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Versatile running back Matt Asiata has big fans in Norv Turner and Mike Zimmer.
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.
Labeled as a raw prospect during the draft process, Danielle Hunter has gained the attention of coaches, players and fans as one of the biggest standouts through nine practices in training camp.
“I know I’ll play well, and I’ll be all right,” Matt Kalil said. “In my career really I’ve had one bad year, and that was last year."
Team Sota pulled together a mix-and-match lineup to win a Senior Games gold medal.
Dorothy Peterson of Mankato still loves competing in her favorite game at the age of 91.
At the National Senior Games, the competitive nature of the sport is more than you might think.
He made his Twitter account private after backlash for his response over the Supreme Court's marriage ruling.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer commended his players’ performance through the offseason after the team ended minicamp Thursday and began a five-week break.“We’re starting to…
Scott Crichton caught the attention of Vikings teammates and coaches from offseason workouts into minicamp.
With the release of Taylor Mays, three are competing to be the Vikings' starter next to Harrison Smith.
The Eagles survived a rally by Lakeville South to claim their third state title.
Eric Kendricks has a shot to become a starter this season and play between Anthony Barr, his former teammate at UCLA, and veteran Chad Greenway.
After two near-misses, the Trojans snared the 3A team title.
Taylor Ledwein dedicated her title to a former New Prague mentor who died three years ago.
Drew Thompson wanted to follow the footsteps of his father, former major league infielder Robby Thompson, but fell short of that goal. So did most of the others in the 2005 Twins draft class. That's normal. Every year, only a small batch of those selected complete the journey.
The Twins had two first-round picks in 2005. One turned out to be a solid starting pitcher. The other was one of the organization’s biggest busts.
The draft process was a blur for Brian Duensing. And the past 10 seasons have been similar for the Twins reliever.
New Prague’s Taylor Ledwein is in second after parring 18th hole.
Jon Tollefson, who will run at Harvard, won the 110- and 300-meter hurdles.
Forest Lake’s Toby Boyer won the Class 2A state singles championship in his third attempt.
The Winona native has remained physically and financially healthy as a professional runner.
The Vikings waited until Day 3 of the NFL draft to add depth on the offensive line on Saturday. And they took more linemen than…
Gophers running back David Cobb would’ve liked to have been picked higher, but he was satisfied with his landing spot in the fifth round.
The father and grandfather of the Gophers tight end were also NFL draft picks.
The cornerback struggled in his first year with the team while serving as an outside cornerback and nickel back.
Tight end Maxx Williams is set for the NFL, first round or not.
Team expectations are high with Sara Groenewegen.
The Dutchmen are searching for their first championship since 1974.
Eastview will get a chance to defend its Class 4A title at the girls’ basketball state tournament.The Lightning defeated Rosemount 56-37 in the Class 4A,…
Gary Neal suffered a right hand contusion during Friday’s practice but served as a spark off the bench in the 121-113 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday
Guard Gary Neal and center Nikola Pekovic both played despite injuries in the Wolves’ 121-113 victory over the Trail Blazers on Saturday at Target Center.
The Gophers can gain some confidence heading into the NCAA tourney in a couple weeks.
Chaska has no answer for Steffon Mitchell’s 28 points.
The running back is recovering from a left quad injury he suffered at the NFL combine on Feb. 21.
In Class 2A, Lance Benick won at 195 pounds and gave the crowd what it wanted.
Anthony Jones, a senior, never had considered becoming a wrestler until fall of his junior year.
The late Jim Short inspired Spartans to a seventh title in eight years.
The franchise turned 55 on Wednesday and is still in pursuit of its first Super Bowl victory after striking out four times in the 1970s.
The top-ranked Gophers wrestling team couldn’t crawl out of an early deficit, falling to No. 2 Iowa 23-12.
The Gophers are looking to regain their former Top-25 form starting vs. Penn State.
The Vikings front office and coaching staff used last week to evaluate each player on the roster, focusing on one specific question: Is this player…
Shabazz Muhammad will be out a few weeks because of an abdominal injury.
Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders and forward Chad Budinger returned to the team for Tuesday’s practice, but they’re still suffering from the lingering effects of the flu.
Adrian Peterson won’t be eligible for reinstatement until April 15, but Mike Zimmer wants the Vikings to keep the running back next season.
Xavier Rhodes approached Mike Zimmer after the Vikings’ 13-9 victory over the Bears on Sunday, and the cornerback’s encounter later would have his…
Teddy Bridgewater finished the season with the third highest completion percentage for a rookie in NFL history (.644).
The seven Vikings age 30 and over are satisfied with their roles, at ease with their future.
ABOUT THE BEARS (5-10) • The Bears have lost four in a row and have been outscored 126-74 in that stretch. •. Chicago lost to the…
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway played with a heavy heart on Sunday, two days after the death of his father.
Teddy Bridgewater completed 76.5 percent of his passes in a 16-14 loss to the Lions on Sunday, the highest mark for a rookie quarterback throwing more than 40 attempts in NFL history.
Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has had to learn on the fly in 10 career starts since taking over in Week 4 for
Second-year Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes is maturing as a player and a person.
Rookie linebacker Anthony Barr, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, safety Robert Blanton and left guard Charlie Johnson were all ruled out on Friday because of injuries.
Matt Asiata started the past two games, but coach Mike Zimmer would like to get Ben Tate and Joe Banyard more carries to finish the season.
Left guard Charlie Johnson and safety Robert Blanton were scheduled for MRIs after exiting the game during the second half.
Struggling wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson says he can only be himself.
Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson hasn’t started the past two games, and he won’t line up on the first snap against the Jets on Sunday, either.
Mike Zimmer was bombarded by questions about little-used receiver Cordarrelle Patterson on Monday, and finally the Vikings coach drew the line. “We make…
Everson Griffen recorded his second career touchdown on a punt blocked by linebacker Jasper Brinkley, returning it 43 yards.
Officially listed as “doubtful,” rookie Jerick McKinnon said he will be held out against the Panthers because of a lingering lower back injury
Mike Harris will start at right tackle Sunday for the injured Phil Loadholt, his first start with the Vikings and just the 13th career start for the third-year player out of UCLA.
Coach Mike Zimmer said players put a lot of effort into the week and can be in an emotional state after a loss, but it didn’t excuse Kalil for his actions.
Coach Mike Zimmer opted to kickoff deep from midfield rather than try an onside kick late in the game.
The Vikings' main priority Sunday won’t be stopping quarterback Aaron Rodgers, as many would expect. It’ll be stopping the Packers' running game.
Ben Tate practiced for the first time since the Vikings claimed him off waivers Wednesday from the Browns, which came as a surprise to him.
Peterson's teammates want him back, but acknowledge ‘it’s not a simple issue.’
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer spoke to the NFL on Monday about the clock malfunction at Soldier Field during the final possession in the 21-13 loss to the Bears on Sunday.
The game clocks in the north and south end zone weren’t operating properly, causing, Soldier Field officials to turn them on and off throughout the game.
Running back says NFL not honoring the rules in place at the time of his placement on commissioner’s exempt list.
A 6-6 former All-Pro, Kyle Rudolph is the Vikings' best tight end by far.
Tight end Kyle Rudolph was a full participant at practice for the first time this week on Thursday.
The NFL Players Association took action Monday on behalf of Adrian Peterson, who remains on the commissioner’s exempt list despite reaching a plea deal…
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer asked for 28 points from his offense. He got that, with a point to spare, in the 29-26 victory over…
Matt Asiata did it again. In his 36th career game, the Vikings running back recorded three touchdowns for the third time during the 29-26…