caught one pass for 3 yards. He earned a 100 percent grade from coach Jerry Kill.
With all the pieces firmly in place, Year 2 of Norv Turner's attack should run smoother with the Vikings.
A creation by Matt Birk and Brooks Bollinger plays into high-schoolers’ phone obsession.
It it wasn’t all Mitch Leidner’s fault that the Gophers' offense meandered against TCU on Thursday.
There is no question Jose Berrios is the Twins’ best big-league-ready pitching prospect. Is he ready to pitch in a playoff race?
Once he reaches the batter’s box, rookie Miguel Sano takes the most mature and productive at-bats on a team he has helped make a contender.
The Twins overspent on four players, and it’s hurting.
Talented linebacker Eric Kendricks is working on not being too aggressive during his rookie year so far.
The Gophers have had a series of QBs with nimble feet and not-so-accurate arms.
Because he didn’t last in the majors, and because he became the manager of a franchise featuring the motto “Fun is good,” it has been easy to forget that the Saints' George Tsamis is a serious competitor.
Charles Johnson sees a playmaking void he can fill by stepping in as a primary target.
The NFL ignores players’ well-being by not pulling plug on meaningless preseason games.
There may never be another winner like Jack Nicklaus, or intimidator like Tiger Woods, but today’s golfers are the best players and athletes in the sport’s history.
The new world No. 1 was ready to pounce but lost to an unflappable, steady rival in a Sunday pairing.
Following Jason Day's rise to winner of the PGA Championship was a mentor who rebuilt his life.
Jordan Spieth will play in the final group Sunday with a chance at his third major title of the year.
The likeable Aussie finds himself again in contention at a major, but with Jordan Spieth lurking.
Former PGA champions Rich Beem and Davis Love III are expecting the Chaska course to shine at 2016 event.
The Midwest heat and humidity boiled the PGA Championship leaderboard into a bouillabaisse of inspirations and oddities.
He has committed to play next week, even though drought in majors likely will continue today.
Dustin Johnson might be the best athlete on tour. He might be the best all-around ball striker. He might be the worst on tour at dealing with pressure.
Two club pros with Minnesota ties enjoyed their day on the big stage.
Jordan Spieth can be outdriven on the golf course, but he won’t be outworked this week at the PGA Championship.
Setting up a golf course so that a strange and inconsistent ruling can alter the course of a major championship, as the PGA Championship did in 2010, is silly.
There’s much more to the young Vikings quarterback than meets the eye.
Is it just a coincidence that the sound of the Twins front office this week is the same as the sound at Target Field for most of this homestand? Silence?
In his second stint on the job, the former Trader Terry has become the general manager of mild moves.
A team that has proved itself so different from its four, losing, predecessors, has something in common with every Twins team since 2001:
Two-time Pro-Bowler Chad Greenway is many things you might not suspect, but is defined by the ways he conforms to the stereotype of a small-town Midwestern father.
The last time the Vikings had a roster this talented and added a quarterback who knew what he was doing, they almost went to the Super Bowl.
If you care only about football, or choose to care only about football in this case, Adrian Peterson's new deal makes sense.
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